Jeremy Corbyn pulls out of conference at which antisemitic cartoonist is due to appear

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of a conference where he was due to appear alongside antisemitic cartoonist Carlos Latuff.

The Islington North MP, who is the frontrunner in the race to become Labour leader, confirmed his withdrawal from the event after the JC queried his attendance among seven key questions representing communal fears over his potential leadership.


Monarch airlines announces new flights to Israel

By Sandy Rashty, August 11, 2015

Budget airline Monarch has announced two new flight routes to Israel from London’s Luton Airport.

The British airline says it will operate two new flights to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and the Ovda civilian and military airport north of Eilat from December.

Tickets will go on sale from midday today.


Shin Bet rounds-up settlers in major West Bank operation

By Jessica Weinstein, August 10, 2015

Israeli police have rounded up extremist Jewish settlers in their biggest operation in years.

The Shin Bet arrested nine people suspected of extremist activities against Palestinians on Sunday. Two more were placed in “administrative detention” without trial.


It’s official: tiny Israel is giant when it comes to Nobel prizes

By Nathan Jeffay, August 6, 2015

Like proud parents, Jews around the world have long kvelled about the fact that Israel punches far above its weight when it comes to Nobel Prizes.

But now it's official: Times Higher Education this week ranked the country fifth best in the world for overall Nobel performance this century.


Israelis put second ‘Jewish extremist’ in administrative detention

By JC Reporter, August 5, 2015

Israel has detained a second alleged Jewish extremist in line with the prime minister’s vow to crack down on “terror”.

Eviatar Slonim was arrested on Tuesday night, accused of belonging to an extremist organisation and placed in ‘administrative detention’.


Bibi and Obama engage in Iran deal lobbying wars

By Jessica Weinstein, August 5, 2015

In direct appeals to American Jewish leaders, US President Barack Obama has warned that Israel would suffer if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged them to fight the deal.


Air France ‘regrets’ map that shows Gaza and West Bank, but not Israel

By Josh Jackman, August 4, 2015

Air France has said it “deeply regrets” omitting Israel from an in-flight map.

The airline was responding to more than a dozen Twitter users who raised the issue after a photo of the map, which labels Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but not Israel, was posted on social media.

The image was taken late last week by a customer on board an Air France flight.


WATCH: IDF airlifts Palestinian arson victim to Israeli hospital

August 3, 2015

Following the arson attack on Palestinian homes in Douma on Friday, IDF forces transferred the Palestinian victims from a hospital in Nablus to the Sheba Medical Center Hospital in Tel Hashomer for medical treatment.


Sixteen year-old girl dies after Jerusalem Pride stabbing

By JC Reporter, August 2, 2015

A 16 year-old girl who was stabbed at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on Thursday has died from her injuries.