Marcus Dysch

Jewish business ethics charity closes

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2012

The Jewish Association for Business Ethics (Jabe) has closed due to a lack of funding. It is thought four people, including executive director Lorraine Spector, lost their jobs.

The organisation was formed in 1991 and relied entirely on private funding. It encouraged integrity in professional conduct and taught Jewish ethical approaches to business.

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Stalker back in jail after breaking lifetime order

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2012

A serial stalker is behind bars again after breaching his lifetime restraining order to approach his victim.

Elliot Fogel, 37, was jailed for two years for continuing his campaign against Claire Waxman.

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Israeli theatre company expects Globe Shakespeare disruption

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2012

A senior Habimah Theatre producer has admitted that actors expect anti-Israel activists will succeed in disrupting their performance at a major international festival at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in May.

Israel's leading theatre company will perform The Merchant Of Venice in Hebrew as part of a six-week event at the Globe to coincide with the Cultural Olympiad.

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Guardian attack on CST prompts anger

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2012

The Guardian has apologised after it implicated the Community Security Trust in a story attacking Education Secretary Michael Gove.

The newspaper ran a piece criticising Mr Gove's role in awarding government funding to the charity while he also sat on CST's advisory board.

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Tower Hamlets Respect chair guilty of assault at Tesco demo

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2012

A veteran anti-Israel campaigner has been convicted of slapping a Jewish man during a boycott protest at a supermarket.

Carole Swords, chair of Tower Hamlets Respect Party, attacked Harvey Garfield as he attempted to defend Israeli goods from potential vandalism.

Swords has previously written on Facebook that Zionists are "cockroaches" who "hide in the dark and try to create havoc where they

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Stalking victim receives compensation

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2012

The victim of a serial stalker has been awarded compensation after the High Court ruled the Crown Prosecution Service had failed to protect her.

Claire Waxman will receive £3,500 in damages after the CPS dropped a charge against Elliot Fogel, who has repeatedly been jailed for harassing her and her family.

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Guardian's 'misleading' look at Gove's support of Jewish security organisation

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2012

The Community Security Trust and Department for Education have defended Education Secretary Michael Gove following criticism of his role in awarding government funding to the Jewish organisation while also acting on its advisory board.

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Anti-Israel activist convicted of attack on Jewish man

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2012

A veteran anti-Israel campaigner has been convicted of slapping a Jewish man during a protest last summer.

Carole Swords, chairman of the Tower Hamlets Respect Party and Viva Palestina supporter, attacked Harvey Garfield as he attempted to defend Israeli products from potential vandalism by protesters.

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Iran's UK mouthpiece, Press TV, pushed off the air

By Marcus Dysch, January 26, 2012

The Israel lobbying group, Bicom, the British and US governments, and the Royal Family have been blamed by Press TV for the channel's demise.

Broadcasting standards watchdog Ofcom revoked Press TV's licence with immediate effect last Friday after ruling that Iranian authorities were responsible for editorial decisions on the channel's shows in Britain.

Ofcom warned last October that it was p

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Occupy protester in Edinburgh arrested over menorah's destruction

By Marcus Dysch, January 26, 2012

A 25-year-old man connected to the Occupy Edinburgh movement has been charged with destroying Scotland's biggest chanuciah in an alleged antisemitic attack.

He appeared in court last week facing one charge of vandalism aggravated by hate, but was released by the Procurator Fiscal pending further police inquiries.

But members of Edinburgh's Jewish community have spoken in his defence, claimin

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Mooning pensioner gets day of reckoning

By Marcus Dysch, January 26, 2012

A pensioner convicted of mooning at a neighbour has been labelled a "vexatious litigant" in the High Court following a long-running dispute with his other neighbours.

Harry Singer and his wife, June, regularly clashed with fellow residents over charges imposed by a management company at the block of flats which is home to dozens of Jewish pensioners.

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Rise above the internet parapet

By Marcus Dysch, January 20, 2012

My name is Marcus, and I'm a Twitter addict. I've been using the site for two-and-a-half years and, last week, sent my 18,000th tweet.

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Boris gets walk-on part at Finchley crossings

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson has visited the redeveloped Henlys Corner junction, where automated pedestrian crossings make life safer for Finchley Synagogue congregants walking to shul.

Mr Johnson was accompanied by Finchley and Golders Green MP, Mike Freer, and former Barnet mayor, Eva Greenspan.

"Our community persistently called for a safer intersection," pointed out Finchley Synagogue's Ra

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Cancel event, Amnesty is urged by ZF

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2012

Amnesty International should cancel the launch of an anti-Israel activist's book about Palestinians because he allegedly "justified antisemitism", according to the Zionist Federation.

Ben White's new book, Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, is due to be launched at Amnesty's London offices on January 26.

The ZF has written to AI managing director Kate Allen en

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Proms protestor sues

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2012

A violinist who was suspended by the London Philharmonic Orchestra after signing an anti-Israel letter is to take the orchestra to an employment tribunal.

Sarah Streatfeild was among two dozen musicians who signed the letter, published in the Independent, encouraging the BBC to cancel the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's Proms appearance at the Royal Albert Hall last September.

The LPO initia

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'Nazi' students hit protester on LSE ski trip

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2012

A student has described how his nose was broken in an antisemitic attack during a university ski trip.

The second-year student, who does not want to be identified, had been socialising with colleagues from the London School of Economics' student union's athletics union.

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Board reject Guardian boycott

By Marcus Dysch, January 16, 2012

A proposal to boycott the Guardian newspaper has been rejected by the Board of Deputies.

After debating the newspaper's reporting of Jewish and Israel issues, deputies at Sunday's plenary meeting chose to not hold a vote on the motion which had urged "all who oppose antisemitism to refrain from buying the Guardian or advertising in it".

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LSE students played Nazi-themed game on ski trip

By Marcus Dysch, January 15, 2012

A Jewish student suffered a broken nose in an antisemitic attack during a student union ski trip.

The London School of Economics student, who has not been named, was injured in a fight after he confronted fellow students who were playing Nazi-themed games featuring cards laid out in a swastika formation.

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Board of Deputies vote on Guardian boycott

By Marcus Dysch, January 13, 2012

The Board of Deputies will vote on whether to boycott the Guardian newspaper this Sunday. Deputies will debate a motion encouraging the Board to "regret the appearance of antisemitic material in the Guardian and its online Comment is Free section".

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Terrorist Hindawi is refused parole

By Marcus Dysch, January 12, 2012

A terrorist jailed for 45 years for plotting to bomb an Israeli plane has lost his legal battle to be released early.

In 1986, Nezar Hindawi planned to blow up an El Al plane carrying 370 people by planting a bomb in the luggage of his pregnant fiancée.

The Parole Board had previously suggested he should be released early and deported to Jordan.

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