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Dec 11, 2013

Blood donation collectors thrown out of Israeli parliament

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The speaker of Israel’s parliament ordered a blood-collection crew to leave the legislature’s premises on Wednesday after it turned down an offer of a blood donation from an Ethiopian-born lawmaker.

Knesset member Pnina Tamano-Shata, 32, wanted to donate blood to a routine visit by an ambulance service but was told by a member of the crew that set criteria disqualified her because she emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia at age three.

Nov 15, 2013

Israeli agritech firm aims for big boost in crop yields

MOSHAV SARONA, Israel, Nov 15 (Reuters) – An Israeli
enterprise which aims to boost global crop yields without the
aid of genetic modification will sow its first commercial seeds
within three years, the company pioneering the technique has
told Reuters.

Seed technology firm Kaiima Bio-Agritech says it has
developed a way to greatly speed up the multiplication of the
genome of crops, known as genome doubling, without changing
their DNA, or genetic fingerprint.

Nov 2, 2013

Tunisia handed Davis Cup ban after Israeli boycott order

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Tunisia have been suspended from the 2014 Davis Cup competition after the country’s tennis federation ordered its number one player not to play against an Israeli.

Malek Jaziri withdrew from the second tier Tashkent Challenger tournament last month before his match against Israel’s Amir Weintraub. Jaziri’s brother told reporters the 215th ranked player had been ordered to default the match.

Nov 2, 2013

Tennis-Tunisia handed Davis Cup ban after Israeli boycott order

JERUSALEM Nov 2 (Reuters) – Tunisia have been suspended from the 2014 Davis Cup competition after the country’s tennis federation ordered its number one player not to play against an Israeli.

Malek Jaziri withdrew from the second tier Tashkent Challenger tournament last month before his match against Israel’s Amir Weintraub. Jaziri’s brother told reporters the 215th ranked player had been ordered to default the match.

Oct 24, 2013

Israel says to announce more settlement building

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Thursday it would press ahead with plans to build in existing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in an apparent bid to appease hardliners opposed to peace talks with the Palestinians.

Local media said new building tenders could be announced next week, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in particular seeks to douse opposition from right-wingers in his government to a planned release of Palestinian prisoners.

Oct 4, 2013

Israel attacks Council of Europe move to restrict male circumcision

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Friday accused a leading European human rights body of fostering hatred and racism in calling for the circumcision of boys on religious grounds to be monitored more closely.

The 47-nation Council of Europe adopted a non-binding resolution this week that urged a public debate on “non-medically justified operations and interventions” on children.

Sep 7, 2013

Azerbaijan deal blow to Israel’s World Cup hopes

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s hopes of securing at least a playoff position for a place in next year’s World Cup finals suffered a major blow after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Azerbaijan in Group F on Saturday.

Israel enjoyed the bulk of possession and mounted attack after attack on the Azeri goal, but were stunned just after the hour when Rahid Amirguliyev let fly from 25 metres with a powerful rising shot that beat keeper Dudu Aouate.

Sep 7, 2013

Soccer-Azerbaijan deal blow to Israel’s World Cup hopes

TEL AVIV, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Israel’s hopes of securing at least a playoff position for a place in next year’s World Cup finals suffered a major blow after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Azerbaijan in Group F on Saturday.

Israel enjoyed the bulk of possession and mounted attack after attack on the Azeri goal, but were stunned just after the hour when Rahid Amirguliyev let fly from 25 metres with a powerful rising shot that beat keeper Dudu Aouate.

Aug 21, 2013
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Beit Jimal monastery in Israel hit by suspected ultranationalist Jewish vandals

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(Beit Jimal monastery in Israel, 11 Feb 2006/Hebrew Wiki)

Vandals hurled a firebomb at the outer wall of a Roman Catholic monastery in Israel and daubed anti-Christian graffiti on it, a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

No damage was caused to the Beit Jimal monastery, near the town of Beit Shemesh, and no one was hurt, the spokeswoman, Luba Samri said.

Aug 4, 2013

Israeli president’s wayward pass startles Messi

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli President Shimon Peres inadvertently kicked a ball straight into the midriff of startled Barcelona striker Lionel Messi as he launched a soccer event by the Spanish league champions in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

The remarkably energetic Peres, 90, dressed in a smart suit, addressed the Catalan team and 15,000 spectators at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium who came to see Barcelona hold a clinic for young players followed by a training session.