Israel

Yachad launches campaign to fund legal representation for Palestinian minors

By JC Reporter, February 2, 2015

Yachad Youth, the youth division of the liberal Zionist Yachad group, has launched a campaign to raise money for a lawyer to represent Palestinian minors questioned by Israeli military authorities.

The Kids Court in Conflict initiative aims to ensure all West Bank Palestinians under the age of 18 have access to legal representation.

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Church of England investigates vicar for posts linking Israel to 9/11 attack

By Josh Jackman, January 30, 2015

A vicar who posted a link to an article suggesting Israel carried out the 9/11 attacks is being investigated by the Church of England.

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Former Haaretz editor-in-chief David Landau dies aged 67

By Naomi Firsht, January 27, 2015

Former Haaretz editor-in-chief David Landau died on Tuesday in Jerusalem at the age of 67.

The British-born journalist moved to Israel in 1970 and spent 20 years working at the Jerusalem Post as diplomatic correspondent before becoming as managing editor.

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Israeli backpackers abused during antisemitic attack in Argentina

By Naomi Firsht, January 23, 2015

Israeli backpackers suffered hours of antisemitic abuse while trapped inside a hostel in Argentina.

The group of Israeli tourists were staying at hostel Onda Azul in the southern Patagonia region when they were woken by three men wielding broken bottles and large sticks on Monday.

The attackers screamed: “You s**t Jews, you are trying to take over Patagonia.”

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Games of Thrones is coming to Tel Aviv

By Josh Jackman, January 21, 2015

Become a Lannister, Stark, Targaryen, or Baratheon and make your move for the Iron Throne in the dramatic, deadly world of Westeros.

For Game of Thrones fans in Tel Aviv, this dream will become a reality when an interactive exhibition of the HBO adaptation arrives in the city during Pesach, from April 5 - 9.

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Four in critical condition after terrorist attack on Tel Aviv bus

By Charlotte Oliver, January 21, 2015

A Palestinian man stabbed 13 people on a bus in Tel Aviv early on Wednesday morning, Israeli police have confirmed.

At least four people were seriously hurt, and the rest wounded, when the knife-wielding man boarded the number 40 bus on Menachem Begin road in central Tel Aviv and attacked the driver and passengers.

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Mid East debate cancelled over campus security fears

By Josh Jackman, January 20, 2015

A debate on the Israel-Palestinian conflict at York University has been cancelled due to security fears.

The session, scheduled for Tuesday, would have featured a speech and questions and answers with former Labour councillor Luke Akehurst, who is also director of the campaign group We Believe in Israel.

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Israeli parties launch video campaign ahead of election

By Rosa Doherty, January 20, 2015
Politicians attempt to win over voters by using humor and emotion in a video campaign two months before the March 17 election.

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