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Israel's head of missile defence sacked over security breach

By JC Reporter, December 28, 2015

Yair Ramati, the head of Israel's missile defence programmes, has been sacked for a "grave breach of information security", according to the country's defence ministry.

He had committed “severe information security violations,” and "relevant authorities" were investigating, the ministry said.

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IDF shells southern Lebanon after rocket attacks

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

The Israel Defence Forces have shelled southern Lebanon in response to a rocket fire attack on Israel.

IDF artillery units shelled targets in south Lebanon on Sunday after at least three rockets were fired into Israel.

At least one rocket landed in an open area near Nahariya, according to reports. There are no reports of injuries or damage.

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Rockets fired into northern Israel, no injuries reported

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Rockets have been fired into northern Israel as the country prepares for a possible retaliation to the alleged killing of terror chief Samir Kuntar.

The Israeli Defence Forces has confirmed that three rockets hit northern Israel on Sunday.

At least one rocket landed in an open area near Nahariya, according to reports.

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Terror chief Samir Kuntar reportedly killed in Israeli strike

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Terror chief Samir Kuntar has reportedly been killed in an Israeli air strike.

Arab media reported on Sunday morning that the Hezbollah-affiliated terrorist Samir Kuntar was killed in an Israeli Air Force attack near Damascus, along with eight other fighters.

Several IAF missiles struck Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus, late Saturday night, reports said.

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UK-Israel parliamentary group launched

By Naomi Firsht, December 15, 2015

The Deputy Speaker of the Knesset said a new UK-Israel parliamentary group would build on the “historic connection” between the two countries at the launch on Tuesday.

The group, headed by Deputy Knesset Speaker Hilik Bar and MK Yoav Kisch, aims to build ties between members of parliament in the two countries and will focus on co-operation in trade, science, education and technology.

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Thousands expected to take part in IsrAction Day

By JC Reporter, December 13, 2015

Thousands of people across the UK and internationally are expected to take part in a campaign to help the homeless and beat the boycott at the same time.

IsrAction Day, which takes place today, will see activists and members of the public buy Israeli goods and donate them to homeless charities.

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Students launch Chanucah campaign for Israeli terror victims

By Naomi Firsht, December 7, 2015

The Union of Jewish Students has launched a Chanucah campaign to commemorate Israelis killed in terror attacks since September.

The move comes as a response to recent vigils for Palestinian terrorists on campuses and the National Union of Students’ failure to include Israelis in a statement expressing solidarity with global victims of terror attacks.

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LSE publishes blog post accusing Zionism of “delegitimising” and “dehumanising” Palestinians

By JC Reporter, December 3, 2015

The London School of Economics has published a post on its website accusing Zionism of being based on Jewish biblical “notions of separateness, superiority and entitlement”.

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Netanyahu and Putin ‘happy with military co-operation on Syria’

By Naomi Firsht, November 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin reinforced their military cooperation over Syria in a meeting during the climate conference in Paris on Monday.

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Jewish group given permission to challenge council's Israel boycott

By JC Reporter, November 25, 2015

The Jewish Human Right Watch group has been given permission to apply for a judicial review of Leicester City Council’s boycott of goods from the West Bank.

High Court judge Mr Justice Laing gave the go-ahead in what the group called “a landmark decision”.

The application will now go to full hearing in 2016.

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