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Jan 20, 2012

Iran calls for Israel to be “punished”

TEHRAN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An ally of Iran’s supreme leader called on Friday for Israel to be “punished” for killing a nuclear scientist and the top U.S. general urged his Israeli ally to coordinate with Washington as crisis builds in the Middle East.

Alarmed Arab neighbors in the Gulf made a plea to scale back confrontation over Iran’s nuclear program. France, calling on China and Russia to back Western sanctions, said time was running out for diplomacy to deflect Tehran from a course that Washington and Israel have threatened to stop by war.

Jan 17, 2012

Israel’s Lieberman looking to avoid fraud charges

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Lawyers for Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman faced a hearing on Tuesday where they argued against his being indicted on graft charges that would force his resignation and could trigger early Israeli elections.

Justice officials announced last April that Lieberman, an outspoken rightwinger who heads the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel is Our Home) coalition party, faced possible charges of fraud, money laundering and witness tampering.

Jan 13, 2012

Netanyahu says Iran sanctions starting to work

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that harsh international economic sanctions against Iran, which Israel fears is developing a nuclear weapon to threaten it, have started to have an effect.

In an interview in Saturday’s “The Australian” newspaper, Netanyahu said: “For the first time I see Iran wobble … under the sanctions that have been adopted and especially under the threat of strong sanctions on their central bank.”

Jan 12, 2012

Israel warns against computer-hacker vigilantism

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel Thursday called on computer hackers not to take the law into their own hands to avenge attacks on Israeli credit card companies, and said the authorities were capable of countering all cyber threats.

“We call on Israeli citizens to abide by (the law). Just as the Israeli government has found answers for terrorism, we will find answers to this challenge … we call on Israeli citizens not to … act as vigilantes,” Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said in a statement.

Jan 10, 2012

Israel breaking settlement records, says Peace Now

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s government broke all its settlement-building records in 2011, diminishing prospects for establishing a viable Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank, Israel’s anti-settlement activist group “Peace Now” said Tuesday.

The group’s annual report on building in Arab East Jerusalem and the West Bank – land the Palestinians want for a future state along with the Gaza Strip – showed that despite international calls to halt construction, thousands of new homes were being built.

Jan 9, 2012

Soccer-Israel FA chairman says the sport is clean

JERUSALEM, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Israeli soccer is free
from match-fixing, national football association (IFA) chairman
Avi Luzon said on Monday, a day after being questioned as part
of a police investigation into corruption.

“At the end of this investigation, I can promise…that
Israeli soccer is clean, as is the chairman of the IFA,” Luzon
said in an interview on Israeli Army Radio.

Jan 9, 2012

Israel police question FA chairman in fixing probe

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel Football Association chairman Avi Luzon was questioned by police under caution on Sunday on possible involvement in an alleged match fixing probe, police said.

“Luzon was questioned under caution for eight hours by the fraud unit in connection with an ongoing investigation into alleged match fixing and interfering in the placement of officials,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Jan 8, 2012

Soccer-Israel police question FA chairman in fixing probe

JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Israel Football
Association chairman Avi Luzon faced police questioning under
caution on Sunday on possible involvement in an alleged match
fixing probe, police said.

“Luzon was questioned under caution for eight hours by the
fraud unit in connection with an ongoing investigation into
alleged match fixing and interfering in the placement of
officials,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Jan 5, 2012

Beitar Jerusalem punished for racist chanting by fans

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israel Football Association court docked Premier League strugglers Beitar Jerusalem two points on Wednesday for racist chanting by some of their fans against an opposing team player last month.

The court said some Beitar supporters made distinctive noises and called out abusively every time Hapoel Tel Aviv’s Nigerian-born Israel international striker, Toto Tamuz, touched the ball.

Jan 4, 2012

Soccer-Beitar Jerusalem punished for racist chanting by fans

JERUSALEM, Jan 4 (Reuters) – An Israel Football
Association court docked Premier League strugglers Beitar
Jerusalem two points on Wednesday for racist chanting by some of
their fans against an opposing team player last month.

The court said some Beitar supporters made distinctive
noises and called out abusively every time Hapoel Tel Aviv’s
Nigerian-born Israel international striker, Toto Tamuz, touched
the ball.