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Israel’s Sela sent packing in first round

Israel’s one and only representative in the singles tournaments at the US Open was sent packing in the first day of action in New York on Monday, with Dudi Sela falling 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay. Sela, ranked No. 104 in the world, was broken twice in the first set, but […]

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Deri given ultimatum regarding Saturday soccer

Israel Football Association chairman Ofer Eini said on Tuesday that all local soccer action will be suspended from next week should Economy Minister, Aryeh Deri not authorize the playing of matches on Saturday. Tel Aviv Labor Court Judge Ariella Gilzer- Kats ruled two weeks ago that players can’t be forced to play during Shabbat after […]

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Sinai Says: Blue-and-white have played themselves into nowhere-but-up status

Israel’s national basketball team has rarely entered the European Championships with lower expectations. Injuries, a poor preparation period and disappointing displays in recent tournaments mean very few people believe the blue-and-white can record any achievement of significance in EuroBasket 2015, which gets underway on Saturday. Israel faces Russia in its Group A opener in Montpellier, […]

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Turkel committee proceedings on Gal Hirsch police appointment opens

The Turkel Committee for approving top government appointments on Tuesday held its first proceedings regarding the nomination of IDF Brig. Gen. (res.) Gal Hirsch for the country’s top police post. Hirsch, as well as Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who nominated Hirsch and former police chief Yohanan Danino all testified before the committee, named for […]

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Rivlin: West Bank settlements are as Israeli as Tel Aviv

The settlements in Samaria are as much a part of Israel as the country’s largest city Tel Aviv, said President Reuven Rivlin as he visited an elementary school in the community of Peduel. “Sometimes, people talk of the state of Tel Aviv or the state of Jerusalem, the Jewish state and the state of Israel,” […]

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Tel Aviv pastor: African migrants ‘can make real contribution to society’

A delegation from the largest Pentecostal denomination in the US left Israel on Tuesday after an eight-day visit which tours of churches and organizations helping African asylum-seekers in Tel Aviv, meetings with Ethiopian-Israeli soldiers and visits to other charitable initiatives. The 20 senior pastors of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), with has some […]

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UN Claims Gaza Will Be ‘Uninhabitable’ by 2020

Gaza could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, the United Nations development agency claimed on Tuesday. "The social, health and security-related ramifications of the high population density and overcrowding are among the factors that may render Gaza unliveable by 2020," the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) wrote in its annual report. Gaza, a tiny enclave […]

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Watch: The Man Who Opened the Gates for Soviet Jewry

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich, who participated in "Operation Wedding" to aid Soviet Jewry, spoke to Arutz Sheva this week about his friend Mark Dymshitz, who recently passed away.  Dymshitz was a Jew, a pilot and a former military man who decided that his place was in Israel and knew there was no chance the Soviets would allow him to leave. Dymshitz […]

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PM Says He is ‘Ready’ to Meet with Abbas for Negotiations

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday with a group of women from the Women Wage Peace activist group.  This summer members of the group held a weeks-long protest, entitled "Fasting with them," outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem to mark the one year anniversary of Operation Protective Edge.  Woman Wage Peace, which includes members from all sectors, political views […]

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Liberman on Arab budget increase: Netanyahu is strengthening the extremists

Arab leaders lashed back at Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday after he expressed outrage at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to transfer a budget supplement of 900 million shekels to Arab municipalities. Despite support for the deal among the top Arab leadership, Arab representatives told The Jerusalem Post they remain unhappy about the […]

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