Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in terror attack

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

A bus has exploded in central Tel Aviv in what Israeli police said was a terrorist attack.

Emergency services organisation Magen David Adom said that seven people were injured in the attack, with at least three sustaining "severe" injuries.


Israel and Hamas may announce ceasefire tonight

By Marcus Dysch and Zoe Winograd, November 20, 2012

American and Egyptian officials may announced the signing of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas tonight, according to reports.

It is thought the final wording of an agreement is being worked on, and German officials are working to mediate between the two conflicting groups.


UK government reiterates Hamas responsibility in escalation of violence

By Martin Bright, November 20, 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague used a statement in parliament on Tuesday to reiterate the UK government's view that Hamas should bear the principal responsibility for the escalation in violence in Gaza over the past week. The statement came as Israel announced it was suspending plans for a ground operation to allow talks in Egypt to take place to secure a truce.


Guard stabbed in US Embassy attack in Tel Aviv

By Marcus Dysch, November 20, 2012

A security guard at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv has been injured after being attacked and stabbed.

It was initially claimed that the attacker was an Arab who had approached the American building on Hayarkon Street, but police later ruled out that theory and revealed the attacker was Jewish.


Israeli official: 'We would prefer a diplomatic solution'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

Calls for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are increasing after six days of fighting, with the UN Secretary General arriving in Egypt on Monday evening to encourage a resolution to the conflict.


Islamic Jihad leader killed in Gaza strike

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

A leader of Islamic Jihad is believed to have been killed in a strike on a building in Gaza City.

According to the Associated Press, the IDF struck the media centre used by Hamas' communications wing for the second time on Monday.

The news agency named the assassinated terrorist as Islamic Jihad's Ramez Harb, a key figure in the Al Quds Brigades.


Kim Kardashian apologises for ‘offensive’ pro-Israel tweet

By Sandy Rashty, November 19, 2012

Kim Kardashian deleted a pro-Israel message on Twitter after she received a torrent of abuse from pro-Palestinian organisations.

The reality TV star told more than 16,660,000 followers that she was “praying for everyone in Israel” on Friday morning.

However, she was subsequently called a “disgrace” and told: “Die in hell” by angry opponents.


Calls for ceasefire as Israel-Gaza fighting enters sixth day

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

An Israeli delegation is in Cairo this morning to discuss efforts to forge a ceasefire after six days of fighting between Israel and Gaza and amid international calls for the conflict to stop.


Obama on Israel: 'No country on earth' would tolerate rockets

By Jennifer Lipman, November 18, 2012

President Obama has called for terrorists operating in Gaza to stop firing missiles across the border into Israel after five days of fighting in the region.


Uncertainty in Israel as rockets and Gaza fighting continue

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

Friday closed on a note of uncertainty after three days of fighting in Gaza and sustained rocket fire from Hamas reaching as far north as Tel Aviv. The IDF has confirmed that a rocket fired from Gaza has struck outside Jerusalem.