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Oct 5, 2015

Israel toughens measures against Palestinians, West Bank youth killed

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel announced harsher measures to tackle Palestinian violence on Monday as a Palestinian teenager was killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, a Palestinian hospital source said.

Violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified in the past few weeks and the teenager’s reported death was the latest in a series of incidents that has raised fears of wider escalation.

Sep 29, 2015

Dynamo Kiev outclass Maccabi to secure 2-0 away win

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) – Dynamo Kiev secured a comfortable 2-0 victory at Maccabi Tel Aviv as a goal in each half from Andriy Yarmolenko and Junior Moraes helped them record their first win in Champions League Group G on Tuesday.

The Israelis were undone by the pace and strength of their opponents, who scored early and never looked back despite Maccabi’s desperate efforts to claw a way back.

Sep 29, 2015

Soccer-Dynamo Kiev outclass Maccabi to secure 2-0 away win

HAIFA, Israel, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Dynamo Kiev secured a comfortable 2-0 victory at Maccabi Tel Aviv as a goal in each half from Andriy Yarmolenko and Junior Moraes helped them record their first win in Champions League Group G on Tuesday.

The Israelis were undone by the pace and strength of their opponents, who scored early and never looked back despite Maccabi’s desperate efforts to claw a way back.

Sep 24, 2015

Israel tightens crackdown on Palestinian petrol bomb, stone-throwers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will impose a minimum four-year jail term on Palestinian petrol bombers and rock throwers and will ease open-fire regulations and impose harsher fines, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

The Israeli leader’s “Security Cabinet” of senior ministers agreed measures aimed at quelling a recent rise in roadside attacks against Israeli vehicles in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

Sep 3, 2015

Israel to cut VAT, corporate taxes to buoy economy

JERUSALEM, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Israel will cut corporate and
value-added taxes to help boost economic growth after it
collected more tax than expected in recent months, Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

In a plan initiated by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, VAT
will drop to 17 percent from 18 percent and corporate tax to 25
percent from 26.5 percent.

Aug 14, 2015

Palestinian hunger striker loses consciousness in Israeli hospital

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian detainee in the ninth week of his hunger strike fell unconscious at an Israeli hospital on Friday in a case that could test Israel’s new force-feeding law.

Mohammed Allan, 31, an Islamic Jihad activist, began the strike after his detention without trial in November. Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon said he had been put on a respirator and a saline drip and his condition was stable.

Jul 26, 2015
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Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque

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(Inside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, May 15, 2015/Tom Heneghan)

Masked rock-throwing Palestinians and Israeli police using stun grenades clashed on Sunday at al-Aqsa mosque plaza, on the annual Jewish day of mourning for Jerusalem’s two destroyed Biblical temples.

No serious injuries were reported at the site, which lies in the Israeli-occupied walled Old City and is revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount where two temples once stood.

Jul 22, 2015

Schindler’s List producer presents his Oscar to Yad Vashem memorial

JERUSALEM, July 22 (Reuters) – Auschwitz survivor Branko
Lustig, one of the producers of Schindler’s List, presented his
Academy Award to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on
Wednesday, saying it had found its rightful resting place.

Lustig, 83 from Croatia, worked with director Steven
Spielberg on the 1993 film that won seven Oscars. It recounts
the tale of German industrialist Oskar Schindler’s efforts to
save Jews from Nazi death squads in World War Two.

Jul 17, 2015

Beitar Jerusalem owner to sell club after fan violence in Belgium

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The owner of Beitar Jerusalem said on Friday he was putting the Israeli Premier League club up for sale because he felt ashamed of supporters who threw smoke bombs, flares and firecrackers at a Europa League qualifying round match in Belgium.

Nine-man Beitar were thrashed 5-1 at Charleroi in the first leg tie on Thursday. The match was held up at the start when fans threw dozens of incendiary devices onto the pitch, enveloping it in smoke.

Jul 17, 2015

Soccer-Beitar Jerusalem owner to sell club after fan violence in Belgium

JERUSALEM, July 17 (Reuters) – The owner of Beitar Jerusalem said on Friday he was putting the Israeli Premier League club up for sale because he felt ashamed of supporters who threw smoke bombs, flares and firecrackers at a Europa League qualifying round match in Belgium.

Nine-man Beitar were thrashed 5-1 at Charleroi in the first leg tie on Thursday. The match was held up at the start when fans threw dozens of incendiary devices onto the pitch, enveloping it in smoke.