International

Peres

Peres serious but stable

Doctors noted a slight improvement on Monday in the condition of former president Shimon Peres, as the 93-year-old remained in a serious but stable condition nearly a week after suffering a stroke and bleeding on the brain.

terror

Upsurge in terror

Terrorists have been renewing attacks, keen to convince citizens of Israel that a year on, they still can’t breathe easy.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Backlash over Bibi ‘ethnic cleansing’ claim

America is seething and other Western allies are said to be furious, after Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that calling for settlement withdrawal is tantamount to demanding “ethnic cleansing”.

Palestinian Authority

PA elections put on hold

The Palestinian Authority has put plans for elections on ice, in a move that will save its leaders from likely humiliation at the ballot box.

Dr Katrina Lantos Swett

Protest over Hungarian honour

Dr Katrina Lantos Swett is returning a state award she received from the Hungarian government to protest the same award being presented to a nationalist journalist described as racist and anti-Semitic.

Rescue personnel digging in the search for missing workers at a construction site collapse in Tel Aviv, Sept. 5, 2016. (JTA)

Death toll rises in construction tragedy

The body of a worker was pulled from the rubble on Tuesday following the collapse of a four-level underground parking structure, bringing the death toll to four.

Naz Shah, center, was suspended from the British Labour Party on April 27, 2016. (JTA)

Anti-Semitic death threat against UK MP

A Jewish member of the British Parliament was put under police protection following an anti-Semitic death threat against Ruth Smeeth on Facebook.

Putin

Putin to host peace talks?

The Palestinians are ready to participate in a peace initiative, the office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said this week.

Michah Lakin Avni

Palestinian scouts glorify terrorist

From the moment his father was murdered in Jerusalem, Micah Lakin Avni knew that people would glorify the killers. But he never dreamed it would be scouts.

Hamas World Vision

World Vision Gaza head trial begins

Court proceedings started this week against Mohammad El-Halabi, the Gaza man accused of siphoning World Vision charity money to Hamas.