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Feb 23, 2011

Israel to let 300 Palestinians in Libya into West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will allow 300 Palestinians living and working in Libya to enter the West Bank in the coming days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

“Because of the current violence in Libya I received a personal request from (Palestinian) President (Mahmoud) Abbas … that Israel allow a number of Palestinians to leave Libya and to enter the Palestinian territories … so Israel will enable 300 Palestinians to enter the Palestinian areas,” Netanyahu said.

Jan 18, 2011

Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu richly rewarded Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday for leaving his Labour Party, giving four cabinet posts to his five-member breakaway faction.

On Monday, Barak and four allies bolted the center-left Labour party, Israel’s dominant political force for generations but lately reduced to a junior coalition member in Netanyahu’s right-wing government.

Jan 4, 2011

Maccabi Tel Aviv sack manager Avi Nimni

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Maccabi Tel Aviv sacked manager Avi Nimni after a poor run of results that culminated in a 3-0 drubbing by Maccabi Haifa, the club said on Tuesday.

“Maccabi Tel Aviv announce their decision to remove Avi Nimni from his position as manager,” a statement on the club’s website (www.maccabi-tlv.co.il) said.

Jan 4, 2011

Soccer-Maccabi Tel Aviv sack manager Avi Nimni

JERUSALEM, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Maccabi Tel Aviv sacked manager
Avi Nimni after a poor run of results that culminated in a 3-0
drubbing by Maccabi Haifa, the club said on Tuesday.

“Maccabi Tel Aviv announce their decision to remove Avi
Nimni from his position as manager,” a statement said on the
club’s website (www.maccabi-tlv.co.il) said.

Dec 28, 2010

Former Israel defender Cohen dies after crash

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Avi Cohen, Israel’s best-known soccer player in the late 1970s and early 80s and a league title winner with Liverpool, died on Tuesday from head injuries suffered in a traffic accident, his son Tamir Cohen said.

Cohen, who was 54, was thrown from his motorcycle after a collision with a car in Tel Aviv on December 20.

Dec 28, 2010

Former Israel and Liverpool defender Cohen dies after crash

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Avi Cohen, Israel’s best-known soccer player in the late 1970s and early 80s and a league title winner with Liverpool, died on Tuesday from head injuries suffered in a traffic accident, his son Tamir Cohen said.

Cohen, who was 54, was thrown from his motorcycle after a collision with a car in Tel Aviv on December 20.

Dec 28, 2010

Soccer-Former Israel defender Cohen dies after crash

JERUSALEM, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Avi Cohen, Israel’s best-known
soccer player in the late 1970s and early 80s and a league title
winner with Liverpool, died on Tuesday from head injuries
suffered in a traffic accident, his son Tamir Cohen said.

Cohen, who was 54, was thrown from his motorcycle after a
collision with a car in Tel Aviv on December 20.

Dec 27, 2010

Netanyahu says interim deal possible if talks fail

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An interim Israeli-Palestinian peace deal could be an outcome if the parties fail to reach agreement on major core issues in peace talks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.

When asked about Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s comment that the best option could be a long-term interim pact because a permanent deal was not possible, Netanyahu said:

Dec 8, 2010

Israel needs major overhaul of fire service – report

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s firefighting services require a major overhaul after years of neglect, an official report said on Wednesday, days after the country was forced to ask for international help to douse its worst-ever forest blaze.

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss’s findings, compiled over several years and published two days after the fire in northern Israel that killed 42 people was extinguished, called for major changes and upgrades to the service.

Dec 1, 2010

Israel unveils new residential plan near East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Wednesday revealed plans to build new homes on West Bank land it has annexed as part of its Jerusalem boundaries, a move likely to further hamper any resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians.

The plan to build 625 homes in the urban area of Pisgat Zeev adjacent to Arab East Jerusalem was approved by an Israeli Interior Ministry committee last week, some two years after it was originally proposed, Israel Radio said.