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”.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?”


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.


Israel spoils Wales party with battling goalless draw

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2015

Israel denied Wales the win that would have ensured qualification for next year’s European Championships finals with a goalless draw in Cardiff.

The visitors went into the game on the back of a 4-0 victory over Andorra, but they were forced to defend for long spells, with goalkeeper Ofir Marciano and captain Tal Ben Haim in commanding form.


Benjamin Netanyahu rejects call for Israel to take in Syrian refugees

By JC Reporter, September 6, 2015

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a call to allow Syrian refugees into the country.

Mr Netanyahu told cabinet colleagues that Israel was not indifferent to the plight facing the refugees.

But, according to Israeli media, he warned: “Israel is a small country, and we do not have the geographic and demographic depths [to absorb them].


Protests ahead of Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier with Wales

By JC Reporter, September 6, 2015

Anti-Israel protesters demonstrated in Cardiff this afternoon ahead of Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales.

Hundreds of activists marched from City Hall towards Cardiff City Stadium in a rally organised by Fair Play for Palestine.

A counter-demonstration was organised for Israeli fans outside the stadium with hundreds expected to participate in a "pre-match celebration of Israel".