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.


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.


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.


Israeli soldiers attacked in two attempted stabbings in West Bank

By Josh Jackman, January 8, 2016

Four Palestinians have been killed after they attempted to attack Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.


Shooting attack at Cave of Patriarchs

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier has been injured in a sniper shooting at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Magen David Adom has said that its paramedics are treating the female victim, who suffered a bullet wound in her lower body and is in a stable condition at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem.


Two Jews charged over West Bank fire-bomb attack

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

Two Jews have been indicted over the arson attack on a Palestinian home in the West Bank in which two parents and their one-and-a-half-year-old child were killed.

Amiram Ben-Uliel, a 21-year-old West Bank settler, has been charged with the murder of Ali Dawabsheh and his parents, Riham and Saad, while a minor has been charged with being an accessory to murder.


Israel hits back after Daesh-affiliated cell fires rockets from Gaza

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

Israel has attacked four military locations in Gaza in response to rocket attacks from the region.

On Saturday morning, the Israeli Air Force “targeted two Hamas military training facilities and two other military sites,” according to official reports.


'Arrest my son before he kills again', father of suspect in Tel Aviv bar shooting tells police

By JC Reporter, January 2, 2016

The gunman who killed two people and wounded seven more in a shooting at a Tel Aviv bar is thought to be a 29-year-old Israeli Arab called Nashat Milhem, according to Israeli media.

Police are still searching for the attacker who targeted the Simta bar on Dizengoff Street in a crowded area of the city centre on Friday.


Two dead in shooting at Tel Aviv bar

By JC Reporter, January 1, 2016

Israeli police have launched a massive manhunt after a gunman killed two people and wounded at least seven others in an attack on a Tel Aviv bar.

The incident took place in the centre of the city, at the Simta bar on the corner of Dizengoff Street and Gordon Street.

The gunman is thought to have targeted a group celebrating a birthday, firing an automatic weapon before fleeing.


Normal life in Israel

December 29, 2015

It is hardly something to celebrate that in recent years both a former Israeli president and now a former prime minister have been sent down for criminal offences. But in no other Middle Eastern nation could the law run its course in such a way. Investigations were carried out, charges made, and trials concluded — and the rest of Israel went about its normal business.