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  • Leaving Israel, Africans face detention, possibly death

    By Simone Wilson

    March 11, 2014 | 5:31 pm

    “When the conflict started in the Darfur region and we came to Israel, all the people knew why,” said Yeman Adam, a 30-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker who fled to Israel in 2008. “The media was making comparisons between the Holocaust and Darfur genocide, and the Israeli government...

  • Chasidim on plane to Uman arrested for unrest

    September 3, 2013 | 9:22 am

    Several Chasidim heading to Ukraine to spend Rosh Hashanah at the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov were arrested at Ben Gurion Airport for rioting after their flight was delayed.

    The flight was on the tarmac early Tuesday morning in Israel when airport operations were...

  • 17 Yemeni Jews secretly airlifted to Israel

    August 14, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Seventeen Yemeni Jews were airlifted to Israel in a covert operation.

    Four of the Jews were flown directly from Yemen to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. The rest were taken clandestinely from Buenos Aires after being smuggled to the Argentinian capital...

  • Israel denies pro-Palestinian activists entry to West Bank

    August 27, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Pro-Palestinian activists were denied entry into the West Bank from Jordan by Israeli authorities.

    Approximately 100 members of the Welcome to Palestine movement attempted to cross into the West Bank on Sunday via the Allenby Bridge.

    The activists said they were carrying one ton of...

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  • ‘Fly-in’ activists draw swastika in holding cell

    April 17, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Two activists who arrived in Israel as part of the pro-Palestinian “fly-in” protest drew a large swastika on the wall of their holding cell.

    The activists, who were deported Monday, were from France and Spain.

    The swastika was drawn two days before the country marks Yom Hashoah, or...

  • Israel public sector strike ends

    February 12, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    An Israeli public sector strike that has disrupted public transportation and closed banks, the stock market and government offices ended on Sunday with a new wage package for low-earning contract workers.

    The Finance Ministry announced the deal with the Histadrut labour federation,...

  • Israeli workers launch massive strike

    February 8, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Israeli workers launched an open-ended general strike.

    The strike launched Wednesday by the Histadrut, Israel’s main labor union, closed down the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, stopped trains across the country and caused major delays at Ben Gurion Airport. The crippling strike also...

  • 104 new soldiers arrive on aliyah flight

    August 17, 2011 | 10:37 am

    A charter aliyah flight brought 360 new immigrants to Israel, including 104 young men and women who have enlisted in the military.

    The flight for North American immigrants, carrying 132 singles and 120 children, arrived Tuesday at Ben Gurion International Airport from New York. The...

  • U.S. professor arrested for trafficking stolen antiquities

    May 18, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    A retired history professor from the United States was arrested for allegedly smuggling stolen antiquities from Israel and selling them illegally.

    The American man sold among other things, bronze and silver coins from the Second Temple period and a 1,500-year-old clay oil lamp.

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  • Israel grounds flights, thousands stranded at Ben Gurion Airport

    May 5, 2011 | 11:08 am

    Thousands of passengers have been stranded at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport because of a jet fuel contamination problem.

    According to Israeli media reports, a malfunction was discovered in the fuel filters at the airport more than a week ago. An unidentified source...

  • Ben Gurion Airport blocking political websites

    January 6, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Ben Gurion International Airport’s wireless service reportedly is blocking travelers from selected left- and right-wing political websites.

    Websites blocked at the Israeli airport include Breaking the Silence, Peace Now and the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, Haaretz reported...

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