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Israeli Jews, Muslims Puzzled by French “Burkini” Brouhaha

By Luke Baker TEL AVIV, Aug 31  – In Israel, where it is fair to say Muslims and Jews do not always agree, there is shared confusion and surprise at events across the Mediterranean: the push by French mayors to ban full-body swimsuits, or “burkinis”, on beaches. France’s highest administrative court ruled against the ban

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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Bystander After Israeli Cars Attacked

JERUSALEM, June 21 – Israeli troops mistakenly killed a Palestinian bystander on Tuesday while responding with gunfire to a petrol bomb and rock attack on Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, the military said. An earlier statement from the military had identified the Palestinian as an assailant. The mayor of his village said he

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Palestinian Gunmen Kill Four in Tel Aviv, Assailants Held: Police

By Rami Amichay TEL AVIV, June 9 – Two Palestinian gunmen killed four people at a popular shopping and restaurant area in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in an attack that sent diners, some clutching small children, running for their lives just outside Israel’s Defence Ministry. Both gunmen, identified by police as Palestinians from a village

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Transgender Beauties from Three Faiths Vie for Israeli Crown

By Rami Amichay TEL AVIV, May 27 – Israel’s first transgender beauty pageant brought together contestants from the Holy Land’s three main faiths on Friday in an unconventional show of tolerance and coexistence. In what organisers described as an ethnic “mosaic”, those vying for the Miss Trans Israel 2016 crown included a Jewish confectioner from

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Biden Says His Family Was Near Scene of Tel Aviv Attack

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 9 – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his wife Jill and their grandchildren were dining on a Tel Aviv beach when a Palestinian killed an American tourist with a knife and wounded 11 other people on the seafront “not very far” away. Since October, Palestinian stabbings, shootings

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Israeli Arab Named As Suspect in Tel Aviv Bar Shooting

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Jan 3 – Police in Israel were hunting on Saturday for an Israeli Arab identified as the suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting attack on a Tel Aviv bar, a case they described as “complex and unique”. Nashat Melhem, 29, from the village of Arara in northern Israel was still at large

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Israel To Open Representative Office in Abu Dhabi

JERUSALEM, Nov 29 – Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, its first openly established representative office in the United Arab Emirates, Israeli diplomats said on Friday. The office will not be a full mission, but will consist of a diplomat assigned to the renewable energy

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