Amnesty manager compares Israel to Islamic State

By Josh Jackman, November 5, 2014

A senior Amnesty figure has compared Israel with terrorist group Islamic State.

Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty’s campaigns manager in the UK, tweeted on Wednesday: “Israeli regimes [sic] response to our Gaza report: Amnesty is ‘a propaganda tool for Hamas & other terror groups’ (#JSIL?)”


Anger over BBC photo of Temple Mount mosque with Israel flag

By Rosa Doherty, November 5, 2014

The BBC has caused anger after it posted a picture of the Temple Mount mosque with what appeared to be an Israeli flag flying from it.

The picture was published on the BBC’s Middle East section of its news website and formed part of its coverage of the terror attack in East Jerusalem today.


Car slams into crowd in Jerusalem terror attack

By Rosa Doherty, November 5, 2014

A car has been driven into pedestrians in Jerusalem in what is being described as a terror attack.

At least 14 people were injured and three people more seriously in the attack at Zaks Square in the capital on Wednesday.

The driver of the car was killed by security forces.

According to initial reports, one person is in a serious condition and two others sustained less serious wounds.


Israel slams Amnesty ‘war crimes’ report

By Josh Jackman, November 5, 2014

Israel has rejected claims by Amnesty International that its army committed war crimes in the latest Gaza conflict, alleging that Amnesty “serves as a propaganda tool for Hamas and other terror groups”.


Sinai jihadis near Israel border declare loyalty to Islamic State

By Naomi Firsht, November 4, 2014

A Sinai terror group operating close to Egypt’s border with Israel has sworn allegiance to Islamic State.


Bus segregation means apartheid, says Livni

By Naomi Firsht, October 31, 2014

Demands for separate buses for Palestinians are discriminatory and have echoes of apartheid, the Israeli Justice Minister has said.

Earlier this week, Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon accepted requests from settlers that West Bank Arabs travelling to and from Israel should be segregated on public transport.


Rivlin goes to Arab memorial

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 30, 2014

President Reuven Rivlin made an unorthodox visit to Kafr Kassem on Sunday where he participated in a memorial service for 49 Arab-Israeli villagers murdered by Israeli police in 1956.


Second Ben Gurion student killed in Nepal mountains

By Nathan Jeffay, October 30, 2014

There were tears on the campus of Ben Gurion University of the Negev after it lost a second student in a tragedy in Nepal in less than a fortnight.

Last week, student Tamar Ariel was buried after dying in a blizzard in the Annapurna region.

Days later, recent medical graduate Shira Dabus, 30, died in an unconnected incident in Nepal - a bus crash.


Annapurna did what Hamas couldn't

By Nathan Jeffay, October 23, 2014

Tamar Ariel's family spent the summer worrying about her. An Israeli Air Force navigator, she served in the seven-week conflict with Hamas, but once it was over, they relaxed and she got ready to pack her bags for a holiday in Nepal.

She returned dead after she was killed in a massive avalanche during the blizzard that struck the Annapurna mountain range last week, and was buried on Tuesday.