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That Everton are even under discussion for fourth place is a miracle and – to the neutral – an unalloyed delight

Smith hits four in Leeds romp

Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 Leeds United 4 Leeds win 5-1 on aggregate

Nightmare in Norway for ragged Chelsea

Viking Stavanger 4 Chelsea 2 Viking win 5-4 on aggregate

The migrant's masks

A journey of a writer who dwells both on the surface and in the deep

SHORT BREAKS: 48 hours in Jerusalem

It's so apt it's obvious: there is surely no better place to celebrate the millennium than the Holy Land. By Rhiannon Batten

Around the World's Markets: Tel Aviv

ISRAELI SHARES hit a new high on confidence that the prime minister will appoint a professional as the next Bank of Israel governor. The Tel Aviv 100 index closed up 3.60 points, or 0.83 per cent, at 437.81 points.

TRAVEL: DEALS OF THE WEEK: LATE SUN HOLIDAYS

Now that this year's lingering British summer seems finally to be over, it is time to look further afield if you want more sun before the end of the year. There is still plenty of availability around the Mediterranean, and the further south and east you go, the longer the temperatures are likely to remain high; even in Corsica it can be pleasantly warm until early November, although there are no guarantees. Most companies, particularly the big operators, are reducing their prices as the end of the season approaches. Many do this a week or so ahead, while others discount only a couple of days before departure, so it is always worth checking at the very last minute.

Football: Larsson puts Celtic in command

Celtic 2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 0

Football: Berkovic fears humiliation at home

EYAL BERKOVIC conceded yesterday that a Uefa Cup defeat for Celtic at the hands of Hapoel Tel Aviv would be a personal humiliation.

Short Breaks: 48 hours in Tel Aviv

Places of worship, designer boutiques and food to die for: just some of the delights of Israel.

Protester desecrates Bubis grave

IGNATZ BUBIS, the veteran leader of Germany's Jewish community who died in Frankfurt on Friday, asked to be buried in Israel for fear that his grave might be desecrated by neo-Nazis. His wish was fulfilled in Tel Aviv on Sunday - and black paint was immediately sprayed on his grave by an Israeli, who claimed to be defending Jewish honour.

Books: Everyday miracles in the city of Shifting sand

Tel Aviv by Joachim Schlor, trans. Helen Atkins Reaktion Books, pounds 19.95, 400pp
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