Israel news

Israeli teenager stabbed in third recent terrorist attack

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

A Palestinian terrorist has stabbed an Israeli child at a petrol station near the Old City in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police reported that the 15-year-old victim was in a moderate condition at Shaare Zedek Hospital, and that officers had shot the assailant dead at the scene.


'Hundreds' of soldiers hunt for Palestinian gunmen who shot Israeli couple in West Bank

By JC Reporter, October 2, 2015

The IDF have deployed hundreds of soldiers in the West Bank in an attempt to find the Palestinian gunmen who killed an Israeli couple on Thursday night.

The couple, named as Eiran and Naama Henkin, aged in their 30s, were driving with their four young children between the settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh.


Bar Refaeli has a model wedding

October 1, 2015

Bar Refaeli, whose bikini-clad image was plastered all over the side of a passenger jet has reached for the skies again - this time trying to ban planes from flying over her wedding ceremony.

The Israeli supermodel married businessman Adi Ezra near Haifa last week but caused a row when she asked Israel's civil aviation authority to close airspace above the venue to keep out paparazzi.


Israelis in Greece to help refugees as the boats land

By Rosa Doherty, October 1, 2015

Israelis have been among the first to assist refugees who are fleeing war for the safety of Europe, and at the same time have strengthened ties between Jews and Muslims.

Fifteen IsraAid volunteers are working on the Greek island of Lesbos, where boatloads of people fleeing conflict in Syria, Libya and Afghanstan are arriving.


Sara Netanyahu in court over 'abusive rages'

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 1, 2015

A key witness in one of two civil cases against the Prime Minister's Office has accused Sara Netanyahu of assaulting and abusing her domestic employees.

Eti Chaim, a former cook in the prime minister's official residence in Jerusalem, told the regional labour court that Mrs Netanyahu repeatedly flew into drunken rages.


Israel gave UK rockets from own stockpile

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 30, 2015

Israel supplied guided missiles to UK forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in a last-minute deal that saved the lives of British troops.

In a highly unusual move, Israel sourced the Tammuz rockets from its own strategic stockpile in response to an urgent British request in 2007.


Christian schools in Israel to re-open after month-long strikes

By Naomi Firsht, September 27, 2015

Christian schools in Israel will re-open on Monday following strikes over funding.

Some 33,000 schoolchildren will return to class after almost a month off following a deal that was reached on Sunday morning between the Christian school council, which represents 47 schools, and the Education Ministry.


Bar Refaeli didn't get a no-fly zone for her wedding

By Jessica Weinstein, September 24, 2015

Israeli model Bar Refaeli married her businessman fiancé Adi Ezra on Thursday in a celebration reportedly taking place at the Carmel Forest Hotel.

But the wedding has not been without drama. Last Friday, Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority declared the airspace above the ceremony a no-fly zone.


Gaza hit by protests as rockets fired at Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 24, 2015

A wave of protests has rocked the Gaza Strip in recent days as hundreds of Palestinians have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the power cuts that have left most homes in the Strip with only a few hours of electricity a day.


We care for all Jerusalem residents says Jerusalem Foundation president

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2015

For almost half a century, the Jerusalem Foundation (JF) has been quietly working behind the scenes of life in Israel's capital, but the charity's new president is keen to bring its work into the public eye.

Italian businesswoman Yohanna Arbib Perugia wants the charity's work on Israeli-Arab coexistence and other socially orientated projects to boost the international image of Jerusalem.