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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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Jewish PR chief mistaken for footballer in Fifa presidential election row

By Josh Jackman, February 15, 2016

A prominent Jewish public relations director has been falsely accused of being an Israeli footballer as part of an apparent slur.

Bahrain football media officer Mohammed Al Mudaweb posted a series of tweets claiming PR Office founder Shimon Cohen - who is from Wales - was born in Tel Aviv and played football for Israel in the 1960s.

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WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo makes Israeli TV debut

February 10, 2016

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo announced today that he will soon be an Israeli star...but not for football .

The Real Madrid player was referring to his debut on Israeli TV - in an advert for HOT internet, which will be using the tag line "faster than Ronaldo".

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Former LFI head to lead new Israel-Britain alliance

By JC Reporter, February 8, 2016

A former vice-chair of Labour Friends of Israel has been appointed to head the Israel-Britain Alliance, a new project designed to increase support for Israel in Parliament.

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EU ratchets up pressure on Israel over house demolitions, settlement expansion

By Naomi Firsht, February 7, 2016

The European Union has called on Israel to stop demolishing Palestinian homes, some of which are EU-funded, and re-stated its opposition to the expansion of settlements.

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Soldier wounded in Ashkelon stabbing

By Naomi Firsht, February 7, 2016

An IDF soldier was stabbed and lightly wounded in Ashkelon on Sunday morning.

The attack happened near the city’s central bus station. The attacker was pursued by another soldier for around one mile before being shot by the soldier.

The stabbed soldier, 20, was taken to hospital with light wounds to the upper body, according to a Magen David Adom spokesperson.

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