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Nov 24, 2010

Hapoel end Benfica’s hopes of last 16 place

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Benfica’s hopes of qualifying for the last 16 were ended by Hapoel Tel Aviv who secured their first ever Champions League win with a 3-0 victory over the Portuguese side on Wednesday.

Schalke 04′s 3-0 win over Olympique Lyon in the other Group B tie means Benfica cannot reach the knockout stage.

Nov 24, 2010

Soccer-Hapoel end Benfica’s hopes of last 16 place

TEL AVIV, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benfica’s hopes of qualifying
for the last 16 were ended by Hapoel Tel Aviv who secured their
first ever Champions League win with a 3-0 victory over the
Portuguese side on Wednesday.

Schalke’s 3-0 win over Olympique Lyon in the other Group B
tie means Benfica cannot reach the knockout stage.

Nov 9, 2010

Ousted Israel MP vows to work for peace coalition

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An influential Israeli opposition lawmaker lost his seat in parliament after an eight-year trial on Tuesday but he said he was determined to pursue efforts to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.

Tzachi Hanegbi, a senior member of the centrist Kadima party but also a confidant of Likud prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was convicted of perjury in July.

Nov 2, 2010

Israeli interrogators abused Palestinians: report

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Shin Bet undercover agents have abused Palestinians during questioning at a detention center, some detainees have alleged in a report published on Tuesday by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.

The report was based on the testimonies of 121 Palestinians held in 2009 at the Petah Tikva holding facility near Tel Aviv, with 9 percent of those interviewed accusing interrogators of using physical violence against them.

Nov 1, 2010

Israel Wagner ban dims as ensemble set for Bayreuth

By Ori Lewis and Naama Shilony

TEL AVIV (Reuters Life!) – An Israeli orchestra will strike an emotional chord in Germany next year when it plays a work by Richard Wagner, Hitler’s favorite composer, further challenging a long-standing taboo in Israel on his music.

Israeli ensembles hardly ever play Wagner, citing the feelings of Holocaust survivors.

Oct 16, 2010

New date sought for Paris peace summit: Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A planned Israeli-Palestinian summit due to be held in Paris by the end of the month has been rescheduled, the Israeli prime minister’s office said on Saturday, a sign of increased strain over stalled peace talks.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to meet before the end of October, although an exact date for the summit had not been set.

Oct 9, 2010

Soccer-Croatia sink Israel with Kranjcar double

TEL AVIV, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Two first-half goals by Niko
Kranjcar fired Croatia to a 2-1 win over Israel and put them top
of Group F in Euro 2012 qualifying on Saturday.

Kranjcar scored from the penalty spot in the 36th minute and
added his second four minutes before the break with an excellent
low shot.

Oct 6, 2010

Olympics chief Rogge wants Israeli help for Palestinians

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – Olympics chief Jacques Rogge on Wednesday called for Israel to give more help to Palestinian athletes in his “message of peace” during a major tour of the region.

“Please make the life of the Palestinian athletes easier… that is definitely the main message that I will convey later this afternoon and tomorrow,” the International Olympics Committee (IOC) President told Reuters in an interview.

Oct 6, 2010

Rogge wants Israeli help for Palestinians

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – Olympics chief Jacques Rogge on Wednesday called for Israel to give more help to Palestinian athletes in his “message of peace” during a major tour of the region.

“Please make the life of the Palestinian athletes easier… that is definitely the main message that I will convey later this afternoon and tomorrow,” the International Olympics Committee (IOC) President told Reuters in an interview.

Oct 6, 2010

Olympics-Rogge wants Israeli help for Palestinians

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Olympics chief
Jacques Rogge on Wednesday called for Israel to give more help
to Palestinian athletes in his “message of peace” during a major
tour of the region.

“Please make the life of the Palestinian athletes easier…
that is definitely the main message that I will convey later
this afternoon and tomorrow,” the International Olympics
Committee (IOC) President told Reuters in an interview.