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Succah at Occupy London Stock Exchange

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Protesters at the Occupy London Stock Exchange have been invited to take temporary shelter – in a succah.

Following in the footsteps of Jewish demonstrators in New York, a group of British activists have decided to put up a "protest succah".

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Top score for University Challenge hopefuls

By Jennifer Lipman, October 17, 2011

A Jewish student was left smiling after his University Challenge team defeated their rivals by more than double points to win a place in the next round of the contest.

Jonathan Metzer was part of the Worcester College, Oxford team, which was one of four losing teams in the first round to achieve a high enough score for a special playoff.

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PM condemns UN adviser's 'antisemitic' cartoon

By Jessica Elgot, October 12, 2011

David Cameron has instructed the UK’s Permanent Representative in Geneva to raise concerns with the UN Human Rights council over an antisemitic cartoon posted on a human rights advisor’s blog.

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British Jews celebrate Gilad Shalit deal

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2011

Anglo-Jewry has welcomed the news that a deal has been made to secure the release of Gilad Shalit.

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Tafazal Mohammed

October 12, 2011

On 13 May 2011 we published articles which suggested that Tafazal Mohammed was a Jihadist who may have supported violent extremism.

We accept that this is not the case and that Mr Mohammed unequivocally condemns acts of violence, including the 7/7 bombings.

We are happy to put this right and apologise to him for any distress caused.

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Former Corrie star Gaynor Faye to join Emmerdale

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2011

Jewish actress Gaynor Faye is to join the cast of Emmerdale.

The Leeds-born actress, 40, will appear in the long-running soap from the beginning of next year.

Ms Faye, who started in Coronation Street for four years, is also known for the series Fat Friends, which she wrote and acted in.

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Ofcom tells Erekat: Al Jazeera was fair

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2011

The broadcast regulator, Ofcom, has rejected a complaint of unfairness made by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat against the Al Jazeera news channel.

Dr Erekat complained about how he was portrayed in a four-part series, The Palestine Papers, broadcast on the English-language version of the station in January.

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Lord Foster's brain wave

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

The renowned British architect, Norman Foster, is to lead the redesign of the largest brain research centre in Israel.

Lord Foster's firm has been chosen to redevelop the Hebrew University's Edmond and Lily Safra Centre for Brain Sciences.

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Interview: Tzipi Livni

By Martin Bright, October 11, 2011

Israeli Opposition leader Tzipi Livni was shocked that the anti-Israel campaigners on campus in Britain had intensified their campaign to lobby for a "one-state solution" to the conflict.

Speaking to the JC during her brief visit to the UK last week she said: "What surprised me was not that there are those who are delegitimising Israel.

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Livni visit did not test universal jurisdiction legislation

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2011

Israeli Opposition leader Tzipi Livni has visited Britain – but although her trip was billed as showcasing the change to the law on universal jurisdiction, it was in fact protected by an altogether different legal status.

Ms Livni met Foreign Secretary William Hague, at his invitation, at the Foreign Office in London last Thursday.

She was the first senior Israeli to visit Britain since th

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