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Mar 26, 2011

Soccer-Israel victory eases pressure on coach Fernandez

TEL AVIV, March 26 (Reuters) – Beram Kayal’s late goal gave
Israel a 2-1 win over Latvia in a Euro 2012 Group F qualifier on
Saturday to maintain their hopes of reaching the finals of a
major competition for the first time since 1970.

The hosts, playing at the compact Bloomfield Stadium,
delivered a performance to send the fans home with a smile and
lift the pressure on embattled coach Luis Fernandez.

Mar 21, 2011

Israel’s CAA revokes charter airline’s licence

JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) – Israel’s Civil Aviation
Authority (CAA) on Monday ordered charter airline Sun D’Or to
cease operations from April 1 because it failed to comply with
regulations.

The CAA said the airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of flag
carrier El Al (ELAL.TA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), relied on its parent company to
administer its operations which was unsatisfactory.

Mar 9, 2011

Palestine acclaim first match on home soil despite loss

AL-RAM, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestine celebrated their first official match on home soil on Wednesday during a bittersweet evening when their Under-21 side lost an Olympic Games qualifier to Thailand 6-5 on penalties.

The fixture was viewed by Palestinians as another symbolic step towards confirming their credentials for the state they intend to establish in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Mar 9, 2011

Soccer-Palestine acclaim first match on home soil despite loss

AL-RAM, West Bank, March 9 (Reuters) – Palestine celebrated
their first official match on home soil on Wednesday during a
bittersweet evening when their Under-21 side lost an Olympic
Games qualifier to Thailand 6-5 on penalties.

The fixture was viewed by Palestinians as another symbolic
step towards confirming their credentials for the state they
intend to establish in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the
Gaza Strip.

Mar 1, 2011

Israeli YouTube clip mocking Gaddafi an Arab hit

By Ori Lewis

JERUSALEM (Reuters Life!) – A YouTube musical clip mocking embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has become a hot hit in the Arab world, its Israeli creator said on Tuesday.

“Zenga Zenga,” created by Tel Aviv music journalist and blogger Noy Alooshe, shows Gaddafi in repetitious sequences banging his fist on a podium and raising it defiantly during a speech he made last week.

Feb 28, 2011

Jewish settlers protest home demolitions in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police on Monday arrested at least 20 right-wing demonstrators after they tried to block roads in Jerusalem to protest against demolitions of homes at a West Bank settler outpost earlier in the day.

A police spokesman said officers were deployed at points in the West Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel as the protesters, many of them Jewish settlers, attempted to hold up traffic.

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.