Israel news

Two wounded in Jerusalem stabbing attack

By JC Reporter, January 4, 2016

Two people were lightly wounded in a stabbing attack on Jerusalem's Bar Lev Road on Monday afternoon. The assailant was shot at the scene.

MDA paramedics arrived on scene to treat the two victims who are reported to be a 20-year-old female and a 29-year-old man. They were both evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem. 


Tel Aviv gunman still on the run

By Josh Jackman, January 4, 2016

Police are still conducting a massive manhunt for the Tel Aviv gunman who killed two and wounded seven others in an attack on Friday.

An Israeli Arab called Nashat Milhem is believed to be the shooter who targeted a group celebrating a birthday, firing an automatic weapon before fleeing.


Former Israeli prime minister Olmert jailed for accepting bribe

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 29, 2015

Ehud Olmert is due to enter Maasiyahu prison on February 15 after the Supreme Court upheld one of his convictions for bribe-taking on Tuesday in Jerusalem.


With Daesh's warning, Israel senses that the relative calm may be ebbing

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 28, 2015

For the first time, Daesh is threatening to launch attacks on Israel.

In a rare speech published last weekend, the Islamic State’s “Caliph”, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is purported to have said: “The Jews thought we forgot about Palestine and they deflected our attention from it. Not at all. With Allah’s help we will not forget it.


High-tech group provides a model for co-existence

By Josh Jackman, December 27, 2015

Nazareth has become one of Israel's leading centres of high-tech innovation, with 700 Arab-Israeli engineers and hundreds of Jews streaming into the city every day for work.


Two Israelis die following Jaffa Gate stabbing attack

By JC Reporter, December 24, 2015

Two of three Israelis injured in a terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday have died on their wounds.

The stabbing attack, near the Old City’s Jaffa Gate, was carried out by two Palestinians, both of whom were shot by policewomen at the scene.

One of them was killed immediately and the other later succumbed to his wounds, police and paramedics said.


Israel praised in Arab world for being ‘more merciful to prisoners than Muslims’

By JC Reporter, December 23, 2015

A picture posted on Facebook by an Arab journalist comparing the condition of prisoners held in Syria with those jailed in Israel has sparked a wave of praise for the Jewish state from the Muslim world.


Political storm as NGOs accused of ‘aiding enemy’

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 22, 2015

A right-wing campaign against Israeli human rights groups and growing criticism from the same quarters of President Reuven Rivlin have erupted into a nationwide row.

Much of the storm has revolved around Mr Rivlin's appearance last Sunday as a speaker at a conference organised by Ha'aretz newspaper in New York.


Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom resigns over sex assault claims

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 21, 2015

With at least 13 women alleging he sexually assaulted them and former bodyguards claiming he had been pursuing improper relations with female subordinates, Interior Minister Silvan Shalom was left with little choice on Sunday night but to announce his resignation from public life.


IDF shells southern Lebanon after rocket attacks

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

The Israel Defence Forces have shelled southern Lebanon in response to a rocket fire attack on Israel.

IDF artillery units shelled targets in south Lebanon on Sunday after at least three rockets were fired into Israel.

At least one rocket landed in an open area near Nahariya, according to reports. There are no reports of injuries or damage.