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Stars mourn ‘inspirational, irreplaceable’ Mike Nichols

By Josh Jackman, November 21, 2014

Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning film director of The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died aged 83.

Mr Nichols was one of only 12 people to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards - the coveted ‘EGOT’, standing for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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UK family devastated by grandfather's murder

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

Of the five men murdered in Kehilat Bnei Torah shul this week, one was a British Charedi man, Abraham Goldberg.

Mr Goldberg, a 68-year-old great-grandfather originally from Liverpool, was described as a "tolerant, good man" by his cousin, Michelle Hirschfield.

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Arsenal star's Shabbat

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

German World-Cup winning footballer Per Mertesacker has revealed that a visit to Auschwitz as a teenager was one of the most memorable moments of his life. "Me and my schoolmates hugged each other for the first time in our lives.

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Left Unity debates IS support motion

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

A new left-wing political party voted on a motion supporting Islamic State at its first annual conference.

The motion put forward at Left Unity's national meeting in London suggested that IS had "progressive potential" and that the Muslim caliphate it wanted to create "could only be a stabilising force" in the Middle East, replacing the "brutal regimes" in which Muslims lived.

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A day of memories for young and old

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

From London to the Tyne, Cardiff to France, dozens of branches and hundreds of Jewish ex-servicemen and women marched past the Cenotaph on Sunday at the 80th annual Ajex remembrance parade.

More than 1,200 veterans attended, an increase on last year's figure of 900.

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Journalist quits Lib Dems

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

A Jewish political journalist has resigned from the Liberal Democrats, saying she will not continue "tacitly accepting antisemitism" by remaining in the party.

Charlotte Henry, who writes for the Independent on Sunday, condemned the party for it stance on anti-Israel Lib Dem MP David Ward.

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Antwerp on alert after knife attack

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

A Jewish leader in Antwerp has said the community feels "fragile" after a Charedi man was stabbed on his way to synagogue.

Yehosha Malik, 31, was attacked by a man reportedly leaving a bar early on Saturday morning.

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British Jew killed in synagogue terror attack

By Josh Jackman, November 18, 2014

A British Jew was one of the victims killed in the terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this morning which left four people dead.

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Antwerp Jewish community reeling after stab attack

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2014

A Jewish leader in Antwerp has said the community feels “fragile” after a Charedi man was stabbed on his way to synagogue this weekend.

Yehosha Malik, 31, was attacked by a man who reportedly targeted his victim after exiting a bar early on Saturday morning.

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Hundreds of ex-servicemen and woman march at Ajex parade

By Josh Jackman, November 16, 2014

Hailing from London to the Tyne, Cardiff to France, dozens of branches and hundreds of Jewish ex-servicemen and women marched past the Cenotaph on Sunday at the 80th annual Ajex remembrance parade.

After 10 wreaths were laid alongside two poppy posies, the participants and the watching crowd joined together in rousing renditions of Adon Olam and God Save The Queen.

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Hizbollah still fighting Israel but Islamic State is now enemy number one

By Josh Jackman, November 13, 2014

Hizbollah is now focused on fighting Islamic State rather than concentrating its terrorist activities against Israel.

Mohammed Fneish, a government minister in Lebanon and a leader of the group, told the BBC that Hizbollah was combating extremist jihadi organisations such as Islamic State (IS), because they “kill more Muslims than Israel”.

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How do you kosher a Gherkin?

By Josh Jackman, November 13, 2014

Pickles have been a Jewish culinary favourite for centuries, and now one of our number owns the most famous gherkin of them all.

Jewish-Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra has bought the 180m-high Gherkin skyscraper in London - officially called 30 St Mary's Axe - for a reported £726 million.

Mr Safra, whose £9.4 billion fortune makes him the 46th richest person in the world, was born in Le

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A German who fought for Britain

By Josh Jackman, November 13, 2014

A German-Jewish Second World War soldier has been hailed for displaying "the most astonishing courage" in fighting for Britain against the Axis powers.

Sergeant Rudolf Friedlander fled Germany in 1933, eventually arriving in Britain three years later.

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Israeli killed in second terror attack

By Josh Jackman, November 10, 2014

A young woman has been killed and two others injured in a terror attack in the West Bank.

The three Israelis were stabbed at a junction just outside Alon Shvut, in Gush Etzion. The assailant, reportedly a man from Hebron called Maher al Hashlamon, was shot by a guard at the scene and later died from his injuries.

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Anger over ‘disturbing’ Nazi-style imagery in Nicki Minaj video

By Josh Jackman, November 10, 2014

World-famous rapper Nicki Minaj has been condemned for featuring Nazi-style imagery in her new video.

Ms Minaj, the most successful female rap artist in history, released an animated video for her song Only which features swastika-style flags, a gas mask with the word “chamber” over it and the rap star being saluted by troops wearing red armbands.

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