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Jun 16, 2014

Israel Opera Festival’s La Traviata rocks at Masada

MASADA Israel (Reuters) – A spectacular performance of La Traviata, a tale of love and death, is the focus of the 2014 Masada Opera Festival with performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s work at the arena on the shores of the Dead Sea.

The six-day festival, which ends on Tuesday, includes sets and costumes adorned by a myriad colored lights, flames and fireworks that create a dizzying spectacle with the imposing, bare sandstone Masada mountain serving as a backdrop.

Jun 13, 2014

Israeli forces search for three missing Jewish teens in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli forces are searching for three Jewish teenagers who went missing in the occupied West Bank late on Thursday, the military said on Friday.

As media speculated that the three young settlers might have been abducted, large numbers of Israeli soldiers scoured the countryside around the flashpoint city of Hebron, carrying out house-to-house searches in neighboring villages and blocking roads.

Jun 11, 2014

Arrested Palestine player was courier for Hamas says Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel, looking to avoid censure at the FIFA Congress in Brazil on Wednesday, has defended its arrest of a Palestine national team player, telling the world soccer body he was a courier for Islamist militants.

Sameh Fares Mohammad had intended to “harm the state of Israel and its citizens”, Israeli Sports Minister Limor Livnat wrote in a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Jun 11, 2014

Soccer-Arrested Palestine player was courier for Hamas says Israel

JERUSALEM, June 11 (Reuters) – Israel, looking to avoid censure at the FIFA Congress in Brazil on Wednesday, has defended its arrest of a Palestine national team player, telling the world soccer body he was a courier for Islamist militants.

Sameh Fares Mohammad had intended to “harm the state of Israel and its citizens”, Israeli Sports Minister Limor Livnat wrote in a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

May 12, 2014

Wireless hospital bed sensor maker considering IPO in 2015-CEO

TEL AVIV, May 12 (Reuters) – Wireless hospital bed monitor
maker EarlySense is evaluating a possible initial public
offering in 2015 after already raising $46 million, Chief
Executive Avner Halperin said.

EarlySense says it is the market leader of the system, the
only one cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration, which from under a mattress, unobtrusively
detects a patient’s heart and respiratory rate and movement.

Apr 23, 2014
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Israel is encouraging more Christian Arabs to join military service

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(Israeli Arab Christian boy scouts play bagpipes during an Easter Monday parade in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa neighbourhood, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

Israel said on Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to encourage military enlistment by Christian Arab citizens, a community long closer to the larger Muslim minority in identifying with the Palestinians.

Apr 22, 2014

Israel encouraging more Christians to join military service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to encourage military enlistment by Christian Arab citizens, a community long closer to the larger Muslim minority in identifying with the Palestinians.

Israel’s Christian Arabs number about 160,000, some two percent of the Jewish state’s eight million people, and the expected number of conscripts – now about 100 – will rise in coming months, a senior military officer said.

Mar 9, 2014

Netanyahu says any peace deal with Palestinians at least a year away

JERUSALEM, March 9 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Benjamin
Netanyahu said any peace deal with the Palestinians would take
at least another year to negotiate should both sides accept
U.S.-proposed principles to keep talks going.

In an Israel Radio interview broadcast on Sunday, Netanyahu
reiterated that he regarded guidelines that U.S. Secretary of
State John Kerry is drafting for a future deal as an “American
document of American positions”.

Feb 14, 2014

Composer Penderecki is witness to history of native Poland

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world’s most celebrated living composers, says his music bears witness to the harrowing history of his native Poland in the 20th century.

Now 80 but showing no signs of slowing down, Penderecki is performing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra this week in Israeli cities his Polish Requiem, a monumental composition with soloists and choir first performed 30 years ago.

Feb 14, 2014

Composer Penderecki is witness to history of native Poland

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world’s most celebrated living composers, says his music bears witness to the harrowing history of his native Poland in the 20th century.

Now 80 but showing no signs of slowing down, Penderecki is performing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra this week in Israeli cities his Polish Requiem, a monumental composition with soloists and choir first performed 30 years ago.