Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu appears in court at his corruption trial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court today at his corruption trial to hear prosecutors make their allegations against him. Prosecutors say Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister used his political influence as ‘currency’ to buy favours from media executives and wealthy businessmen. The evidentiary phase of the trial was beginning as Israel’s political parties were … Read more

Crowds gather at holy sites across Jerusalem for Easter as the country unlocks

Israel’s world-leading vaccination programme allowed crowds to gather for Easter celebrations in Jerusalem, while most of the world still restricts gatherings. Christians in the Holy Land marked Good Friday without the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the days leading up to Easter because of the coronavirus, but a modest crowd was able to turn out … Read more

Crowds gather at holy sites across Jerusalem for Easter as the country unlocks

Israel’s world-leading vaccination programme allowed crowds to gather for Easter celebrations in Jerusalem, while most of the world still restricts gatherings. Christians in the Holy Land marked Good Friday without the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the days leading up to Easter because of the coronavirus, but a modest crowd was able to turn out … Read more

Crowds gather at holy sites across Jerusalem for Easter as the country unlocks

Israel’s world-leading vaccination programme allowed crowds to gather for Easter celebrations in Jerusalem, while most of the world still restricts gatherings. Christians in the Holy Land marked Good Friday without the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the days leading up to Easter because of the coronavirus, but a modest crowd was able to turn out … Read more

Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert fights back against troll after release from Iranian jail

An Australian academic who spent 804 days in one of Iran’s toughest prisons on trumped-up spying charges has detailed abuse by an obsessive troll. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was released by Iran in a prisoner swap deal in November, was accused of being an Israeli agent several times by Tim Anderson, who was sacked by Sydney … Read more

Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert fights back against troll after release from Iranian jail

An Australian academic who spent 804 days in one of Iran’s toughest prisons on trumped-up spying charges has detailed abuse by an obsessive troll. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was released by Iran in a prisoner swap deal in November, was accused of being an Israeli agent several times by Tim Anderson, who was sacked by Sydney … Read more

Gaza rocket hits southern Israel shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu toured the region on election day 

Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket at southern Israel today, the army said, shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured the region on election day.  There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties caused by the attack on Israeli territory. ‘A short while ago, a projectile was fired from the Gaza Strip into … Read more

How London pub the Carlton Tavern survived the Blitz AND the bulldozer

Built more than a century ago, it’s an historic pub that survived the Blitz and even being bulldozed when campaigners identified a major planning permission error. And now the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale, West London, is set to reopen next month – six years after the developers were sensationally told to rebuild it ‘brick … Read more