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Community hails MPs report as blueprint for battling anti-Semitism

Labour leader:
Creates a safe
space for those
with vile attitudes
By Justin Cohen
justinc@thejngroup.com
@JewishNewsUK

Community leaders have unanimously backed a parliamentary report on anti-Semitism


that strongly condemns Labour
leader Jeremy Corbyn, Twitter
and the leader of the National
Union of Students praising
it for offering a template for
tackling hate in the UK.
The hard-hitting report, following a probe into anti-Semitism
in the UK by the Home Affairs
Select Committee, also proposes a

Twitter:
An inert host for
vast swathes of
anti-Semitism
revised definition of anti-Semitism
to be adopted by law enforcement
agencies and all political parties.
The Chief Rabbi, Community
Security Trust and the leaders of
the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats were among those to give oral
evidence.
MPs from across the House
who stressed they were united in
their findings said they believed
Corbyns lack of consistent leadership on this issue, and his reluctance to separate anti-Semitism
from other forms of racism, has created what some have referred to as
a safe space for those with vile atti-

NUS President:
Does not listen
to concerns of
Jewish students
tudes towards Jewish people.
While Corbyn has a proud
record of fighting racism, we are
not persauded that he fully appreciates the distinct nature of postSecond World War anti-Semitism.
The case of ex-Momentum
vice-chair Jackie Walker, who
was recently suspended for a
second time, illustrates the partys
demonstrable incompetence in
dealing with accused members,
they argued.
The MPs welcomed the leaders decision to commission an
inquiry by Shami Chakrabarti but
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News / Sir Sigmund Sternberg: 1921-2016

Trailblazer and
a true mensch
By Justin Cohen
justinc@thejngroup.com
@JewishNewsUK

ributes have been paid to one of the worlds leading


pioneers of interfaith relations, Sir Sigmund Sternberg, after he passed away at the age of 95.
Sir Sigmund, who was born in Hungary, co-founded
the Three Faiths Forum (3FF) in 1997, well before the explosion
in activity to bring faiths together in this country, and was also
considered one of the fathers of Anglo-Jewry partly as a result
of his transformational work with Reform Judaism.
But it is probably his work in improving strained relations
between the Jewish community and the Catholic Church that he
will be most remembered. He played a central role in efforts to
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become a regular feature of subsequent papacies.
Sir Sigmund who fled Nazi-occupied Europe to the UK in
1939 made his money in the metals industry before focusing
on interfaith work, including with the Council of Christians and
Jews (CCJ), and other charitable work in later life. He was also
instrumental in setting up the Sternberg Centre for Judaism.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform
Judaism, said: The entire Reform Jewish community of the UK
mourns the sad news of the death of Sir Sigmund Sternberg. His
contribution to Reform Judaism was transformational.
He dedicated a great part of his life to serving the Jewish community and the vital cause of dialogue and interfaith relations
around the world. We are grateful for his enormous generosity
and inspirational leadership. May his memory be a blessing.
CCJ chair Bishop Michael Ipgrave paid tribute to Sir Sigmund as an incomparable champion of interfaith relations.
His work was a shining light in bringing people together, and
his legacy is the profound impact it had on people, from school
students to presidents. As we mourn his loss, we give thanks
for his memory and commit ourselves to continuing the work
that was dear to him.
Tributes also came from the Jewish Leadership Council
and Board of Deputies, with Board president Jonathan Arkush
saying: Sir Sigmund Sternberg was one of our communitys most
tireless workers and generous benefactors. His association with
the Board went back many years and his support has been invaluable. His energy, enthusiasm, talent for organisation and massive
charitable efforts will be sorely missed.
He was awarded a knighthood by the Queen in 1976 and
became a papal knight nine years later the first to receive the
accolade and one of around half a dozen in total. He was also a
recipient of the Templeton Prize.
Fellow papal knight Rabbi David Rosen, the former chief
rabbi of Ireland, told Jewish News Sternberg personified
some of the greatest transformations that have taken place

Sir Sigmund Sternberg, left, with the Queen and Rabbi Sacks

in and for the Jewish world in our times. Describing him as


a true mensch, he added: There has never been an era in the
history of humankind where there has been so much interfaith
collaboration and cooperation. For the Jewish community, it
was Sir Sigmund and his colleagues of the generation after
World War Two and the Shoah who trailblazed that path that
many, like myself, are privileged to follow along today in a new
era in interfaith understanding and cooperation.
3FF director Phil Champain spoke of the sadness of his
team at the news of Sternbergs death. He said: Sir Sigmund
was a true giant of the interfaith movement, who spent most
of his life building better relations between people of different
faiths and beliefs.
The founding of the 3FF, he said, was only one of his many
achievements, as he worked tirelessly to resolve conflicts within
and between religions both in the UK and internationally.
This speaks not just of a great statesman, he continued, but
of a profound, sensitive, caring and outstanding human being.
3FF is an important part of his legacy, and we will continue to
strive for the vision he believed in, of a world where people live
together in mutual respect and understanding, regardless of
their faith.
Sir Sigmund wrote about his pride in 3FFs work four years
ago. While the CCJ was already in operation, he and his 3FF cofounders, Rev Marcus Braybrooke and Dr Zaki Badawi, identified
a need to involve Muslims in dialogue.
He particularly hailed the charitys work with youngsters in
schools and universities.
He stated at the time: Im very pleased to see the work we
started 15 years ago carried on by a new generation of bridgebuilders and peacemakers as 3FF brings dialogue and cooperation to new audiences and regions.

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Sir Sigmund Sternberg personified some of the


greatest transformations that have taken place
in and for the Jewish world in our times.
Not least of these was and is the revolution
in Christian and particularly Catholic attitudes
and teaching towards Jews and Judaism.
Many Jews have little or no appreciation of
the enormity of this transformation both historically and contemporaneously. He lamented this
and often said that, had the Vatican document
Nostra Aetate been issued 25 years earlier,
Jewish history might have been so radically
different. He saw it as a Jewish moral obligation
to engage the Church in combatting anti-Semi-

tism and saw Pope John Paul IIs statement that


anti-Semitism is a sin against man and God as
almost a personal victory.
He met with Cardinal Glemp, the primate
of Poland, and succeeded in transforming his
view of the Jewish protest as interfering foreign
meddling, into an appreciation of Jewish pain
and distress. Eventually , with the support of
Pope John Paul II , the Polish church arranged
for the convent to be relocated and established a
reconciliation centre nearby.
Nowhere was out of bounds for Siggys
irrepressible determination and he was given
the honour of being the first Jewish Papal knight
and he strove to be a true mensch. He and his
colleagues trailblazed a path that many like
myself are privileged to follow along in a new era
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Online hate, Lib Dem comments, Councillor slur / News

Farron: Tonge intolerable


Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said
both Jenny Tonge and David Ward should face
a disciplinary process over intolerable comments reacting to the release of a parliamentary
report into anti-Semitism, writes Justin Cohen.
Tonge, who in 2012 resigned the Lib Dem
whip but remains a party member, sought to offer
a reason for rising anti-Semitism in the UK.
In a letter to The Guardian, which has yet to be
printed, she welcomed the report by the Home
Affairs Select Committee, but insisted it would
have been more useful if it had investigated the
causes of anti-Semitism too. It is difficult to
believe that a 75 percent increase in anti-Semitism it reports has been committed by people
who simply hate Jewish people for no reason.
...These incidents are reflecting the disgust
amongst the general public of the way the government of Israel treats Palestinians and manipulates the USA and ourselves to take no action
against the countrys blatent disregard of international law and the Geneva Conventions.
She continued: Added to this is Israels adoption of the title of Jewish state of Israel. This
conflates Israel with the Jewish people here,
whether or not they support the Zionist state and
many do not.
The report levelled specific criticism at the
Lib Dems, saying the party should pay heed to
the need to act swiftly and decisively to address
anti-Semitism in its ranks. It also took aim at
leader Farron for referring to disciplinary pro-

cesses when pressed on the case of David Ward,


who he said had served his time when, as an MP,
he was briefly suspended by the party.
Ward wrote on Twitter after the reports
release: Anti-Semitism row becoming daft for a
voice of sanity see the PSC evidence to the Chakrabarti inquiry (and HASC), while another message said: The Zionists are winning despite the
appalling racism of the state of Israel and its supporters dont give up good will triumph bad.
Speaking to LBC, Farron said comments from
both were intolerable and believed they should
be referred to the partys internal disciplinary
proceedings. After initially saying action was
being taken, he refused to confirm the offensive
remarks had already been referred when pressed.
Gary Spedding, who undertakes cross-party
work on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has complained to Farron. He said: It is deplorable for
anyone to suggest that Israel is the main cause of
anti-Semitism in the UK. Israel-Palestine related
anti-Semitism is the result of a toxic mixture of
ignorance, hatred, victim blaming, denial and an
unhealthy obsession with Jewish people.
The Community Security Trusts Mark
Gardner said: Nobody was holding their breath
that these two serial offenders would change
their behaviour, but the timings of their latest
sneers can only harm the image of the party.
A party spokesperson said: Jenny Tonge does
not take the party whip in the House of Lords and
does not speak for the Liberal Democrats .

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Labour urged to
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Baroness Tonge links Israel with anti-Semitism

The Labour Party has been told to expel a


councillor who has been suspended for an antiSemitic post on Facebook.
Andy Slack shared an image of a hook-nosed
Israeli soldier whose mouth and hands are covered in blood, under the caption: Israel was
created by the Rothschilds, not God And what
they are doing to the Palestinian people now
is EXACTLY what they intend for the whole
world.
The Chesterfield councillor later said in a
statement: I wish to apologise for a post which
I shared without properly reading its content. I
support Palestinians in occupied Gaza but am in
no way opposed to Jewish people.
Board of Deputies Marie van der Zyl said:
This is the kind of vile anti-Semitic slur we
would normally associate with the extreme right.
We call on Labour to confirm he will be expelled
from the party immediately if this is verified.

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News / Home Affairs Select Committee report

Corbyn accused of being in denial


Continued from page 1
condemned her and Corbyn over the
timing of her elevation to the Lords.
They also claimed her report was compromised by its failure to deliver a comprehensive set of recommendations or to
provide a definition of anti-Semitism. The
failure of the Labour Party to deal consistently and effectively with anti-Semitic
incidents risks lending force to allegations
that elements of the Labour movement are
institutionally anti-Semitic.
The report stresses other parties are not
immune to accusations of anti-Semitism
and urges all major parties to consider
whether recommended reforms could be
applied to their own processes for training
and disciplining members.
In a strongly-worded response, Corbyn
accused the MPs of failing to look in detail at
combating anti-Semitism in other parties,
schools or civic institutions and defended
Chakrabarti against unfair criticism.
While endorsing some of the recommendations and suggesting the report
echoed parts of Chakrabartis findings, the
Labour leader added: The reports political
framing and disproportionate emphasis on
Labour risks undermining [its] positive and
welcome recommendations.
He insisted Labour had done more to

tackle anti-Semitism under his leadership


than any other party and would implement
the measures Chakrabarti recommended.
Jennifer Gerber, director of Labour
Friends of Israel, said: Sadly, the reaction
of the Labour leader to the Home Affairs
Select Committee report simply underlines how far he, and some others in the
party, still need to go to grasp and tackle this
very real problem.
While Labour has specific challenges to
address, Jewish Labour Movement chair
Jeremy Newmark insisted anti-Semitism
is not the sole preserve of the left or right
and said the fate of Ken Livingstone would
be a litmus tet for the party.
In the report, the MPs urge government,
political parties and law enforcement agencies to adopt a slightly altered version of
The Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
definition of anti-Semitism. That definition takes into account modern forms of
anti-Semitism such as comparing Israeli
policy to the Nazis.
The report calls for the addition of two
clauses to make it clear it is not anti-Semitic
to criticise Israeli policy or take a particular
interest in Israel without further evidence
of anti-Semitic intent.
It praises the CSTs impressive and
professional work and insists government

funding for security measures should continue as a matter of course.


CSTs Mark Gardner, who gave evidence, thanked the Committee for its
serious investigation of anti-Semitism and
we hope its conclusions will be acted on.
Sir Mick Davis of the Jewish Leadership
Council said: We welcome the fact that
this independent, cross-party group of MPs
has produced a unanimous report, which
sets out a roadmap for concrete action to
address anti-Semitism in all its forms.
Board of Deputies president Jonathan
Arkush said he was greatly heartened the
committee has taken care to listen to the
range of concerns expressed in the evidence given to the committee from across
the community and beyond.
BICOMs James Sorene said the report
brings much-needed clarity where previously there had been denial, obfuscation
and abdication of responsibility, while
the Holocaust Educational Trusts Karen
Pollock said: This inquiry has issued the
strong clarion call we have so desperately
needed in the fight to tackle anti-Semitism
in all its guises.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism
praised the uncompromising findings,
but lamented the low number of police
prosecutions.

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by cross-party MPs

NUS president must apologise or resign


Dozens of student union
leaders have demanded
National Union of Students president Malia
Bouattia issues a full
and formal apology or
resigns following heavy
criticism by MPs.
The House of Commons
Home Affairs Committee said
Bouattias past comments
describing Birmingham University as a Zionist outpost
smack of outright racism.
The report said: The
president of the NUS does
not appear to take sufficiently

seriously the issue of antiSemitism on campus, and has


responded to Jewish students
concerns about her previous
language with defensiveness.
[Her language]...suggests
a worrying disregard for her
duty to represent all sections of
the student population...
The MPs also questioned
whether the NUS was effectively addressing anti-Semitism, and called on it and the
Union of Jewish Students
(UJS) to work to mend their
broken relationship.
In reply, Bouattia described

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increasing anti-Semitism as
deeply worrying and tackling it as a priority for NUS. She
insisted she would continue
to listen to Jewish students
concerns, adding: If the language I have used in the past
has been interpreted any other
way then let me make this clear
it was never my intention and
I have revised my language.
Our movement has students, both Jewish and otherwise, who hold a variety of
deeply held beliefs on IsraelPalestine but it is a political
argument, not one of faith.

There is no place for antiSemitism in the student movement, and in society.


But dozens of student union
presidents and officers and
several members of the NUS
national executive committee
said her response did not go
far enough in acknowledging
or apologising for the significant damage her actions and
language have done to NUS
and the student movement...
If Malia fails to acknowledge the need for an immediate and full apology, as well
as to provide details of how she

will personally address these


issues going forward, then we
believe that she must resign.
UJS campaigns director
Josh Nagli said: This report
must act as a wake-up call for
the NUS president, because
the culture created on UK campuses is one that accepts and
fails to challenge anti-Semitism; a culture that is being
manifested on her watch.
An NUS spokesperson said:
It is disappointing that the
report is partial and inaccurate in relation to NUS work in
tackling anti-Semitism.

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Chakrabarti was not bought with
a peerage to write a soft report on
anti-Semitism in the Labour Party,
Diane Abbott has insisted.
The shadow home secretary
defended Chakrabarti against accusations from some Jewish groups
that the probe she produced
shortly before becoming a Labour
peer was a whitewash.
Abbott told Good Morning Britain
that the ex-Liberty head was the
victim of a smear campaign. If she
could be bought for a peerage she
would have been bought years ago.

A Palestinian woman was shot


and killed in the West Bank as she
allegedly attempted to stab Israeli
security forces.
There were reportedly no
injuries to Israeli security forces
or civilians in the attack at the
Tapuach Junction south of Nablus,
in the West Bank.
Attempted stabbing at Tapuach
Junction, Israeli police tweeted. A
short while ago a female suspect
approached border police officers
at the scene holding a knife. When
she failed to heed their calls to halt,
they shot and neutralsed her.

Online streaming of Bob Dylans


music has increased by more than
500 percent since the announcement
of his 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Spotify digital music
platform said streams of Dylan songs
increased by 512 percent. The most
listened to song was Like a Rolling
Stone, the Associated Press reported.
Dylan, 75, was recognised
for having created new poetic
expressions within the great
American song tradition, said
the Swedish Academy, which is
responsible for choosing the Nobel
laureates in literature. [JTA]

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Home Affairs Select Committee report/ News

Inert Twitter blamed


Twitter has been strongly
criticised by MPs for hosting vast swathes of antiSemitic speech and abuse.
The Commons Home
Affairs Committee said it
was disgraceful that Jewish
people using the social media
site were being subjected to
appalling levels of online
abuse.
It said the company which
enjoys global revenues of
2.2billion dollars (1.8bn) had
to do more to tackle a problem
which appeared to be growing
exponentially.
In a hard-hitting report,
the committee said it had
been shocked at the viscerally anti-Semitic nature and
volume of tweets directed specifically at MPs.
It highlighted the case of
Luciana Berger, the Labour MP
for Liverpool Wavertree, who
was targeted by a US-based
neo-Nazi website [see below].
In the space of just three
days in 2014, she was reported
to have received 2,500 abusive
tweets, all with the same virulently anti-Semitic hashtag.
Two years on, the committee said that, alarmingly,

Anti-Semitic hate on Twitter

some of the messages were still


available online.
This experience is no
doubt common to many Jewish
people outside Parliament,
too, the report said.
It is disgraceful that any
individual should have to tolerate such appalling levels of
anti-Semitic abuse in order to
use Twitter a social media
platform now regarded as a
requirement for any public
figure.
In the context of global
revenue of 2.2billion dollars, it
is deplorable that Twitter continues to act as an inert host
for vast swathes of anti-Semitic
hate speech and abuse.

The company has the necessary resources and technical


capability, and must do more
to address this pernicious
problem, which appears to be
growing exponentially.
The committee said Twitter
needed to act in a proactive
manner to identify abusive
users and that more resources
were needed for enforcement.
A Twitter spokesman said:
Hateful conduct has no place
on Twitter and we will continue to tackle this issue headon alongside our partners in
industry and civil society.
People must feel safe to
speak freely and there is a clear
distinction between freedom
of expression and conduct that
incites violence and hate.
In tandem with actioning
hateful conduct that breaches
Twitters rules, we also leverage
the platforms incredible capabilities to empower positive
voices, to challenge prejudice
and to tackle the deeper root
causes of intolerance.
We look forward to further
constructive dialogue between
government, our partners in
civil society and our peers in the
technology sector on this issue.

BERGER: ABUSE
HARD ON FAMILY
Luciana Berger has revealed for the first
time the impact on her family of threats
and anti-Semitic slurs made against her.
The Jewish Labour politician, who rarely
speaks about her private life, made the statements in a filmed interview with the Liverpool
Echo ahead of National Hate Crime Awareness
Week.
More often than not, you experience it
alone, and that can be hard. And then when
your family find out about it, its difficult for
them as well because they are concerned about
your safety and well-being, and they shoulder
that pain and upset as well, she said.
Earlier this year, John Nimmo pleaded
guilty to sending Berger a death threat. He
was investigated after Berger called police following anti-Semitic threats, including one that
said: You are going to get it like Jo Cox did.
The threats to Berger, which were sent
online along with a photograph of a large
kitchen knife, made reference to her religion.
Berger added: When my partner and other
family members found out about the abuse, it
was difficult for them because they are concerned for my safety and well-being.
It is really important people know what
hate crime is and the different forms it can
take. It can be face-to-face from someone on
the street or a neighbour. It can be verbal or
online.
Its so important that people have the confidence to know that if they come forward,
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thing will be done. I know from my own experience. My message to any victim is that I know
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to the Board of Deputies .
The impact of online hatred, May said, was
clearly demonstrated over the summer when
Luciana Berger, the Labour MP, was subjected to
a torrent of anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter. And
I am pleased that case was reported to the
police and resulted in a successful prosecution
and custodial sentence. [JTA]

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News / Trial sentencing / White supremacists / Haiti appeal / Hitlers house

Shul bomb hoaxer jailed


A woman who made a hoax bomb
threat to a synagogue and carried
out a harassment campaign against a
mother at her daughters school has
been jailed for three years.
Claire Manns behaviour was part
of a concerted and sustained effort
that caused significant alarm and
distress to a number of people in
north Londons Jewish community,
prosecutor Ross Cohen told Wood
Green Crown Court.
Mann, 43 of Mill Hill, north-west
London, had pleaded guilty in June to
two counts of attempting to pervert
the course of justice between 1 and 21
July 2013.
This relates to three incidents,
including her texting Elisheva Mason
the wife of Muswell Hill Synagogues
Rabbi David Mason on 19 July 2013
and claiming there is a bomb threat at
Kinloss (Finchley United Synagogue)
area hotels where there are many
Israelis staying, please arrange
evacuation.
Her aim was to blame Roz Page,
whose daughter attended the same
school as her own child, as they had
been involved in a row about their
children.

Claire Mann, inset, made a hoax bomb threat targeting Kinloss Synagogue, above

Cohen said the police treated it as a


real threat and carried out a search
of the scene. They left patrols in the
area to try to calm community fears.
A day later, as police were searching
her home, Mann showed officers
abusive text messages she had
received, which were from the same
number that made the bomb threat
and all the messages were sent by her.
The first abusive text, falsely
claiming to be from Page, was

reported by Mann to police on


2 July 2013. In reality, Mann had been
masquerading as Page and sent
them herself, Cohen said.
Mann had become agitated
during the police search, Cohen said.
Mrs Mann became terrified and
repeated: I did it, I did it, it was a prank
that has gone wrong.
She told officers she had thrown the
telephone away but they found its box
in the bedroom, the court heard.

The other count of


attempting to pervert
the course of justice stems
from Mann falsely representing
herself to be a clinical psychologist in a
document that was put before a family
court hearing.
Her partner David Bright, 48, of the
same Mill Hill address as Mann, runs
an organisation called Parents Voice,
which helps people who are involved
in family court hearings. He put the

document, complete with Manns


fake qualifications under the name of
Silverstone, before the family court.
He was found guilty of perverting
the course of justice by a jury at
Harrow Crown Court in July.
The father, who was involved in
the family court case has suffered
significantly as a result of what
happened, Cohen told the court.
Detailing Manns actions,
Cohen said: There is a
concerted and sustained
course of conduct in
this case and as a result
Ms Page, a lady of good
character, got into
trouble herself with the
police.
Thankfully she was
not arrested and did not
receive anything more than a
harassment warning. She (Ms Page)
seems to have been under suspicion
for a long time as a result.
He told the court Mann started
to blame others for what had
gone on and this caused anguish,
only accepting responsibility later,
meaning that a cloud of suspicion
hung on others in the community.

ANTI-RACIST ACTIVISTS REVEAL KKK Warning on porn


GROUP PROMOTING ANTI-SEMITISM
Undercover investigators from a British anti-racist group
have revealed how anti-Semitism features prominently in
a new drive to incite racial hatred by white supremacists in
the US.
London-based Hope Not Hate, which seeks to tackle
extremism, said several activists infiltrated one of the Ku Klux
Klans most notorious groups, the Loyal White Knights, led by
Holocaust denier Chris Barker, whose members are expelled
for sleeping with Jew whores.
Detailing their encounters, investigators said that when
they were admitted to the groups private online areas, they
were sent deeply anti-Semitic material.
This included one image of a hooded figure in front of
the confederate flag, with the words: Help save our race;
everything we cherish is under assault by ZOG [Zionist
Occupation Government].
Barker wrote: They [Jews] said there [sic] goal was to
destroy the white race. Here they are doing just that by
brainwashing our people through the media.

Model Pamela Anderson lined


up alongside a British-born
rabbi and author of Kosher Lust
at Oxford University this week,
to talk about porn.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
said: It can be intimidating
to talk about pornography
and eroticism alongside an
international sex symbol, but
I think Pamela has handled it
extremely well.
The unlikely pair lectured
students after a month
of campaigning, in which
they warned against the
ease of accessing online
porn as a public hazard of
unprecedented seriousness,

Hope Not Hate members infiltrated Loyal White Knights

WJRS HAITI APPEAL RAISES 100,000


World Jewish Reliefs emergency appeal
following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti has raised more
than 100,000.
Donations are still urgently needed to
support more than 1.4 million people in
urgent need of food, water and shelter.
The charitys first programme will
support families on the island of La
Gonave to buy food for three weeks.
Prices of many basic goods have increased
as a result of the disaster.

The programme will also provide


money to repair their homes with a new
roof. Half of all homes were destroyed by
the hurricane. WJRs assessment team
chose La Gonave as it is being overlooked
by the majority of NGOs who are focusing
on Haitis mainland.
Humanitarian programmes manager
Mireille Flores, who has just returned
from Haiti, said: I met an elderly couple
whose house is now just rubble. They
showed me what was left of their home.

Then a neighbour came and offered them


the house of her dead mother shed
died in the hurricane. It was a deeply
humbling moment.
Donate at www.worldjewishrelief.org

which impacts on families and


careers.
Anderson, who posed nude
on the cover of Playboy earlier
this year, has been a vocal
supporter of Israel, through
which she met Boteach.
To many, she is known for
the sex tape she made with her
husband at the time, which
made waves in 1995.
In a recent Wall Street
Journal opinion piece, the
unlikely pair wrote that
pornography is a boring
wasteful and dead-end outlet
for people too lazy to reap
the ample rewards of healthy
sexuality.

Hitler home plans


The building where Adolf
Hitler was born and raised
may be spared demolition
but will emerge heavily
disguised, Austrias interior
minister has said.
On Monday, Wolfgang
Sobotka told the daily Die
Presse that the Hitler house
will be torn down.
On Tuesday, he told
reporters that the term torn
down is debatable but the
building, in the western town of
Braunau, will be so thoroughly

redesigned that it will not be


recognisable.
The house, a three-storey
Renaissance-era
structure,
contains the apartment where
Hitler was born.
Several members of a
government-appointed
commission on the future
of the infamous house said
destroying it to end its
attraction for admirers of the
Nazi dictator would give an
impression of trying to erase
part of Austrias history.

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Student Shabbat / Pinner anniversary / News

Friday night dinner for all


A London doctor was so concerned about her student
daughter having nowhere
regular to eat on Friday nights
that she raised money to make
it happen, writes Jenni Frazer.
That was two years ago
when Dina Hochhauser was
a fresher and wanted to live
in hall. Today her mother,
Dr Jo Hochhauser (pictured),
presides over an impressive
organisation known as FND, or
Friday Night Dinners and the
student-led events, which run
at Western Marble Arch and
Central Synagogues, attract
anything between 60 and 100
people every week.
Dr Hochhauser said: When
I was a student we had Hillel

House, but I realised that today


there was nowhere for students
to go and have a relaxed place
where they could socialise
essential at the end of what can
be tough weeks during term.
We think there are about
2,000 Jewish students in
London, and although many
do live at home, there are also
large numbers of international
students, particularly from the
US and France, and they need
somewhere to go.
In September, last year Dr
Hochhauser approached UJS
and University Jewish Chaplaincy, both of which agreed
to support her initiative. But
the main funding comes from
Dr Hochhausers persuasive

wooing of private donors, and


in the past year alone she has
raised 35,000 to cover the
costs of her ambitious project.
Students who sign up via
the FND website or on Facebook are charged 5 for a three-

course buffet with wine. They


are welcomed and encouraged
to make FND an enjoyable
social event. In the past few
weeks, FND has begun staging
Shabbat lunches.
She said: This is the only

weekly cross-communal event


and it has become a huge success. We have students from all
levels of religious observance
and none we even have a
group who walk every week
from north-west London.

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Personal stories
for Pinners 75th
Personal family history was uncovered and the past was remembered as more than 250 people, young and old, visited Pinner
Synagogues 75th anniversary exhibition, writes Caron Kemp.
Curated to commemorate and celebrate the community, its
people, events and milestones, the pop-up exhibition featured
stories, photographs, recordings, memorabilia and more; taking
visitors on a journey from 1941 when founders and brothers
Harry and Myer Lipman moved to the area through to today.
An opening ceremony included speeches from two members
of the community whose year of birth mirrors that of the Cecil
Park Synagogue, while congregants past and present, local dignitaries and former and current rabbinical leaders paid tribute to
the milestone anniversary.
Curator Rosalyn Sober said: We have had an overwhelming
and amazing response from our community and beyond.

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EVERY DAY?

Schoolchildren view part of Pinner Synagogues exhibition

NEWS IN BRIEF

PORTMAN: MY KIDS
BRING GOOD LUCK

LE PEN BAN VOW ON


RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS

Actress Natalie Portman said her


babies are good luck charms,
when asked about early Oscar
speculation for her latest movie.
Theyre good luck charms in life,
Portman, 35, told Entertainment
Tonight. Theyre the best things.
The Israeli-born actress, pregnant
with her second child, is promoting
the biopic Jackie, in which she plays
former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. It
is due to be released next month.
[JTA]

The leader of Frances far-right


National Front Party, vowed that if
elected French president, she will
ban all public displays of religious
symbols and clothing, including
kippot. Marine Le Pen made the
statement during an interview on
Sunday with Frances BFM-TV.
She is seeking to broaden the
headscarf ban that does not allow
conspicuous displays of religious
symbols in public areas.
[JTA]

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News / Jewish schools, Museum anger, Community Hero

School places solution

Anger over criminal


Israel poster exhibit

Jewish education chiefs have advised


parents unable to get their children
into a Jewish secondary in Barnet to
consider sending them to Whitefield
School in Cricklewood instead.
The recommendation has been
made by Partnerships for Jewish
Schools (PaJeS), a division of the
Jewish Leadership Council, after the
headteacher of Whitefield School
agreed to offer a Jewish studies course.
Pajes said it is aiming to offer a
special Jewish studies programme
delivered under the auspices of the
United Synagogue. It is also exploring the
possibility of the kosher food provision.
Ahead of any new Jewish school
opening in September 2018, education
chiefs have sought a series of stop-gap
measures, including several bulge and with the provision of Jewish studies.
classes created in existing schools, in
The umbrella body said it was
the wake of growing concern over a lack advising parents that they should
of places.
include Whitefield as one of the
This week, a spokesman for PaJeS options on the School Application
praised Whitefield School as having a Form (CAF) applications form, which
strong ethos, adding: While this may must be submitted by 31 October, with
not be the first preference for parents, Whitefield welcoming prospective
it offers the opportunity for a child not parents and students to visit the school.
gaining a place at a Jewish school to be
The latest initiative comes as tense
educated in a supportive and sympathetic negotiations continue between parents
environment, with the possibility of backing two separate bids to open a new
socialising
other Jewish students,
Jewish free
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A London museum has


removed posters protesting
against criminal Israel from
an exhibit on typical British
teenage bedrooms.
The Geffrye Museum in
Dalston took down two posters
from its display, which read
criminal Israel and Gaza
End the Siege Now.
Following a number of complaints, the museum said it
removed the items because we
dont want to offend visitors.
The
exhibition,
which
explores the significance of 26
contemporary teenage bedrooms, used a range of artefacts
to reflect cultural and emotional lives beyond the home.
Emma C, who asked not
to be identified, visited the
exhibition last weekend with
her children.
She told Jewish News she was
appalled, adding: We were all
shocked to see the exhibit in
the museum, which is a public
place, especially in light of current political climate.
We live in a country that
encourages racial and reli-

Applications were submitted to


the Department for Education from
Kavanah College, which is backed by
the United Synagogue, and Barkai
College, which describes itself as
Modern Orthodox.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has said
that two new Jewish secondary schools
would be irresponsible and impractical,
and that only one new school should
open, but after a difficult meeting this
month, arbitrators at PaJeS said a
meeting of minds isnt easy.

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any form and against any race
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museum understood our concerns and removed the image.
Fellow visitor Naomi N,
said she felt absolutely incensed
and very uncomfortable.
She added: I could not
believe that the museum would
condone using the picture in
their display. I am relieved it has
decided to take it down.

Sephardis naturalised
Nearly 5,000 people have
become citizens of Spain or
Portugal, following the passing
of laws in both countries on
the naturalisation of descendants of Sephardic Jews.
In Portugal, where a procedure for naturalisation
under the law went into effect
last year, 292 applicants for
naturalisation have been
approved, Catarina Madeira,
a spokeswoman for the Portuguese Justice Ministry, said
on Wednesday.
Spain has naturalised 4,538
applicants for citizenship by
Sephardim since the law went
into effect last year. However,

only three applicants were


granted citizenship based on
the actual law.
Others were naturalised by
a royal decree and not through
the nondiscretionary procedure devised for the law.
According to ABC, the
Spanish government in effect
blocked the non-discretionary
procedure to avoid mass immigration by an estimated 30
million non-Jewish descendants of Sephardim eligible
under the law.
In both countries, the
passing of the laws of
return for Sephardim was
described as an attempt

to atone for the state and


church-led mass expulsion, dispossession, torture
and forced conversion into
Christianity of Jews during
the Inquisition a period
that began in the 15th century and ended with the disappearance and dispersion
of what used to be one of the
worlds largest Jewish communities.
In both Portugal and
Spain, each application is
vetted by the institutions
of those countries Jewish
communities, which make
recommendations to the government. [JTA]

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There is still time to nominate
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partnership with Mitzvah Day. Our
finalists will be revealed next month
before the winner is announced at the
end of Mitzvah Day on 27 November
when thousands of people give their
time to support good causes across the country.

The winner will follow in the footsteps of


last years inspiring recipient, Rachel
Morgan.
She posthumously won the prize
for raising thousands of pounds
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Unesco vote/ News

Anger over Jerusalem vote

Jewish Unesco
envoy is fired

Unescos executive board this


week approved a resolution that
Israel says denies the deep historic
Jewish connection to holy sites in
Jerusalem and angered the countrys government and Jews around
the world.
The board adopted the measure
by consensus in its a session at the
Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation (Unesco).
A draft form of the resolution
had already been approved by a
commission last week.
The resolution is not expected
to have a direct impact on Jerusalem itself, but it deepened tensions within Unesco, which is
also facing a diplomatic dispute
between Japan and China that
threatens funding.
The resolution, entitled Occupied Palestine, is the latest of several measures at Unesco over decades that Israelis see as evidence
of ingrained anti-Israel bias within
the UN, where Israel and its allies
are far outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters.
Israels concern has mounted
since Unesco states admitted Pal-

Mexico has dumped its ambassador to


UNESCO, Andrs Roemer [pictured], who is
Jewish, for protesting against his countrys
decision to vote for the resolution denying
Jewish ties to Jerusalem.
For not having informed diligently and
with meticulousness of the context in which the
voting process occurred, for reporting to representatives of countries other than Mexico about
the sense of his vote, and for making public documents and official correspondence subject to
secrecy, read an official statement.
However, the Latin American country
announced it will now change its vote from in
favour to abstain on the proposal concerning
the preservation of cultural heritage and religion in eastern Jerusalem.
Changing the vote reiterates the recognition that the government of Mexico gives to
the undeniable link of the
Jewish people to cultural heritage located
in East Jerusalem. It
also reflects the deep
appreciation
that
this government has
for the Jewish community and their significant
contributions to the welfare and social and cultural
development of Mexico,
the statement also said.

Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the Dome of the Rock during a visit to Jerusalem last year

estine as a member in 2011.


Israel last week suspended its
ties with Unesco over the draft
resolution, which uses only the
Islamic name for a hilltop compound sacred to both Jews and
Muslims. The site includes the
Western Wall, a remnant of the
biblical temple and the holiest site
where Jews can pray.
Jews refer to the hilltop compound in Jerusalems Old City as
the Temple Mount. Muslims refer

to it as al-Haram al-Sharif, Arabic


for the Noble Sanctuary, and it
includes the Al-Aqsa Mosque and
the golden Dome of the Rock.
It is the holiest site in Judaism
and the third holiest in Islam, after
Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Israel had already suspended
its funding to Unesco when Palestinian membership was approved,
along with the United States,
which used to provide 22 percent
of the agencys budget.

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level of preservation of the holy
sites in Jerusalem. And now Japan,
Unescos second-biggest funder, is
threatening to halt funding. Japan
announced last week it has withheld its annual Unesco dues, saying
it wants to make sure the UN body
properly functions to foster trust
among member nations.

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News / Calais aid / Paws for thought

Teacher denied Calais entry


A Jewish special needs teacher has been
prevented from delivering aid collected by
Jewish donors to migrants in Calais.
Holly Kal-Weiss was turned away by
border officials on Friday, with authorities
claiming she is a danger to public order or
internal security.
She told Jewish News she was refused
entry both at the Eurotunnel and at Dover
and told by the British police that I was
most likely banned for the weekend so suggested I did not try again.
Kal-Weiss, 51, said the only explanation
given was that there was a demonstration
today, which prevented her from making
her way across the channel to deliver aid
including tents, sleeping bags and food.
The aid, she told the paper, was collected by her synagogue, Finchley Reform,
Jewish primary schools Eden and Alma,
and non-community groups such as the
Jamie Oliver Foundation.

Holly Kal-Weiss pictured outside her car, which was filled with aid for refugees

Holly said she had been to Calais at


least a dozen times in the past year without
problem. I have never broken the law and
have never been banned or refused entry
from any country. I am hardly a danger

to anyone. Calling the refusal of her aid


delivery disgraceful, the mother-of-two,
who teaches dyslexic children, added: Im
trying my best to help innocent people who
have fled war.

JEWELLER MAY BE CHARGED OVER JUNGLE DEATH


An Orthodox jeweller from Stamford Hill
may face involuntary manslaughter charges
after he killed an Eritrean migrant who had
stepped out into the road in Calais.
Abraham Reichman, 35, was heading
towards the Channel Tunnel last Sunday
evening, after concluding a business trip

when the tragedy happened. The migrant


is thought to have stepped out into the busy
A16 with his wife, who suffered broken limbs.
Reichman, who was travelling with his
father Naftali, told police that although they
pulled over onto the hard shoulder, they
were forced to set off again, as other migrants

approached. My son is traumatised, and so


am I, said Naftali. It happened in a split
second. It was dark and suddenly someone
jumped on to our car.
Reichman drove to a police station, where
he was interviewed twice in 24 hours before
being allowed to return to the UK.

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Post-Brexit Britain / Special report

Why Im seeking a

German passport
British Jewish author Thomas Harding on
applying for post-Brexit dual citizenship

homas Harding is doing what


other descendants of Holocaust
victims would find unimaginable
applying for a German passport.
When Britain voted to leave the European
Union in June, the 48-year-old author had to
make a decision that was never necessary in
a borderless Europe should he request the
restoration of German citizenship stripped
from his family by the Third Reich?
He needed only a few hours to make up
his mind. This is more than the practical.
This is also about something for us, or
for me. Its about something spiritual, its
about reconciliation, he said. Its about
acknowledging the truth of the horrors of the
past but also about trying to build a better
future together, and, as a European, thats
what I hope to do.
One of the complicated realities of the UKs
pending divorce from the 28-nation EU is that
many Britons whose ancestors came from
other parts of Europe are claiming citizenship
in other member states so they can retain ties

to the continent. Inquiries about passports


are up at the German, Austrian and Polish
embassies in London. Some people want
to retain their ability to travel easily from
country to country or maintain business ties.
Others just want to be part of Europe.
But for Jews whose families fled Germany
to escape Adolf Hitler, the decision means
re-examining long-held beliefs about the
country that once persecuted them.
The children and grandchildren of Jewish
refugees are taking advantage of a law which
allows the descendants of people persecuted
by the Nazis to regain the citizenship that was
removed from them in the 1930s and 1940s.
More than 400 Britons have sought
information about the law since the
referendum and German authorities have
received at least 100 formal applications,
compared with about 20 annually in recent
years.
Harding has long been coming to terms
with his German past, a journey documented
in his book, The House By The Lake.

Thomas Harding with the swastika-stamped passports of Germany descendants

The Nazis killed six of his relatives, revoked


his familys citizenship and forced them to
leave behind property, including the idyllic
summer cottage built by his great-grandfather
Alfred Alexander, a doctor whose patients
included Albert Einstein and Marlene
Dietrich. Those who survived fled to Britain.
Harding grew up in a family that toasted
the Queen, refused to buy German washing
machines and went on holiday everywhere in
Europe, except Germany.
When his grandmother, Elsie, finally decided
to show Harding and six cousins the city of her
upbringing, she handed over a brown envelope.
Inside was the swastika-stamped passport
for her husband and father-in-law, along

with a black piece of cloth on which had been


sewn a yellow J, he wrote in the Guardian
newspaper. Elsies message was clear this
is my history and this is your history. Do not
forget.
Now it is logical, Harding says, for Jews to
cling to the EU, which was created to build
ties that would make another European war
impossible.
You could well argue that the flight of the
German Jews, the persecution of the German
Jews in the 1930s and 1940s, was the symbol of
the breaking up of Europe, and the European
Union was set up specifically to create a
political, social context of peace, he said.
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NEWS IN BRIEF

FAST BIRTH IN SHUL


FOR YOM KIPPUR
Two anti-terrorism military police
helped a woman give birth to a
baby girl on the street outside the
synagogue in Rome where they
were stationed. Rome news reports
say the birth occurred at around
10.30pm on Tuesday, on Yom Kippur eve, on the street outside the
so-called Synagogue of Youth,
a small synagogue that is located
within the complex of the Ospedale Israelitico Jewish hospital
on Tiber Island, near Romes main
synagogue. Both are reported to
be doing well. [JTA]

AIRLINE SEAT ADVERT


IS REJECTED
A billboard informing women
on flights to Israel that they
do not have to switch seats to
accommodate Charedi passengers
has been rejected. Sponsored by
the Israel Religious Action Center,
it reads: Ladies, please take your
seat and keep it. It explains
that requiring a person to switch
seats because of gender is illegal
and that flight attendants are not
allowed to ask a passenger to
switch seats to enable segregation
by gender. [JTA]

Jewish writer abused


by Trump supporter
A Jewish female reporter for a leading news website has been targeted with
anti-Semitic messages from an Twitter
account supporting Donald Trump.
A photoshopped image of Hadas Gold,
the editor of Politicos On The Media blog,
was posted this week on the site, including
a bloody bullet hole in her forehead and a
yellow star worn by Jews in Nazi Germany
pinned to her chest. She also received emails
with threatening and anti-Semitic messages.
Dont mess with our boy Trump or you
will be first in line for the camp, read a message accompanying the photo. Aliyah or line
up by the wall, your choice.
The Twitter account that sent the message
has been suspended, according to Buzzfeed,
which published a screenshot of the image.
Politico notified Twitter of the threatening
and vile tweets, and Twitter acted promptly to
suspend the account.
There were many more tweets and emails,
some even more vile if that is imaginable. A
police report is in the process of being filed,
said the site in a statement.
Politico writer Julie Ioffe was previously
targeted with anti-Semitic attacks on social
media, following a critical profile written in
May about Trumps wife, Melania.
Ioffe retweeted the attack on Gold and

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF

Your weekly digest of stories


from the international press
UNITED STATES

The Jewish Week of New York has


endorsed a presidential candidate
for the first time in its history,
backing Hillary Clinton over
flash NYC mogul Donald Trump.
In its editorial, the influential
newspaper said Trump posed
a danger to the country and
had run a campaign based on
instilling fear in Americans.

GEORGIA

Two Israeli children have been


killed in a tragic accident while
on holiday in Georgia. Nevo and
Achinoam Greenfield, aged five
and 10, were killed when the jeep

in which the family was travelling


fell into a ravine from a Caucasus
mountain road in the north-east of
the country. The parents, Noa and
Hanoch, were injured but survived.

AUSTRALIA

The yeshiva at the centre of a


major child sex abuse inquiry
in Australia has opened up its
membership to other Jewish
organisations in the hope of it
being reborn. The Victoria
centre has paid compensation
to several abuse victims, and
counselling has been provided.
The trustees have now all
resigned.

in response a Trump supporter tweeted an


image of the reporters face inside an oven, a
reference to the Nazi death camps.
Several Jewish reporters covering the 2016
campaign have been on the receiving end of
anti-Semitic abuse on social media including
CNNs Jake Tapper, Jeffrey Goldberg of The
Atlantic and Jonathan Weisman of The New
York Times. [JTA]

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VOICE OF THE JEWISH NEWS

973

Final straw for a


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Send us your comments

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TO JEWISH NEWS

Had she solely been seeking solutions to the nastiness of anti-Semitism, then
she may have been worth listening to. Unfortunately, Baroness Jenny Tonges
obsession is not with the safety of Jewish people but with the vilification of
Israel hence her latest rant about the causes of anti-Semitism.
These causes, she said, include Israels manipulation of Western governments. Thanks for your concern, Jenny. We suspect that, far from the causes of
anti-Semitism, youve just offered a definition of it.
Of course there is a link between Israel and anti-Semitism: when Israel
engages in military activity, anti-Semitic incidents in the UK and elsewhere
spike. But to blame Israel for anti-Semitism is to conveniently forget that
people hated, attacked and killed Jews for thousands of years long before 1948.
That Tonge is wrong is self-evident. That she is still to be cast aside by the
Liberal Democrats is not. The party of lofty ideals such as reason and liberty
has been slow to place ethnic, racial and/or religious tolerance on the same
plain. And yet, notwithstanding arguments of fairness, youd have thought the
Lib Dems would by now have recognised a final straw when they saw one. And
youd have thought their blindness to the offence Tonge routinely causes thousands of Jews would be challenged by the realisation that many of those Jews
are now disenfranchised by Labour, and looking for a new political home.
The signs are that Tim Farron might now finally be prepared to wake up and
bid goodbye to a baroness verging on bigotry.

tory messages you received


from so many members of
the Jewish community.
The Queen has been deeply
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response she has received from
so many people on this occasion and sends her grateful
thanks for the kind words.

The Private Secretary has


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project your newspaper ran to
celebrate Her Majestys 90th
birthday [90 messages for 90
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Remember a pioneer
Its 70 years since the BBC first
broadcast from Alexandra Palace.
Sir Isaac Shoenberg, a Russian
Jew who moved to Britain in
1914, led the team at EMI-Marconi
that developed the electronic
equipment the BBC chose over
John Logie Bairds equipment

and yet his name has been largely


forgotten and is mostly unknown in
the Jewish community. Numerous
celebrations of the anniversary of
the first broadcast of the BBC are
being planned.
Lesley Urbach
By email

A FARCICAL DECLARATION
UNESCO has declared the Western
Wall and the Temple Mount to
be Islamic holy places and only
six countries objected. It has also
declared the moon to be a Jewish
holy place on the basis that we say
Kiddush Levana each lunar month
and voted for Vatican City to be a

Hindu holy place and Canterbury


Cathedral is now officially the
Confucian world headquarters.
Mecca is now the capital of the
Roman Catholic Church and Moscow
capital of the EU.
Joseph Feld
By email

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UP MY STREET!
The new-look Jewish
News is much cleaner,
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looking. Its more inviting
to read, too. A big well
done to all your staff!

S. Roberts
Radlett

IDIOTS POSSIBLY,
BUT NOT USELESS
I hope letter writer Mark
Lewis will forgive my
pedantry, but Stalin did
not describe British communists as useless idiots
(Jewish News, 12 October).
Far worse and much more
cynically, he described
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Joe Millis chastises me for criticising Yachads policymakers for not
upping sticks and moving to Israel while I remain in the UK (Jewish
News, 13 October). He slyly omits the pivotal point, namely that I dont
undermine the democratic will of the Israeli electorate and its institutions,
which Yachad does from foreign soil as a matter of policy to impose its
own solution. Yachads behaviour is utterly dishonourable.
The honourable action would be for Yachad leaders to move to Israel and
vote in its elections if they dissent from its governments policy. But they
treat Israels democracy with contempt when they dislike the outcome.

Roslyn Pine
N3

THANKS FOR SHARING!


WE PLUNGE INTO THE
CESSPOOL OF ONLINE
ANTI-ZIONISM & ANTISEMITISM..

despite the appalling racism


of the State of #Israel and its
supporters dont give up
good will triumph bad.

Cheryl Leacock @lachezza62:


I say f*** zionism n f***
nittinawho does that
equate to antisemitic?
Does it hell.

George Galloway
@georgegalloway
Israel is a racist colonial
state founded by European
settlers. Zionism a racist
ideology hated by many
Jews and loved by many
anti-Semites.

David Ward @DWard


The Zionists are winning

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Opinion

The new template for the


fight against anti-Semitism
DAVE RICH

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, CST

he Home Affairs Select Committee


report into anti-Semitism,
published this week, is a serious
body of work that should set the
template for action against anti-Semitism
in this country for the next few years.
Ten years ago, a previous all-party Parliamentary inquiry into anti-Semitism, set
up by John Mann MP and chaired by Denis
MacShane, concluded that anti-Semitism
was on the rise and had taken on new forms.
Islamist extremists and obsessive antiZionists had joined the old-style neo-Nazis
in posing new threats to Britains Jews.
Now a different cross-party group of MPs
has once again taken the pulse of our nation
and found that, while there has been progress
in tackling anti-Semitism since that first
report, there is much work still to be done and,
in some respects, things are getting worse.
This resonates with our experience at CST.
While Jewish life continues to flourish in this
country, the terrorist threat we face from jihadists is unlikely to recede, while social media

conspiracy theorists and the mainstreaming of


some anti-Semitic attitudes continue to grow.
First the good news. The UK, according
to the report, remains one of the least antiSemitic countries in Europe. It is hard to
disagree with this, particularly when you see
our fellow Jews leaving France and other
European countries.
The report recognises that there are effective structures in place for communal organisations such as the Community Security Trust
(CST), the Board of Deputies and the Jewish
Leadership Council to express our concerns
directly to government, while the police
and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have
improved their recording of anti-Semitic hate
crime and made progress in prosecuting it.
Most gratifyingly for CST, the report
relied heavily on our evidence and praised
our impressive and professional work.
Importantly, the report recommended that
government funding for security guards at
Jewish buildings should be extended on an
annual basis.
However, it would be a grave error to be
complacent, and the report points out exactly
why. Some police forces still do not appear to
record anti-Semitic hate crime properly. The

amount of hate and abuse on social media is


enormous and nobody not the social media
companies themselves, nor the police or CPS
has yet found a solution to it.
The National Union of Students comes
in for particular criticism, and rightly so:
Jewish students need to be allowed to lead
the campaign against anti-Semitism on
campus, rather than being preached to about
what is, and isnt, anti-Semitic.
The harshest words in the report, though,
are reserved for Jeremy Corbyns Labour Party.
Im sure I dont need to remind readers about
their utter failure to deal with the problem of
anti-Semitism within their ranks.
According to the report: The failure of
the Labour Party to deal consistently and
effectively with anti-Semitic incidents in
recent years risks lending force to allegations
that elements of the Labour movement are
institutionally anti-Semitic.

The fact that the two Labour MPs on the


committee signed off on this verdict speaks
volumes.
In total, this report made 30 recommendations covering hate crime, policing, mainstream politics, campus and Jewish security
that provide a practical framework for collective efforts to tackle anti-Semitism.
It also recommended a usable definition
of anti-Semitism, based on one that the UK
government has already signed up to.
The final recommendation made clear why
this work is so important: To oppose racism
and religious hate in all its forms, and promote
an atmosphere of tolerance, inclusion and
understanding, as befits the UKs status as a
multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious
society.
Dave Rich is associate research fellow
at Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism. His new book, The Lefts Jewish
Problem, is published by Biteback (12.99).

WHILE JEWISH LIFE FLOURISHES, MAINSTREAMING


OF ANTI-SEMITIC ATTITUDES CONTINUES TO GROW

We must continue to push


for peace at grassroots level
IAN AUSTIN, MP

LABOUR FRIENDS OF ISRAEL

rite comparisons between Northern


Ireland and the conflict between
the Israelis and Palestinians, which
ignore the very different actors,
histories and complexities of the two
situations, are commonplace.
However, there is one lesson from the
experience of peace-making in Northern
Ireland that is worth considering. While the
Good Friday Agreement is rightly seen as a
turning point in ending the violence and killing
which afflicted Northern Ireland, the seeds for
peace were sown long before. The International
Fund for Ireland, grounded in the 1985 AngloIrish Agreement, scattered many of them.
Over the past 30 years, it has invested
some 700 million in more than 5,800
coexistence projects which aim to promote
economic and social advance and to encourage
contact, dialogue and reconciliation between
nationalists and unionists throughout Ireland.

This work helped provide the popular support


underpinning the agreements politicians
hammered out in negotiations.
Since the signing of the Oslo Accords,
an extensive and growing network of nongovernmental organisations has worked in
Israel and Palestine at a grassroots level to
foster the values of coexistence, peace and
reconciliation, which will be required if any
future settlement there is to be sustainable.
I have visited several of them, including
Middle East Education Through Technology, in
Jerusalem, whose work bringing together young
Israelis and Palestinians is truly inspiring.
But while the international community
has invested vast sums in the peace process,
comparatively little has been spent on
coexistence work.
Britains spending in Israel/Palestine is a case
in point. People-to-people projects are funded
through the Conflict, Stability and Security
Fund, a joint Ministry of Defence, Foreign Office
and Department for International Development
fund. According to our calculations, less than 13
percent of its 1.14m spend in Israel-Palestine

supports coexistence work.


Without sufficient funding either from
governments or private philanthropy
coexistence projects can only have a limited
impact. Properly funded, they could, however,
help to build powerful constituencies for peace
in Israel and Palestine, forcing leaders in both
countries to return to meaningful negotiations.
That is why Labour Friends of Israel is
next week launching a campaign entitled For
Israel, For Palestine, For Peace. Its central
aim is to persuade the government to back the
establishment of an International Fund for
Israeli-Palestinian Peace. The brainchild of
the US-based Alliance for Middle East Peace,
it is inspired by the International Fund for
Ireland and aims to leverage and increase
public and private contributions worldwide,

funding joint economic development and civil


society projects that promote coexistence,
peace and reconciliation. Bills have already
been introduced in Congress in support of
the fund which aims to invest $200bn, split
roughly equally between the US, Europe,
other international partners including the
Arab world, and the private sector.
We want our government to show its
commitment to the fund by increasing the
UKs investment in coexistence work in IsraelPalestine from a pitiful 150,000 to 1.35m a
rough approximation of Britains share of the
$50m Europe would be expected to contribute.
The lack of progress in the peace process
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Opinion

Jewsplaining: a term for


what Jews should think
JENNI FRAZER

eaders may be familiar with the


term mansplaining, wherein
men seek to explain to women just
what it is about the world they
dont understand pretty much anything
that emanates from Donald Trump
appears to be mansplaining.
I wonder if we can agree on the expression
Jewsplaining, in which non-Jews prescriptively tell Jews what they should think, learn, or
feel about themselves and their community.
I was forcibly reminded of Jewsplaining
this week in two instances: the now notorious
UNESCO vote (which apparently wasnt a
UNESCO vote at all, but a vote by governments) about the non-link between Judaism
and the holy places in Jerusalem; and some
of the responses to the Home Affairs Select

Committees inquiry on anti-Semitism.


Lets examine the UNESCO farrago first, in
which just six countries voted against, including
the UK, and a shocking 26 abstained, allowing
the 24 countries voting in favour to carry the day.
The resolution disregards Judaisms historic
connection to Temple Mount and casts doubt on
the link between Judaism and the Western Wall.
Abstention, I was taught in debate classes,
is a solution when it has proved impossible to
make up ones mind one way or the other. But
this was about as factual a situation as it gets:
is there, or is there not, a direct link, stretching
back centuries, embodied in Jewish literature,
between Jews and the Temple Mount?
Those who abstained are as much signed up
to a lie as those who voted in favour. But now we
are witnessing a flurry of Jewsplaining as those
who didnt mean to offend are desperately
back-pedalling. Too late: you called it wrong.
The highlight, for me, of the Commons

Select Committees inquiry on anti-Semitism


was the conclusion that Labour leader Jeremy
Corbyn simply does not get all the furore about
anti-Semitism. I have been saying this for
months, that Corbyn, viscerally, thinks all the
fuss about anti-Semitism is just that, a fuss; so
it was a delight to read the Select Committees
belief that despite his proud record on fighting
racism, the committee is not persuaded that
Mr Corbyn fully appreciates the distinct nature
of contemporary anti-Semitism, and the fact
that it is perfectly possible for an anti-racist
campaigner to express anti-Semitic views.

In response, Corbyn perfectly illustrated this


conclusion by issuing a long, whining and selfjustifying Jewsplanation. He spoke at the 80th
anniversary of Cable Street, you know. Oh, you
didnt know? How could you have missed it?
He then brought out the response du jour on
anti-Semitism. Politicising anti-Semitism or
using it as a weapon in controversies between
and within political parties does the struggle
against it a disservice. Ah, the source of weaponising, another fave anti-Zionist/anti-Semitic
word. How foolish of we Jews not to understand
that Corbyns Jewsplanation knows better.

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Opinion

When will Twitter take


anti-Semitism seriously?
RICHARD FERRER
EDITOR, JEWISH NEWS

ach week Jewish News shines a


light on social medias darkest
corners, publishing the latest
anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist
Tweets in a section called Thanks For
Sharing.
Recent charm school graduates to
feature include @MisGrace [Israeli
Jews harvest Palestinian kids organs]
and @AJCTmusic [The Holocaust is a
massive lie, indoctrinated by foreign
parasites].
We provide this public service
because mass platforms like Twitter
and Facebook dont seem to give a
flying fig about wining and dining this
sewage.
Rather than be a gallant little Dutch
boy, holding back the tide with finger
in dam, these multi-billion dollar
businesses choose to accommodate
hashtags #Holohoax, #filthyjewbitch
and #Hitlerwasright.
Its long been open season on Jewish
Parliamentarians, with Labour MPs
Luciana Berger [2,500 hate tweets in

three days] and Ruth Smeeth [25,000


since June] among the abused.
You dont even have to be a public
figure to be a target. My own fan mail
includes You look like any Jew you
c*** and Ill put you in a f****** ash
tray.
Meanwhile, over on Facebook,
random kooks from intolerant Islamists
and neo-Nazi fascists to right-on lefties
with nothing in common aside from
their fear of Jewish plans for world
domination (ah, those) whip each
other up into a frenzy.
See Zionist Israel A Threat To
Mankind, 36,206 members and Israeli
Plots Against Islam, 6,512.
Its enough to make you hanker for
the good old days when Jew haters
looked like Jew haters, swam like Jew
haters and quacked like Jew haters,
without the obfuscation and hidden
agendas.
[Dont kid yourself that the slur Zio
has anything to do with Israel its
shorthand for Jew].
You knew where you stood with a
good-old sieg heil and swastika.
Simpler times.
No doubt inspired by Thanks For

Sharing, this week a Home Affairs


Select Committee report on antiSemitism pulled no punches in branding
Twitter deplorable for allowing itself
to become an inert host for vast
swathes of anti-Semitic hate speech
and abuse despite having necessary
resources and technical capability to
address the problem.
The cross-party group said it was
disgraceful that Jews using social
media were targeted by appalling
levels of abuse and called on internet
bosses to act proactively to identify
abusive users on their platforms, rather
than simply rely on victims to report it
to them.
It also called for investment in
enforcement and more resources
to identify abusive users [Twitter
currently employs one moderator for
every 130,000 tweets].

Wise words indeed.


These recommendations should not
be seen as censorship. Free speech,
after all, is priceless.
Mess with it at your peril.
Criminalise idiots? Where does that
end?
Any fool should be free to say fish
ride bikes and Donald Trump should
lead the free world. Others react
accordingly.
We should all question, confront, and,
yes, offend.
But even the greatest democratic
privilege has limits and free speech
ends where race hate, threats and
incitement begin.
Just ask Luciana Berger, Ruth
Smeeth or any proud Jew, for whom
endless intimidation and personal
abuse is simply the price they pay for
logging on.

YOU DONT EVEN HAVE TO BE FAMOUS TO BE


A TARGET. MY OWN FAN MAIL INCLUDES ILL
PUT YOU IN A F****** ASHTRAY

Why Momentum changed


its mind on Jackie Walker
ARIEH KOVLER

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANT

abour activist Jackie Walker


was first noticed by the Jewish
community and the national media
when she was suspended from the
party in May for claiming Jews were chief
financiers of the sugar and slave trade
something that had resulted in the
African holocaust.
Her Facebook comments came to
light during the peak of the Labour antiSemitism revelations, when it seemed a
Labour member or councillor was being
suspended almost every day.
This seemed straightforward: antiSemitic remarks about Jewish money
being behind slavery are common among
both white nationalists and groups like
Louis Farrakhans Nation of Islam.
The remarks could not be justified by
claiming Walker was talking about Israel.
Her expulsion from Jeremy Corbyns

Labour Party seemed inevitable.


But unlike many of the other people
suspended by Labour, Jackie Walker
was vice-chair of Momentum. Left-wing
journalists like Owen Jones defended
her, claiming she wasnt racist. In what
seemed to be a fix, her case was never
referred to Labour HQ and was instead
dismissed by a regional officer within only
a few days, effectively clearing her.
Two weeks ago, at the Labour Party
conference, Jackie Walker was filmed at
an anti-Semitism training event where she
questioned the need for security outside
Jewish schools and said that Holocaust
Memorial Day should also focus on other
holocausts (Holocaust Memorial Day does
already remember other genocides).
These comments, while offensive,
werent as bad as claiming that Jews were
behind the slave trade.
But this time, the Momentum
leadership attacked her. Former allies
dumped her, and she was suspended

from the Labour party and removed from


her position within the Momentum group.
As a result, some parts of the far-left
and allies of Walker then accused
Momentum itself of being run by a Jewish/
Zionist conspiracy! What changed between
May and what happened this time?
Momentum is a coalition united only
around one thing: Its members want
Jeremy Corbyn to be the leader of the
Labour Party.
But simple loyalty to Jeremy Corbyn
isnt enough for a political organisation,
and so Momentum has its own factions
and internal politics.
Some are devoted lifetime far-left

political activists, while still others are


the sort of people who voted for Nigel
Farages UKIP in 2015 because they want
to challenge the system.
This time, the leadership of Momentum
decided theyd had enough of Walker, who
went to the anti-Semitism event in order to
be controversial. They decided she wasnt
worth the trouble.
Momentum is believed very likely to
outlive Jeremy Corbyns leadership of the
Labour Party.
Its internal tensions, factions and
struggles over tackling anti-Semitism
will help to determine what sort of an
organisation it becomes.

IN AN IRONIC TWIST, MOMENTUMS LEADERS


WERE THEN TARGETED BECAUSE THEY ARE
JEWISH AND ACCUSED OF BEING BOUGHT OFF

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We are delighted to bring you the 20th edition of the UK International Jewish Film Festival.
In case you were having trouble choosing what to see, here are a few weve selected for you:

Election Night Special


On the eve of the US Presidential Election, we bring you
a selection of carefully curated films that encapsulate the
incredible highs and lows of being or running for the
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In Search of Israeli Cuisine

In this mouthwatering film, chef Michael Solomonov travels


the length and breadth of Israel, surveying numerous types
of foods and trying to find out whether there is such a thing
as Israeli cuisine, and if so, what makes it so. Followed by
dinner exploring the diverse and fresh flavours of Israel, as
seen in the film.

For the Love of


Spock
As TV and film icons go, it
would be near impossible
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Mr Spock, the science
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Enterprise in Star Trek.
Nimoy, is the subject of
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man rejected by his religious
family and community after
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Wedding Doll
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An eclectic, appetising
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hummus, the delicious
super food sweeping across
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recipes, a Guinness World
Record and the power of
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Christians and Jews
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Everything is
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The ultimate tribute to
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Based on celebrated
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first love as well as the
conflicted Jewish immigrant
experience.
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1 CELEBRATION

Ollie Mincer, Meytal


Peretz, Alysia Lewis, Alice
Shotts, Daisy Nunn and
Kiera Hyman from years
two and six at Clore Shalom
school in Shenley celebrated
Succot by shaking a lulav
and etrog.

2 YORKS SUCCAH
More than 60 children
and adults from York Liberal
Jewish Community have
built the citys first succah.
Describing the traditions of
the festival, student Rabbi
Deborah Blausten, who led
an informal Succot service,
said: Its appropriate that
this community, which is
growing so fast, is observing a festival that celebrates
growth and harvest.

And be seen!
The latest news, pictures and events
from across the community

3 RACHELLI LEARNS
Two-year-old Rachelli
Sorotzkin learned about
Succot ahead of the start
of the festival at Kisharons
Tuffkid Nursery in Golders
Green.

4 KIND GESTURE

The Broadwalk Centre


in Edgware, together with
the Lubavitch of Edgware, is
once again hosting a succah
for shoppers and local residents to use. Rabbi Sudak,
director of Lubavitch of
Edgware, said: Were most
grateful for this gesture.

The Sanctuary at
Woodford Liberal Synagogue was full with members, friends and members
of their merging community,
Bet Tikva, as they celebrated the start of Succot.
Rabbis David Hulbert and
Richard Jacobi performed
the blessings and explained
the meaning behind the
lulav and etrog.

Photo by Marc Morris

5 A SANCTUARY

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the synagogues succah.
A team of builders was
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ON
1 TASHLICH
THE THAMES

Enfield United Synagogue


held its latest Tashlich
Cruise on the Thames.
More than 90 people,
mainly from Enfield,
Cockfosters, Southgate
and Barnet, boarded at
Temple Pier for a fun-filled
cruise. Organised by Rebbetzin Zipporah Sufrin, the
event was facilitated by a
subsidy of the Centre for
Rabbinical Excellence
an innovation of the
Chief Rabbi.

Business and employment


specialists Work Avenue
organised a networking
evening for more than 100
professionals at its inaugural Property Network
Event. Work Avenues chief
executive Shraga Zaltzman, said: Work Avenue
is proud to work with
anybody at any stage of
their life, offering advice,
training and mentoring
to ensure they are able
to work and flourish in
a career they love.

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SUCCOT SPIRIT

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GOOD CAUSES,
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4 NETWORKING
TO FLOURISH

Two ladies golf teams


from Dyrham Park and
Hartsbourne played four
golf courses in one day in
memory of Mandy Fisher.
Organised by Diana Rubin,
40,000 was raised in
aid of the North London
Hospice, Alzheimers Singing For The Brain run by
Jewish Care and The Sarah
Blagdon Research Fund
into Ovarian Cancer.

GROOM
3 THE
AND THE SHOFAR

A unique ceremony took


place at Braxted Park
when bridegroom, Jason
Rosehill, the Baal Tokea, at
the Southend and Westcliff
Hebrew Congregation,
blew the shofar under the
chuppah with his bride,
Natasha Kahn.

Staff and people supported by Norwood celebrating


Succot in a cheerful
succah they decorated
themselves.

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NEARLY 12K

Runners for two charities


raised nearly 12,000 after
they took part in the Royal
Parks Foundation half marathon. Learning disabilities
charity Kisharons team of
11 runners raised 7,000.
Fundraising director Richard Franklin said: With
so many good causes to
choose from, we really do
appreciate the efforts
of our runners and the
generosity of those people who have sponsored
them. Camp Simcha
runners raised nearly
5,000.

Your simcha announcements


Dan Soryano celebrated his
barmitzvah at Ruislip United
Synagogue.

Jeremy Peters celebrated his


barmitzvah at Stanmore and
Canons Park Synagogue.
Photo by Gary Perlmutter Photography

Photo by Neville Bloom

Photo by Sovereign Photography

Ballie Newton celebrated her


batmitzvah at Hendon Reform
Synagogue.

Photo by Paul Lang Photography

Chloe Marks celebrated her


batmitzvah at Hylands House.

Photo by Sovereign Photography

Danielle Everitt & Jonathan


Kingsley were married at Kinloss
(Finchley United Synagogue).

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Munich: the new evidence


A new film reveals
never-before-seen
evidence about the
torture of Israeli
athletes at the 1972
Olympic Games, says
Francine Wolfisz

ore than 40 years on, the pain for


Ilana Romano, widow of one of the 11
Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972
Olympic Games, is still so very raw.
There is little comfort in discovering
that her husband was brutally tortured by
Palestinian terrorists in Munich, but she and
others are perhaps one step closer to discovering exactly what happened and who was
responsible for such a heinous act following
the release of 900 photographs and more than
4,000 documents by the German government.
The never-before-seen evidence, which
includes grisly photographs of the murder
scene, features in a new documentary, Munich
72 and Beyond, which has its UK premiere at
JW3, next Thursday.
For Ilana and Ankie Spitzer, widow of
fencing coach Andrei Spitzer, there were
mixed emotions over whether to include a
distressing photo showing Yossef Romano, a
champion weightlifter, who was castrated by
his kidnappers and left to bleed to death in
front of his teammates.
Ankie and I sat in front of each other. I
said: Ankie, I cannot show these photos to the
families, Im just unable. These were very, very

Ankie Spitzer surveys one of the rooms where the 11 Israeli athletes were held and killed

difficult photos to see, she recalls in the film.


The emotional impact was also hard for
Mika, sister of wrestler Mark Slavin, who recalls
her tearful father begging she would never ask
to see the photos, which also reveal the hostages
endured beatings and broken bones and were
tied by their hands and legs to the bedposts.
But Spitzer took a different approach,
believing theywould help show the terrorists
did not just want to take hostages, but intended
to carry out cold-blooded murder.
As she explains in the film: Justice has to be
done for these people, because they didnt come
with guns, they were not on the battlefield.
They came to take part in the peaceful, joyful,
brotherhood that is the Olympic Games.
But this is not what happened to them.
They spent their last hours in fear, being
humiliated, being tortured, being castrated.
Producer Steven Ungerleider says the
discovery of the evidence, which the German
police denied even existed for decades after
the event, left everyone feeling shocked and
pained, but the families agreed to include the
material in the documentary.
They said: Weve never released this, but
we think the world needs to know this was not
just a terrorist attack played out to millions of
people around the world on television. This was
torture, intentional killing and murder at the
highest level, with the intent to do harm. We

want these photos shown.


Alongside interviews with relatives,
historians and former athletes, Ungerleider
and director Steven Crisman also secured the
participation of Palestinian journalists Raed
Othman and Ziad Zayyad to comment on the
events of 5 September 1972.
Both argue the Palestinian terrorist group
Black September was tasked with taking the
Israeli hostages in a bid to demand the release
of 234 prisoners and to present the Palestinian case to the world. Othman adds that
using violence or killing the hostages was only
to be used as a last resort.
But as the documentary presents evidence
from German police files, it becomes clear the
terrorists had deadly intentions.
Ungerleider, who works as a sports psychologist with the US Olympic committee, explains:
Those interviews were very hard to get, but

THIS WAS TORTURE,


INTENTIONAL
KILLING AND
MURDER AT THE
HIGHEST LEVEL

clearly that was a smokescreen. The intent was


to get the Israelis and trade them for the prisoners and they were not given any restrictions.
The weapons they carried in were enough for a
military operation and included hand grenades,
bombs and automatic weapons.
This was not just a hostage-taking, their
intent was to murder them. We respect and
appreciate what [Othman and Zayyad] said, but
it did not square with the truth.
The film also highlights the bungled security
organised by the Germans at the 1972 Olympic
Games, a factor that heavily contributed to
the massacre taking place. The budget set for
security was just 80,000, while that at the most
recent games in Rio was just under 1billion.
It was a really bungled, poor security situation and the Germans fell short. They were
warned ahead of time and they were liable.
Equally contentious is the fact the Games
were allowed to continue just hours after the
horrific 20 hour-long incident came to its end,
with a botched rescue at a nearby airport.
In the wake of the murders, Ungerleider
reveals there was anxiety surrounding security
and many participants wanted to return home.
President Nixon arranged for a private plane
to bring home champion swimmer Mark Spitz
and other Jewish athletes, because they didnt
know how this would unfold.
Was it right for the Olympics to continue?
People were so traumatised that how could
they go on when 11 bodies in coffins had to
buried? asks Ungerleider. It doesnt seem
appropriate. But the flipside todays theory
since 11 September is that we are not going to
let the terrorists win.
As the film shows, the pain of 1972 continues
for those left behind, but Ungerleider believes
the healing has begun, helped by the memorial
ceremony at the Rio Olympics and plans for an
official memorial in Munich.
This is a critical turning point, adds Ungerleider, who is a special consultant to the International Olympic Committee. For 44 years,
relatives and survivors have been clamouring
for an acknowledgement and reconciliation.
The memorial will be a pivotal moment in the
history of the Olympic movement.
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Lifestyle / Special bar and batmitzvahs

Orphans come of age


It is incredibly hard to face lifes milestones after the death of a parent in service. One Israeli
organisation is helping children and their families to cope with the loss , writes Lisa Sanders

have come to Bayit VeGan, a strictly


Orthodox Jerusalem suburb. Lastminute preparations for the Succot
holiday are underway; men in dark
trousers and white shirts bustle past
carrying lulavs. The sound of hammering
succahs competes with traffic noise.
Toddlers blink against the bright sun,
bounced along in rickety buggies by
mothers in a hurry. But in the low-ceilinged
conference room, girls in colourful
miniskirts and boys in skinny jeans and
spiky haircuts are dancing together in an
impromptu hug circle as music blares.
These children are wearing pristine white
T-shirts emblazoned with huge blue
numbers on the back 12 for the girls, 13
for the boys. Their mothers, grandmothers
and siblings look on and smile; a few quickly
swipe away tears with the back of a hand.
This is the bar and batmitzvah celebration
for the IDF Widows and Orphans Organisation, a non-profit that looks after the welfare
of some 5,000 Israeli widows whose husbands
were killed while serving in the military or the
police. Currently around 3,000 children are
growing up in Israel as IDF orphans.
One of the things we do is to be present
at important junctions in their lives, says
Shlomi Nahumson, the organisations youth
director, for example the start of kitah aleph
[first grade in school]. A genial bear-like man,
his bearded face splits into a huge grin as soon
as he talks to the children.

Above: Succot fun; Andrew Voelke with an IDF chaplain. Below: Shira Cohen and Asoul Nasreluden

All these milestones on the journey to


adulthood, he continues. At this point, the key
person in their lives is missing. I think of my
barmitzvah, I remember my fathers hand on my
shoulder and thats an important thing. We cant
bring their father back. But we can tell them that
theyre not growing up by themselves. Theyre
with the presence of the tribe.
I can sense Nahumsons
impatience even while hes
politely answering my questions. When I release him, he
rushes off and, before long, he
is picking up the children and
hoisting them up in the
air. He and the volunteer
youth workers, most
of them IDF orphans

A gathering of children from the IDF Widows and Orphans Organisation

themselves, have a solid rapport with the kids.


Four times a year they hold special activities
day camps, outings and in the bar/batmitzvah
year, a three-and-a-half week trip to the US and
Canada, where they visit different cities and
communities, stay with families and, by the
sound of it, have a thoroughly good time.
The trip was magniv, Shira Cohen,
12, tells me, using the ubiquitous
Hebrew word for all things
cool. Shira is Jewish, from
Binyamina, near Zichron
Yaakov, and her friend, Asoul
Nasreluden, is from the
Druze community of Dalyat
El-Carmel. It is clear these
two are best friends. And
its a stark reminder that

among the IDFs fallen soldiers are those from


the Druze and other communities within Israel.
They have these friendships for life,
Nahumson says. People who know exactly how
they feel without having to explain. They can
process grief in many ways and its legitimate.
Joining the Israeli children is Andrew Voelke,
a Jewish boy from Springfield, Virginia, whose
father served in the US armed forces and was
killed in Afghanistan. Andrew met the Israeli
children in the summer and was invited to be
part of the celebrations in Israel.
Andrew, like all the barmitzvah celebrants,
is presented with a set of tefillin. The girls get
Jewish books and Shabbat candlesticks. The
non-Jewish children are presented with books
that relate to their religion. This is a well-organised outfit, and its clear that pains have been
taken to ensure everything goes off smoothly.
Standing beside me is Iris Segev, from Ramat
Gan. Thats him, in the front, thats Omer, she
points out her son proudly. Hes so much like
his dad. He has his fathers two dimples, his great
sense of humour. His father was gorgeous.
Nimrod, her husband, was killed in the
Second Lebanon War, when Omer was only two.
The ninth of August 2006. He was only 28.
Then she tells me that the trip to the States was
the best thing ever, as far as Omer is concerned.
He came back all grown up. I ask her if theyre
also celebrating Omers barmitzvah privately.
Oh yes, she says. Were having a call-up this
Shabbat, in our shul.
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Beside me, Ros Ohayon, from Nazareth Illit,
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Lifestyle / Travel

Luxury in the Palma your hand


Mark Silver enjoys a relaxing break at Castell Son Claret on the island of Majorca

he last time I went overseas for a


few days, I arrived safely but my
case didnt. Two days later it turned
up. Of course, thats no good when
youre on a short break, so I was plutzing
as my wife and I reached Palma airport.
Boy, was I relieved as our luggage appeared
nice and early. It left me beaming as we
exited customs and prepared to meet our
pre-arranged transfer to the hotel. But my smile
disappeared faster than the Boeing 737 which
had brought us to Majorca, when our driver was
nowhere to be seen. I began cursing my luck.
It turned out to be a mix-up (on the part of
the transfer) and after 20 minutes of marching
up and down the airport, we found our man and
were finally embarking on the 25-minute drive
to our hotel.
My mood improved on the journey as I
thought about the luxury awaiting us for our
two-night stay at Castell Son Claret a restored
castle dating back to 1450, surrounded by
gorgeous countryside and mountains.
Its a place for complete relaxation where
visitors can enjoy the highest level of service
and various treats.
An escape and some pampering had never
seemed more welcome and we had definitely
come to the right place.
Our chosen destination did not come cheap,
but then the best things in life never do.

The hotel has two restaurants the superb


Olivera, serving typical Majorcan dishes and
a fine selection of international cuisine and, if
you really want to push the boat out, Zaranda,
possessed of two Michelin stars.
You can dine al fresco at both, and there
is nothing better than combining mouthwatering fare with the atmosphere of a balmy
Mediterranean evening.
What I liked most about the hotels food
is that a wide range of products are grown or
produced on the premises. For example, the figs
and olives from the nearby trees are delicious
and the welcoming drink of lemonade pressed
from their own lemons was wonderfully
refreshing.
The on-site bakery serves up the tastiest
of bread, cakes and, my weakness, chocolate
croissants, although I discovered my new

THE ISLAND HEALTH


SYSTEM DURING THE
MIDDLE AGES WAS
MAINLY MADE UP OF
JEWISH PHYSICIANS

Achilles heel with the lemon tart, made from


those same lemons from the grounds and the
finest I had ever tasted.
Fortunately, there were opportunities
aplenty to burn off those additional calories.
We swam in the lovely outdoor pool, where
attentive staff would bring you a cold towel and
perhaps a small healthy snack such as cherries.
The tennis court also saw us in action but I soon
discovered that my Russian wife, Liudmila, was
no Sharapova!
Its been a few years (35 to be precise) since I
was last on a bicycle, but this area is the perfect
place to rediscover the joys of pedal power, so
we borrowed a couple of bikes from the hotel
and were on our way.
You can cycle up into the mountains
although, alas, my second helping of lemon tart
put paid to that but our hotel, in the southwest part of the island, was just under three
miles from the village of Calvia.
That was enough of a distance for me.
The sea and Majorcas many fine beaches are
a bit of a schlep by bike (for us, anyway), but by
car can be reached in about 15 to 20 minutes. If
you fancy a round of golf, you can be teeing up a
similar distance away.
We felt healthier after our bit of exercise,
breathing in the fresh air, and I enjoyed reading

about how in the Middle Ages the islands


health system consisted mainly of physicians
of Jewish origins. They were descendants
of Mallorcan Jews who had converted to
Christianity though the conversion was
not that straightforward as either they had
been forced into it or were in fact secretly still
following Judaism.
A few hours after the bicycles were put
away, my bones started to react (badly) to this
unfamiliar outing.
No problem the hotels impressive
spa sorted that out as I indulged in a body
treatment comprising a poppy-seed and
raspberry scrub, lavender wrap and 60-minute
massage. It is a signature treatment that leaves
the skin nourished and rehydrated. Ive had a
few spa treatments in my time, and this was the
best massage I have experienced.
In fact, the service at this world-class
property surpassed even the high expectations
Id had when booking. Castell opened as a hotel
only in 2013, but I felt like it had been operating
100 years.
At night, the castles turrets light up and,
combined with the picturesque grounds, it is
all rather heavenly. In terms of being able to
unwind, I doubt you will find a more relaxing
place. Even the bedding is so comfortable that
I experienced my best nights kip in ages.
On the way back to the airport, we stopped
at the fairly-new San Juan Gastronomic market
in Palma, a former slaughterhouse converted
into a charming food hall. Watching the locals
enjoying some tapas and a glass of red is rather
relaxing in itself. Our batteries were well and
truly recharged and, after thinking my luck was
out after that little airport drama on arrival, I
flew home knowing Id hit the jackpot!

WHERE TO STAY

The stunning coastline near Castell Son Claret in Majorca

Mark stayed at Castell Son Claret, Majorca, where prices start from
267 per room per night in an estate double room on a bed and breakfast basis (www.castellsonclaret.com). To find out more about the San
Juan Gastronomic market, visit www.mercadosanjuanpalma.es or
for tourist information on Palma, visit www.visitpalma.com/en

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Food / Lifestyle

PLATEExpectations

Date and sunflower seed yoghurt cake

2 Grease and line a 20 x 30 cm baking tin with parchment paper.


3 Using a food processor, make the topping by combining the butter, brown sugar,
cinnamon and flour in a small bowl. Set aside.

10 Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and spread out evenly.
11 Spoon the blackberry jam on top and swirl it through the mix with a knife.

For the cake:


300g white gluten free flour
1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
170g soft butter
150g softened dates
1 large egg plus an egg yolk
400ml Stapeltons Date and Sunflower Seed
Yoghurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g blackberry jam

12 Sprinkle the topping mixture over the surface.


13 Bake for about 1 hour, checking at the 45-minute mark for doneness.
14 The cake should be springy to the touch when gently pushed in the middle.
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PREPARATION TIME
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Sedra: Succot, Torah For Today / Orthodox Judaism

Torah For Today

SEDRA
- Succot

What does the Torah say about: Ostentatious celebrities?

RABBI BORUCH M BOUDILOVSKY


Unlike other festivals, Succot
does not highlight a unique idea.
Pesach encourages liberty, Shavuot
celebrates Torah, Rosh Hashanah
highlights accountability, and Yom
Kippur facilitates harmony between
ourselves and God. Rather than
contributing an idea to the final
Judaic product, Succot is the final
product. Earning liberty, accepting the Torah, living a life of
accountability, reconciliation and harmony, all add up to Succot!
There are two cycles of biblical Jewish festivals. One is
the cycle of the three festivals Pesach, Shavuot and Succot.
The second consists of the festivals belonging to the seventh
month of the Jewish year; Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and
Succot. Indeed, both cycles lead to and culminate with Succot.
As the final product of the festival journey, Succot invites us
to live in the idealistic instead of the realistic, enabling joy. It is
the festival of happiness, Chag Simchateynu. As such, Succot
evenings are celebrated with music, singing, and dancing.
During the day, we joyfully praise and appreciate God by
reciting Hallel with the four species (which represent our livelihood). During the week, we happily live and socialise in a succah, which represents a simple home all we really need.
Jewish festivals introduce and contribute ideas that inspire
a life of profound joy, genuine appreciation, trust in the future,
love of our Torah, elegant simplicity and celebration. Succot
embodies all these to create a beautiful celebration of life.

RABBI ARIEL ABEL


Reality star Kim Kardashian recently hit
the headlines when she was attacked in
her Paris holiday apartment by masked
men who robbed her of millions of pounds
worth of jewellery. Are celebrities like her
partly to blame for flaunting their wealth
and what is the Torah view on this?
The Torah is explicit about flaunting
material wealth. If Israel decides to appoint
a king, the regent must not be the wealthiest person in the land. He may not own too
many horses, nor marry too many women.
The sense of invincibility that moneyed
celebrities have runs contrary to the Torah
principle of not becoming too haughty.
Kims husband has hired an ex-Mossad

KARDASHIAN HAS
TAKEN TIME OUT
TO RETHINK HER
REALATIONSHIP
WITH MONEY

agent to coordinate a security team to


protect her. Apparently, the area in Paris
in which Kim was robbed is famous for
extravagant wealth and also for robberies.
While nothing justifies robbery, one
question is whether exhibiting wealth is
in some way putting temptation in the
way of their assailants.
When Adam partook of the forbidden
fruit, he claimed, in mitigation, that the
fruit was too beautiful and satiating for the
eyes. Its very appearance was too much to
withstand taking. Is his excuse in any way
valid? Adam is the ancestor of us all, the
progenitor of human nature. Yet, if we are
to excuse him for what he did, he should not
have been banished from Paradise.
The tenth commandment strictly
forbids coveting the possessions of another, or even
desiring them. What remains
to solve is what the Bible
thinks about boasting wealth.
The prayer of Hannah
remarks that God enriches and
impoverishes. Sensitivity to
others who have less is demonstrated by not being publicly

too showy about ones buying power. For


this reason, German Jewish communities
instituted takanot, limiting the amount
of jewellery women wore, so as not to put
to shame those who could not afford the
same. Similarly, in the last two millennia
poor and rich alike have been buried in the
same simple garments.
Halachic decisions must protect the
poor and leniency is to be found by rabbis
to make keeping kosher and other practices
such as womens attire affordable for all.
Therefore, women should not wear wigs
costing hundreds or thousands of pounds.
From the hat parades in shul to the
bouncing wigs of the Charedi boulevard,
little is left to state in the name of modesty.
According to a British newspaper,
Kardashian has taken time
out to rethink her relationship with wealth. Perhaps as
Jews, rethinking materialism
should feature as the central
pillar to our Divine service.

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Progressive Judaism / Jewish Hero and My Two Shekels

Jewish Hero

My Two Shekels

Political theorist and Holocaust historian


Hannah Arendt

This years triple reminder of the seventh day

BY ROBYN ASHWORTH-STEEN
It is not without some trepidation that I offer Hannah
Arendt (1906-1975) as my
Jewish hero. Her work on the
Shoah has been condemned,
particularly as she criticised
the actions of some of the
Jewish leaders during this
period in her book Eichmann
in Jerusalem: A Report on the
Banality of Evil.
While some scholars explain that her work has been misunderstood,
I cannot put forward Arendt as my hero
without acknowledging the controversial
nature of some of her writings.
I do, however, find aspects of Arendts
teachings profoundly inspirational.
Arendt was a German-born American
political theorist. She believed strongly that
Jews had a political responsibility in all that
they did. She understood Jews to be naturally on the margins of society and umheimlich (a feeling of not at home).
Arendts philosophy demands that Jews
use their pariah status and rootlessness to
act as critics and rebels in terms of the Jew-

ish and wider society, and thus


become Conscious Pariahs.
Instead of using the pariahs
worldlessness as an excuse
for withdrawal and retreat, it
should be used towards a political engagement in the world.
Arendts work is liberating as
she reminds us of the inherent
political nature of Jewish history and identity. She wanted
Jews to act as Jews to be
proud of their identity and work for justice
at all times. Arendt taught that in every moment there is the possibility to act, to begin
anew she termed this a theology of natality, that every moment is pregnant with
possibility and the potential for creativity.
Certainly, Arendts teachings are challenging on several levels. In some ways, she
has become the pariah she demanded us to
be. What I take from her work is the need to
engage assertively with the world around us,
as Jews, and that the time is here and now.

Robyn Ashworth-Steen is a rabbinic


student at Leo Baeck College

BY RABBI DR ANDREW GOLDSTEIN


Preparing for this years Tishri sermons, I
looked at the new year expressed in numbers
5777 and the triple seven stood out. Yes, we
Liberal Jews believe the world was not created
5,777 years ago, nor created in six days, but we
have always held dear to the importance of the
seventh day, Shabbat, being vital to our identity.
In 1992, the late Rabbi John Rayner authored
the Affirmations of Liberal Judaism and number
18 (of 42) declared: We affirm the importance
of Shabbat, the sanctification of the seventh day
as a day of rest and joy, study and worship, which

may be observed by cessation of work and positive acts of celebration. The importance placed
on Shabbat goes right back to the founders of
Liberal Judaism, one of whom, Claude Montefiore, wrote in 1923: I am profoundly convinced
of the necessity of the observance of the Sabbath.
Any Liberal Jew who on Friday evening goes to
a concert, or visits the theatre, or has a dinner
party in his house, any Jew who rides to hounds,
or works without compulsion, incurs, in my
deliberate opinion, a grave religious responsibility. He is wounding Judaism.
We have many challenges as we try to define
what are the parameters of our Shabbat observance. We long ago decided its fine to drive to
synagogue on Shabbat rather than park nearby
and to switch on lights or boil the kettle.
But is it right to do the weekly shop at the
supermarket, to send emails? Should our children go out on Friday nights? Worth thinking
about in our personal and congregational lives in
a year with a triple reminder of the seventh day.

IS IT RIGHT TO DO
THE WEEKLY SHOP?
TO SEND EMAILS?
SHOULD WE LET OUR
CHILDREN GO OUT
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Dear Dr Zuckerman
With winter fast approaching, Im
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seeing a decline in profits
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to how we can solve this
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SOBELL RHODES
See full profile on pages 36-37 Claire
Dear Melvyn
My property development
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Dear Claire
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Dear Elaine
My grown-up daughter,
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MELVYN SOBELL
Qualifications:
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CEDR accredited mediator.
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www.resource-centre.org
office@resource-centre.org

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NOVEMBER

residential auction sale

265 vacant and investment properties to include


LOTS INCLUDE
Lot 92 Guide Price 650,000 - 700,000

Lot 23 Guide Price 400,000+

Lot 99 Guide Price 1.2M+

Lot 27 Guide Price 3M+

76 Clarendon Court, Sidmouth Road,


Willesden Green, NW2 5HD

25 Belmont Avenue,
Tottenham, London N17 6AX

Millers Farm House, Grove Lane,


Chigwell, Essex IG7 6JQ

Leasehold (share of Freehold) 3/4 bed 3F Flat.


GIA extending to approx 114.3 sq m (1,231 sq ft).
Fully vacant.

Freehold mid terrace 4 bed House with rear garden.


Fully vacant.

Freehold detached 5 bed Farmhouse with surrounding


gardens and detached rear garage. Occupying site area
of approx 0.151h (0.373 a). Potential to develop rear plot.
Fully vacant.

Levens, 9 Broad Walk,


Winchmore Hill, London N21 3DA

Lot 32 Guide Price 1.8M+

Lot 37 Guide Price 1.2M-1.3M

Lot 41 Guide Price 2.25M+

Lots 44-46 Guide Price 350,000+ each

Lansdowne Court, 1 Lansdowne


Crescent, 42 Christchurch Road,
Bournemouth BH1 1RU

116 Holden Road, Woodside Park,


London N12 7EA

424-428 Cranbrook Road, IG2 6HW and


Flats 1-12, 85 Frinton Mews, Ilford IG2 6JB

Flats 2, 4 & 6, 1 Graham Road,


Hendon, London NW4 3DH

Freehold end of terrace Building arranged as 3 x Shops,


12 x Flats and one House. Producing 151,720 p.a.

Freehold detached 3 storey Building.


Planning for erection of block of 6 flats with parking.
Fully vacant.

3 Freehold interconnecting Buildings arranged


as 3 x Retail units and 12 x Flats.
Producing 152,560 p.a.

3 Leasehold Flats subject to ASTs


to be offered individually as 3 separate lots.
Producing 57,358 p.a. (equivalent).

Lot 159 Guide Price 675,000+

Lot 96 Guide Price 450,000 - 500,000

Lot 61 Guide Price 2.5M+

Lots 70-73 Guide Price 2.45m+

Flat 1, 32 Finchley Road,


St Johns Wood, London NW8 6ES

215 Cricklewood Broadway,


Cricklewood, NW2 3HS

3 Malden Road, Chalk Farm,


London NW5 3HS

79 Dartmouth Park Hill,


Tufnell Park, London NW5 1JD

Long Leasehold GF one bed Flat with separate


Studio Flat. Rear patio garden and driveway parking.
GIA approx 82 sq m (883 sq ft). Fully vacant.

Freehold mid terrace Building.


GF Retail with 2 residential floors above.
Fully vacant.

Freehold cleared site. Planning for 9 residential units


(one x one bed Fat, 7 x 2 bed Flats and one x 3 bed
Flats). Fully vacant.

Freehold detached Building arranged as 4 Flats to be


offered collectively or individually. Fully vacant.

16 Halliwick Court, Woodhouse Road,


North Finchley, London N12 0ND

560 Romford Road, Manor Park,


London E12 5AF

24 Brett Close, Stoke Newington,


London N16 0BN

Lot 50: Leasehold FF 2 bed Flat. GIA area approx


58 sq m (624 sq ft). Fully vacant.

Lot 90: Freehold mid terrace Building arranged as GF


Shop and Studio Flat. Let Producing 20,500 p.a.

Guide Price 275,000+

Ground Floor Flat, 34 Bondey Road,


Hackney, London E8 1AY
By order of Receivers
Lot 51: Leasehold GF 2 bed Flat with patio garden.
Fully vacant.

Guide Price refer ZB

Britten Close/Chandos Way,


Hampstead, London NW11 7HW
Lot 26: Well located Leasehold ground rent investment
secured upon 9 Blocks comprising 219 Flats and roof
space. Producing 29,676 p.a.

Guide Price 550,000+

Lots 113: Leasehold FF 3 bed Maisonette with section


of rear garden. Fully vacant.

Guide Price 240,000-250,000

Guide Price 420,000+

Flat A, 184 Brook Road, Clapton, London E5 8AP

26 Brett Close, Stoke Newington,


London N16 0BN

By order of a Housing Association


Lot 135: Leasehold GF one bed garden Flat. Fully vacant.

Guide Price 425,000+

3 Park View Road, Tottenham, London N17 9EY


Lot 91A: Freehold mid terrace HMO building.
Producing 46,800 p.a. (equivalent)

By order of Mortgagees
Freehold 7 bed Mansion House with landscaped gardens,
indoor swimming pool, sauna & games room. Fully vacant.

Land adjoining
4 Lyne Crescent,
Walthamstow, London E17 5HZ
Lot 91: Freehold site extending to approx 0.012h
(0.03a). Possible development potential.

Guide Price 90,000+

Site to the front of


106 Sterling Way,
Edmonton, London N18 1QU

Lot 114: Leasehold GF one bed Flat. Fully vacant.

Guide Price 225,000+

Flat 4, 34A Geldeston Road,


Clapton, London E5 8SB

On the instructions of NHS Property Services Limited


Lot 173: Freehold site extending to approx 0.003 h
(0.008 a). Fully vacant.

Lot 120A: Leasehld FF studio Flat subject to an AST.


Producing 13,364.04 p.a.

Guide Price 125,000+

Guide Price 8,000+

6A Camrose Avenue, Edgware,


London HA8 6EG

3 & 4 Gloucester Mews, Leyton


London, E10 7DZ

64 Fairbanks Road,
Tottenham, London N17 9JL

Lot 156: Freehold single storey Building occupying site


extending to approx 0.017h (0.042 a). Fully vacant.

Lot 39: Freehold Mews building arranged as 4 studio


flats. Fully vacant.

Lot 104: Freehold mid terrace 4 bed Town House


with rear yard. Fully vacant.

Guide Price 120,000 - 130,000

Guide Price 250,000 - 275,000

Guide Price 325,000+

Guide Price 425,000+

Auction sale:

Thursday 3rd November 2016


The Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7DL
Catalogue requests: 0906 515 1540 calls charged at 1.50 per minute

Bid in person

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1. Where a guide price (or range of prices) is given, that guide is the minimum price at which, or range of prices within which, the seller might
be prepared to sell on the date at which the guide price, or range of prices, is published. 2. The reserve price is the minimum price at which
the property can be sold. 3. Both the guide price and the reserve price may be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.

For EPC ratings, refer to website

SEPTEMBER SALE RESULTS UPDATE - 57.7M RAISED - 80% SOLD

online auction catalogue: www.allsop.co.uk


PLEASE NOTE START TIME: 10.00am

email: resiauction@allsop.co.uk

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Lions tamed by Lebens treble


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scored twice, with Ben Winters,
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Benji Weinbergerwrapping up the
win.
North London Raiders B
sit alongside them thanks to an
emphatic 8-1 win over Faithfold A.

Nicky Woolf helped himself to a hattrick, Simon Buchler scored twice,


with Jake Gilbert, Elad Hertshten
and Will Ufland completing the
scoring.
Hendon United B claimed a
much-needed win as Adam Ellis, Gid
Barth and Saul Cohen all scored in a
3-0 win over Athletic Bilbaum.
The lead at the top of the Division
Two table is also shared by three
sides. LEquipe moved joint-top
thanks to an 8-2 win over Mill Hill
Dons. James Mandell helped himself
to a hat-trick, with Matt Gilbry, Max
Martin, Andy Smith, James Bell and
an own goal completing the rout.
Catford & Bromley failed to
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B, Josh Barnett and Chaim Bordon
scoring for the Greens.
Temple Fortune are up into the
top four after goals from Brett Stead,
Adam Lenz and Jordan Sharifia saw
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Nick Haringmans double,
together with Rob Samuelsons
strike saw North London Raiders
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Yoav Lebens hit a hat-trick for Hendon

WWE legend
Goldberg set for
return to the ring

Teddy takes over as captain


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Hopefully we lead Hartsbourne to many trophies.

Former World Wrestling Entertainment champion Bill Goldberg is planning a return to the
ring following more than a decade in retirement.
Goldberg, a fan favourite whos known in the
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rematch with his old nemesis Brock Lesnar next
month.
Challenged by Lesnars promoter on WWEs
flagship programme Monday Night Raw, to
take on the fight, Goldberg replied on twitter:
Booking my flight to answer that big mouth.
Speaking previously about a comeback,
he said: The biggest thing about being a
wrestler and being Goldberg gave me was
the ability to be a superhero for kids. I want
the ability to be that guy again, but theres a
compromise here. To be that guy at 49-yearsold, do you risk losing your legacy? Is it some-

Israeli tennis player Amir


Weintraub pulled out of
a tournament last week
after organisers refused to
reschedule his match which
clashed with Yom Kippur.
He then criticised the ATP
and International Tennis
Federation, saying theyre not
doing enough to help players
outside the top-100 to earn
a living. He said: Players
are talking all the time and
feel theyre being exploited.
The bottom line is that if you
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or have a sponsor - otherwise
you will likely go broke.

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WEINTRAUB HITS OUT


AT TENNIS BOSSES

London Lions extended their


lead at the top of the Herts
County Premier Division to
five points as Josh Kennets
double saw them win 2-1 at
Letchworth.
Kennet claimed his first
after latching onto Charlie
Kaslers raking 40-yard
pass, before firing home,
and Kasler played provider
for the second. Letchworth
pulled one back from the
penalty spot in the second
half, but Andy Landesbergs
side held on.

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DRAMATIC DEFEAT

Bill Goldberg is set for a return to the ring

thing that I am going to regret?


The grandson of Romanian and Russian
immigrants, he originally wanted to go by the
name Mossad , believing his last name didnt
sound imposing enough. Playing in the NFL
between 1990-1995, he became one of the
WWEs biggest superstars, winning multiple
heavyweight championship belts.

Maccabi Tel Avivs Euroleague campaign began with a


dramatic defeat as they lost
99-97 to Olimpia Milano
after Sylven Landesberg
missed a contested layup at
the buzzer that would have
sent the game to overtime.
Coach Erez Edelstein
said: I think it was a very
fun game for fans, but I cant
be happy. If you score more
than 85 points on the road,
you should win the game. I
hope that we will improve
our defense in the future, it
is the main goal that we have
right now.

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MACCABI GB SOUTHERN LEAGUE FOOTBALL
PREMIER DIVISION

GOAL OF THE WEEK

FC Team A 6 Woodford Wanderers 3


Hendon A 4 London Lions A 1
Oakwood A 2 Brady Maccabi 0
Redbridge A 3 Camden Park 0
P
Hendon United A 5
Redbridge A
4
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JORDAN SHARIFIA (TEMPLE FORTUNE)


An overhead kick from 20 yards out,
described by his manager as being goal of
the season contender

F Dif Pts
21 13 15
12 9 12
11 9 9
15 10 7
16 8 6
6 -5 6
13 -10 3
6 -10 1
2 -9 0
1 -15 0

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SAVE OF THE WEEK

BRADLEY SEGAL (FINCHLEY CITY)


Superbly tipped over the bar a venemous
strike from Michael Kenley

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

ROBERT SHOOMAN (FAITHFOLD A)


They played well, they can only play whats
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opposition was c*** and we paid the price!

SUNDAYS FIXTURES

P W D L F Dif Pts
London Lions B 4 4 0 0 17 13 12
Redbridge B
4 4 0 0 13 9 12
NL Raiders B
5 4 0 1 20 9 12
Hendon Utd B
4 2 0 2 12 4 6
Scrabble
3 2 0 1 5 1 6
Finchley City
4 2 0 2 11 0 6
Los Blancos
5 2 0 3 10 0 6
Faithfold A
4 1 0 3 9 -9 3
Oakwood B
2 0 0 2 3 -3 0
Brixton Old Boys 2 0 0 2 2 -9 0
Athletic Bilbaum 5 0 0 5 3 -15 0
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DIVISION TWO

Boca Jewniors 1 Redbridge C 4


Faithfold B 2 Catford & Bromley 1
Hertswood Vale 0 NL Raiders C 3
LEquipe 8 Mill Hill Dons 2
Temple Fortune 3 FC Team B 1

13 Goals:
Richard Fogelman (Faithfold B)

Enfield Town 0 Wingate & Finchley 1


London County Cup First Round:
Wingate & Finchley 8 Tower Hamlets 1

9 Goals:
Reiss Mogilner (Brady Maccabi)
Jonti Aremband (RC UK FC)

P W D L F Dif Pts
Leiston
12 9 3 0 38 20 30
Bognor Regis Town14 9 3 2 27 15 30
Havant & Water 13 9 2 2 28 13 29
Needham Market 14 8 4 2 24 6 28
Tonbridge Angels 11 7 2 2 17 6 23
Dulwich Hamlet 15 5 6 4 31 4 21
Worthing
14 6 2 6 23 -5 20
AFC Sudbury
14 5 3 6 25 3 18
Enfield Town
12 3 5 4 18 4 14
Billericay Town 11 5 2 4 16 3 17
Lowestoft Town 14 4 5 5 21 2 17
Kingstonian
14 5 2 7 20 -3 17
Wingate & Finchley12 5 2 5 13 -3 17
Harlow Town
15 5 2 8 24 -6 17
Merstham
13 4 4 5 26 6 16
Burgess Hill Town 11 3 6 2 18 1 15
Staines Town
13 4 3 6 19 -2 15
Folkestone Invicta 13 4 3 6 18 -3 12
Canvey Island
10 3 3 4 17 -1 12
Harrow Borough 11 3 3 5 9 -6 12
Leatherhead
16 2 6 8 22 -9 12
Hendon
11 2 5 4 15 -10 11
Metropolitan Police15 2 4 9 14 -15 10
Grays Athletic
14 2 4 8 15 -21 10
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football/wingate/

Peter Morrison Trophy First Round:


Catford & Bromley VS NL Raiders C
Faithfold A VS LEquipe
Faithfold B VS Boca Jewniors
Finchley City VS Hertswood Vale
Hendon United B VS RC UK FC
Mill Hill Dons vs Athletic Bilbaum
Scrabble VS London Lions U21

7 Goals:
Adam Ellis (Hendon United B)
6 Goals:
Zac Lewis (Hendon United A)
Nicky Woolf (NL Raiders B)
Avi Markiewicz (RC UK FC)
5 Goals:
Joel Lassman (Catford & Bromley)
Yoav Kestenbaum (Hendon United A)
James Mandell (LEquipe)
Max Martin (LEquipe)
Joshua Bloom (London Lions B)
Jordan Sharifia (Temple Fortune)
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Premier Division:
FC Team A vs Oakwood A
Redbridge A vs Brady Maccabi
SPEC FC vs Camden Park

HAT-TRICK HEROES

Sunday Challenge Cup First Round Liron Mannie 4 (NL Raiders A) MGBSFL Premier
Division Yoav Kestenbaum (Hendon A) Division One Nicky Woolf (NL Raiders B)
Division Two Aaron Goldberg (Redbridge C), James Mandell (LEquipe) Masters
League Division Two Marc Morris (London Lions) Watford Friendly League U16
Jonah Weiniger 6, Meri Hodges (both Hendon) U13 Saul Norton 5 (HMH Fire) Ben
Barnett (Maccabi London Lions White) U12 Zane Appleson-Fidler 4, Josh Nathan
4, Amiit Weiss 4 (all Maccabi London Lions White), Ben Masson (HMH Juniors) , Tani
Pfeffer 4, Avi Green (both Hendon White) U10 Ezra Newell-Johanssen (HMH Real)

Division One:
London Lions B VS Los Blancos
Oakwood B vs Brixton Old Boys
Division Two:
Redbridge C VS FC Team B

RESULTS

P W D L F Dif Pts
Catford & Bromley 5 4 0 1 21 17 12
LEquipe
4 4 0 0 19 15 12
Redbridge C
4 4 0 0 15 10 12
Temple Fortune 5 3 1 1 12 1 10
Faithfold B
5 3 0 2 16 2 9
RC UK FC
4 2 1 1 17 10 7
NL Raiders C
5 2 0 3 16 6 6
Real Hendon
3 1 0 2 4 -5 3
Mill Hill Dons
5 1 0 4 7 -20 3
Hertswood Vale 4 0 0 4 3 -11 0
Boca Jewniors
2 0 0 2 2 -11 0
FC Team B
4 0 0 4 3 -14 0
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One clash between::
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2
3

Rangers 0, Maccabi London Lions Blue


3 Northwood Red 0 Challenge Cup
First Round HMH Netanya 2 West
Herts Stags 1, Oakhill Tigers Predators 5
HMH Cosmos 1, HMH Fire 13 Alexandra
Park South 4 U12 Hendon White
12 Alexandra Park 3, Letchworth City
0 Maccabi London Lions White 20,
Omonia Gold 9 Maccabi London Lions
Blue 2, Northwood Red 7 Maccabi
London Lions Green 3 Blue Division
Alexandra Park North 5 HMH Dynamo 0
Yellow Division HMH Juniors 12 HMH
Galaxy 0

Letchworth Garden City 1 London Lions 2

P W D L F Dif Pts
London Lions
9 9 0 0 35 27 27
Bushey Sports Club 9 7 1 1 32 21 22
Standon & Puck 10 6 1 3 29 4 19
Bovingdon
9 6 0 3 29 6 18
Belstone
7 5 2 0 21 11 17
Sandridge Rovers 9 5 2 2 15 8 17
Ware Sports
10 5 2 3 22 2 17
Letchworth Garden 10 4 2 4 23 8 14
Wormley Rovers 8 4 2 2 16 1 14
Knebworth
9 2 2 5 15 -5 8
Chipperfield
9 2 1 6 26 -2 7
Buntingford Town 10 2 1 7 16 -13 7
Evergreen
9 2 1 6 14 -15 7
Hatfield Social
8 1 2 5 15 -22 5
Cuffley
8 1 1 6 16 -9 4
Sarratt
10 0 2 8 8 -22 2
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MMFL DOUBLE
O SEVEN
MANAGEMENT DIV 1

GARSTON
VETS LEAGUE

Chigwell 4 Scrabble 0
P WD
NL Raiders
3 3 0
Chigwell
2 2 0
Brady Maccabi A 4 2 0
London Lions A
3 1 1
Scrabble
4 1 1
HMH
4 0 0

L Dif Pts
0 8 9
0 5 6
2 -4 6
1 -1 4
2 -3 4
4 -5 0

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Garston 0 London Lions 5


P WDL
London Maccabi 2 2 0 0
North Greenford
1 1 0 0
Abbey F.C.
2 1 0 1
Colney Heath
0 0 0 0
Winchmore Hill
0 0 0 0
Latymer Old Boys 1 0 0 1
Garston
1 0 0 1

Dif Pts
13 6
5 3
-4 3
0 0
0 0
-4 0
-5 0

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football/masters

MMFL DOUBLE
O SEVEN
MANAGEMENT DIV 2

St Johns Wood Tigers 4 Brady B 1


Hendon Harriers 0 London Lions B 9
Temple Fortune 1 Glenthorne 3
P W D L Dif Pts
St Johns Wood
5 4 0 1 14 12
London Lions B
3 3 0 0 11 9
Glenthorne
4 3 0 1 4 9
Temple Fortune
4 2 0 2 -2 6
EDRS Stonegrove 3 1 1 1 3 4
Marshside
3 0 1 2 -6 1
Brady Maccabi B 3 0 0 3 -11 0
Hendon Harriers
3 0 0 3 -13 0
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football/masters

ISRAELI
LIGAT HAAL

P W D L F Dif Pts
Maccabi Tel-Aviv 6 5 1 0 18 4 16
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 6 4 1 1 14 11 13
Mac Petach-Tikva 6 3 2 1 8 -1 11
Hapoel Haifa
6 3 0 3 11 3 9
Maccabi Haifa
6 2 3 1 6 1 9
Beitar Jerusalem 6 2 3 1 10 0 9
Hap Kiryat Shmona 6 1 5 0 8 1 8
Hapoel Kfar-Saba 6 2 1 3 5 -2 7
BneiYehuda Tel-Aviv 6 1 3 2 5 -3 6
Hapoel Ashkelon 6 1 3 2 4 -4 6
Hapoel Raanana 6 1 2 3 3 -3 5
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
6 1 2 3 5 -6 5
Bnei Sakhnin
6 1 2 3 4 -6 5
FC Ashdod
6 0 2 4 4 -5 2
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7
8
9

1 BRADLEY SEGAL

5 MAX CLYNES

9 GID BARTH

2 JOE COHEN

6 RUSSELL GOLDSTEIN

10 YOAV KESTENBAUM

3 TOMER WEIDER

7 ADAM LIPMAN

4 JAMES KORN

8 SAM RANK

FINCHLEY CITY
May have been on the receiving end of a
heavy defeat but would have been even
heavier but for a string of fine saves

10

1
4

Sunday Challenge Cup First Round:


North London Raiders A 6 Anorthosis 2
Watford Friendly League: U18 Green
Division HMH 5 Alexandra Park South
1 U16 Maccabi London Lions White
4, Abbots Youth 2 Hendon 12 Oakhill
Tigers 4 U15 BSC 5 Maccabi London
Lions White 1, St Albans Red 10 Maccabi
London Lions Blue 1 U14 Maccabi
London Lions White 6 Croxley Green 1,
Maccabi London Lions Blue 0 Harvesters
East 3 White Division HMH 2 Hadley
Wood & Wingate Foxes 1 U13 Maccabi
London Lions White 4 Edmonton

MGB(S)F/MASTERS
WINGATE/LONDON LIONS

HERTFORDSHIRE
SENIOR LEAGUE
PREMIER DIVISION

RYMAN LEAGUE
PREMIER DIVISION

8 Goals:
Liron Mannie (NL Raiders A)

DIVISION ONE

Brixton Old Boys P Scrabble P


Finchley City 1 London Lions B 6
Hendon United B 3 Athletic Bilbaum 0
Los Blancos 1 Redbridge B 2
North London Raiders B 8 Faithfold A 1

MGBFL
GOALSCORERS

2016/2017 SEASON

11

NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A


Showed great energy up and down the left
hand side, was defensively excellent and
provided great support for the forwards

FAITHFOLD B
17-year-old was played out of position as
he covered for absentees, but proved to
be outstanding

FC TEAM A
First game of the season and showed
side what they have been missing
commanding as ever in centre-back role

OAKWOOD A
Came into the Os defence and put in an
outstanding performance, to help deny
the normally prolific Brady strikers

REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A


Caused havoc going up and down the
flank and produced a fantastic overlap
and cross for the opening goal

MACCABI LONDON LIONS B


Produced an awesome performance. Won
everything in the middle of the park and
single-handedly dominated the midfield

REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B


Changed the game, got the Redbridge
boys playing and claimed an assist for
teams first goal

HENDON UNITED B
Looked to have the beating of his fullback throughout, grabbed a goal after
some great close control in the box
HENDON UNITED A
Helped himself to a match-winning
hat-trick, as he showed when hes on
song, hes one of the best in the league

11 NICKY WOOLF

NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B


Brilliant performance up front, helped
himself to a hat-trick as he tormented
Faithfolds defence

PLAYER OF THE WEEK


YOAK KESTENBAUM
Hendon United A

MANAGER OF THE WEEK


DAVID GARBACZ
Hendon United A

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Jewish News 20 October 2016

Sport / Red alert / FIFA delay

Red hot!
All three Redbridge sides
maintain 100% records
By Andrew Sherwood
andrews@thejngroup.com
@JewishNewsUK

Photo by Amy Leigh

Redbridge Jewish Cares three sides


all kept up their unbeaten league start
to the season, recording their fourth
consecutive wins on Sunday.
Last weekends fixtures saw the As beat
Camden Park 3-0, the Bs win 2-1 at Los
Blancos, while the Cs came away from
Boca Jewniors with a 4-1 victory. Between
them, the three sides have now racked
up 12 wins in 12 games, netting 40 goals
while conceding just 12.
Managers Jon Jacobs, Sam Rank and
Josh Hambling are putting down their
sides impressive starts to the talent at
their disposal, work ethic and team spirit.
Jacobs, whos the club chairman as
well as in charge of the A team, said: Im
thrilled how we are doing. It shows that we
have some great talent, young and old in
east London.
Its a long season but we aim to be
challenging in all three divisions and
hope our depth is strong enough to maintain the fine start.
B team player-manager Rank said:
The start the club has made this season
has been brilliant and I cant describe
how happy and proud I am to be a part of
it.
There are a number of reasons why
the club is doing so well. The platforms
Redbridge A celebrate one
of the clubs 12 league wins
this season

FIFA delay decision on Israel ban


Footballs world governing body has
delayed on making a decision as to
whether they will ban six Israeli football teams from playing in West Bank
settlements.
Under growing pressure from the Palestinian Football Association and Human
Rights Watch, who accuse the Israeli FA
of violating FIFA rules by holding games
without permission
on the territory of
another member
group, FIFA
was expected to
make a ruling
on the clubs,
who are based in
Maaleh
Adumim, Ariel,

Kiryat Arba, Givat Zeev, the Jordan Valley


and Oranit, last week.
Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Palestinian Football Association had said hed
petition the Court of Arbitration for Sport
for a ruling if FIFA didnt suspend the
Israeli teams. Israel receives quite a few
benefits from FIFA, and some of those
benefits also reach the settlements teams,
which is unacceptable, he said. Our
message to FIFA is clear. The time has
come to decide this issue and bring an end
to Palestinian suffering, and thereby grant
freedom of action to Palestinian sport and
football, on one hand, and stop giving legitimacy to clubs active in the settlements, on
the other.
Tokyo Sexwale (pictured), chairman of
the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-

Palestine, said he was unable to deliver


a final report to the council because his
committee was not able to meet, but
urged all parties to attend next months
meeting of the Monitoring Committee,
with a constructive spirit in order to find
solutions. He said: Were dealing with a
highly sensitive situation in that part of the
world, yet at the same time what is uppermost is to ensure the game of football is not
entwined in political conflict. At the end we
want to ensure that both Israelis and Palestinians can enjoy the game in accordance
with the FIFA Statutes.
The Israeli FA has accused the Palestinians of dragging sport from the football
field into a political one, saying it wants to
develop the game as a bridge connecting
people and not as a wall that divides them.

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we have in place are worthy of any top


club. We have three great managers in
charge of the three teams, all of whom are
supported by a top club secretary Richard
Bronzite, and this goes hand in hand by
the support Jewish Care gives us.
We have one of the top facilities to
train on, which all teams use during the
week to ensure they are ready for the
Sunday games.
The club had a brilliant pre-season,
which got the fitness levels up to high
standards, and I believe with all these
formulas in place, we can bring home a lot
of silverware this season.
C team manager Hambling praised the
mindset of the players, saying: I think
it comes down to the attitude and work
ethic of all the players and management
involved in the club. We have a good crop
of players at the moment who just love
to play football and have a great desire
to win. Right now my team feel like they
can win any league game. Were a mixed
group of youth and experience and Id
like to think we can continue our good
run of form. The club is heading in the
right direction. The only thing that might
prove difficult are promotions due to the
two clubs in one division rule, but its a
nice dilemma to address come next May.

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