Josh Jackman

Israel's foie gras ban would spark anti-shechita backlash, says rabbi

By Josh Jackman, June 17, 2013

The head of the Paris Rabbinical Court has called on Israel to reject a proposed bill to ban the importation and trading of foie gras, claiming that such a move could lead to European countries outlawing shechita in retaliation.

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Bibi warns of 'wishful thinking' over Iran election result

By Josh Jackman, June 17, 2013

The reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani has won Iran’s presidential election, receiving just over half of the vote to narrowly avoid a run-off.

Mr Rouhani, who will succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, mobilised the moderate vote after Mohammad Reza Aref, the sole reformist candidate, withdrew from the race on Tuesday.

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Millionaire Jewish businessman vanishes at sea

By Josh Jackman, June 22, 2012

Multi-millionaire Jewish businessman Guma Aguiar has gone missing off the coast of Florida.

The Brazilian-born energy magnate went sailing at around 7.30pm on Tuesday night, but was not on his boat, the TT Zion, when it returned to shore at around 1.15am.

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'Al Qaeda' militant takes hostages in Toulouse

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2012

A gunman claiming to be an al-Qaeda militant has taken four people hostage in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse.

The incident, which follows the shootings of three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi in March by an al-Qaeda affiliate named Mohamed Merah, began at 9am with an attempt to hold up a CIC bank branch in central Toulouse.

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My not-so-stereotypical year in the deep South

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2012

My first reaction to finding out that I was going to be spending my third year of university at the College of Charleston in South Carolina was, it’s fair to say, not entirely positive.

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Former soldier decides to live in West Bank as he 'hates Zionism'

By Josh Jackman, June 15, 2012

A former Israeli soldier has renounced his citizenship in order to live in the West Bank as a Palestinian.

Andre Pshenichnikov, a 23 year-old Jewish immigrant from Tajikistan who recently left the IDF after four and a half years of service, was arrested on Thursday in the Deheishe refugee camp, near Bethlehem, on charges of living illegally in the Palestinian territories.

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Jewish leader: We can't afford delay on peace process

By Josh Jackman, June 14, 2012

The World Jewish Congress president has published an open letter calling on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to re-open peace talks with Israel as a matter of urgency.

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Frith's large Palestine photos sell for £330,000

By Josh Jackman, June 13, 2012

A copy of the largest book of vast and panoramic photographs of travels through the Middle East ever published was sold at auction on Monday for over £330,000.

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Israeli scientist wins World Food Prize for pioneering work

By Josh Jackman, June 13, 2012

An Israeli inventor was awarded the 2012 World Food Prize on Tuesday, at a ceremony hosted by the US State Department.

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Falafel fun as fans unite for chickpea celebration day

By Josh Jackman, June 12, 2012

It's International Falafel Day! The day of the deep-fried chickpea balls is finally upon us. Falafels may have been enjoyed for hundreds of years, but this is the first time they have been allocated their very own place in the calendar.

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Brazilian Jews urge president to avoid Ahmadinejad meeting

By Josh Jackman, June 12, 2012

Delegates representing Brazilian Jews have called on the nation's president not to meet Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his upcoming visit to the country.

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Controversy over European Parliament invite to Polish priest

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A Conservative MEP has strongly criticised the decision to invite a notoriously antisemitic Polish priest to speak at the European Parliament.

London representative Marina Yannakoudakis said she felt disappointed that Polish MEP Mirosław Piotrowski had invited Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to speak.

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Campaign to make Euro 2012 chance to remember the Holocaust in Poland and the Ukraine

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A group of Israeli students have set up a social media campaign, using the current European Championships in Poland and Ukraine as a basis for commemorating the Holocaust in the two host countries.

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