Rosa Doherty

Social media manager in bid to break Guinness World Record pitching her ‘Little App’ to Richard Branson

By Rosa Doherty, June 1, 2016

Gaby Khalastchy is one step closer to winning a share of £1 million and a chance to pitch her app idea to Richard Branson.

Ms Khalastchy who is a 25-year-old social media manager from north London, developed an app designed to help families looking for activities to do.

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Yeshivah student injured in car crash leaves hospital

By Rosa Doherty, June 1, 2016

A British yeshiva student, who was seriously injured in a car crash in Hungary this month, has been discharged from hospital after treatment.

A source close to the family said Binyamin Cohen was released this week from the Royal London Hospital after he was injured in the car crash with friend Yehuda Roittenbarg a fortnight ago.

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Momentum postpones antisemitism debate after Shabbat timing row

By Rosa Doherty, May 27, 2016

Momentum, a hard-left group loyal to Jeremy Corbyn, have postponed an antisemitism debate which was set to take place tonight.

The event, organised by Momentum’s Haringey branch in north London, was cancelled after members of the Jewish community said the Friday night timing was “insensitive”.

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Police hunt ‘neo-Nazis’ who performed Hitler salute in morgue at Buchenwald death camp

By Rosa Doherty, May 26, 2016

Police in Germany are investigating after two suspected British neo-Nazis were pictured performing a Hitler salute in Buchenwald concentration camp.

The photograph, published by National Action, a known British neo-Nazi group, shows two men with concealed faces saluting in the camp where more than 56,000 Jews were murdered.

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'Detentions given for no reason' under strict regime

By Rosa Doherty, May 26, 2016

Parents and pupils voiced their dissatisfaction with the leadership of Jonathan Miller as news of his resignation as JFS head teacher was announced this week.

Some parents said they had been worried that a number of staff had left to be replaced by a "string of supply teachers brought in to fill the gaps."

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Pupils voice concern over insular schooling

By Rosa Doherty, May 26, 2016

Two sixth-formers at Yavneh College have said that Jewish education has not prepared them for mixing with people outside their faith group.

Shir Dor, deputy head girl at the school, and Simmy Wahnon, both 17, said they were concerned that their peers were not prepared for the "real world".

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JFS headteacher resigns after leave of absence

By Rosa Doherty, May 24, 2016

Jonathan Miller has resigned as headteacher of JFS, it has been announced.

In an email to parents today, chair of governors Steven Woolf said: “I regret to inform you that the school has accepted Mr Miller’s resignation which will take effect at the end of the school year and his leave of absence will continue until that time.”

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Muslim woman who defied far-right protesters posted antisemitic messages

By Rosa Doherty, May 23, 2016

A young Muslim woman whose picture went viral after she posed defiantly in front of anti-Islam protesters has come under fire after her own antisemitic social media posts came to light.

Zakia Belkhiri’s photo showed her posing for a selfie against the backdrop of the far-right demonstration in Belgium and was heralded as a symbol for peace and anti-racism.

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Police investigate 'sickening' attack on Jewish cemetery in Manchester

By Rosa Doherty, May 19, 2016

Vandals have desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in Manchester.

Fourteen headstones were destroyed in what police called a "sickening act of criminal damage" at Blackley Jewish Cemetery in Charlestown, north-east Manchester.

The attack was believed to have taken place yesterday. No antisemitic graffiti was found at the scene.

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Abel and willing to be a success

By Rosa Doherty, May 19, 2016

Growing up without a father wasn't easy for 20- year-old Zak Abel, singer songwriter and former UK table-tennis champion.

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Charedim attack Diane Abbott for 'not getting' concerns over hate crisis

By Rosa Doherty, May 19, 2016

Diane Abbott has come under fire from strictly Orthodox Jews in her London constituency over the antisemitism crisis engulfing the party.

Rabbi Abraham Pinter, an ex-Labour councillor and a prominent figure in the large Charedi community, said Ms Abbott "didn't understand" Labour's problem with antisemitism.

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Entrepreneur to pitch her app idea to Richard Branson

By Rosa Doherty, May 18, 2016

A Jewish health campaigner is attempting to win a share of £1 million and a chance to pitch her app idea to Richard Branson.

Joanna Slater developed the app to improve communication between doctors and patients after the death of her mother Kay following surgery on her hip.

She said: “What was meant to have been a routine operation turned into the ultimate decline of my mum.

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Luciana Berger may run for Liverpool mayor

By Rosa Doherty, May 17, 2016

Luciana Berger has said she is considering running for mayor of Liverpool.

She seeks to replace the current mayor Joe Anderson for the Labour nomination for a new created Metro Mayor role – due to be elected in May 2017.

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Swastika and ‘SS’ symbol daubed on student homes

By Rosa Doherty, May 16, 2016

Students in Durham were shocked to discover antisemitic graffiti daubed on their doors this weekend.

According to a report in the Tab student newspaper, vandals drew swastikas and upside down crosses on doors of student accommodation, alongside the words “rape Ali” with an arrow pointing underneath.

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Board calls on Jeremy Corbyn to show "genuine support" for tackling antisemitism in Labour

By Rosa Doherty, May 16, 2016

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has said he is disappointed at the “less than whole hearted” support of the Labour leader when it came to combating antisemitism.

Mr Arkush said at the Board plenary on Sunday “it is time Jeremy Corbyn made clear his genuine support, instead of giving the impression he is being forced to do so by the media.”

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Brother loses claim to half of £3m 'Holocaust fund'

By Rosa Doherty, May 15, 2016

An accountant has lost a battle with his sister over a secret £3 million fund set up by their Jewish father in case there was another Holocaust.

Alan Hamilton told the High Court he was furious when his sister Carolyn inherited twice as much money as he was from the fund.

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Boris Johnson accused of 'nasty games' in comparing EU to Hitler

By Rosa Doherty, May 15, 2016

Boris Johnson has compared the European Unions aims to Hitler's.

The pro Brexit MP for the conservative party said the Nazi leader and the EU both had the intention of unifying Europe under a single "authority".

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Johnson both the Nazi leader and Napoleon had failed at unification and the EU was "an attempt to do this by different methods".

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Senior Hizbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine killed in Syria

By Rosa Doherty, May 13, 2016

Hezbollah’s most senior commander in the Syrian war, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, has been killed
A 55-year-old was killed in a large explosion near Damascus airport.

An Israeli airstrike was initially blamed by Hezbollah for the attack in which he died, but that claim was later withdrawn.

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Community asked to share charity appeal to man missing for seven months

By Rosa Doherty, May 12, 2016

Police are searching for a man who has been missing for seven months.

Isaac Purim, 35, disappeared from Golders Green, north–west London, on October 29 last year.

Barnet police have asked members of the community to share an appeal by the Missing People charity calling on Mr Purim to make contact.

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Appeal for rabbi's family

By Rosa Doherty, May 12, 2016

Chabad has launched an appeal to provide financial support for the wife and eight children of its Ilford rabbi who died following a heart attack on Sunday.

More than 1,000 people attended the funeral of Rabbi Moshe Muller, 44, who was described by the local centre's executive director, Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, as "a kingpin of Chabad, looking after everything and reaching out to the wider community.

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