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It's 'Worst Fighting Since the 2014 Gaza War'
Fears Rise of a
4th War Between
Israel, Hamas
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Fears Rise of a 4th War Between Israel, Hamas

The airstrikes continued Wednesday

(Newser) - If you're wondering what exactly is happening between Israelis and Palestinians , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sums it up plainly: "We are in the midst of a significant operation." The AP describes it as the "worst fighting since the 2014 Gaza war," with CNN describing...

With Nearly 1M Dead, Protesters Hit the Streets

Demonstrators make their voices heard in Tel Aviv, London, and Bucharest

(Newser) - Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv, and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million, the AP reports. In the UK, the latest official...

'Green Drone' Drops Hundreds of Bags of Pot on City

Police in Israel say baggies held 'dangerous drug'

(Newser) - "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the green drone, handing out free cannabis from the sky," a pro-legalization group in Israel said on the secure messaging app Telegram Thursday. Shortly afterward, pot started falling from the sky in Tel Aviv. Dozens of passers-by...

Netanyahu Distances Himself From Son's Tweet on Protesters

Yair Netanyahu wrote 'I hope the elderly who die following this protest will only be from your camp'

(Newser) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Tel Aviv Thursday to demonstrate against Benjamin Netanyahu, with claims that he's steeped in corruption and undermining democracy amid the coronavirus pandemic. None other than the prime minister's son ended up stoking controversy over the protests. The Times of Israel...

10 Priciest Cities to Call Home
10 Priciest Cities to Call Home

10 Priciest Cities to Call Home

It's a 3-way tie for No. 1—a first in survey's history

(Newser) - Not one, not two, but three cities have for the first time tied for the most expensive to call home in the annual Economist Intelligence Unit survey. Singapore, Paris, and Hong Kong share the distinction. Asian and European cities dominate the list of 10 cities—compiled by evaluating the cost...

Report: Surprise Date Set for Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Supposedly May 14, the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence

(Newser) - May 14th is the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence, and it appears it will serve as another big day: the moving of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Per the Jerusalem Post , Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Israel Katz made the surprise announcement on Twitter Friday, tweeting...

Trump Puts Off Big Move in Israel—for Now

He renews waiver to keep embassy in Tel Aviv for 6 months, reviewing Jerusalem plan

(Newser) - President Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the US to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, reports the AP . Trump's move to renew the waiver for six months keeps the US embassy in Tel Aviv for now. Trump has said he's reviewing whether to fulfill...

Concertgoers Sue Sia for Lame Show
Concertgoers Sue
Sia for Lame Show

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

9 Stabbed on Tel Aviv Bus
 9 Stabbed on Tel Aviv Bus 

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...

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...

Bloomberg: Why I Flew Into Tel Aviv
Bloomberg: Why
I Flew Into Tel Aviv
OPINION

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 —...

FAA Lifts Israel Flight Ban
 FAA Lifts Israel Flight Ban 

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...

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,...

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...

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...

3.2K-Year-Old Mystery Undone by Pollen
 3.2K-Year-Old Mystery 
 Undone by Pollen  


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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...

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