Anglo-Israeli brings music to IDF bases

By Jennifer Lipman, August 26, 2011

A British Jew who made aliyah as a teenager is celebrating after convincing the IDF to make classical music part of the culture of the army base he serves on.

Benjamin Goodman, who moved to Israel from Oxford in 2004, launched a campaign earlier this year to convince his commanders to allow a piano on the base and have the soldiers put on a concert.


Israeli baby injured as rocket fire from Gaza continues

By Jennifer Lipman, August 25, 2011

A nine-month-old baby was injured yesterday as the latest round of rocket fire from Gaza caused damage to southern Israel.

Seventeen rockets were fired across the border by terrorist groups on Wednesday night, wrecking property. A rocket aimed directly at the densely populated city of Beersheva was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.


Rockets hit southern Israel

By Robyn Rosen, August 19, 2011

More than 10 rockets have been fired at Ashkelon, Beersheva and Kiryat Gat after Palestinians mounted a series of terrorist attacks in southern Israel.


Eilat terror 'most severe' in area in years

By Robyn Rosen, August 18, 2011

The Israel Defence Force says it has the situation under control after a series of terrorist attacks in southern Israel which have left five people dead.

Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, an IDF spokeswoman, confirmed there were multiple attacks – two on civilian buses, one on an IDF patrol vehicle and one on a civilian tractor.


10 wounded in Eilat bus attack

By Robyn Rosen, August 18, 2011

Five people have died and at least 10 left wounded after three Israeli buses were shot at, it has been reported.

The initial shots, reportedly from the Egyptian side of the border, were fired at a bus travelling 20km from Eilat, in southern Israel.


On this day: Gaza settlements evacuated

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2011

As Israeli soldiers began removing Jewish Gaza residents from their homes, pictures of clashes, stories about the settlers and why they did not leave and musings about what Gaza would be like after appeared in newspapers around the world.


Campaign to support missing Druze Israeli soldier

By Jennifer Lipman, August 5, 2011

The Zionist Federation has launched a campaign to highlight the plight of a Druze Israeli soldier declared missing more than six years ago.

Majdi Halabi was last seen at a hitchhiking stop near Mount Carmel on May 24 2005. He was 19 at the time; the same age as another IDF soldier, Gilad Shalit, was when he was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists the following year.


IDF thwarts Dead Sea weapons smuggling attempt

By Jennifer Lipman, July 25, 2011

Israel has intercepted a motor boat on the Dead Sea to stop two Palestinians who were transferring weapons.

According to the IDF spokespersons unit, a "weapons smuggling attempt" on a Palestinian boat was thwarted on Monday morning. The boat was on the way to Israel from Jordan,


'Rachel Corrie was cynically sent to front'

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 14, 2011

The Haifa District Court this week heard from the last witness in the civilian lawsuit being brought against the state of Israel by the parents of Rachel Corrie, the activist killed by an IDF bulldozer in 2003 in Gaza.

Colonel Pinhas Zuaretz (ret), who commanded the southern sector of the Gaza Strip at the time of Corrie's death, said in court that she had been sent to stand there by a terroris


IDF respond to rocket fire from Gaza

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2011

Israel targeted two sites in the northern Gaza Strip early this morning following two instances of rocket fire into the south of Israel on Tuesday. A house was damaged by one of the rockets.

The Gaza targets were both weapon manufacturing sites.