Hamas condemned for violence, assaults on journalists

By Jennifer Lipman, April 1, 2011

A media watchdog has condemned terrorist group Hamas for incidents of "violence and intimidation against journalists" covering events in the Gaza Strip.

According to the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least four reporters attempting to cover peaceful protests in the area were "physically assaulted and obstructed" by Hamas security forces on Wednesday.


Jewish writers up for Orwell prize

By Jennifer Lipman, March 31, 2011

A prestigious journalism prize has become the scene of a battle between some of Britain's most successful Jewish writers.

Among the 15 nominees for the 2011 Orwell Prize, which honours exceptional political reporting, are Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman, Israeli-born Guardian writer Rachel Shabi and David Cohen of the Evening Standard.


Anti-Zionist Nir Rosen resigns from LSE, after two days

By Jessica Elgot, March 28, 2011

Pro-Hizbollah journalist Nir Rosen has resigned from a controversial fellowship at LSE, just days after announcing his appointment.

Mr Rosen, a staunch anti-Zionist, announced on Friday that he had been appointed a Fellow at LSE's Centre for Global Governance.

He was widely criticised in February for comments he made about the sexual assault of CBS reporter Lara Logan.


'Ludicrous': Reuters calls terrorist attack 'Palestinian strike'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 27, 2011

Jewish groups have complained of “ludicrous” and “dangerous” reporting for the way news agency Reuters covered the bomb in central Jerusalem.

The attack, which Israeli police said was the work of terrorists, was described by the Reuters in copy sent out around the world as “a Palestinian strike”.


Two new members join JC board

March 24, 2011

Two new non-executive directors have joined the board of the Jewish Chronicle.

Daniel Finkelstein, executive editor of The Times and a JC and Times columnist, and Michael Marx, a property developer who is chairman of the London Jewish Cultural Centre, become the newest members.

The new board, chaired by lawyer and writer Anthony Julius, took over in January.


Netanyahu to answer your questions live on YouTube

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be grilled by a global interview panel when he appears on the virtual series YouTube World View next week.

Mr Netanyahu will be only the third world leader after Barack Obama and David Cameron to answer questions put to him on the YouTube programme.


He's got Israel going radio gaga

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 3, 2011

A Manchester man has given up his career in finance to help found Israel's first sports talk-radio station.

Mark Gordon, 41, originally from Whitefield, made aliyah with his family last August but has already found his calling through the microphone.

The former finance director now hosts his own show on Jerusalem's English-speaking Israel Sports Radio.


Assange: Hislop 'distorted' Jewish conspiracy comments

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2011

Julian Assange has accused Private Eye editor Ian Hislop of distorting his comments about Jews in an interview published in the magazine.

Mr Assange said the suggestion that he had referred to a “Jewish conspiracy,” out to get him, was “completely false”.


Hall of Fame: Alan Rusbridger

March 2, 2011

"Big day. Coming to terms with revelation that I am Jewish."


Middle East journalist Jerrold Kessel dies in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2011

Friends and colleagues of the late Yoram Kessel, a journalist who was for 20 years an Israel correspondent for the Jewish Chronicle, have paid tribute to his modesty and passion for his craft.

Mr Kessel, who died on Thursday at the age of 65, had been battling with cancer for some time.