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

High times in Jerusalem: How free-running is uniting Arab and Israeli teenagers

If freedom is a state of mind, so is parkour. The physical discipline, also known as free running, requires participants to move at speed through their environment, jumping roofs, flipping over walls, and swinging round any obstacle in their path.

Israeli settler family stabbed

The Israeli military says it will "bring to justice" the Palestinian attackers who stabbed five members of an Israeli family to death as they slept in a West Bank settlement.

Rodin statue stolen from Israel Museum

A statue by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin has been stolen from the Israel Museum during renovations, the museum said yesterday.

The Promise, Channel 4, Sunday<br/>Mad Dogs, Sky 1, Thursday

Peter Kosminsky's drama recalls how British troops had to beat and herd Holocaust survivors into detention camps

England lose out in Euro Under-21 bid

England and Wales have lost their rival bids to host the 2013 European Under-21 Championships after Uefa chose Israel for the tournament. Israel won the vote in Nyon yesterday with Bulgaria and the Czech Republic the other bidders.

Eichmann captors hold reunion

Fifty years after the Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann was brought to justice, the men who captured, investigated and prosecuted the Holocaust mastermind held a reunion yesterday in the Jerusalem hall where his trial took place.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole is Hawaii but not forgotten

The song "Over the Rainbow" has already served as a calling card for one deceased artist, and now it is helping to promote another singer who died early.

Video: Israeli fire under control after four days

The last of the flames subside in the worst fire in Israel's history.

Israel battles biggest wildfire in its history

The Isreali emergency services are struggling to cope as wildfire sweeps across the north of the country, killing up to 40 people.

Israel battles massive blaze in the north

Israeli firefighters say a massive blaze in the country's north has caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents and a prison.

Israel to build giant detention camp for migrants

Israel's cabinet voted yesterday to erect a massive detention facility to hold thousands of Africans who have slipped illegally through the porous southern border with Egypt, heating up debate over how to handle their rising numbers.

First Person: 'I was abandoned at 12. I didn't tell anyone'

David Cohen, 63

Four injured in Israeli airstrike

Israeli warplanes struck three targets in Gaza yesterday in response to militant rocket and mortar fire, the Israeli army said.

Israeli government to stop visits until arrest threat lifted

Israel announced today that it would not resume a special strategic dialogue with Britain while its ministers and officials risked possible arrest for war crimes when visiting the country.

Blackpool sign Keinan on free transfer

Blackpool have today completed the signing of Israel international Dekel Keinan.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project