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  • Two journalists killed in Cairo violence

    August 14, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    Two journalists were killed in Cairo on Wednesday as Egyptian forces crushed protests by thousands of supporters of the deposed president, shooting scores of people dead.

    Television cameraman Mick Deane, 61, worked for Britain's Sky News. Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, 26, reported for...

  • Israeli soccer player on U.K. team barred from entering Dubai

    February 14, 2013 | 5:30 am

    An Israeli soccer player for a British team is sitting out a team visit to Dubai because of tensions between the emirate and Israel.

    The 25-year-old striker, Itay Schechter, who plays for Swansea City, was prevented from attending the six-day group training session, The Jewish...

  • Israeli cardiologists denied visas for Dubai confab

    April 25, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Jewish and Arab Israeli cardiologists were denied visas at the last minute to attend a professional conference in Dubai.

    Only two of the more than one dozen Israeli doctors invited to present talks at or participate in the World Heart Federation conference in Dubai last week were...

  • Report: Mossad continues to use foreign passports

    February 13, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    Agents of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency reportedly are still using foreign passports to conduct undercover operations in other countries.

    According to a report Sunday in The Times of London, new evidence shows that foreign nationals residing in Israel are willingly allowing...

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  • Ex-Mossad chief Dagan plays down Dubai flap

    December 2, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Former Mossad director Meir Dagan played down the controversy around Israel’s alleged assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai.

    Dagan, a retired army general who stepped down as head of Israel’s foreign intelligence service in January after an eight-year tenure, gave a rare...

  • Hamas official targeted in Sudan attack, Palestinians say

    April 7, 2011 | 10:07 am

    The target of an airstrike on a car in Sudan blamed on Israel was a high-ranking Hamas official, Palestinian intelligence officials said.

    One of the men killed in Tuesday’s attack was Abdul-Latif Ashkar, who coordinated weapons smuggling for Hamas and was the successor of Mahmoud...

  • Anti-Israel backlash from WikiLeaks release

    December 29, 2010 | 11:22 am

    WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables has caused a backlash of anti-Israel conspiracy theories, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    Anti-Israel conspiracy theorists are claiming that Israel and the Israel lobby played a secret role in the documents’...

  • Israeli swimmers under heavy security at Dubai meet

    December 16, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    Israel’s national swim team is competing under heavy security in a world competition in Dubai.

    The team arrived in Dubai just in time for the Tuesday opening ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships after the United Arab Emirates agreed at the last minute to issue visas for...

  • Alleged Mossad agent extradited to Germany

    August 12, 2010 | 11:51 am

    An alleged Israeli Mossad agent suspected of involvement in the assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai was extradited from Poland to Germany.

    Polish police said Uri Brodsky was turned over to German police at Warsaw’s international airport on Thursday afternoon, The Associated...

  • British citizen identified as Dubai suspect

    May 17, 2010 | 11:25 am

    A British citizen who traveled on his own passport has been identified as a suspect in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai, a British newspaper reported.

    The Independent reported Sunday that the 62-year-old British citizen entered Dubai under his own name and carrying...

  • New Dubai assassination suspects identified

    May 6, 2010 | 3:38 pm

    Five more suspects have been identified in the investigation into the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    One of the suspects, identified as Zev Barkan, also is being sought in New Zealand in connection with passport fraud there, an unnamed...

  • A Tennis Lesson for the World

    March 16, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    The news out of Dubai has been rife with speculation about who assassinated Hamas terrorist commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a local hotel. Israeli
    agents and al-Mabhouh’s Palestinian rivals are high on the guess list.

    But amid the who-did-it debate, a happier Dubai event was...

  • Shahar Peer, Dubai, and WTA’s Gutless Choice

    By Rob Eshman

    February 17, 2009 | 5:10 am

    Whether as an individual or a group, you get a handful of chances to
    stand for something in this life.  It’s easy to say or write what you
    believe, a lot harder to stick by it in the crunch.  When the
    government of Dubai denied Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer a visa to
    play in the...

  • Proposed USC-Dubai journalism school concerns faculty and community

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:27 pm

    Faculty members at the USC Annenberg School for Communications are deep into a controversy that should be of interest to the Jewish community.

    It concerns a proposal from USC for a $3 million contract for Annenberg to work with the American University in Dubai to create a journalism...