‘Brainwash’ abortion group targets UK

By Marcus Dysch, October 31, 2013

An Israeli anti-abortion group accused of “brainwashing” and driving girls away from their families is now targeting British women.

Efrat, a deeply controversial organisation in Israel, has taken a stall at Sunday’s Jewish Living Expo at Wembley Stadium.

And its founder, Dr Eli Schussheim, has told the JC that he is coming to “raise awareness and funds”.


‘Significant progress’ in Israeli-Palestinian talks

By Simon Rocker, October 31, 2013


The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have made “significant progress” towards “a comprehensive agreement on all the issues” that will “bring us to the end of the conflict”, according to an Israeli expert with an inside track on the negotiations.


No action against Brighton lecturer

By Charlotte Oliver, October 30, 2013

The University of Brighton has said it will not be taking disciplinary action against lecturer Tom Hickey following his attack on Israel studies courses in the UK last week.


Israel has the X Factor for Paula and Simon

By Charlotte Oliver, October 29, 2013

Former US X Factor judge and 1980s pop star Paula Abdul arrived in Tel Aviv yesterday ahead of a 10-day trip that will see her tour Israel, meet the president, and even have a batmitzvah ceremony at the Western Wall.

Ms Abdul will be travelling to major sites in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Galilee as a guest of the Ministry of Tourism.


Interview: Liam Fox - Dealing with Iran, Syria and our trivia obsession

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2013

Resigning from government and returning to the backbenches cannot be easy to stomach for any politician, and must be less comfortable still when the cabinet departure is precipitated by a scandal.


It’s better for Israel to join UN rights review

By Rosa Freedman , October 25, 2013

Although Israel cut its ties with the Human Rights Council in May 2012, there is one UN human rights mechanism it should make every effort to be part of, even if it means sending a driver to the meeting.


The spy story that sent Israel’s ties with Turkey up in flames (again)

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 24, 2013

The full extent of the damage done to Israel-Turkey ties in recent years was revealed only last Thursday in the Washington Post by David Ignatius, a columnist with significant sources in the US State Department.


Israeli FA yellow cards kippah goal celebrations

By Simon Griver, October 24, 2013

The Israeli Football Association has instructed referees to yellow-card players who put on kippot to celebrate goals.


World Cup host Qatar blanks out Israeli flag

By Bernard Josephs, October 24, 2013

The suitability of Qatar as a site for international sport was called into question this week after the organisers of the Swimming World Cup in the capital, Doha, failed to display the name “Israel” during broadcasts of the competition and the Israeli flag was removed from outside the venue.


Israeli law could block peace talks

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 24, 2013

The Israeli cabinet’s legislative committee has voted through a proposal that, if passed into law, would require a two-thirds Knesset majority before parts of Jerusalem could be ceded to a future Palestinian state.