Victim of Har Nof massacre dies of wounds – a year on

By Rosa Doherty, October 26, 2015

The Toronto-born rabbi injured in a Jerusalem synagogue attack has died of his injuries nearly a year after being stabbed.

Rabbi Howie Chaim Rotman, 55, had been in a coma since he was critically injured in the attack in November 2014.

In the incident, two Palestinian cousins entered Har Nof shul in West Jerusalem and set about murdering the worshippers with knives, axes and guns.


Of course Jerusalem is safe, says Mayor Barkat

By Orlando Radice, October 23, 2015

For a man in the eye of a storm, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is strikingly upbeat.

Never mind the fact that the politician cancelled a trip to London this week to oversee the bulking up of security in the city, which has been at the epicentre of the terrorism sweeping Israel.


Student anger after "terror" vigil at University of Leeds

By Naomi Firsht, October 22, 2015

Members of a pro-Palestinian student society held a vigil outside the University of Leeds students union for Palestinian “victims of the recent wave of violence”. The list included some of those who were suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians.


Israeli journalist gives students an insight into the Middle-East conflict

By Naomi Firsht, October 19, 2015

Israeli journalist and writer Ari Shavit spent a week visiting campuses across the country to talk about the Israel-Palestine conflict and the current situation for Israelis.

Over 550 students attended the talks in Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Leeds and Oxford, organised by the Union of Jewish Students.


Chief Rabbi says stabbings in Israel are like murder of Lee Rigby in UK

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2015

Around 200 people have attended a special prayer service in memory of those killed in the terror attacks and violence in Israel.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis led the service in Hendon, north-west London, on Sunday evening amid tight security.

He told the audience the knife attacks in Israel were comparable to the murder of Lee Rigby by extremists in London.


Israeli soldier shot dead in attack at Beersheva bus station

By JC Reporter, October 18, 2015

One person was killed and seven people have been injured in a shooting and stabbing attack at Beersheva's central bus station in southern Israel.

According to Israeli media, a soldier was shot dead by an attacker who then used the victim’s rifle to shoot and wound six others, including four policemen.

One of the casualties was seriously injured, according to Magen David Adom.


Limit Palestinian diplomatic freedoms if they don't condemn violence, urges Jonathan Arkush

By Josh Jackman, October 18, 2015

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has asked the Foreign Secretary to curtail Palestinian diplomatic privileges if they do not condemn violence against Israelis.

Mr Arkush said he had written to Philip Hammond in the wake of a series of attacks in which seven Israelis have been killed.


Five more stabbings as violence continues

By JC Reporter, October 18, 2015

Palestinians carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, Israeli authorities have said.

Four of the attackers were killed.

In Jerusalem, a police spokesperson said a 16-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by officers after he tried to stab them.


Yeshivah students in clash with Palestinian police at Joseph's Tomb

By JC Reporter, October 18, 2015

Five yeshivah students had to be rescued by IDF soldiers after being confronted by Palestinians at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.

The students were reported to have made an unauthorised visit to the holy site after it was set ablaze by a Palestinian mob on Thursday.

Around 30 worshippers entered the tomb without obtaining security clearance.


Sir Eric Pickles: Foreign Office is ignoring Palestinian incitement in 'pathological' desire to be balanced

By Marcus Dysch, October 16, 2015

Conservative Friends of Israel chairman Sir Eric Pickles has accused the Foreign Office of “turning a blind eye” to Palestinian incitement as violence flares in Israel.

The former cabinet minister said Palestinian society had been “harmed by a widespread culture of hate” and “glorification of terror and violence against Jews and Israel”.