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Mar 28, 2015

Soccer-Bale forgets about Real woes as Wales set course for finals

HAIFA, Israel, March 28 (Reuters) – Gareth Bale forgot all about his recent troubles at Real Madrid when scoring twice in a superb Wales victory over Israel on Saturday that kept them on course for next year’s Euro 2016 finals in France.

The 3-0 win, which lifted Wales to the top of qualifying Group B, was not just down to the world’s most expensive footballer but he certainly had a lot to do with it with a typically energetic and dynamic performance.

Mar 28, 2015

Bale, Ramsey on target as Wales crush Israel 3-0

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) – Two goals from Gareth Bale and another from Aaron Ramsey gave Wales an emphatic 3-0 win over hosts Israel and took them to the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group B on Saturday.

The Welsh, looking for a place in a major finals for the first time since playing in the World Cup in 1958, knocked Israel from the top of the group and they have 11 points from five matches.

Mar 28, 2015

Soccer-Bale, Ramsey on target as Wales crush Israel 3-0

HAIFA, Israel, March 28 (Reuters) – Two goals from Gareth Bale and another from Aaron Ramsey gave Wales an emphatic 3-0 win over hosts Israel and took them to the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group B on Saturday.

The Welsh, looking for a place in a major finals for the first time since playing in the World Cup in 1958, knocked Israel from the top of the group and they have 11 points from five matches.

Feb 18, 2015

Divers discover huge hoard of gold coins off Israeli coast

CAESAREA, Israel (Reuters) – Scuba divers have discovered a rare haul of gleaming 1,000-year-old gold coins inscribed in Arabic on the sea bed off Israel, a find archaeologists say may shed light on Muslim rule in that age.

Some 2,000 coins dated to the 11th century, a period when the Fatimid Islamic dynasty dominated the Middle East, have so far been raised from the depths.

Jan 29, 2015

Palestinian political stalemate is stalling Gaza rebuilding – U.N. envoy

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The inability of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to cooperate in the Gaza Strip has hit vital post-war rebuilding and international donors are wary of sending more funds, a senior United Nations envoy said on Thursday.

The main U.N. aid agency in the coastal enclave said on Tuesday it was suspending payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to homes damaged in the July-August war with Israel because money from international donors had run out.

Jan 8, 2015

Smart Court serves up instant review for the tennis masses

RAANANA, Israel, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Dodgy line calls are the bane of tennis players from professional to amateur but a new system to rival Hawk-Eye will allow club plodders and not just the world’s elite to take a closer look at contentious decisions.

Developed by an Israeli firm, Smart Court is designed to help coaches by reviewing players’ strokes, recording ball speed and other statistical data and tracking drills, but it can also be used to call lines and identify service faults.

Nov 29, 2014

Israeli umpire dies after ball strikes his head

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An umpire standing in an Israeli league cricket match in the city of Ashdod was killed after being struck by a ball on Saturday, Israeli police and a hospital spokeswoman said.

The umpire, named as Hillel Oscar, 58, died of a catastrophic head wound, said Ayelet Keidar, a spokeswoman for Barzilai Hospital in the Mediterranean coastal town of Ashkelon near Ashdod where Oscar was rushed by ambulance.

Nov 29, 2014

Cricket-Israeli umpire dies after ball strikes his head

JERUSALEM, Nov 29 (Reuters) – An umpire standing in an Israeli league cricket match in the city of Ashdod was killed after being struck by a ball on Saturday, Israeli police and a hospital spokeswoman said.

The umpire, named as Hillel Oscar, 58, died of a catastrophic head wound, said Ayelet Keidar, a spokeswoman for Barzilai Hospital in the Mediterranean coastal town of Ashkelon near Ashdod where Oscar was rushed by ambulance.

Nov 24, 2014

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world’s most dynamic consumer industries.

Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it.

Nov 16, 2014

Israel still perfect in Group B after 3-0 win over Bosnia

HAIFA Israel (Reuters) – Surprise side Israel kept up their perfect start to their European Championship qualifying campaign on Sunday after a 3-0 win over Bosnia Herzegovina, going top in Group B in the process.

Goals by Gil Vermouth in the 36th minute, Omer Damari (45)and Eran Zahavi (70) secured the win as Bosnia played most of the second half with 10 men after Toni Sunjic was sent off in the 48th minute for bringing down Damari.