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Wrong to blame Israel for failure to make peace, says Clinton

By Josh Jackman, April 12, 2016

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said it is “not accurate or fair or useful” to blame Israel for the lack of a peace deal with the Palestinians.

She also called her commitment to Israel “personal” and took a shot at her potential rival for the presidency, Republican candidate Donald Trump, for his changing positions on the Jewish state.


Abbas son’s $1 million shares named in Panama leak

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 11, 2016

The son of Palestinian president Mahmouud Abbas owns $1m worth of shares in a Palestinian investment company, the Panama Papers have revealed.

In the mega-leak of documents from Panamanian law office Mossack Fonseca, published by over 100 news organisations two weeks ago, are the files of the Arab Palestinian Investment Company (APIC), incorporated in the Virgin Islands in 1994.


Israelis visiting Turkey warned to leave as soon as possible as terror threat rises

By JC Reporter, April 10, 2016

Israel has urged its citizens in Turkey to leave as soon as they can.

The Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau advised visitors to Turkey to “avoid crowded tourist areas, follow instructions of local authorities and get out as soon as possible”.

According to Israeli media, the warning followed a “sharpening of the high level of threat in Turkey”.


Nazi SS guard dies days before standing trial

By Jessica Weinstein, April 8, 2016

A former Auschwitz guard has died days before his trial.

Ernst Tremmel died aged 93, just before he was due to stand trial for 1,075 counts of accessory to murder, covering the time he worked at the camp from November 1942 to June 1943. His trial was scheduled for April 13.


Sanders under fire for saying 10,000 Palestinians killed in 2014 Gaza war

By Josh Jackman, April 7, 2016

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been criticised for saying that more than 10,000 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 2014 Gaza conflict.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry estimated that 761 civilians died during the hostilities, while the Gaza Health Ministry put the number at 1,617.


Israeli volleyball duo make history with Qatar match

By Simon Griver, April 7, 2016

For the first time ever, an Israeli beach volleyball team was allowed to compete in an Arab country this week.

Sean Faiga and Ariel Hilman made a surprise appearance in the FIVB Qatar Open in Doha after receiving visas at the last minute.


'France is losing a generation to hate'

By Shirli Sitbon, April 7, 2016

Experts on radicalisation in France have warned that an entire generation is being lost to extremists who peddle hatred of Jews.


Jean-Marie Le Pen fined over gas chambers comments

By JC Reporter, April 6, 2016

The former leader of France’s far-right Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has been fined 30,000 euros by a court in Paris for saying the Nazi gas chambers were a “detail’ of history.

French prosecutors opened an investigation after he made the remarks in a TV and radio interview in April last year.
Denying the Holocaust or crimes against humanity is an offence in France.


Trump missed grandson’s brit

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2016

Donald Trump missed the brit milah of his youngest grandson Theodore in New York last weekend.

The Republican candidate’s daughter Ivanka – who wore a white and pink dress to the brit of her baby - converted to Judaism in 2009 and took the Hebrew name Yael to marry property developer Jared Kushner.