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Palestinian authorities said a female died after being swept away near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, while Israeli police said the male teen died near the town of Yeruham in the desert Negev region. An additional Palestinian teenager was reported missing near the West Bank city of Hebron, ... flash floods Israel
Ivan Hu, originally from Shanghai, China, joined the celebration because his city helped Jewish refugees from the Holocaust during World War II. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is celebrating "70 years of freedom, 70 years of democracy, 70 years of bettering the world. ...

The City Council in Durham, North Carolina made history this month when it voted unanimously to prohibit police exchanges with Israel. Thousands of police officers from departments throughout the United States traveled to Israel to receive military-style training with Israeli military and police forces, ... Police Training
"This unwarranted and unjust decision represents a double standard in Israel's outrageous sentences passed against Palestinians by Israeli military courts while Israeli occupation forces and illegal and extremist settlers are given free license to act with complete impunity," she said in a statement.
In a letter to Zeman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped he would jointly open the new embassy in Jerusalem at the end of this year. The Czech foreign ministry didn't immediately confirm the embassy's move, though it did say that the opening of the consulate and the Czech ... Israel
Part of the Ayalon Highway in the middle of Tel Aviv was closed by flooding, and a number of roads in the city were blocked by fallen trees. In Rishon Letzion, a ceiling collapsed in a commercial center. No injuries were reported. A main thoroughfare in the city, Jabotinsky Road, was closed to traffic in ... Flash Floods Israel
Tehran has threatened to retaliate, and Israel has made clear that it's prepared to keep fighting. The Iranian response -- considered now not a question of if, but when -- could take many forms, ranging from missiles launched from Iran, Lebanon, or Syria against Israeli cities to cross-border raids from ... war in Syria
A boy waves a Palestinian flag at the Israel-Gaza border during clashes with Israeli troops at a tent city protest commemorating Land Day to demand the right to return to their homeland, east of Gaza City on April 1, 2018. Land Day marks the killing of six Arab Israelis during 1976 demonstrations against ... war in Syria
Tel Aviv, previously recognized as "the world's sexiest city" and a global leader in tech startups, is widening its canopy of honors with a new list measuring tree density. According to MIT's state-of-the-art database known as Treepedia, Tel Aviv ranks in the top 20 of global cities flush with foliage. The index ... war in Syria
"By imposing this closure, Israel commits a further violation to its obligations as the occupying power under international humanitarian law." Israeli forces have also reinforced security in East Jerusalem's Old City, where Jewish worshippers are expected to come in higher numbers for Passover, which marks ... war in Syria
It is expected that thousands in the besieged Gaza will gather in tent cities in five locations on the Palestinian side of the border, away from the “no go” zone. The Israeli military enforces a “no go” zone for Palestinians on land in Gaza adjacent to Israel's fenced border. Palestinian protestors on the Gaza side ... war in Syria
Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy. Eli Groner, director-general of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ... war in Syria
The Israeli military has deployed more than 100 sharpshooters on the Gaza border ahead of a planned mass Palestinian demonstration near the frontier, Israel's top general says. Organisers hope thousands in Gaza will answer their call to flock, starting on Friday, to tent cities in five locations along the ... war in Syria
To rectify matters, the city has embarked on an ambitious new project aimed at highlighting Tel Aviv's prominent role in the creation of the modern ... the Tel Aviv headquarters of the Bank of Israel, which serve today as a museum of Israeli currency; the Tel Aviv Founders Monument, near Independence Hall; ... war in Syria
With its white-hot beaches, cosmopolitan cities packed to the brim with art, shopping, and pulsating nightlife, and sites full of rich historical and religious significance, it's no wonder travelers have caught on to ... Part beach town, part big city, and close to Israel's international airport, it's an obvious first stop. war in Syria

... Macedonia's second city, had long been forgotten. No longer. Not only is the site now being restored and a new memorial built, but on March 11th a couple of thousand people, including Macedonian and Israeli ministers, marched through town to pay homage to the Macedonian Jews who were rounded ... war in Syria
Israel's Prison Service, Told to Give Inmates More Room, Suggests Tent Cities and Waiting Lists ... The Prison Service intends to present several solutions, including the erection of a tent city for security prisoners, as well as deploying concrete blocks used for housing in Eshel Prison in Beersheba. A further ... war in Syria
Adalah, a legal center for Palestinians in Israel, stated that Yechieli's words and actions “are motivated by racism.” Preventing Palestinian citizens of Israel “from purchasing homes due strictly to their national identity is an illegitimate act,” Adalah added. “In a climate in which the Israeli Knesset continues to ... war in Syria
The Radomsko municipality in Poland has canceled an annual ceremony involving a delegation from its sister city in Israel, Kiryat Bialik, because the Israeli mayor had planned to mention Jews who were murdered by Poles during the Holocaust in his speech. The Kiryat Bialik municipality announced the ... war in Syria
The attack comes two days after two Israeli soldiers were killed in a West Bank car-ramming attack. Hamas commended the attack in a statement, saying it commemorated 100 days since U.S. President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on ... war in Syria
A tremendous privilege that comes with living in Israel is understanding the politics on a very experiential and personal level. Living in 2018 means a world ..... Abdu, our tour guide, explained that the opinion of many Muslims in the city reflects their desire to maintain Israeli rule. Abdu encouraged his son to ... war in Syria
Segal represents Ateret Cohanim as well as Elad, the group that runs the City of David National Park and also settles Jews in Arab East Jerusalem. He also represents the Regavim nonprofit group that conducts legal battles against illegal Arab construction in Israel and the West Bank. Segal is a key figure ... war in Syria
"Mohammad loved Palestine, and he could never sit by and do nothing when [Israeli] soldiers entered the city," Abu Nasser said. ... Palestinians maintain that East Jerusalem must become the capital of a future Palestinian state in any future peace agreement with Israel, while Israel considers the whole of ... war in Syria
A delegation of students from Israel arrived in Chandigarh today and had an interactive programme with the city unit of the BJP and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva ... The delegation was also taken to the library where BJP city president Sanjay tendon explained about how Chandigarh came into existence. war in Syria
(CNN) In the northern Israel town of Alon HaGalil one recent afternoon, a clinical psychologist and former Israeli special forces member named Yotam ..... Citing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's post-9/11 visibility and candor, Dagan and Cohen make it clear how important it is for leaders to go ... war in Syria
Parkland may be an upscale suburb, but it's no “shady rest retirement home” where deputies go to finish their careers, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told a packed crowd at City Hall. Israel aimed to debunk any suggestion that because the city is ranked one of Florida's safest cities, it's where deputies go to ... war in Syria
In the central Israeli town of Kfar Sava, a team meets every few weeks at city hall to discuss a utopian-sounding project to recycle nearly all of the city's garbage. ... “Cities in Israel understand that they too, not just private businesses, can generate revenue and to do that, they also need to be involved with ... war in Syria
Raphael Israeli, a professor emeritus at Hebrew University and a former Israeli delegate to the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission, says that neither Israel nor Jordan had formal jurisdiction of it. “They simply invaded it,” he said. Today, he said, after 50 years of Israeli possession and no country ... war in Syria
Having managed to conquer the west of Jerusalem in 1948, Israel occupied the rest of the city less than two decades later in the 1967 war. ... On Monday, Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem's Silwan area protested over new structural damage to homes due to what they say is Israeli digging and ... war in Syria
ASHDOD, Israel — A open-air market has become an unlikely battleground in a wider struggle that could potentially bring down Israeli Prime Minister ... people observe the Sabbath, but this is my salary,” said Karin Cohen, a mother of three who sells cupcakes and empanadas in the seaside city of Ashdod. war in Syria
In 2017, two bills were introduced from the Israeli government coalition's members - the Basic Law: Jerusalem, Capital of Israel (Amendment No. 2) Bill and ... Following the Israeli occupation of the Holy City in 1967, the Israeli authorities annexed approximately 70 square kilometers of West Bank land to the ... war in Syria
TEL AVIV, March 6 (Xinhua) -- At the GoforIsrael annual business conference held in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Chinese and Israeli business leaders were thrilled by ... In addition to big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, many medium-sized cities in China are also very strong in ... war in Syria
President Donald Trump has said his controversial decision last December to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a “wonderful thing” as he .... He also said the US embassy in the country would move from Tel Aviv to the holy city which also serves as the home of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset. war in Syria
An Israeli City's Bid to Build Secular Neighborhood Fails ... The results of land auctions released over the last two weeks by the Israel Land Authority show that, of 16 tenders for the new neighborhood that were conducted under the government's Machir L'Mishtaken (Buyer's Price) program, only five ... war in Syria
An Israeli Border Police officer and two soldiers were lightly wounded in car-rammings in two different incidents in the northern Israeli city of Acre. ... The mayor of Shefa-'Amr, the Arab city in northern Israel that the suspect hails from, told Haaretz that "The family is known as a completely normal family.". war in Syria
They also say that the previous police chief was involved in an exchange training programme with Israel, which drove them to lobby to sever the any links the city has had or will have with the Israeli military as far as its police force. Al Jazeera made several attempts to reach Davis via email and over ... police training
BETHLEHEM, March 28, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Wednesday prevented the municipality of the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, from opening an agricultural road in the area, said a local activist. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in al-Khader town, said Israeli army ... police training
OCHA: Israeli policies in Hebron city turned it into 'ghost town' ... Israel exercises direct control over the 20% of Hebron City, known as H2, which is home to approximately 40,000 Palestinians and a few hundred Israeli settlers living in five settlement compounds, noted the release, maintaining that the living ... police training
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as a dizzying array of scandals has engulfed him, his family and his inner circle. Police last week announced they have sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. And this week ... police training
Israeli authorities will expel the residents of Umm Al-Hiran, a Bedouin Palestinian village in the Negev, in a matter of weeks, as plans proceed to build a new Jewish town in its place. Yair Maayan, head of the government authority for Bedouin “resettlement” in the Negev, told the Jerusalem Post that Umm ... police training
But after crossing into Israel, Tesfagabr benefited from random acts of kindness, including from an Israeli man who bought him food and new clothes. In Rehovot, the city south of Tel Aviv where he settled, he found a satisfying job as a sous chef in a bistro. He had an apartment and a bank account, but he ... police training
Iran has threatened Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it will destroy Tel Aviv if there is an attack on the Islamic Republic. In a televised speech on Monday, a senior Iranian official said the Israeli city of Tel Aviv would be “leveled to the ground” if Israel were to attack Iran, and ... police training
20 at the Barzilai Hospital in the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon during an inauguration ceremony for a new emergency room. ... prime minister spent much of Tuesday in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, where he inaugurated a fortified emergency room in the hospital that serves most of Israel's south. police training
They stayed in Israel. God said the land would be blessed, would bloom like a rose. Today they send products out but can't put Israel on their products, only cities. They celebrate 70 years in May. Jerusalem has always been their capitol since the beginning. Jesus loved the city, was beaten, led outside ... police training
JERUSALEM — Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, knows a thing or two about taking on assailants. A former Israeli paratrooper with combat experience, he packs a Glock 23 semiautomatic pistol as a civilian. In 2015, after a series of stabbings in the city by Palestinians, Mr. Barkat urged Israelis with ... police training
Set on a mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean, the city's topography often draws comparisons to San Francisco. One of Israel's main high-tech hubs and home to two universities, Haifa is widely regarded as model of coexistence – a rare example of an Israeli city where Jews and Arabs live ... police training
Applicants will include NYC-based startups interested in setting up an R&D center in Israel, as well as Israeli startups seeking to establish their market ... Yoav Tzruya, JVP Partner, said, “Our work with Israeli startups which have made their mark in New York City, such as ThetaRay, demonstrates the need ... police training
Israel says it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere. The Defense Ministry says Monday's successful mission test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is "a major milestone" in Israel's ability to defend itself ... police training


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