Israel

Israeli charged with intending to spy for Iran

By Josh Jackman, August 1, 2013

A member of an anti-Zionist Orthodox group based in Jerusalem has been charged with intending to spy for Iran.

According to Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet, the man, who belongs to the Neturei Karta movement, is alleged to have visited the Iranian embassy in Berlin in 2011, where he offered his services in gathering information on Israel .

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Lib Dems divided over support for David Ward

By Marcus Dysch, August 1, 2013

A majority of Liberal Democrat supporters believe MP David Ward’s controversial comments about Israel and the Jews were wrong, according to a poll of party members.

But a majority also oppose the party leadership’s decision to withdraw the whip from the Bradford East MP.

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Wish you were here?

By Sandy Rashty, August 1, 2013

For most British teenagers, a one-month tour of Israel at the age of 16 is a rite of passage. For some, the experience marks their first visit to the Jewish state. For others, it is a chance to renew acquaintance with Israel — social and tanning opportunities included — after completing their GCSEs.

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Nick Clegg reveals frustration over David Ward's Israel comments

By Marcus Dysch, August 1, 2013

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has revealed his frustration over controversial MP David Ward's comments on Israel.

Mr Clegg said he had discussed the issue with the Bradford East representative until he was "blue in the face".

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Who goes first? Talks stutter into life

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 31, 2013

Disagreements over the agenda overshadowed the first round of a new series of peace talks launched this week in Washington.

However, the fact that both sides have committed to nine months of negotiations would have been almost unbelievable just a few weeks ago.

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Israeli ‘incompetence’ caused massacre

By Hannah Pupkewitz, July 31, 2013

The British government secretly believed Israeli bungling was to blame for the massacre of Palestinian refugees during the 1982 Lebanon War.

Hundreds were murdered by Lebanese Christian militiamen at the Sabra and Shatila camps in Beirut. Israel was internationally condemned for allowing the troops into the camps.

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MDA chooses UK firm to build £1.5m vehicle

By JCReporter, July 31, 2013

Israel's medical emergency service, Magen David Adom, has commissioned Spectra, a Wiltshire-based engineering company, to create a custom-built vehicle for use in national crises.

The £1.5 million National Mobile Command and Control Vehicle will provide MDA with a mobile infrastructure to manage emergencies.

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What’s next for the Mossad menagerie — Secret Squirrel?

By Nathan Jeffay, July 31, 2013

International paranoia over Israeli spy tactics reached new heights this week when Turkish authorities detained a kestrel, believing it to be part of an elaborate surveillance operation.

Locals in eastern Turkey found the bird and passed it over to the authorities, who took it to Fırat University to be X-rayed.

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First, break bread: Palestinians, Israelis have peace-talks supper

By Zoe Winograd, July 30, 2013

Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders resume in Washington today.

On Monday evening, US Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a dinner for Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzchak Molcho and two Palestinian negotiators, Saeb Erekat and Mohammad Shtayyeh.

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Kosher smartphone

July 25, 2013

The world’s first kosher smartphone is being developed.

Nativ, an Israeli internet filtering company, is working to produce a kosher Android platform which can be used on LG’s L7 II smartphone.

Certain calls and social network sites will be disabled on the device, which will get its kosher character from software alterations. Users will, however, be able to obtain approved apps.

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