Christian schools in Israel to re-open after month-long strikes

By Naomi Firsht, September 27, 2015

Christian schools in Israel will re-open on Monday following strikes over funding.

Some 33,000 schoolchildren will return to class after almost a month off following a deal that was reached on Sunday morning between the Christian school council, which represents 47 schools, and the Education Ministry.


Israeli army officer suspended over alleged assault on journalists

By Naomi Firsht, September 27, 2015

The Israeli army has suspended the officer in charge during an incident filmed on video in which two journalists were seemingly assaulted by IDF soldiers in the West Bank.

Soldiers appeared to assault two Agence France Presse journalists, steal their equipment and destroy it.


Ann Coulter in Twitter tirade over Republicans’ pitch to Jews

By Josh Jackman, September 17, 2015

A prominent American political commentator has accused the Republican presidential candidates of pandering to Jews.

During last night’s televised debate between the 11 main candidates for the 2016 election, Ann Coulter, a conservative pundit and author, tweeted to her 660,000 followers: “How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”


Palestinians clash with police on Temple Mount

By Josh Jackman, September 13, 2015

Police have clashed with Palestinian rioters on Temple Mount before the start of Rosh Hashanah.

Stun grenades and tear gas were used to disperse rioters who had barricaded themselves inside the Al Aqsa Mosque overnight, where Israeli police said they were preparing for a riot.

Protesters threw rocks and fireworks, while pipe bombs were later found at the scene. No casualties were reported.


Israel spoils Wales party with battling goalless draw

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2015

Israel denied Wales the win that would have ensured qualification for next year’s European Championships finals with a goalless draw in Cardiff.

The visitors went into the game on the back of a 4-0 victory over Andorra, but they were forced to defend for long spells, with goalkeeper Ofir Marciano and captain Tal Ben Haim in commanding form.


Benjamin Netanyahu rejects call for Israel to take in Syrian refugees

By JC Reporter, September 6, 2015

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a call to allow Syrian refugees into the country.

Mr Netanyahu told cabinet colleagues that Israel was not indifferent to the plight facing the refugees.

But, according to Israeli media, he warned: “Israel is a small country, and we do not have the geographic and demographic depths [to absorb them].


Protests ahead of Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier with Wales

By JC Reporter, September 6, 2015

Anti-Israel protesters demonstrated in Cardiff this afternoon ahead of Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales.

Hundreds of activists marched from City Hall towards Cardiff City Stadium in a rally organised by Fair Play for Palestine.

A counter-demonstration was organised for Israeli fans outside the stadium with hundreds expected to participate in a "pre-match celebration of Israel".


Cardiff Council condemned for giving in to ‘thugs’ over scrapping of Israel football exhibition

By Josh Jackman, September 4, 2015

The Israeli Embassy has condemned Cardiff City Council for giving in to “vile threats by a small group of thugs” after it removed an exhibition promoting Jewish-Arab coexistence through football in Israel.


Cardiff Central Library withdraws football exhibition celebrating Jewish-Arab co-existence

By Josh Jackman, September 3, 2015

Cardiff Central Library has scrapped an exhibition of photos celebrating Jewish-Arab co-existence through football in Israel.

The library confirmed that the exhibition "Low football - Jewish-Arab football: diversity and co-existence through lower-league football,” which opened on Wednesday, has been removed.


Jeremy Corbyn campaigned for Israeli embassy car bombing pair

By Marcus Dysch, September 1, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn was a leading activist in the campaign for the release of two people who were jailed for their involvement in the bombing of a Jewish charity building and the Israeli embassy in London.

Jawad Botmeh and Samar Alami were convicted of conspiracy to cause the bombings of the embassy and Balfour House after both buildings were targeted by car bombs in 1994.