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Philip Hammond mocks Jeremy Corbyn over Israel speech

By Marcus Dysch, October 7, 2015

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has moved to reassure supporters of Israel of the government’s “unshakeable commitment" to the country.

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Complaint lodged over 'inexcusable' BBC headlines

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

A formal complaint has been entered with the BBC over its coverage of the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, according to the Israeli embassy.

Two men were killed and a woman and two-year-old toddler from the same ultra-Orthodox family were wounded during the incident in the Old City, for which terrorist group Islamic Jihad has taken credit.

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'Hundreds' of soldiers hunt for Palestinian gunmen who shot Israeli couple in West Bank

By JC Reporter, October 2, 2015

The IDF have deployed hundreds of soldiers in the West Bank in an attempt to find the Palestinian gunmen who killed an Israeli couple on Thursday night.

The couple, named as Eiran and Naama Henkin, aged in their 30s, were driving with their four young children between the settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh.

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Labour donor explains why he heckled Jeremy Corbyn at Israel event

By Marcus Dysch, October 1, 2015

A Labour supporter who heckled Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour Friends of Israel reception has explained his reasons for shouting at the party leader.

Michael Foster, a Jewish donor who stood as a Labour candidate in the general election, said he had been unable to understand how Mr Corbyn could speak for eight minutes at the event without using the word “Israel”.

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Corbyn's silence on Israel is not golden

September 30, 2015

Never has it been truer to observe that what is not said can be just as revealing as what is.

Labour Friends of Israel was absolutely right to invite Jeremy Corbyn to speak at its Labour Party Conference reception. But it was contemptuous of the Labour leader to deliver an entire speech at the event without ever allowing the word Israel to cross his lips.

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Jeremy Corbyn heckled after Labour Friends of Israel speech

By Marcus Dysch, September 30, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has caused anger after he failed to refer to Israel by name while addressing the Labour Friends of Israel group.

The new Labour leader was heckled as he ended his short speech at the LFI annual reception at the party conference in Brighton on Tuesday night.

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Christian schools in Israel to re-open after month-long strikes

By Naomi Firsht, September 27, 2015

Christian schools in Israel will re-open on Monday following strikes over funding.

Some 33,000 schoolchildren will return to class after almost a month off following a deal that was reached on Sunday morning between the Christian school council, which represents 47 schools, and the Education Ministry.

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Israeli army officer suspended over alleged assault on journalists

By Naomi Firsht, September 27, 2015

The Israeli army has suspended the officer in charge during an incident filmed on video in which two journalists were seemingly assaulted by IDF soldiers in the West Bank.

Soldiers appeared to assault two Agence France Presse journalists, steal their equipment and destroy it.

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Ann Coulter in Twitter tirade over Republicans’ pitch to Jews

By Josh Jackman, September 17, 2015

A prominent American political commentator has accused the Republican presidential candidates of pandering to Jews.

During last night’s televised debate between the 11 main candidates for the 2016 election, Ann Coulter, a conservative pundit and author, tweeted to her 660,000 followers: “How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”

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Palestinians clash with police on Temple Mount

By Josh Jackman, September 13, 2015

Police have clashed with Palestinian rioters on Temple Mount before the start of Rosh Hashanah.

Stun grenades and tear gas were used to disperse rioters who had barricaded themselves inside the Al Aqsa Mosque overnight, where Israeli police said they were preparing for a riot.

Protesters threw rocks and fireworks, while pipe bombs were later found at the scene. No casualties were reported.

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