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Jul 20, 2012

Israeli protester who set himself alight dies: hospital

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A destitute Israeli man died on Friday from injuries he suffered after he set himself alight at a demonstration for economic reform in Tel Aviv last week, a hospital spokesman said.

Moshe Silman, in his late 50s, suffered burns to over 90 percent of his body and had been in critical condition since setting fire to himself at the July 14 protest, doctors at Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Centre said.

Jul 10, 2012

No obstacle too big for Israeli hand cyclist

LATRUN, Israel (Reuters) – When Pascale Bercovitch hurried to catch a train to school on a freezing December morning in a Paris suburb in 1984, the last thing she could have imagined was that one day she would represent Israel at the Paralympics.

Then 17, she tried to jump onto the departing train but could not hold on. She fell under the wheels, the train severing her thighs and leaving her inches from death.

Jul 10, 2012

Olympics-No obstacle too big for Israeli hand cyclist

LATRUN, Israel, July 10 (Reuters) – When Pascale Bercovitch
hurried to catch a train to school on a freezing December
morning in a Paris suburb in 1984, the last thing she could have
imagined was that one day she would represent Israel at the
Paralympics.

Then 17, she tried to jump onto the departing train but
could not hold on. She fell under the wheels, the train severing
her thighs and leaving her inches from death.

Jul 9, 2012

Israeli IOC member should back commemoration: minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Sports Minister Limor Livnat on Monday criticised compatriot and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Alex Gilady for failing to support a call to commemorate the 11 Israelis killed in Munich in 1972.

Family members of the athletes, coaches and officials who were killed by Palestinian gunmen during the Munich Olympics have tried for four decades to persuade the IOC to organise an official commemoration.

Jul 9, 2012

Olympics-Israeli IOC member should back commemoration – minister

JERUSALEM, July 9 (Reuters) – Israeli Sports Minister Limor
Livnat on Monday criticised compatriot and International Olympic
Committee (IOC) member Alex Gilady for failing to support a call
to commemorate the 11 Israelis killed in Munich in 1972.

Family members of the athletes, coaches and officials who
were killed by Palestinian gunmen during the Munich Olympics
have tried for four decades to persuade the IOC to organise an
official commemoration.

Jul 4, 2012

Former minister takes control of Hapoel Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Israeli cabinet minister Haim Ramon took control of Hapoel Tel Aviv football club on Wednesday and said a consortium would pay off outgoing owner Eli Tabib to leave the club.

Tabib took ownership of Hapoel last season after a battle with a partner which led to a court awarding him the outfit. But he found no love among the club’s supporters, who said he did not have the club in his heart and they vowed to make him leave.

Jul 4, 2012

Soccer-Former minister takes control of Hapoel Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM, July 4 (Reuters) – Former Israeli cabinet
minister Haim Ramon took control of Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer club
on Wednesday and said a consortium would pay off outgoing owner
Eli Tabib to leave the club.

Tabib took ownership of Hapoel last season after a battle
with a partner which led to a court awarding him the outfit. But
he found no love among the club’s supporters, who said he did
not have the club in his heart and they vowed to make him leave.

Jul 4, 2012

Palestine judoka proud to earn London berth

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – When Maher Abu Rmeileh makes his bow on the Olympic judo mat in London this month, he will become the first Palestinian to compete at a Games on merit.

The 28-year-old father of two ensured his participation in the Olympic judo competition in the under-73 kilo division at a recent qualifying event in Japan and will be one of five Palestinian participants in London.

Jul 4, 2012

Olympics-Palestine judoka proud to earn London berth

JERUSALEM, July 4 (Reuters) – When Maher Abu Rmeileh makes
his bow on the Olympic judo mat in London this month, he will
become the first Palestinian to compete at a Games on merit.

The 28-year-old father of two ensured his participation in
the Olympic judo competition in the under-73 kilo division at a
recent qualifying event in Japan and will be one of five
Palestinian participants in London.

Jun 27, 2012

Mosque doubles as work haven to Israel’s Bedouin women

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Attired in traditional dress, Bedouin women gather in a desert mosque in Israel. They find their seats in a room near the prayer hall and then, speaking confidently in Hebrew, take calls from customers seeking help with phone problems.

The mosque also doubles as a call center and is a joint venture between Israel’s largest telecoms group Bezeq Israel Telecom and Rayan, an organization working to promote employment among the Bedouin community.