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Israel, India in joint exercise

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 25, 2016

An Israeli air Force squadron is set to visit India next month in the first joint military exercise to take place between the two countries.

The IDF's advanced F-16I "Sufa" fighter-bombers are scheduled to fly alongside Indian Sukhoi-30 jets.

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Arabs to drop anti-Israel vote at IAEA summit

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 25, 2016

The improvement in ties between Israel and several Sunni Arab countries has spread into the field of nuclear diplomacy.

For the first time in years, Egypt and other Arab members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected not to table a motion at the body's annual assembly in September calling for increased inspection of Israel's nuclear facilities.

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After Olympic joy, Israeli medal winner raises money for cancer hospital

By Lianne Kolirin, August 24, 2016

An Israeli bronze medallist has put her Olympic identity tag up for sale to raise money for charity.

Yarden Gerbi, who won third place in the women’s 63kg judo at Rio, listed the name patch on eBay after returning from Brazil.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the top bid stood at $13,100 (£9,890), which the athlete has pledged to donate to a Tel Aviv hospital.

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Israeli scientists take step towards cure for advanced skin cancer

By JC Reporter, August 22, 2016

A team of Israeli and German scientists say they have discovered how to stop melanoma from spreading.

The research group from Tel Aviv University and the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg now understand how the aggressive form of skin cancer metastasizes and have identified two drugs that may stop it from doing so.

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Israel strikes military targets in Gaza after rocket attack

By JC Reporter, August 22, 2016

Israeli jets and artillery hit several military installations in Gaza overnight after a missile was fired into the Israeli town of Sderot on Sunday afternoon.

A Code Red alert was sounded in Sderot at 2.30pm on Sunday, followed by an explosion. A rocket, believed to have been fired from the north of the Gaza Strip, was found between two residential houses in the town.

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Surge in Arab national service volunteering

By Nathan Jeffay, August 18, 2016

Arab participation in Israel's national service programme is skyrocketing, with a 650 per cent increase recorded over the last six years.

When President Reuven Rivlin met a group of volunteers earlier this month, he was surprised to hear that Arab enrolment outstrips the number of registered Charedim by three to one.

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Temple Mount peace is sign of reduced terror

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 18, 2016

Tension around Temple Mount in Jerusalem and Palestinian propaganda that the Jews were "defiling" the Al Aqsa Mosque compound were the main motivating forces behind the wave of violence that broke out 10 months ago.

On Sunday, Israeli police allowed more than 300 Jews to make a pilgrimage to the Mount on Tisha b'Av, the fast marking the destruction of the Second Temple 1,946 years ago.

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MK: pro-Palestinian student group 'makes lists of Jews'

August 18, 2016

A pro-Palestinian group has created lists of Jewish students on campuses across America, according to a member of Knesset.

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) allegedly included Jews' addresses, raising security concerns.

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When it comes to dog care, Tel Aviv takes the biscuit

By Anthea Gerrie, August 18, 2016

Every dog has its day in Tel Aviv, which is well-known to be an extremely canine-friendly city. And now, all 25,000 four-legged friends and their owners have been invited to a pooch-centred party to celebrate that fact.

Tel Aviv Dog Day will take place on August 26 at Bnei Dan Dog Park, one of 70 such facilities in the city.

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Bibi mulls law to stop secret taping by journalists

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 18, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is interested in passing a law in the next Knesset session that will prohibit the recording of conversations without the permission of all participants.

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