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#Israel

# israel - Sunday 26 June, 2016

A solar tower four times taller than Liberty Hall is being built in the Israeli desert

Construction of the project will cost an estimated €500 million.

Man who went on stabbing spree at Jerusalem Gay Pride sentenced to life

The ultra-Orthodox Yishai Schlissel killed a 16-year-old girl during the attack.

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# israel - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Israel freezes Ramadan family visit permits for Palestinians after shooting

About 83,000 people will be impacted by the decision.

# israel - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Four people have been killed in Tel Aviv after two gunmen opened fire

The gunmen were later detained.

# israel - Friday 3 June, 2016

Gays say Israel 'pinkwashing' to distract from Palestinian occupation

Tel-Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade was taking place today.

# israel - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Hezbollah top commander killed in Syria by "Islamist extremists"

Mustafa Badreddine, who was on a US terror sanctions blacklist and wanted by Israel, was killed in a blast on Thursday night.

# israel - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on Jewish State This post contains videos

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on

Ken Livingstone apologised for loads of things but not for involving the Nazi leader.

# israel - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner

The 12-year-old girl confessed to planning a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

# israel - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'Having lived in Dublin all my life, I'm not used to being stopped at checkpoints, harassed and searched'

Katie O’Kelly writes about her time in Palestine.

# israel - Friday 11 March, 2016

A Holocaust survivor has been named the world’s oldest man

Israel Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust before moving to Israel and opening a sweet shop.

# israel - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront Rampage This post contains videos

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront

It comes amid a cycle of violence that’s left 184 Palestinians and 28 Israelis dead.

# israel - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Israeli police caught tampering with speed cameras to cut their workload

In some cases drivers were able to do four times the speed limit without being caught.

# israel - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Two Israelis jailed for life for burning Palestinian teen alive

16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was snatched from the street and killed in 2014.

# israel - Monday 1 February, 2016

Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered ‘Israeli spy’?

The bird had been suspected of espionage – and an Irish officer was called in to negotiate the handover.

# israel - Saturday 30 January, 2016

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel

“The vulture was returned in reasonable health by UN officers,” Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said.

# israel - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The42 Israelis slam LeBron James over local hero’s firing Anger

Israelis slam LeBron James over local hero’s firing

One sports commentator even compared Israelis’ hate of the player to their hate of Islamist movement Hamas.

# israel - Saturday 23 January, 2016

‘I’m an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints’

Alex Dunne has been in the West Bank for over 40 days now, collecting stories of stories of military incursions, night raids, and settler attacks.

# israel - Monday 18 January, 2016

Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died

The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.

# israel - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Police continue manhunt for Tel Aviv shooting suspect

After the attack, hundreds of police had been seen scouring the area and entering buildings to search for suspects as police helicopters buzzed overhead.

# israel - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents

This follows a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.

# israel - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Convicted spy released from prison after 30 years

He has challenged his parole terms, calling them “onerous and oppressive”

# israel - Thursday 12 November, 2015

EU says products made in Jewish settlements can no longer have ‘Made in Israel’ label

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the EU should be ashamed, comparing the move to Nazi-era pratices.

# israel - Friday 6 November, 2015

Netanyahu’s new PR director: ‘John Kerry has the mental age of a 12-year-old’

It is reported that Netanyahu described the comments as unacceptable.

# israel - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Hillary Clinton is getting really friendly with Israel and wants to strengthen its ‘military edge’

The presidential hopeful says the countries have “an unbreakable bond”.

# israel - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

One event 20 years ago changed Israel and Palestine forever

The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was 20 years ago today.

# israel - Sunday 25 October, 2015

‘I hear the sound of helicopters overhead and the piercing sound of police sirens. The violence has been appalling’

The second week of October saw the highest number of Palestinian deaths and injuries in the West Bank and Israel recorded in a single week since 2005.

# israel - Monday 19 October, 2015

Israel tensions rise after soldier shot at bus station

Police said a man, thought to be Palestinian, entered the bus station armed with a pistol and knife, killing the soldier and wounding 10 other people.

# israel - Friday 16 October, 2015

Joseph’s Tomb torched as Palestinians call for ‘a Friday of revolution’

Israeli security forces have deployed massively in Jerusalem after two weeks of Palestinian attacks in the city and across Israel.

# israel - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Three killed as Jerusalem sees its bloodiest day yet in rising violence

The rising tide of unrest has raised fears that a full-scale third Palestinian uprising, or intifada, could erupt.

# israel - Friday 9 October, 2015

Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war

The deaths come after several Israelis were stabbed earlier this week.

# israel - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Gluten-free beer made from chickpeas? Would you try it?

The microbrew movement is taking hold in many countries and has been embraced in Israel as well.

# israel - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Violent clashes rock one of the world’s holiest sites

The Al-Aqsa mosque serves both Jews and Muslims.

# israel - Friday 11 September, 2015

Ireland backs vote as Palestinian flag set to fly over United Nations

Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.

From The Daily Edge Here’s the story behind that bizarre Mariah Carey SodaStream tweet Hashtag Sodastream

Here’s the story behind that bizarre Mariah Carey SodaStream tweet

And then Mariah comes along…

# israel - Monday 7 September, 2015

From The42 Did an Israeli defender use magic* to stop Gareth Bale scoring yesterday? Could It Be Magic

Did an Israeli defender use magic* to stop Gareth Bale scoring yesterday?

*Of course he didn’t but what’s Tal Ben Haim I doing here?

# israel - Sunday 9 August, 2015

‘Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend’s hand – it’s a struggle’

The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.

# israel - Thursday 6 August, 2015

West Bank: Man rams car into pedestrians before being shot by Israeli troops

Elsewhere, four members of the same family have been killed in Gaza after a bomb from last summer’s war exploded.

# israel - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Palestinian toddler burned to death in ‘settler’ arson attack

The attack happened yesterday and also critically wounded the toddler’s parents and brother.

# israel - Friday 31 July, 2015

Palestinian baby killed in fire started by Israeli settlers at his home

The child’s parents and older brother were severely injured in the blaze.

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