Israel

Bibi and Obama engage in Iran deal lobbying wars

By Jessica Weinstein, August 5, 2015

In direct appeals to American Jewish leaders, US President Barack Obama has warned that Israel would suffer if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged them to fight the deal.

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Air France ‘regrets’ map that shows Gaza and West Bank, but not Israel

By Josh Jackman, August 4, 2015

Air France has said it “deeply regrets” omitting Israel from an in-flight map.

The airline was responding to more than a dozen Twitter users who raised the issue after a photo of the map, which labels Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but not Israel, was posted on social media.

The image was taken late last week by a customer on board an Air France flight.

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WATCH: IDF airlifts Palestinian arson victim to Israeli hospital

August 3, 2015

Following the arson attack on Palestinian homes in Douma on Friday, IDF forces transferred the Palestinian victims from a hospital in Nablus to the Sheba Medical Center Hospital in Tel Hashomer for medical treatment.

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Sixteen year-old girl dies after Jerusalem Pride stabbing

By JC Reporter, August 2, 2015

A 16 year-old girl who was stabbed at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on Thursday has died from her injuries.

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Protests at anti-Israel author Max Blumenthal's book launch

By Josh Jackman, July 29, 2015

Activists have protested at a book launch by author Max Blumenthal in which he accused Israel of committing a “massive project of ethnic cleansing” since it was established.

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Low-key talks held between Israel and the Palestinians

By JC Reporter, July 27, 2015

Israel and representatives from the Palestinian Authority held low-key talks in Amman over the weekend.

According to the Times of Israel, Interior Minister Silvan Shalom met senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in a bid to calm tensions between the two sides, which have increased in the past week.

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UK rabbis criticise ‘unjust’ demolition of Palestinian homes

By Charlotte Oliver, July 27, 2015

A cross-communal group of 30 rabbis have written to Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub, asking him to “do what you can” to halt the demolition of Palestinian homes in a West Bank village.

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Pro-Israel activists in London protest against Iran deal

By Josh Jackman, July 27, 2015

Activists opposing the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers have delivered a letter outlining their objections to 10 Downing Street.

After a demonstration in Whitehall on Sunday attended by more than 30 supporters, pro-Israel grassroots group Campaign For Truth (C4T) handed over the message, which compared the agreement to appeasement of the Nazis.

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Sir Eric Pickles to lead MPs’ delegation to Israel

By Rosa Doherty, July 24, 2015

Conservative Friends of Israel has announced that its chairman Sir Eric Pickles will lead on a delegation of MPs to Israel.

The former cabinet minister will lead CFI’s new team of parliamentary officers on the high-profile trip next week.

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