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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends his military for ‘quick and forceful’ retaliation

Israeli women show solidarity with the young Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmadhy, who stripped naked and posted a photograph of herself recently

Naked blogger receives support in kind

Israeli women have posed naked to show solidarity with Aliaa Mahdy, an Egyptian girl who attracted a slew of death threats after posting a naked self-portrait on her blog to protest against intolerance towards women.

Matthew Gould: The British ambassador has said the UK has 'real concerns' about the bill

Britain warns Israel against blocking funds for rights groups

Britain is heading for a potential rift with Israel over plans for draconian legislation designed to curb foreign funding of human rights and civil society organisations that sometimes criticise government policy. 

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen with Israel's ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, at the United Nations HQ in New York on Thursday

Israeli diplomat: Le Pen lunch was an 'error'

Embarrassment for UN ambassador over meeting with head of French National Front

From the darkness to a debrief: Shalit's first day of freedom

Gilad Shalit, freed in a prisoner exchange this week, is expected to be debriefed by intelligence officers soon about his long incarceration since being seized by Gaza militants more than five years ago.

Dr Sima Barmania: Doctors in Israel: Is it ethical to strike?

For the past few months there has been a tense standoff between doctors in Israel and the government over pay and working conditions, resulting in a succession of strikes in protest.

Israel: Al Jazeera journalist held

Israel has arrested a Palestinian journalist who works for the Arabic language Al Jazeera satellite network.

Israel sends drones over Mediterranean gas fields

An Israeli defence official says air force drones are carrying out surveillance missions over its gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea due to security concerns.

Israel: Religious paper bans women from event

Women hoping to attend a management conference in Jerusalem last week were shocked to discover that the event was closed to females.

Rangers confirm interest in Israel striker Tomer Hemed

Rangers boss Ally McCoist hopes to sign Israel striker Tomer Hemed by the end of the week.

Aid workers to join Gaza flotilla

More than 30 British aid workers will join a flotilla heading towards Gaza in June, it has been announced.

Video: PM comments on a world without Bin Laden

The Prime Minster speaks ahead of talks with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.

Album: Israel Nash Gripka, Barn Doors and Concrete Floors (Continental Song City)

Mournful songs of place and imagination run wild, produced by Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley in some barn in the Catskills.

Campaign to annul Goldstone report

Israel is launching an international campaign to push the United Nations to rescind a scathing report on Israeli war conduct in Gaza two years ago, after the report's author backtracked from key allegations against the Jewish state.

Tawfik Toubi

Tawfik Toubi, who died on 12 March aged 88, was the last surviving member of Israel's first parliament. He came to prominence when he exposed the 1956 Kafr Qasim massacre, when members of the Israel Border Police murdered 49 Arab civilians, including an unborn baby.

As Saleh clings on for dear life, Israel bombs Gaza

If soon to be ex-President Ali Saleh thinks the Yemeni people can be tricked so easily, he really has "lost it".
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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

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Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
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Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
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