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Jewish, Palestinians and Israeli police clash; hundreds injured, scores arrested

Over hundred people were injured in clashes in East Jerusalem between far-right Jewish activists, Palestinians and Israeli police. The violence erupted as police tried to keep Palestinians and ultra-nationalist Jewish protesters apart. It follows nights of confrontations in the Israeli-occupied sector amid rising nationalist and religious tensions. East Jerusalem has long been a flashpoint, with an […]

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Syrian anti-aircraft missile explodes 30km away from Israeli nuclear site

A Syrian missile exploded in southern Israel, about 30km from a secret nuclear site. Warning sirens went off before a loud explosion was heard in the Dimona area. Dimona is said to have produced nuclear weapons, but Israel neither confirms nor denies having nuclear weapons under its policy. No injuries or damage were reported. The […]

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Iran blames Israel for Natanz nuclear plant sabotage incident

Iran blames regional arch-foe Israel for a sabotage incident at its key Natanz nuclear site and will exact revenge, state TV quoted its foreign minister as saying. Iran’s semi-official Nournews website said the person who caused an electricity outage in one of the production halls at the underground uranium enrichment plant had been identified. “Necessary […]

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Israel won’t co-operate with ICC into war crimes probe

Israel says it will not cooperate with an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into possible war crimes in the occupied territories. In a letter to the court, Israel says the ICC is “acting without authority” in carrying out the probe. The ICC gave both Israel and the Palestinians, who instigated the action, until […]

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United States once considered proposal to drop 520 nukes to carve out Suez Canal alternative

In the 1960s US considered a proposal to use 520 nuclear bombs to carve out an alternative to the Suez Canal though Israel, according to a declassified memorandum. The plan never came to fruition, but having an alternative waterway to the Suez Canal could have been useful today, with a cargo ship stuck in the narrow […]

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Israel: Thousands demonstrate against Netanyahu ahead of election

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Saturday, calling for an end to his leadership just three days before the country’s fourth election in two years. Protesters filed through streets closed to traffic by police, waving flags, banging drums, blowing horns and shouting chants to replace the […]

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People who spend more time on social media struggle to sleep at night, study finds

People who spend most of their time on social media are more likely to grind their teeth and struggle to sleep, a new study has found. Researchers at Tel Aviv University studied the behaviour of people using normal smartphones, while others used the kosher phone without most of the apps. Kosher phones, used by Israel’s […]

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‘Terrorist Act’: Iranian container ship attacked in the Mediterranean Sea

An Iranian cargo ship was damaged in an attack in the Mediterranean, the state-run shipping company said on Friday, adding it would take legal action to identify the perpetrators of what it called “terrorism” and naval piracy. The ship, Shahre Kord, was slightly damaged in Wednesday’s incident by an explosive object which caused a small fire, […]

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Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine gives 97% protection and is 94% effective in preventing infection, Israel study finds

The Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine is effective at blocking the disease and vaccinated people showed ‘dramatically lower’ rates of infection, a new study has found. Researchers from the companies, who teamed up with the Israeli Ministry of Health, said this week that the COVID-19 was 97 perfect effective at preventing symptomatic cases, hospitalizations and […]

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Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches, cleaning begins

Volunteers in Lebanon began cleaning beaches on Saturday after an oil spill deposited tar over large stretches of the coast in the southern part of the country. A storm more than a week ago threw tonnes of the sticky, black substance onto beaches in neighbouring Israel, apparently after leaking from an oil tanker off the […]

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Israel feed green sea turtles mayonnaise to remove black tar from their digestive tracts

Turtles rescued from an oil spill that has left globs of black tar across Israel’s coastline were being given mayonnaise as medicine. Officials at the National Sea Turtle Rescue Center say the condiment is helping to clear the reptiles’ digestive tracts. The oil spill is one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters on record. Officials are […]

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‘Worst Ecological Disaster’: Israel shuts Mediterranean coastline after oil spill wrecks havoc

Israel closed all its Mediterranean beaches until further notice after an offshore oil spill deposited tonnes of tar across more than 160km of coastline in what officials are calling one of the country’s worst ecological disasters. Activists began reporting globs of black tar on Israel’s coast last week after a heavy storm. The deposits have […]