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Hillsborough coroner Stefan Popper to be questioned

By Anna Sheinman, March 25, 2013

The coroner who led the original inquest into the Hillsborough disaster will be questioned over the level of contact he had with police officers and why he ordered blood alcohol level tests on all those who died.

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Maurice Levy's inspiration: his grandfather rabbi

By Anna Sheinman, March 22, 2013

Maurice Lévy, one of the most powerful men in global advertising, has named his rabbi grandfather as his greatest inspiration.

Mr Lévy is chief executive officer of the French Publicis Groupe, one of the three largest advertising companies in the world, with a £5bn revenue last year.

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Ukrainian community: boycott us

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

Leaders of the Ukrainian Jewish community have asked the Jewish Agency (Jafi) to boycott the Ukraine by cancelling its board of governors meeting due to be held in Kiev this June.

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Website provides Torah help for porn addicts

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

A website has been created to help Orthodox Jews struggling with addictions to porn, sex or masturbation find support in the Torah.

Guard Your Eyes — which bears the slogan ‘Maintaining Moral Purity In Today’s World’ — offers Torah-inspired assistance for those they term “caught in the shmutz”.

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Israeli universities are a truly fair attraction

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

The Israeli embassy took part for the first time in the Student World Study Abroad Fair at the Emirates Stadium this week.

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Obama in Ramallah to meet Abbas

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

US President Barack Obama is now in Ramallah in the West Bank to meet Palestinian Authority leaders on the second day of his trip to the Middle East.

This morning Mr Obama saw the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Yeshivah teacher shame over ‘schvartze’ remark

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

New York’s Yeshiva University has condemned one of its senior professors of rabbinic studies for his offensive remarks about “schvartzes”, made at a recent conference of United Synagogue rabbis in London.

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President Obama touches down in Israel

By Anna Sheinman, March 20, 2013

US President Barack Obama has arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on the presidential plane Air Force One, marking the beginning of his 50-hour whistlestop tour of Israel.

He was greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli head of protocol as well as a military honour guard, which played both national anthems.

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Kerry in Israel to kickstart peace talks, reports suggest

By Anna Sheinman, March 20, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry may use this week's US presidential trip to Israel to begin peace talks based on the 2002 Saudi peace initiative, reports in the Israeli media suggest.

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Israel Embassy policeman who abandoned post gets nine months

By Anna Sheinman, March 18, 2013

A police officer who admitted abandoning his duties protecting the Israeli Embassy in London has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

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David Trimble to UN Human Rights Council: ‘your report undermines peace’

By Anna Sheinman, March 18, 2013

Nobel Peace laureate David Trimble will today deliver a statement on behalf of NGO UN Watch to the UN Human Rights Council saying its report on Israeli settlements “undermines and subverts” the peace process.

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Israeli coalition deal signed

By Anna Sheinman, March 15, 2013

Yesh Atid and Jewish Home have now both signed up to the Israeli coalition after last-minute wrangling over the title of deputy prime minister.

Neither Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid nor Jewish Home’s Naftali Bennett will take the ceremonial title.

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Lapid and Bennett give up on deputy prime minister role

By Anna Sheinman, March 15, 2013

The final touches have been put to the new Israeli coalition as Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid have agreed that neither will take the ceremonial title of deputy prime minister, Israel Radio has reported.

Negotiations continued throughout Thursday night after Jewish Home and Yesh Atid clashed over the role.

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Protest staged by Beth Alexander supporters

By Anna Sheinman, March 14, 2013

Diplomats at the Austrian Embassy pledged this week to explain the “tragic” situation of British mother Beth Alexander to guests of an event commemorating the Anschluss.

The 75th anniversary of the Anschluss — Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria in 1938 — was due to be marked at the London embassy in a joint event with the Association of Jewish Refugees on Wednesday.

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Log off and still click: A guide to dating off-line

By Anna Sheinman, March 14, 2013

Online dating sucks. It’s exhausting, it’s demoralising and the people you date have invariably lied about their height. For young people it is even harder because it is still considered embarrassing to have to resort to looking for love online. This means there are many thousands of young Jews asking what are the alternatives? Here are five ways to log off and still click with someone:

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Giles Coren’s Seder with a difference

By Anna Sheinman, March 14, 2013

Some might balk at inviting famously vicious food critic Giles Coren to dinner, so it is just as well that in the BBC’s upcoming programme on Passover, he is the one hosting.

The show sees Mr Coren hold a Seder, attended by the JC’s own Rabbi I have a question columnist Rabbi Naftali Brawer, philosopher Alain de Botton and Reform Movement Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner.

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Peres tells new Pope: ‘come to Israel’

By Anna Sheinman, March 14, 2013

Peres tells new Pope: ‘come to Israel’

Israeli President Shimon Peres has invited the new pope, Pope Francis, to the Holy Land.

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Turing Award won by Israeli second time in a row

By Anna Sheinman, March 13, 2013

The Turing Award, known as the Nobel Prize of computing, has been won by an Israeli for the second time in a row.

Professor Shafi Goldwasser of the Weizmann Institute of Science near Tel Aviv won the 2012 prize along with Prof Silvio Micali of MIT for their work creating the foundations of internet security.

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Obama’s Israel trip may be interrupted by new pope

By Anna Sheinman, March 13, 2013

The installation of a new pope is planned to take place towards the end of next week, when US President Barack Obama is due to make a 48-hour trip to Israel.

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Iran will promise UN not to build nuclear weapons

By Anna Sheinman, March 12, 2013

Iran will promise the United Nations that it will not seek to create nuclear weapons, an Iranian news agency has claimed.

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