Israel news

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.

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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.

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Palestinian teenagers arrested in early morning raids

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2015

At least seven Palestinian teenagers have been detained by Israeli authorities after door-to-door raids were carried out on homes in East Jerusalem in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Israeli who stabbed a Jew he mistook for an Arab charged with attempted murder

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2015

An Israeli man has been charged with attempted murder, after he allegedly stabbed a Jew he mistook for an Arab.

Shlomo Pinto, from the north of Israel, has been accused of stabbing Uriel Razkan in Haifa, after mistaking him for an Arab. Mr Razkan was said to be “moderately injured” as a result of the stabbing in his upper torso.

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Bibi makes second attempt to undo Holocaust gaffe

By JC Reporter, October 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made another attempt to distance himself from his recent gaffe in which he suggested that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, persuaded Adolf Hitler to exterminate Europe’s Jews.

In a post on his official Facebook page uploaded on Friday, Mr Netanyahu said that he wished to “clarify” the mufti’s relationship with the Nazis.

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So how do you beef up security on Israel's streets? Meet the heavy mob

By Nissan Tzur, October 30, 2015

A leading Polish security company has offered to fly its top 100 bodyguards to Israel following the recent wave of terror attacks.

Beniamin Krasicki, owner of City Security, made the offer in a letter to Israel's Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan.

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Two yeshiva students attacked in Jerusalem

By JC Reporter, October 30, 2015

Two yeshiva students in their early 20s were injured in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon.

One of the students - believed to be an American citizen - was stabbed in the chest by an assailant armed with a knife. The second victim was shot in the leg by police who were trying to stop the attacker.

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'I love Israel, I think it is a great, great country' says Israeli Film Festival winner Helen Mirren

By JC Reporter, October 30, 2015

Helen Mirren described Israel as “a great, great country” this week at the 29th Israeli Film Festival, where she was awarded the Career Achievement Award.

Upon receiving the award at the event on Wednesday in Beverley Hills, she spoke about her “love [for] Israel” and the impact it had had on her career.

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Facebook is 'fanning the flames of the intifada' says action group's lawyer

By Nathan Jeffay, October 29, 2015

A group of 20,000 Israelis is suing Facebook for failing to clamp down on online incitement by Palestinian extremists, in a case that could have a profound impact on the way the social network operates.

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Being a Jew in the jungle? I loved it (and lost weight)

By Sandy Rashty, October 29, 2015

A London-born woman is set to appear on an Israeli reality television series that airs this weekend.

Lisa Shurkin, 36, who made aliyah in 2005, will be seen taking part in the Israeli version of Survivor, which is based on the American game show.

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