Zoe Winograd

Find it hard to hear in the cinema? Forget deaf aids — try these glasses

By Zoe Winograd, May 10, 2013

An inventor has developed a system which will allow deaf people to enjoy visits to the cinema without having to watch special screenings for the hard-of-hearing.

Jack Ezra, 56, has built the prototype for glasses that would enable deaf film-goers to read sub-titles during any movie. The sub-titles, displayed on a separate screen, would be invisible to those not wearing the glasses.

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Stephen Hawking’s boycott call sparks galactic row

By Zoe Winograd, May 9, 2013

Stephen Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott of Israel has prompted anger from the organisers of a conference he was due to address.

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Cambridge University: Stephen Hawking to boycott Israel conference

By Zoe Winograd, May 8, 2013

The University of Cambridge has confirmed that Stephen Hawking is not attending a conference in Jerusalem as part of an academic boycott.

The acclaimed physicist who works at the university was due to be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual "Facing Tomorrow" conference hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres next month.

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Stephen Hawking's withdrawal from Israel visit is due to 'health reasons'

By Zoe Winograd, May 8, 2013

Stephen Hawking has announced that his decision to not attend the Israeli President’s Conference is due to “health reasons” and “not an academic boycott” as previously claimed by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine.

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Stephen Hawking to boycott Israel conference

By Zoe Winograd, May 8, 2013

Professor Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a conference to be held in Jerusalem as part of an academic boycott of Israel.

Reportedly, the well-known physicist told Israeli President Shimon Peres that he will not be attending the ‘Facing Tomorrow’ conference in June “based on his knowledge of Palestine.”

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‘Auschwitz cook’ arrested on war crimes charges

By Zoe Winograd, May 7, 2013

A 93-year-old alleged SS member was arrested in Germany last night.

Hans Lipshis, who was taken into custody from his care home near Stuttgart, was accused of taking part in murder and genocide at Auschwitz.

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There will be no escalation with Syria, says Israel

By Zoe Winograd, May 7, 2013

Israel has downplayed the possibility of escalation following its air strikes on Syrian targets over the weekend.

Yair Golan, head of the IDF northern command, told Israeli reporters: "It is always right to prepare and train, but there are no winds of war.”

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There will be no escalation with Syria, says Israel

By Zoe Winograd, May 7, 2013

Israel has downplayed the possibility of escalation following its air strikes on Syrian targets over the weekend.

Yair Golan, head of the IDF northern command, told Israeli reporters: "It is always right to prepare and train, but there are no winds of war.”

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Redbridge Council approves Chigwell eruv

By Zoe Winograd, May 6, 2013

Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue moved a step closer to the first Essex area eruv after Redbridge Council unanimously approved its plans last week. But given that the religious boundary will cover more than Redbridge, project leaders now await the go-ahead from Epping Forest District Council.

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Generous George has it all on tap

By Zoe Winograd, May 6, 2013

A New West End Synagogue barmitzvah boy has dedicated the year of his coming of age to raising £65,000 to assist communities without access to “safe water”.

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BNP loses only county council seat

By Zoe Winograd, May 3, 2013

The British National Party has lost its only county council seat.

BNP candidate Paul Robinson polled only 358 votes in defence of his seat in the Padiham and Burnley West division in Lancashire, trailing last behind winner, Labour's Marcus Johnstone , in this week's local elections.

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Rabbi goes hungry for good cause

By Zoe Winograd, May 2, 2013

Rabbi Anna Gerrard is sick and tired of spaghetti and baked beans.

The minister of the Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish community is part of a Liberal Judaism Centre team who are taking part in this year’s Live Below the Poverty Line — the campaign which asks volunteers to spend only a pound a day on food for five days in order to raise awareness about extreme poverty.

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Hungarian PM pledges to stop far-right protests ahead of WJC meeting

By Zoe Winograd, May 1, 2013

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has banned protests against the World Jewish Congress plenary assembly, due to take place in Budapest next week.

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Israel welcomes Arab League shift on peace talks

By Zoe Winograd, May 1, 2013

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office has “welcomed” the Arab League’s new positioning on peace talks with Israel.

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani announced that the Arab League backed minor land swaps after an Arab delegation met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington on Monday.

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Senior Salafist terrorist killed in Israeli air strike

By Zoe Winograd, April 30, 2013

A senior Salafist terrorist has been killed in Gaza.

An Israeli Air Force strike killed 29-year-old Hitam al-Mahsal near a Hamas training base on Tuesday morning. Reportedly, Mahsal was responsible for the rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula on April 17.

Mahsal was deemed an “explosives expert” by the IDF.

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Israeli stabbed to death in West Bank

By Zoe Winograd, April 30, 2013

An Israeli man was stabbed to death by a Palestinian on Tuesday morning.

Eviatar Borovsky, 30, from Yitzhar, was attacked at Tapuach Junction in the north of the West Bank.

According to sources, after Mr Borovsky was killed, the Palestinian man from Tul Karn took the Israeli’s firearm to shoot at border police.

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New York synagogue terror plotter sent to jail

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

A man who planned to blow-up synagogues in New York has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Mohamed Mamdouh pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit terrorism and possessing criminal weapons last year. New York State Supreme Court issued the jail sentence on Friday.

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Changing lives Langdon style

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

The life-changing work of Langdon was highlighted at the educational charity’s dinner at London’s Grosvenor House on Monday, where Lord Grade was the guest of honour and which raised £410,000.

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Good Guy's Nepal legacy

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

Thirty-one friends and family of an East Finchley 25-year-old who died in a paragliding accident two years ago travelled to Nepal to help lay the foundations of one of three early childhood development centres being built in his memory.

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New magic moments for UJIA

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

UJIA’s annual Magic Moments programme brought 50 young Israelis to UK communities to help organise Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut events.

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