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Sep 3, 2015

Israel to cut VAT, corporate taxes to buoy economy

JERUSALEM, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Israel will cut corporate and
value-added taxes to help boost economic growth after it
collected more tax than expected in recent months, Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

In a plan initiated by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, VAT
will drop to 17 percent from 18 percent and corporate tax to 25
percent from 26.5 percent.

Aug 14, 2015

Palestinian hunger striker loses consciousness in Israeli hospital

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian detainee in the ninth week of his hunger strike fell unconscious at an Israeli hospital on Friday in a case that could test Israel’s new force-feeding law.

Mohammed Allan, 31, an Islamic Jihad activist, began the strike after his detention without trial in November. Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon said he had been put on a respirator and a saline drip and his condition was stable.

Jul 26, 2015
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Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque

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(Inside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, May 15, 2015/Tom Heneghan)

Masked rock-throwing Palestinians and Israeli police using stun grenades clashed on Sunday at al-Aqsa mosque plaza, on the annual Jewish day of mourning for Jerusalem’s two destroyed Biblical temples.

No serious injuries were reported at the site, which lies in the Israeli-occupied walled Old City and is revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount where two temples once stood.

Jul 22, 2015

Schindler’s List producer presents his Oscar to Yad Vashem memorial

JERUSALEM, July 22 (Reuters) – Auschwitz survivor Branko
Lustig, one of the producers of Schindler’s List, presented his
Academy Award to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on
Wednesday, saying it had found its rightful resting place.

Lustig, 83 from Croatia, worked with director Steven
Spielberg on the 1993 film that won seven Oscars. It recounts
the tale of German industrialist Oskar Schindler’s efforts to
save Jews from Nazi death squads in World War Two.

Jul 17, 2015

Beitar Jerusalem owner to sell club after fan violence in Belgium

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The owner of Beitar Jerusalem said on Friday he was putting the Israeli Premier League club up for sale because he felt ashamed of supporters who threw smoke bombs, flares and firecrackers at a Europa League qualifying round match in Belgium.

Nine-man Beitar were thrashed 5-1 at Charleroi in the first leg tie on Thursday. The match was held up at the start when fans threw dozens of incendiary devices onto the pitch, enveloping it in smoke.

Jul 17, 2015

Soccer-Beitar Jerusalem owner to sell club after fan violence in Belgium

JERUSALEM, July 17 (Reuters) – The owner of Beitar Jerusalem said on Friday he was putting the Israeli Premier League club up for sale because he felt ashamed of supporters who threw smoke bombs, flares and firecrackers at a Europa League qualifying round match in Belgium.

Nine-man Beitar were thrashed 5-1 at Charleroi in the first leg tie on Thursday. The match was held up at the start when fans threw dozens of incendiary devices onto the pitch, enveloping it in smoke.

Jul 15, 2015

Israeli firm develops health-warning sensor for pilots

HAIFA, Israel, July 15 (Reuters) – Israeli defence
electronics firm Elbit Systems says it has developed a
body sensor that could help save the lives of pilots by
forewarning of possible loss of consciousness in extreme
manoeuvres or because of oxygen starvation.

Named “Canary”, the system is initially geared for the
military market and fighter pilots who experience extreme
physiological stress during sharp turns, high-speed acceleration
or possible oxygen starvation at high altitude. But it may be
adapted for civil aviation use as well.

Jul 9, 2015

Israel says citizen being held by Hamas in Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli civilian is being held against his will by the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israel said on Thursday. Hamas, the Palestinian enclave’s dominant faction, declined to comment.

Israel fears militants in Gaza will use its citizens as bargaining chips for the release of Palestinians held in Israeli jails.

Jun 22, 2015

Golan Druze attack Israeli army ambulance, Syrian casualty dies

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Druze villagers on the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights attacked an Israeli military ambulance on Monday and one of two Syrian casualties it was carrying from the civil war next door died, police said.

The incident in the Golan village of Majdal Shams overlooking Syrian territory was the second attack by Druze on an Israeli army ambulance in less than 24 hours and underscored Druze concern for brethren caught up in Syria’s civil war.

Jun 14, 2015

Soccer-Maccabi Tel Aviv appoint Jokanovic as manager

JERUSALEM, June 15 (Reuters) – Israeli treble winners Maccabi Tel Aviv have appointed former Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager, the club announced on Sunday.

Serbian Jokanovic led Watford to promotion to the English Premier League last season after they finished runners-up to Bournemouth in the Championship.