Israel

Anti-Israel activists protest against Knesset Speaker's address to MPs in Westminster

By Josh Jackman, March 1, 2016

Activists campaigned against Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein's meeting with members of Parliament in London this week.

The speaker - who lives in the West Bank settlement of Neve Daniel, south of Jerusalem - met British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Tuesday and will address MPs at Westminster Palace on Wednesday, at the invitation of his counterpart in the House of Commons, John Bercow.

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Pro-Palestinian students perform 'antisemitic' play as part of Israel Apartheid Week

By JC Reporter, February 25, 2016

A pro-Palestinian student group co-run by the son of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, has performed a play widely described as antisemitic as part of Israel Apartheid Week.

York University’s student Palestinian Solidarity Society staged two productions of "Seven Jewish Children - A Play for Palestine" on Thursday afternoon.

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There’s no boycott for Manchester City’s Arab owner

By Josh Jackman, February 25, 2016

Arab-owned Premier League club Manchester City has hired an Israeli company to design its website.

The club has sealed a deal with Tel Aviv-based Wix.com to develop its presence on the internet and social media. Signs promoting the Wix brand will be displayed at City’s Etihad Stadium during all Premier League and cup matches.

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Israeli cloud software company snapped up for £350m

By Josh Jackman, February 23, 2016

An Israeli technology company has been reportedly acquired for £350m.

Ravello Systems, whose staff is Israeli and has offices in Ra'anana and California’s Silicon Valley, has been bought by US company Oracle for its cloud software.

Cloud computing enables users to access their files anywhere via the internet, without having to keep them on a device and use up memory.

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Last Treblinka revolt survivor dies in Israel, aged 93

By Josh Jackman, February 21, 2016

The last survivor of the Treblinka revolt carried out by prisoners of the Nazi death camp has died in Israel aged 93.

Samuel Willenberg was one of 67 captives who in 1943 managed to successfully escape the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland shortly before it was destroyed. Around 870,000 Jews were killed in Treblinka - only Auschwitz had a higher death toll.

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'Jewish people should be able to meet with the most powerful leaders in the world' says Board chief after meeting

By Josh Jackman, February 21, 2016

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has defended his decision to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The communal head spoke to the Russian president at the Kremlin on January 19, as part of a European Jewish Congress delegation.

Mr Arkush said at the Board plenary on Sunday that though Jews had endured "a difficult, difficult history" in Russia, the meeting had been a good idea.

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Manchester City unveil deal with Israeli web firm

By Josh Jackman, February 19, 2016

Arab-owned football club Manchester City have announced a partnership with an Israeli company.

The club, bought by United Arab Emirates deputy prime minister Sheikh Mansour in 2008, will collaborate with Tel Aviv-based firm Wix.com.

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One dead after two Israelis stabbed in West Bank supermarket

By Naomi Firsht, February 18, 2016

A 21 year-old has died after terror attack in a supermarket in the West Bank.

Two suspected terrorists - thought to be 14 years-old - stabbed two victims inside a Rami Levi supermarket in the Binyamin Region of the West Bank on Thursday.

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Blood cancer ‘cure’ originated in Israel

By Josh Jackman, February 17, 2016

A study which cured almost all its patients of advanced blood cancer originated in Israel.

Professor Zelig Eshhar of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, near Tel Aviv, was at the forefront of a new type of treatment which extracts and genetically modifies white blood cells to help them fight cancer cells.

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