Israel news

Israelis brace for Hizbollah revenge attack

By Sandy Rashty, January 21, 2015

Israeli civilians living in the north have been advised to stay in their homes today, after the region was put on high alert for a possible terrorist attack.


Four in critical condition after terrorist attack on Tel Aviv bus

By Charlotte Oliver, January 21, 2015

A Palestinian man stabbed 13 people on a bus in Tel Aviv early on Wednesday morning, Israeli police have confirmed.

At least four people were seriously hurt, and the rest wounded, when the knife-wielding man boarded the number 40 bus on Menachem Begin road in central Tel Aviv and attacked the driver and passengers.


Dieudonne to stand trial as France cracks down on hate

By JC Reporter, January 14, 2015

Antisemitic French comedian Dieudonne was arrested today over allegations that he “condoned terrorism” in a tweet about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office.

On Monday the comedian posted a Facebook message saying: "Tonight, as far as I'm concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly".


Victims of Paris supermarket attack buried in Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, January 13, 2015

The four Jews who were killed in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris were buried in Jerusalem today.

The funeral of Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada took place at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu and President Rivlin in attendance.

Relatives of the victims read kaddish and lit candles in their memory.


Paris siege victims being buried in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, January 13, 2015

The bodies of four Jews killed in the terrorist attack on a Parisian kosher supermarket last week are being buried in Israel today.

The funerals of Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada will take place in Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend.


How Israel won round one in the diplomatic war

January 8, 2015

As 2014 drew to a close, the assessment at the United Nations was that the Palestinians would postpone the vote on their proposal to set a fixed timetable for the establishment of an independent state.

The US had made it clear that they would vote against, meaning that even if Palestinian proposal received the necessary nine-nation majority, it would be vetoed.


Israeli bung investigation widens

January 8, 2015

The investigation into kickbacks and embezzlement of Israeli state funds, focusing mainly on members of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, took a bizarre turn this week.

It emerged that one of the central suspects, a former press adviser to party leader Avigdor Lieberman, disappeared six months ago in Ukraine and may have been killed.


Hamas member jailed for murder of three Israeli teens

By JC Reporter, January 6, 2015

A Palestinian man has been sentenced to three life sentences for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June last year.

The killings sparked a cycle of violence that led to a 50-day war with Hamas in Gaza.

Two other suspects in the murder were shot dead by Israeli security forces in September.


US signs deal to hold more weapons in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, December 22, 2014

President Barack Obama has signed an agreement that is set to strengthen US-Israel ties.

The United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, which was signed in Washington last Friday, confirms Israel’s status as a “major strategic partner” and America’s “unwavering support” for the country as a Jewish state.


Rocket from Gaza hits Israel

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2014

A rocket has been fired from Gaza to Israel for the third time since the ceasefire was announced this summer.

A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in the UK confirmed the attack via Twitter today.

The rocket landed in an open area in Eshkol, which is close to the Israel-Gaza border in the south.

No injuries have been reported.