TEL AVIV

  • Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief August 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Palestinians launched more than 100 rockets, mainly at southern Israel, with some intercepted by the Iron Dome antimissile...
  • US suspends flights to Israel following security concerns July 23, 2014

    US suspended all its airlines to Israel following security concerns, after reports of a rocket attack near the Airport at Tel Aviv. Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamasruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15day conflict that has also left 29...
  • Backstreet Boys postpone Tel Aviv concerts because of security concerns July 21, 2014

    New York: Pop band Backstreet Boys have postponed three upcoming concerts in Israel, citing "security" concerns in the wake of Operation Protective Edge. This marks the third series of shows pushed back in light of rising tensions and hostilities in the Middle East. Paul Anka and Neil Young and Crazy Horse...
  • A week on, Gaza war takes on deadly routine despite calls for truce July 14, 2014

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Monday after a 24hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing international pressure for a ceasefire. The military said it had shot down a drone...
  • Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning July 13, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocketlaunching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people. "Those who fail to comply with the instructions will endanger...
  • Palestinian death toll rises to 74 as Israel hits Gaza over rocket fire July 10, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon. Eight Palestinian family members, including five children, were killed in...
  • Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced to 6 years for corruption May 13, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Israel's exprime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail on Tuesday for taking bribes in a real estate deal, a crime the judge said was akin to treason. The first criminal conviction of a former Israeli head of government all but ended speculation that Olmert ...
  • Basel, Lyon hold nerve to reach Champions League playoffs August 7, 2013

    Basel blew a threegoal lead but hung on to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 43 on aggregate on Tuesday and seal a place in the Champions League playoffs. The Swiss champions will be joined on the last step before the lucrative group stage by Olympique Lyon, who won 10 at Grasshoppers,...
  • Israeli judge quits after saying girls enjoy rape June 5, 2013

    Jerusalem: A Tel Aviv District Court judge has resigned following public furore over comments he made in court that some girls "enjoy being raped". Nissim Yeshaya was presiding over a hearing on the rape of a 13yearold Israeli girl by four Palestinian youths when he made the comment. He apologised and...
  • Will continue to resist Israel: Hamas chief November 25, 2012

    A fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding. But Hamas' political chief Khaled Meshaal says they will continue to resist Israel, accusing Tel Aviv of rejecting peace. ...
  • Israel: Bus explodes in Tel Aviv as Clinton seeks truce November 21, 2012

    Gaza/Jerusalem: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday pursued a Gaza truce, with Israel and Hamas still at odds over key terms, as Israeli air strikes shook the enclave and a bomb exploded on a Tel Aviv bus. After talks in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Clinton held a...
  • More diplomacy to try to halt IsraelGaza fighting November 19, 2012

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Hostilities between Islamist militants and Israel entered a sixth day on Monday as diplomatic efforts were set to intensify to try to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and Israeli air strikes on Gaza. International pressure for a ceasefire seemed certain to mount after the deadliest single incident in...
  • Israeli air strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza: Hamas November 18, 2012

    Jerusalem: At least 11 Palestinian civilians, including four children, were killed on Sunday in what Hamas said was an Israeli air strike on a Gaza apartment building, the highest death toll in a single incident in five days of fighting. Israel gave off signs of a possible ground invasion of the...
  • Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce November 18, 2012

    Jerusalem: Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from air and sea for a fifth straight day on Sunday, preparing for a possible ground invasion while also spelling out its conditions for a truce. Palestinians launched dozens of rockets into Israel and targeted its commercial capital, Tel Aviv, for...
  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas PM's office November 18, 2012

    Israel bombarded the Hamasruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes on Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. The intensified airstrikes came as...
  • Israel: Tel Aviv saved by Iron Dome intercept November 18, 2012

    Tel Aviv: Israel rushed a fifth Iron Dome air defense battery into service in the Tel Aviv area on Saturday, using it within hours to shoot down a rocket fired at the coastal metropolis from the Gaza Strip. But the successful interception, witnessed by a Reuters correspondent, appeared to stretch the...
  • Israel hits Hamas govt buildings, reservists mobilised November 17, 2012

    Gaza: Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorised the mobilisation of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion. Israeli planes shattered the office building of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh where he had met on...
  • Israel calls in reservists after rockets hit cities November 17, 2012

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel's cabinet authorised the mobilisation of up to 75,000 reservists late on Friday, preparing the ground for a possible Gaza invasion after Palestinians fired a rocket toward Jerusalem for the first time in decades. Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, also came under rocket attack for the second straight day, in...
  • Muslim, Christian graves desecrated in Israel October 9, 2011

    Tel AvivJaffa: Dozens of gravestones were desecrated at adjacent Muslim and Christian cemeteries overlooking the sea at Jaffa and a firebomb was thrown at a nearby synagogue, on Saturday, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. At least five tombs were smashed and some 20 others sprayed with Hebrew graffiti, including...
  • Israelis turn out for largest economic protest September 4, 2011

    Tel Aviv: More than 400,000 Israelis poured into streets in cities across the country on Saturday night, Israeli media estimated, in a show of strength behind a social protest movement that has rocked the country for two months. The demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and elsewhere against Israel's high cost...
  • Supportive colleagues help people live longer May 12, 2011

    New York: Having supportive colleagues not only makes the workday easier, it may also help people live longer, according to a new study. Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel found that a good relationship with coworkers had an impact on mortality risk for people and was most pronounced between the...
  • Tel Aviv search for mattress containing $1M life savings June 11, 2009

    Jerusalem: It was supposed to be a pleasant surprise, but turned into the shock of a lifetime. A woman in Tel Aviv, Israel, gave her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise gift, throwing out the old tattered bed her mother had slept on for decades. The gesture ended up...
  • Slumdog...'s Freida Pinto, Dev Patel spotted kissing? April 24, 2009

    London: Oscarwinning Slumdog Millionaire stars and real life couple Dev Patel and Freida Pinto have been spotted kissing during a romantic night out in Israel, says a report. The actors, who played childhood sweethearts in Slumdog Millionaire, have frequently dismissed rumours that they are dating even after costar Anil Kapoor hinted...
  • Looking beyond borders for lessons in handling terror December 9, 2008

    At a time when India is evaluating ways to beef up its response and prevention mechanism against terror attacks, lessons may be learnt from other cities like London, New York, Madrid, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Colombo. While the first three have suffered some of the biggest terror attacks in recent times,...