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Israel's batwoman works in secret to heal winged friends

- Israel's batwoman works in secret, out of an erstwhile chicken coop in central Israel.There Nora Lifschitz, a purple-haired 29-year-old and longtime animal rights activist, nurses hundreds of fruit bats back to health.

Israeli girl, 13, stabbed to death in West Bank home

Jerusalem - A Palestinian attacker fatally stabbed a 13-year-old girl in her home in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday before being shot dead by security guards, the Israeli army said.

Stabbing at West Bank settlement, attacker shot dead: army

Jerusalem - An attacker stabbed and wounded one person at a Jewish settlement on the outskirts of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday and was shot dead, the Israeli army said.

Israel cabinet approves reconciliation deal with Turkey

Jerusalem - Israeli cabinet ministers on Wednesday approved a deal reached with Turkey at the weekend on normalising relations after years of acrimony over a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Israeli sponge bullets leave painful legacy for Palestinians

Jerusalem - Ahmed Abu al-Homs's life changed forever as the 13-year-old was on his way to see his sister and became caught up in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police.

Tapping emotions with electronic tattoos

Tel Aviv - Collecting information about a patient’s physiological condition ordinarily involves a procedure called electromyography. This isn’t always the most pleasant of experiences. A new "electronic tattoo" promises a different approach.

UN chief urges Netanyahu to make tough choices in farewell visit

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take "courageous steps" toward peace on a farewell visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Jerusalem holy site closed to non-Muslims after violence

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities announced Tuesday they were closing Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors after a series of clashes between worshippers and police.

Fresh clashes at Jerusalem flashpoint holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

Ban tells Israelis, Palestinians: 'Stand firm against violence'

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians not to allow extremists on either side to fan violence, as he arrived as part of a Middle East tour."Do not allow the extremism on either side to fuel the...

Israel-Turkey deal: a long-sought reconciliation

Jerusalem - Israel and Turkey have reached a deal to normalise relations that soured after a 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that left 10 Turkish nationals dead. Here are some questions and answers on the agreement:Why is it significant?

Turkish leaders laud deal to restore ties with Israel

Jerusalem - Israeli and Turkish leaders on Monday lauded a deal reached at the weekend to restore ties after six years of acrimony over a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Israel, Turkey agree deal ending years of acrimony

Jerusalem - Israel and Turkey reached a deal on Sunday aimed at ending years of acrimony and restoring normalised ties that soured after a deadly 2010 raid on an aid flotilla, an Israeli official said.

Jewish man who stabbed Jerusalem Gay Pride marchers sentenced to life

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl and wounding others during a stabbing spree at a Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.

Israeli restaurants in kosher food row with Jewish authorities

Jerusalem - Jonathan Vadai just wanted a certificate confirming his Jerusalem restaurant as kosher, but he found himself fed up with the Israeli religious authorities overseeing the process.

4 Palestinians sentenced to life for murdering Israelis: army

Jerusalem - Four Palestinians were on Wednesday handed life sentences for the killing of an Israeli couple as drove in the West Bank with their children last year, the army said.

Israel's 'Cornflakes Law' — Getting rid of high food prices

In a country where a box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes will cost about an arm and a leg, shoppers usually opt to get the cheaper domestically produced brand. But that is about to change, and it's being called the "Cornflakes Law."

Israel approves $18 million extra for West Bank settlements

Jerusalem - A statement from Prime Minister Netanyahu's office approved $18 million in extra funding for Jewish West Bank settlements. The move angered opposition lawmakers and Palestinians.

Israel lets Gazans into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Jerusalem - Israel allowed hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers Friday, an official said, a week after revoking entry permits in response to a deadly attack.

Israel ex-defence minister says to run for PM

Jerusalem - Israel's ex-defence minister Moshe Yaalon on Thursday said he will run for premier accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of scaring citizens in order to hold on to power.
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