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  • Basel, Lyon hold nerve to reach Champions League play-offs 07-08-2013 08:30 AM

    Basel blew a three-goal lead but hung on to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-3 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 1-0 at Grasshoppers,...
  • Israeli judge quits after saying girls enjoy rape 05-06-2013 11:38 PM

    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 13-year-old Israeli girl by four Palestinian youths when he made the comment. He apologised...
  • Will continue to resist Israel: Hamas chief 25-11-2012 08:55 AM

    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 21-11-2012 06:20 PM

    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...
  • More diplomacy to try to halt Israel-Gaza fighting 19-11-2012 10:20 AM

    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...
  • Israeli air strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza: Hamas 18-11-2012 10:12 PM

    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...
  • Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce 18-11-2012 08:02 PM

    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,...
  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas PM's office 18-11-2012 01:02 PM

    Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled 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...
  • Israel: Tel Aviv saved by Iron Dome intercept 18-11-2012 07:14 AM

    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...
  • Israel hits Hamas govt buildings, reservists mobilised 17-11-2012 08:09 PM

    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 17-11-2012 03:38 AM

    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,...
  • Muslim, Christian graves desecrated in Israel 09-10-2011 02:10 PM

    Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Dozens of gravestones were desecrated at adjacent Muslim and Christian cemeteries overlooking the sea at Jaffa and a fire-bomb 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,...
  • Israelis turn out for largest economic protest 04-09-2011 08:09 AM

    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...
  • Supportive colleagues help people live longer 12-05-2011 02:26 PM

    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 co-workers had an impact on mortality risk for people and was most pronounced between...