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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.

Aug 4, 2013

Soccer-Israeli president’s wayward pass startles Messi

TEL AVIV, Aug 4 (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.

Aug 4, 2013

Israel puts 91 Jewish settlements on priority spending list

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli government put 91 Jewish settlements on a national priority funding list on Sunday, adding six to a roster of dozens of enclaves already eligible for supplemental state cash.

A senior Palestinian official condemned the decision as an obstacle to U.S.-brokered peace talks that resumed just a week ago after a three-year rupture over settlement building on land Palestinians seek for a state.

Aug 2, 2013

Another candidate opts out of heading Israel’s central bank

JERUSALEM, Aug 2 (Reuters) – In an embarrassment for Israel,
Leo Leiderman announced on Friday that he was withdrawing his
candidacy to become the next governor of its central bank, the
second nominee to pull out within less than a week.

Leiderman, chief economist at Bank Hapoalim, told
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he did not want the glare
of publicity that came with the leading role at the Bank of
Israel.