Daniel Easterman

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Daniel Easterman
Registered: 4 November 2013
Location: Golders Green
Home Affairs Reporter at the JC.

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Grassroots groups continue to grow

By Daniel Easterman, September 18, 2014

A new umbrella organisation called Nili14 - an abbreviation of the biblical phrase, "the eternity of Israel will not lie" - has been formed to support grassroots groups in the wake of the Gaza conflict.

The aim of the group is to provide leadership, resources, and help Jewish activists respond quickly to anti-Israel publicity and protests.

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Islamic State has sparked UK far right surge

By Daniel Easterman, September 18, 2014

Extremism by Islamic State terrorists overseas is causing a fierce reaction by the UK far right, a senior Home Office adviser has warned.

The adviser, who has 27 years of experience dealing with right-wing extremists told the BBC that the government had underestimated the threat they pose to Britain.

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Two men arrested in child sex abuse investigation

By Daniel Easterman, September 17, 2014

Police have arrested two men over the alleged sexual assault of a strictly Orthodox child from the Satmar community which took place in the Stamford Hill area of north London last week.

A police spokesman confirmed that detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s sexual offences and child abuse unit were investigating the matter.

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FA insists Anelka must serve quenelle ban if he signs for Indian club

By Daniel Easterman, September 16, 2014

The Football Association will demand that Nicolas Anelka serves out his five-match ban for making the quenelle gesture before he can start playing for his new team, Mumbai City in India.

Anelka made the gesture, a Nazi-style salute, during a Premier League match in December 2013. He claimed at the time that it was a tribute to his friend, the antisemitic French comedian Dieudonne M'bala.

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Alex Salmond denies he compared Israel with Islamic State

By Daniel Easterman, September 16, 2014

Alex Salmond has rejected suggestions that he made a comparison between the Islamic State terrorist group and Israel’s policies during the Gaza conflict.

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Proud Zionist Simon Schama defends Israel’s action in Gaza

By Daniel Easterman, September 16, 2014

Historian Simon Schama has launched a stirring defence of Israel’s military operation in Gaza, strongly rejecting allegations that its forces were guilty of war crimes.

Speaking as guest of honour at the UJIA annual dinner, Mr Schama said: “We are not the killers of children. We grieve when the blood of innocent children is spilt because rockets are stored underneath or outside schools.

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Jack the Ripper identity is revealed, but the JC cracked case years ago

By Daniel Easterman, September 12, 2014

New DNA evidence has revealed the identity of Jack the Ripper, one of history's most notorious serial killers, as a Jewish man named Aaron Kosminski.

The Jewish immigrant from Poland, had long been considered a chief suspect in the grisly murders which took place in London's East End in 1888, but new claims assert that there is now definitive scientific proof.

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Shoah educational envoys take starring roles at dinner

By Daniel Easterman, September 11, 2014

Young Holocaust Educational Trust ambassadors played a key role in the charity's dinner at London's Guildhall on Tuesday, stressing their determination to fight against antisemitism and other forms of prejudice.

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Boycott recalls Nazism, says Gove

By Daniel Easterman, September 11, 2014

Tory Chief Whip Michael Gove has compared the campaign to boycott Israeli goods with the first stages of the Nazi move against Jews in the 1930s.

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'Hamas man freed in Shalit deal behind teens' murder'

By Daniel Easterman, September 11, 2014

The man who organised the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank was a Hamas leader released as part of the 2011 prisoner swap for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, according to Palestinian security officials.

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Hamas man released in Shalit deal planned teens’ murder

By Daniel Easterman, September 10, 2014

The man who organised the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank was a Hamas leader released as part of the 2011 prisoner swap for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, according to Palestinian security officials.

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Michael Gove warns of ‘resurgent and lethal’ antisemitism

By Daniel Easterman, September 10, 2014

Michael Gove has described antisemitism as a “resurgent, mutating, lethal virus,” which needs to be combated “now more than ever”.

Addressing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s dinner last night, the Conservative chief whip also said anti-Israel protesters should be reminded that the Nazi boycott of Jewish goods ultimately led to the loss of Jewish lives.

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Jewish groups back appeal for Palestinian victims of Gaza conflict

By Daniel Easterman, September 9, 2014

An emergency “Jewish appeal for Gaza” has been launched, calling on the Jewish community to make donations to help Palestinians injured in the recent conflict.

Set up by a group of “concerned friends”, the initiative is supported by left-leaning Jewish organisations including Yachad, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Jewdas and the Young Jewish Left.

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Man forced to flee after Jewish neighbours attack his home

By Daniel Easterman, September 9, 2014

A strictly observant man who took part in a pro-Palestinian rally in central Manchester has fled his home after allegedly being attacked by local Jewish residents.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the man’s home in the Salford area of Manchester was vandalised, with his windows smashed and graffiti daubed on the front door and window sills.

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Israeli cult leader guilty of multiple sex crimes

By Daniel Easterman, September 8, 2014

The leader of an Israeli cult has been found guilty of rape and multiple sexual crimes.

Goel Ratzon, 64, was accused of having sexual relations with 21 different women – some of whom were teenagers when the relationships started – and fathered 49 children.

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