Satisfying State Cup triumph for Hap TA

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Hapoel Tel Aviv regained a sense of normalcy for at least a couple of hours on Sunday night, beating Hapoel Ramat Hasharon of the National League 1-0 in Petah Tikva to advance to the State Cup round-of-16. Aaron Schoenfeld scored the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute, starting for the team after […]

Hap Jerusalem, Mac Haifa blow out foes

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Hapoel Jerusalem continued to build momentum by moving back above .500 in the BSL on Sunday night, thrashing Maccabi Kiryat Gat 89-50 at the Jerusalem Arena for its third straight win over all competitions. Jerusalem, which improved to 7-6, suffered a 21-point humiliation at Bnei Herzliya in its last league game. But it bounced back […]

Junior embassy employee taped badmouthing British ministers

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Ambassador to Britain Mark Regev apologized for the undiplomatic comments made by a junior embassy staff member regarding how to “take down” anti-Israeli MPs, including deputy Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan. “The embassy of Israel rejects the remarks concerning Minister Duncan, which are completely unacceptable,” a statement issued by the embassy on Sunday stated. “The […]

Sundays-off bill is dead ‘unless labor laws reformed’

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A senior government official says that an initiative to implement several long weekends a year will not advance unless the Histadrut is willing to allow substantial reform to the Law for Work and Rest Hours. A committee headed by Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office Eli Groner to examine the possibility of instituting several long […]

European tastes in Tel Aviv

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In the culinary world the Michelin star is like the glittering gold Oscar, the acclaimed Pulitzer, the prestigious Nobel. Every high-end restaurant clamors for and dreams of the day they will be awarded a star. But Michelin has declined to publish a guide for Israel, citing commercial reasons. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/European-tastes-in-Tel-Aviv-477831

Environment Ministry calls on Israel cities to ban polluting vehicles

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After the Haifa City Council made an unprecedented decision last week to ban the entry of polluting diesel vehicles from its center, the Environmental Protection Ministry called upon other cities to follow suit on Sunday. Joining 200 European cities that have already done the same, Haifa City Council members voted last Tuesday night to approve […]

Cabinet approves bill to ban Breaking the Silence from schools

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted unanimously on Sunday to provide government backing to legislation to bar the left-wing NGO Breaking the Silence from schools. The measure would allow the education minister, “as the head of the system and the person responsible for the Israeli students,” to ban specific individuals or organizations that are not […]

Modern Language Association rejects BDS resolution

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In yet another blow to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Modern Language Association (MLA) voted on Saturday to reject an academic boycott of Israel. The proposed measure was defeated by a vote of 113 against 79 in favor at the MLA’s annual convention in Philadelphia. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Modern-Language-Association-rejects-BDS-resolution-477774

As Paris peace summit nears, Israel makes ‘big efforts’ to prevent another UN resolution

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Israel is making “very big efforts” to prevent another anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu’s comments came at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, in which he pointed out that the French-led Mideast summit in Paris is just a few days away.  The summit, which […]