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Israel lacrosse team forced to forfeit match after refusing to play on Shabbat

By Josh Jackman, July 28, 2015

An Israeli lacrosse team playing in the sport’s World Championship in Scotland has been forced to forfeit a match for not playing on Shabbat.

The under-19s side, made up of 15 and 16-year-old amateurs participating in their first tournament, arranged with opponents Finland to play their match on Wednesday instead of Saturday.

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Pro-Israel activists in London protest against Iran deal

By Josh Jackman, July 27, 2015

Activists opposing the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers have delivered a letter outlining their objections to 10 Downing Street.

After a demonstration in Whitehall on Sunday attended by more than 30 supporters, pro-Israel grassroots group Campaign For Truth (C4T) handed over the message, which compared the agreement to appeasement of the Nazis.

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Uefa take point off Croatia for on-pitch swastika

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

The Croatian national football team has been docked a point after a swastika was displayed on the pitch before a European Championship qualifier.

The penalty is understood to be the most serious ever imposed by Uefa, the governing body of European football.

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WATCH: Jewish students break world record...for hopping

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

Michael Sobell Sinai Jewish Primary School has broken a world record - for hopping.

In an end of term activity at the school in Kenton, 691 staff, pupils and teachers hopped on one leg for 10 seconds, officially earning themselves a Guinness World Record.

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Big gains for women and young people at Board elections

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

Women and young people have claimed more seats than ever before in the elections for the Board of Deputies divisional committees.

Out of the 64 deputies elected to four divisions, 23 were female - the highest ever proportion of Board seats to go to women - and nine of all delegates voted in were in their 20s.

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Police officers to learn Hebrew under new pilot scheme

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

Shalom, shalom, shalom… what's going on 'ere? Police officers could soon be speaking Hebrew on the beat in Golders Green and Stamford Hill.

Under a pilot scheme run by the Metropolitan Police, new recruits will have to learn a second language from a list of 14, one of which is Hebrew.

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Delay in care costs cap is 'a blow to elderly'

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

A four-year delay in capping care costs and increasing the level of assets those in residential care can retain has been condemned as "a real blow to many older people and their families".

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Ivy House regulars bemoan closure

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

It is a week until the London Jewish Cultural Centre closes its doors at Ivy House in Golders Green following the merger with JW3, where some of its activities have transferred.

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NHS backs survey on Charedi health needs

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

The NHS is funding a comprehensive study of the health needs of the large strictly Orthodox community in Salford.

Manchester Jewish Care Forum chair Jonny Wineberg and psychologist Dr Sandi Mann are heading the £10,000 project.

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Israeli hackers charged over one of ‘biggest ever’ cyber frauds

By Josh Jackman, July 22, 2015

Two Israeli hackers have been charged with stealing millions of dollars in one of the biggest cyber frauds in history.

Gery Shalon, 31, and Ziv Orenstein, 40, were allegedly part of a three-man hacking gang that purchased blocks of practically worthless shares before illegally manipulating the market to gain at least $2.8m (£1.8m) in profit.

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Cardiff City resists petition to boycott Israeli match

By Josh Jackman, July 22, 2015

Football club Cardiff City has resisted calls to cancel a match against an Israeli team.

The Championship club was petitioned by Red Card Israeli Racism, a group which accuses the Jewish State of “appalling and widespread racism” against Palestinians.

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Twitter creates 'safety centre' to help deal with antisemitism online

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2015

Twitter has created a ‘Safety Centre’ which will help users to understand and utilise the site’s tools against abuse.

The resource was created with the help of the Community Security Trust, who worked with the social media site to ensure antisemitism can be reported and dealt with efficiently.

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Kick It Out head, Lord Ouseley, attacks FA’s decision not to act over Malky Mackay texts

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2015

The head of football anti-racism group Kick It Out has condemned the Football Association’s decision not to charge manager Malky Mackay over a series of racist, sexist, homophobic and antisemitic messages.

Lord Ouseley said the matter should not be dismissed simply because the texts were regarded as private.

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Board of Deputies backs Queen after 'Nazi salute' footage

By Josh Jackman, July 19, 2015

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has condemned criticism of the Queen after a film of her giving a Nazi salute was revealed.

During a Board plenary on Sunday, Mr Arkush also spoke of the Royal Family's warm relations with the Jewish community.

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Builder fined for racially abusing strictly Orthodox man

By Josh Jackman, July 17, 2015

A builder who abused an Orthodox man who tried to stop him from urinating on a wall has been ordered to pay £795.

Jakub Kawczynski, 33, admitted engaging in religiously aggravated verbal harassment at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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