Over to basketball correspondent Gilad Shalit

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2012

It is any basketball fan's dream – to write a column about the sport's winners and losers for a national newspaper.

But for Gilad Shalit, it will also mark his first professional role after nearly six years as a prisoner of Hamas terrorists.


Heroic acts of a favourite villain

By Stephen Pollard, April 26, 2012

There are certain sentences which just can't be uttered. You know the sort of thing. If a politician said that most voters are idiots, he'd quickly be an ex-politician; and a rabbi who said that his shul board should stick to selling shmutters would soon be looking for a new congregation.


Journalists 'linked with IDF'

By Jessica Elgot, March 8, 2012

Claims by Libyan militia linking two captive British journalists to the Israeli Defence Forces is "media manipulation", say human rights experts.

Faraj Swehli, commander of the Libyan militia, said the two Press TV journalists detained in Misrata were being held for "possible espionage" after IDF equipment was apparently found in the men's belonging.


English Heritage turns down plaque honouring 19th century Jewish woman editor

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2012

English Heritage has rejected a request to put up a blue plaque outside the Mayfair address of a Jewish woman who edited two major British newspapers in the 1890s.

Rachel Beer's contribution to British journalism as editor of both the Observer and the Sunday Times was largely overlooked, until last year when Israeli writers Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev published a book telling the story of The


Marie Colvin: The bravest reporter of the MidEast

February 23, 2012

My friend Marie Colvin was not only one of the finest reporters of her generation, she was also a charming woman with a keen sense of humour who loved nothing more than covering a good story.

You only have to look at the tributes that have been paid to her courage and tenacity from all over the world to see that she was no ordinary journalist, which is why she won so many awards during her long


Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2012

Veteran journalist Marie Colvin is believed to have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs.

According to Reuters, the American-born Ms Colvin and a French photographer were trapped in a house that was being shelled, but were hit in a rocket attack as they attempted to flee.


End of the line: bid to see BBC's Balen Report is rejected

By Jessica Elgot, February 16, 2012

The Supreme Court will not force the BBC to reveal a report on its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This week, the court's five justices unanimously dismissed the appeal of solicitor Steven Sugar, who had challenged the Corporation under the Freedom of Information Act to release the 2004 report, compiled by the BBC's senior editorial consultant, Malcolm Balen.


Guardian attack on CST prompts anger

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2012

The Guardian has apologised after it implicated the Community Security Trust in a story attacking Education Secretary Michael Gove.

The newspaper ran a piece criticising Mr Gove's role in awarding government funding to the charity while he also sat on CST's advisory board.


Guardian admits mistakes with Gove and CST piece

By Jennifer Lipman, January 30, 2012

The Guardian has admitted that the publication of a "misleading" article questioning funding for a Jewish security organisation on Holocaust Memorial Day was ill-timed.

The story about Education Secretary Michael Gove's connection to the Community Security Trust was posted online on Friday but was ready for publication before then.


Iran's UK mouthpiece, Press TV, pushed off the air

By Marcus Dysch, January 26, 2012

The Israel lobbying group, Bicom, the British and US governments, and the Royal Family have been blamed by Press TV for the channel's demise.

Broadcasting standards watchdog Ofcom revoked Press TV's licence with immediate effect last Friday after ruling that Iranian authorities were responsible for editorial decisions on the channel's shows in Britain.

Ofcom warned last October that it was p