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'Suspect package' at Israel's Ireland embassy was false alarm

By Marcus Dysch, August 21, 2012

An army bomb disposal unit was dispatched to the Israeli Embassy in Dublin after a suspect package was found on Tuesday morning.

There were initial reports that the embassy had been evacuated, but staff confirmed they had not been asked to leave the building.

A spokesman for the Dublin Garda later confirmed the incident had been a false alarm and the police operation had concluded.

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George Soros buys shares in Manchester United

By Jennifer Lipman, August 21, 2012

George Soros has bought a two per cent share in Manchester United Football Club.

The club floated on the US stock market at the beginning of August, and according to the Securities and Exchange Commission the billionaire Jewish financier was among those who snapped up a stake in it.

He reportedly now controls more than three million shares in the club, equivalent to nearly £26 million.

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George Soros buys shares in Manchester United

By Jennifer Lipman, August 21, 2012

George Soros has bought a two per cent share in Manchester United Football Club.

The club floated on the US stock market at the beginning of August, and according to the Securities and Exchange Commission the billionaire Jewish financier was among those who snapped up a stake in it.

He reportedly now controls more than three million shares in the club, equivalent to nearly £26 million.

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Shul windows are smashed in Brum

By Sandy Rashty, August 20, 2012

Bricks were hurled though windows of Birmingham's Central Synagogue last Shabbat.

The attack occurred at around 10pm, after the conclusion of the Friday night service. The perpetrator was a man said to be in his 20s.

Police were called after the damage was discovered by the 80 community members arriving for the Shabbat morning service.

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Students celebrate bumper year for A-Level results

By Barry Toberman, August 16, 2012

The A-level results of Immanuel College pupils have given outgoing head Philip Skelker the perfect send-off.

In a performance digest issued on Wednesday, the Bushey school reported that more than a third of the 66 exam students achieved three A* or A grades, with eight attaining three or more A*s.

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Geeks meet geeks for UK/Israel technology parley

By Zoe Winograd, August 16, 2012

It was a unique moment when our geeks met their geeks to discuss what the UK can learn from Israel’s work in successful innovation.

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Greek expert's ode to zipwire Boris

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2012

A classics professor has composed an ode to Boris Johnson after the London mayor found himself suspended mid-air on a zipwire.

Earlier this summer, Dr Armand D'Angour, a Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, was asked by Mr Johnson to compose an ode to the Olympics.

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Israeli Yehuda Cohen one of UK’s most wanted tax evaders

By Anna Sheinman, August 16, 2012

British Revenue and Customs have released photos of the UK’s most wanted tax-dodgers, including Israeli Yehuda Cohen, who is believed to be hiding out in Israel.

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Board challenge to Oxfam

By Marcus Dysch, August 16, 2012

Oxfam has defended its position on Israel following criticism from the Board of Deputies.

A Board delegation, led by president Vivian Wineman, met the charity's chief executive Barbara Stocking and Middle East regional director to discuss its approach to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

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Thefts at Jewish school

August 16, 2012

A 23-year-old man has been charged with repeatedly burgling a Jewish primary school.

Schneur Simmons faces four burglary charges relating to incidents at the Torah Vodaas Primary School at Golders Green Synagogue, Dunstan Road, between January 2011 and this month.

He appeared at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on Monday but did not enter a plea and was bailed to reappear next month.

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