Nikki Haley says UN commander in Lebanon ‘blind’ to illegal arms trafficking

Maj Gen Michael Beary says Unifil has found no evidence of weapons being illegally stockpiled in the area US ambassador Nikki Haley sharply criticised the UN peacekeeping commander in Lebanon on Friday,... Read more »

Barbican accused of showing antisemitic film in science fiction season

Creator of futuristic fantasy screening at arts centre says her film is a work of art and not propaganda about Palestine/Israel conflict The head of the UK’s main Jewish organisation has accused... Read more »

The dangers of essentialising Jews and Israelis | Letters

Noam Schimmel argues that Giles Fraser has potentially contributed to prejudice and discrimination Giles Fraser refers to Jews as a race and refers to Israel as a country predicated on race (In America... Read more »

Nicole Krauss: ‘The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end’

The American author talks about setting her new novel in Tel Aviv – and why she brought Kafka into it Nicole Krauss is an internationally bestselling author. Her novel, The History of... Read more »

Why America’s antisemites can hate Jews but still claim to admire Israel | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

If Israel’s PM has trouble denouncing US neo-nazism, it’s possibly because the far right of both countries support the concept of a secure homeland based on race My mother-in-law has just arrived... Read more »

Swiss hotel accused of antisemitism over pool warning

Israeli deputy minister demands Swiss government condemn Paradies hotel over notices singling out Jewish guests Israel has lodged official complaints after a hotel in Switzerland posted signs telling Jewish guests to shower... Read more »

Israeli diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested in fraud investigation

Steinmetz, one of the world’s richest people, is one of five people being held after a series of raids by police in Israel One of the world’s wealthiest men has again been... Read more »

Auschwitz survivor who was world’s oldest man dies at 113

Israel Kristal, who was only member of his family to survive war, described as ‘very hardworking’ by grandson Israel Kristal, the world’s oldest man who lived through both world wars and survived... Read more »

Israeli government moves to impose ban on al-Jazeera news network

Reporters have press cards revoked and cable and satellite broadcasters asked to block transmission of Qatar-based network Israel will seek to ban Qatar’s flagship al-Jazeera news network from operating in the country,... Read more »

Netanyahu: fraud investigation is ‘background noise’ – video

The Israeli prime minister dismisses a statement by Israeli police that names him as a suspect in two cases of alleged fraud. During a televised address on Friday, Benjamin Netanyahu describes the... Read more »