Government water project aims to help Israelis and Palestinians work together

By Daniel Sugarman, July 21, 2016

The government has launched a joint initiative with Israeli and Palestinian scientists aimed at encouraging them to work together to solve health and water issues.

The programme, known as Growth, will offer fellowships to Palestinian water technology and health students, enabling them to conduct postgraduate studies in Israeli laboratories as well as to take part in UK conferences.


'Israel is creating terrorists with a justified grudge', Baroness Tonge claims

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

Baroness Tonge has accused Israel of being responsible for the rise of Islamist terrorism and Daesh.

The life peer told the House of Lords that Israel was provoking a generation of violent extremists who would have “a justified grudge” against Israel and Britain.


UK communal leaders promote Mount of Olives security group

By Daniel Sugarman, July 18, 2016

UK communal leaders have agreed to promote youth awareness of one of Judaism’s most important sites.


Rape comment controversy returns to haunt IDF chief rabbi nominee

By Daniel Sugarman, July 13, 2016

Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim, who has been nominated as the new Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Defence Forces, is under scrutiny for comments he made about rape during wartime.

In 2012, revelations emerged regarding comments Rabbi Karim had made almost a decade previously, prior to joining the IDF.


Scotland Yard attempt to question Tzipi Livni over alleged Gaza war crimes

By JC Reporter, July 3, 2016

British police attempted to question former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni on suspicion of war crimes, it has emerged.

Police issued a summons on Thursday ahead of Ms Livni’s arrival in London for a conference.

According to Haaretz, the summons was cancelled after diplomatic contacts between Israel and Britain.


Pro-Israel groups to hold rally to protest against Al-Quds Day march

By Josh Jackman, June 14, 2016

A counter-protest to oppose a demonstration “intended to incite hatred against the Jewish people” will take place next month, it has been announced.


‘I missed the terror attack only because I decided to have a night in’

By Sandy Rashty, June 10, 2016

When Liverpool-born Viki Silver moved to Israel five years ago, she knew it was a risk.

She anticipated rocket attacks, but she never thought she would have face to shootings and stabbings on the streets of Tel Aviv.


Thousands pay tribute to four killed in terror attack

By Josh Jackman, June 9, 2016

Well-wishers gathered in defiance at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market today to eat, sing and shop after a night of terror.

US youth group Ohr Torah Stone led a chant of Am Yisrael Chai as visitors laid flowers and Israeli flags as tributes to the four Israelis killed by the shootings last night in the centre of the city.


Pro-Israel group complains to Labour over pro-Palestinian activists’ 'offensive' remarks

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

A prominent grassroots organisation has reported a pro-Palestinian group to the Labour Party for “highly offensive” language in an appeal to take part in the Shami Chakrabarti antisemitism inquiry.

The inquiry, which will stop receiving submissions on Friday, was set up after more than 20 Labour members, councillors and MPs were suspended in the last few months.


Controlled explosion outside Israeli Embassy in London

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

Police have carried out a controlled explosion opposite the Israeli Embassy in London.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a car was tested to see if it contained explosives this afternoon.

“A car was treated as suspicious. There was a controlled explosion to test it, to see if it was explosive, and it was found not be to be suspicious.