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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

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.

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.

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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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

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Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable