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# Israel

All time
# High Court
Two passengers who travelled from Israel to Ireland permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine
Israel has been removed from countries on the mandatory hotel quarantine list.
# Travel
Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated
“If you don’t accept people into the country who are vaccinated, are Irish people the same? When they go travelling does it mean nothing outside of Ireland?”
# Israel
Israel's president invites Netanyahu to form a government
The current incumbent’s party won the most seats in an inconclusive election.
# Jerusalem
Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway
Netanyahu denies wrongdoing in the case.
# honours even
Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel
Fraser struck 11 minutes into the second half to earn Scotland a 1-1 draw in front of around 5,000 fans at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.
# Israel
Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain
Netanyahu described yesterday’s projected results as a “huge win for the right” and his Likud party.
# Discovery
Discovery of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments announced in Israel
The discovery relates to a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.
# Israel
Kosovo attracts criticism after opening embassy in Jerusalem
The status of Jerusalem is one of the biggest flashpoints in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
# state jabs
Israel reopens restaurants, bars with 40% of country fully vaccinated
Nearly five million people have received one dose.
# vaccination drive
Israel starts reopening economy after two-month lockdown
The country’s vaccination drive and third nationwide lockdown have started to bring down infections.
# Israel
Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective after first dose
The study also observed efficacy in asymptomatic patients.
# Covid-19
Israeli study indicates Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective
Some 600,000 people took part in the study.
# Israel
Israel's Netanyahu denies corruption charges as trial resumes
The combative 71-year-old PM, who has previously blasted the charges as “fabricated and ludicrous”, spent just 20 minutes inside the courtroom today.
# Unhappy
‘Very low’ Israeli defender to leave Celtic and return home
Neil Lennon confirmed Hatem Elhamed is close to joining former club Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
# restrictions
Israel begins easing third lockdown after one-third of population receives first vaccine dose
Despite the inoculations, Israel has been registering a daily average of 6,500 new Covid-19 cases.
# Israel
Israel to begin easing strict lockdown this week after launching rapid vaccination campaign
The country has inoculated more than a third of its population of 9.3 million in a matter of weeks.
# Election
EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote
Palestine intends to hold elections in May and July.
# Palestine
Clashes erupt at funeral for Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces
Ali Abu Alia, 13, died in gunfire in the West Bank.
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist
The comments came at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
# Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.
# Chance wasted
Promotion opportunity squandered by Scotland with costly defeat in Israel
Steve Clarke’s side had come into November four points clear at the top of Nations League Group 2B.
# East Jerusalem
Ireland condemns 'clearly illegal' Israeli settlements as Israel pushes on before Trump leaves office
The Trump administration has broken with decades of bipartisan US practice by not opposing Jewish settlement activity in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
# West Bank
Coveney says Israel's destruction of Palestinian village a 'brutal and violent act'
Israel’s army demolished the homes of nearly 80 Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.
# West Bank
Israeli army destroys Palestinian village in Jordan Valley
Nearly 80 people have been left homeless, according to officials.
# Job Done
Scotland stay on course to reach their first major tournament in 22 years
Steve Clarke’s side overcame Israel after a penalty shooutout this evening at Hampden Park.
# Coronavirus
Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice
Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.
# Coronavirus
WHO warns Europe could see rise in daily Covid-19 deaths next month as global cases near 29 million
Israel has reimposed a national lockdown as countries battle new surges.
# Israel
Trump announces peace deal between Bahrain and Israel
Trump announced the agreement following a phone call with the leaders of the two countries.
# agreement
Trump hails 'historic' deal as Israel pledges to halt annexation of land in West Bank
Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said on Twitter that the deal perpetuates Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.
# Palestine
Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans
Israel’s plan to redraw the map has come under fierce international criticism.
Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill
Duncan Casey argues that the Bill, which would prohibit the import of goods from the West Bank, should no longer be delayed.
# Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel prime minister 'confident' Trump will support West Bank annexation
Israeli annexation of West Bank territory would be highly controversial.
# occupied territories
Simon Coveney condemns Israeli deal to approve Trump's plan for annexation of parts of West Bank
The Minister for Foreign Affairs’ comments come as a new government is set to be formed in Israel.
Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus outbreak
Authorities have enforced restrictions on access to Bnei Brak, a majority ultra-Orthodox city near Tel Aviv that is home to around 200,000 people.
# Israel
Exit polls show Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote
It’s unclear whether the Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority as he prepares to go on trial.
# Gaza
Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body
The militant was killed by Israeli forces as he tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in Gaza.
# dita kraus
'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'
Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus has written a memoir about her time in Auschwitz.
# East Jerusalem
Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'
The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.
# Jerusalem capital
Donald Trump calls his plan for Israel-Palestine a 'win-win', and tweets out a map
Trump said that his plan “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians.
# Middle East
Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan
There is scepticism over the plan’s chances of success in the Middle East.