Josh Jackman

William Kristol labelled 'renegade Jew' over backing for anti-Trump bid

By Josh Jackman, May 16, 2016

Prominent US conservative William Kristol has been called a “Renegade Jew” for supporting an independent bid for the presidency to stop presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump from winning the election in November.

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The future of warfare? Israel to launch a robot that can shoot

By Josh Jackman, May 16, 2016

An Israeli father-and-son team has created a robot that they claim is better at shooting than humans after a family member was injured in combat.

Produced with the help of the Israeli Ministry of Defence and counter-terrorism unit, “Dogo” can tackle any type of terrain - including stairs - and provides 360-degree vision to soldiers before they enter combat situations.

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Labour suspend activist over “Jewish genocide of the British people” tweet

By Josh Jackman, May 12, 2016

Labour has suspended a party member who posted a link online claiming that “Jews control Britain and are committing genocide on us”.

Musabbir Ali, a member of the Tower Hamlets Labour Party in east London who used to serve as a campaign officer, “has been suspended pending an investigation”, a party spokeswoman confirmed.

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Mirvis pins hopes on new 'heroes'

By Josh Jackman, May 12, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called for community members to be "a new generation of heroes", prepared to take up the educational baton from Holocaust survivors.

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Why clueless Oscar panel got it wrong over Alicia

By Josh Jackman, May 12, 2016

It has taken 21 years but Alicia Silverstone has finally won a best-actress Oscar for her role in the 1995 film, Clueless. Well, almost.

The Jewish star was due to be honoured at the Vintage Film Award this week, a new set of prizes aimed at retrospectively correcting Oscar judges' decisions.

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White nationalist who called for deportation of people with ‘semitic blood’ on Trump delegate list

By Josh Jackman, May 11, 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign has included on its list of delegates a self-proclaimed white nationalist who attempted to revoke the citizenships of all non-whites, including those with “more than one-eighth of Middle Eastern or Semitic blood.”

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Man arrested after training dog to perform Nazi salute

By Josh Jackman, May 10, 2016

Police have arrested a man who trained a dog to perform a Nazi salute on cue.

Markus Meechan, 28, posted a video online showing him encouraging his girlfriend’s pug Buddha to make the offensive gesture by asking him: “Buddha - do you want to gas the Jews?” and saying “sieg heil” while giggling.

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Police investigate suspected arson attack at Manchester kosher restaurant

By Josh Jackman, May 10, 2016

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a Jewish-owned restaurant.

CCTV footage shows the kosher Ta'am Restaurant being doused with a liquid by two men before bursting into flames on Friday night.

The restaurant had been due to open in the new location, close to its premises at the heart of the Jewish community in Prestwich, Manchester, yesterday.

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Scottish MP pays compensation over ‘Holocaust denier’ slur

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

An MP who accused a leading campaigner of being an “outed Holocaust denier” has apologised for the slur and agreed to pay £10,000 in compensation.

Natalie McGarry, the Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow East, also called Scotland in Union director Alastair Cameron an “internet troll” in a tweet posted on March 6.

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Easyjet rejects claim it removed passengers from flight because they were Jewish

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

EasyJet has denied claims that it used armed police to segregate and remove passengers from a flight because they were Jewish.

It is understood that a passenger on a flight from Barcelona to Paris refused to sit down and fasten his seatbelt when the plane was on the runway before take-off.

The plane returned to the terminal, where all 180 passengers were removed.

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France honours D-Day veteran

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

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Laced with nostalgia

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

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Norwich pleads for funds to refurbish 'grim' premises

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

Norwich Hebrew Congregation has issued an SOS for communal support towards refurbishing its "grim, demoralising" synagogue hall, having exhausted aid possibilities from the non-Jewish market.

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Sadiq Khan pledges 'zero tolerance to antisemitism' as he attends Yom HaShoah event

By Josh Jackman, May 8, 2016

New Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told the JC that he wants to be a Mayor for all its citizens, pledging "zero tolerance towards antisemitism".

Mr Khan's first public engagement since his election was this afternoon's national Yom HaShoah ceremony, where the announcement of his presence prompted thunderous applause among the 3,000-plus crowd at the Barnet Copthall Stadium in north London.

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Labour suspends Walthamstow activist for antisemitic Facebook posts

By Josh Jackman, May 6, 2016

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A Labour activist has been suspended from the party after the JC brought his antisemitic posts on social media to light.

David Watson, the fundraising co-ordinator for the Walthamstow Labour Party, has been suspended pending an investigation, a spokesperson confirmed.

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David Beckham to star at JW3

By Josh Jackman, May 6, 2016

David Beckham will speak at JW3 community centre next month.

The former England captain is to be interviewed by BBC Radio 4 presenter Kirsty Young on June 14 about his football career and ‘7: The David Beckham Unicef Fund,’ a charity which helps children around the globe.

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Antisemitic tweets aimed at Spurs fans reported to police

By Josh Jackman, May 4, 2016

Vitriolic antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham Hotspur fans following the team’s match against Chelsea on Monday have been reported to the police.

The stream of abuse, which came from many separate users and included references to Auschwitz and “bastard Jews,” followed the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge that marked the end of Spurs’ Premier League title challenge.

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Chelsea warn fans against antisemitism ahead of Spurs clash

By Josh Jackman, April 28, 2016

Chelsea have warned fans not to engage in discriminatory behaviour during their game against Tottenham Hotspur after a complaint was made about antisemitic posts on social media.

A fan reported antisemitic language he had seen on Facebook to senior officials at Chelsea, with the club responding by asking for fans to act in “a passionate but respectful manner”.

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Rabbi says Yomtov participants cause damage in long run

By Josh Jackman, April 27, 2016

A United Synagogue rabbi has criticised communal charities which fielded runners in the London Marathon, held on the second day of Pesach, for "weakening our community".

At least half-a-dozen Jewish organisations were represented in Sunday's race. Others decided against involvement, hoping that the loss of revenue would be offset by the promise of extra places for 2017.

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Why Winston gave up Hollywood for Pesach

By Josh Jackman, April 27, 2016

Producer Ben Winston missed the latest episodes of his hit American TV programme The Late Late Show with James Corden to be with his family for Pesach.

It was the first time in close-on 200 shows that he had not been on set for the tapings, he told a sold-out UJIA and Maccabi GB event in Hampstead on Monday.

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