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Sinkhole opens up at pool party in Israel, 1 dead

Two people have appeared in court after a man was sucked to his death when a sink hole opened under a swimming pool he was in at a house party in Israel. The incident happened at a villa which was hosting a company event in the central town of Karmi Yosef, 25 miles south-east of […]

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6-year-old cable car survivor returned to Italy after a bitter custody dispute

The six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of the cable car crash was returned to Italy after a bitter custody dispute. Eitan Biran’s parents, brother and two great-grandparents were among 14 people killed in the accident in May. His paternal aunt, who lives in Italy, was given guardianship by an Italian judge afterwards. But […]

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1,500-year-old Byzantine wine-making complex discovered in Israel

An ancient wine-making complex, estimated to be about 1,500-year-old, the world’s largest of its time, was discovered in Israel, archaeologists say. Five presses were unearthed at the huge Byzantine-era winery at Yavne, south of Tel Aviv, which is estimated to have produced two million litres a year. After a sophisticated production process it was exported […]

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Israel bombs Hamas Gaza chief’s home as hostilities enter 7th day

Israel bombed the home of Hamas’s chief in Gaza early on Sunday as the military wing fired rocket barrages at Tel Aviv as hostilities stretched into a seventh day with no sign of abating. Israel targeted the home of Yehya Al-Sinwar, who since 2017 has headed the political and military wings of Hamas in Gaza, […]

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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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Over 130,000 join protests to demand resignation of Netanyahu government

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest across the nation for the 15th week in a row, flouting new law that curbs anti-government demonstrations during the coronavirus lockdown. The protests over the weekend, just three days after the parliament approved an edict to limit the scope of such demonstrations, kept pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite tightened coronavirus restrictions

Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases. Long processions of cars carrying people from throughout the country caused traffic jams in the city, with hundreds of small protests held at bridges and junctions […]

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Weed-legalization activists use drones to drop packets of cannabis over main square in Tel Aviv

A drone dropped packets of cannabis over a main square in Tel Aviv on Thursday after activists seeking to legalise the drug in Israel promised free weed from the air on social media. Police said they arrested two men who operated the quadcopter that flew over Rabin Square, a site often used for street protests […]

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Thousands of Israelis protest against government amid coronavirus economic crisis

Thousands of Israelis gathered demonstrated in Tel Aviv, after they were angered by what they say has been an inept government response to the economic crisis that have taken during the coronavirus crisis. The police limited the number of people allowed into Tel Aviv’s Rabin square for the rally as nearby streets filled with demonstrators […]

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Israeli inventor develops mask that allows people to eat food without taking it off

Israeli inventors have developed a coronavirus mask with a remote control mouth that lets diners eat food without taking it off, a device they say could make a visit to a restaurant less risky. A squeeze of a lever, much like a cyclist operates a handbrake, opens a slot in the front of the mask […]