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AJC's new show 'Reality Check'

By Jessica Elgot, January 26, 2010
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Reality Check - a look at Israel and the Middle East from the American Jewish Committee's internet video magazine.

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7Grani: band play at Buchenwald

By Dina Rickman, January 22, 2010
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Rock band 7Grani have released the first music video shot inside a concentration camp – just in time for Holocaust Memorial day.

The four piece Italian band recorded the video for their ballad ‘Neve Diventeremo’ in Buchenwald, a Nazi camp near Weimar in Germany.

The band were given go ahead to shoot the first music video inside a concentration camp by the deputy-director of the memorial site at Buchenwald, Rikola-Gunnar Luettgenau.

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Interview with IDF hospital commander

By Jessica Elgot, January 20, 2010
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Images of the IDF field hospital set up in Haiti, including the premature baby born at the hospital. The video also features an interview with hospital commander, Col. Dr. Itzik Kryce.

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IDF volunteer gives blood to Haiti baby

By Jessica Elgot, January 20, 2010
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Video by Marc Morris of the Israeli field hospital in Haiti, where a volunteer donated blood to save the life of a baby.

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The IDF field hospital in Haiti

By Jessica Elgot, January 20, 2010
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CNN's Elizabeth Cohen interviews makeshift medical tent personnel at the IDF field hospital, and compares their efforts to the Americans.

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Haitians sing 'Shalom Aleichem'

By Jessica Elgot, January 19, 2010
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In a surreal moment captured on camera, tens of local Haitians were taught to sing Shalom Aleichem in Hebrew by Israeli volunteers from ZAKA, Chief Operating Officer Dovie Maisel and volunteer Dano Monkotavitz.

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Israeli help for eight Haiti victims

By Jessica Elgot, January 18, 2010
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Israeli emergency volunteers from ZAKA rescued eight students from the rubble of a flattened university building in Port au-Prince, Haiti.

The six-team ZAKA worked for 38 hours with a Mexican military team to rescue the students, continuing over Shabbat.
Commander of the ZAKA mission to Haiti Mati Goldstein told Ynet:“With all the hell going on outside, even when things get bad, Judaism says we must take a deep breath and go on to save more people.”

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Parents shovel snow to open school

By Jessica Elgot, January 12, 2010
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Parents at Hertsmere Jewish Primary School have rallied round to make sure the school stays open this week by clearing the snow from the school themselves.

More than 90 parents turned out to clear the snow from the driveway and car park of the Radlett school.

The school was closed for four days last weekend after heavy snow.

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Boris Johnson at Hampstead Synagogue

By Jessica Elgot, January 12, 2010
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Boris Johnson paid a visit to the newly refurbished Hamstead Synagogue in West Hampstead with Conservative candidate Chris Philp.

The Mayor of London was given a tour of the shul by Rabbi Dr Michael Harris.

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Jonathan Hoffman jeered at SOAS meeting

By Jessica Elgot, December 18, 2009
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Jonathan Hoffman, co vice-chair of the Zionist Federation, was told he was "not welcome" after revealing his Jewish name at a pro-Palestinian meeting at SOAS.

Mr Hoffman raised concerns during the meeting about the presence of Bongani Masuku, a South African trade unionist who the South African Human Rights Commission have found guilty of inciting hate towards Jews.

Pro-Palestinian attendees of the meeting booed Mr Hoffman and shouted "Jewish" at him while he read out his question for Mr Masuku.

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