Israel news

Avigdor Lieberman indicted but not out

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 14, 2011

He may have finally been indicted, but in the political arena, Avigdor Lieberman still holds all the cards.

With the best legal expertise shekels can buy, the Foreign Minister knows he can afford to play a waiting game.

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Israel's Avigdor Lieberman to be formally indicted on fraud charges

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is to be formally indicted on corruption charges.

Mr Lieberman, the leader of the right wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, was told by Israel's attorney general Yehuda Weinstein that he would face charges on fraud, money laundering, breach of trust and witness tampering.

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Justin Bieber's meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011

The Justin Bieber-Benjamin Netanyahu "summit" has become the latest to fall foul of PR and spin.

The teenage singer, in Israel for the first time to perform in Tel Aviv on Thursday, was understood to have asked for a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister.

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Paparazzi stop Justin Bieber from walking like Jesus in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

Justin Bieber has hit out at the paparazzi for photographing him inside a church in Israel.

The star, who is set to perform in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park on Thursday – his first show in Israel– complained on Twitter that more respect should be shown in holy paces.

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Bob Geldof told 'boycott Israel or lose credibility'

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

Pro-Palestinian campaigners have launched a campaign to stop Bob Geldof from visiting Israel next month on the basis that going there would damage the singer's "credibility as a defender of the rights of the dispossessed".

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Justin Bieber hits Israel ahead of Tel Aviv show

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

The biggest teenage pop star on the planet has landed in Israel.

Justin Bieber, the singing sensation behind hits including Baby and One Time is to play Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

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Israel wins wine world cup

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

An Israeli wine-maker has triumphed over 3,720 competitors to take first place in a contest dubbed the "Wine World Cup".

The Golan Heights Winery, which produces bottles under the labels Yarden, Gamla and Golan, became the first Israeli company to win the top spot at Italy's annual international wine trade fair.

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Israel's ex-president Katzav to appeal against rape sentence

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

Moshe Katzav is planning to appeal against the seven year prison sentence he was given following his conviction for raping a former employee.

With just a month before his sentence is due to begin on May 8, lawyers for the disgraced former Israeli president said they would ask for a delay.

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WikiLeaks papers shed light on Hizbollah's Israel plans

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2011

A series of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks to Israeli newspapers have revealed previously unknown information about Hizbollah's capabilities and Israel's ties with the Gulf state of Bahrain.

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Teenager injured after shell hits Israeli bus

By Jennifer Lipman, April 7, 2011

Two people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been seriously wounded after anti-tank missile sent from the Gaza Strip hit a moving school-bus near Kibbutz Sa’ad, in Southern Israel.

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