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Israeli host expecting Eurovision 'punishment' for Iceland's Palestinian flag display

19 May 2019

JERUSALEM The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said on Sunday that an unauthorized display of Palestinian flags by Iceland's band could draw "punishment" from the event's organizers.

Netherlands wins Eurovision contest; Madonna flag display causes stir

19 May 2019

TEL AVIV The Netherlands won the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Israel on Sunday in a songfest that passed off without serious incident, despite calls by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott the event. | Video

Israel's Eurovision webcast hacked with animated blast images

15 May 2019

TEL AVIV Israel's webcast of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final was hacked with animated images of explosions in host city Tel Aviv, which the national broadcaster blamed on Hamas militants.

U.S. may review ties with countries deemed anti-Israel: envoy

05 May 2019

JERUSALEM The United States may review its ties with countries it deems as being anti-Israel after what a U.S. envoy said on Sunday was a shift in policy toward equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.

In Tel Aviv, Eurovision songfest braces for pro-Palestinian boycott protests

03 May 2019

TEL AVIV As 'Eurovision Song Contest 2019' banners go up across Tel Aviv, behind the glitz of the songfest is the latest manifestation of a bitter row between Israel and an international pro-Palestinian boycott movement.

Hamas shifts tactics in bitcoin fundraising, highlighting crypto risks: research

26 Apr 2019

LONDON/JERUSALEM The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking cryptocurrency financing of outfits designated by some as terrorist groups. | Video

Netanyahu's winning strategy: big power statecraft and social media focus

10 Apr 2019

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu's portrayal of Israel as a success story under his leadership and the showcasing of his rapport with U.S. President Donald Trump were vital ingredients in his triumphant election campaign.

Netanyahu's winning strategy: big power statecraft and social media focus

10 Apr 2019

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu's portrayal of Israel as a success story under his leadership and the showcasing of his rapport with U.S. President Donald Trump were vital ingredients in his triumphant election campaign.

Airbnb reverses on delisting Israeli settlements, won't profit off West Bank

09 Apr 2019

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK Airbnb said on Tuesday it would not implement a planned delisting of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and would donate proceeds from any bookings in the territory to international humanitarian aid organizations.

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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.