Zoe Winograd

New hope in Newcastle

By Zoe Winograd, March 14, 2013

Josh Arad’s mission, as Newcastle University JSoc president, is to “create a home away from home” for all Jewish students.

The third-year medical student was so touched by the welcome afforded to him by young Jewish families in the city that he is now working hard to replicate that atmosphere for others.

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Iran to sue makers of Argo

By Zoe Winograd, March 13, 2013

Iranian officials are planning to file a lawsuit against the makers of the Academy Award-winning film, Argo.

According to the Iranian media, French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, wife of Venezualian terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, has plans to lodge a case in an international court arguing that Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, was an “unrealistic portrayal” of the country.

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Hebrew U helps Arab students

By Zoe Winograd, March 7, 2013

The Hebrew University has high hopes of dismantling the “obstacle course” facing Arab students in higher education.

In a forum at Birkbeck University hosted by British Friends of the Hebrew University last Sunday, a panel of three Hebrew University guests discussed the current situation for Arab students on campus.

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Peres declares 11 Belgian families Righteous Among the Nations

By Zoe Winograd, March 6, 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Prince of Belgium have bestowed decorations of Righteous Among the Nations on 11 Belgian families who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

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Success story for Captain Calamity

By Zoe Winograd, March 6, 2013

Dov Citron, aka Captain Calamity, came third in the British Children 's Entertainer National Championships.

The Edgware Synagogue attendee has worked as an entertainer for six years, doing magic, story-telling and music. As well as performing at children’s parties, he has worked at synagogue celebrations and themed events.

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JFS students trained to join world food campaign

By Zoe Winograd, March 1, 2013

JFS sixth-formers took a training session at JHub organised by World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Student Action Forum to prmote the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign , fighting world hunger.

They were taught campaigning techniques with particular focus on social media, presentational skills and compiling a press release.

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10,000 Palestinians attend Jaradat's funeral

By Zoe Winograd, February 25, 2013

The funeral of Palestinian detainee Arafat Shalish Shahin Jaradat was attended by over 10,000 Palestinians today.

People in the crowd were waving flags and handing out leaflets urging a response to Jaradat’s death which, the Palestinian Authority has claimed, was a result of torture.

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Philanthropists honoured for their contribution

By Zoe Winograd, February 20, 2013

A benefactor who has founded more than 40 charitable organisations since 1966 was among a number of Jewish philanthropists honoured at the Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust Awards.

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Livni made justice minister

By Zoe Winograd, February 19, 2013

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday night that Tzipi Livni's new political party, Hatnua, will join the Israeli coalition.

Ms Livni has been appointed Minister of Justice and Chief Diplomatic Negotiator with the Palestiniain Authority in the next government.

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Thousands of Jews on Claims Conference property list

By Zoe Winograd, February 19, 2013

The Claims Conference has published a list of thousands of Jews who lost property in former East Germany.

The claims body announced that these Jews and their families will be eligible to receive compensation from a 50 million euro ‘Late Applications Fund’ set up by the conference.

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Israeli man arrested for ordering a woman to move to the back seat

By Zoe Winograd, February 18, 2013

A man has been arrested for ordering a 22-year-old woman to sit at the back of a bus in Israel.

On Friday two strictly Orthodox men are said to have harassed Noa Kentman while she sat on a bus headed to Ashdod.

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Masorti is getting big on learning

By Zoe Winograd, February 18, 2013

Yom Masorti, the Masorti movement’s annual educational and cultural day, attracted nearly 250 people to Finchley’s New North London Synagogue on Sunday, double last year’s turnout.

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Youthful take on action

By Zoe Winograd, February 18, 2013

Young British leaders played a prominent role in a Berlin conference designed to help “revitalise Jewish communities across Europe”.

Joel Stanley, 33, and Debbie Danon, 28, were among the participants in Shifting Thought, Shifting Action — a three-day gathering of young “change-makers” from 20 European countries.

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TrainE TraidE Business Awards

By Zoe Winograd, February 11, 2013

Award Winners and Sponsors (l to r): Daniel Green - Homesun (Sponsor of Start Up of the Year), Shraga Zaltzman (Managing Director, TrainE-TraidE), Daniel Abrahams and Stefan Litobac - My Currency Transfer (Business Start Up of the Year), Mark Morris (Business Awards Lunch Committee Chairman), Sharon Jaffe - JaffeBlend (Business Person of the Year), Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Jeremy Stern - Promoveritas (B

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Bulgaria to prove Hizbollah and Iran behind Burgas attack

By Zoe Winograd, February 5, 2013

Bulgarian officials are expected to provide evidence today that Hizbollah and its ally Iran were behind the suicide attack in Burgas last July. The attack killed five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian driver of an airport bus.

The Bulgarian government is set to make a public statement today after briefing Israeli officials on the investigation last month.

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Shul partners educating the young generation

By Zoe Winograd, February 4, 2013

A joint initiative by the Kingston Orthodox and Liberal synagogues to provide a Holocaust Memorial Day education programme for local students is now attracting over 1,000 participants.

On the launch day of the scheme’s seventh year, French-born survivor Marcel Ladenheim discussed his experiences with year-10 students from Coombe Boys’ School at Kingston Synagogue.

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‘Deep concern’ over Iranian plans to expand nuclear programme

By Zoe Winograd, February 1, 2013

Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it intends to install advanced centrifuges at a nuclear plant in Natanz.

A Foreign Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “Iran’s intention to install more advanced centrifuges (type IR-2M) at its Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz is a cause for deep concern.

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'Embrace differences' is a lesson of Shoah

By Zoe Winograd, January 31, 2013

Auschwitz survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon said on Monday that the lesson from her experiences was “how quickly things can develop” when prejudice took hold. After addressing over 500 guests at the national Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, Mrs Hart-Moxon added: “I hope people can learn that all differences can be embraced.”

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Clegg is reunited with Auschwitz tour group

By Zoe Winograd, January 31, 2013

Students who joined Nick Clegg on an Auschwitz visit met the Liberal leader and deputy PM once again as they witnessed his signing of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment against prejudice and racism.

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Israeli jets strike military site near Damascus

By Zoe Winograd, January 30, 2013

According to a Syrian TV channel, Israeli planes bombed a military research centre in the Jermana area near Damascus on Wednesday.

The TV station report said that two people were killed and five wounded, with damage done to the centre which was “used to advance Syrian military capabilities.”

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