Rabbi in high-altitude rescue mission

By Naomi Firsht, March 23, 2016

A rabbi came to the rescue of Israeli mountaineers in Nepal last week thanks to an SOS message sent from a Chabad satellite phone.

Chabad rabbi Chezki Lifshitz joined a helicopter team to rescue two Israeli backpackers who were suffering from hypothermia.


Israel and India seal multi-million pound tech deal

By Sandy Rashty, January 22, 2014

A multi-million pound fund is set to strengthen economic ties between Israel and India.

Government representatives established a £24 million investment pot to support technological ventures between entrepreneurs from both countries.

The two governments will each put in half the money over a period of five years.


Jewish charity launches appeal for victims of Philippines typhoon

By Sandy Rashty, November 11, 2013

A British Jewish charity has launched an emergency appeal for the victims of the violent storm in the Philippines .

World Jewish Relief, which offers international support to Jewish and non-Jewish organisations, plan to send aid to the south-east Asian country, where 9.5 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.


Israel accused of selling British arms to Pakistan

By Marcus Dysch, June 13, 2013

Israel’s military establishment has denied that it sold to Pakistan weapons systems originally provided by Britain.

Details of Israel’s wide-ranging military export agreements revealed this week show that technology such as missile-jamming systems and radars were sold to countries as politically and diplomatically diverse as Australia, Turkey and India.


Pogroms that we cannot ignore

By David Aaronovitch, April 21, 2013

The Holocaust, as we know, was not a sudden event and nor is it - as some well-meaning (mostly) religious people often suggest - incomprehensible. Its scale, its ambition was what was remarkable about it. How it came about is not amazing at all.


Hitler runs in India election

By Anna Sheinman, February 28, 2013

Eighty years after the Nazi party came to power, Adolf Hitler is once again running for election, but this time in India.

Adolf Lu Hitler, a 54-year-old father-of-three, was one of 343 candidates on the ballot paper in last Saturday’s assembly elections in the tiny north-east Indian state of Meghalaya.


Hamas in ascendant as Malaysian PM visits Gaza

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 24, 2013

Two months after the end of Operation Pillar of Defence, Hamas is gradually breaking the diplomatic isolation of the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday, while most of the attention in the region was focused on Israel’s elections, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak crossed the border from Egypt for a short visit with Hamas leaders in Gaza.


Lost Jews from India finally arrive in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, December 27, 2012

More than 50 Jews from India fulfilled a centuries old dream this week when they made aliyah, singing Hatikvah after they finally set foot in the Jewish state.


King of Thailand grants Israeli murderer a royal pardon

By Sandy Rashty, November 14, 2012

An Israeli who murdered his ex-wife and dismembered her body in Bangkok, has received a royal pardon from the King of Thailand.

Eli Cohen Maimon was arrested in February 2004 after he killed his ex-wife Carol within 24 hours of them arriving in Bangkok.

He was arrested at the Israeli embassy as he filed a missing person report, according to the Jerusalem Post.


Stamp of friendship for Israel and Nepal

By Jennifer Lipman, September 7, 2012

One is 8,848 metres above sea level, the other is 422 metres below it, but both attract scores of visitors from across the globe. And now two of the world’s most famous geographical wonders - one in Israel and the other in Nepal - are to be celebrated together.