Baroness Ashton speech attacked

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

The European Union's High Representative has been criticised for attempting to "draw parallels" between the killings in France and the situation in Gaza.


Unions 'not a lost cause over Israel'

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 17, 2011

Executive members of four British trade unions visited Israel and the West Bank as part of a delegation organised by Trade Unions Friends of Israel.

Senior members of the major union GMB, the bakery industry union BFAWU, the fourth largest UK union USDAW and the vice-president of the Community Union completed a six-day trip meeting Israeli and Palestinian union members, Israeli government offic


Gaza terrorists send two more rockets into Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, August 4, 2011

Two more Grad rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory on Wednesday evening.

One hit the entrance the Southern city of Ashkelon, the other an open area in the Lakhish region, not far from the border town of Sderot.

A Lakhist resident told Ynet that the rockets were frightening but that many residents did not have bomb shelters. "We have nowhere to go," she said.


UK minister: better ways than Gaza flotilla

By Anshel Pfeffer and Martin Bright, June 29, 2011

Middle East minister Alistair Burt became the first Foreign Office minister to visit the Gaza Strip in five years on Tuesday, as he toured a United Nations school in Jabalia refugee camp and met business leaders in Gaza City.


Conservative MPs meet Sderot teenagers

By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2011

A group of MPs visited Israel to learn more about security issues and British-Israeli trade links as part of a trip organised by Conservative Friends of Israel.

The six Conservative Party politicians, including government whip Chloe Smith, Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley and South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler, travelled around the country including to the southern town of Sderot.


British ambassador learns 'reality' of Sderot life

By Jennifer Lipman, June 1, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has praised the spirit of Israelis who live under the constant threat of terror attack, while on a visit to the southern town of Sderot.

Matthew Gould spent Wednesday with Sderot's mayor David Buskila. The town is located just 840 metres from the Gaza border and continues to face rocket attacks by Hamas.


Teenager injured after shell hits Israeli bus

By Jennifer Lipman, April 7, 2011

Two people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been seriously wounded after anti-tank missile sent from the Gaza Strip hit a moving school-bus near Kibbutz Sa’ad, in Southern Israel.


Google founders, Bloomberg among Forbes billionaires

By Jennifer Lipman, March 10, 2011

The founders of Google and Hungarian-born financier George Soros are among the 50 richest people on the planet.

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the world’s billionaires, topped for the second consecutive year by Mexico’s Carlos Slim.

The highest placed Jewish person on the list was Larry Ellison, the founder of software communications company Oracle.


FZY gap year group visits Sderot

By FZY Year Course, November 24, 2010

Around 50 members of the FZY year course programme visited the Israeli town of Sderot, near the border with the Gaza Strip, to find out about life under the constant threat of rocket fire.

Read more about the trip here



Outrage over church Israeli 'war crimes' show

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 30, 2010

Manchester's Jewish communal leaders have raised serious concerns with the Church of England's senior churchman in the city this week after its principal cathedral hosted an exhibition which its organisers claim is evidence of Israeli war crimes.

Manchester Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of Manchester, is hosting the Loss of Innocence exhibition, 50 drawings by Palestinian children which include gruesome depictions of Israel's 2009 Gaza operation.