UK news

Only £5m? My ex-wife has £57m

By James Brewster, March 3, 2011

A divorced husband who claims that a judge's "unfair discrimination" led to him being refused a fair share of his Jewish ex-wife's £57m fortune has taken his case to the Court of Appeal.

The man, in his 40s, was awarded £5m by a family judge last summer, but is now attacking the payout as "minimalist" at London's Appeal Court.


Prestwich crime spree

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 3, 2011

A four-day burglary spree has rattled residents of the King's Road area of north Manchester.

Three homes on Tewkesbury Drive, Richmond Avenue and Harrogate Avenue in the predominantly Jewish area of Prestwich were targeted in the early hours of the morning between last Thursday and Sunday.


JNF quits leadership council after dispute

By Simon Rocker, March 3, 2011

One of the oldest Jewish charities, JNF UK, has been accused of "withdrawing from communal life" by deciding to quit the Jewish Leadership Council.

JNF chairman Samuel Hayek, writing in today's JC, said he had resigned his seat at the council because of the JLC's escalating costs and its executive's failure to listen to other members.


Jews lead the way in fight against hate

By Martin Bright, March 3, 2011

The Jewish community is prepared to put itself at the forefront of the campaign against religious and racial extremism, according to a detailed new analysis of identity in England.


Experts: The Promise deliberately demonises Israel

By Marcus Dysch, March 3, 2011

The Zionist Federation has led a barrage of complaints to Channel 4 over its drama series, The Promise, which ended on Sunday. Letters of complaint were also sent by the Board of Deputies and the Israeli Embassy in London.

Channel 4 confirmed it had received more than 200 "comments" from viewers but a spokeswoman said: "Well over half were appreciative."


Julian Assange in 'Jewish conspiracy' tangle

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that there is a "Jewish conspiracy" against him, according to Private Eye editor Ian Hislop.


David Cameron's speech to the CST

March 3, 2011

I’m grateful to Lloyd Dorfman for that very kind introduction and to Gerald Ronson and Dame Gail for inviting me to join you again this evening. It’s great to be back.


Cameron: Israel 'within its rights' to search Gaza ships

By Jenni Frazer, March 3, 2011

David Cameron gave a ringing message of support for Israel this week, telling the community's biggest charity dinner that after more than 100 rockets had been fired into Israel from Gaza in one year, the country had been "within its rights to search vessels bringing cargo into Gaza".


Anti-Israel 'vampire' hacks child play website

By Robyn Rosen, March 2, 2011

A group of websites run by a Sussex businessman have been hacked into by anti-Israel protesters.

Meynell Walter, the founder of the Meynell Games Group, which provides training and conferences to professionals who run children’s play groups, discovered seven of his websites had been hacked into last weekend.


Assange: Hislop 'distorted' Jewish conspiracy comments

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2011

Julian Assange has accused Private Eye editor Ian Hislop of distorting his comments about Jews in an interview published in the magazine.

Mr Assange said the suggestion that he had referred to a “Jewish conspiracy,” out to get him, was “completely false”.