Rosa Doherty

Doctors didn't spot the tumour - then a rabbi intervened

By Rosa Doherty, November 27, 2014

A family has been awarded compensation after their teenage daughter suffered a three-year ordeal because doctors failed to spot a brain tumour.

Talia Angel, 17, was taken to the Portland hospital in central London in 2004 by her parents because they thought getting private treatment would get her "the best and quickest" care possible".

But they were devastated to discover that the hospital f

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Rabbi's appeal for family of synagogue attack hero

By Rosa Doherty, November 27, 2014

A British-born rabbi has launched a campaign to raise money for the family of the Druze policeman who was killed during the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.

Zidan Seif was fatally wounded as he rushed to the defence of worshippers at the Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue. He was among five people murdered in the attack last Tuesday by two terrorists who were killed by police at the scene.

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Joan Collins: I was drugged and raped

By Rosa Doherty, November 26, 2014

Joan Collins has revealed that she suffered a horrific sexual assault when she was 17.

The 81-year-old actress made the revelations in ‘Brave Miss World’, a documentary made by Israeli Miss World Winner and rape victim Linor Abargil.

Ms Collins explained in the film how she was drugged and raped by the man whom she later married, Maxwell Reed.

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Expo brings a taste of Israel to London

By Rosa Doherty, November 21, 2014

A little bit of the Holy Land is coming to London this weekend.

The Taste of Israel expo will feature workshops, exhibitions, and talks on all aspects of Israeli life, from food to finance.

Would-be immigrants will be able to get practical advice on buying property, benefits, employment and education from a variety of experts.

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Anne Frank project reveals teen troubles

By Rosa Doherty, November 20, 2014

A picture of troubled British teenagers, worried by family breakdown, bullying and racism, has emerged from an online project run by the Anne Frank Trust UK.

Generation Diary allows 13- to 15-year-olds to submit extracts from their own diaries to be published anonymously on a dedicated website.

The teenagers have been inspired to keep a record of their experiences, having read the story of A

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Two men charged after car tyres slashed in Stamford Hill

By Rosa Doherty, November 19, 2014

Police have charged two men in connection with a racially motivated attack in a Jewish area of north London.

Tyres on over 50 cars parked in streets in Stamford Hill were slashed in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Homes of terrorists who attacked synagogue to be destroyed

By Rosa Doherty, November 18, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the demolition of the homes of the terrorists who attacked a Jerusalem synagogue today.

Two men armed with knives and a gun stormed morning prayers at the strictly-Orthodox Har Nof district synagogue, killing four rabbis and wounding at least eight others.

The Palestinian assailants were killed in a shootout with police at the scene.

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Man arrested after car tyres slashed in Stamford Hill

By Rosa Doherty, November 17, 2014

Police have arrested a man in connection with a racially motivated attack in a Jewish area of London.

Tyres on over 40 cars parked in streets in Stamford Hill were slashed in the early hours of Monday morning.

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'How are you going to escape with no radio?'

By Rosa Doherty, November 13, 2014

For 69 years, Jack Mann has refused to talk about what he did in the war.

As a member of the Special Boat Service, his missions behind enemy lines were shrouded in secrecy. Until now, he and his erstwhile comrades have kept those secrets but Private Mann, the last SBS fighter alive, has now spoken about his covert operations.

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Nicki Minaj says sorry over ‘Nazi’ images in video

By Rosa Doherty, November 12, 2014

World-famous rapper Nicki Minaj has apologised for featuring Nazi-style imagery in her new video.

The video, for her song Only, features swastika-style flags, a gas mask with the word “chamber” over it and shows the rap star being saluted by troops wearing red armbands.

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BBC apologises over Temple Mount mosque photo

By Rosa Doherty, November 6, 2014

The BBC has apologised after it posted a picture of the Temple Mount mosque with what appeared to be an Israeli flag flying from it.

The picture caused anger after it was published on the Middle East section of the corporation’s news website and formed part of its coverage of the terror attack in East Jerusalem today.

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Jailed bus bigot now has to get on board

By Rosa Doherty, November 6, 2014

Justice has been served for the man who I heard threaten "to burn the Jews" on a 102 bus full of schoolchildren in Golders Green in September.

After months of what became a JC campaign to find him and highlight the repeated failures of Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police to act on my 999 call, Ian Campbell is now serving 20 weeks in prison.

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Don't reject refugee rescue, Cameron told

By Rosa Doherty, November 6, 2014

Community leaders are urging David Cameron to reverse the government's decision to end support for the rescue of refugees trying to reach Europe.

The Foreign Office has said it would not back future search-and-rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean.

A petition set up by the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCore) has received over 370 signatures asking the Pri

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Anger over BBC photo of Temple Mount mosque with Israel flag

By Rosa Doherty, November 5, 2014

The BBC has caused anger after it posted a picture of the Temple Mount mosque with what appeared to be an Israeli flag flying from it.

The picture was published on the BBC’s Middle East section of its news website and formed part of its coverage of the terror attack in East Jerusalem today.

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Car slams into crowd in Jerusalem terror attack

By Rosa Doherty, November 5, 2014

A car has been driven into pedestrians in Jerusalem in what is being described as a terror attack.

At least 14 people were injured and three people more seriously in the attack at Zaks Square in the capital on Wednesday.

The driver of the car was killed by security forces.

According to initial reports, one person is in a serious condition and two others sustained less serious wounds.

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Crohn’s charity honoured for raising £100,000

By Rosa Doherty, November 3, 2014

A charity set up by two Jewish women to fund research into Crohn’s disease has been given an award for raising more than £100,000.

ForCrohns, founded by Lisa Meleck and Natasha Adley, was honoured by St Mark’s Hospital, a leading international centre for intestinal and colorectal disorders.

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Pensioners clash over 'banter' at voice forum

By Rosa Doherty, October 31, 2014

A man thrown out of a pensioners meeting for claiming a comment was antisemitic insists he is still awaiting an apology.

Harry Spillman, 67, who is Jewish, was taking part in the Blackpool Senior Voice Forum, when he claims the chairman, Geoff Newman, made a comments he found offensive at their July meeting.

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