The day that shook foundations of UK-Jewish ties

By Colin Shindler, July 22, 2016

Seventy years ago, on July 22, 1946, the Irgun Commander, Menahem Begin, sat by his radio, eagerly anticipating a dramatic announcement on the BBC. It was not, however, the news that he had expected.


Record crowd at Jerusalem Gay Pride

By Daniel Sugarman, July 22, 2016

LGBT revellers took to the streets in Jerusalem on Thursday evening under tight security after police announced that they had foiled an assault planned by last year’s attacker.

Yishai Schlissel, who killed a young girl taking part in last year’s Gay Pride parade, was arrested in his cell on suspicion of plotting to attack the march for a second time along with his brother, Michael.


Ties between us are unbreakable and I've seen why

By Susan Williams, July 21, 2016

Last month I found myself among the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem.


UK communal leaders promote Mount of Olives security group

By Daniel Sugarman, July 18, 2016

UK communal leaders have agreed to promote youth awareness of one of Judaism’s most important sites.


Jerusalem Day march takes place peacefully

By JC Reporter, June 5, 2016

The Jerusalem Day march passed off without incident despite fears that its route through the Muslim quarter of the Old City could spark violence.

The march by religious Zionist youth, which took place on Sunday afternoon, has become an annual source of tension.


Bus explosion in Jerusalem

By JC Reporter, April 18, 2016

A bus explosion in Jerusalem could have been caused by an improvised explosive device, the city's mayor has said.

Police said the bus that blew up was empty at the time, but around 15 people were injured on an adjacent bus.

Two of those hurt were said to have suffered serious injuries.

Mayor Nir Barkat said an IED had been fixed to the bus's chasis and later blew up.


You can't help thinking, I'll be stabbed next

By Tim Marshall, March 31, 2016

While walking from Jerusalem's Jaffa Street to the Old City, I spent the first three minutes looking at everyone and wondering if they were going to stab me. This was stupid on the grounds of it being highly improbable, and because, in those moments of distraction, I was more likely to be hit by a tram.


Political crisis looms as rabbis go to war

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 17, 2016

When the deal establishing a new prayer area at the Western Wall was announced in January, it seemed to be pass without too much fuss.

The Charedi parties registered their opposition to making any concessions to the Reform and Conservative movements but, since the agreement preserved the strictly-Orthodox control of the main Kotel plaza, they were content to leave it at that.


Charedi parties warn Bibi over Kotel deal

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2016

Shas and United Torah Judaism, the strictly Orthodox parties in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, are demanding that the government cancel the agreement signed in January with the Reform and Conservative movements allowing them use of a new prayer area by the Western Wall.


Why Israelis call this the 'ground zero' of terror

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 25, 2016

Once the main exit from the Old City of Jerusalem to the north, Damascus Gate - Sha'ar Shkhem in Hebrew or Bab al Amud in Arabic - is still a major thoroughfare and commercial centre of east Jerusalem.

In recent months it has also become one of the main sites for Palestinian attacks, and as a result is being called the "ground zero of terror".