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May 13, 2018 1:38 AM World War 3: Israel DESTROY Palestine tunnels after VIOLENT PROTEST breaks out in Gaza

ISRAEL’s army have taken defiant action to destroy tunnels used by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, as violence between the two nations continues to rage in the Gaza strip. Fresh skirmishes between the Middle Eastern nations broke out on Friday when dozens of Palestinian demonstrators broke into the Gaza side of the Kerem Shalom terminal, the main channel 20

May 13, 2018 12:55 AM Netta Barzilai wins 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Netta Barzilai is sassy, she's fun and she can sing - and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women's empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries' performers Saturday to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at the Grand 4

May 13, 2018 12:50 AM Macron calls friend Trump, angry over his Iran nuclear move

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron has called his friend and ally U.S. President Donald Trump to say he's very worried about tensions in the Middle East, after Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord. Macron's office said the two leaders spoke Saturday and the French leader expressed his "great concern about stability" in the region 3

May 12, 2018 2:29 PM ‘Casual anti-semitism’ on the BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz

Ever listen to The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4? It’s the soundtrack to a Boden catalogue: knowing, safe and predictable; sold as edgy to ambulatory roadkill who book family yurts at Glastonbury and can conjugate Prosecco. It’s the tinkle of dinner party laughter that says, ‘Wouldn’t this be funny if it was funny.’ Today’s audio vanilla was a cracker, kicking 14

May 11, 2018 3:23 PM Middle East peace unlikely if Donald Trump takes sides

The US has long presented itself as a neutral broker in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but now it is seen as taking sides. Hamas has urged Palestinians to march on the fence and try to break through to Israel. Israel has opened fire with live ammunition, killing 44 Palestinians and injuring more than 1,700. The region remains a tinderbox, roiled with tensions 10

May 11, 2018 2:17 PM English slips out of fashion at multilingual Eurovision final

Audiences for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be treated to a greater mix of languages than usual when performers take to the stage on Saturday. Some 10 different languages will be heard during the final, including Albanian, Slovene and – for the first time since 2001 – Lithuanian. English remains the most common choice for singers, including 13

May 8, 2018 1:47 AM Eurovision hopefuls prepare for first semi-final

Azerbaijan, Israel and Ireland are among the countries hoping to reach the grand final of Eurovision 2018 tonight in the first semi-final in Lisbon. Israel’s Netta Barzilai, who will perform her song Toy, is the favourite with bookmakers to win this year’s competition. Other acts in the first semi-final expected to do well include Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva 12

May 7, 2018 10:09 AM First signs go up for US embassy in Jerusalem

Workmen on Monday put up street signs to the US embassy due to open in Jerusalem in one week, a move hailed as historic by Israel but loathed by Palestinians. Municipal workers erected signposts reading "US Embassy" in Hebrew, Arabic and English around the site, currently a US consular building, in the city's Arnona neighbourhood. Breaking with decades 1

May 7, 2018 9:49 AM Road signs pointing to 'US Embassy' go up in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Jerusalem's city hall says it has put up road signs pointing to the new U.S. Embassy, which is set to move to the contested city next week. Mayor Nir Barkat placed the first signs on Monday in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood where the embassy is to be located. According to a picture sent by Barkat's office, the white signs read "U.S. Embassy" 2

April 17, 2018 7:14 AM Israel FIRES WARNING: Right of 'total freedom of action' in Syrian airspace

ISRAEL’S defence minister has vowed to protect his country against Iran’s aggression and refused to rule out breaching Syrian airspace to launch future attacks. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed that Israel has “total freedom of action” in Syrian airspace if necessary. He told Walla News: “We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept 25