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Iran Drops Players from National Team for Playing Against Israeli Club

ANKARA, Aug 11 – Two Iranian soccer players have been dropped from the national team as punishment for playing against an Israeli side for their Greek club, a senior Iranian sports ministry official told state TV on Thursday. Masoud Shojaie and Ehsan Hajsafi played for Panionios against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv on August 3. Iran’s

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Israel Bans Men Under 50 from Disputed Jerusalem Holy Site on Friday

JERUSALEM, July 28 – Israel sent extra police into Jerusalem on Friday and said men under the age of 50 would be banned from the Old City’s Al-Aqsa mosque for the day in anticipation of more mass protests. Tensions have been high at the compound for two weeks, often erupting into clashes, after two Israeli

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Israel Bans Men Under 50 from Disputed Jerusalem Holy Site on Friday

JERUSALEM, July 28 – Israel sent extra police into Jerusalem on Friday and said men under the age of 50 would be banned from the Old City’s Al-Aqsa mosque for the day in anticipation of more mass protests. Tensions have been high at the compound for two weeks, often erupting into clashes, after two Israeli

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Israel Removes All Security Apparatus from Holy Site After Unrest

By Luke Baker and Ali Sawafta JERUSALEM, July 27 – Israel overnight removed all security infrastructure it had put in place this month at Muslim entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, stepping up its efforts to defuse political and religious tension. The government had already dismantled metal detectors it installed in

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Israel’s Netanyahu Threatens to Shut Al Jazeera Jerusalem Office

JERUSALEM, July 27 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city. Jerusalem is experiencing one of its most tense periods in years as Palestinians protest heightened Israeli security measures near

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Israel Says Jerusalem Mosque Metal Detectors to Stay

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, July 23 – Israel will not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest confrontations with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use, Israeli officials said on Sunday. With Israeli generals warning the violence may spiral, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering

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British War Surgeon Nott Returns to Gaza to Train Doctors

By Nidal Al Mughrabi GAZA, July 12 – British war surgeon David Nott was back in the Gaza Strip this week to share with local doctors specialist knowledge he has amassed from working in conflict and disaster zones over the past quarter-century. An expert in using minimal equipment to treat patients in basic facilities, Nott

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Israel, India Look Past Defence to Broaden Commercial Ties

By Tova Cohen and Ari Rabinovitch TEL AVIV, July 6- In the months leading up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel, India signed two arms deals, spending $2.6 billion on Israeli missile defense systems. Yet since Modi arrived on Tuesday, military ties — for decades the secretive bedrock of India-Israel relations

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