Israel

Bus segregation means apartheid, says Livni

By Naomi Firsht, October 31, 2014

Demands for separate buses for Palestinians are discriminatory and have echoes of apartheid, the Israeli Justice Minister has said.

Earlier this week, Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon accepted requests from settlers that West Bank Arabs travelling to and from Israel should be segregated on public transport.

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Rivlin goes to Arab memorial

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 30, 2014

President Reuven Rivlin made an unorthodox visit to Kafr Kassem on Sunday where he participated in a memorial service for 49 Arab-Israeli villagers murdered by Israeli police in 1956.

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Second Ben Gurion student killed in Nepal mountains

By Nathan Jeffay, October 30, 2014

There were tears on the campus of Ben Gurion University of the Negev after it lost a second student in a tragedy in Nepal in less than a fortnight.

Last week, student Tamar Ariel was buried after dying in a blizzard in the Annapurna region.

Days later, recent medical graduate Shira Dabus, 30, died in an unconnected incident in Nepal - a bus crash.

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Annapurna did what Hamas couldn't

By Nathan Jeffay, October 23, 2014

Tamar Ariel's family spent the summer worrying about her. An Israeli Air Force navigator, she served in the seven-week conflict with Hamas, but once it was over, they relaxed and she got ready to pack her bags for a holiday in Nepal.

She returned dead after she was killed in a massive avalanche during the blizzard that struck the Annapurna mountain range last week, and was buried on Tuesday.

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Baby killed in terror attack at Jerusalem train station

By Josh Jackman, October 22, 2014

A suspected terrorist attack in Jerusalem has left a baby girl dead, with one person in a severe condition and seven others injured.

The victims were run over near Ammunition Hill light rail station in east Jerusalem after disembarking from a train.

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BA to increase flights to Israel

By Rosa Doherty, October 21, 2014

British Airways is to increase its weekly flights between London and Tel Aviv.

Six flights will be added in the summer of 2015, raising seat capacity on the route by about 50 per cent.

The airline said the move was due to the growing demand, particularly with passengers flying to London to connect with flights to the United States.

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Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader’s daughter

By Naomi Firsht, October 20, 2014

The daughter of Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh was treated in an Israeli hospital following complications after a routine procedure, it was revealed yesterday.

Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv confirmed the admission. A statement from the hospital said: "She is one of more than 1,000 patients from the Gaza Strip and Palestinian Authority territories, children and adults, whom we treat every year."

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Shlomo Sand accused of hypocrisy over his rejection of being Jewish

By Josh Jackman, October 15, 2014

A controversial Israeli historian has faced accusations that he is being hypocritical in rejecting his Jewishness.

Professor Shlomo Sand says he no longer regards himself as Jewish.

But at a packed meeting in London, he was challenged over why he had not rejected his Israeli citizenship too.

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Students condemn their professors over Israel criticism

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2014

Cambridge University students have condemned 60 academics who issued a statement criticising Israel.

The students said the professors were “misguided and myopic”, and called their statement “un-academic”.

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Robbie Williams set to perform in Israel for the first time

By JC Reporter, October 7, 2014

Robbie Williams has finalised a deal to sing in Israel for the first time.

According to Israeli media, the former Take That star will perform in Tel Aviv next May.

Mr Williams has reportedly reached an agreement with Israeli agents over a concert at either Yarkon Park or the Ramat Gan Stadium.

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