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Tel Aviv ranked world's most expensive city

Tel Aviv is the world's most expensive city to live in as soaring inflation has pushed up living costs globally, according to a survey published on Wednesday

In this file photo taken on 18 May, 2021 a general overhead view shows Israel's Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv

Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron

Israel is to close its borders to all foreigners later Sunday in a bid to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, authorities said

Israeli soldiers walk by a tank near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on 16 August.

Suez crisis triggered Israel’s first occupation of Gaza

Perched on his sofa in a windowless room, leaning forward on his cane, Bassam Barbakh said Israel’s first military incursion into Gaza 65 years ago was seared into his memory

Palestinian survivor of Israel's first military incursion in Gaza 65 years ago, Bassam Barbakh, walks in front of Khan Yunis's 13th Century Barquq Castle where he said dozens of bodies killed by Israeli troops were left outside the castle walls, in Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, on 18 July 2021

Israel to build over 1,300 new West Bank settler homes

Israel on Sunday announced plans to build more residences for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, drawing immediate condemnation from Palestinians, peace activists and neighbouring Jordan

An Israeli flag flutters as smoke from fires lit in the nearby Palestinian village of Beita drifts past it, in Givat Eviatar, a new Israeli settler outpost in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on 23 June  2021

Israeli PM in Russia for first talks with Putin

The visit may be one of Putin’s last face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader before Russia’s new Covid restrictions come into force next week

Russian president Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett in Sochi, Russia on 22 October 2021

Israel to double settlements in Golan Heights: Prime minister

Israel intends to double the number of residents and build two new settlements in the Golan Heights, a disputed strategic area, which the UN considers part of Syria

Israel to double settlements in Golan Heights: Prime minister

In a rocky Israeli crater, scientists simulate life on Mars

In the Ramon Crater in the desert of southern Israel, a team of six - five men and one woman - have begun simulating what it will be like to live for about a month on the red planet

In a rocky Israeli crater, scientists simulate life on Mars

Merkel bids Israel farewell after 16 years of support

Germany’s outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Israel on a farewell tour Sunday, after a 16-year term during which she cultivated warm relations with the Jewish state

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint press conference with Italy's Prime Minister following their meeting at Palazzo Chigi in Rome on 7 October 2021

Report lists 670 European firms with links to Israel settlements

More than 670 European financial institutions have ties with companies that are involved in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a civil society report said Wednesday

Report lists 670 European firms with links to Israel settlements

Israeli raids on W. Bank Islamists leave 5 militants dead

Israeli forces clashed with Hamas Islamist militants in the West Bank on Sunday in several fierce gun battles that left five Palestinians dead and two Israelis seriously wounded, officials said

Relatives mourn during the funeral of Osama Sobh, a Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers during clashes near Jenin, in the village of Burqin in the Israeli occupied West Bank on 26 September 2021.
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