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Ready for action: Limmud's army of volunteers lead the way to Warwick

By Josh Jackman, December 18, 2014

Limmud would not exist without its core team of volunteers, the unpaid heroes who build a conference for 2,500 people from nothing.

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Israel ban at Holocaust memorial condemned

By Josh Jackman, December 18, 2014

The decision to ban the host of Ireland's Holocaust Memorial Day event from mentioning Israel has been condemned by organisations around the world.

The JC revealed last week that Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland (HETI) had instructed the master of ceremonies at January's national memorial not to refer to Israel.

The decision sparked a furious reaction.

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Former Auschwitz guard to stand trial for murder of 300,000

By Josh Jackman, December 17, 2014

A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been ruled fit to stand trial next year on mass-murder charges.

Oskar Groening was employed at the concentration camp in occupied Poland in mid-1944, when 300,000 people were killed on arrival. His job was to send valuable possessions of the deceased to Germany.

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JNF hits back at comedian who called it racist

By Josh Jackman, December 16, 2014

The JNF has said that a comedian’s comment that the charity is “racist” is “his most comical yet.”

Ivor Dembina banned comedians from his Traditional Jewish Xmas Eve Show if they had performed at the JNF annual Kosher Komedy Night.

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Regulator rules King David High School must change admissions policy

By Josh Jackman, December 15, 2014

King David High School in Manchester has become the latest Jewish school to be ordered to change its admissions policy.

The Office of Schools Adjudicator decided on Monday that admissions arrangements for September 2014 and 2015 “do not conform with the requirements,” and must be revised “as quickly as possible”.

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Whelan and Balotelli accept FA charges

By Josh Jackman, December 15, 2014

Dave Whelan and Mario Balotelli have accepted the Football Association’s charges for antisemitic comments.

Mr Whelan, chairman of Wigan Athletic, wrote to the FA on Saturday to say he was “misquoted and misrepresented,” but will not contest the charge that he called Jews “shrewd people” who “don’t like losing money.”

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Acid attack on family in West Bank

By Josh Jackman, December 12, 2014

A Palestinian man has sprayed acid on a Jewish family waiting at a checkpoint near the Gush Etzion settlement south of Jerusalem.

The suspected terrorist attack left five members of the family lightly wounded, including children. Security forces at the checkpoint shot the assailant, seriously injuring him.

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Islamic Relief declares itself free of terror after probe

By Josh Jackman, December 12, 2014

Islamic Relief Worldwide has announced that it has been cleared of any links to terrorism in the West Bank by an independent investigation it commissioned.

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I’ve received five death threats, says Jewish MP

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

An MP has received multiple death threats in the last year, leading him to check his family’s cars for booby traps and close his drop-in surgery.

Lee Scott, the Conservative representative for Ilford North, said in parliament he’d had five threats made to his life, including a caller who told him he should be “stoned to death”.

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Fury over Israel ban at Shoah memorial

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

Organisers of a national Holocaust memorial event have banned any mention of Israel.

The trustees of Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland (HETI) have instructed the host of the country's main Shoah memorial event in January "not to refer to the Jewish State or the State of Israel during any part of the ceremony".

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Divisions are all in the mind, says boffin who put hate to the tes

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

A man whose son was killed by Hamas has devised a psychological method he claims can create peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Working with academics at the Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya, Yitzhak Frankenthal used what he calls the "Paradoxical Intervention" technique to alter the thinking of people who see conflict as the only way forward.

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All change at the Guardian?

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

Alan Rusbridger has stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief at the Guardian after more than 20 years at the helm.

He will remain in the position until summer next year before taking up his new job as chair of the newspaper's owners, the Scott Trust in 2016.

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Chanucah surprises

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

A charity will be lighting up the faces of young and old this Chanucah by visiting care homes and hospitals with presents and menorahs galore.

Israeli welfare charity Yad Ezra, known in the UK as Helping Hand, has made more than 3,200 care packages to give out during Chanucah parties for anyone who can't be at home for the festival.

Efrayim Goldstein, who is the charity's London co-ordinator

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I grew up with hate, but Israeli aid changed that

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

A Syrian aid worker brought up to hate the Jewish state but now working with an Israeli humanitarion aid organisation says the civil war is a chance to bring the nations together.

Amin Ahmed says that by helping some of Syria's 3.1 million refugees, Israel can "change everything".

Mr Ahmed, who has helped refugees since the conflict began in 2011, said: "There are moments in history where it

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UN schools are 'teaching kids jihad'

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

Middle East monitors have accused the United Nations Relief and Works Agency of teaching Palestinian children "a curriculum of war".

The criticism of Unwra, which provides humanitarian services to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, came during a during a panel discussion on the UN agency's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the House of Commons this week.

Bassem Eid, direct

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