Rosa Doherty

NHS failed my father — now it’s failed my mum

By Rosa Doherty, April 10, 2014

A woman whose father died following a hospital blunder was reeling this week after her mother was sent home from a sister hospital with the wrong drugs.

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The British tourist who saved holiday girl from drowning

By Rosa Doherty, April 10, 2014

A north London accountant has described the moment he rescued a 14-year-old girl from violent seas in which two women drowned.

Adam Cramer, 49, dived into the surf at Playa Pariso in Tenerife and dragged the girl to safety as her body was tossed repeatedly against rocks.

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West Bank settlers clash with Israeli soldiers

By Rosa Doherty, April 8, 2014

Israeli security forces have demolished several illegal buildings in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, despite resistance from its hard-line Jewish residents.

Six border police officers were injured as hundreds of settlers threw rocks at the demolition workers.

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Husband Thomas Cohen mourns 'beloved and adored' Peaches Geldof

By Rosa Doherty, April 8, 2014

Peaches Geldof, who was found dead aged 25 on Monday, was married to a Jewish musician and had only recently discovered her own Jewish roots.

The daughter of musician Bob Geldof and model Paula Yates, was married to Thomas Cohen and had two young sons: Astala, one, and Phaedra.

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Hungarian election a ‘wake-up call for Europe’

By Rosa Doherty, April 7, 2014

Electoral gains made by the far-right party Jobbik should be a source of grave concern for Europe, European Jewish Congress said in a statement following the Hungarian election on Sunday.

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Tinder for the Jews? Shidduch-making goes viral

By Rosa Doherty, April 3, 2014

Shidduch-making has just gone viral.

A team of New York developers have created a dating app that matches singles via their mobile phones.

Users sign up to view photographs of other people living in their area.

They are then able to rate them by clicking on icons with the options: Oy Vey! (forget it) Maybe, (I need time to think) or Crush (let’s date).

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Pollard may be released to save peace talks

By Rosa Doherty, April 1, 2014

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard may be released by the United States in a bid to save the Middle East peace process, according to new reports.

A US official told the New York Times that no decisions had been made, but confirmed there had been talks about releasing the American jailed for spying for Israel.

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Gurlitt says he will return looted art

By Rosa Doherty, March 28, 2014

A German art collector has confirmed that he will return Nazi-looted works to their Jewish owners.

Cornelius Gurlitt, who had hidden a large collection of masterpieces in his Munich flat, has decided to return the pieces of art after taking advice from his lawyers.

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Sitting on your bum makes it bigger says science

By Rosa Doherty, March 26, 2014

It’s official: sitting on your tuchus all day will make you fat. How do we know? A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University say so.

Their findings may not exactly come as a surprise but they have spent the past two years making sure as part of a four-year study into obesity.

It’s all to do with the way prolonged periods of sitting still allows a build-up of fats in our rear ends.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce marriage split

By Rosa Doherty, March 26, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow is splitting from Coldplay singer Chris Martin after 10 years of marriage.

The couple who have two young children said they were “consciously uncoupling”.

The Hollywood actress, whose late father was Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow, made a joint announcement on her website, Goop.

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London man injured in New York race-hate attack

By Rosa Doherty, March 26, 2014

A London man has been attacked in New York in what police believe to be an antisemitic attack.

The 65-year old unnamed grandfather, was visiting relatives for a wedding, when he was assaulted by two men in the Borough Park area of Brooklyn.

Relatives of the man said he was punched in the head and fell to the ground,badly injuring his face.

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New Tel Aviv rock festival attracts top international bands

By Rosa Doherty, March 24, 2014

A line-up of international bands will play at a new rock festival in Israel, it was announced this week.

Artists such as The Pixies, The Hives and Soundgarden will perform in the country for the first time at the Rock ‘N’ Roller Festival in Tel Aviv in June.

They will play alongside home-grown Israeli talent Elisha Banai and his band The Forty Thieves.

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Nobel laureate and designer to be celebrated in new Royal Mail stamp set

By Rosa Doherty, March 24, 2014

A Jewish-born Nobel laureate and a pioneering graphic designer are celebrated in a new set of Royal Mail stamps issued this week.

Max Perutz and artist Abrams Games are among 10 20th-century figures from the fields of sport, economics, and the arts who are remembered in the “Remarkable Lives” series.

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Russian Jew on board missing Malaysian Airlines plane

By Rosa Doherty, March 11, 2014

Nikolai Brodskii,from the Siberian city of Irkutsk, was among the 239 passengers on the flight that disappeared over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam on Saturday.

Rabbi Aharon Wagner from Irkutsk is believed to have contacted Mr Brodskii’s family after learning that he was on the plane.

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Peres in live chat with Muslim world on Arab website

By Rosa Doherty, March 7, 2014

Israeli President Shimon Peres gave a live interview on Arab news website Planet yesterday, one day after Israel intercepted a shipment of weapons from Iran to Gaza.

The interview generated thousands of questions from people across the Middle East and the website crashed as the interview began.

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Muslim-Jewish group’s secret recipe for true friendship

By Rosa Doherty, March 7, 2014

Jews and Muslims in Manchester have created a shining example of communal co-operation. The Muslim Jewish Forum has spent a decade cementing ties between the two groups in the city. Such are its achievements that it was recently recognised with a national award.

But ask its members what the secret of its success is, and the answer is very simple — “Don’t mention the Middle East”.

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Anger as vet leader suggests ban on shechita is on the cards

By Rosa Doherty, March 6, 2014

Jewish leaders have hit back at John Blackwell, the president-elect of the British Veterinary Association, after he called for a reform of kosher and halal slaughter practices.

Shimon Cohen, campaign director of Shechita UK, criticised Mr Blackwell for suggesting that an “outright ban” on religious slaughter is on the cards.

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Accountant who survived Boston terror bomb to become a marathon man

By Rosa Doherty, March 5, 2014

Accountant Stuart Singer only planned to do the Boston Marathon. But when he survived the terrorist bombing that marred it, the narrow escape gave him a new lease of life.

And he went on to run and run. Literally. Now 12 months later, he can look back as the only Jewish runner in Britain to complete six races this year.

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Alice Herz-Sommer film wins Oscar

By Rosa Doherty, February 28, 2014

A film about the life of Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer was honoured at the Oscars last night,picking up the award for best short documentary.

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, directed by Malcolm Clarke, tells the story of how Mrs Herz-Sommer survived a Nazi concentration to become a professional musician, and celebrated her ability to overcome the trauma of her youth.

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MP backs family in hospital death trauma

By Rosa Doherty, February 27, 2014

An MP is backing a family’s campaign for improved care at Barnet Hospital following the death of their father.

James Clappison, MP for Hertsmere, wrote to the hospital after it admitted its treatment of 80-year-old Frank Reuben was “not acceptable”.

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