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Israeli parties launch video campaign ahead of election

By Rosa Doherty, January 20, 2015
Politicians attempt to win over voters by using humor and emotion in a video campaign two months before the March 17 election.

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Board praised over MCB statement

By Simon Rocker, January 9, 2015

The Church of England's outgoing interfaith adviser has praised the Board of Deputies for its controversial statement with the Muslim Council of Britain during last year's Gaza conflict.

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A deeply unsettling attack

By Melanie Phillips, January 6, 2015

An 11 year-old Israeli child, Ayala Shapira, suffered third-degree burns to her face and body last month when a car driven by her father Avner was firebombed in Ma’ale Shomron, part of the disputed territories.

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Lieberman ‘met Abbas rival in Paris’

By Naomi Firsht, January 5, 2015

The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly met exiled Palestinian leader Mohammed Dahlan in recent weeks, sparking speculation that the Israeli government was trying to replace PA head Mahmoud Abbas.

Mr Lieberman and Mr Dahlan both denied the reports, but Israeli website Walla claimed the pair met in at least two European capitals, including Paris 10 days ago.

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HarperCollins says sorry for leaving Israel off map

By JC Reporter, January 2, 2015

HarperCollins has apologised for omitting Israel from maps it publishes.

The American-based publishing giant said it regretted leaving the country out of atlases it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East.

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Geneva Convention: another global forum for Israel-bashing

By Hillel Neuer, December 23, 2014

After the Holocaust, the world met in Geneva to affirm the laws of war. And last week, for only the third time in history, the UK, France, Germany and another 123 signatory states to the Fourth Geneva Convention assembled to call out a perpetrator.

And for the third time, the one they condemned was Israel.

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Bags of generosity as Israel supporters help the homeless

By Rosa Doherty, December 23, 2014

More than a thousand people across the country donated food to the homeless in a bid to spread some Chanucah cheer while beating the Israel boycott this weekend.

Shoppers who took part in IsrAction Day on Sunday by donating Israeli food can expect their generosity to feed hundreds over the festive period, according to organisers.

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Ireland envoy to mention Israel at HMD

By Josh Jackman, December 23, 2014

The Israeli ambassador to Ireland will speak about the links between the Shoah and Israel at future Holocaust Memorial Days, it was announced this week.

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IsrAction Day organisers hit back at criticism

By Rosa Doherty, December 19, 2014

Pro-Israel activists have hit back against accusations they are “manipulating the homeless” by encouraging the community to donate Israeli products to shelters.

In a letter to the JC this week, reader Marilyn Leeman said the IsrAction Day campaign “abused poverty and manipulated charity for political ends”.

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Acid attack on family in West Bank

By Josh Jackman, December 12, 2014

A Palestinian man has sprayed acid on a Jewish family waiting at a checkpoint near the Gush Etzion settlement south of Jerusalem.

The suspected terrorist attack left five members of the family lightly wounded, including children. Security forces at the checkpoint shot the assailant, seriously injuring him.

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