Israel news

I saw off an armed Bedouin gang. Now I am shaping them into Israeli leaders

By Josh Jackman, January 8, 2016

Five years ago, Matan Yaffe was confronted by a gang of Bedouin youths, armed with metal bars and intent on stealing the motorbike he was riding through the Negev desert.

Today he is running a leadership programme for teens just like those who threatened him.


The Israeli invention that could save your marriage

By Josh Jackman, January 7, 2016

An Israeli company has raised more than £150,000 from members of the public for a new product that neutralises the sound of snoring.

Silent Partner is an electronic "smart patch" that sticks to either side of your nose and senses what your snore sounds like, then cancels out the noise with an inverted sound wave.


Douma arson suspects indicted

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 7, 2016

This week, five months after three members of the Dawabsheh family were murdered in an arson attack in the Palestinian West Bank village of Douma, indictments were served on two suspected perpetrators.


Journalist stabbed while testing stab-proof jacket

By Jessica Weinstein, January 7, 2016

An Israeli reporter has been accidentally stabbed – while demonstrating the power of a stab-proof vest.


Israel stays shtum over US ‘spying’ claims

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 6, 2016

The official Israeli response to allegations in the Wall Street Journal that President Barack Obama ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he discussed the nuclear deal with Iran has been muted.


Father of Tel Aviv shooting suspect arrested

By JC Reporter, January 5, 2016

The father of the man who allegedly carried out a shooting at a Tel Aviv bar last week has been arrested in connection with the attack.

Mohammed Melhem, father of 29-year-old Israeli Arab Nashat Milhem, was arrested on Tuesday along with five other family members on suspicion of being accessories to murder.


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.