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Teenager appears in court on burglary charge

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2012

A Jewish teenager has appeared in court charged with burglary.

Uriel Broder was charged with one count of burglary following an alleged incident on Sunday.

It is understood that a Jewish family reported a break-in at a property in Golders Green Road.

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Anti-Israel activists condemn Barcelona invite to Gilad Shalit

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2012

Anti-Israel activists have called on Barcelona football club to withdraw an invitation to Gilad Shalit to attend a derby game against Real Madrid.

The four-time European Cup winners offered the former prisoner of war tickets to the October 7 El Clásico match as a gesture of goodwill.

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Former Israel PM Ehud Olmert handed suspended sentence

By Marcus Dysch, September 24, 2012

Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been handed a suspended jail sentence and a fine for breach of trust.

A Jerusalem court convicted Olmert in July of being improperly involved in directing contracts to friends of a business associate.

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Brian Coleman arrested and bailed

By Marcus Dysch, September 21, 2012

I’ve been writing about Brian Coleman for almost seven years.

In that time I’ve reported on his rants, his rudeness to the public and reporters, and his work to defend Israel.

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Justice Minister Shatter attacks Irish on Holocaust and antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

The Irish Justice Minister has launched a scathing attack on his country's past governments for failing to speak out against Nazi Germany.

Alan Shatter, the only Jewish member of Ireland's lower house of parliament - Dáil Éireann - accused 1930s and 1940s governments of allowing "evil to flourish" by ignoring Hitler's atrocities.

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Alex Kingston discovers her Jewish background

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

ER and Dr Who actress Alex Kingston has “embraced her inner Jew” after tracing her family’s Jewish heritage in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? genealogy series, screened on Wednesday.

The experience included the revelation that her Jewish great-great-grandmother had run a brothel.

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Rosh Hashanah marred by antisemitic abuse

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

A number of reported incidents of antisemitic verbal abuse were reported to the Community Security Trust following Rosh Hashanah.

People walking to and from synagogues were shouted at by passengers in passing vehicles but there were no reported instances of more serious abuse or attacks.

It is understood that the CST was informed of around half-a-dozen incidents in London by Wednesday.

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Teen trio broke into synagogue and stole car

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

Three Jewish teenagers burgled a synagogue on a Shabbat and stole a congregant’s car.

They entered the Beth Shmuel Synagogue in Golders Green, north-west London, and took the keys for the vehicle, which was parked outside.

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British film industry veteran Stephen Margolis will reinvigorate UK Jewish film

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

Writing labs, commercial radio and web-based TV programmes are part of plans to reinvigorate UK Jewish Film.

The charity’s new chairman, British film industry veteran Stephen Margolis, has pledged to “jazz up” the organisation and expand from its annual festival into assisting budding film-makers.

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‘I’m no antisemite’ says man contesting Corby by-election

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

A parliamentary candidate has defended himself against allegations of antisemitism after being accused of ranting about “evil Jews” in a series of blog posts.

Peter Reynolds is one of 12 candidates in the Corby by-election in November, called after the resignation of Tory MP Louise Mensch.

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Questions for Hillsborough coroner Stefan Popper

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

The coroner whose inquests into the deaths of the Hillsborough disaster victims were found to be severely lacking by an independent panel report has refused to comment on his role in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Stefan Popper has been widely criticised after ruling that the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final had suffered accidental deaths.

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Ex-MP Sir Irvine Patnick apologises for Hillsborough smears

By Marcus Dysch, September 14, 2012

A former Conservative MP has apologised for the part he played in repeating false allegations about Liverpool fans following the Hillsborough disaster.

Sir Irvine Patnick represented the Sheffield Hallam constituency when 96 Liverpool fans died at the FA Cup semi-final held at the stadium in April 1989.

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Chabad rabbi punched

By Marcus Dysch, September 14, 2012

A rabbi has described how he was punched during a scuffle with men who shouted antisemitic abuse.

Rabbi Yisroel Lew was struck in the ear after the men launched an unprovoked attack in the early hours of the morning in Baker Street, central London.

The Bloomsbury Chabad director and a friend had been moving items from his office when the incident happened.

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Rape plot paedophile gets 3 years

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

A former bookseller who became addicted to child pornography has been jailed for plotting to rape three children.

Gerald Ingram used the internet to make contact with a woman and arrange to have sex with her two daughters aged three and five, and a 10-year-old boy.

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Gershony, the ace in Israel's Paralympics pack

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

There has hardly been a dry eye in the Gershony household since Wheelchair Tennis star Noam brought home gold from London.

The 29-year-old displayed little emotion on court throughout the tournament but he struggled to hold back tears of joy after beating top seed David Wagner to win the Quad Singles title.

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Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware nominated for Mercury Prize

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware has been nominated for the prestigious Mercury music prize.

Ms Ware, a former intern at the JC, is on the 12-strong shortlist for the album of the year award alongside leading industry names including Plan B, Richard Hawley and The Maccabees.

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TUC will go to Gaza with PSC

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

An anti-boycott group has criticised the Trades Union Congress’ plans to visit Gaza alongside Palestine Solidarity Campaign members.

Delegates voted unanimously to back a motion for a Gaza trip, moved by Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes at the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday.

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From tragedy to a golden day

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

The bunting has been packed away; the athletes have flown home and the stadiums are being dismantled - but there is a corner of the Olympic Park that is forever Israel.

The scenes as Noam Gershony won the country's only gold medal of either Games were breathtaking. When the Israeli Olympians went home without even one medal, expectation fell on the shoulders of the lesser-known Paralympians.

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Time to make your voice heard

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

JC On Campus is back for the 2012-13 academic year.

We will be bringing you news and features from Jewish students at campuses across the country and offering more opportunities than ever for you to make your voice heard.

Tell us your views on the key issues affecting your campuses, and you will have the opportunity to explain your point of view in Britain’s biggest Jewish newspaper.

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Strip Patnick of knighthood says MP Mann

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Campaigners have called for a former MP to be stripped of his knighthood over his role in the Hillsborough disaster.

Sir Irvine Patnick represented the Sheffield Hallam constituency when 96 Liverpool fans died at the FA Cup semi-final held at the stadium in April 1989.

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