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Charlotte Oliver
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Charities' fears over impact on staffing

By Charlotte Oliver, June 30, 2016

Jewish charities fear their funding and recruitment could be hit when Britain leaves the European Union.

The leaders of the community's largest charities expressed concern that Brexit may affect their employment of EU nationals and their ability to raise funds through donations.

Simon Morris, chief executive of Jewish Care, said it was an "uncertain time" for the organisation, where 15 per c

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Ryan's joy as he goes on tour

By Charlotte Oliver, June 30, 2016

A mother who launched a fundraising campaign to allow her son, who has Asperger syndrome, to go on Israel tour has expressed her gratitude, after raising the necessary money via community donations.

Janine Greyman, 42, launched a campaign in May to raise £3,000 for a support worker to accompany her son Ryan Isaacs to Israel with youth movement FZY.

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Former Auschwitz guard to appeal conviction for part in 170,000 murders

By Charlotte Oliver, June 28, 2016

A 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz who this month was sentenced to five years in jail is appealing his conviction.

Reinhold Hanning was found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 prisoners at the Nazi death camp between 1942 and 1944.

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Dialogue interrupted

By Charlotte Oliver, June 23, 2016

A university scholarship programme that has spent more than a decade fostering dialogue between Palestinian and Israeli undergraduates in the UK will close this summer due to escalating "financial constraints".

Since it launched in 2004 at City University, London, the Olive Tree Programme has sponsored Palestinian and Israeli students to come to the UK to pursue their studies.

In 12 years,

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Mother's pride at award

By Charlotte Oliver, June 23, 2016

A mother whose daughter died following an asthma attack has expressed her pride that she is "still making an impact today", thanks to a series of student awards launched in her honour.

Daniella Sciama was 18, and had just started her first year at Edinburgh University, when she suffered a fatal asthma attack in December 2013.

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Michael Gove apologises for likening economists advocating Remain to Nazis

By Charlotte Oliver, June 22, 2016

Michael Gove has apologised for likening financial experts who warn against Brexit to Nazis denouncing Einstein.

Mr Gove, who chairs the Leave campaign, said on Wednesday: “Yes, I am sorry. I was asked a direct question and I answered it in a clumsy way with an inappropriate historical analogy.”

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Extremist Joshua Bonehill-Paine charged with harassing Luciana Berger

By Charlotte Oliver, June 22, 2016

A right-wing extremist has been charged with the racially aggravated harassment of MP Luciana Berger.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine allegedly used social media to harass the Shadow Minister for Mental Health between October 2014 and January 2015

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Michael Gove likens economists advocating Remain to Nazis

By Charlotte Oliver, June 22, 2016

Michael Gove has likened financial experts advising Britain to stay in the European Union to Nazis denouncing Albert Einstein’s scientific findings in the 1930s.

Mr Gove, who chairs the Leave campaign, made the comparison on LBC radio, after being asked why British citizens should ignore the warning of economists that Brexit will hurt the economy.

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WJC head Ron Lauder concerned over highest level of antisemitism in Europe since the war

By Charlotte Oliver, June 20, 2016

American Jews feel “great concern at a resurgence of antisemitism” in the UK and across Europe, according to World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder.

Mr Lauder, who was guest speaker at the Board of Deputies plenary session in London on Sunday, re-affirmed his organisations commitment to supporting Jews around the world.

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Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin: from oppression in Russia to Hollywood

By Charlotte Oliver, June 20, 2016

Jewish actor Anton Yelchin, best known for appearing in the new Star Trek films, was killed on Sunday when accidentally hit by his own car at his home in Los Angeles, police have said.

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Jewish migrants preferred to Muslims, study reveals

By Charlotte Oliver, June 20, 2016

Jews are the most preferred immigrant population in the UK, according to research comparing the country’s attitude to migrants.

A study conducted by the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, Oxford, found that seven per cent of British people would allow no Jewish migrants into the UK, while 17 per cent would allow no Muslims.

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What did the Romans ever do for us? They gave me a love for learning

By Charlotte Oliver, April 27, 2016

"Why on earth did you study Latin?" the stranger in question inquires, he or she perplexed (perplexus, confused) as to why I could possibly squander my student loan on a so-called "dead" language.

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Thousands respond as family asks community to pray for a miracle for desperately ill daughter

By Charlotte Oliver, April 25, 2016

More than 10,000 have responded to a family’s online plea to the community to “storm the heavens” and pray for their 20-year-old daughter, who is on life support and is said to be brain dead.

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More children miss out on primary places

By Charlotte Oliver, April 21, 2016

More families than ever were expected to miss out on their first choice primary schools this week, as local councils released their first round of offers.

In a year when, nationally, 10 per cent of all families were not offered a place at their first preference school, Jewish schools reported unprecedented numbers of applicants.

In its first year of admissions, Yavneh Primary - which will op

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New app to ease exam revision

By Charlotte Oliver, April 21, 2016

When her son found himself overwhelmed by GCSE revision two years ago, Alyson Larholm searched for an app or online resource to help him manage his time effectively.

But the search proved futile, so the mother-of-three created one herself.

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