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Israeli unions threaten general strike over construction workers' safety

01 Nov 2018

JERUSALEM Israel's main public sector union has threatened to shut down the country's main airport, banks, stock exchange and all government offices from next Wednesday in protest over what it says is the state's inaction over construction site deaths.

U.S. student in boycott case allowed to stay in Israel - court

18 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM An American student who was barred from entering Israel under a law against foreign activists who support boycotts of the state over its Palestinian policies was given permission to stay in the country by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Israel's top court weighs appeal by barred U.S. student

17 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM Israel's top court weighed an appeal on Wednesday by a U.S. student facing deportation under a law against foreign pro-Palestinian activists who call for boycotts of Israel.

Soccer - Israel beat 10-man Scotland thanks to Tierney own goal

11 Oct 2018

HAIFA Israel fought back to beat Scotland 2-1 thanks to a late own goal from Kieran Tierney as the visitors finished with 10 men in an eventful Nations League game on Thursday.

U.S. student appeals Israeli entry ban over boycott

11 Oct 2018

Tel AVIV An Israeli court on Thursday heard the appeal of an American student against a decision to bar her entry to Israel, even though she had a study visa, over alleged activities supporting an international boycott campaign by pro-Palestinian groups.

Bedouin families appeal to Merkel to help to block Israeli expulsion

02 Oct 2018

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank Holding posters of Angela Merkel ahead of a scheduled visit to Israel by the German chancellor, Bedouin children appealed to her on Tuesday to help block Israeli plans to raze their hamlet in the occupied West Bank.

Israel opens high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv airport and Jerusalem

26 Sep 2018

JERUSALEM Israel opened a high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv's international airport and Jerusalem on Tuesday, part of a $2 billion project that has drawn Palestinian complaints over its route through small parts of the occupied West Bank. | Video

Philippines' Duterte says 'never again' at Israel's Holocaust memorial

03 Sep 2018

JERUSALEM Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who once likened his crime-fighting policy to Hitler's mass murders and then apologised for the comparison, on Monday laid a wreath to commemorate the Holocaust dead in Jerusalem.

Israel finds no cause for criminal charges in deadly Gaza war raid

15 Aug 2018

JERUSALEM Israel will not conduct a criminal investigation into a deadly raid in Rafah during the 2014 Gaza war, the military's judicial arm said on Wednesday after a "comprehensive examination" of events, prompting condemnation from the Palestinian group Hamas.

Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

13 Aug 2018

MITZPE RAMON, Israel Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.

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