Tag Archives: Israeli Jews

08Nov/17

Resignation again strikes scandal-ridden UK govt

International Development Minister Priti Patel has resigned amid reports of undisclosed meetings with senior Israeli politicians. It’s yet another blow to UK PM Theresa May. Jacob Greaves reports. Continue reading

02May/17

Israel celebrates its 69th Independence Day

JERUSALEM (MAY 2, 2017) (POOL) – Israel on Tuesday (May 2) celebrated its 69th Independence Day anniversary.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended a ceremony for the anniversary at the president’s office in Jerusalem.

A number of musicians performed during the ceremony which was attended by numerous Israeli officials.

Israelis gathered in parks around the city to watch a show by air force jets that flew over the Knesset.

08Jan/17

Netanyahu tried to negotiate a good press in return for benefits-media

Israeli media says that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to negotiate a deal for better coverage with Israel’s leading newspaper.

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28Sep/16

Israel’s Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv

SHEBA MEDICAL CENTRE, NEAR TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (SEPTEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) – Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (September 28) aged 93, family and hospital official said.

Peres, an indefatigable campaigner for Middle East peace who jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, was hospitalised following a stroke two weeks ago.

Media reports said U.S President Barack Obama was planning to attend Peres’s funeral, which Israeli media said was expected to be held on Friday, although details of the ceremony were not made public.

The Israeli cabinet was to convene for a special session of mourning at 10 a.m (07:00 GMT).

An official announcement of Peres’s death was made at the hospital by his son Chemi and son-in-law Rafi Walden, who said he died without suffering and that he had donated his corneas for transplant.

“Today, with deep sorrow, we bid farewell to our beloved father, the ninth president of Israel, Shimon Peres. He was one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel and served our people before we even had a country of our own. He worked tirelessly for Israel from the very first day of the state to the last day of his life,” his son, Chemi, said.

“Our father’s legacy has always been the future. ‘Look to tomorrow’ he told us, ‘Build Israel’s future with courage and with wisdom and always continue to strive for peace’. We were privileged to have been part of his private family but today we sense that the entire nation of Israel and the global community mourn his great loss. We share this pain together,” he added.

Walden, who was also Peres’s personal physician, said: “Shimon Peres left us without suffering. The wonderful team at the Sheba Medical Centre fought for his life with all their might while ensuring he did not experience pain and protecting his dignity. Until the day of the stroke he was fully fit. Ten months ago he suffered a minor heart attack treated at the Sheba Medical Centre and his recovery was astounding.”

Peres was part of almost every major development in Israel since the country’s founding in 1948. In a career spanning nearly 70 years, he served in a dozen cabinets and was twice a Labour prime minister.

He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with the late former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for reaching an interim peace deal in 1993 which never turned into a lasting treaty.

11Feb/16
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Israeli anonymous text app raises alarms for parents, politicians

The anonymous text app Blindspot stirs public criticism and controversy in Israel.

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08Dec/15

I am still man for the job – Mourinho

Under-pressure Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes he is still the man to lead the club out of a difficult period, as his team prepare to face former club Porto in a crucial Champions League group game.

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07Sep/15

Glencore to suspend dividend, sell new shares to cut debt

Mining and commodities trading firm Glencore announces it will suspend dividends, sell assets and raise $2.5 billion in a new share issue as it aims to cut its debt by a third to $20 billion by the end of next year.

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15Mar/15

Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman runs alone in 2015 polls

Israel’s foreign minister, Moldovan-born Lieberman, 56, heads the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, which ran jointly with Likud in the 2013 election.

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