Israel

Thousands pay tribute to four killed in terror attack

By Josh Jackman, June 9, 2016

Well-wishers gathered in defiance at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market today to eat, sing and shop after a night of terror.

US youth group Ohr Torah Stone led a chant of Am Yisrael Chai as visitors laid flowers and Israeli flags as tributes to the four Israelis killed by the shootings last night in the centre of the city.

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Pro-Israel group complains to Labour over pro-Palestinian activists’ 'offensive' remarks

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

A prominent grassroots organisation has reported a pro-Palestinian group to the Labour Party for “highly offensive” language in an appeal to take part in the Shami Chakrabarti antisemitism inquiry.

The inquiry, which will stop receiving submissions on Friday, was set up after more than 20 Labour members, councillors and MPs were suspended in the last few months.

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Controlled explosion outside Israeli Embassy in London

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

Police have carried out a controlled explosion opposite the Israeli Embassy in London.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a car was tested to see if it contained explosives this afternoon.

“A car was treated as suspicious. There was a controlled explosion to test it, to see if it was explosive, and it was found not be to be suspicious.

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Hollande stresses primacy of two-state solution at Paris peace meeting

By JC Reporter, June 3, 2016

French President Francois Hollande opened the Paris peace summit this morning by saying that discord in the rest of the Middle East is not a reason to “abandon the Israeli-Palestinian issue”.

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Bonne chance: France seeks Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

June 2, 2016

Syria, Iraq, Libya and Egypt have large areas overrun by terrorists trying to establish a genocidal state. Yemen is shattered by war. And military giants Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in an arms race.

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Israel is not apartheid state — and we should know

By Rabelani Dagada, June 1, 2016

I was among eight South African editors, policy analysts and scholars who went on a study tour to Israel and the Palestinian territories from 6-15 February this year.

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Shami Chakrabarti 'praised Guantanamo detainee who said Israel was worse than the Taliban'

By JC Reporter, May 22, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti, who is leading the Labour inquiry into antisemitism in the party, once praised a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay who said Israel's "crimes" were worse than those committed by the Taliban, it has been claimed.

Ms Chakrabarti described Moazzam Begg as a “wonderful advocate... for human rights and in particular for human liberty”.

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US Jewish group J Street was paid by White House to promote Iran deal

By JC Reporter, May 22, 2016

J-Street, the American liberal Jewish group, was given more than half a million dollars to promote President Barack Obama’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran in the face of fierce opposition from Israel, it has emerged.

The group, which declares itself pro-Israel, was given the money by the Ploughshares Fund, the main organisation used by the White House’s to advocate the deal.

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John Kerry confirms he will attend Paris peace talks

By Josh Jackman, May 20, 2016

John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, has confirmed that he will attend a new round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

The meeting in Paris on June 3 will aim to create a framework for future talks.

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Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon quits claiming he can't trust Benjamin Netanyahu

By Josh Jackman, May 20, 2016

Moshe Yaalon has resigned as Israeli defence minister, saying that "Israel, as well as the Likud party, has been taken over by dangerous and extreme elements."

The former Chief of General Staff in the military, who was a member of the prime minister’s Likud party, will also leave the Knesset.

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