Israel news

Pregnant woman stabbed in attack inside settlement

By JC Reporter, January 18, 2016

A pregnant Israel woman has been wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Tekoa, in Gush Etzion, according to reports.

The attack took place in a warehouse inside the settlement and the assailant was shot dead at the scene.


Hunt on for killer of Dafna, slain at home in front of children

By JC Reporter, January 18, 2016

Security forces are seeking the killer of Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six, who was murdered at her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel on Sunday.

Mrs Meir wrestled with the attacker to protect the three of her children who were in the home during the attack.

The stabber fled the scene before he could reach the children.


Aliyah from Western Europe highest ever

By JC Reporter, January 14, 2016

Jewish immigration to Israel from Western Europe has reached an all-time high according to figures released today.

The Jewish Agency revealed on Thursday that 9,880 Western European Jews made aliyah in 2015 – the highest number ever recorded.


Wallstrom calls for probe into killing of terrorists

January 14, 2016

Yet another provocative statement by Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom brought angry responses from Jerusalem this week.

On Tuesday, she said that there was a need for an investigation into "extrajudicial" killings of Palestinians by Israelis during the recent terror wave.


Land-sale 'informer' storm

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 14, 2016

The Israeli human rights community and the radical left are in an uproar over a TV report in which a veteran Israeli campaigner for Palestinian rights is seen taking pride in telling the Palestinian Authority about Arabs selling land to Israelis - information that was likely to lead to their execution.


Bibi runs against himself in Likud race

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 14, 2016

Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to secure his leadership of the Likud for the next seven years may have turned out to be too successful.


Former Israeli president Shimon Peres hospitalised after heart attack

By Jessica Weinstein, January 14, 2016

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres was admitted to hospital on Thursday morning after experiencing chest pains.

The 92-year-old is reportedly now in a “stable condition” following an operation - a cardiac catheterisation - after doctors discovered a narrowed artery in his heart.


Facebook shuts down 'Stop Palestinians' group but rules identical 'Stop Israelis' page doesn't violate rules

By Josh Jackman, January 12, 2016

Deri returns to the scene of crime, 22 years later

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 12, 2016

Twenty-two years after an indictment forced him to leave the Interior Ministry, Aryeh Deri, the first Israeli minister to serve time for bribe-taking, was reappointed Interior Minister on Sunday.

The leader of Shas was poised to return to the powerful ministry last year when Benjamin Netanyahu formed his new government — but, at the last minute, took the Economics Ministry instead.


Israeli company creates robot suitcase that follows you

By Josh Jackman, January 11, 2016

An Israeli start-up has created a suitcase that can follow you around.

NUA Robotics’ invention uses Bluetooth to shadow you - or more specifically, your smartphone - wherever you go, meaning there is no need to carry or even keep an eye on your luggage.