Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Diaspora groups voice support for Israel under attack

    Diaspora groups have expressed support for Israel and emphasised its right to defending itself as rocket fire rains down on civilians living near to the Gaza border.

    Israel launched Operation "Pillar of Cloud" on Wednesday, which is thought to be the most serious military action carried out in the region for four years, after enduring a sustained barrage of rocket and mortar fire over the border. There have now been civilian casualties on both sides.

    In the UK, the Board of Deputies of British Jews posted a statement on Twitter, noting that "no other country would see its civilians being targeted and do nothing - Israel [is] entitled to protect itself." They added: "Our prayers are with all innocent civilians in Mid East. Loss of life is to be mourned but Israel has legitimate right to defend her people."

    The Anti-Defamation League pointed out that "in the face of the unceasing rocket and mortar fire" launched by terrorist groups including Hamas, Israel had shown tremendous restraint. "This operation is directly targeting the leadership responsible for these attacks, as well as the warehouses and facilities housing their weapons," said national director Abraham Foxman. "No country in the world would stand by and tolerate such attacks on more than a million civilians."

    A British based charity is urging people to donate money in order to support the more than a million Israeli civilians living in the firing line. Donors can give to UK Toremet and specify which charity their money goes to and what project it is used for, including emergency aid, building shelters and rebuilding homes, and medical treatment for the injured.

World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
World

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...
World

Theresa May agrees to look into case of British...

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Theresa May agrees to look into case of British...
World

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...

Sonia Zhuravlyova

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...
World

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...

Toby Axelrod

Thursday, December 1, 2016

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...
World

"This is probably the last election for me" Hol...

Michael Moran

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"This is probably the last election for me" Hol...
World

Australian abuse report

Henry Benjamin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Australian abuse report
World

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...
World

Tatiana Navka, wife of Putin’s press secretary,...

Michael Moran

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tatiana Navka, wife of Putin’s press secretary,...