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Likud's Oren Hazan mocks disabled MK

November 26, 2015

Likud MK Oren Hazan has come under fire for mocking an opposition politician's physical disability.

During a vote on the universal draft law on Tuesday, Mr Hazan shouted at wheelchair-bound Yesh Atid MK Karin Elharar: "Need Issawi to help you?"


Canabis gets start-ups buzzing in Tel Aviv

By Nathan Jeffay, November 26, 2015

Moves are under way to harness the push by Israeli start-ups to revolutionise the cannabis industry.

A conference of 750 people, the International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation, will take place in Tel Aviv in March, with participants from America, Australia, the UK, Finland and elsewhere. It is being organised by iCAN, a new company established to boost cannabis innovation.


Taking Israel to ICC would 'exculpate' terror backers

By Sandy Rashty, November 26, 2015

Leading human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler has condemned the ongoing campaign to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court as a discriminatory move that undermines the principles of the tribunal.


Knifed in the heart: gap-year girl who always wanted to be a mum

By Nathan Jeffay, November 24, 2015

A few months ago, during her post-national service adventure in India, Hadar Buchris stayed at the Chabad House in Pushkar.
Shimshon Goldstein, Chabad’s emissary in the Rajasthan town, said that Hadar took care of his son, Shilo, and told him: “I will be a mother.”

But on Sunday, Ms Buchris, 21, was murdered by a terrorist who stabbed her in the head, chest and near her heart.


Car ramming in West Bank leaves four Israelis wounded

By JC Reporter, November 24, 2015

Four Israelis were wounded in a car ramming in the West Bank on Tuesday morning.

The men, three IDF soldiers and one border police officer, all in their 20s, were standing at the Tapuah Junction when the assailant rammed his car into the group.

The driver was shot and injured on site and will be taken in for questioning once released from hospital.


Scissor stabbing attack in Jerusalem market

By JC Reporter, November 23, 2015

Two women used scissor to attack shoppers at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market on Monday morning, police have said.

One person was lightly wounded, according Magen David Adom – a 27-year-old man who was slashed on the hand.

Security forces reportedly shot one of the attackers and captured the second.


Israeli woman dies after stabbing attack

By JCReporter, November 22, 2015

An Israeli woman who was stabbed this afternoon at the Gush Etzion Junction on the West Bank has died of her wounds, according to the Times of Israel.

The woman, said to be in her 20s, was given emergency treatment at the scene but was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Jerusalem.

Her attacker was shot dead by security forces.


Israelis remove Jennifer Lawrence from Hunger Games poster to avoid offending Charedim

By JC Reporter, November 20, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence - star of the Hunger Games films - has been removed from posters advertising the release of the latest episode of the franchise in some parts of Israel.


How Israel deals with its own refugee dilemma

By Nathan Jeffay, November 20, 2015

When night falls and most of the green spaces in Tel Aviv empty out, Lewinsky Park fills up. Men stand or sit around, some of them in circles, smoking and chatting. They talk mostly in Tigrinya and Arabic.

Lewinsky Park is the unofficial community centre of the thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese who have ended up in Tel Aviv.


Drive-by shooting attack in West Bank leaves six people injured and three dead

By JC Reporter, November 19, 2015

A drive-by shooting has been reported in the Etzion Bloc of the West Bank.

Three people are dead and at least six people are injured after the attack near the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut, according to reports.

One person is in a critical condition, while several of those injured are reported to be foreign nationals who were touring the area.