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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.

Jul 29, 2013

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume after three years

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and the Palestinians plan to resume peace negotiations this week for the first time in nearly three years after an intense effort by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to bring them back to the table.

The talks are scheduled to resume in Washington on Monday evening and Tuesday and will be conducted by senior aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the State Department said.

Jul 28, 2013

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume this week

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been invited to resume peace talks in Washington on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said, after a break of nearly three years.

The latest diplomatic push follows months of intense shuttle diplomacy by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry who said a week ago the groundwork had been laid for a breakthrough, while setting no specific date for talks to restart.

Jul 28, 2013

Israel approves prisoner deal to clear way for peace talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved the release of 104 Arab prisoners to help restart peace talks with the Palestinians and end nearly three years of diplomatic stagnation.

Thirteen ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition cabinet voted in favor, seven voted against and two abstained, a government official said.