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‘Four injured’ in kosher hotel bridge collapse

By Simon Rocker, August 5, 2015

A number of guests at a kosher hotel in Switzerland are said to have been treated for injuries after a wooden bridge collapsed.

According to unconfirmed reports, four people received treatment on the scene after the accident at Levin’s Hotel Metropol in Arosa on Tuesday night. Two people remained in hospital on Wednesday afternoon.


Bibi and Obama engage in Iran deal lobbying wars

By Jessica Weinstein, August 5, 2015

In direct appeals to American Jewish leaders, US President Barack Obama has warned that Israel would suffer if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged them to fight the deal.


Air France ‘regrets’ map that shows Gaza and West Bank, but not Israel

By Josh Jackman, August 4, 2015

Air France has said it “deeply regrets” omitting Israel from an in-flight map.

The airline was responding to more than a dozen Twitter users who raised the issue after a photo of the map, which labels Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but not Israel, was posted on social media.

The image was taken late last week by a customer on board an Air France flight.


Across Israel, thousands protest over hate attacks

By JC Reporter, August 2, 2015

Thousands of people took to the streets across Israel this weekend to demonstrate their solidarity with the victims of the West Bank arson attack on Friday and the stabbings at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride march the day before.


Palestinian baby burned to death in arson attack

By JC Reporter, July 31, 2015

A one-and-a-half year-old baby was burned to death and three of his family members were seriously hurt late last night after their house was firebombed by settlers in the village of Douma, near Nablus.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack as a “horrific, heinous” crime that is “a terror attack in every respect.”


Iran agreement contains 'secret side deals that Kerry has not seen'

By Orlando Radice, July 30, 2015

Two Republican members of the US Congress claim that the nuclear deal with Iran hinges on two secret side agreements that the Obama administration has not seen.


Netanyahu to visit UK for bilateral talks

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit London in September to speak with David Cameron.

Mr Netanyahu, who was re-elected in March, will discuss issues with the British Prime Minister including the Iran nuclear deal and the Israel-Palestinian peace process.


Canadian couple planned to kill Jewish children in synagogue to 'save them from hell'

By Josh Jackman, July 29, 2015

A Muslim extremist couple convicted of planning a terrorist attack were planning to kill Jewish children, court documents have revealed.

Canadians Amanda Korody and John Nuttall were found guilty last month of planning to detonate bombs outside the British Columbia legislature during Canada Day celebrations in 2013, when thousands of people would have been present.


Britain freed ‘hundreds’ of WW2 Nazis

By Sandy Rashty, July 29, 2015

Britain released “hundreds” of suspected Nazi war criminals after the Holocaust, according to a leading historian.


Le Pen charged with Holocaust denial

By Michel Gurfinkiel, July 29, 2015

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder and former president of France's National Front party, is to be charged over antisemitic remarks he made on TV earlier this year.

Le Pen told BFMTV on April 2: "The gas chambers are just a minor detail in Second World War history, unless one says that Second World War was just a minor detail of the history of gas chambers."