Rosa Doherty

I sacrificed my spy job to help terror-accused Hamas man

By Rosa Doherty, December 4, 2014

The Shin Bet wasted a golden opportunity when it turned against one of its most high-profile Palestinian agents, a former member of Israel's domestic intelligence agency has argued.

Gonen Ben Yitzak was the handler of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of West Bank Hamas chief Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who was recruited to work for Israel at the age of 17.

Mr Yousef left the Shin Bet in 2007 after he


Jewish groups discuss antisemitism with London deputy mayor

By Rosa Doherty, December 3, 2014

Community groups met London’s deputy mayor to discuss antisemitic hate crime at demonstrations and on social media.

Representatives from the Community Security Trust, London Jewish Forum, Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies met Stephen Greenhalgh following the publication of a hate crime reduction strategy.


The Apprentice preview: Daniel haggles for a kosher chicken bargain

By Rosa Doherty, December 3, 2014
Daniel haggles for a kosher chicken bargain - The Apprentice 2014: Series 10 Episode 9 Preview - BBC


Popular London simchah venue to close

By Rosa Doherty, December 2, 2014

A popular London venue which has hosted simchahs for more than 40 years is to close next year.

The Royal Majestic Banqueting Suite in Willesden will shut in April when owner Helen Goide retires.

Mrs Goide said: “I have so much enjoyed serving the community all these years and it has been a privilege and a great pleasure.”


Lost art masterpiece spotted in film

By Rosa Doherty, December 1, 2014

A painting has returned to Hungary after nine decades because it was spotted being used in Hollywood film ‘Stuart Little’.

A sharp-eyed art researcher at Hungary’s National Gallery noticed the painting, Sleeping Lady with Black Vase by Robert Bereny, in the 1999 children’s movie while watching it with his daughter, Lola.


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


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.


Visitors like the taste of an Israeli future

By Rosa Doherty, November 27, 2014

A little bit of the Holy Land was transported to north London on Sunday as JW3 hosted the A Taste of Israel expo, featuring workshops, exhibits and talks on aspects of Israeli life from food to finance.

Organisers said 1,000 people attended over the day, in which the JC was a partner, to find out more about making aliyah.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.