More Golden Globe success for Homeland

By Zoe Winograd, January 14, 2013

Television series Homeland, based on the Israeli television show Hatufim, has had another successful year at the Golden Globes, winning Best Television Drama.

At the awards on Sunday night, Homeland’s Damian Lewis and Claire Danes were honoured with the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their roles in the series.


Unite leader forced to respond to complaints

By Marcus Dysch, January 11, 2013

The general secretary of Britain’s biggest union has written to supporters of Israel to defend comments he made during Operation Pillar of Defence.

Unite had issued a statement signed by Len McCluskey six days into the violence between Israel and Hamas in November. It “unreservedly condemned outrageous Israeli aggression” and accused Israel of “terrorising an entire population”.


Billionaire watches Beitar at home — his home

By Nissan Tzur, January 10, 2013

He is the Russian Jewish business mogul worth an estimated $2 billion, who gave Jennifer Lopez $1.4 million to appear for 10 minutes at his birthday party.

On Tuesday, Telman Ismailov flew the entire Beitar Jerusalem football team to Grozny in Chechnya to play local side Terek Grozny, so he could have a close look at them before deciding whether to buy them.


Mixed response in Israel to Chuck Hagel nomination

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 10, 2013

President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate former senator Chuck Hagel as his administration’s next secretary of defence has elicited mixed responses in Jerusalem.


How Israel leads world in sex trade fight

By Jennifer Lipman, January 10, 2013

Britain is being urged to look to Israel for lessons in how to combat human trafficking and rehabilitate victims.

Labour MP Frank Field and former Conservative MP Anthony Steen are among those praising Israel for making trafficking “a priority issue”, prosecuting perpetrators to such an extent that shelters that were once full of trafficked Eastern European women are now empty of them.


Storm causes chaos in Israel

By Anna Sheinman, January 8, 2013

Some pictures of the chaos caused across Israel and the Palestinian territories by the worst storm the country has seen in 10 years.

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Britain's anger with Israel over 1982 Lebanon War

By Jenni Frazer, December 28, 2012

Despite expressions of concern about the "brutal attack " on Israel's ambassador to the UK, Shlomo Argov, Margaret Thatcher's government in 1982 had very little time for Israel and its invasion of southern Lebanon.


Welcome to Porto Alegre, tropical hub for the global BDS movement

By Shimon Samuels and Sergio Widder, December 6, 2012

V The World Social Forum (WSF), founded in Porto Alegre in 2001 as the anti-globalisation campaigner’s answer to the capitalist Davos World Economic Forum, originally gave a voice to the world’s marginalised and downtrodden — indigenous peoples, trafficked women and children, disaster victims.


Enough of knee-jerk responses

By Dan Levene and Dan Arenson, December 6, 2012

A s the fires fade, as the dust settles on the graves of the latest children to die in a battle that seems destined to repeat itself with depressing regularity, and as world leaders breathe a sigh of relief that an all-out war was, this time, prevented, it should be clearer than ever that there can be no military solution to this relentless conflict.


Israeli youngsters discuss Middle East conflict with British pupils

By Sandy Rashty, November 29, 2012

A group of five young Israeli students arrived in the UK on the eve of last week’s ceasefire to discuss the Israel-Gaza conflict.

The group arrived as part of the Israel Jewish Congress’s initiative to “strengthen the connection of Israelis with the Jewish community across Europe.”