Israel news

Israeli woman injured in stone-throwing attack and attempted kidnapping

By Daniel Sugarman, July 8, 2016

An Israeli woman has been injured after stone-throwing caused her to lose control of her car.


New dawn in Africa-Israel ties

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 7, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to four African nations this week was both a personal pilgrimage and a further sign of Israel's attempts to broaden its strategic ties beyond its traditional Western allies.


Where to invest in a crisis? Israel

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

Izzy Tapoohi, the president of Israel Bonds, is in a win-win situation, and would like you to join him.

His organisation raises over $1.1 bn every year for Israel from around two million investors, a sum he aims to increase to $1.5 bn in the next couple of years.

And when the country suffers some sort of economic or geopolitical crisis, demand for his product actually rises.


Netanyahu faces new investigation

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 7, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a new police investigation into fresh claims that he received funds from abroad.

No other information has yet emerged about the probe which, according to two of Israel's most prominent investigative journalists, has been going on for at least a month. No official source has confirmed its existence.


Netanyahu was given Auschwitz blueprint ‘to be smuggled out of Germany’

By JC Reporter, July 6, 2016

Original blueprints for the Auschwitz death camp were smuggled illegally out of Germany by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seven years ago, it has been claimed.


Bomb scare on El Al flight

By JC Reporter, July 5, 2016

An El Al flight from New York has landed safely in Tel Aviv after a bomb scare.

Two Swiss warplanes were scrambled to escort the Boeing 747 to Israel, where it landed on schedule, after aviation authorities had received an "anonymous tip about a bomb inside an airplane kitchenette" on board flight LY002.


Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan accuses Mark Zuckerberg of having ‘blood on his hands’ over online hate

By Daniel Sugarman, July 4, 2016

The Israeli Minister responsible for public safety has strongly criticised both Facebook and its Jewish founder Mark Zuckerberg for allowing the spread of online hatred among young Palestinians.

Gilad Erdan said that the social media platform, used by 1.65 billion worldwide users every month , was undermining the work of the Israeli police by withholding information on terror threats.


IDF retaliates after rocket attack strikes Israeli kindergarten

By Josh Jackman, July 3, 2016

The IDF has responded to a rocket attack on a kindergarten in Sderot by hitting four military sites in Gaza.

Israeli pilots targeted “components of Hamas’s operational infrastructure,” IDF spokesman Peter Lerner reported.


Israeli dead after drive-by terror attack

By JC Reporter, July 1, 2016

An Israeli man has been shot dead in a terrorist attack south of Hebron.

The man had been travelling with his wife and two children, one of whom is a baby, when their car came under from a passing vehicle.

The baby was lightly injured, and the couple’s 14-year-old son was moderately wounded.

The family’s car flipped over due to the attack, close to Beit Hagai on Route 60.


Driven to suicide: Chasidic mum who became secular

By Nathan Jeffay, June 30, 2016

A mother was driven to suicide after her children rejected her over her decision to become secular.

"In this city I gave birth to my daughters, in this city I die because of my daughters," Esti Weinstein wrote in a note found next to her body, which was discovered in a locked car on a beach in Ashdod on Sunday.

Ms Weinstein, 50, left her life as a member of the Chasidic Gur sect eight years