Israel

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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Ron Prosor: “UN bias against Israel is very hard to fathom”

By Naomi Firsht, January 22, 2016

Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor has expressed his frustration against what he regards as the UN’s bias against Israel.

Mr Prosor, who is also a former Israeli ambassador to the UK, said that at the UN security council, “it is unbelievable the proportion [of debates] that one deals with Israel “

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A marvellous conversationalist who befriended them all

By Tom Gross, January 20, 2016

George Weidenfeld was still so intellectually sharp and insightful at the age of 96 that we all thought he’d live for ever.

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A mentor, example, hero, and friend

By Michael Gove, January 20, 2016

George Weidenfeld was one of the men of the century.

In his life and work the tumult and triumphs of the last hundred years found their witness and their shaper. It has been one of the privileges of my life to have been able to call him a friend. But he was much more — a mentor, an example, a hero.

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Pro-Israel rally: organisers say venue pulled out because of ‘intimidation’ from boycotters

By Josh Jackman, January 19, 2016

The organisers of a pro-Israel rally claim they have been forced to postpone the event because the venue pulled out after “gross intimidation” from boycott activists.

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Manchester pro-Israel rally cancelled

By Josh Jackman, January 19, 2016

The national pro-Israel rally supported by all major communal organisations has been cancelled because the venue has pulled out.

The “Say No To Terror: Stand With Israel” event was due to take place in Manchester’s Sheridan Suite function rooms on January 31, with around 2,000 people expected to attend.

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Huge turnout expected for national pro-Israel rally in Manchester

By Josh Jackman, January 14, 2016

A national pro-Israel rally supported by all the major communal organisations is expected to attract around 2,000 people when it takes place later this month.

The “Say No To Terror: Stand With Israel” event organised by the North West Friends of Israel (NWFOI) will be held in Manchester on January 31, as a response to recent terror attacks in the Jewish state.

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Israeli company creates robot suitcase that follows you

By Josh Jackman, January 11, 2016

An Israeli start-up has created a suitcase that can follow you around.

NUA Robotics’ invention uses Bluetooth to shadow you - or more specifically, your smartphone - wherever you go, meaning there is no need to carry or even keep an eye on your luggage.

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Two Palestinians in stabbing attack killed by IDF soldiers

By Rosa Doherty, January 10, 2016

Israeli soldiers have shot dead two Palestinians who were attempting to stab them in an attack at a checkpoint.

The Israel Defence Forces said the soldiers had "thwarted the attack and shot the assailants".

The incident took place at the Bekaot checkpoint in the northern West Bank.

The two Palestinian men, aged 23 and 38, were believed to be from villages south of Jenin.

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