The Dutch (hic) will drink to that

For the Jewish News March 31 2019 A bid to boycott Israeli wine in the Netherlands has backfired spectacularly, caused a sell-out of the wine in the country — and become a talking point on Dutch TV. Mieke Zagt, who contributes to the Electronic Intifada website, tried to attack the Dutch supermarket chain, Hema, for […]

  • 31 March, 2019

Sephardi community staffer found murdered in Hendon

Murder in Hendon for JN March 2019 A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead at a property in Barnet. Police were called at 10:19hrs on Saturday, 2 March to a report of a disturbance at an address in Great North Way, Hendon NW4. Officers attended along with London Ambulance […]

  • 11 March, 2019

Israel and diaspora woes

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish News March 6 2019 The former Labour MP, Joan Ryan, has described the possibility of Lord Falconer taking a role in combatting antisemitism in the Labour Party as “fool’s gold — I don’t think the problem can be resolved in the way it’s been approached”. Ms Ryan was making her […]

  • 11 March, 2019

Newmark now subject of police probe

For the Jewish News February 15 2019 Police have been handed evidence from a year-long investigation into historic financial irregularities allegedly committed by the former chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, Jeremy Newmark – but the report failed to reach conclusions on several key allegations against him. The panel was commissioned, in concert with […]

  • 15 February, 2019

Technion develops phone app to detect early signs of heart failure

For the Jewish News February 2019 Israel’s Technion Faculty of Medicine is working with an engineering start-up in the development of a smartphone app which can identify the first signs of heart failure. Addressing a lunch given by Technion UK, Professor Zahar Azzam, who described himself as “a pure product of the Technion”, spoke about […]

  • 12 February, 2019

Every picture worth a thousand words

Prague re-creation for the JC Feb 2019 In mid-August 1945, hundreds of young Jews, survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, posed for three remarkable photographs in front of an iconic memorial in the centre of Prague. Those standing in front of the Jan Hus memorial in Prague’s Old Town Square were to become known as The […]

  • 8 February, 2019

Janner case aired in Lords debate

Janner Lords debate December 2018 for JN by Jenni Frazer The procedures in Britain’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse have been denounced by Lord Campbell-Savours as “an affront to natural justice”, which have led to the “trashing of reputations” — particularly that of the late Lord Janner. Lord Campbell-Savours, a Labour peer, tabled an […]

  • 23 December, 2018

Kinder to receive compensation for lost childhood

For Jewish News December 2018 In a unique agreement, the last survivors of the Kindertransport — the 10,000 children who came to Britain in 1938 from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia — are to receive one-off compensation payments, as a result of prolonged negotiations between the Claims Conference and the German government. Greg Schneider, executive vice-president […]

  • 21 December, 2018

How to live in the West Bank with no Hebrew

For the JC December 2018 The mayor of one of the biggest settlements in the West Bank, Efrat, has belied the stereotype of “settler image” by speaking out strongly against Israel’s security wall and also calling for “those behind the ‘price tag’ violence to be put behind bars”. (Price tag attacks are acts of violence […]

  • 14 December, 2018

The whack-a-mole conman resurfaces

For the Jewish Chronicle December 14 2018 The mystery surrounding the identity of a man who was married in jail under the auspices of the London Beth Din — but who may in reality be a Sudanese Muslim facing eventual deportation from the UK — deepened this week. In August this year, Rabbi Julian Shindler […]

  • 14 December, 2018