That Everton are even under discussion for fourth place is a miracle and – to the neutral – an unalloyed delight
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Saturday 31 October 2009
Sunday 25 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
The Everton striker Louis Saha returns from suspension for tonight's Europa League Group I tie with Benfica. The Frenchman missed the 2-1 victory at BATE Borisov earlier this month following his sending-off during the victory over AEK Athens in September.
Friday 02 October 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Thursday 10 September 2009
He was an overbearing and unbearable man, and he was unpleasant to live with; but he was a poet." It was with these words that the French author Christiane Rochefort chose to sum up her lover, the Israeli journalist, writer and artist Amos Keinan, who has died in Tel Aviv. "Amos wakes up every morning and tries to decide whom he is going to hate today," said his friend (on some mornings) and contemporary Dan Ben Amotz. Even Keinan's wife, the film scholar Nurit Gertz, who had written a heart-clenching biographical book about him, failed to describe him as a particularly pleasant human being. However, Keinan's famous feisty rudeness, often supported by consuming an excessive amount of whisky, did not stop hundreds of Israelis, friends and foes alike, from attending his funeral, and lamenting one of the last icons of a generation gone.
Monday 03 August 2009
Sunday 02 August 2009
Hundreds of police officers are scouring the streets of Tel Aviv today in a manhunt for a gunman who shot and killed two people at a youth club in the worst ever attack on homosexuals in Israel.
Monday 01 June 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Almost a quarter of Israel's seven million citizens would consider leaving the country if Iran becomes a nuclear military power, according to a new poll.
Friday 22 May 2009
It is a bumper week for factual inaccuracies about the former Prime Minister. The Guardian has already published two corrections, one of which I noted yesterday. The other was this report that, although Tony Blair had given $900,000 of his $1m Dan David prize to his foundations (half to the Faith Foundation, half to the Sports Foundation), he had pocketed the remaining $100,000 for himself. It has now "been corrected to include the fact that 10 per cent of the prize money was donated to Tel Aviv University".
Monday 04 May 2009
Last week I was shopping in Piccadilly Circus, catching buses and enjoying the sunshine in London's parks. Now I am quarantined in my west London home, taking Tamiflu and digesting the news that I have been infected by the highly-contagious swine flu virus. Yet I feel as if I have nothing but a common cold.
Monday 30 March 2009
Saturday 28 March 2009
Bulgaria at Croke Park tonight, Italy in Bari on Wednesday: the Republic of Ireland have reached a stage in the group and in their development under Giovanni Trapattoni when serious tests of their ability have arrived. Pass one and the Irish can begin to think of a play-off place for next year's World Cup, pass both and they may even be able to think about getting to South Africa automatically.
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