Knesset votes to dissolve in preparation for election

By Orlando Radice, December 2, 2014

The Knesset has voted to dissolve parliament, paving the way for elections.

The measure was passed unanimously by 84 votes to 0, with one abstention. The move will be finalised on Monday in second and third readings.

Knesset faction leaders agreed on March 17, 2015 as the date for the election.


Third terror attack at Gush Etzion junction

By Josh Jackman, December 1, 2014

A 19-year-old man has been wounded in another terrorist attack at a junction in the West Bank.

The victim was stabbed in the shoulder by a female terrorist at the Gush Etzion intersection this morning. His injuries were minor and he did not need to be hospitalised.


Egyptian president offers peacekeeping force 'for Palestinian state'

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 24, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has expressed a willingness to send Egyptian troops to a future Palestinian state to prevent attacks on Israel.

Mr Sissi was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera ahead of a visit this week to Italy and France.


Ambassador's fears over declining support for Israel

By Simon Rocker, November 21, 2014

Britain’s Israel Ambassador Matthew Gould has dismissed the idea that better advocacy would improve Israel’s standing in the Western world.

In a lecture in London in which he voiced fears of a growing erosion of sympathy with Israel, he said: “I don’t think this is primarily a failure of hasbarah, a failure of public diplomacy.”


Expo brings a taste of Israel to London

By Rosa Doherty, November 21, 2014

A little bit of the Holy Land is coming to London this weekend.

The Taste of Israel expo will feature workshops, exhibitions, and talks on all aspects of Israeli life, from food to finance.

Would-be immigrants will be able to get practical advice on buying property, benefits, employment and education from a variety of experts.


UK religious leaders condemn synagogue attack

By Simon Rocker, November 21, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury and a senior Muslim leader have co-signed a letter with the Chief Rabbi in today’s Times condemning the murder of five Israelis in a synagogue this week.


Homes of terrorists who attacked synagogue to be destroyed

By Rosa Doherty, November 18, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the demolition of the homes of the terrorists who attacked a Jerusalem synagogue today.

Two men armed with knives and a gun stormed morning prayers at the strictly-Orthodox Har Nof district synagogue, killing four rabbis and wounding at least eight others.

The Palestinian assailants were killed in a shootout with police at the scene.


Four dead in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue

By JC Reporter, November 18, 2014

Four Israelis were killed and eight wounded in a terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Two terrorists entered the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue and attacked worshippers during morning prayers on Tuesday, using knives, axes and guns.

The attackers were shot at the scene by police.

The injured were taken to hospitals in the city.


Board of Deputies approves Yachad membership

By Simon Rocker, November 16, 2014

The Board of Deputies has approved the membership of Yachad, the campaign group which lobbies for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Such was the controversy surrounding the application that a decision had twice been previously postponed.