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Oct 21, 2012

Netanyahu says doesn’t know of any U.S.-Iran talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he didn’t know about any U.S. plans to talk bilaterally with Iran, saying tougher sanctions and a “credible military option” were the best ways to peacefully halt Tehran’s nuclear program.

The White House had earlier denied a New York Times report that Washington and Tehran had agreed in principle to hold bilateral negotiations to halt what the West fears is a plan by the Islamic Republic to develop nuclear weapons.

Oct 21, 2012

Israeli vice PM welcomes prospect of U.S.-Iran talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s vice prime minister said on Sunday he would welcome direct talks between the United States and Iran if they were aimed at halting what Israel sees as plans by the Islamic Republic to build a nuclear weapon.

But Moshe Yaalon also said that he believed a denial by the White House of a New York Times report that Washington and Tehran had agreed in principle to hold bilateral negotiations.

Oct 15, 2012

Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

MOSHAV AHITUV, Israel (Reuters) – A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard.

Oct 7, 2012

Israel captain Benayoun dumped for World Cup qualifiers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel coach Eli Guttman dropped stalwart captain Yossi Benayoun from his squad on Saturday ahead of back-to-back World Cup European group F qualifiers against Luxembourg next week.

The West Ham United midfielder was one of a number surprise omissions from a list of 23 named ahead of the October 12 clash in Luxembourg and the return fixture in Tel Aviv four days later.

Oct 7, 2012

Soccer-Israel captain Benayoun dumped for World Cup qualifiers

JERUSALEM, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Israel coach Eli Guttman dropped stalwart captain Yossi Benayoun from his squad on Saturday ahead of back-to-back World Cup European group F qualifiers against Luxembourg next week.

The West Ham United midfielder was one of a number surprise omissions from a list of 23 named ahead of the Oct. 12 clash in Luxembourg and the return fixture in Tel Aviv four days later.

Oct 2, 2012
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Hardline Israeli settlers deface Monastery of Saint Francis in Jerusalem

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(Franciscan monastery at Mount Zion, Jerusalem, 2006/Darko Tepert)

Suspected hardline Israelis scrawled pro-settler graffiti and religious insults on a monastery outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday, police said, in the latest of a series of attacks on non-Jewish sites.

The vandals wrote the phrase “price tag” in Hebrew on the gate of the Monastery of Saint Francis on Mount Zion – a reference to a violent campaign supporting unauthorised settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Sep 29, 2012

Israel PM tells coalition partners to back budget or face poll

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his coalition partners he will have to call an early election if they do not back a “responsible” budget he must present by the end of the year.

Netanyahu said he would start meeting coalition partners after he returns home from New York on Sunday. Failure to pass the budget by December 31 would mean bringing forward a national ballot currently scheduled for October 2013.

Sep 12, 2012

Israeli campaigners eye Rio for Munich commemoration

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Campaigners who failed to get a moment of silence at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony to remember 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games hope for success in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, they said on Wednesday.

Widows Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, representing the families of the Israelis who died in Munich, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had repeatedly rejected their appeals to hold an official commemoration.

Sep 12, 2012

Olympics-Israeli campaigners eye Rio for Munich commemoration

TEL AVIV, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Campaigners who failed to get
a moment of silence at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony
to remember 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games hope for
success in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, they said on Wednesday.

Widows Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, representing the
families of the Israelis who died in Munich, said the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) had repeatedly rejected
their appeals to hold an official commemoration.

Sep 11, 2012

Soccer-Kerzhakov at the double as Russia rout Israel

TEL AVIV, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Impressive Russia made it two
2014 World Cup qualifying wins from two under Fabio Capello
after Alexander Kerzhakov scored twice in a 4-0 Group F
demolition of Israel on Tuesday.

Russia, criticised at home for not scoring more in their 2-0
win over Northern Ireland in Moscow on Friday, produced an
assured and clinical performance on a warm, humid night in Tel
Aviv.