Israel news

Over the moon: Israeli team leads lunar race

By Marcus Dysch, October 14, 2015

It was another small step in what Israeli scientists hope will be a giant leap for the country's intergalactic intentions.

The SpaceIL project, which hopes to put a robot on the moon, has signed a deal with a company that will provide a launcher for its small, unmanned spacecraft.


Oil find could revolutionise Israeli energy

October 14, 2015

The discovery of huge oil reserves in Israel could transform the country's energy policy, turning it into a mass-producer of billions of barrels of oil.

The Israeli subsidiary of an American company made a significant breakthrough in the Golan Heights, close to the border with Syria, last week - leading experts to label the find as "game-changing".


Attackers shot as terror continues in Jerusalem

By Naomi Firsht and Rosa Doherty, October 14, 2015

A Palestinian attacker has been shot and killed after an attempted stabbing in Jerusalem.

According to Israel Police the knife-wielding Palestinian ran towards a security guard who was protecting a family going through the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City.

Officers saw the knife and shot him. No other injuries were reported.


Israeli security cabinet authorises new measures aimed at curbing Palestinian violence

By JC Reporter, October 14, 2015

Israel’s government has authorised security measures to combat the violence sweeping the country.

Soldiers will be deployed on public transport and police will have powers to seal off East Jerusalem and impose a curfew.

Authorities will be able to demolish homes of Palestinians who have been involved in attacks.


Major terror attacks in Israel leave three dead, more than a dozen injured

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2015

● Two killed and at least 16 wounded in Jerusalem bus attack in Armon Hanatziv, in a combined shooting and stabbing attack by two terrorists

● One man killed and several — two or three — wounded on Malchei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem, in car ramming attack

● One person seriously wounded and two injured in Ra’anana stabbing


Israeli teenager injured in stab attack as violence continues

By Rosa Doherty, October 12, 2015

A teenager was the latest Israeli to be stabbed as violent attacks continued across the country.

The victim, thought to be aged 13, was knifed in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighbourhood of Jerusalem while riding his bike. He is said to be in a serious condition.

A second man, aged 20, was also stabbed during the incident at around 3pm local time.


Terrorists killed after latest attacks in Jerusalem

By JC Reporter, October 12, 2015

A terrorist has been killed in Jerusalem’s Old City after he attempted to stab an Israeli police office.

The incident on Monday morning followed a weekend of spiralling violence across Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The attack, near the Lion’s Gate entrance to the city, took place after the man approached the area and was asked by police to take his hands out of his pockets.


Four stabbed by Israeli Arab in Hadera attack

By JC Reporter, October 11, 2015

Four people were stabbed, one critically, by an Israeli Arab near Gan Shmuel, in the Hadera area, on Sunday evening.The attacker, aged 20, tried to run his car into people waiting at a bus stop. He then got out and started stabbing them. He was captured by police.


Five Palestinians killed during clashes with Israeli forces near Gaza border

By JC Reporter, October 9, 2015

Reports of five Palestinians killed and nearly 20 wounded, with the death toll rising, during clashes with Israeli forces near the Gaza border fence, as the IDF opened fire on protesters on Friday afternoon.


Mother of stabbed Israeli says peace is not possible

By Shira Rubin, October 8, 2015

Odel Bennett was walking through Jerusalem's Old City last Saturday when she and her husband, Aharon, were set upon by a Palestinian armed with a blade.

Minutes later, Mrs Bennett found herself running down an alley with a knife stuck in the base of her neck, desperately seeking help.

But the help never came, she told Israel's Channel 2 in an interview from her hospital bed.