Israel news

Terrorist’s family to get cash from martyrs’ fund

By JC Reporter, July 12, 2016

The family of the Palestinian who stabbed a 13-year-old to death in her bedroom is eligible for $350 a month from a Palestinian fund for “martyrs”.

Thirteen-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel was murdered while she was sleeping after 19-year-old Mohammad Tra'ayra jumped the settlement fence and entered her home last month.


Facebook sued for $1 billion by families of Israel terror victims

By Daniel Sugarman, July 11, 2016

Five families of victims of recent terror attacks in Israel who had US citizenship have brought a lawsuit against Facebook in a New York court.

Taylor Force, Menachem Mendel Rivkin, Richard Leikin, Chaya Zisel Braun and Yaakov Naftali Frankel were all killed by Palestinian terrorists between 2014 and 2016.


Israeli woman injured in stone-throwing attack and attempted kidnapping

By Daniel Sugarman, July 8, 2016

An Israeli woman has been injured after stone-throwing caused her to lose control of her car.


New dawn in Africa-Israel ties

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 7, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to four African nations this week was both a personal pilgrimage and a further sign of Israel's attempts to broaden its strategic ties beyond its traditional Western allies.


Where to invest in a crisis? Israel

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

Izzy Tapoohi, the president of Israel Bonds, is in a win-win situation, and would like you to join him.

His organisation raises over $1.1 bn every year for Israel from around two million investors, a sum he aims to increase to $1.5 bn in the next couple of years.

And when the country suffers some sort of economic or geopolitical crisis, demand for his product actually rises.


Netanyahu faces new investigation

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 7, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a new police investigation into fresh claims that he received funds from abroad.

No other information has yet emerged about the probe which, according to two of Israel's most prominent investigative journalists, has been going on for at least a month. No official source has confirmed its existence.


Netanyahu was given Auschwitz blueprint ‘to be smuggled out of Germany’

By JC Reporter, July 6, 2016

Original blueprints for the Auschwitz death camp were smuggled illegally out of Germany by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seven years ago, it has been claimed.


Bomb scare on El Al flight

By JC Reporter, July 5, 2016

An El Al flight from New York has landed safely in Tel Aviv after a bomb scare.

Two Swiss warplanes were scrambled to escort the Boeing 747 to Israel, where it landed on schedule, after aviation authorities had received an "anonymous tip about a bomb inside an airplane kitchenette" on board flight LY002.


Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan accuses Mark Zuckerberg of having ‘blood on his hands’ over online hate

By Daniel Sugarman, July 4, 2016

The Israeli Minister responsible for public safety has strongly criticised both Facebook and its Jewish founder Mark Zuckerberg for allowing the spread of online hatred among young Palestinians.

Gilad Erdan said that the social media platform, used by 1.65 billion worldwide users every month , was undermining the work of the Israeli police by withholding information on terror threats.


IDF retaliates after rocket attack strikes Israeli kindergarten

By Josh Jackman, July 3, 2016

The IDF has responded to a rocket attack on a kindergarten in Sderot by hitting four military sites in Gaza.

Israeli pilots targeted “components of Hamas’s operational infrastructure,” IDF spokesman Peter Lerner reported.