‘Executed’ Palestinian knife attack boy pictured recovering in Israeli hospital

By Naomi Firsht, October 15, 2015

Photos released of a Palestinian boy, that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas claimed was executed by Israeli security forces, show him recovering in an Israeli hospital.

A Palestinian boy who Mahmoud Abbas said had been “executed” by Israeli security forces has been photographed recovering in an Israeli hospital.


Social media users adopt Israeli flag images following terror attacks

By Josh Jackman, October 15, 2015

Two campaigns encouraging people to add the Israel flag to their social media profile pictures have attracted more than 14,000 supporters in their first day.


Protests? What protests?

October 14, 2015

Our Prime Minister has shown himself to be a true and trusted friend of Israel. So it is all the more bizarre that the Middle East Minister, Tobias Ellwood, should have made such a crass and stupid statement about the violence in Israel, attacking “the use of force by Israeli security personnel in response to protests and security incidents”


Middle East needs ‘courageous leadership’ to stop violence, says Labour

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2015

Labour has called for both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to work to de-escalate tensions following the rising violence, which it said was “deeply shocking”.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn said in a statement on Wednesday: “More killing will achieve nothing and the situation demands courageous leadership from Israeli and Palestinian politicians alike.


Zionist Federation hits back over protest criticism

By Josh Jackman, October 13, 2015

The Zionist Federation (ZF) has defended its plans for a communal protest outside the Palestinian embassy in west London.

An open letter, signed by more than 140 members of the community, had condemned the ZF and co-organisers the Board of Deputies for what they said was an inflammatory, divisive demonstration.


Major terror attacks in Israel leave three dead, more than a dozen injured

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2015

● Two killed and at least 16 wounded in Jerusalem bus attack in Armon Hanatziv, in a combined shooting and stabbing attack by two terrorists

● One man killed and several — two or three — wounded on Malchei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem, in car ramming attack

● One person seriously wounded and two injured in Ra’anana stabbing


Israel supporters set to face counter-protest from pro-Palestinians at London rally

By Josh Jackman, October 12, 2015

Israel supporters planning a rally outside the Palestinian mission in London will be faced by a counter-protest from pro-Palestinians.

Groups including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods and the Jewish Socialist Group say they will be present outside the venue on Tuesday evening.


Israeli teenager injured in stab attack as violence continues

By Rosa Doherty, October 12, 2015

A teenager was the latest Israeli to be stabbed as violent attacks continued across the country.

The victim, thought to be aged 13, was knifed in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighbourhood of Jerusalem while riding his bike. He is said to be in a serious condition.

A second man, aged 20, was also stabbed during the incident at around 3pm local time.


Communal groups unite for protest outside Palestinian mission over Israel violence

By Josh Jackman, October 12, 2015

Communal organisations including the Board of Deputies and the Zionist Federation (ZF) are planning a rally outside the Palestinian embassy to protest against the surge in violence in Israel.


Terrorists killed after latest attacks in Jerusalem

By JC Reporter, October 12, 2015

A terrorist has been killed in Jerusalem’s Old City after he attempted to stab an Israeli police office.

The incident on Monday morning followed a weekend of spiralling violence across Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The attack, near the Lion’s Gate entrance to the city, took place after the man approached the area and was asked by police to take his hands out of his pockets.