Israel

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo makes Israeli TV debut

February 10, 2016

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo announced today that he will soon be an Israeli star...but not for football .

The Real Madrid player was referring to his debut on Israeli TV - in an advert for HOT internet, which will be using the tag line "faster than Ronaldo".

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Former LFI head to lead new Israel-Britain alliance

By JC Reporter, February 8, 2016

A former vice-chair of Labour Friends of Israel has been appointed to head the Israel-Britain Alliance, a new project designed to increase support for Israel in Parliament.

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EU ratchets up pressure on Israel over house demolitions, settlement expansion

By Naomi Firsht, February 7, 2016

The European Union has called on Israel to stop demolishing Palestinian homes, some of which are EU-funded, and re-stated its opposition to the expansion of settlements.

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Soldier wounded in Ashkelon stabbing

By Naomi Firsht, February 7, 2016

An IDF soldier was stabbed and lightly wounded in Ashkelon on Sunday morning.

The attack happened near the city’s central bus station. The attacker was pursued by another soldier for around one mile before being shot by the soldier.

The stabbed soldier, 20, was taken to hospital with light wounds to the upper body, according to a Magen David Adom spokesperson.

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Ron Prosor: “UN bias against Israel is very hard to fathom”

By Naomi Firsht, January 22, 2016

Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor has expressed his frustration against what he regards as the UN’s bias against Israel.

Mr Prosor, who is also a former Israeli ambassador to the UK, said that at the UN security council, “it is unbelievable the proportion [of debates] that one deals with Israel “

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A marvellous conversationalist who befriended them all

By Tom Gross, January 20, 2016

George Weidenfeld was still so intellectually sharp and insightful at the age of 96 that we all thought he’d live for ever.

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A mentor, example, hero, and friend

By Michael Gove, January 20, 2016

George Weidenfeld was one of the men of the century.

In his life and work the tumult and triumphs of the last hundred years found their witness and their shaper. It has been one of the privileges of my life to have been able to call him a friend. But he was much more — a mentor, an example, a hero.

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Pro-Israel rally: organisers say venue pulled out because of ‘intimidation’ from boycotters

By Josh Jackman, January 19, 2016

The organisers of a pro-Israel rally claim they have been forced to postpone the event because the venue pulled out after “gross intimidation” from boycott activists.

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Manchester pro-Israel rally cancelled

By Josh Jackman, January 19, 2016

The national pro-Israel rally supported by all major communal organisations has been cancelled because the venue has pulled out.

The “Say No To Terror: Stand With Israel” event was due to take place in Manchester’s Sheridan Suite function rooms on January 31, with around 2,000 people expected to attend.

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