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Israel on edge after IDF kills Hizbollah commander

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 22, 2015

An Israeli strike on a group of senior Hizbollah and Iranian officers could lead to an escalation on Israel's northern border, but for now seems to have wiped out a significant part of the Lebanese movement's military command.

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As election fight gets digital, Bibi still holds the ace card

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 22, 2015

Eight weeks to the elections in Israel and, while recent polls show Labour - or in its current incarnation with Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah, "The Zionist Camp" - with a small but constant lead of between one and four Knesset seats over Likud, Isaac Herzog still faces a rocky path to forming the next government.

The left-wing Zionist parties, Labour and Meretz, are currently polling together at around

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Ties with Asia blossom as Israel's EU rows rage

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 22, 2015

Israel's ties with the Far East are receiving a major boost just as its relations with Europe are becoming ever-more strained.

The arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Jerusalem on Sunday was just the latest sign of this trend.

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Multiple casualties after Tel Aviv stabbing spree

January 22, 2015

After a lull of a few weeks, terror attacks resumed in Israel on Wednesday morning when a Palestinian from the West Bank town of Tulkarm boarded a bus in central Tel Aviv and began stabbing the driver and passengers. Eleven commuters and the driver were wounded, four of them in a severe condition.

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Israel prepares legal and diplomatic push to fight off ICC threat

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 22, 2015

Israel is planning a diplomatic and a legal battle against the decision by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to examine allegations that its soldiers committed war crimes in Gaza last summer.

Last Friday, the office of the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that she had a opened "preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine".

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Israelis brace for Hizbollah revenge attack

By Sandy Rashty, January 21, 2015

Israeli civilians living in the north have been advised to stay in their homes today, after the region was put on high alert for a possible terrorist attack.

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Four in critical condition after terrorist attack on Tel Aviv bus

By Charlotte Oliver, January 21, 2015

A Palestinian man stabbed 13 people on a bus in Tel Aviv early on Wednesday morning, Israeli police have confirmed.

At least four people were seriously hurt, and the rest wounded, when the knife-wielding man boarded the number 40 bus on Menachem Begin road in central Tel Aviv and attacked the driver and passengers.

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Dieudonne to stand trial as France cracks down on hate

By JC Reporter, January 14, 2015

Antisemitic French comedian Dieudonne was arrested today over allegations that he “condoned terrorism” in a tweet about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office.

On Monday the comedian posted a Facebook message saying: "Tonight, as far as I'm concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly".

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Victims of Paris supermarket attack buried in Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, January 13, 2015

The four Jews who were killed in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris were buried in Jerusalem today.

The funeral of Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada took place at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu and President Rivlin in attendance.

Relatives of the victims read kaddish and lit candles in their memory.

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Paris siege victims being buried in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, January 13, 2015

The bodies of four Jews killed in the terrorist attack on a Parisian kosher supermarket last week are being buried in Israel today.

The funerals of Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada will take place in Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend.

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