Female soldier wounded after Jerusalem stabbing attack

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2012

An Israeli soldier is recovering in hospital after she was stabbed on a train in Jerusalem.

The soldier, 19, was on the way to her army base and was leaving the city's light rail train when an attacker stabbed her in the chest and arm. She was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital.


FCO bans Israel-Gibraltar 'friendship stamp'

By Marcus Dysch, February 23, 2012

One is a contested territory besieged for centuries by neighbours fighting to capture it - the other is Jerusalem's David Citadel tower.


'Price tag' attack on interfaith Jerusalem school

By Jennifer Lipman, February 8, 2012

Extremist Jewish vandals are believed to be behind an attack on a mixed Jewish and Arab school in Jerusalem.

Police found Hebrew graffiti calling for "Death to Arabs" on the wall of the "Hand in Hand" school. At the same time, vandals targeted a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem.


Jerusalem marathon to have a global feel

By Amy Solomon, January 3, 2012

Athletes from around the world have already registered for the second annual Jerusalem marathon taking place in March.


Natalie Portman visits Israel with Alef

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman has visited Israel to introduce her baby son to family members still living there.

Ms Portman, who was born Natalie Hershlag in Jerusalem, was joined by her fiancé, choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Their son Alef was born six months ago.


Welcome to Jerusalem - city of ice

By Jennifer Lipman, December 30, 2011

When we think of the Israeli climate, warm weather almost always comes to mind. But next year will see a celebration in Jerusalem that marks the exact opposite.


Shimon Peres rained out of his home

By Jennifer Lipman, December 30, 2011

Severe rain has left the Israeli president unable to stay in his home.

Shimon Peres will move to a flat in Jerusalem for four months while repairs are carried out to his official presidential residence, Beit Hanasi.

His spokeswoman, Ayelet Frish, said a rainstorm had flooded the dining room and other parts of the house, and also caused damage to the building's wiring.


Gender segregation 'not Jewish law' says top rabbi

By Jennifer Lipman, December 5, 2011

Israel's Sephardi chief rabbi has weighed into the ongoing issue of gender segregation in public areas.

In recent months there have been reports of Orthodox passengers enforcing a de facto segregation system on buses in Jerusalem and other areas, with woman who board told to sit at the back.


York students reject Hebrew University twinning

By Marcus Dysch, December 5, 2011

Students at York University have rejected the chance to link their union with Jerusalem's Hebrew University.

A referendum was initiated by politics student Jacob Campbell, who said he wanted to stand up for Israel and curb anti-Israel and antisemitic activity on British campuses.


JNF UK won't back Yachad

By Simon Rocker, December 1, 2011

JNF UK has refused to back a campaign to halt the eviction of a Palestinian family from a house in East Jerusalem, saying the protests aid the demonisation of Israel.

Yachad, the alternative Israel advocacy group, appealed to JNF to intervene to prevent the removal of the Sumarin family in Silwan.

The Israeli courts have ruled that the property belongs to Himnuta, a subsidiary of Keren Kayem