JERUSALEM, (Reuters) – Hapoel Kiryat Shmona won their first
Israeli league title on Monday after a 0-0 home draw with Hapoel
Tel Aviv gave them an unassailable lead over their nearest
challengers with five matches remaining.
The victory gave Kiryat Shmona 67 points from 32 matches and
opened a 16-point gap over Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Tel Aviv,
both on 51 points with only 15 points left to play for.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will give sanctions on Iran a chance to work and will not attack its nuclear installations in the coming days or weeks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday after returning from talks in Washington.
“I am not standing with a stopwatch in hand. It is not a matter days or weeks, but also not a matter of years. Everybody understands this,” Netanyahu told commercial Channel 10 in an excerpt from a recorded interview.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Forty years after 11 Israelis were killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Games, the families of the dead are urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to organize an official commemoration.
Two widows of athletes who were killed have long campaigned for the 1972 victims to be remembered at Olympic opening ceremonies – either through the IOC president’s welcome speech or with a moment of silence – but they fear their call for a commemoration in London on July 27 will again be ignored.
TEL AVIV, March 7 (Reuters) – Forty years after 11
Israelis were killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich
Games, the families of the dead are urging the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) to organise an official commemoration.
Two widows of athletes who were killed have long campaigned
for the 1972 victims to be remembered at Olympic opening
ceremonies – either through the IOC president’s welcome speech
or with a moment of silence – but they fear their call for a
commemoration in London on July 27 will again be ignored.
PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb 29 (Reuters) – Euro 2012
co-hosts Ukraine gave Eli Guttman a losing start to his reign as
Israel coach by registering a 3-2 victory in a friendly on
The visitors dominated the first half and capitalised on
Israeli defensive errors in a fast-paced match played in driving
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States and Israel are coordinated on steps being taken to combat Iran’s perceived nuclear threat and the two allies have been planning to ensure “all other options” are available, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Thursday.
Ambassador Dan Shapiro said both countries were hoping the economic sanctions in place would persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions, and they were having a “significant effect” but had not yet achieved their goal.
QASR AL-YAHUD, West Bank, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Abandoned
Israeli army bunkers along the Jordan River are providing a
lifeline for bats on the endangered species list, researchers
Soldiers left Israel’s underground forts along the frontier
with Jordan after a 1994 peace treaty between the two countries.
With much of the former front line, some of it dotted by mine
fields, still designated by the military as off-limits to
civilians, bats swooped into the secluded and dark steel
PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Runaway
Israeli league leaders Hapoel Kiryat Shmona retained the Toto
Cup on Tuesday by beating Hapoel Tel Aviv 4-3 in a penalty
shootout after the sides ended 120 minutes of a dull final level
Each side missed once in the shootout before Hapoel striker
Toto Tamuz blasted his spot kick wide to allow Kiryat Shmona to
retain the trophy they first won last year.
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.
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.