Israel news

Report: Israeli intelligence tipped off UK about Sinai flight danger

By Orlando Radice, November 9, 2015

A US diplomatic source is reported to have said that Israeli intelligence prompted Britain to cancel all flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula last week.

Israeli officials declined to comment on the report by CNN.


Boris pokes fun at David Cameron with Tel Aviv pig joke

By Noga Tarnopolsky , November 9, 2015

In a speech he is expected to deliver tonight in Tel Aviv, London Mayor Boris Johnson will poke some fun at his erstwhile Conservative Party rival, Prime Minister David Cameron.


Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai offers Boris some political tips

By Noga Tarnopolsky , November 9, 2015

London Mayor Boris Johnson received some unsolicited professional council on his first official visit to Israel. His host, the ambitious Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, whispered that “mayoral experience is important before becoming prime minister”.


Boris urges even closer high-tech links as he kicks off Holy Land tour

By JC Reporter, November 9, 2015

Boris Johnson opened the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange today to mark the beginning of his three-day trade mission to Israel.


Netanyahu aide who called Obama antisemitic keeps his post

By Orlando Radice, November 6, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to reconsider his recent appointment of a communications chief who accused US President Barack Obama of being antisemitic.


Boris Johnson to play football with Arab and Jewish children while in Israel

By Naomi Firsht, November 6, 2015

London Mayor Boris Johnson will take part in a kick-about with young Arabs and Israelis, meet former president Shimon Peres and visit Yad Vashem in a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week.

During the three-day trade mission, starting on Monday, Mr Johnson will visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah.


Israel in last-minute fight to ward off EU labelling

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 5, 2015

Israel is waging a diplomatic battle to try to prevent the publication next week of Europe-wide guidelines on labelling goods made in the settlements.

While the precise wording of the guidelines is still not clear and may not be completed until hours before the document is published, Israeli politicians and diplomats see any new directive as a setback.


Charedi paper writes: 'Please don't kill us'

By Nathan Jeffay, November 5, 2015

A Charedi newspaper has sparked outrage by appealing in Arabic for terrorists to leave the strictly Orthodox alone.


EU to release settlement product labelling guidelines ‘next week’

By JC Reporter, November 3, 2015

The European Union is expected to release new guidelines on the labelling of products from West Bank settlements that are sold in European shops next week.

The guidelines are expected to be released on 11 November. However, nobody outside of a limited group of EU officials in Brussels appears to have any detail on their contents.


Israeli man in his 70s hurt in Netanya stabbing

By JC Reporter, November 2, 2015

A 70 year-old man was stabbed in Netanya on Monday by a Palestinian man.

According to reports the man was standing in the street, when suddenly he felt himself being struck in the back. He was seriously wounded and evacuated to the nearby Laniado hospital.