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WATCH: Reunited with the man who saved his life

By Rosa Doherty, January 30, 2014
A former JFS student has been reunited with the stranger who saved his life, weeks after launching a national appeal to find him .

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Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role after Israeli settlement row

By Rosa Doherty, January 30, 2014

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has stepped down as an Oxfam ambassador following a row over her endorsement of Israeli drinks company SodaStream.

In a statement released on Wednesday night she said she had ended the link after eight years.

The charity had objected to Ms Johansson’s involvement with SodaStream over what the charity regards as an illegal factory in the West Bank.

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Concentration camp employee suspended for designing 'Jews go home' poster

By Rosa Doherty, January 29, 2014

A graphic designer has been suspended after allegedly producing antisemitic posters while working for a concentration camp museum in Poland.

Police were called after the Majdanek museum discovered an employee called "Krzysztof K" had been making posters that said: "Jews go home", along with other offensive material.

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Oxfam unhappy over Scarlett Johansson connection to Israeli firm

By Rosa Doherty, January 24, 2014

A British charity supported by Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson says it objects to her new role as a spokesperson for the Israeli firm SodaStream.

Oxfam says it is concerned because the SodaStream factory operates in the West Bank.

Ms Johansson has been an ambassador for the charity since 2007.

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London woman seriously ill in Thai hospital

By Rosa Doherty, January 24, 2014

A Jewish woman from north - west London has been seriously injured in Bangkok and is in need of emergency donors for her rare blood type.

Lara Rose remains in critical condition after being admitted to Samitivej Hospital and has reportedly exhausted the entire supply of B and O donor blood available.

Her surgeon is appealing for more blood as Mrs Rose needs an amount equal to 10 donors.

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Cambridge Students aim to reach Australia in charity hitchhike

By Rosa Doherty, January 24, 2014

Two Cambridge students have embarked on a 36 hour hitchhike in a effort to raise £1 million pounds for charity.

Stephanie Posner and Miriam Shaul are taking part in Jailbreak, an event organised by the RAG student group.

The challenge is to travel as far as they can without spending any of their own money in the hope people will sponsor them the further they get.

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Anti-racists promise 'heavy' protests over Jobbik leader's UK visit

By Rosa Doherty, January 24, 2014

Leading anti-racism groups have warned that the leader of the extreme-right Jobbik Party will face "heavy" protests should Theresa May let him enter the UK.

The Home Secretary is under pressure to ban Jobbik leader Gábor Vona ahead of his trip on Sunday, which coincides with the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

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V&A releases record of art confiscated by the Nazis

By Rosa Doherty, January 23, 2014

The Victoria and Albert museum is to make public a definitive list of “degenerate” art confiscated by the Nazis.

The inventory contains details of 16,558 works taken by the regime from museums and art galleries in Germany during 1937 and 1938.

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Astronaut wanted, must speak Hebrew

By Rosa Doherty, January 23, 2014

Admirers of Israel’s high-tech prowess this week had another reason to celebrate: the Jewish state intends to put a man in space.

The Israel Space Agency (ISA) has been in talks with its US, European, Russian and Chinese counterparts about dispatching an astronaut to stay on the International Space Station.

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Israel to send astronaut into space

By Rosa Doherty, January 22, 2014

Israel has confirmed it has plans to send an astronaut into space.

The Israel Space Agency (ISA) has held talks with the US, European, Russian and Chinese space agencies about dispatching an astronaut to stay on the International Space Station.

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Israeli court orders exhumation of dead Palestinian terrorists

By Rosa Doherty, January 20, 2014

Palestinian militants killed by Israelis have been exhumed and returned to their families for reburial.

Among the bodies is that of Majdi Khanafer, a resident of a village south of Jenin who was killed in 2002 by the IDF as he was on his way to carry out an attack.

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Multi-billion European funders consider divesting from Israel

By Rosa Doherty, January 20, 2014

European investors worth a combined $490 billion are reviewing their holdings in Israeli banks over concerns they are being used to fund Israeli settlements.

Pension funds ABP and KLP and fund houses Nordea Investment and DNB have requested more information from the banks about their involvement in financing settlements.

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Jewish leaders condemn Unesco decision to cancel Israel exhibition

By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014

Jewish groups have condemned a decision by Unesco - the cultural arm of the United Nations - to cancel an exhibition about Israel following pressure from Arab states.

“The People, the Book, the Land — 3,500 years of ties between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel” was due to open at Unesco's Paris headquarters on Jaunary 20.

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Irish Museum expansion to go ahead

By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014

The Irish Jewish museum, in Dublin is to go ahead with its £9 million expansion after an appeal against the plan failed.

An Bord Pleanala, the Irish body responsible for ruling in planning disputes, upheld the museum’s original planning permission, rejecting objections from residents who were concerned about its effect on the local neighbourhood.

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Liverpool council rejects anti-Israel motion

By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014

Liverpool council has thrown out a motion that condemned Israel for “human rights violations”.

Councillors voted 74 to two against the proposal , put forward by two members of the Green Party.

Labour councillor Jeremy Wolfson said: “The motion only had the support of the two Green councillors. Apart from them it was overwhelmingly rejected by all other parties.”

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Shia LaBeouf in London pub brawl

By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014

A video has emerged, showing Jewish film star Shia LaBeouf, hitting a man in a bar in South London.

The 27 year old actor was involved in a brawl with a drinker at the Hobgoblin pub in New Cross, over remarks a bout the mother of the the actor's girlfriend.

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How our advertising business coped when Tesco checked out

By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014

Advertisers have to be prepared change or face closure, says a man who should know.

Matt Davis’s advertising agency The Red Brick Road, once relied on Tesco for the bulk of the business.

But when the supermarket giant went elsewhere, he was forced to swiftly change course to stay afloat.

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Iron Dome intercepts rockets fired at Ashkelon

By Rosa Doherty, January 16, 2014

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has shot down five rockets fired at Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip.

The round of rocket fire was launched at Ashkelon, home to 125,000 residents, last night just before 2am.

Warning sirens were triggered but no injuries or damage was reported.

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Callous thief tries to steal Freud’s ashes

By Rosa Doherty, January 15, 2014

Police did not have to order a psychologist’s report to know the mindset of the thief who attempted to steal the urn containing the ashes of Sigmund Freud and his wife.

“Callous and despicable” was the assessment of the burglar who broke into the crematorium in Hoop Lane Golders Green, on New Year’s eve, and removed the urn from the chapel where it was on display.

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