Tag Archives: Israeli

Palestinian painter channels her fears of Israeli annexation

06 June, 2020 8:05 pm 8:05 pm

JORDAN VALLEY, West Bank (Reuters) – Amid the barren hills of the Jordan Valley, Palestinian artist Khadeeja Bisharat paints scenes of bulldozers and demolitions, a reflection of fears of what may happen to her isolated Bedouin community if Israel annexes land in the occupied West Bank. Some 15,000 Palestinians live in tiny pastoral encampments scattered … Read More

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Israeli firm raises $5 million for tech to recognize mask-covered faces

04 April, 2020 7:19 pm 7:19 pm

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Corsight AI, which has developed technology to recognize faces concealed by masks, goggles and plastic shields, raised $5 million from Awz Ventures, a Canadian fund focused on intelligence and security technologies. Corsight said on Sunday it will use the funds to market the platform and to continue development. In March, … Read More

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Saudi minister says Israeli passport holders cannot visit: CNN

01 January, 2020 10:02 pm 10:02 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Israelis were not welcome to visit the kingdom after Israel decreed that Israeli citizens could visit Saudi Arabia under certain circumstances, CNN reported on Monday. “Our policy is fixed. We do not have relations with the state of Israel and Israeli passport holders cannot visit the kingdom … Read More

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Israeli education minister implies homosexuality unnatural

01 January, 2020 3:05 pm 3:05 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Several Israeli school districts held impromptu tolerance classes on Sunday after the country’s education minister, an Orthodox rabbi, angered LGBT campaigners by implying homosexuality was unnatural. The furore over the remarks by Education Minister Rafael Peretz – who last year spoke favourably about gay “conversion therapy”, a widely discredited method – reached … Read More

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IoK remains cut off as lockdown continues on 116th day

11 November, 2019 12:46 pm 12:46 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – The Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) continued to remain isolated from the world as unprecedented military lockdown entered 116th running day, on Thursday. According to the KMS, though uneasy calm and uncertainty prevail in the Valley yet life remains badly affected there as restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced, shops and business … Read More

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Israeli regulator delays 5G mobile tender by two weeks

11 November, 2019 5:22 pm 5:22 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli telecoms regulator on Sunday delayed a tender for fifth-generation (5G) cellular frequencies after mobile companies asked for more time. The Communications Ministry in July published the tender in the hope that discounts to cash-strapped mobile phone operators battling fierce competition would entice bids. The tender was scheduled to take place on … Read More

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Israeli troops martyr nine Palestinians as Islamic Jihad launches rockets

11 November, 2019 8:07 am 8:07 am

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes martyred nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to kill an Islamic Jihad commander. From early morning Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military struck from the … Read More

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Israeli troops martyr a Palestinian in Occupied West Bank

11 November, 2019 10:38 pm 10:38 pm

HEBRON, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli forces martyred a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said. They said the 22-year-old man was shot in the chest in Al-Aroub refugee camp, near Hebron city. It was not immediately clear if he had taken part in the protests marking the 15th anniversary … Read More


Israeli forces flex muscles to demolish about 100 Palestinian homes

07 July, 2019 11:45 am 11:45 am

WADI Al-HUMMUS (Palestine) –  Israeli bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of soldiers and police moved in to Palestinian village of Sur Baher on Monday to demolish about 100 homes in Wadi al-Hummus area close to the separation wall, despite Palestinian protests and international criticism. The Israeli military considers the homes close to the barrier – that criss-crosses … Read More

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Israeli troops martyr Palestinian on Gaza border: Hamas

07 July, 2019 5:05 pm 5:05 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas said that a Palestinian was martyred by Israel’s military near the Gaza border fence. The health ministry in Gaza, an enclave run by Hamas Islamists, said a 28-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed in Thursday’s incident near Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the territory. In a statement, Hamas’s armed … Read More

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Israeli missile attack kills civilians: Syrian state media

07 July, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – A state-run broadcaster said four civilians including a baby killed while Syrian military said it confronted the attack. Israeli warplanes have fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in Syria in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21, Syrian state media said. … Read More

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Iran, Gulf Arabs reject US recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli

03 March, 2019 10:32 pm 10:32 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights united Washington’s Gulf Arab allies and regional foe Iran in condemnation on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait criticised Monday’s move to recognise Israel’s 1981 annexation and said the territory was occupied Arab land. … Read More

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France says Israeli sovereignty over Golan breaks international law

03 March, 2019 9:43 pm 9:43 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition – as called for by US President Donald Trump – is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said on Friday. “The Golan is a territory occupied by Israel since 1967. France does not recognize the Israeli annexation … Read More

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Trump says time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

03 March, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said it was time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in US policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign. The disputed area was captured … Read More

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Israeli attorney-general plans to charge Netanyahu in corruption cases

03 March, 2019 10:02 am 10:02 am

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s attorney-general announced on Thursday he intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, a decision coming just six weeks before a closely contested national election. It was the first time a serving Israeli prime minister has been put on official notice of planned prosecution, and deepened uncertainty over how … Read More