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Jun 6, 2011

Israeli desert opera festival becomes a “tradition”

MASADA, Israel, June 6 (Reuters) – An Israeli opera festival’s centre-piece at the revered historical site of Masada this month was a tale of betrayal, love and death in the shape of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida.

The spectacular staging on the barren shores of the Dead Sea with the stark sandstone plateau as a backdrop, followed performances of Verdi’s Nabucco at the same venue last year.

May 25, 2011

Hapoel Tel Aviv win Israeli Cup final

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Holders Hapoel Tel Aviv beat league champions Maccabi Haifa 1-0 to retain the Israeli State Cup Wednesday.

Striker Salim Toama scored the only goal in the second minute when he blasted a low, angled shot from 18 metres that skimmed the surface and beat Maccabi keeper Nir Davidovich.

May 25, 2011

Soccer-Hapoel Tel Aviv win Israeli Cup final

TEL AVIV, May 25 (Reuters) – Holders Hapoel Tel Aviv beat
league champions Maccabi Haifa 1-0 to retain the Israeli State
Cup on Wednesday.

Striker Salim Toama scored the only goal in the second
minute when he blasted a low, angled shot from 18 metres that
skimmed the surface and beat Maccabi keeper Nir Davidovich.

May 16, 2011

Maccabi Haifa ease to Israeli league title

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Maccabi Haifa won the Israeli league title with a game to spare after beating Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 2-0 Monday, a result that put them six points clear of Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Haifa’s steady form in the 16-team Premier League secured a 12th title for the club from Israel’s northern port city who along with Hapoel have consistently been one the country’s top sides over the past three decades.

May 16, 2011

Soccer-Maccabi Haifa ease to Israeli league title

JERUSALEM, May 16 (Reuters) – Maccabi Haifa won the Israeli
league title with a game to spare after beating Hapoel Kiryat
Shmona 2-0 on Monday, a result that put them six points clear of
Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Haifa’s steady form in the 16-team Premier League secured a
12th title for the club from Israel’s northern port city who
along with Hapoel have consistenty been one the country’s top
sides over the past three decades.

May 1, 2011

Israel halts cash to Palestinians after Hamas deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has suspended tax transfers to the Palestinians, its finance minister said on Sunday, fearing the money will be used to fund Hamas after President Mahmoud Abbas struck a unity deal with the Islamists.

The Palestinian Authority (PA), led by U.S.-backed Abbas, asked foreign powers to stop Israel from blocking the transfers, which make up 70 percent of its revenues. A senior Palestinian official said Israel, by its action, had “started a war.”

May 1, 2011

Israel suspends tax transfer to Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it has suspended tax transfers to the Palestinians in response to their U.S.-backed president’s agreement to forge an alliance with rival Hamas Islamists opposed to peace talks.

A senior Palestinian official in the occupied West Bank said Israel had no right to withhold Palestinian funds.

Apr 23, 2011

Soccer-Maccabi Haifa suffer blow as Israel playoffs start

JERUSALEM, April 23 (Reuters) – Maccabi Haifa suffered a
setback in their effort to regain the Israeli league title on
Saturday when they lost 2-1 at home to Maccabi Netanya at the
start of the playoffs.

Haifa had 70 points at the end of the regular season and a
five-point lead over defending champions Hapoel Tel Aviv but
under the playoff system, where points are halved, their lead is
now only two points and Tel Aviv could overtake them on Monday.

Apr 18, 2011

John Gregory quits as coach of Israeli team Ashdod

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Aston Villa manager John Gregory quit as coach of Israeli Premier League Ashdod on Monday, less than a year into a three-year contract after a run of poor results and media reports he was about to be replaced.

The former England midfielder said he and Israeli assistant Itzik Ovadia agreed to leave after hearing that Yossi Mizrahi, a former Ashdod coach, could be returning next season.

Apr 18, 2011

Soccer-Gregory quits as coach of Israeli team Ashdod

JERUSALEM, April 18 (Reuters) – Former Aston Villa manager
John Gregory quit as coach of Israeli Premier League Ashdod on
Monday, less than a year into a three-year contract after a run
of poor results and media reports he was about to be replaced.

The former England midfielder said he and Israeli assistant
Itzik Ovadia agreed to leave after hearing that Yossi Mizrahi, a
former Ashdod coach, could be returning next season.