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  • U.S. citizen indicted in Israel on weapons charges

    2 weeks ago

    A U.S. citizen has been indicted in Israel on weapons charges and told investigators he had been weighing the possibility of attacking Muslim holy sites, the Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said on Tuesday.

    The man's lawyer told reporters that the Shin Bet was...

  • Miss World encourages rape survivors to speak out

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    In 1998, when Linor Abargil, the reigning Miss Israel, was crowned Miss World in the oldest of all international beauty pageants, she shed tears — perhaps of joy, maybe of anger, possibly a mixture of both.

    Seven weeks before her coronation, the 18-year-old beauty had been...

  • Iron Dome battery deployed to central Israel

    August 21, 2013 | 9:08 am

    An Iron Dome anti-missile system battery was deployed to central Israel.

    The battery was moved to the Sharon region north of Tel Aviv for the first time, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The region, which includes Netanya and Hadera, is believed to be within range of...

  • IKEA may be opening in Ramallah

    July 17, 2013 | 10:23 am

    IKEA is considering opening a branch in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Two IKEA executives visited Ramallah last month and met with the Palestinian Authority economics minister, Jawad al-Naji, according to the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot.

    Israel has IKEA megastores in...

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  • Israel shares disaster prep skills with Los Angeles

    July 10, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    The city of Netanya in Israel is a hotspot in more ways than one: It is a scenic tourist destination on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea north of Tel Aviv and a frequent target for terrorist attacks, due to its proximity to Palestinian settlements. 

    As a result, Laniado...

  • Hut haven: World’s sukkahs shown in Netanya

    October 17, 2011 | 11:33 am

    More than 20 countries are displaying their traditional sukkahs at a festival in Israel celebrating Jewish Diaspora communities.

    The three-day festival, which opened Sunday, salutes Jewish communities around the world and their unique holiday traditions. It is being hosted by...

  • Suspected gas explosion injures 11 in Netanya restaurant

    July 15, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Eleven people were injured Friday after an explosion rocked a Netanya restaurant and caused part of the building to collapse.

    The two-story restaurant is located on Pinkas street in Netanya’s old industrial area.

    Eleven foreign workers from China who were sleeping in the top floor...

  • Two arrested in Netanya gas explosion

    June 17, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Two men were arrested following a gas explosion in the Israeli city of Netanya that left four people dead.

    One of the men was arrested Friday on suspicion of having damaged and stolen gas lines in the four-story residential building. Police say the man, who had been detained near...

  • Netanya explosion kills one, cause uncertain

    June 16, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    An explosion near a coffee shop in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya killed at least one person and injured several others.

    The cause of the explosion, which occurred shortly after midnight early Friday morning, remains uncertain. Police are investigating.

    The explosion caused...

  • Swine Flu in Israel

    April 28, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    “Israel confirmed its first case of swine flu on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported, as the Health Ministry raised its level of alert to 4 out of 6.

    A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Mexico was diagnosed with the virus, after two days of quarantine at the Laniado Hospital in Netanya while he waited for the results of his tests.”  Read the full story at Haaretz.com.

  • An unexpected family in Netanya

    October 10, 2008 | 3:33 pm

    During the summer before my senior year in high school, I wanted to get involved in a meaningful program that would change my life and the lives of others. After researching my options, I decided to volunteer at Bet Elazraki, an extraordinary foster home for children in Netanya,...
  • Bomber Hits Israeli Shopping Mall

    By Dan Baron

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    An Islamic Jihad terrorist blew himself up Monday outside the Sharon Mall in Netanya, which has seen several such attacks due to its proximity to the West Bank. At least five people were killed and more than 50 wounded. The bomber was identified as a 21-year-old man from the West...

  • The Home Front

    By Larry Derfner

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Standing with the crowd in Netanya where, hours before, a Palestinian suicide bomber had killed three Israelis and himself, local carpenter Ya'acov Ohayon was asked if he thought the public -- the home front -- was ready for more of the same, or worse.

    "Are they ready?" he replied....

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