Israeli teenager stabbed in third recent terrorist attack

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

A Palestinian terrorist has stabbed an Israeli child at a petrol station near the Old City in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police reported that the 15-year-old victim was in a moderate condition at Shaare Zedek Hospital, and that officers had shot the assailant dead at the scene.


We care for all Jerusalem residents says Jerusalem Foundation president

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2015

For almost half a century, the Jerusalem Foundation (JF) has been quietly working behind the scenes of life in Israel's capital, but the charity's new president is keen to bring its work into the public eye.

Italian businesswoman Yohanna Arbib Perugia wants the charity's work on Israeli-Arab coexistence and other socially orientated projects to boost the international image of Jerusalem.


Police numbers boosted after Temple Mount riots

September 17, 2015

Hundreds of extra police officers will be deployed in Jerusalem after violence flared at Temple Mount this week.

In three consecutive days of clashes, Palestinian youths threw explosives, firebombs and stones at police, and attacked civilians approaching the complex.

The violence came as Israel marked the New Year and a day after an Israeli man suffered a fatal crash after a rock was thrown


Why London's eruv is sprouting in Jerusalem

By Nathan Jeffay, September 17, 2015

Jerusalem is gearing up for one of the largest Jewish art festivals ever held in the city - and one of the most unusual works to be displayed draws on the religious life of the London community.

Organisers of the Second Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art expect to attract thousands of Jewish tourists visiting Israel for the chagim, and well as large numbers of locals.

"The main o


Palestinians clash with police on Temple Mount

By Josh Jackman, September 13, 2015

Police have clashed with Palestinian rioters on Temple Mount before the start of Rosh Hashanah.

Stun grenades and tear gas were used to disperse rioters who had barricaded themselves inside the Al Aqsa Mosque overnight, where Israeli police said they were preparing for a riot.

Protesters threw rocks and fireworks, while pipe bombs were later found at the scene. No casualties were reported.


Winds whip up large forest fire near Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, July 24, 2015

Israeli firefighters are battling to put out a “growing” blaze near Jerusalem.

The fire was ignited in the Beit Shemesh area, east of Jerusalem, on Friday afternoon.

Authorities have said that the fire, which started in the Ya’ar Ha’Nasi forest, is: “Growing at a tremendous rate due to strong winds”.


Honey sweetens Women's Week pot

May 18, 2015

The face of this year's Wizo UK Jewish Women's Week collection campaign is Yossi, who struggled at school because of severe learning difficulties, but was given the opportunity through Wizo to train as a chef in Israel. He now manages a trendy Jerusalem restaurant.


Leeds chefs making a meal of their training

By John Fisher, May 14, 2015

The visit of Israeli chef Yossi Elud from award-winning Soho restaurant, The Palomar, to Leeds' MAZ community centre inspired eight amateur chefs to cook up a storm.

Under the tutelage of Mr Elud, Chloe Mitchell, Sara Graham, Rebecca Manning, Michele Jackson, Mike Sheaf, Andrew Lewis, Ayala Graham and Sarah Gould put their culinary skills to the test.


Paris mayor: Jewish life is vibrant here

By Nathan Jeffay, May 14, 2015

With her city's Jews still reeling after the Hyper Cacher supermarket murders in January, the Mayor of Paris gave an impassioned speech in Jerusalem this week on her determination to fight antisemitism.

Anne Hidalgo did not limit herself to general statements, but also addressed the thorny topic of whether opposition to Israel is sometimes used to obscure Jew-hatred.


Israel hit by race riots

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 7, 2015

Two angry protests against police violence have brought the challenges facing Israel's Ethiopians to the fore.

Sixty-eight people were injured and 43 arrests were made at the second demonstration, which took place in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. Thousands of Israeli-Ethiopians and members of other communities took part.