Majority of Britons see Israel as key Middle East ally

By Marcus Dysch, November 10, 2015

Israel is seen as Britain’s leading Middle East ally by more than half of the British public, a poll has found.

Fifty-two per cent of Britons saw Israel as a key friend in the region, but only 19 per cent of the public feel “warm” towards Israel. Twenty per cent have positive feelings about Palestinians.


Looking for best arguments to defend Israel? There’s an app for that

By Josh Jackman, November 9, 2015

A former Nasa engineer has created the first Israel advocacy app, with the aim of promoting the Jewish State outside its usual circles of support.


Former Israel president Yitzchak Navon dies

By Rosa Doherty, November 8, 2015

Yitzhak Navon, Israel's fifth President has died aged 94.

He was buried on Sunday, at the cemetery of Nation’s Great on top of Mount Herzl.

Mr Navon who was the country’s first president to be born in Jerusalem, died on Saturday morning.


Five wounded in West Bank attack

By Rosa Doherty, November 8, 2015

Five Israelis have been wounded in a West Bank car-ramming and stabbing Attack.

According to emergency services MDA, a car ramming was reported in the West Bank at the Tapuah Junction towards Huwara, on Sunday morning.

A driver was seen accelerating towards civilians who were standing at a near by hitchhiking spot.


Boris Johnson to play football with Arab and Jewish children while in Israel

By Naomi Firsht, November 6, 2015

London Mayor Boris Johnson will take part in a kick-about with young Arabs and Israelis, meet former president Shimon Peres and visit Yad Vashem in a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week.

During the three-day trade mission, starting on Monday, Mr Johnson will visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah.


Revealed: How the last Jews of Aleppo escaped

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2015

Listen to Sandy Rashty and JC Foreign Editor Orlando Radice discuss this amazing story on the JC Podcast, below

They came for the last Jews of Aleppo early in the morning.


Man on flight attacks Israeli and calls for passengers to lynch him

By Naomi Firsht, November 4, 2015

A Sudanese man has been arrested after he attempted to murder an Israeli passenger on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

The 54-year-old victim, named only as Arik by news site Ynet, was travelling from Chad to Ethiopia last week when the attacker tried to choke him before trying to convince other passengers to “lynch” his victim.


Teaching of Israel-Palestine conflict must be balanced, says Nicky Morgan

By Simon Rocker, November 4, 2015

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has reiterated the need to teach the Israeli-Palestine conflict in a balanced way following a meeting with the Board of Deputies.

Board president Jonathan Arkush and chief executive Gillian Merron raised the subject yesterday, as well as discussing the contribution of faith schools and tackling antisemitic, Islamophobic and homophobic bullying in schools.


Jewish human rights group hits back at boycotters

By Rosa Doherty, October 30, 2015

Jewish Human Rights Watch has placed an advert in the Guardian in response to a recent call by 343 university teachers for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

The advert said it was necessary to “educate the boycotters on how their call for a boycott of Jewish academics and outright support for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is sheathed antisemitism.”


David Cesarani: An intellectual giant of his time

By Bernard Wasserstein, October 28, 2015

The great Jewish historians have generally been blessed with long lives. Salo Baron died at the age of 94; Simon Dubnow (at the hands of the Nazis) at 81; Gershom Scholem at 84. So shock at the death of David Cesarani is compounded by his comparative youth: he was just 58.