Sandy Rashty

A new generation gets into the giving mood for welfare

By Sandy Rashty, April 7, 2016

Young Jewish Care supporters have raised a record £175,000 for its mental health services after learning about the growing gulf in giving between generations.

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Dame Helen Mirren to host ‘Jewish Nobel prize’ ceremony in Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, April 6, 2016

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is set to host Israel’s Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem this year, it has been announced.

Dame Helen said she was “honoured and humbled” at being asked to preside at the event – regarded as the “Jewish Nobel prize”.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell ‘posted link to website honouring suicide bombers’

By Sandy Rashty, April 6, 2016

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor has been accused of promoting a website that pays “tributes to suicide bombers”.

A report in the Evening Standard claimed that John McDonnell used his own MP website to link to a webpage which paid tribute to terrorists in 2014.

It comes amid a rise of allegations of antisemitism within Labour party ranks.

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Mikhail Fridman: I steered clear of politics because I am Jewish

By Sandy Rashty, April 6, 2016

Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has revealed how he avoided pursuing a career in politics because of his Jewish identity.

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Pro-Israel group calls on Prince Charles to ditch plan to visit Iran

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2016

A UK lobby group has launched a petition urging Prince Charles not to visit Iran.

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Trump missed grandson’s brit

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2016

Donald Trump missed the brit milah of his youngest grandson Theodore in New York last weekend.

The Republican candidate’s daughter Ivanka – who wore a white and pink dress to the brit of her baby - converted to Judaism in 2009 and took the Hebrew name Yael to marry property developer Jared Kushner.

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Plane ditches in the sea off Tel Aviv

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2016

A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing off the coast of Tel Aviv.

The small aircraft ditched in the Mediterranean near the city’s Metzitzim beach after the pilot reportedly lost control of the flight on Sunday morning.

There were no serious injuries or casualties reported.

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Ex-Lord Mayor quits Labour Party over probe into Facebook posts

By Sandy Rashty, April 1, 2016

Bradford’s former Lord Mayor has quit the Labour party after an investigation was launched over a series of offensive posts on his Facebook page.

Khadim Hussain was suspended by Labour after complaints were lodged over the comments on social media – included a suggestion that Israel was secretly arming terrorist group Daesh.

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Ukip expels senior official over 'antisemitic abuse' at Christmas party

By Sandy Rashty, April 1, 2016

Ukip’s London chairman has been kicked out of the party after he allegedly shouted antisemitic slurs at a fellow member, the JC can reveal.

John Hellings is understood to have called one-time parliamentary candidate Nigel Sussman a “north London Jewish c***” at a Ukip Christmas party last December.

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Sian Berry: Standing firm against faith schools

By Sandy Rashty, March 31, 2016

Siân Berry has very little chance of being elected London Mayor in May.

This week, the bookies rated the Green party candidate's chances at just 150-1, leaving her trailing behind Labour's Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith of the Conservatives, George Galloway of Respect and the Liberal Democrats' Caroline Pidgeon - but a margin above Ukip representative Peter Whittle.

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Sitting on the tube, I feared the worst. Have the terrorists won?

By Sandy Rashty, March 30, 2016

There I was, minding my own business on the tube journey home.

It was Bank Holiday Monday, and like most Britons, I was grateful to be out of the offensive blizzard blown by Storm Katie.

Even better, I'd managed to source a seat on one of the Northern Line’s relatively packed middle carriages.

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Bafta nomination for BBC documentary that got lost in translation when it substituted Israelis for Jews

By Sandy Rashty, March 30, 2016

A BBC documentary which substituted the word “Israeli” for “Jews” in its translation of interviews with Palestinians has been nominated for a Bafta.

Children of the Gaza War, which aired on BBC2 in July, followed journalist Lyse Doucet as she spoke to children in Israel and Gaza in the wake of the 50-day war.

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Suspended Labour councillor speaks out over anti-Israel remarks

By Sandy Rashty, March 29, 2016

Bradford's former Lord Mayor Khadim Hussain has spoken out after he was suspended from the Labour party over a series of offensive comments on social media – including a remark that implied Israel was secretly arming terrorist-group Daesh.

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Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2016

A Jewish man has been jailed in Yemen after being accused of helping smuggle an 800-year-old Torah scroll out of the country into Israel this week.

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Woman filmed ripping up Israel flag at memorial to Brussels terror victims

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2016

A woman was filmed ripping apart an Israeli flag at a memorial event in Brussels yesterday.

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Peers join campaign to block anti-Israel academic from UN appointment

By Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2016

British peers have called on the government to challenge the nomination of an anti-Israel activist to the United Nations.

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Charity sees 50 per cent rise in domestic abuse victims

By Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2016

A leading domestic violence charity has seen a 50 per cent surge in the number of women using its services over the past four months.

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Jeremy Corbyn ‘disappointed’ by Lord Levy over Labour peer’s party quit threat

By Sandy Rashty, March 22, 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “disappointed” with Lord Levy after the Jewish peer threatened to would quit the party if it did not address allegations of rising antisemitism within its ranks.

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Number of Jewish women seeking support from domestic abuse charity up by 50 per cent

By Sandy Rashty, March 18, 2016

A leading domestic violence charity has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of women using its services over the past four months.

Jewish Women’s Aid, which supports women and their children affected by domestic abuse, said the number of people dependent on the charity has risen from 40 to 60 since November.

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Donald Trump is more than my boss, he is a patriarch

By Sandy Rashty, March 17, 2016

Michael Cohen doesn’t sleep much. As Donald Trump’s right-hand man, there’s no time to do so at the moment.

In his own words, as Trump’s Special Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organisation, he handles “everything” that personally affects the Republican candidate, who is currently the frontrunner for the US presidency.

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