Palestinians

Thousands pay tribute to four killed in terror attack

By Josh Jackman, June 9, 2016

Well-wishers gathered in defiance at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market today to eat, sing and shop after a night of terror.

US youth group Ohr Torah Stone led a chant of Am Yisrael Chai as visitors laid flowers and Israeli flags as tributes to the four Israelis killed by the shootings last night in the centre of the city.

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Pro-Israel group complains to Labour over pro-Palestinian activists’ 'offensive' remarks

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

A prominent grassroots organisation has reported a pro-Palestinian group to the Labour Party for “highly offensive” language in an appeal to take part in the Shami Chakrabarti antisemitism inquiry.

The inquiry, which will stop receiving submissions on Friday, was set up after more than 20 Labour members, councillors and MPs were suspended in the last few months.

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There is no political will for a two-state solution, Biden tells Aipac

By Josh Jackman, March 21, 2016

US Vice-President Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington DC yesterday that “no political will exists among Israelis or Palestinians” to find a peaceful solution to ongoing hostilities.

Addressing more than 18,000 people at the event, the vice-president also condemned Israeli settlement policies.

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Anti-Israel activists protest against Knesset Speaker's address to MPs in Westminster

By Josh Jackman, March 1, 2016

Activists campaigned against Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein's meeting with members of Parliament in London this week.

The speaker - who lives in the West Bank settlement of Neve Daniel, south of Jerusalem - met British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Tuesday and will address MPs at Westminster Palace on Wednesday, at the invitation of his counterpart in the House of Commons, John Bercow.

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Israeli journalist accused over ‘Elders of Zion’ comment

By Josh Jackman, February 1, 2016

An Israeli journalist has been condemned for “blatant antisemitism” after referring to “the Elders of Zion” during a university lecture.

Amira Hass, a reporter for Ha’aretz, alluded to a conspiracy which involved Israel planning “from the start” to take Palestinian land as their own, during a lecture she gave to 200 people at Kent University.

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Israeli soldiers attacked in two attempted stabbings in West Bank

By Josh Jackman, January 8, 2016

Four Palestinians have been killed after they attempted to attack Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.

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Two Jews charged over West Bank fire-bomb attack

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

Two Jews have been indicted over the arson attack on a Palestinian home in the West Bank in which two parents and their one-and-a-half-year-old child were killed.

Amiram Ben-Uliel, a 21-year-old West Bank settler, has been charged with the murder of Ali Dawabsheh and his parents, Riham and Saad, while a minor has been charged with being an accessory to murder.

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Ex-Cambridge academic justifies boycotting Israeli schoolgirl by claiming ‘Jews have become Nazis'

By Marcus Dysch, December 1, 2015

A former Cambridge academic who told a 13-year-old Israeli girl she would answer her questions about horses when there is peace in Palestine has claimed “the Jews have become the Nazis”.

Marsha Levine, an expert on horses with more than 40 years of experience, said she could not help the teenager because she came from a country whose prime minister “wanted ethnic cleansing”.

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Anti-Israel group claims discrimination after Co-op Bank closes its account

By Marcus Dysch, November 25, 2015

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign claims it has launched a legal case against the Co-operative Bank after its account was suddenly closed.

The anti-Israel campaign group said the move amounted to discrimination.

The PSC said the bank had cited its own “risk appetite” as the only stated reason behind the decision.

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Student anger after "terror" vigil at University of Leeds

By Naomi Firsht, October 22, 2015

Members of a pro-Palestinian student society held a vigil outside the University of Leeds students union for Palestinian “victims of the recent wave of violence”. The list included some of those who were suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians.

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