Israel

Bags of generosity as Israel supporters help the homeless

By Rosa Doherty, December 23, 2014

More than a thousand people across the country donated food to the homeless in a bid to spread some Chanucah cheer while beating the Israel boycott this weekend.

Shoppers who took part in IsrAction Day on Sunday by donating Israeli food can expect their generosity to feed hundreds over the festive period, according to organisers.

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Ireland envoy to mention Israel at HMD

By Josh Jackman, December 23, 2014

The Israeli ambassador to Ireland will speak about the links between the Shoah and Israel at future Holocaust Memorial Days, it was announced this week.

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IsrAction Day organisers hit back at criticism

By Rosa Doherty, December 19, 2014

Pro-Israel activists have hit back against accusations they are “manipulating the homeless” by encouraging the community to donate Israeli products to shelters.

In a letter to the JC this week, reader Marilyn Leeman said the IsrAction Day campaign “abused poverty and manipulated charity for political ends”.

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Acid attack on family in West Bank

By Josh Jackman, December 12, 2014

A Palestinian man has sprayed acid on a Jewish family waiting at a checkpoint near the Gush Etzion settlement south of Jerusalem.

The suspected terrorist attack left five members of the family lightly wounded, including children. Security forces at the checkpoint shot the assailant, seriously injuring him.

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Islamic Relief declares itself free of terror after probe

By Josh Jackman, December 12, 2014

Islamic Relief Worldwide has announced that it has been cleared of any links to terrorism in the West Bank by an independent investigation it commissioned.

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Syria blames Israel for daylight strike on arms depots

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 8, 2014

On Sunday, fighter jets attacked two depots near the Syrian capital of Damascus that were being used to store arms destined for Hizbollah.

The Syrian government blamed Israel for carrying out the attack while Israel, as in previous cases, refused to comment.

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Three Israelis injured in West Bank terror attack

By Josh Jackman, December 3, 2014

Palestinian terrorists have attacked three Israelis in the West Bank city of Ma’ale Adumim, four miles north east of Jerusalem.

Two of the victims, both men in their 50s, were stabbed in a Rami Levy supermarket. The third casualty was a Magen David Adom paramedic who fought one of the two terrorists.

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Knesset votes to dissolve in preparation for election

By Orlando Radice, December 2, 2014

The Knesset has voted to dissolve parliament, paving the way for elections.

The measure was passed unanimously by 84 votes to 0, with one abstention. The move will be finalised on Monday in second and third readings.

Knesset faction leaders agreed on March 17, 2015 as the date for the election.

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Third terror attack at Gush Etzion junction

By Josh Jackman, December 1, 2014

A 19-year-old man has been wounded in another terrorist attack at a junction in the West Bank.

The victim was stabbed in the shoulder by a female terrorist at the Gush Etzion intersection this morning. His injuries were minor and he did not need to be hospitalised.

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Egyptian president offers peacekeeping force 'for Palestinian state'

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 24, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has expressed a willingness to send Egyptian troops to a future Palestinian state to prevent attacks on Israel.

Mr Sissi was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera ahead of a visit this week to Italy and France.

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