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Concertgoers Sue Sia for Lame Show

Tel Aviv concert that cost $90 per ticket lasted just 65 minutes

(Newser) - Sia may hide behind her fake bangs when she's performing, but her coif likely won't shield her from the $2.1 million class-action lawsuit just filed against her and an Israeli production company. Disgruntled concertgoers who forked over around $90 for tickets to the Australian singer's Aug.... More »

Israel Halts Ramadan Travel After Tel Aviv Attack

Hamas says more 'surprises' are on the way

(Newser) - Israel on Thursday suspended most special permits for Palestinians to visit Israel during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as well as beefed up police patrols in Tel Aviv, after two Palestinians carried out a shooting in Tel Aviv Wednesday night that killed four Israelis. COGAT, an Israeli defense body,... More »

Palestinian Shooters Kill 4 at Crowded Israeli Market

'He was just shooting point blank at people sitting down'

(Newser) - Four people were killed when two Palestinian men opened fire outside a popular market Wednesday night in Tel Aviv, NBC News reports. The BBC quotes the city's police chief, who calls the attack a "pretty serious terrorist incident." A handful of other people were injured—some very... More »

2 Dead in Tel Aviv Pub Shooting

Others are wounded

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire outside a popular pub in Tel Aviv on Friday, leaving two dead and several others wounded, reports the Jerusalem Post . Much remains unclear, however, including whether this was a terror attack or some of kind "gangland" shooting, reports AP . The gunman remains at large, with... More »

Ancient Egyptian Brewery Uncovered—in Israel

Pottery shows Egyptians reached farther north than previously known

(Newser) - A construction site in Tel Aviv has given up evidence of a bit of 5,000-year-old revelry in the form of an early Bronze Age brewery in 17 pits dating from 3500BC to 3000BC, Haaretz reports. Though the pits would have stored agricultural produce, they were "all full of... More »

9 Stabbed on Tel Aviv Bus

Palestinian suspect shot, arrested

(Newser) - A Palestinian man stabbed nine people, wounding some of them seriously, on a bus in central Tel Aviv today before he was chased down, shot, and arrested, Israeli police say. A police spokesman says four people were seriously hurt and another five sustained lighter wounds in what he describes as... More »

Hundreds Protest Jewish-Arab Wedding

'Death to Arabs,' Israeli protesters shout

(Newser) - There was far more hate than love on display outside a wedding in Tel Aviv yesterday as hundreds of right-wing protesters denounced the marriage of Mahmoud Mansour, 26, a Muslim Arab man, to Jewish-born woman Morel Malka, 23. Police had to block the group of at least 200 protesters—some... More »

Bloomberg: Why I Flew Into Tel Aviv

Former NYC mayor says flight ban was misguided

(Newser) - After the FAA banned American carriers from flying into Israel, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopped on an Israeli airline jet to make the trip as quickly as he could. As he explains at Bloomberg View , Bloomberg felt the FAA's decision—which has since been reversed —... More »

FAA Lifts Israel Flight Ban

Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' from space

(Newser) - Amid heavy lobbying from Israel, the FAA lifted its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's airport just before midnight, saying it had reviewed "significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation." Israeli officials had urged the US... More »

FAA Extends Flight Ban to Israel

Even as Michael Bloomberg flies in to prove it's safe

(Newser) - Travelers stuck in limbo because of flights grounded at the Tel Aviv airport just got some bad news: The FAA is extending its ban on flights to the Ben Gurion International Airport for at least another 24 hours, to 12:15pm Eastern tomorrow, reports CNN . European airlines are following suit,... More »

FAA Bans All US Flights to Israel for 24 Hours

And several European airlines suspend flights after rocket report

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines and United Airlines this morning canceled all flights to Israel indefinitely, reports the AP , after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket had landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. US Airways later canceled flights just for today, but then the FAA came out and banned all... More »

Israel: Al-Qaeda Planned to Hit US Embassy

Authorities say they foiled plot in Tel Aviv and attacks elsewhere

(Newser) - Israel says it has foiled a major plot by al-Qaeda that included a planned attack on the US embassy in Tel Aviv, reports the AP . The Shin Bet security agency arrested three Palestinians it says were recruited indirectly by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The alleged plot called for suicide bombers... More »

3.2K-Year-Old Mystery Undone by Pollen

Drought led to crisis in Bronze Age society: researchers

(Newser) - In the Late Bronze Age, a thriving society near present-day Tel Aviv and far beyond suddenly fell apart, and researchers have long been stumped as to the precise cause—until now. The explanation for the crisis lies in fossilized pollen, which remains stable for millennia and points the finger of... More »

Israel: We've Arrested Tel Aviv Bus Bomber

Army spokesperson says he's an Israeli Arab who belongs to Hamas

(Newser) - Israel's army spokeswoman says an Israeli Arab who is a member of Hamas has been arrested for yesterday's bus bombing in Tel Aviv. The bombing injured 27 people near Israel's military headquarters and threatened to scuttle efforts to broker a ceasefire to end fighting between Israel and... More »

Bomb Explodes on Tel Aviv Bus

Israel calls it a terrorist attack, Hamas praises the bombing

(Newser) - In a development that could thwart ceasefire hopes , a bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv today, leaving 21 people wounded, al-Jazeera reports. Though most suffered only minor injuries, three are in the hospital in serious condition, according to CNN . The bus was traveling along a road that abuts... More »

Israel Shells Gaza, Shoots Down Rocket

Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip hit by 300 air strikes

(Newser) - Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes today and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound, and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. The Israeli attacks, which... More »

Ceasefire Collapses in Gaza Clash

Palestinians aim rockets at Tel Aviv for first time

(Newser) - A brief, planned ceasefire failed to materialize in Gaza today, as death continued to rain down on the strip. Israel had offered to hold its offensive to accommodate a visit from Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil, provided Hamas held its fire as well. But Hamas said it would keep firing,... More »

Madonna Swastika Infuriates Right-Wing Politician

France's Marine Le Pen vows to sue if Nazi sign appears on her photo again

(Newser) - A furious über right-wing French politician is threatening to sue Madonna if she repeats a swastika stunt in an upcoming Paris concert. The always-provocative singer flashed a slideshow at an Israeli concert last week showing a portion of Marine Le Pen's face, a white Nazi symbol etched between... More »

Man Steals Taxi, Stabs Several in Tel Aviv Attack

Police call Palestinian a terrorist for attack on busy nightclub

(Newser) - Seven people were injured early this morning in Tel Aviv when a Palestinian man crashed into an Israel Border Police checkpoint in a stolen taxi then began stabbing people, say authorities, in an incident they're calling "definitely an act of terror," reports Haaretz . The attacker, a man... More »

Mideast Markets Dive on US Downgrade

S&P credit rating reverberates overseas, as well

(Newser) - Stocks tumbled across the Middle East today as most regional markets reopened following the historic downgrade of the United States' credit rating. The region's markets mostly operate Sunday to Thursday, meaning they were the first to react to Standard & Poor's decision late Friday to cut the US... More »

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