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Israel minister not happy with Palestinian flags at Eurovision

Jerusalem - Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev on Sunday criticised the display of Palestinian flags during the Eurovision song contest finals in Tel Aviv, including by one of Madonna's dancers.

Israel's Eurovision webcast hacked with fake attack warning

Jerusalem - Hackers have succeeded in flashing a fake rocket attack warning during a webcast of a Eurovision song contest semi-final in an incident Israel's public broadcaster blamed on Islamist group Hamas.

Israel rabbis order prayer over Eurovision 'desecration'

Jerusalem - Leading ultra-Orthodox rabbis in Israeli called on Wednesday for prayer in response to the expected desecration of the Jewish holy day of rest by the Eurovision song contest.

Lawyers strike plea deal for Israeli suspect in killing of Palestinian family

Ge'ulim - Israeli prosecutors on Sunday agreed not to press murder charges against a Jewish suspect in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, the justice ministry said.

Huge crowds pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa for first Ramadan Friday

Jerusalem - Around 180,000 Muslims prayed at east Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, the first in the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, a body responsible for the site said.

Arabs in Israel mourn birth of Jewish state

Umm El Fahm - Thousands of Arabs rallied in Israel on Thursday to mark the 1948 Nakba, or "catastrophe", which left hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by the war accompanying the birth of the Jewish state.

Israelis, Palestinians welcome truce but fear more violence

Ashkelon - After a weekend of deadly Palestinian fire on the Israeli city of Ashkelon, the underground bunker where public officials studied CCTV and incoming rockets from Gaza was hushed Monday after a tentative ceasefire.

Israel-Hamas truce: Will it last?

Jerusalem - Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip agreed a ceasefire Monday after a two-day flare-up that brought them to the brink of war, but analysts remain unconvinced any truce will last.What happened?

Netanyahu vows more 'massive strikes' in response to Gaza rockets

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had ordered the military to launch further strikes on Gaza Strip militants in response to rocket fire from the territory, as an escalation entered its second day.

World's first sports-tech blockchain accelerator launched

Tel Aviv - The world’s largest sports innovation platform (HYPE), which has 11 accelerator programs worldwide, has launched the world's first sports-tech blockchain accelerator. The Israel-based organization will be seeking candidates from around the world.

Israeli court stalls HRW official's expulsion

Jerusalem - Israel's top court has delayed the expulsion of Human Rights Watch's country director following a petition challenging the move, his lawyer said Thursday.

Israel comes to a halt to commemorate the Holocaust

Jerusalem - Israelis stopped their cars and stood still, often with heads bowed, for two minutes Thursday for the country's annual commemoration of the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

Netanyahu sworn into Israel's new parliament after election win

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn into Israel's new parliament on Tuesday following his victory in April 9 elections and will seek to form a governing coalition in the days ahead.

Israel cuts Gaza fishing limit after rocket launch

Jerusalem - Israel reduced the offshore fishing limit it imposes for vessels operating out of Gaza from Tuesday following rocket fire from the territory by Palestinian militants, officials said.

Israeli Eurovision champ says boycott calls spread 'darkness'

Jerusalem - Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who won last year's Eurovision song contest, said Monday that calls to boycott this year's event in Tel Aviv amount to "spreading darkness.

Thousands mourn revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor

Jerusalem - Thousands attended the funeral Sunday for a revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor known for his especially brutal treatment at the hands of the Nazis and his efforts to memorialise the genocide's victims.

Israelis among wounded in US synagogue attack

Jerusalem - Two Israelis were among the wounded in a weekend attack on a synagogue in California that killed one person and injured three others, an official said Sunday.

Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Orthodox Christians from around the world marked Good Friday with a procession through Jerusalem's Old City, retracing the steps Jesus is said to have taken on the way to his death.

Q&A: How AI can be a lifeline for overworked radiologists Special

Artificial intelligence can analyze hundreds of images in a matter of minutes and triage abnormalities so that radiologists can prioritize potentially critical cases and save lives. An expert from the startup Aidoc discusses the potential.

Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump move to end waivers on Iran oil

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised a White House announcement on Monday ending sanctions exemptions for Iran's oil customers, calling it "of great importance" in boosting pressure on Tehran.
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