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Shock as border officers draw penis in Israeli’s passport

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2015

Seasoned travellers are used to stacking up a passport full of stamps as they tour the globe.

But Israeli backpacker Itay Blumental received a more unique marking as he arrived in Argentina.


Poland’s new defence minister 'agreed with antisemitic conspiracy theory'

By Sandy Rashty, November 11, 2015

Poland’s new defence minister allegedly claimed that there is a Jewish plan to dominate the world.

The reported comments by Antoni Macierewicz, who represents the right-wing Law and Justice party, were revealed after his party secured an absolute majority in the country’s general election.


Donald Trump praises Israel's separation barrier

By Josh Jackman, November 11, 2015

Donald Trump has called Israel’s separation barrier a success while discussing his plan to erect a wall across the US-Mexico border.

Speaking at the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday, the billionaire frontrunner once again outlined his plan to repatriate all 11 million undocumented Mexican immigrants.


Israeli spy Pollard to be released – but will have to remain in US

By JC Reporter, November 10, 2015

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will not be able to travel to Israel after his release from jail next week, despite calls for President Obama to intervene on his behalf.

Mr Pollard, who is set to be released next Friday after 30 years in prison, must remain in the US for five years, according to the terms of his parole.


Helmut Schmidt, a Nazi Youth leader who had Jewish ancestry, dies aged 96

By Naomi Firsht, November 10, 2015

The former Chancellor of West Germany Helmut Schmidt has died aged 96.

Mr Schmidt was West German Chancellor from 1974 until 1982 during the height of the Cold War.

His relationship with the Jewish community and possible ties to the Nazi party remained ambiguous during his life.


Modigliani painting fetches £113 million in New York auction

By JC Reporter, November 10, 2015

A painting by Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani has sold for $170.4 million (£113 million), the second-highest price at auction for any artwork.

Reclining Nude was sold by Christies in New York on Monday night to an unnamed Chinese collector thought to be billionaire investor Liu Yiqian.


Bibi pledges commitment to two-state solution in meeting with Obama

By JC Reporter, November 9, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Barack Obama that he remains committed to the two-state solution and is interested in taking practical steps to calm tensions with the Palestinians in a meeting in Washington today.


Looking for best arguments to defend Israel? There’s an app for that

By Josh Jackman, November 9, 2015

A former Nasa engineer has created the first Israel advocacy app, with the aim of promoting the Jewish State outside its usual circles of support.


Former Israel president Yitzchak Navon dies

By Rosa Doherty, November 8, 2015

Yitzhak Navon, Israel's fifth President has died aged 94.

He was buried on Sunday, at the cemetery of Nation’s Great on top of Mount Herzl.

Mr Navon who was the country’s first president to be born in Jerusalem, died on Saturday morning.


Five wounded in West Bank attack

By Rosa Doherty, November 8, 2015

Five Israelis have been wounded in a West Bank car-ramming and stabbing Attack.

According to emergency services MDA, a car ramming was reported in the West Bank at the Tapuah Junction towards Huwara, on Sunday morning.

A driver was seen accelerating towards civilians who were standing at a near by hitchhiking spot.