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One Republic prepare to go Native in Israel

By Anna Behrmann, January 8, 2015

American pop rockers One Republic will be performing in Israel as part of their 2015 world tour.

Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, the Colorado band announced: “We added another date to the #Native Tour! We will be coming to Tel Aviv, Israel at Ramat Gan Stadium on May 28.”

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Kardashians home in on Tel Aviv

By Sandy Rashty, January 8, 2015

She has made a name for herself on American reality TV show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.

Now, California-based Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly looking to buy a home in Israel.

According a report on Globes, Ms Kardashian and her partner, Scott Disick, are looking to buy a £20 million penthouse apartment in Tel Aviv, on the seafront.

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After the Charlie Hebdo attack: what else can we expect?

By Orlando Radice, January 8, 2015

French Muslim extremists have been responsible for two of Europe’s most horrific recent antisemitic attacks, and Islamist-inspired assaults on Jews and firebombings of synagogues are now regular occurrences in France.

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‘Charlie Hebdo attackers shouted: the Prophet has been avenged’

By Sandy Rashty, January 7, 2015

Twelve people have been killed in an attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police have confirmed.

According to witness reports, armed gunman stormed the Paris offices this afternoon. Shots were then fired.

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The kippah is a weapon for $5m poker supremo

By David Lazarus, January 6, 2015

When Ari Engel dons his kippah, he does it with a dose of cunning.

According to Mr Engel, who at only 31 is ranked among the top 25 poker players in the world by a well-known poker magazine, his yarmulke is a signal to others around the gaming table that his poker skills are not top-notch.

But the kippah is no bluff in terms of his religiosity.

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Police hunt group who attacked Israeli in Berlin

By Anna Behrmann, January 5, 2015

German police are investigating an assault on a Jewish man in Berlin on New Year’s Eve which took place after he asked a group of men to stop singing antisemitic songs.

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Lieberman ‘met Abbas rival in Paris’

By Naomi Firsht, January 5, 2015

The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly met exiled Palestinian leader Mohammed Dahlan in recent weeks, sparking speculation that the Israeli government was trying to replace PA head Mahmoud Abbas.

Mr Lieberman and Mr Dahlan both denied the reports, but Israeli website Walla claimed the pair met in at least two European capitals, including Paris 10 days ago.

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Palestinians push for ICC war crimes probe

By Orlando Radice, January 2, 2015

The Palestinian Authority has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel for alleged war crimes.

President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute – the founding treaty of the ICC - on Wednesday and filed a request for Palestine to join the international court as a member state.

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HarperCollins says sorry for leaving Israel off map

By JC Reporter, January 2, 2015

HarperCollins has apologised for omitting Israel from maps it publishes.

The American-based publishing giant said it regretted leaving the country out of atlases it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East.

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Israeli politicians attack Europe after failed Palestinian statehood bid

By JC Reporter, December 31, 2014

Israeli politicians have rounded on European countries following yesterday’s failed attempt by the Palestinians to find UN Security Council backing for their statehood bid.

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