Shalom Life | October 30, 2014

Rioting in London threatens Jewish communities

Day 3 of the London riots brings threats to the city's largest Jewish community

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 9th, 2011 in News » World

Rioting in London threatens Jewish communities

It is now Day 3 of the London riots. Gas stations have been closed. Blackberry is considering shutting down service as rioters are using BBM’s to communicate with one another. Deaths have been confirmed and there is no end in sight.

On Tuesday, the members of Stamford Hill, a large Jewish community in London, were warned against walking the streets alone and were instructed to be extra careful when going to Synagogue for Tisha B’Av.

Arutz Sheva was contacted by a Jewish London resident to inform them that Jewish businessman and professionals are not able to travel to nearby offices due to overcrowding and looting. She shared that although the riots haven’t reached Stamford Hill yet, they have reached to a neighbouring community that houses thousands of Orthodox Jews.

Police are desperately trying to regain control. The Government has ordered the police presence be almost tripled- from six thousand to sixteen thousand. The police managed to stop a riot from getting out of control in Golders Green, another Jewish community.

Prime Minister David Cameron has asked the House of Commons to break from summer vacation to attend an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the goings-on and organize an effective plan to cease rioting.

Anti-Semitism has been added to the reports as well. The London Guardian pointed out that several hareidi religious Jews attended one of the riots, while the newspaper did not single out any other religious groups.

Israel's Latest Campaign Is A 7-Part Japanese Anime Series [VIDEO] Israel's Latest Campaign Is A 7-Part Japanese Anime Series [VIDEO] Trending‘It Doesn’t End Tonight,’ Says Ari Goldkind After Finishing Fourth in Toronto’s Mayoral Election ‘It Doesn’t End Tonight,’ Says Ari Goldkind After Finishing Fourth in Toronto’s Mayoral Election TrendingTel Aviv Named One of the World’s Top Culinary Cities Tel Aviv Named One of the World’s Top Culinary Cities Trending
 

Haaretz Publish Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu as Pilot Behind 9/11 Attacks

October 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Haaretz Publish Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu as Pilot Behind 9/11 Attacks

Twitter responds, naturally, with outrage

Read More

Gaza Video Game Encourages the Use of Weapons Against Israel [VIDEO]

October 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Gaza Video Game Encourages the Use of Weapons Against Israel [VIDEO]

'The Liberation of Palestine' encourages the "spirit of resistance" in "Palestinian boys and girls"

Read More

German Teens Share Their Love for Hitler, A "Fantastic" Guy, on WhatsApp

October 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
German Teens Share Their Love for Hitler, A "Fantastic" Guy, on WhatsApp

Police are currently investigating a Hitler fan club created amongst students from Leipzig, where they share anti-Semitic jokes and slogans

Read More

Police Kill Suspect in Shooting of Right-Wing Activist in Jerusalem

October 30, 2014 | By Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Police Kill Suspect in Shooting of Right-Wing Activist in Jerusalem

Suspect involved in shooting attack of Rabbi Yehuda Glick at Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem named as Muataz Hijazi, former Palestinian prisoner and Islamic Jihad member

Read More

Dafy Haiga Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls

October 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Dafy Haiga Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls

The photographer's latest work, 'Israeli Girls', captures the uniqueness and personality of her subjects

Read More

Israeli Company Reinvents Deodorant

October 29, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
Israeli Company Reinvents Deodorant

ClickStick has raised nearly half of their goal towards marketing their electric, eco-friendly deodorant

Read More

11th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show in Toronto to Raise Funds for Kids with Special Needs

October 29, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
11th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show in Toronto to Raise Funds for Kids with Special Needs

Will feature TV personality Jeanne Beker, partners with Shops at Hazelton Lanes and the Park Hyatt

Read More

‘American Gigolo’ is Being Adapted For Television

October 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
‘American Gigolo’ is Being Adapted For Television

Paul Schrader and Jerry Bruckheimer are on board for the new take

Read More

More Headlines