Josh Jackman

Israeli company hacks San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone

By Josh Jackman, March 29, 2016

An Israeli company has succeeded in helping the FBI to hack the phone of a terrorist who carried out a deadly mass shooting in California last year.

Terrorist couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and injured 22 before being shot dead during the attack on a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party in December.

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She's rude, lewd and wants you to rethink Israel

By Josh Jackman, March 25, 2016

Aviva Zimmerman, a graduate film student at Tel Aviv University, has created a monster - on purpose.

Her screen persona, Avi, presents YouTube comedy series Avi Does The Holy Land, which brutally satirises North American Jews' enthusiasm for Israel.

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Microsoft deletes racist and antisemitic tweets from new Twitter bot ‘Tay’

By Josh Jackman, March 24, 2016

Microsoft has silenced its Twitter bot after it denied that the Holocaust happened, said it supported genocide and told followers that “Jews did 9/11”.

Yesterday, the multi-billion pound company launched “Tay,” an experimental social media bot aimed at young people, which learns how to talk through conversations with other Twitter users.

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UN selects anti-Israel Canadian law professor to report on Palestinian territories

By Josh Jackman, March 23, 2016

Michael Lynk - who has compared Israeli settlements to “the transfer by the Nazis of German-speaking peoples into newly conquered lands during the Second World War” - will be appointed the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories, the JC can reveal.

The Canadian, who teaches law at Western University in Ontario, has also said he hopes to “isolate Israel”.

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FBI ‘working with Israeli forensics firm’ to crack San Bernardino iPhone

By Josh Jackman, March 23, 2016

An Israeli company is reportedly helping the FBI to hack the phone of a terrorist who carried out a mass shooting in California last year.

Terrorist couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and injured 22 in the attack on a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party in December.

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We won't leave - that's what the terrorists want

By Josh Jackman, March 23, 2016

Members of Brussels' Jewish community, which has lived under police protection since it was the target of a terror attack in 2014, have spoken of their fear and defiance in the wake of the atrocities in the city on Tuesday.

Yossi Lempkowicz, a senior media adviser for the Europe Israel Press Association, said: "It's a situation I've never seen in Brussels, a crazy situation.

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Family's joy as stolen medals to be returned

By Josh Jackman, March 23, 2016

The family of a First World War hero is set to be reunited with his Military Cross and four other medals stolen in a burglary 20 years ago.

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Outrage over UN's anti-Israel candidates

By Josh Jackman, March 23, 2016

The potential appointment of Penny Green or Michael Lynk as the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories has prompted outrage around the world.

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Trump warns about ‘people from the Middle East’ after Brussels attack

By Josh Jackman, March 22, 2016

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said the US should be “extremely careful about people from the Middle East coming into our country” after the terrorist attacks in Brussels by Daesh.

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Daesh terror attack on Brussels kills 31; Israeli is injured

By Josh Jackman, March 22, 2016

Terrorist attacks in Brussels by Daesh have left at least 31 people dead and 250 injured, with an Israeli listed as one of the wounded.

Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station - which is located near to the European Commission - were targeted in the attacks on the Belgian capital city this morning.

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There is no political will for a two-state solution, Biden tells Aipac

By Josh Jackman, March 21, 2016

US Vice-President Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington DC yesterday that “no political will exists among Israelis or Palestinians” to find a peaceful solution to ongoing hostilities.

Addressing more than 18,000 people at the event, the vice-president also condemned Israeli settlement policies.

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I will leave Labour unless it stands up to antisemitism, says Lord Levy

By Josh Jackman, March 21, 2016

A Labour peer has warned he may leave the party unless its leadership sends out “a clear and unequivocal message” opposing antisemitism.

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In Iran, a Purim prank can land you in prison

By Josh Jackman, March 18, 2016

Two Jewish teenagers have been arrested after spray-painting “Death to Haman” on a building in Tehran ahead of Purim.

Police have not yet released the 17-year-old boys, despite being told it was a prank.

Shushan, where the Story of Esther took place, is traditionally understood to have been located where the city of Hamadan currently lies around 170 miles to the west of Tehran.

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American rabbis plan to boycott Donald Trump

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

Rabbis are planning to protest a speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a conference organised by a leading pro-Israel lobby.

Mr Trump, his party’s frontrunner in the race for the nomination, will give a speech to around 18,000 attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington DC.

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Police no longer seeking arrest of two Jewish grandparents who missed court appearance

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

Police have cancelled an arrest warrant issued for two grandparents who failed to attend court after allegedly sending their daughter an offensive letter made with cut-out magazine letters.

It is understood that Hedy Freedman, 71, and Steven Freedman, 76, from Crosby in Merseyside, are now expected to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court on April 13.

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BBC apologises after radio host tells listeners ‘Israel hasn’t really worked out'

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

The BBC has apologised after one of its radio presenters said on-air that Israel “hasn't really worked out” as a country.

BBC Radio London host Chris Rogers was hosting a phone-in on Tuesday about the refugee crisis when a caller asked: “Why can’t they put a load of them (refugees) in Africa?”

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Family's joy as fundraising target reached

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

A mother said she was "astonished and humbled" after the Jewish community funded a life-changing £40,000 operation for her son.

Four-year-old Asher Carroll from Brighton has cerebral palsy caused by a stroke he suffered before he was born, meaning he cannot stand or walk independently.

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What next? The London mara-thong?

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

Runners often pant - it's normal. But running only in pants?

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Royals back campaigner's wish to open minds to mental health

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

Mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin has said that speaking to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was "like talking to friends".

The ambassador for mental health charity Jami was meeting the duke and duchess ahead of a film screening about suicide prevention.

"We really could have talked for hours," Mr Benjamin said.

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Move to prosecute heads of Palestinian television

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

An Israeli NGO is preparing to file a complaint to the International Criminal Court against the heads of the main Palestinian TV station, whom they accuse of inciting viewers to kill Jews.

Shurat HaDin, a law centre based in Tel Aviv, is gathering complainants from around the world to strengthen its case against Palestinian TV bosses Riyad Al-Hassan and Ahmed Assaf, who they want arrested.

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