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Brits turn their


backs on biased
Israel boycotts
Survey reveals more than half now oppose
singling out the country for sanctions
A dramatic rise in opposition
to boycotts of Israel among the
British public is revealed in a
new survey published today.
A Populus opinion poll, commissioned by Israel and Middle East
think tank BICOM, shows more
than half of the 2,050 respondents
are against singling out Israel
with boycotts.
The numbers show that
51 percent of respondents
do not boycott Israeli
goods, an eight percent
rise when compared to figures from a similar poll in
October 2015.
Similarly, 56 percent
thought that Israel boycotts hurt both Palestinians and Israelis nine
percent more than 2015.
Our poll shows a very
significant shift against
the idea of boycotting
Israel, said BICOM chief
executive James Sorene.
The British sense of fair play is

a clear theme in the poll as time and


again respondents reject singling
out Israel, given everything else
going on in the world.
Of those surveyed, 48 percent felt
that hating Israel and questioning
its right to exist was anti-Semitic,
with 45 percent of Muslim respondents agreeing with that statement,
while only 20 percent thought
otherwise.

Elsewhere, some 57 percent said


simply criticising Israel was not in
itself anti-Semitic.
Interestingly, in the week of the
99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, 43 percent also said they
agreed with Britains then-foreign
secretary Lord Balfour, who wrote
in support of a Jewish homeland in
historic Palestine in 1917. This figure
was up from 40 percent last year.
In addition, 57 percent of respondents felt that Israel
was Britains ally, the
highest percentage for
any Middle Eastern
country. Again, this
figure was higher than
in 2015, with a five percent increase.
The judgement
of the British people
is stark, said Sorene.
They
understand
that hating Israel
and questioning its
right to exist is pure
anti-Semitism.

Members of the Goldsmiths University rugby team, who are excited


to display support for Israel boycotts on their new team shirts

But nobody told


these scrumbags
A rugby team at a top
London university has
unveiled a new kit featuring a Palestinian
flag in a show of support for the boycott
Israel movement.
A group picture was
posted on the Goldsmiths
University teams Facebook
page showing the flag on the shirt
sleeves. The post said: Were excited
to reveal our new kit which features
the Palestinian flag on the as part
of our SUs continued commitment
to supporting BDS. Were hoping
through our work with Goldsmiths
Palestine Society we can encourage
more societies and clubs to endorse
and raise awareness about BDS.
A Union of Jewish Students

spokesperson told Jewish


News: The Goldsmiths
Israel Society have
been promoting a
scheme called Bridges
Not Boycotts, but
Goldsmiths
RFC
seems to only be interested in creating further
divisions.
A spokesperson for Goldsmiths
said: The team is independent to the
university. This decision was taken
by Goldsmiths RFC. Sport should
be unifying and should be played
without borders and by all. No one
should feel alienated or excluded. It is
disappointing that the club has taken
this decision. We are working across
campus to ensure all groups feel safe
and supported at Goldsmiths.

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Jewish News 3 November 2016

News / Anti-extremist boss apology

Muslim anti-extremist chief


sorry for Sandy Hook post
By Justin Cohen
justinc@thejngroup.com
@JewishNewsUK

A co-founder of a government-supported womens network


praised by Theresa May for tackling extremism has profusely apologised after it was revealed she and a colleague in
the organisation had posted conspiracy theories about Israel
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produced following a visit last summer by May, then Home Secretary. She praised the organisation at the time for working to
stand up against the extremists who seek to divide us.
But Jewish News has learnt of social media entries promoting conspiracy theories about Israel, including by cofounder Aysha Iqbal, who posted a link on Facebook in 2013

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to a video in which it is claimed Israel was responsible for one


of Americas worst mass shootings at Sandy Hook primary
school in America. Above the link she wrote: Check this out!!
Truth be told! @: The video shows a US news show in which
the interviewee claims the fatal attack was revenge for Israels failure to thwart the recognition of Palestine at the UN and
that a cover-up would ensue because politicians are bought by
the Israel lobby. He says it is Zionist controlled Hollywood, a
Zionist controlled news media that is the conduit of all this violence. It brings this imagery into every home in America.
But Iqbal has now issued a full apology after the material was
highlighted by Jewish News. The post was meant to be tongue
in cheek, poking fun at the conspiracy theory nature of it as
there was a lot of it around at the time, she said. Looking back,
and given the work we now do challenging such conspiracies, I
can see how offensive it appears without the context. I sincerely
apologise for my extreme naivety and the fact I had not picked
up on this and removed it once we engaged in work challenging
such views. Many people will be rightfully appalled.
Describing the video as shocking and a huge distortion of
the reality of the terrorism we face, she added: Such irresponsible posts and theories help add to the grievance culture that
exists which, in turn, fuels extremism and is precisely what I
and Odara work to challenge.
Tasmiyah Bint Naeem, described on her own Facebook page
as Odaras outreach and engagement officer, shared a post late
last year that included a number of links including one entitled
Israel did 9/11 all the proof in the world. She also shared an
image purporting to show a young boy outside a police station
in search of his mother who is alleged to have been detained by
Israel, adding the words: May Allah distory (sic) Zionists.
In response, Iqbal said the volunteer feels very upset with
herself for not having removed the posts earlier and regrets
having posted them in the first place. She described her as an
example of someone we have engaged with since our work to
challenge extremism and hate crime of all forms. The volunteer in her youthful activism fell for such conspiracies and is an
example of the impact such posts have on the vulnerable.
Iqbal insisted the volunteer began engaging with Odara
only this year, since when she has reflected on her views... She
immediately recognised the inappropriateness of the tweets
and has begun removing all similar past content.
Odara is backed by the Building a Stronger Britain Together
scheme, launched by the government this year to help projects countering extremism to expand their reach. Its website
expresses gratitude for capacity building support in social
media training and campaigns. Iqbal said: Not everyone immediately goes back to recheck previous posts that may be inappropriate and misleading. It is something we will correct and
ensure forms part of our work to challenge such views.
Organisations supported by government are expected to
share values including respect for different faiths and to carry
out due diligence. Jewish News understands the Home Office
is looking into the matter. A spokesperson said: We support Odara and other civil society groups that seek to counter
extremism. Odara has received in-kind support and funding
for an outreach project in Birmingham which aims to develop
womens resilience to radicalisation.

Top: Theresa May with Odara founder Aysha Iqbal, right.


Above: Posts linking Israel to 9/11 and Sandy Hook massacre

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Campus intimidation / News

MPs: Wipe out this scourge

by Stephen Oryszczuk
stepheno@thejngroup.com
@JewishNewsUK

Universities Minister Jo Johnson


and former Secretary of State for
Communities Sir Eric Pickles have
roundly condemned an anti-Israel
protest that disrupted a University
College London (UCL) event with
Jewish students last week as simply
unacceptable in 2016.
Conservative Friends of Israel
chairman Pickles said in a statement:
There is a deep-rooted problem in our
universities that must be wiped out.
It follows a fracas outside a
Friends of Israel society event at UCL
last Thursday night, organised by
media watchdog CAMERA, at which
former IDF soldier Hen Mazzig was
due to speak. Mazzig now works for

grassroots group StandWithUs.


The universitys Friends of
Palestine Society president Yahya
Abu Seido was this week referred
to police by the Campaign Against
Anti-Semitism (CAA), which said
the protest resulted in three female
students being assaulted.
Student Tamara Berens said:
From the outset, the protest was
consumed with screams full of blind
hate, which quickly blurred into
physical aggression and violence We
ran from room to room, made to feel
like fugitives.
A CAA statement read: At one
point, protesters jumped through
a window to confront a terrified
audience of predominantly Jewish
students.
Johnson said it was a troubling
incident, adding: Universities have

a clear responsibility under the 2010


Equality Act to ensure they protect
their staff and students and act
swiftly to investigate and address hate
crime, including anti-Semitic related
incidents reported to them.
While
acknowledging
the
importance of free speech and debate,
he said: There is no place for students
that use intimidation or violence to
attempt to shut down the free and
open exchange of ideas even ones
they disagree with.
Pickles said the UCL protest was
shocking, adding: The growing
problem of anti-Semitism on
university campuses is a serious
challenge
facing
the
Jewish
community and the UK as a whole.
Pro-Palestinian
protesters
disrupted an event at Kings College,
London, in January, throwing chairs

PRC makes legal threat


The Palestinian Return Centre
(PRC) has said it will sue for
wrongful reporting following
its launch event of the Balfour
Apology Campaign at the House
of Lords last week, hosted by
Baroness Tonge.
The event was reported to
have featured an anti-Semitic
speaker who likened Israel to
Islamic State and blamed Jews
for the Holocaust, but the PRC
said it was not made clear the
speaker was a Jewish audience

member from anti-Zionist group


Neturei Karta.
In a three-page statement,
the PRC said it demands that
those media publications correct the erroneous facts presented and provide an accurate
account of the events, adding:
We also intend to seek legal
action for the false accusations
and defamatory allegations
directed against the centre.
It criticised lazy and poor
journalism from news outlets

including The Guardian, The


Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily
Express and The Daily Telegraph,
as well as Sky News.
Tonge, who was later suspended and then resigned from
the Liberal Democrats, did not
respond to or refute the points
raised by the audience member.
A PRC spokesman said:
We completely disagree with
the audience members comments and do not tolerate
anti-Semitism.

ANTI-SEMITISM COMPENSATION
Sheffield Hallam University has been told to pay
a disabled Jewish student thousands of pounds
in compensation for not properly considering his
complaint about offensive social media posts from
the Universitys Palestine Society.
The recent graduate, who has not been named,
was told that his complaints were unfounded when
he first raised concerns of anti-Semitism with the
Students Union.
However, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator has ruled that the university failed to properly turn its mind to the question of whether [he]
had experienced harassment as a result of certain
aspects of PalSocs social media activity.

Britains fourth largest university was told to pay


the student 3,000, comprising 2,500 for the main
complaint plus 250 for a nine-month delay and
250 for the manner in which the University questioned [the students] ownership of the complaint.
The complaint was made after the student saw
posts by the PalSoc highlighting Israels actions in
Gaza and the West Bank, which he deemed offensive. However, the OIA said: We have not reached
a finding that aspects of PalSocs social media were
anti-Semitic or that Mr Parker was racially or religiously harassed. It added: It is not for the OIA
to determine the issues in the debate about where
criticism of Israel crosses into anti-Semitism.

Top: Friends of Palestine disrupt the event. Above: Pro-Israel UCL students

and setting off fire alarms to derail


a talk by the former head of Israels
secret service.
Pickles said: As a result of the
current climate and increasing reports
of anti-Semitism on campuses, both
Israeli students and Anglo-Jewish
students are wary of pursuing higher
education in the UK. This should be a
concern to us all.

Universities UK, which has


recently investigated anti-Semitism
on campus, said it will prioritise the
topic. A statement from UCL said: We
have received allegations of violence
and intimidation which, if confirmed,
we condemn in the strongest possible
terms. It had earlier said: We regret
protesters took measures to try to
prevent the event from happening.

The UCL protest resembled


a scene from a horror movie
HEN MAZZIG

FORMER IDF SOLDIER

At 7.30pm last Thursday, I was inside the classroom together with about 25 people, mostly
Jewish students. Four students suddenly broke
into the room, jumping through a window.
The noise from outside was incessant: Intifada, intifada! I was almost killed when I was
12, during the Second Intifada and traumatic
memories flood back. Where is Hen? Where is
Hen? War criminal! Murderer! Shame!
Although it sounds like a scene from a horror
movie, this was just a simple event arranged by
Jewish students with CAMERA a group on
campus committed to combating libels about
the Jewish state at university campuses across
the world. England was my last stop on an international speaking tour and while my events
in north America were a huge success, I knew
London would be different.
Finally, at 7.45pm, I began my talk. The activists were furious and chanted even louder.
Intifada, Intifada, Intifada! Rap music was
being played on a booming sound system. The
police were outside, haplessly impotent. They
were simply watching on the sidelines.
I was determined to continue, to not let them
stop me from speaking. I told my story: about my
Mizrahi heritage; how my family was expelled

from the Middle East; my humanitarian work


in COGAT; surviving a suicide bomb as a child.
I struggled to speak above the noise of the protesters but more than ever, of the thousands
of talks Ive given across the world, I poured out
my soul.
I finished my talk and reassured the crowd I
would be glad to return. I will not be silenced- and
they should not be silenced. We won tonight, I
assured them. I asked everyone to stand tall. We
all stood up and started singing Hatikvah.
I was soon rushed out of the campus, in a
police coat by the police. They kept telling me:
Dont look back, keep running. It was as if
I were escaping a war zone.
That night has strengthened my resolve more
than ever. The hateful mob reaffirmed my conviction that anti-Semitism remains alive in
Europe, North America and beyond. In 21st century Britain, Jews leaving a room to screams of
Shame! Shame! Shame! is utterly horrifying.
I couldnt sleep all night. I kept on thinking: how
do we fight such hate speech? We fight bigotry
and fanaticism by standing tall but never being
afraid. They must see that we are unbreakable.
Hen Mazzig is a former lieutenant
in the Coordination of Government
Activities in the Terrorities. He shares
his story with campuses and Jewish
communities around the world.

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Jewish News 3 November 2016

News / Anti-Israel priest, Mental health award, firework attack


NEWS IN BRIEF

MENTAL HEALTH
CAMPAIGNER WINS
TOPLAND AWARD
Mental health campaigner Jonny
Benjamin has revealed he suffered
in silence for so many years, but has
now found a purpose in helping others break the taboo of their illness.
Benjamin, 29, made the heartfelt
comments after receiving Jewish
Cares Topland Business Luncheon
Award yesterday afternoon.
The event, at Grosvenor House
Hotel, in Park Lane, helped raise
more than 250,000 for the charitys
residential homes for people with
mental health needs and featured
guest speaker Nick Robinson, former
political editor and presenter of Radio
4s Today programme.
Benjamin, who has been
diagnosed with schizoaffective
disorder, revealed how he had
struggled since a child with hearing
voices, depression, psychosis and
eventually suicidal thoughts.
Aged 20, the former JFS pupil
prepared to throw himself off
Waterloo Bridge before a stranger,
whom he later found out was called
Neil Laybourn, came forward and
convinced him not take his own life.
He said: I want to do what I can
to break [the] taboo, as mental health
is still such a taboo for so many.

Vicar flouts promise


Anti-Israel priest Dr Stephen
Sizer has been told he may be
removed from his parish post
before his planned leaving date
next year, after he breached his
employment terms by attending
an event with Baroness Jenny
Tonge last week.
Bishop of Guildford Andrew
Watson said he was disappointed at Sizers appearance
at the controversial House of
Lords event and subsequent
social media commentary, adding
that the vicar was now walking a
tightrope.
Both actions breached the
terms of an agreement between
Sizer and the Diocese of Guildford, under which he prom-

Breach of terms: Dr Stephen Sizer

ised to refrain from writing or


speaking on themes relating to
the Middle East.

Sizer said he did not believe


the terms of the agreement still
applied, since he had already
given notice of his resignation
as vicar of Virginia Water from
Easter 2017.
However,
following
their
meeting this week, the bishop
said: I have spoken with Dr
Sizer to make clear that I am
disappointed by his actions
and to clarify that our agreement
categorically must run until the
end of his tenure of office.
Bishop Watson added: Dr
Sizer has been warned that any
further breach of the agreement must result in his tenure of
office ending with immediate
effect.

Firework attack
This is the shocking moment a gang of yobs
launched a firework at an eight-year-old Jewish
girl in Hackney. Footage from neighbourhood
watch group Shomrim shows a lit rocket being
launched at a group of Orthodox girls on 21
October, inflicting minor burns on one of the children. Can you help the police find the culprits?
Contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

IDF releases Brit


An Israeli military court has ordered the
release of a British citizen who was shackled
and threatened for three weeks by the Shin
Bet security service, after a confession his
ruled to have been extracted under physical
and psychological pressure.
Faiz Mahmoud Ahmed Sherari, 49, a
dual UK-Lebanese national who has lived in
Britain for the last 23 years, was accused of
being a courier for Hamas during a four-day
visit to the West Bank in September, when he
was arrested.
However, a judge sitting in an Israeli military court ordered his release after finding
that prolonged painful shackling [and]
threats were used between 15 September and
6 October to exploit the [mans] weaknesses.

DIVORCE AID FOR


MUSLIM WOMEN
An Islamic academic has cited British laws that
pressurise Jewish men to grant their wives
a religious divorce in a parliamentary submission on Sharia courts.
Dr Amin Al-Astewani told the Home Affairs
Select Committee that the English legal system
gives exceptional avenues for Shariah Councils to accrue legal force, citing those that benefit Jewish women in the UK. It comes as campaigners warn that disbanding Sharia Councils could leave thousands of Muslim women
trapped in abusive marriages.

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Barrister disbarred / Tonge quits / News

Anti-Semitic barrister is
disbarred for hate tweets
UK Lawyers for Israel has
described the unprecedented
disbarring of a barrister for
anti-Semitic and racist comments on social media as a
significant victory and
warned that further cases may
be in the pipeline.
Barrister Ian Millard (pictured), who tweets under his
own name, was thrown out of
the profession last week after
an independent disciplinary
tribunal found he had made
seriously offensive comments. They include Nazi
propaganda images, attacks
on Jews, Muslims and ethnic
minorities and repeated
racist tweets.
Sara Jagger, the Bar Standards Boards director of professional conduct, said: The use
of such offensive language is
incompatible with the standards expected of barristers.
The tribunal rightly found that
such behaviour diminishes the
trust and confidence (which)
the public places in the pro-

A selection of hateful tweets written by Ian Millard

fession and
the decision to
disbar Mr Millard reflects
this.
Millard
was called
Ian Millard
to the Bar in
1991 and has regularly tweeted
abusive message about Jews.
Jonathan Goldberg, QC,
who brought the original
complaint against Millard
on behalf of UK Lawyers for

Barnet diamond
dealer laundered
30m for crooks
A Barnet diamond trader and his beautician
partner have been jailed for 11 and 10 years
respectively for their role in laundering at
least 30million.
The Old Bailey heard how greedy Danny
Koort, 52, and Jeanette Rosen, 49, used
Koorts business Kosher Diamonds as a front
to launder dirty money, with Rosen regularly transporting tens of thousands of pounds
in cash around London.
Police found 300,000 stashed in Koorts
Fitzrovia offices when they finally swooped on
the couple in 2014, after months of surveillance
work. Investigators later deciphered codenames

Israel, where he is a director,


told Jewish News: We regard
this as a significant victory
for two reasons. First, it has
stripped this particular vile
prating Nazi of his cloak of
professional respectability as
a barrister.
Second, it has opened
our eyes to a possible new
route of bringing justice to
other anti-Semites who are
members of otherwise honourable professions.

to reveal the huge


amounts changing
hands.
Sentencing
Koort to 11 years,
Judge
Worsley
told him it was
greed and nothing
else that led him
into a life of organised crime, as he
Jailed: Danny Koort
had been well-off
beforehand.
You were a successful dealer in diamonds
and precious metals in Amsterdam, but that
was a front for money laundering, a means
of explaining large amounts of cash going
through your premises, he said on Monday.
You were to all intents and purposes an
honourable man with a legitimate and profitable business. But it was greed that turned you
in this direction.

New eruv plans for ShabbatUK


Large swathes of north London will fall within
two new Jewish religious boundaries or
eruvim under proposals being launched in
time for ShabbatUK.
One will stretch from Barnet in the north to
Finchley Central in the south, incorporating
Totteridge, Oakleigh Park, Whetstone, West
Finchley, the new Millbrook estate and
Woodside Park.
It will link up with existing eruvim, in Mill
Hill and north west London, and with the other
eruv proposed, in Barnet.
The two shuls involved Woodside Park and
Barnet are hoping to host pre-launch events
on 31 October and 1 November respectively,

with support from leading members of the


London Beth Din.
Rabbi Barry Lerer of Barnet United said:
We have been working very hard on the
eruv, which will have a huge impact on our
community, for a number of years. After all our
hard work, it is great to know that we will be
able to launch on ShabbatUK.
Woodside Park Synagogue vice-chair Naomi
Cohen said: The creation of the eruv has been
a dream to enable the community to push
wheelchairs and buggies and carry Shabbat
essentials. It is extremely rewarding and
gratifying that after more than 10 years, we will
be able to launch the eruv on ShabbatUK.

Tonge quits Lib Dems


following suspension
Controversial peer Baroness
Tonge has quit the Liberal
Democrats following the partys decision to suspend her.
Her departure came
after calls for Britain to
apologise to Israel and the
Jewish people following
outrageous comments at
an event hosted in Parliament by Tonge. One audience member compared
Israel to Islamic State while
Jews were blamed for the
Holocaust. Cabinet minister David Lidington told
MPs he was genuinely
horrified by reports of the
remarks. Tonge, who sits as
an independent in the Lords,
chaired the meeting.
Gavin Stollar from Liberal Democrat Friends of
Israel said: Baroness Tonge
has reaped what she has
sown. She is an anti-Israel
zealot who can now espouse
her offensive views outside
our party.
Simon Johnson, chief
executive of the Jewish
Leadership Council, said:

Resignation: Tonge

Baroness Tonges antiIsrael hatred is there for all


to see and I trust that the
Liberal Democrats will continue to take steps to counter
anti-Israel hatred within
their party.
Jonathan Arkush, president of the Board of Deputies, called the suspension
the right decision. He said:
She is a repeat offender,
propagating the worst antiSemitic tropes over and over
again. The Israeli embassy
in the UK simply said: AntiSemitism should never be
tolerated.
Opinion, page 16

NEWS IN BRIEF

MAGISTRATE CLEARS
DEVON ACCUSED
A non-Jewish woman in Devon
who called herself the Gruppenfuhrer in front of a Jewish
gardener with whom she was at
odds has ended up in court.
Barbara Young twice offended
Jewish resident Bryan Cummings
at the allotments in St Thomas,
Exeter. He reported her to the
police on both occasions, with
the second incident resulting in
her being charged for raciallyaggravated abuse. Young said it
was a term of endearment used
between her and her husband.
Magistrates agreed and
cleared her of all charges.

400 BRITISH JEWS


WANT TO BE GERMAN
About 400 British Jews whose
family members fled the Nazis 70
years ago have now applied for
German citizenship in the wake
of the Brexit vote, the German
foreign ministry has confirmed.
Berlin bureaucrats, who usually receive only 25 applications
a year, have seen a twentyfold
increase and say that another 100
inquiries will very probably lead
to applications.

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News / Balfour anniversary, JVN awards, shuls merge

Balfour 100 plans revealed


Plans to commemorate the centenary
of the Balfour Declaration have been
unveiled one year before the historic landmark anniversary as a new poll revealed
twice as many Britons back the 1917 move
as oppose it, writes Justin Cohen.
Politicians, diplomats, university students
and schoolchildren will have an opportunity to
mark the issuing of a letter by then foreign secretary Arthur Balfour pledging support for the
establishment of a home for the Jewish people
in Palestine described as 67 words that led to
the creation of Israel.
Simon Schama will deliver the annual
Balfour Lecture on the eve of the centenary (1
November) next year, while synagogue movements across the religious spectrum will take
part in a national Balfour Shabbat the following
weekend. A Balfour 100 steering committee
which comprises 23 communal and Israel
organisations, including the Board of Deputies,
Jewish Leadership Council, Zionist Federation
and all the shul movements are also planning
a series of events for the day itself.
As a community, we are proud of the fact it
was the British government that took the first
step to recognise Zionist aspirations of any
kind, said JLC chief executive Simon Johnson.
The current government supports Israel
as a Jewish and democratic state and supports
its right to defend itself. This is an opportu-

nity to express pride and commemorate what


was a really important step on the way to the
creation of Israel. We hope when there are diplomatic and political events, people will accept
this is an important part, not just of Jewish history, but of this countrys history.
The Declaration passed by Lord Balfour to
ZF chief Lord Rothschild on 2 November 1917
said the government would do all in its power
to pursue a home for the Jewish people while
it being understood that nothing shall be done
which may prejudice the rights of existing nonJewish communities in Palestine or the rights
enjoyed by Jews in other countries.
The Balfour Committee is chaired by
Lord Jonathan Kestenbaum on behalf of the
Rothschild Foundation Europe, with the current Lord Rothschild, a driving force behind
the commemorations, hosting its first meeting
in the same room as his ancestor received the
historic document.
It will coordinate events and encourage participation across the community. The Union of
Jewish Students, which has a seat around the
table, will coordinate activities on campus.
A new website, balfour100.com, has also been
launched to offer detailed information about
the Declaration and what led to it, providing an
insight into the key players involved and a timeline with more than 550 key moments. Johnson
said the authoritative resource was not meant

Ambassador Mark Regev releases 99 balloons to mark the occasion, while an image of the
famous Balfour Declaration was projected onto the wall of the Israeli embassy in London

to be triumphalist or shrill and doesnt shy


away from difficult questions.
He added: Its part of history and there
are different interpretations of facts that hap-

pened. I would hope that people who go to the


site will understand why the Declaration was
issued, the impact, what was going on at the
time and what happened after it was issued.

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AT JVN AWARDS EVENING
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were honoured at the Wohl
JVN volunteering awards
on Tuesday night.
Shortlisted
nominees,
selected from a pool of 60,
were in the audience at artsdepot in North Finchley as
the winners were announced
across 10 categories including
overseas volunteer, innovation, volunteer of the year and
team of the year, plus the prestigious lifetime achievement
in volunteering award, which
was handed to Alan Lazarus.
Marsha Gladstone, who
won volunteer of the year,
said in her acceptance speech:
I wonder how many people
are really aware of the huge
role volunteers play in making
that great success of these
organisations possible.
JVN chairman David
Lazarus said: These awards
collectively show that volunteers are truly valued.
The night was compred
by Lord Daniel Finkelstein
and music was provided by
acapella group The Four Sons.
The awards were media
sponsored by Jewish News.

Winner Eliezer Gilbert with Daniel Finkelstein and Daniel Levy

TAKE A BOW! THE AWARD WINNERS


The Maurice Wohl Charitable
Foundation Volunteer of the
Year Award
Marsha Gladstone

The Bridging Trust Award for


Interfaith Volunteering
Bonny Newman

The Childrens Aid Committee


Award for Youth Volunteering
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The Ros Preston OBE Award


for Overseas and International
Volunteering
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The Grove Award for


Young Adult Leadership in
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Eliezer Gilbert

The JVN Award for Voluntary


Contribution to Charities
Supporting Causes in Israel
Marc Lester

The Citron Family Award


for Lifetime Achievement in
Volunteering
Alan Lazarus

The JVN Award for Innovation


in Volunteering
Michelle Tamir

The Bircham Dyson Bell


Volunteer Friend of the
Community Award
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The Aston Chase Volunteer


Team of the Year Award
The Jami Hospital Visiting
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Inspirational teaching at Jewish schools across


the UK will be celebrated for a second time at an
awards ceremony in February, in a joint initiative between Jewish News and Partnerships for
Jewish Schools (PaJeS).
At this years inaugural event, teachers were

recognised in four categories. Organisers have


confirmed that the 2017 awards will feature four
more, covering primary and secondary education. PaJeS executive director Rabbi David
Meyer said the awards were an opportunity to
recognise the exceptional efforts of the teachers
and staff in our schools because it is thanks to
their dedication that our schools are effectively
educating the next generation.
This years awards will be for Best Emerging
Teachers, in their first three years of teaching;
Modern Hebrew; Special Needs Education and
Assistant or Deputy Headteachers. The deadline for nominations is 13 November.

Winners of the 2016 awards at JW3

Make your nomination at jewishnews.co.uk

Liberal shuls
agree to merge
Liberal Judaism has welcomed the merger of
two synagogues into a new community serving
East London and West Essex.
Members of Bet Tikvah and Woodford
Liberal Synagogues voted in favour of forming a
new single congregation led by Rabbis Richard
Jacobi and David Hulbert.
Rabbi Danny Rich, senior rabbi of Liberal
Judaism, said: This is a fantastic opportunity
to bring together the strengths and resources of
Bet Tikvah and Woodford Liberal Synagogues.
This new 700 member Liberal community
is a statement of our confidence in, and desire
to serve the Jewish community of Redbridge,
Essex and beyond.

Bet Tikvah Synagogue

Eighty-six percent of Bet Tikvah members


and 81 percent of Woodford Liberal Synagogue
members voted in favour of unification.
Woodford Liberal Synagogue chairman
Jonny Hurst said: The whole will be greater
than the sum of its parts creating a stronger
and more secure community, without losing the
identity and values which we have both developed and cherished over many decades.

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Balfour Declaration anniversary/ World News

10 things you
may not know
about Balfour
To mark this weeks 99th anniversary of the
Balour Declaration, we reveal some fascinating
facts about the most famous proclamation
since the Ten Commandments

The Balfour Declaration is in the form


of a letter dated 2 November 2017 from
Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord
Rothschild. It comprises just 67 words.

Lord Rothschild was asked to convey the


letters contents to the Zionist Federation. This was because the letter could not
be addressed to Chaim Weizmann, the main
driver behind the Declaration, as Weizmann
was not the most senior member of the Zionist
hierarchy. Therefore,
Lord Rothschild, as
de facto head of the
British Jewish community, was asked to
pass the contents of
the Declaration to the
ZF.

In May 1918, Chaim Weizmann met


the Emir Feisal the single recognised
Arab leader at the time in Aqaba where
they exchanged letters of mutual support.
With T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) as
a middleman, the two continued with a series
of meetings that led to a 3 January 1919 memorandum in which Feisal endorsed the Balfour Declaration. However, he was unable to
deliver the memorandum due to Arab hostility.
Imagine how the course of history would have
changed had he been able to
do so.

The Balfour Declaration was given legal


effect and became
part of international law
at the 1920 San Remo conference where Britain was
given a Mandate to administer Palestine and was
required to implement the
Balfour Declaration.

The final letter,


which was sent
on 2 November,
was the fifth draft of
the historic Declaration. You can see the
text of all five drafts at
www.balfour100.com

A month before
issuing the Declaration,
the
War Cabinet asked
for the views of eight Jews, four anti-Zionists
and four Zionists. Letters of support were
submitted by Chief Rabbi Joseph Hertz, Lord
Walter Rothschild and Zionist leaders Nahum
Sokolow and Chaim Weizmann.

Chaim Weizmann was known to the


British Government for his scientific
work for the war effort from Manchester
University, inventing a method to produce
the synthetic acetone used to create cordite,
a military propellant.

Arthur Balfour and Chaim Weizmann


had first met in Manchester in 1906. They
reacquainted their friendship in 1914
through Weizmanns work in the war effort.

The legendary editor of the Manchester


Guardian, CP Scott, after the whom the
Scott Trust is named, did more than
anybody else to open doors for Zionist leader
Chaim Weizmann in his quest for British support for the Zionist enterprise.

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W i n s t o n
Churchill (pictured) told the
House of Commons in May
1939: Either there will be a
Britain which knows how to
keep its word on the Balfour
Declaration and is not afraid
to do so, or believe me,
we shall find ourselves
relieved of many overseas responsibilities
other than those comprised within the Palestine Mandate.

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In honour of the community coming


together for this special anniversary, heres a bonus fact... The Declaration was not published in the press until
9 November a week after it was issued.
The government intended that it should not
be made public until a favourable military
situation had been brought about. This
was known by 8 November. However, since
this was a Thursday, the news was delayed
until the next day, a Friday, when it could be
revealed in the Jewish Chronicle (a popular
newspaper of the time).

Read more fascinating Balfour


facts and stats at Balfour100.com

David Ben Gurion signs the Declaration of Independence, which he helped to write

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Jewish News 3 November 2016

News / US presidential election, world briefs

American Jews over


here, voting over there
There are 380,000 US expats in the UK. Ahead of the
Presidential election, we speak to British-based voters to
find out why they are unanimously backing Hillary Clinton
Jews living in London gave a thumbs-up
for Hillary Clinton this week, ahead of an
election that has polarised opinion like
never before, writes Stephen Oryszczuk.
For Holly Kal-Weiss, 51, a lifelong
Democrat from Illinois and Clinton
voter, her decision is a matter of principle.
I wouldnt vote Republican, she says.
I admire the Greens, but I wouldnt waste
my vote, especially as it might give Trump
a way in. There is no choice in this election.
Only Hillary can do the job.
Kal-Weiss says the candidates views on
Israel and/or Jewish issues had no bearing
on her considerations. By far her bigger
concern is Trump who, she says, is not the
friend of Jews he purports to be.
Hes a danger to democracy, she says.
Hes a bigot and a pig. Anyone who wants
to ban Muslims, who calls Mexicans rapists, is not fit for office. If Jews think he
wouldnt turn on them, they are foolish.
President Trump would be an embarrassment, Kal-Weiss argues, adding: His

close relationship with Russia is also a


worry, but the real concern is the Supreme
Court justice appointments [over which
he would have power, as president]. He
could turn the clock back on womens and
minority rights by appointing someone
who would overturn all the gains made in
the last 50 years.
Bristol Universitys David Tiedemann,
25, a stalwart Democrat born in California, agrees and says a sense of decency
swayed his vote towards Clinton. Trump
simply lacks the moral fibre, says the
London-based PhD student.
His anti-Hispanic racism, questioning
the legitimacy of American democracy,
misogyny, the unconstitutional attack on
Muslims it all makes him unfit for the
highest office of state, he says.
Likewise, Israel and/or Jewish issues
are not a factor in his decision. Trumps
statements, and the way he has divided
opinion, appears to have galvanised American Jews such as Tiedemann in a manner

An Israeli Trump fan at a Jerusalem event in support of the Republican nominee

Rabins
memorial
is cancelled

Meet the
Juslim
superheroes
When best friends Yasmin
Idris and Casey Pearlman
decided to embrace each
others cultural background
for Halloween, they probably didnt think it would
make them famous. But thats
exactly what happened.
The Californian pair, both
13, created their own heroes
by merging Caseys Jewish
ethnicity
with
Yasmins
Muslim identity, creating
The Juslims.

not seen in past elections.


I have never before felt such a necessity
that a brand of politics has to be refuted,
he adds. Trump has to lose, and lose badly.
The American people must reject his
destructive political style or else his ideological successors will poison US politics
for a generation to come.
Is Trump worrying for Jews? It is worrying for any Jew when a political figure
proposes open religious discrimination
against whatever group, Tiedemann says.
Trumps open embrace of anti-Muslim
repression evokes some obvious strong
historical memories so, yes, the rise of rightwing or alt-right anti-Semitism associated
with the Trump campaign is concerning.
I would hope that particular element of
Trumps support would disqualify him for
any American Jew.
New York media consultant Carol
Bronze said: There was never any question
for me, it had to be Hillary. Shes the only
sensible nominee. Shes conducted herself
with dignity and intelligence, as a respected
statesperson.
When asked about the prospect of a
President Trump, Bronze asks: How can
you believe in a country that elects probably
the worst candidate America has ever seen
in Trump? It would reflect how deeply the
US is out of touch with everything that
matters. If Trump gets elected, Ill arrange
to meet my US relatives in Israel or the
UK, rather than popping back. It wont feel
like home again until many years after his
reign of terror.
For Heidi Schwartz, 55, a Philadelphia-born content editor at Jewish Care
in London, the bigger issues are corporate influence on politics, gun control,
employment, education, health and the

Photos of them in their


yellow tops, striped tights and
capes quickly took off online
with 80,000 hits in a matter
of hours. The girls even created their own logo: a glittery
JM, which stands for JewishMuslim.
Caseys father Jeff, who
helped the girls coin the
phrase Juslim during a car
ride, said: Ive rarely been
more proud, truly.

The annual memorial ceremony to mark the assassination


of late Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin has been scrapped owing
to lack of funding.
Organisers announced it
will not be held for the first
time since Rabin was murdered 21 years ago. Although
the artists and other celebrities
who participate in the memorial appear for free, funds are
needed to cover expenses such
as security.

Clinton and Trump at last months third presidential debate

environment.
Schwartz, a fan of left-wing
Democratic candidate Bernie
Sanders and now a reluctant
Clinton supporter, says she is
embarrassed by what has happened to the country and that
Trump is totally unqualified
for the office, but understands
his support.
People are angry, she says.

They want someone who is


not part of the mainstream.
I completely understand that,
but Trump is not the answer.
He has no idea how government works, only how to
get around it. He is not in this
for America or the American
people. He is in it entirely for
himself, his empire and his
own ego.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF

Your weekly digest of stories from


the international press.
BRAZIL

Sao Paulos Jewish museum has


won a national design award for
corporate architecture despite
not having yet been built. The
winner, which is expected to
open later this year, was chosen
after more than 24,000 votes.
The museum is based on the
stories of Brazilian Jews using
their personal items.

GERMANY

Hamburg has had its first


Reform cemetery dedicated,
after two Christian communities
paid for plantings at the site.
Liberal Rabbi Moshe Navon

from Bad Pyrmont, inaugurated


the communitys section of
Ohlsdorf cemetery. There are
2,400 Jews in Hamburg, of
whom 300 are Progressive. [JTA]

NETHERLANDS

Hollands principal Jewish


group said it was outraged
at anti-gay posters distributed
around Amsterdam quoting
the Torah. The flyers, which
also quote the Bible and Koran,
were labelled discriminatory
and full of glaring lies by the
chairman of the Central Jewish
Board of the Netherlands. [JTA]

Shimon Peres remembers Rabin

Rabin was assassinated


in November 1995 by Jewish
extremist Yigal Amir, who
opposed his goal of IsraeliPalestinian peace. Round-table
events to discuss Israel as a
democracy and other issues
important to Israelis will be
held instead. (JTA)

A 2,700 year old papyrus from the First Temple era, bears
the oldest known mention of Jerusalem in Hebrew

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Editorial comment and letters


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Ugly infatuation
Another British university event has been disrupted by pro-Palestinian
protesters chanting to silence an Israeli speaker. This week saw Universities UK and the National Union of Students defer responsibility to the host
venue University College London (UCL), which is investigating. Next week
will see it all but forgotten. Thats nowhere near good enough. UCL must be
held fully accountable to ensure it takes firm, swift and appropriate action.
Of course, universities should must facilitate free expression and free
exchange of ideas, including views some find repugnant. One such view is
that Israel acts illegally and discriminates against Palestinians. This is not
a radical view held by half-a-dozen online neo-Nazis. It is a broader view,
alongside another mainstream view (our view) which is that Israeli policy
is designed to protect Israelis, and that Israel acts accordingly. Both views
can be genuinely-held, and it is only by bringing Israeli speakers to the UK,
listening to them and learning from them that we understand the reality
of life in the Middle Easts only free society. To not do so is to be wilfully
ignorant, and that is the only indefensible position we know of.
But all this is to assume that these views can be heard without threat or
aggression, without Jewish students having to run the gauntlet of an angry
mob telling them theyre terrorists. Jewish parents worried about their
sons and daughters have long known that campuses are hotbeds of student
politics, but Israel-Palestine at times seems to be todays one and only
infatuation. Universities have been late to recognise this, and to realise that
while protests are fine safety must be the priority. Jews and/or Israelis
will not be driven underground, and stand ready to engage. But this should
be with measured words, not raised voices and pointed fingers.

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LESSONS FROM THE


1930S REFUGEE CRISIS
What would British people have
said in the late 1930s if Jewish
refugees from Nazi Germany
had refused asylum in France,
Holland, Argentina Kenya or India, but had insisted on coming
only to the UK?
As for children, there was no
government funding in the UK

for the kindertransport.


Unaccompanied Jewish
children were allowed into the
UK (in limited numbers) only if
UK foster parents undertook to
pay for all their needs.
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Editorial comment and letters

Just stop whingeing


I was born in London but have spent
most of my adult life in Israel. I returned to the UK due to family
obligations and it astounds me to
find once-feisty English Jews continually whining about anti-Semitism.
Where is the Cable Street spirit?
Consider the black population. Any
racism, anti-black treatment or prejudice is dealt with speedily by direct
action. Remember the Tottenham riots? Today, Tottenham is a much better area for its black citizens. Proof
direct action brings results. Too many
mealy-mouthed, whingeing AngloJews are afraid to say Boo in case

they light the fires of anti-Semitism.


These foolish people dont realise
how they are seen as cowards and
easy targets for those who hate us.

It is surprising with so many articles dedicated to anti-Semitism you


should seek to describe a Jewish person so divisively in a story that had
nothing to do with religious beliefs
unless you are trying to make a point.

I was listening recently to


a programme on religions
which was broadcast on the
BBC World Service.
I was shocked but perhaps not surprised when the
presenter volunteered the
information that Of course
Jesus spoke Aramaic and
Arabic.
Arabic? Really? The Bible
of course was written in
Aramaic and Arabic and the
Hebrew language? Oh yes,
that was born in 1948!
Was the presenter just
ignorant of history or just
another deliberate denier of
Jewish history?
As far as I know, nobody
corrected him not the BBC
editors nor any representatives of the church.
Are these people too
timid to speak out?

Howard Palmer
Edgware

Elia Meghnagi
By email

C M Kay
East London

AN UNNECESSARY PREFIX
You recently ran two stories depicting Jewish people. One you described as a Jewish special-needs
teacher which was quite correct.
Underneath, you described the
person involved in an accident as an
Orthodox jeweller. What does the
prefix Orthodox add or in any way
help the story or the reader?

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TO SPEAK OUT?

MAKE IT REAL, PEOPLE


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(Jewish News, 20 October) as interfaith leaders peering into iPhones together.
Involving leaders does make interfaith more kosher, but the only way forward
is through real people doing real things together to break down prejudice and
hatred, which are thriving in uncharted post-Brexit Britain.
With Mitzvah Day four weeks away, I urge everyone, not just leaders, to
contact their local churches, mosques, temples or gudwara to share not just the
social-action project itself but, ultimately, the challenges facing society today.

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Founder, Mitzvah Day

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with the Muslims, and Europe
should Nationalize as European
tribes.
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are desperately trying to get
control of the Internet, esp.
Twitter. They are used to
having a chokehold on the
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Opinion

Israel is riddled with


high-profile sex pests
OPINION: JENNI FRAZER

s we enter the dying days of


the US presidential race it is
instructive to look at an unexpected side- effect of the allegations of sexual misconduct committed by
the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
Its been a matter of record for years
that Israeli society is riddled with the sort
of misogynist attitudes apparently held by
Trump, that assumption that by virtue of
being a man, that person can have anything
or anyone he wants.
Two of the most egregious examples:
Moshe Dayan and the former president,
Moshe Katzav. Dayan could never have got
away with his behaviour in todays climate;
Katzav is serving seven years for rape and
sexual harassment.
Its not confined, this sort of thing, to
Israeli society. Jewish community life was
riddled with it when I was a young reporter.
One man, now long dead, actually chased

me round a couch in his office; another, now


disgraced for a different kind of unethical
behaviour, took exception to something I had
written and complained to my editor that I
had made advances towards him.
I will be forever grateful to that editor for
treating the approach with the contempt it
deserved.
Young women, when I was starting out,
didnt have many options about confronting
these attitudes.
As the Savile victims will confirm, most
women had to grin and bear it or take themselves out of harms way wherever possible.
But many men continue to believe they can
behave with impunity, as the depressing tale of
Danielle Berrin and the Israeli journalist Ari
Shavit illustrates.
Berrin, who is, not to put too fine a point
on it, strikingly gorgeous, waited for two and a
half years to take her revenge on Shavit, who,
she says, sexually assaulted her when she went
to interview him for the Los Angeles Jewish
Journal while he was in America publicising
his critically acclaimed book, My Promised

ARI SHAVIT IS NOW


RUINED ALL HIS
MORAL AUTHORITY
AND CREDIBILITY
ARE GONE

Land. In her damning cover story, Berrin


recounts how she went to an unnamed
Israeli journalists hotel at 10pm to get her
interview.
Instead, things went very pear-shaped:
the Israeli lunged and grabbed at her,
claimed that he and his wife had an arrangement and speculated on what might happen
if Berrin became his mistress.
Five minutes after publication, the whole
of Israel had figured out that the grabber was
Ari Shavit, the moral voice of the peace

camp, whose articulate denunciation of the


right-wing has made a whole slew of society
feel better about itself.
In short order, Shavit outed himself and
apologised to Berrin for what he characterised
as flirtation, which I imagine is what he
told himself (and possibly his wife) to make
himself feel better.
Berrin doesnt buy his apology.
Three days later and another American
Jewish woman, this time anonymously,
complained that Shavit had hit on her.
She was 26 at the time; Shavit is 58.
Now he has had to resign from Haaretz,
where he has been a long-time columnist and
a member of its editorial board, and from
Israels Channel 10 TV, where he presents a
political show.
Thus Shavit is, effectively, ruined, though
he has only himself to blame.
All moral authority and credibility are
gone.
Full disclosure: I interviewed Shavit and he
was a perfect gentleman.
Lucky me, huh?

The hate is among us once


again and its terrifying
OPINION: SAMANTHA
SIMMONDS

JOURNALIST & TV PRESENTER

hen I was young my parents


taught me the word hate
is a very strong word and
should not be used lightly.
Those words always stuck with me
and they are words I now repeat to
my children.
But the reality is my children are
growing up in a world where they will learn
the word hate could be applied to them
because of their religion.
The Holocaust ended just 27 years
before I was born.
But growing up in Leeds the Shoah
and pernicious anti-Semitism that
accompanied it was history the history of
the Jewish people and a small part of my
own familys past.
My great aunt Ruths family had
hosted kindertransport children in
Bradford. Great uncle Heinz fled Nazi
Czechoslovakia and eventually ended up in

MY OLDEST CHILD
DOESNT YET KNOW
ANTI-SEMITISM, BUT
IT WONT BE LONG
BEFORE HE LOSES
HIS INNOCENCE

Yorkshire.
The terrible history of our people
becomes for many of us, myself included,
part of our DNA.
But what do we say to our children now
that its not just history?
Of course there has always been antiSemitism. However ,in my lifetime it has
never been at this level and on the rise.
I dont want to be alarmist Im not
predicting or anticipating a resurgence of
fascism the likes of which nearly destroyed
the Jewish people.

But the hate is among us and it frightens


me.
My oldest child is only eight and doesnt
yet know about anti-Semitism.
But it wont be long before he loses his
innocence.
As he attends a Jewish school he will
be learning about this hatred I suspect
almost subliminally.
He hasnt asked me yet why there are
four security guards at the gates.
But he will.
He hasnt asked me about why children
at Jewish schools have to practice hiding
under their desks or running inside if there
is a lock down but he will.
And what will I say?
Will I tell him that anti-Semitic
incidents in London rose by 62 percent
between the first six months of 2015 and
2016?
Will I tell him that a recent survey
found one-in-10 voters believe Jewish
people have too much influence in the UK?
Will I tell him that last week a speaker at
a parliamentary event compared Israel to
Islamic State and suggested Jews were to

blame for the Holocaust?


Will I tell him the Archbishop of
Canterbury believes the virus of antiSemitism is deeply entrenched in British
society?
Its one thing growing up with antiSemitism as part of your cultural and family
history but what will it mean growing up
with it very much in your present.
What impact will it have on my children?
Will they grow up in fear?
Will they grow up feeling ostracised,
threatened and unwelcome, becoming ever
more segregated from the rest of society?
Perhaps it wont mean any of these things.
Perhaps I hope this is all a blip and I am
worrying for no good reason.
But the worry fills me alternately with fear
and with sadness.
Fear of course of any future attacks on
our community and sadness that this is the
reality for Jewish children my children
growing up in 21st-century Britain.
I teach my children to treat everyone
with equal respect and tolerance and that no
one should be pre-judged by their looks or
beliefs.

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Opinion

For Tonge, anti-Semitism


is hate with good reason
DAVID HIRSH

FOUNDER OF ENGAGE CAMPAIGN


AGAINST ACADEMIC BOYCOTTS OF ISRAEL

ormer Liberal Democrat peer


Baroness Jenny Tonge chaired an
event in the House of Lords last
week in favour of a boycott of Israel.
A man made a speech from the floor saying
that it was a Jewish boycott of Germany which
had antagonised Hitler over the edge to want to
systematically kill Jews wherever he could find
them. The man was saying that Zionist Jews,
and their campaign against Nazi Germany, were
responsible for causing the Holocaust.
Jenny Tonge sat respectfully through this
speech and thanked the man warmly.
It was as if she had heard only one word that
he had said, and that was the word boycott.
She replied by saying that the campaign for a
boycott of Israel is very, very important, but
she said nothing about his anti-Semitic argument. The whole episode was followed by warm
applause from around the room.

All the evidence over the past 10 years shows


that the boycott campaign the campaign to
single out only Israel for exclusion from the
human community brings with it anti-Semitic
rhetoric and it fosters a culture of tolerance for
anti-Semitism.
Jenny Tonge herself made a similar point
last week in response to the Home Affairs Select
Committee report on anti-Semitism. She wrote
that it is difficult to believe that the rise in antiSemitism could be explained by people hating
Jews for no reason.
She wrote that anti-Semitism is on the rise
because of the disgust among the general
public for the way the government of Israel
treats Palestinians. For her, anti-Semitism
is not a case of hating Jews for no reason; it is
hating Jews for good reasons.
And she went on to indulge in anti-Semitic
conspiracy theory herself, saying that antiSemitism was also caused by peoples disgust
at the way Israel manipulates the USA and
ourselves as though little Israel was stronger
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disgracefully manipulative. You can read the full


text of Tonges letter on her own Facebook page.
At the Liberal Democrat party conference in
September 2006, she said: The pro-Israeli lobby
has got its grips on the western world.
She went on to explain exactly what sort of
grips she was referring to: Its financial grips.
Tonge employed the ostensibly anti-racist
language of the pro-Israel lobby to articulate
anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
Both major political parties in Britain are
currently in crisis. Labour is moving away
from democratic and rational politics into a
populism in which left-wing anti-Semitism is
becoming more and more prominent. For their
part, the Conservatives are moving away from

democratic and rational politics into a xenophobic populism. It is a change in direction that
threatens to harm the economy of the UK and
to bring down the democratic institutions by
which Europe has kept the peace since the fall of
Nazism and communism.
The Liberal Democrats, who are in the position of being seen as a separate force, have the
opportunity to hold the democratic and rational
centre of UK politics. It is to the partys credit
that it finally moved to suspend Tonge last week,
a decision that prompted her to quit the party.
But as long as anti-Zionist anti-Semitism
is tolerated within its organisation, it will be
considered by many to be little more than a
Corbyn-lite party.

EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT THE BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN


BRINGS ANTI-SEMITIC RHETORIC AND FOSTERS A
CULTURE OF TOLERANCE TOWARDS ANTI-SEMITISM

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1 GET ON BOARD!

Ahead of next
weekends Shabbat UK, a
special bus visited landmarks including Alexandra
Palace, Big Ben and the
Houses of Parliament.
A spokesperson said:
The Shabbat UK bus is a
wonderful way for us to
take the pre-ShabbatUK
excitement out on the
road, to hundreds of people in communities across
the country. There will
be a varied programme
of activities and we hope
there will be something
for everyone.

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

2 SCIENCE TREK

Moriah Jewish Day


School pupils met European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake during
a trip to the Science Museum. The visit was part
of their focus on STEM
(Science Technology, Engineering and Maths), and
as well as meeting Peake
and US astronaut Tim Kopra, the children also took
in the Wonderlab.

3 HIGH FLYERS!

Photo by Marc Morris

Four north-west
London teenagers, Nina
Rosenfield, Dina Rosenfield, Ayala Bloom, and
Ariella Stimler took part
in their first sky dive, as
they plunged 11,000ft to
raise nearly 4,000 for
Camp Simcha. Nina, 18,
said: I was proud to raise
money in such an exhilarating way.

4 KEREMS KIDS

Kerem School
students raised more
than 2,000 through a
series of ice-cream sales,
weekly tzedaka, and
bucket collections at their
end of term concert. The
money will go towards
two charities, which are
supported by Myisrael,
the organisation which
connects British donors
with inspirational but
under-the-radar charities
across Israel.

Make a difference
in our community

Find
out how a few hours of your time can
4 SUNDAY
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brighter
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Email your story to community@thejngroup.com
NEWS IN BRIEF

BEVS ICY CHALLENGE

Camp Simcha families partied with penguins, rode on the rollercoasters and had lunch with a
Gruffalo at Chessington World of Adventures. Some 200 families visited the theme park during two
outings, which were organised by the charity that helps families coping with serious childhood illness.

Photo by John Rifkin

Kisharon CEO Dr Bev


Jacobson will brave temperatures of -25 degrees when
she runs the Antarctic Ice
Marathon the week she
turns 50. Hoping to raise
50,000, the proceeds will
kick-start a campaign to
fund a 300,000 supported
living facility for young
people with severe learning
disabilities.

Lunch date with a Gruffalo!

HILL APPOINTMENT
Photos by Daniel Gillis

Israeli charity Gesher


has announced Andy
Hillel as the new executive director of its UK
arm The British Friends
of Gesher. The charity
promotes unity, dialogue
and understanding
across the Israeli Jewish
society.

Born

GOLFERS TEE-OFF

Golfers raised 13,000


for Langdon as the charity held its annual golf day
at Hartsbourne Golf and
Country Club. The money
will go towards helping
Jewish people with learning disabilities.

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October

05

100-SECOND INTERVIEW
Celebrating our communitys centenarians...
long and to whom?

I was married for 17 years to Leon


Naydorf.
Do you have any children, grandchildren and great grandchildren?

HIGHGATES NEW HOME

Highgate United recently


moved into its new synagogue. Built to seat 60
more people, it also has a
dedicated library, enlarged
hall and two extra cheder
classrooms. Rabbi Nicky Liss
said: We now have a shul
that meets the needs of our
growing community.

I have two children, Sheila and


David, and four grandchildren.
What is your happiest memory?
Name: Rosalie Naydorf
Date of birth: 05/10/1912
Place of birth: Paris
Where do you live? How long have
you lived there? Where did you
live before?

I currently live in Nightingale


House, and have been there since
April 2006. Before that, I was in
Putney.

When my son David, who was very


sick, made a great recovery.
What do you consider to be your
greatest/proudest achievements?

That my children turned out okay


and are good people.
Who are your heroes of today and
yesteryear?

I was a civil servant in the Income


Tax Department.

Lily H Montagu, who was a founder


member of Liberal Judaism and
established the West Central
Jewish Girls Club in the 19th
century she helped so many girls
to develop themselves and put
them on the right path.

Were you married and, if so, for how

If you were granted one wish to see

What was your occupation before


retirement?

something in your lifetime, what


would it be?

Are the elderly given the respect


they deserve in Britain today?

If you could live your life again


would you do anything differently?

What national or international news


story has had the greatest impact
on you over the years?

To see my children remain healthy


and content with life.

It was very difficult times growing


up because we were so short of
money, but if I could live my life
again, I would talk and mix with
many different kinds of people
you can learn a lot from listening
to people.
Do todays young people have it
easy compared to when you were
growing up?

Yes, I lived in the West End off


Berwick Street in one room and
would walk a mile home to save a
penny.
If you could offer a piece of advice
to todays youngsters, what would
it be?

Have self -respect and never let


yourself down you should always
keep your dignity.

It all depends on where you are.

The Holocaust it affected my


family; I had an aunt in one of the
camps and my husband had also
been taken prisoner of war and
sent to Siberia.
The secret to a long life is .

To come to terms with everything


and accept life as it is and dont get
too frustrated.

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MEETS
MUDDYING UP FOR
1 REGEV
LIMMUD HELPERS 4 PAPERWEIGHT

Photo by Dan Mackenzie

Israeli Ambassador Mark


Regev met Limmud volunteers from across the
country ahead of this years
event, which takes place in
Birmingham in December.
Praising Limmuds global
impact, Regev, pictured
(centre) holding the Limmud
Shabbat booklet, told them:
Limmud provides a unique
space for Jews worldwide
to explore their identities
through rich cultural, learning, and volunteering experiences.

2 CHALLENGE
TOUR RETURN

LIMMUD
PROVIDES A
UNIQUE SPACE
FOR JEWS
WORLDWIDE TO
EXPLORE THEIR
IDENTITY
5

Maccabi GB has recently


returned from its 16th Challenge Israel Tour one of the
charitys biggest biennial
projects. Nine young participants who all have learning
difficulties and their seven
leaders spent 11 days travelling around the country, as
they took part in cultural,
historical, social and Jewish
experiences.

MAKES ANTON
3 TAU
APPOINTMENT

The TAU Trust the UK arm


of Tel Aviv University has
appointed Richard Anton
as its new chair, as well as a
new director of fundraising,
to mark the universitys 60th
anniversary. Both will work
with chief executive Cara
Case, with the idea of growing the UK Trust.

Avi Korman and Avi Mocton


(both in orange T-shirts),
raised 5,000 for The
Paperweight Trust after
completing the Tough Mudder Challenge. Korman said:
The course was mentally
and physically draining, but
with so much at stake, we
were determined to see it
through to the finish line.

5 NORWOOD
CELEBRATIONS

Norwood celebrated
Simchat Torah in style at
the New North London
Synagogue last Thursday.
The party, for people with
learning disabilities who use
Norwoods services, was
organised by the Norwood
London Relatives Association. Partygoers enjoyed a
buffet, followed by karaoke
and a chance to strut their
stuff on the dancefloor.

GUESTS
6 BERGER
AT JOINT-EVENT

Western Marble Arch


Synagogue and Young
World Jewish Relief hosted
an evening for young professionals with Luciana Berger.
Nick Reid, vice-chair of
Young WJR, said: It was
a very inspiring talk from
Luciana Berger. Her story
of how she entered parliament is a valuable lesson for
those who want to step up
to leadership roles both in
and outside the Jewish
community.

Simcha announcements
Ben Goldstein celebrated his
barmitzvah at Chabad, Gants Hill.

Ilan Galkoff celebrated his


barmitzvah at Elstree &
Borehamwood Synagogue.

Photo by The Photo People

Photo by Contributor

Esther Collins celebrated her


100th birthday.

Photo by Paul Lang Photography

Photo by Mydas Photography

Ella Aharony celebrated her


batmitzvah in Israel.

Photo by Mydas Photography

Samuel Taylor celebrated


his barmitzvah at South
Hampstead Synagogue.

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Scene And Be Seen / Jewish News Simchas Live 2016

A celebration sensation!
More than 1,000 visitors flocked to Jewish News Simchas Live exhibition at the Village Hotel in Elstree on
Sunday. Caterers, photographers, bands, bridal wear and much more was all located under one roof (and a
stunning tent provided by the Arabian Tent Company). The events tenth triumphant year also featured live
entertainment from Creation and delicious kosher food from Salt Caterers.
Photos by Leivi Saltman, L.SPhotography@hotmail.co.uk

ANOTHER FANTASTIC
SHOW! THE STANDS
WERE FABULOUS, WHICH
RESULTED IN LOTS OF
POSITIVE LEADS
Paul Lang Photography
paullangphotography.co.uk

THERE WAS A
CONSTANT FLOW
OF POTENTIAL
CLIENTS FROM
THE MINUTE THE
DOORS OPENED.
A GREAT SHOW!
Lynnovations
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THIS EVENT IS KEY TO


RAISING OUR PROFILE &
MAKING SURE WE ARE
SEEN AS A KEY PLAYER
IN THE INDUSTRY
KP Events
kpevents.net

THERE WAS SUCH


A WONDERFULLY
WARM AND FRIENDLY
ATMOSPHERE AMONG
EXHIBITORS & VISITORS
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Ghouls just wanna have fun!


Around 500 revellers enjoyed a Halloween carn-evil at the YJC Rock Committees Fright Night party on
Saturday, at The Forge in the City. The event raised more than 15,000 for Jewish Care. Party-goers
included skeletons and zombie cheerleaders. Committee chair Kelly Landesberg said: The support
weve had is unbelievable and important to the fantastic work Jewish Care does.

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That Friday feeling!


Join Jewish News and ShabbatUK in marking the
Great Friday Night Light on 11 November, which
will see around 50,000 candlesticks distributed
across the country to encourage people to bring
in Shabbat together. We asked our readers to tell
us what lighting candles means to them:
CHIEF RABBI EPHRAIM MIRVIS:

Photo by Marc Morris

Separation from mundane work and empty distraction


is necessary to reinvigorate ones soul; to find space for
meaningful engagement with our friends and families
in a noisy world of media and communications which
constantly demand our attention.
Shabbat bonds families together, it bonds
communities together and it reminds us that we
must have control over our environments and not
the other way around.

RABBI BENTZI SUDAK, CEO,


CHABAD LUBAVITCH UK:

REBBETZIN ABI KURZER, EDGWARE


UNITED SYNAGOGUE:

RABBI ALAN GARBER, SHENLEY


UNITED SYNAGOGUE:

DANIEL EDER, CONTENT MANAGER,


STANMORE:

The holiness of Shabbat is


ushered in especially by the
Jewish woman through her
lighting of the Shabbat candles.
Each light adds another
element of holiness and peace to ones home
and, collectively, to the entire world. This
symbolises how each one of us plays a crucial
and irreplaceable role in Gods world, bringing
it to its perfection.

Lighting Shabbat candles is a


sigh of relief it is knowing I
can do no more and a symbol
of my time just to be. It focuses
me to stop running around and
get on the floor to play hungry
hippos with my three-year-old. It is warmth,
it is light, it is the start of my quality time
with Hashem, my family and myself.

The significance of the Shabbat


candles for me is moving
towards a sense of calm, peace
and purpose. They signal a
destination in closeness to family,
community and Hashem.

Shabbat is the one time of the week


to stop, pause everyday stresses and
reflect on the past week. Lighting
Shabbat candles starts this process,
bringing light into our lives, allowing
an opportunity to pray for good health and
blessings. Growing up watching my mother
light shabbat candles every week, for me, its
not Shabbat without lighting the candles.

REBBETZIN JOANNE DOVE, SEED:

ALEX FENTON, YOUTH DIRECTOR,


COCKFOSTERS & NORTH
SOUTHGATE AND MUSWELL HILL
SYNAGOGUES:

Candle-lighting time is a special


time I look forward to. At that
moment when I light the first
of my 10 candles, a custom of
lighting an extra candle for each
child, I leave behind the rush,
the cooking, the mobile phone and the front
door, and all goes quiet for a short while. There
is an immediate change of the week going into
Shabbat and, as I kindle each light, a special
prayer goes to our children, to our home, to our
extended family and to all the Jewish people
trusting that they will be looked after by the
One above.

Shabbat candle lighting is a


special time for me, because it
means that I am disconnecting
from the physical world to
reconnect to the spiritual world.

Visit shabbatuk.org/the-great
-friday-night-light to see how
you can get involved

REBBETZIN ILANA EPSTEIN


OF COCKFOSTERS & NORTH
SOUTHGATE SYNAGOGUE:
When I light the Shabbat
candles each Friday, the work
week falls away and, for 25 hours,
the world outside is put on hold
and a sense of inner peace lights
up my home, family and community.

MADELINE GOTTLIEB, PUBLISHER, HGS:


When I light my Shabbat
candles, I savour the feeling
of switching off from the daily
bustle of life. Cooking and
preparations are over. I smile
and look forward to precious time with my
family and friends.

ANTHONY RENTON,
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, HGS:
Lighting candles for Shabbat is
special because it signifies the
separation from the working
week to a time of self-reflection and time to
spend with family and my community.

EMMA ALLWEIS, TEACHER,


BOREHAMWOOD:
Lighting Shabbat candles
signals the opportunity to switch
off from the daily grind of the working week
and a chance to spend family time with my
husband and two lovely daughters.

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Lifestyle / Radio reflections

Now heres a thought...


With more than six million listeners, BBC
Radio 2s Pause For Thought provides a place
to discuss modern life. Here, we publish three
reflections from a new book on the broadcast
CHIEF RABBI EPHRAIM MIRVIS
BROADCAST 27 NOVEMBER 2013
One of my favourite songs is Who Am I? from
Les Misrables. For the ex-convict Jean
Valjean, the song is a question of personal
identity. His answer, 24601, reflects the limitations that others have placed upon him. Like
most people, when I first meet somebody, my
instinct is to find a personal connection.
So, who am I? I am a husband, son, brother,
father and grandfather. I was born in South
Africa. I have lived in Israel, Ireland and
now the United Kingdom. I am Jewish and I
support Tottenham Hotspur. These multiple
aspects of my identity provide a basis on which
to find common ground with others and to
begin to establish meaningful connections.
Tonight, we Jewish people around the
world will light a candle for the first night
of Chanukah, which celebrates identity and
belonging. In doing so, we will remember how,
nearly 2,200 years ago, the Greek Empire
sought to force the Jews of ancient Israel to
give up their faith and long-held traditions.
In a small outpost in the Holy Land, a band
of Jews led by Judah Maccabee wrote themselves into history by defeating the Greek
armies at least temporarily. Greater than
their military defeat, though, was what they
were fighting for: the right to determine their
own identity and to give their own answer to
the question Who am I?
On Chanukah, we reflect on how we define
ourselves and the value of shared identity.
Whether as part of a family, a community or a
nation, we each have multiple and overlapping
identities at our core.
This complex tapestry is hugely significant,
adding richness and meaning to our lives; and
the more identities we share, the more we
find we have in common. However, at the
same time there is strength in diversity.
Attempts to impose ones identity on
others is counter-productive. If, as
individuals, we can appreciate the
equal value of those who share our
identity and those who dont, then our
combined future will be all the brighter.
So, who am I? Just like you, Im
someone who delights in what we share
and who takes great pleasure in what
makes us unique.

Pause For Thought is available now from


Watkins Publishing, priced 12.99

RABBI BARONESS JULIA


NEUBERGER, SENIOR RABBI TO
THE WEST LONDON SYNAGOGUE
BROADCAST 27 APRIL 2015
During the depths of winter, I always bring in
the amaryllis bulbs that have been languishing
outside on the windowsill since last year,
clean their pots and give them a bit of water
and fertiliser. Just this last week, theyve
been rewarding me with the most spectacular
display of salmon-pink blooms, and they make
me smile as I walk into my kitchen. The bulbs

IF WE ARE ABLE TO
APPRECIATE THE
EQUAL VALUE OF
THOSE WHO SHARE
OUR IDENTITY AND
THOSE WHO DONT,
OUR COMBINED
FUTURE WILL BE
ALL THE BRIGHTER
were given to me some seven or eight years ago,
and yet back they come every year. My flowers
give me enormous pleasure.
My children tell me, as I talk to them about
my few gardening successes: Mum, youre just
getting old. But its not just an older persons
pleasure. The emphasis on planting gardens
goes back to the Bible. The prophet Jeremiah
told the Israelite exiles in Babylon to Build
houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat
their produce. The prophet Isaiah used the
metaphor of a vineyard that God had nurtured
but which failed to reward its owner with lavish
grapes. Faced with only wild, bitter fruit, the
owner threatened to uproot the vineyard.
King Ahab took Naboths vineyard and used
it as a vegetable garden, even though Naboth
had refused to sell it. Gardens are everywhere
in the Bible and ancient literature. Theyre
deeply rooted in our way of thinking, whether
were young or old. And at this time of year they
make us all smile, with the feeling that everything is going to be plentiful once again.
I think we should remind ourselves to
delight in burgeoning nature, for we need that
sense of renewal each year. It gives us hope and
a cause for gratitude, which we dont acknowledge often enough. My flowering bulbs make
me say thank you. And each year, as everything

starts flowering once again, I am just grateful to


be alive. We could all share that gratitude, and
perhaps even show it, by gardening more, giving
each other more plants and celebrating life.
RABBI DEBBIE YOUNG-SOMERS
RABBI AND COMMUNITY EDUCATOR
AT THE MOVEMENT FOR
REFORM JUDAISM
BROADCAST 13 MARCH 2015
I remember very clearly one of the first times
my mum taught me something that would
remain with me for life.
I was seven years old and my mum was a
supply teacher assigned to my form. As my
sister had an inset day from her school, she
came with her.
That afternoon one of my classmates asked
me what was wrong with my sister. I didnt
know what to say. I didnt know there was
anything wrong with her. She was just my sister.
After some tears, when we were safely home,
I asked my mum the same question: what WAS
wrong with my sister?
Rather than her trying to explain it to me,
she asked my sister to tell me.
And Sara took up the challenge and
explained that when she was born, the water
travelling around her head had become stuck,
causing some brain damage and making her
head misshapen something my classmate
had obviously spotted rather quicker than me.
My mum gave my sister the dignity of
speaking herself, rather than talking about it
without her as if it were a bad thing or a secret.
Sara could own her challenges and I knew I
could speak directly to her about them.
This episode has repeatedly reminded me
to allow people the dignity of speaking for
themselves rather than speaking about them or
around them.
Even when we might assume people dont
have the ability to speak for themselves or
might be uncomfortable doing so, we actually
give them a huge gift when we invite them to
own their story and tell it themselves.

Chief Rabbi
Ephraim Mirvis,
Rabbi Debbie
Yong-Somers
and Rabbi
Baroness Julia
Neuberger

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Lifestyle / Electric bike menace

Riding into danger


A father is hoping his Facebook campaign against the growing menace of electric bikes
in Israel will finally persuade the authorities to take urgent action, writes Lisa Sanders

sraeli parents are at last waking up to


the dangers of electric bicycles and
scooters, thanks to a fathers furious
post on Facebook addressed to the
morons whose child I nearly murdered this
morning.
Raziel Peer, from Jerusalem, was collecting
his eight-year-old son from school. Suddenly
there was a boy aged eight or nine that just
came straight out in front of me, without
stopping or looking. And without a helmet
My own son was sitting in the car with me.
Hes the same age. I can still hear his scream
Abbaaaa! Lo! [Dad! No!]
Afterwards, says Peer, the little boy he hit
simply ran off, leaving his bike laying crushed
on the road.
As a father, it made me so furious, Peer
told Israels Channel Two TV.
In his post, which garnered 52,000 likes
he rages against the parents of the young
cyclist: Did your son bring children into the
world? Did he get his degree after becoming
an outstanding officer in the army? No! ..What
were you two fools thinking before you sent
him out into my path?
Electrically-assisted bikes are growing
in popularity across Europe.
Globally, 35 million E-bikes
were sold in 2015. In the
UK, Germany and the
Netherlands, they are
marketed as an

Left, Raziel Peer; right, two girls, one on the phone, riding an electric bike in Netanya

environmentally-friendly way to allow


everyone to enjoy cycling, irrespective of age or
fitness level. In Israel, however, they have been
embraced by a much younger clientele. Israeli
children commonly travel to and from school
independently, on foot or by bike. The E-bikes
have fast become a must-have accessory for
children and teenagers, and a deadly danger on

roads and pavements.


The bikes are designed to reach a top speed
of 25 kilometres an hour (15.5 mph), but many
Israeli teens are adapting the motors to go
much faster than this. They zip silently along
roads and pavements, often with two or even
three riders piled on to the seat.
Despite E-bikes being involved in hundreds
of traffic accidents each year, the government
has been slow to legislate and to enforce the
rules. Back in 2014, a lowest age limit
of 14 was set by the Ministry of
Transport. In mid-2016,
this was raised to 16.
Bikes are not to be
ridden on the
pavements,

and each one must have a horn or a bell, lights


and reflectors.
In practice, however, these rules are simply
not being enforced.
In two separate incidents in Beersheva,
three teenagers were left severely injured and
one was killed as a result of riding electric bikes
in the city in the dark, reportedly without lights
or helmets.
Shmuel Abuav, director general of Or Yarok
(Green Light), the road safety organisation,
says: Electric bicycles have been proven as
life-threatening to both cyclists and other
road-users. Accordingly, the police and local
authorities have a responsibility to take care of
full enforcement of regulations and not to allow
children to go on this dangerous tool.
Senior doctors at Ichilov Hospital in Tel
Aviv have published their own campaign to try
to get the message across.
Parents must understand that you dont
give an 11-year-old an electric bicycle because
of peer pressure, says Dr. Oren Tavor, head of
Paediatric Orthopaedics. Its a weapon.
Every week, according to the orthopaedic
doctors, they are carrying out operations on
riders of electric bikes, as well as treating those
who have been knocked down by the machines.
In Jerusalem, Raziel Peer hopes that his
outburst will finally have brought the message
home to parents not to buy these expensive
gadgets for their children. I got a lot of
reactions from parents who said theyre taking
away electric scooters and bikes from their
kids, he said. And I got a call from a mother
whose son is still in hospital.
This is the reality. I think
parents arent doing
enough to say no to
their children. And
this is the result.

Checking a new electric bike for safety

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Recipe / Honey G Watch / Lifestyle

PLATEExpectations

Oven-roasted pumpkin and chestnuts

Denise
Phillips

PREPARATION TIME
15 MINS

This is a colourful side dish that adds texture to a roast dinner.


When pumpkin is not in season substitute with butternut squash
and for a short cut, buy ready peeled, vacuum packed chestnuts.
Unlike other nuts and seeds, chestnuts are relatively low in
calories. They contain less fat, but are rich in minerals, vitamins
and nutrients that benefit health. They are chiefly made of starch
rather than fat, similar to sweet potatoes, sweet corn and plantain.
To cook fresh chestnuts, boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
Leave to cool and then peel. This method is best if you are
mashing them as they will tend to fall apart.
Alternatively, roast them at 200C/ 400F for 20 minutes; make
cuts horizontally or an x along the side, otherwise they can
potentially explode from internal pressure if not pierced!

SERVES
6

COOKING TIME
45 MINS

250g whole chestnuts peeled


1 teaspoon golden caster sugar
2 shallots peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic peeled and finely
chopped

Preheat the oven to 180C/ 170C fan/ gas mark 4.


Line a baking tray with baking parchment paper.

3 tablespoons freshly thyme


roughly chopped

Toss the pumpkin with the olive oil and salt and pepper.
Roast for 30 minutes or until soft and golden.
Add the chestnuts, sugar, shallots and garlic and cook for a further 15 minutes.
Transfer the cooked pumpkin mixture to a serving dish.

To serve the stylish way: Sprinkle over some chopped thyme

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The latest buzz


about HONEY G!
We catch up on what the Jewish
answer to Snoop Dogg and
Kanye West real name Anna
Georgette Gilford has been up
to on the latest X Factor show!

THE THEME: What else could the


randomly chosen theme be other than
Fright Night (in the run up to Halloween)?
THE SONG: Honey G shunned ghouls,
ghosts and werewolves and opted instead
for something truly out of this world with
her cover of Men In Black.
THE LOOK: The performer explored her
dark side with a black leather baseball
cap, studded black jacket and cool
holographic pumps, as well as the
obligatory shades and glittering dollar
sign medallion.

THE BLUNDER: Talking to the camera


before her performance, Honey G
confessed she had been working hard to
learn her ad-libs. Viewers were quick to
pick up on her mistake. One wrote: When
you have to learn an ad lib then its not an
ad lib. Duh! #HoneyG #XFactor. Another
tweeted: Learning all the ad-libs. Thats
literally the opposite of an ad-lib.
LOOK WHOS TALKING RAP: From one
white rapper to another, Professor Green
waded into the debate by saying Honey G
was taking the mickey out of rap.

THE RAZZMATAZZ: Backing dancers


dressed as MIBs, pyrotechnics, smoke
machines and laser lights plus flying
saucers! What more could the
audience possibly ask for?

THE VERDICT: Viewers were quick to


question again why Honey G has been
voted through while Gifty had to exit the
competition. One wrote: After the #brexit
vote I knew the #UK was stupid, but
keeping #HoneyG confirms it.

WHAT DID THE JUDGES THINK? Sharon


and Louis leapt to their feet, Nicole did
a little celebratory dance while Simon
gushed: G stands for the greatest.

WHATS NEXT: Boyband vs Girlband is


the theme. Could It Be Magic for Honey Gs
fifth week in the talent show, or will it be a
case of Who Do You Think You Are?

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INGREDIENTS

Ingredients
1kg pumpkin peeled, deseeded
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2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Lifestyle / Travel

The Wight stuff


Jenni Frazer finds much to enjoy on a bijou
island paradise conveniently close to home

Main picture: Part of the Isle of Wights


rugged coastline, a must-see along with
the Steam Railways historic rolling stock;
below, Osborne House, Queen Victorias
summer palace and the scene of her death

ven the shortest trip to the Isle of


Wight gives a holiday atmosphere,
as drivers and foot passengers alike
throng one of the majestic Red
Funnel ferries for the quick 45-minute
trip from Southampton to East Cowes.
Make sure you nip up straight away to the
top deck, to enjoy the sea breezes and the
astonishing range of shipping in the Solent we
saw one of the huge Princess Line cruise ships,
complete with hundreds of waving passengers and, in complete contrast, a fishing boat
surrounded by thousands of hungry gulls as the
lone sailor threw fish heads into the sea.
If, like us, you are staying on the east coast,
your first challenge on leaving the ferry will
be arguing with the satnav as it directs you to
get on the ferry.
In this case, the satnav is right. You are
being directed to the tiny but efficient chain
ferry, built in 1859, which links one part of
Cowes to the other across the River Medina.
If you dont use the chain ferry, which takes
you over in a rapid 15 minutes, you instead face
a 10-mile trip to the islands centre and capital,
Newport, before making your way to the coast.
You are treading, of course, in the footsteps of
Queen Victoria, whose summer palace, Osborne
House, made the island a must-visit tourist
destination from the 1880s onwards.
But the monarch, who died at Osborne
House, wasnt the first to discover the pleasures
of this bijou island paradise, as a Roman villa
archaeological site testifies.
Henry VIII fortified the island and Charles I

THE YEAR-ROUND
MICRO-CLIMATE
OFFERS BETTER
WEATHER THAN ON
THE MAINLAND

was imprisoned there. The poet Alfred, Lord


Tennyson, had a holiday home and, to his wifes
great annoyance, used to sneak out to the back
garden and into the house of pioneer photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, great-aunt of the
novelist Virginia Woolf, where he would pose for
pictures in her garden.
Camerons house, Dimbola Lodge, is now a
photography museum at Freshwater Bay, and
well worth a visit.
The islands main income comes from
tourism, no surprise given that the place has a
year-round micro-climate that offers reassuringly better weather than on the mainland.
In the summer, the Isle of Wight is sunnier
than most parts of the UK, while in some years
there is rarely snow in the winter and only a few
days of hard frost.
So many of the islands attractions, from the
Dinosaur Activity Centre to the Alpaca Farm,
are aimed at children, not forgetting the fabulous slew of bucket-and-spade beaches.
Its easy to overlook guilty pleasures such as
the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. But the lovingly
recreated stations and puffing billy trains have
the power to charm everyone, young and old,
and the railway is truly not to be missed.
The deeply-patient station staff, heroic in
their waistcoats and red-banded caps, seem
happy to pose for endless pictures, as is the
engineer, who deftly turns round the engine at
the end of the line.

Restored train carriages from Victorian and


Edwardian times whisk oldies back to their
childhoods and children are lost in wonder.
Havenstreet, the central station, decorated with
evocative signage, has a lovely train museum and
what tastes like real old-fashioned ice cream.
Food is also a large part of this holiday
destination. Besides the ice-cream the late
film director, Anthony Minghella, came from
the family of Isle of Wight ice-cream makers
the island is famous for apricots, tomatoes,
delicious dairy produce, glorious fresh eggs,
super tart apple juices and ciders, edible
lavender and, of course, fabulous garlic.
The owners of the Garlic Farm in Newchurch
have gone in for the foodie experience in a big
way, offering products you never knew could
have garlic in them, from the very mildest to the
truly fierce Vampire jars.

When they warn you about the latter by the


way, do take them seriously and not as an invitation to show how tough you are. Products such
as roast garlic jam are divine for putting on a
slowly-roasted chicken, and garlic mayo will pep
up the most tired of salads.
Driving round Wight is easy. Its almost
impossible to get lost and everything is well
signposted, although it is slightly unnerving to
emerge from a single-track B-road covered in
misty foliage, to drive into a suburban street full
of neat houses. But you get used to it.
There is a Reform Jewish community on the
island at Wroxall, looked after by the Bournemouth Reform Congregation.
Here on the Isle of Wight your mission is
simple: relinquish the day-to-day responsibilities, escape to the island, and you cant fail to
have a good time.

WHERE TO STAY...
Jenni Frazer travelled with Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries. Red Funnel
offers day-return crossings for foot passengers from 9.40 and short-break
return vehicle crossings from 51, together with ferry-inclusive holiday
accommodation, attraction tickets, festival and event tickets and activity
packages for visitors to the Isle of Wight. For more information and to
book, visit www.redfunnel.co.uk or call 0844 844 2687. For tourist
information and events, visit www.visitisleofwight.co.uk

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Sedra: Noah, Torah For Today / Orthodox Judaism

SEDRA
- Noah

Torah For Today


What does the Torah say about: Political mudslinging

RABBI NAFTALI SCHIFF


The second sedra of the Torah opens with a description of the
corruption of mankind. Rashi explains this moral degradation
expressed itself through the perversion of interpersonal relationships. The world becomes filled with selfish people intent
on using others for their personal and financial gratification.
As a result, Hashem hit the restore factory settings button
on the world, leaving Noah and his family to create the prototype version 2.0. The ark was far more than a floating zoo.
He and his family had to work selflessly for a year to sustain
the animals. The rabbis explain he was punished for being late
with the lions food; had the lion died, that would have been
the end of the lion kingdom. The sin of selfishness is rectified
with unlimited giving of self to create a healthier world order.
The rabbis teach us the new world order was so obsessed
by the construction they would be more upset about the loss
of a brick than the death of a worker. The sedra that starts with
the primacy of the individual changes direction to emphasise
importance of the collective, but neither seems to hit the mark.
Our sedra therefore concludes by introducing a new character, Abraham, a revolutionary who seeks to introduce a new
social order, one based on keeping the way of Hashem, doing
charity and justice (Bereishit 18:19).
Abraham dedicates his life to humanity and, in doing so,
fulfils his potential. Abrahams revolution is enduring as it
begins with the genuine fulfilment of self on the path to selfless giving to others.

Naftali Schiff is CEO of Jewish Futures Trust

RABBI ARIEL ABEL


Recent weeks have seen the TrumpClinton debate descend into insults on
character and professional practice. What
is the Torah view on mudslinging?
The Torah forbids three types of slander:
where a rumour is true, untrue or causes
hatred or pain. Mudslinging almost always
causes pain. Painful words are compared
in Proverbs as arrows, shot carelessly by
a mocker who does not care if he insults his
victim. There can be a mitigating circumstance. Where mudslinging is a sport or a
game show, it could be argued no real harm
is intended and the theatrics are harmless.
However, as with bullying, it is hard to
tell what is really going on in someones

65 BRITISH AND
121 AMERICAN
POLITICIANS
COMMITTED
SUICIDE

mind. In British politics, uncomplimentary


words are traded liberally across the house
floor. Should the thin skull rule apply?
Should we take the victim as we find him,
and rule out any form of rudeness out of
political debate? Or can we subscribe to
more objective standards of what is admissible?
A politician without thick skin is in
certain danger of mental ill health. James
Paul, an early 19th century Scottish MP and
son of a tailor, took on Westminster and
failed to gain a seat. He was mocked in the
cartoon press for being a tailors son.
He lost two elections. The pressure
deranged him and he committed suicide,
as have 65 British and 121 American politicians in modern history.
When Jacob met his father-in-law
Laban after fleeing his home, they
exchanged angry words over the accusation Jacob had stolen his idols. Beyond this,
they made a pact never to harm each other
and formally made peace. This agreement
prevented either from holding a grudge
against the other in the future.
The historic mudslinging between
Samaritans and Jews did not serve either

camp. The Jews were mostly exiled from


the Holy Land for almost 2,000 years and
the Samaritans reduced to fewer than 800
today.
Interfaith relations and educating
about the other is crucial to the stability
of society. Blame culture is particularly
dangerous for communal well-being.
If we see our leaders tearing each other
apart instead of debating the real issues in a
dignified way, the danger is they are setting
us up for societal failure.
Rhetoric about refugees and foreigners
has imperilled further the fragile state
of affairs in Britain. Let us hope the postBrexit reality is not worsened by an American political outcome that will polarise
society even further.

Ariel Abel is rabbi of the Liverpool


Old Hebrew Congregation

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Progressive Judaism / Jewish Hero, Progressively Speaking

Jewish Hero

Progressively Speaking

Zoe Jacobs, RSY-Netzer


community youth worker,
chooses Daniel Radcliffe
I get it hes no Theodore
Herzl, Moses or Rabbi Akiva.
But Daniel Radcliffe has defied expectations, and thats
pretty great you-can-do-ittoo kind of heroism.
Daniel Radcliffe is clever,
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him. He identifies as an atheist, but one very proud to
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best ability, respecting others
and supporting family, he certainly embodies those ideals.
Since Harry Potter, he has
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20s. What kind of hero is
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serious actor, put his hand up
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way back out of it. And now
Im telling you about it.
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The last couple of weeks seem miraculous. It was early September when I
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including the first ever under the terms

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children here, is the only family member he has who is still alive.
The tabloid press though, in complete disregard for any safeguarding
protocol, published full face shots of
the first arrivals, making them fodder
for hatred and potentially putting family members elsewhere in jeopardy too.
To get this far has been a team effort
many in the Jewish community have
raised money to support this work and
have volunteered and campaigned to-

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Dear Lesley
I gave up work to look after
my elderly mother. She is
now in a care home and
I need to return to work.
But I feel old and out of
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Brian

Dear Brian
First of all you need the
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ESTATE AGENT,
BENJAMIN STEVENS
ESTATE AGENTS
See full profile on pages
32-33

Dear Steve
Whats the real impact of
Brexit? Is now a good time
to buy property?
James
Dear James
In my opinion, Brexit has
hit the property market, but
perhaps this was needed.
What Brexit has really

done is brought a bit of


realism into a market that
was starting to get out of
control. If you are a firsttime buyer, or someone who
is moving up the ladder, this
is probably the best time to
think about moving.
For example, you may
now only achieve 250,000
on a flat that pre-Brexit
you may have achieved
275,000 on. However,
that next house up the
ladder, which was previously 500,000 may now
be 450,000, meaning
that both properties have
dropped by the same
percentage; however when
it comes to actual monetary
value, you would be better
off by 25,000.
For first-time buyers,
this is also a great time to
get onto the ladder, as prices

are now down by around five


to seven percent (less than
they were before June) and,
with interest rates expected
to stay low over the next
12-18 months, money is
cheap. However, lending
criteria may be getting
tougher so if you can get
a mortgage, now is a great
time to get onto the ladder.
My advice to young
people is to get onto
that ladder as quickly as
possible. Once you are on,
you can then move again in
a few years to something
bigger.
One of the issues over
the past few years is the fact
that first-time buyers have
had to fight with investors
for smaller properties and
so, while they are procrastinating, now is your time
to buy.

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MELVYN SOBELL
Qualifications:
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BAYLA PERRIN
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The 20th edition of the UK International Jewish Film Festival starts this Saturday 5 November. With
screenings selling quickly, make sure that you dont miss the chance to see these fantastic films.
The Small World of Sammy Lee + Live
Jazz Music

On 7 Nov we will be screening a selection


of iconic scenes from this classic British
Jewish film accompanied by live jazz music
from the award-winning Gareth Lockrane
and his Band.
A Jewish peep-show compere races to
escape the vicious debt collectors who
chase him across the seedy underworld of
London in this gritty and engrossing 1960s film-noir gem.
SCREENINGS
606 Jazz Club Mon 7 Nov, 8pm + Live Music
JW3 Cinema Tue 15 Nov, 6.30pm

In Search of Israeli Cuisine + Dinner


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.

SCREENINGS
JW3 Hall Sun 13 Nov, 4pm + Dinner @ Zest
JW3 Cinema Thu 17 Nov, 6.30pm

The Last Laugh

Moos

Mel Brooks, Sacha


Baron Cohen, Sarah
Silverman, Ricky
Gervais, Joan Rivers
and a host of top
comedians star in
this fascinating film
about the boundaries
between humour and
taboo subjects including
the Holocaust and
antisemitism.

A funny, heartwarming
charmer of a film whose
heroine has only one
dream: to be admitted
to the prestigious
academy of performing
arts. When she fails her
audition, she wont stop
at anything to achieve
her goal!

SCREENING

Nov, 6pm

SCREENINGS
Odeon South Woodford Sun 6
Odeon Swiss Cottage Thu 10 Nov,
7.30pm
+ Q&A with Job Gosschalk

Phoenix
Tue 8 Nov, 6.30pm
+ Panel discussion

ukjewishfilm.org
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Aidas Secrets
Shep and Izak grew up
completely unaware of
each others existence.
Their biological
mother, Aida, holds
key information about
their identities that she
refuses to share.
SCREENINGS
Reel Borehamwood
Tue 8 Nov, 8.30pm
Odeon Swiss Cottage
Wed 9 Nov, 9pm

Mr Predictable

A charming and funny


new romcom from Israel
about Adi Levi the
perfect father, husband,
and son who meets a
very attractive woman
and decides, finally, to
start enjoying himself.
SCREENINGS
Odeon Swiss Cottage
Sun 6 Nov, 3pm
Phoenix
Sun 20 Nov, 6pm

The Diary of
Anne Frank
A powerful recreation
of the story of the
Jewish teenager who
documented the
trials and tribulations
of growing up while
hiding from the Nazis in
Amsterdam.
SCREENING
Odeon Swiss Cottage
Sat 12 Nov, 8pm

Forever Pure

Lamb

The signing of two


Muslim players tests
the power and loyalties
of the fans of Israels
most high profile
and controversial
football team, Beitar
Yerushalayim, releasing
a disturbing and violent
strain of xenophobia
and racism.

SCREENINGS

The first-ever Ethiopian


film to be selected
for the Cannes Film
Festival, Lamb is the
sweet tale of Ephraim,
who, after the death of
his mother, is sent to live
with distant relatives.
His only source of solace
is his beloved sheep.

SCREENINGS

JW3 Cinema Wed 9 Nov, 6.30pm

Odeon Swiss Cottage


Mon 7 Nov, 7.30pm
Everyman Hampstead
Wed 16 Nov, 8.30pm

Everyman Hampstead Sun 13 Nov,


4pm
JW3 Cinema Wed 16 Nov, 4pm

The Pickle Recipe Shtisel: Season 2 The Tenth Man


Preview
Joey partners up with
Hoping to finally
his shady uncle Morty to
steal his grandmothers
highly guarded pickle
recipe and sell it for
a small fortune. As
expected, the plan goes
horribly wrong!
SCREENINGS
Odeon Swiss Cottage
Sun 13 Nov, 5pm
Reel Borehamwood
Tue 15 Nov, 8.30pm
JW3 Hall Sun 20 Nov, 7pm

Winner of 12 Israeli
Academy Awards,
the hit Israeli series is
returning to the screen.
The second season
centres on father and
son Shulem and Akiva
who share the same
apartment in ultraOrthodox Mea Shearim.
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Israelis stun Swedes in Davis Cup

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Israels Davis Cup tennis team secured their Group 1 status after
comprehensively beating Sweden in Ramat HaSharon.
Amir Weintraub and Dudi Sela won their singles matches,
before Sela and Jonathan Erlich wrapped up the tie, winning their
doubles match.
Delighted with the win, captain Eyal Ran said: Its amazing
to defeat Sweden. We were under pressure in both days and Im
really proud of Yoni and Dudi for completing the job.
Israel next travel to Portugal for a Group I first round tie in
February, where the winner will face Ukraine for a place in the
World Group play-offs.

GERSHFIELD TREBLE
SEES OFF EVERGREEN

Raiders take Stock in top four

SCHINDLER STRIKES
TO SEND LIONS TOP

Premier Division champions North


London Raiders A are up into the
top-four as Matt Stocks hat-trick
helped them to an 8-1 win over Brady.
Ben Ellis scored twice, with Liron
Mannie, David Cohen and Nyv Bogaire
also on target.
Hendon A stay top on goals scored
after Zack Lewis double and Ari Lasts
strike saw them to a 3-1 win at Camden
Park.
Theyre joined on 15 points by
Redbridge A, who were 6-2 winners
over Woodside Wanderers. Sam Sollosi
and Nathan Sollosi both scored twice,
with Ben Sollosi and Zack Neiman
alsofinding the back of the net.
Oakwood A stay in third, following
a 4-0 win over SPEC. Josh Quinn
bagged a brace, with Josh Rose and
Jonny Blain also scoring.
London Lions B extended their
lead at the top of the Division One table
to four points as they scored three
times in the last 15 minutes to earn a
3-3 draw with Scrabble.
Two Josh Bharier penalties, plus
an own goal seemingly put Scrabble
in control, but strikes from Charlie
Cohen, Joshua Bloom and Michael
Kenley earned the Lions a point.
Oakwood B came away from
Hendon B with a 4-2 win thanks to
goals from Daniel Selwyn, Jacob
Richler Kleiman, Marc Hymanson and

London Lions maintained


their 100 percent winning
league start in the Herts
Senior League as they beat
Evergreen 6-1.
Falling behind early on,
James Gershfields hat-trick,
along with Charlie Kaslers
double and Josh Kennets
strike, saw them to the points.
Manager Andy Landesberg said: Weve been very
consistent and we look to
take that next into the cup
and produce something
similar.

London Lions B moved jointtop of the Masters League


Division Two table following
a 1-0 win over St Johns Wood,
Danny Schindler scoring the
only goal of the game.
Marshside beat
Glenthorne 3-2 thanks to
goals from Martin Leslie,
Sacha Alter and Fara Moghim.
Temple Fortune beat
Hendon Harriers 6-4. Robert
Botkai scored twice, with Joel
Davis, Jeremy Fess, Leon
Wise and Graham Mayer also
all on target.

Dan Ash.
LEquipe are the new leaders in
Division Two, after Max Martin, James
Mandell, Matt Gilbery and Jon Kay all
scored in a 4-2 win over RC UK FC.
Faithfold B are up into third
after four goals each from Richard
Fogelman and Chaim Bordon helped
them to a 9-1 win over Boca Jewniors.
Louis Taylor claimed their ninth.
Goals from Harry Moss, Jono Gaon
and Zack Cohensaw Mill Hill Dons
win 3-2 at Raiders C.
Real Hendon moved six points
clear off the bottom as they beat
Hertswood Vale 3-1, Yossi Hoffman,
Benny Goldberg and Benni Sluckis all
on target.
In Peter Morrison Cup action,
Redbridge B are safely through to
the second round after an emphatic
9-0 win over FC Team B. Carl Dobrin
helped himself to a hat-trick, withDan
Andrews,Adam Noble,Richie
Caplin,Craig Sandford,Daniel Bean
andScott McKenzie also all getting on
the scoresheet.
Theyre joined by North London
Raiders B, who saw Jake Gilbert and
Nicky Woolf score in their 2-0 win over
Los Blancos.

Sam Sollosi scored for Raiders A

Footballers on
song as clubs
unite for charity

Kobis crowned Mr Universe


Kobi Ifrach was declared Mr Universe on Sunday, when
he won the U22 junior division event in Birmingham. The
20-year-old from Zichron Yaakov, said: Its an amazing
feeling to wrap myself in the Israeli flag. I come from such
a small country and became the center of attention.

Oakwood A followed up Sundays MGBSFL 4-0


Premier Division win over SPEC by taking part in
the first Oakwood Singathon.
Held in aid of the Robert Sinclair Davidson
Foundation, a former player who was diagnosed
with Motor Neurone Disease a few years ago,
Davidson recently set up a charitable foundation
to raise money for young couples affected by lifechanging illnesses.
Oakwoods joint-manager Ric Blank said:
There was tremendous singing and an amazing
spirit. Robs upbeat attitude to life remains inspirational and rubbed off on all the boys and the
hundreds who have donated.
Our football clubs are central to our lives.
They create memories and friendships that last
forever and help even in the toughest of times.
Id like to take this opportunity to thank the many

RECORD NUMBERS
FOR MASTERS TOUR

GB will be sending their


largest ever delegation for
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Israel Tour.
The week-long event will
see 29 players, 17 supporters
and Maccabi referee Steve
Levy visit Yad Vashem, the
Peres Peace Centre and
projects supported by Wizo
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fielding two teams in a fourteam round robin event.
Tour organiser and league
chairman, Stuart Lustigman
said: There cant be many
international touring football
teams with an average age of
56 but thats Maccabi for you.

WARNER STARS
IN SHEFFIELD

Full review, match pictures


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Erlich celebrates his win

Swimmer Adam Warner


secured several masters
personal bests as well as a
couple of medals at the ASA
National Masters Championships at Ponds Forge in
Sheffield.
Winning a bronze and
silver medal, he said: This
meeting was all about getting
race practice in, so to come
away with two medals is excellent. I have learnt of areas I
can improve in for my next
race in November at Barnet
Copthall.

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ISRAELI PITCHER

Oakwood players taking part in the singathon

MGBSFL clubs, managers and players who


supported this cause. It is greatly appreciated.
We look like were going to raise over
8,000 which is amazing for the foundation.
We will let everyone know when the next event
is, but I assure you we wont be singing again!
SPEC donated their sub fees to the
foundation.

Major League Baseball side


The Los Angeles Dodgers
have recruited Israeli Alon
Leichman to coach for its
team.
The 27-year-old was most
recently coaching pitchers
for the Israeli national team
during the World Baseball
Classic qualifying round,
though will now offer his
expertise to one of the US
most famous teams.
He has coached a number
of former MLB stars, and
represented Israel during the
2013 World Baseball Classic.

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GOAL OF THE WEEK

RICHIE CAPLIN (REDBRDGE B)


Received the ball 25 yards out on
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NL Raiders B 2 Los Blancos 0

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Woodford
5
Camden Park
5
SPEC FC
5

W
6
6
4
3
3
2
1
0
0
0

D
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
1
0
0

L
0
0
1
2
2
3
3
4
5
5

SAVE OF THE WEEK

F Dif Pts
24 15 18
22 15 18
18 13 13
24 15 9
10 -3 9
18 1 7
16 -10 4
8 -14 1
3 -11 0
3 -21 0

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DIVISION ONE

Brixton Old Boys P Faithfold A P


Hendon United B 2 Oakwood B 4
Maccabi London Lions B 3 Scrabble 3
London Lions B
NL Raiders B
Redbridge B
Scrabble
Oakwood B
Hendon United B
Finchley City FC
Los Blancos
Faithfold A
Brixton Old Boys
Athletic Bilbaum

P
6
5
4
4
4
5
4
6
4
3
5

W
5
4
4
2
2
2
2
2
1
0
0

D
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

L
0
1
0
1
2
3
2
4
3
3
5

F Dif Pts
24 16 16
20 9 12
13 9 12
8 1 7
11 3 6
14 2 6
11 0 6
11 -3 6
9 -9 3
2 -13 0
3 -15 0

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GIDEON RABSTEIN (MILL HILL DONS)


Debutant pulled off a superb penalty
save

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


SAM RANK (REDBRDGE B)
A cricket score was asked for and we
delivered.

SUNDAYS FIXTURES:

Division One:
Faithfold A vs Oakwood B
Finchley City vs Hendon United B
London Lions B vs Athletic Bilbaum

9 Goals:
Liron Mannie (North London Raiders A)
Jonti Aremband (RC UK FC)
8 Goals:
Zac Lewis (Hendon United A)
Adam Ellis (Hendon United B)
Joshua Bloom (Maccabi London Lions B)
7 Goals:
Jeff Gotch (Catford & Bromley)
Max Martin (LEquipe)

Peter Morrison Trophy Carl Dobrin (Redbridge B) MGBSFL Premier Division Matt
Stock (NL Raiders A) Division Two Jeff Gotch (Catford & Bromley), Richard Fogelman
4, Chaim Bordon 4 (both Faithfold B) Herts Senior League Premier Division James
Gershfield (London Lions) Watford Friendly League U16 Jonah Weiniger 4 (Hendon)
U15 Ryan Lipman (North West London Jets) U14 Jake Greenfield (Brady Maccabi
Red) U12 Zane Appleton-Fidler, Josh Tapnack (both Maccabi London Lions White)
Daniel Neville (Hendon White)

RESULTS

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Watch highlights of the
Division Two clash between::
Catford & Bromley VS
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Watford Friendly League: U18 Blue Division Brady Maccabi Blue 2 Enfield Town 2
Green Division Alexandra Park East 4 Brady Maccabi Red 1 U16 Hendon 8 Olympiacos
0, AC Finchley 3 Maccabi London Lions White 4 White Division Brady Maccabi Blue 4
Edmonton Bears 2 Green Division Brady Maccabi Red 3 Hinton and Finchley Revolution
2 U15 Croxley 2 Maccabi London Lions White 3, Olympiacos Youth 7 Maccabi London
Lions Blue 1 Green Division Brady Maccabi Black 4 Hinton and Finchley Revolution 1
White Division Harvesters South 5 Brady Maccabi Blue 0 Yellow Division North West
London Jets 6 St Gregorys United 1 U14 AC Finchley North 0 Maccabi London Lions
White 4, Maccabi London Lions Blue 0 Edmonton Rangers 0 Green Division Brady
Maccabi Red 6 St Albans Rangers Zelos 0, Hendon United 2 Brady Maccabi White 1
U13 Hendon United 0 Maccabi London Lions White 4, Whetstone Wanderers 0 Maccabi
London Lions Blue 1 White Division AC Finchley West 7 Brady Macacbi Red 0 Challenge
Cup Second Round Brady Maccabi White 3 Enfield Town 1 U12 Hendon White 9 HMH
Bears 0, Colney Heath 2 Maccabi London Lions White 9, Colney Heath 5 Maccabi London
Lions Blue 0, Maccabi London Lions Green 1 Borehamwood Youth 2 Yellow Division
HMH Galaxy 2 Brady Maccabi Red 1, HMH Juniors 7 Brady Maccabi White 7 Green
Division Hadley Wood and Wingate Falcons 2 Brady Maccabi Blue 1

MGB(S)F/MASTERS
WINGATE/LONDON LIONS

HERTFORDSHIRE
SENIOR LEAGUE
PREMIER DIVISION

London Lions 6 Evergreen 0


London Lions
Bushey Sports Club
Belstone
Standon & Puck
Bovingdon
Sandridge Rovers
Letchworth
Wormley Rovers
Ware Sports
Knebworth
Buntingford Town
Hatfield Social
Chipperfield
Evergreen
Cuffley
Sarratt

P W D
11 11 0
10 8 1
9 7 2
12 7 1
11 7 0
10 6 1
12 5 3
10 5 2
12 5 2
11 3 2
11 3 1
10 2 2
11 2 1
10 2 1
9 1 1
11 0 2

L
0
1
0
4
4
3
4
3
5
6
7
6
8
7
7
9

F Dif Pts
45 35 33
33 22 25
28 16 23
34 5 22
36 10 21
15 7 19
27 10 18
18 1 17
28 -3 17
19 -6 11
20 -11 10
18 -26 8
29 -7 7
15 -20 7
17 -10 4
9 -23 2

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MMFL DOUBLE
O SEVEN
MANAGEMENT DIV 1
NL Raiders
London Lions A
Chigwell
Brady Maccabi A
Scrabble
HMH

P
4
4
3
4
5
4

WD
4 0
2 1
2 0
2 0
1 1
0 0

GARSTON
VETS LEAGUE

Herts County Cup


London Lions Garston 3 Knebworth 0

L Dif Pts
0 10 12
1 2 7
1 3 6
2 -4 6
3 -6 4
4 -5 0

London Maccabi
North Greenford
Colney Heath
Winchmore Hill
Abbey F.C.
Garston
FC Deportivo Galicia
Latymer Old Boys

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MMFL DOUBLE
O SEVEN
MANAGEMENT DIV 2

P
2
2
2
1
4
2
1
2

WDL
2 0 0
2 0 0
1 1 0
1 0 0
1 0 3
0 1 1
0 0 1
0 0 2

Dif Pts
13 6
6 6
4 4
2 3
-7 3
-5 1
-5 0
-8 0

ISRAELI
LIGAT HAAL

Hendon Harriers 4 Temple Fortune 6


Marshside 3 Glenthorne 2
St Johns Wood Tigers 0 London Lions B 1
P W D L Dif Pts
St Johns Wood
6 4 0 2 13 12
London Lions B
4 4 0 0 12 12
Glenthorne
5 3 0 2 3 9
Temple Fortune
5 3 0 2 0 9
Marshside
5 2 1 2 -4 7
EDRS Stonegrove 3 1 1 1 3 4
Brady Maccabi B 4 0 0 4 -12 0
Hendon Harriers
4 0 0 4 -15 0
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P W D L F Dif Pts
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 8 6 1 1 18 15 19
Mac Petach-Tikva 8 5 2 1 14 3 17
Maccabi Tel-Aviv 8 5 1 2 18 10 16
Maccabi Haifa
8 4 3 1 13 8 15
Beitar Jerusalem 8 2 5 1 12 0 11
Bnei Sakhnin
8 3 2 3 7 -4 11
Hapoel Haifa
8 3 0 5 12 0 9
Hapoel Raanana 8 2 3 3 5 -2 9
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
8 2 3 3 8 -4 9
Hap Kiryat Shmona 8 1 5 2 9 -2 8
Hapoel Kfar-Saba 8 2 2 4 7 -3 8
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv8 1 4 3 8 -6 7
Hapoel Ashkelon 8 1 3 4 4 -10 6
FC Ashdod
8 0 4 4 4 -5 4
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6
7
8
9

1 DAVID SIMNOCK

5 ADAM NEWMAN

9 BEN ELLIS

2 SCOTT MCKENZIE

6 DANIEL SELIGMAN

10 JEFF GOTCH

3 GRANT BATES

7 YEHUDA KORMAN

4 ELLIOT JACKSON

8 HARRY MOSS

NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B


Was flawless as he pulled off several
super saves to keep a clean sheet and
help his side thorough in the cup

10

1
4

10 Goals:
Reiss Mogilner (Brady Maccabi)
Avi Markiewicz (RC UK FC)

P W D L F Dif Pts
Leiston
14 9 5 0 39 20 32
Needham Market 16 9 5 2 29 9 32
Bognor Regis Town15 9 3 3 28 14 30
Havant & Water 14 9 3 2 28 13 30
Dulwich Hamlet 17 6 6 5 33 4 24
Tonbridge Angels 12 7 2 3 17 2 23
Harlow Town
17 7 2 8 27 -3 23
Worthing
16 7 2 7 27 -4 23
Billericay Town 14 6 4 4 21 6 22
Staines Town
16 6 4 6 25 1 22
Lowestoft Town 16 5 6 5 24 3 21
Enfield Town
15 5 5 5 25 9 20
Wingate & Finchley14 6 2 6 17 -2 20
Kingstonian
17 6 2 9 25 -3 20
AFC Sudbury
15 5 3 7 25 1 18
Burgess Hill Town 13 4 6 3 19 -1 18
Merstham
14 4 5 5 27 6 17
Folkestone Invicta 15 4 4 7 20 -6 16
Harrow Borough 13 4 3 6 13 -5 15
Leatherhead
17 3 6 8 24 -8 15
Hendon
14 3 5 6 18 -13 14
Canvey Island
12 3 4 5 20 -5 13
Grays Athletic
16 2 5 9 17 -22 11
Metropolitan Police16 2 4 10 16 -16 10
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HAT-TRICK HEROES

Division Two:
FC Team B vs Real Hendon
Mill Hill Dons vs Faithfold B
RC UK FC vs Boca Jewniors
Redbridge C vs NL Raiders C
Temple Fortune vs LEquipe

TEAM OF THE WEEK

FA Trophy First Qualifying Round:


Grays Athletic 1 Wingate & Finchey 1
Wingate & Finchley 2 Grays Athletic 0 (R)

17 Goals:
Richard Fogelman (Faithfold B)

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Catford & Bromley 4 Temple Fortune 4


Faithfold B 9 Boca Jewniors 1
LEquipe 4 RC UK FC 2
NL Raiders C 2 Mill Hill Dons 3
Real Hendon 3 Hertswood Vale 1

RYMAN LEAGUE
PREMIER DIVISION

6 Goals:
James Mandell (LEquipe)

Premier Division:
Oakwood A vs NL Raiders A
Woodford Wanderers vs SPEC FC

DIVISION TWO

P W D L F Dif Pts
LEquipe
5 5 0 0 23 17 15
Catford & Bromley 6 4 1 1 25 17 13
Faithfold B
6 4 0 2 25 10 12
Redbridge C
5 4 0 1 15 9 12
Temple Fortune 6 3 2 1 16 1 11
RC UK FC
5 2 1 2 19 8 7
NL Raiders C
6 2 0 4 18 5 6
Real Hendon
4 2 0 2 7 -3 6
Mill Hill Dons
6 2 0 4 10 -19 6
FC Team B
5 1 0 4 4 -13 3
Hertswood Vale 5 0 0 5 4 -13 0
Boca Jewniors
3 0 0 3 3 -19 0
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MGBFL
GOALSCORERS

2016/2017 SEASON

11

REDBRIDGE B
Superb at left-back, was strong
defensively and always a threat going
forward

LEQUIPE
Was simply outstanding, brilliantly led
the line as he won every header and
challenge

OAKWOOD A
Gave a solid performance at centreback, in what was his first appearance
for the As this season

SCRABBLE
Gave a massive defensive performance,
highlighted by how the game changed
once he was forced off with an injury

OAKWOOD B
May not have got on the scoresheet,
but put in a smart performance at both
left and centre-midfield

HENDON UNITED A
Slowly but surely finding his best form
put in an excellent all-round skillful
performance

MILL HILL DONS


Dropped back into midfield and
controlled the game, won numerous
tackles throughout

NL RAIDER A
A super individual performance, back
to full fitness and showed his quality.
Scored two and created three
CATFORD & BROMLEY
Player-manager led by example, his
hat-trick including a stunning third
earning the Cats a point

11 RICHARD FOGELMAN

FAITHFOLD B
Scored four despite playing through
an injury, another display of him
being at his clinical best

PLAYER OF THE WEEK


GRANT BATES
LEquipe

MANAGER OF THE WEEK


NICHOLAS STERN
LEquipe

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3 November 2016

Sport / Cats purring/ Grant plot

Cat burglars!
Smash-and-grab sees Catford sneak
two late goals in thrilling 4-4 draw
By Andrew Sherwood
andrews@thejngroup.com
@JewishNewsUK

Catford & Bromley playermanager Jeff Gotch said his


side will be fighting for the
Division Two title after he
saw them score twice in the
last five minutes to salvage
a 4-4 draw against Temple
Fortune.
Leading by example, the
striker scored a hat-trick,
though it was snatching

Photo by Amy Leigh

Catfords Lawrence Bloom takes


on Fortunes Eshad Rahiv

a draw in the last minute


which left him with a smile
on his face. Gotch (pictured)
said: Im pleased with how
we responded and finished,
although not so pleased with
how we performed in the first
70 minutes, but I take a lot of
positives out of the game.
Trailing 0-1, 1-3 and then 2-4,
Danny Yeshuas last-gasp strike
earned them an unlikely point,
with Gotch saying: It wasnt
our best performance and credit
to Fortune, they looked a decent
team. But four wins, one draw
and one defeat is a great start for
us and trust me, well be fighting
till the end, I can promise that!
Jordan Sharifias first half
double, along with strikes from
Brett Stead and Rob Jay seemed
to have earned Fortune the win.
Assistant manager
Lee Fegan said:
It hurts [to not
win] but there
are positives we
can take away
from the game. We
played very well

Fans arrested over Grant attack plot


Egyptian Security Forces have arrested football
supporters who were plotting to attack Israeli coach
Avram Grant during his Ghana teams trip to Egypt
for a World Cup qualifer.
A member of the Egyption Football Association said
supporters had planned to hurt him with several attacks
of chants, adding: They dont want him to come to Egypt
because people dont like him around.
However, they did deny they had agreed with their
Ghanaian counterparts to increase security for the game,
which is being held at the 75,000-capacity Borg Al Arab
Stadium in Alexandria on 13 November.
Egyptian Football Association executive director,
Tharwat Sweilam, said: Ghana is a normal team just like any
other opponents that visit Egypt.
We dont care about the nationality of their manager
[Avram Grant] or any other thing. We know well the capabilities of our security forces and their ability to guard any
national team.
We dont want to dispel our concentration, we know
what Ghana are attempting to do, but we dont want to keep

Grant takes his Ghana side to Egypt for a World Cup qualifier

reiterating these statements in the media.


The most important thing for us is winning against
Ghana in order to move closer towardsWorld Cup qualification after the qualifiers.

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for large parts of the game and


looked very much in control,
but unfortunately we just didnt
capitalise on the clear-cut
chances we created which came
back to haunt us.
Manager Simon Linden, who
wasnt at the game, admitted he
was gutted when he heard how
the game panned out, but was
more positive on the start his
side have made to the season.
He said: I think its been a
good start on the whole. Weve
only lost one from six and the
fixtures havent been that kind.
Im confident there is a lot more
to come from us. If you look at
both the RC UK and Catford
games, we have unfortunately
let a two-goal lead slip twice
against two title challengers
we could be sitting at the top of
the pack.

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