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Netanyahu: Solid basis seized weapons were for terrorists

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

The weapons on board a ship seized near to the Gaza Strip this morning were “destined for terrorist forces”, Israel’s Prime Minister has said.

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Israel seizes ship with tons of weapons near Gaza

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

A freighter carrying a significant amount of weaponry believed to be for use by terrorists in the Gaza Strip has been intercepted by the Israeli navy.

The Victoria, which set sail from Syria and went via Turkey, was bound for Egypt but intelligence suggested it was carrying weapons from Iran for Hamas to smuggle across the border.

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Palestinians celebrate terrorist who killed 37 Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2011

Palestinians have named a town square after a female terrorist who killed 37 Israelis in 1978.

The official dedication of the Dalal Mughrabi square near Ramallah took place just two days after a Palestinian terrorist group claimed responsibility for the brutal murder of five Israelis from the same family, three of whom were children.

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Bloodied toys, smell of death after Itamar slaughter

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2011

Rescue volunteers have described seeing toys and clothes lying in pools of blood at the home of the Israeli family brutally murdered on Friday night.

Five members of the Fogel family, including a three-month-old baby girl and two other children were stabbed as they slept on Shabbat.

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Israel, US condemn brutal West Bank 'child murder'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2011

The White House has demanded an “unequivocal condemnation” from the Palestinian Authority over the brutal stabbing of five Israelis last night, including a three-month old baby and two other children.

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McCain calls on rival Obama to free Jonathan Pollard

By Jennifer Lipman, March 11, 2011

Former presidential candidate John McCain has added his voice to a growing number of high-profile US politicians demanding the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Senator McCain offered his support for the cause during a telephone conversation yesterday.

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Chief Rabbi honoured in Israel

March 10, 2011

The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has received a prestigious award from Israel's Ben Gurion University for his contribution to society.

The Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award was made in recognition of his work "as a widely-published theologian and philosopher whose aspirations for truth and mutual respect of all peoples guide his actions".

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IPhone becomes traffic spy camera

By Nathan Jeffay, March 10, 2011

Israel is notorious for bad driving. But transgressors should beware - big brother is watching.

New software transforms normal citizens' iPhones into monitoring and reporting devices for dangerous driving.

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Anglican bishop fights Israel deportation

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2011

The head of the Anglican church in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan, Bishop Suheil Dawani, is fighting the Israeli Interior Ministry's decision not to renew his residency visa with a petition to the Supreme Court.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced six months ago that Bishop Dawani's visa would not be renewed but he has been allowed to remain in Israel pending a review of his case.

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IDF prepares for popular uprising in West Bank

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2011

The Israeli military is worried about the effect the revolutions currently sweeping the Arab world may have on the Palestinian population.

Contingency plans have been adapted to take into consideration the kind of demonstrations recently seen on the streets of Cairo and Tunis, although most officers do not believe there is much chance of seeing similar scenes soon in Ramallah.

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