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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.

Jun 18, 2012

Kite boarding wrong choice for Olympics, says expert

BEIT YANNAY, Israel (Reuters) – Kite boarding is “10 times more dangerous” that windsurfing and the decision to include the sport in the 2016 Olympics is a big mistake, a leading kite surfing expert has told Reuters.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced the decision to include men’s and women’s kite boarding at the expense of windsurfing last month, describing it as a “fantastic addition” for the 2016 Games.

Jun 18, 2012

Sailing-Kiteboarding wrong choice for Olympics, says expert

BEIT YANNAY, Israel, June 18 (Reuters) – Kiteboarding is “10
times more dangerous” that windsurfing and the decision to
include the sport in the 2016 Olympics is a big mistake, a
leading kitesurfing expert has told Reuters.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced the
decision to include men’s and women’s kiteboarding at the
expense of windsurfing last month, describing it as a “fantastic
addition” for the 2016 Games.

Jun 16, 2012

Rocket fired into Israel, nobody hurt: army

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A rocket was fired into southern Israel on Saturday but exploded in a desert area causing no damage or injuries, a military spokeswoman said.

“Last night an explosion was heard in the Arava area in southern Israel … Following an examination in the area it was determined that the rocket was probably a Grad, and the incident is currently being reviewed,” the spokeswoman said.

Jun 15, 2012

London a tough terrorist target: ex-minister

HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) – Any potential attacker planning to threaten the Olympic Games that begin next month will find London a “hard target” to penetrate, a former British security minister has said.

Pauline Neville-Jones said all major global events were attractive targets, but the fact Britain was under constant potential threat had made it far more vigilant and prepared to deal with lurking dangers.

Jun 15, 2012

Olympics-London a tough terrorist target – ex-minister

HERZLIYA, Israel, June 14 (Reuters) – Any potential attacker
planning to threaten the Olympic Games that begin next month
will find London a “hard target” to penetrate, a former British
security minister has said.

Pauline Neville-Jones said all major global events were
attractive targets, but the fact Britain was under constant
potential threat had made it far more vigilant and prepared to
deal with lurking dangers.

Jun 12, 2012

Olympics-Judoka Zeevi hopes for final fling in London

NETANYA, Israel, June 12 (Reuters) – Israeli judoka Ariel
‘Arik’ Zeevi plans to make the most of his final fling at the
Olympics when he steps onto the mat at the London Games.

Zeevi was written off after flopping badly at the Beijing
Games, but after an unexpected victory at the judo European
championships in Russia in April the 35-year-old is once again
among Israel’s best hopes for an Olympic medal.

Jun 8, 2012

Olympics-Life is plain sailing for windsurfer Korzits

JERUSALEM, June 8 (Reuters) – If women’s RS:X windsurfing
world champion Lee Korzits does win a medal at the Olympic
sailing regatta, it may well partly be down to her vivacious,
easy-going manner.

Possessing a typical Israeli trait of not dwelling on
ceremony, she was last year picked up by a microphone telling
Israeli President Shimon Peres, who had called to congratulate
her on winning the world title, that she couldn’t talk.

May 22, 2012

Soccer-Maccabi Tel Aviv name Barca youth coach as new boss

JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s youth coach Oscar
Garcia will take charge of Maccabi Tel Aviv for the next two
seasons, the Israeli Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Garcia, who guided Barcelona’s youth team for two years, was
persuaded to coach a senior team for the first time by his
former Barcelona team mate Jordi Cruyff, the Maccabi sports
director.

May 15, 2012

Soccer-Hapoel Tel Aviv beat Haifa 2-1 to get cup hat trick

TEL AVIV, May 15 (Reuters) – Hapoel Tel Aviv captured
Israel’s State Cup for a third consecutive season on Tuesday,
beating Maccabi Haifa 2-1 through an injury-time winner from
Nigerian striker Nosa Igiebor.

The win capped a turbulent season for Hapoel who, despite
finishing as league runners-up to outsiders Hapoel Kiryat
Shmona, showed inconsistent form which was not helped by tension
between club owner Eli Tabib and some players and fans.