Noam Shalit: We kidnapped soldiers too

By Jennifer Lipman, March 16, 2012

The father of the IDF soldier captured by Hamas and released five years later last October has given a controversial interview expressing a level of understanding of the terrorist groups' actions.

Noam Shalit, whose son Gilad was just 19 years old when he was kidnapped during a cross border raid, revealed his ambitions to become a Labour Party Knesset member in January.


Israel averted much bigger war with Gaza

March 15, 2012

As the ceasefire took hold between Israel and terrorist groups in Gaza this week, the streets of the Strip began to fill with people heading to a victory parade organised by Islamic Jihad.


In Ashkelon, trauma runs deep

By Nathan Jeffay, March 15, 2012

The intense bout of rocket fire at southern Israel may be over, but Ilana Shemla-Laloum of Ashkelon expects to feel its effects for two years.

That is how long it was after Operation Cast Lead before her youngest daughter, now six, felt safe sleeping in her own room instead of her mother's.


British woman arrested over alleged terror threat to Milan synagogue

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2012

A British woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot against an Italian synagogue.

Scotland Yard said the woman, 40, was being questioned over allegations that she was collecting information that could aid terrorism.


Israelis warned of terror threat in Turkey

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2012

Fears about a potential terror attack in Turkey have prompted Israel to warn its citizens not to travel there.

Until about two years ago, Turkey was one of the most popular tourist destinations for Israel. But relations became frosty in the wake of the deaths of Turkish anti-Israel activists on board a Gaza-bound flotilla in May 2010, and have been fractured ever since.


Truce to stop Israel Gaza border violence

By Jennifer Lipman, March 13, 2012

A truce is in place between Israel and Gaza terrorist groups after more than 220 rockets were sent into southern Israel in the space of four days.

Although no official truce has been announced, according to Israeli minister Matan Vilnai the tensions on the border "appear to be behind us."


Calls for restraint as rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel continue

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

The secretary general of the United Nations has expressed concern at the "terrible price" being paid by civilians in the wake of the escalation of hostilities on the Gaza border.


Rocket fire from Gaza to Israel enters fourth day

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

Violence on the border between Israel and Gaza has continued into a fourth day.

Since Friday, more than 160 rockets have been fired into Israel day and night by terrorist groups inside the Gaza Strip, including Islamic Jihad.

In retaliation for the attacks two Palestinian militants were killed on Monday morning as Israel's Air Force targeted terror cells operating in the area.


Journalist arrested for Delhi bomb attack on Israeli diplomat

By Jessica Elgot, March 7, 2012

A New Delhi journalist has been arrested by police, linking him to a bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s wife in the city.

Syed Mohammed Kazmi was described in local media as working freelance for an Iranian news agency. Police have searched his property over the last two days, but would not identify any evidence found.


Murdered Fogel family remembered in Israel a year later

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2012

Friends and family of the five members of the same family who were slain last March in one of the most shocking atrocities in Israeli history have marked the first yartzheit of their deaths.

Udi and Ruth Fogel, and three of their children, including three-month-old Hadas Fogel, were found dead at their home on Friday March 11 2011.