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Tale of neglect: how Beitar Jerusalem became infected with racism

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When can you say that an organisation is a racist one? Is Beitar Jerusalem a racist club? While there’s a vast group of fans that are openly racist, the Israeli Premier League club tries, now and sporadically in the p...

Jerusalem review – Mark Rylance’s riveting return as ‘Rooster’ Byron

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Full disclosure: I did not love Jerusalem the first time around. Jez Butterworth’s play about myths and Englishness has itself been so mythologised since that original 2009 run – hailed as the play of the century and ...

Mark Rylance calls out Tory arts cuts in new Jerusalem programme

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It is the part of the theatre programme where the cast usually list their biggest roles, awards and assorted appearances on The Bill and Casualty. But in the programme for the new West End run of the hit play Jerusale...

Is Jerusalem the play of the century? Top playwrights give their verdicts

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It was the play that had critics searching for superlatives and audiences queueing out of the door. When Jerusalem opened at London’s Royal Court in 2009, it developed a near-mythical reputation almost instantly. And ...

Jerusalem in My Heart: Qalaq review – bearing witness to a manufactured apocalypse

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Radwan Ghazi Moumneh has had a hand in some of the most astonishing experimental music this side of the millennium, both behind the scenes as recording engineer at Montreal studio Hotel2Tango and on stage fronting his...

Israel says US plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate is ‘bad idea’

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Israel has said a US plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem that was traditionally a base for diplomatic outreach to Palestinians is a “bad idea” and could destabilise the prime minister’s new government. The previ...

Palestinians facing eviction from East Jerusalem offered deal

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Palestinian residents of the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah facing forcible eviction from their homes have been offered a compromise deal with Jewish settlers by Israel’s supreme court, in an u...

Jerusalem sinkhole swallows up parked cars – video

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A Jerusalem hospital parking lot has collapsed into a sinkhole, Israeli police say, but no casualties have been reported. Security video distributed by the Jerusalem Shaare Zedek Medical Center, showed cars falling in...

Israeli police stop far-right march through Jerusalem

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Israeli police have blocked a planned march by Jewish nationalists through Palestinian neighbourhoods of Jerusalem after a similar parade last month played a key role in building the tensions that led to the latest Ga...

Blinken: US will reopen Jerusalem consulate and provide aid to help rebuild Gaza – video

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The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has announced that the US would reopen its consulate in Jerusalem after it was downgraded by the Trump administration, and will provide an additional $75m to help rebuild Gaz...

Twenty-four dead in Gaza after Jerusalem violence spreads

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Twenty-four people, including nine children, have died in Gaza, the enclave’s health ministry has announced, following all-night airstrikes from the Israeli military, which accused Palestinian militants of launching m...

Jerusalem: hundreds injured as violence at al-Aqsa mosque sparks heightened tensions – video

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Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians escalated dramatically on Monday as militant groups in Gaza fired rockets into Israel and Israel responded with strikes on the Palestinian territory following a police raid...

Jerusalem seethes as the rockets begin on day of rising tension

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It was strikingly clear that the most dangerous moment in Jerusalem’s worst unrest for years would arrive on Monday. After weeks of mounting anger, a series of provocative events were all set to spiral together at onc...

Morning mail: budget’s big infrastructure spend, Jerusalem unrest, plunging sperm counts

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Hello, and happy Monday. Sydney is on Covid standby, China’s rocket (or parts of it) landed, and the federal budget comes out tomorrow (which people already have plenty to say about). It’s Imogen Dewey with the main s...

Jerusalem rabbi accused of being undercover Christian missionary

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A man in Jerusalem who has worked for years as a rabbi and raised his family in an ultra-Orthodox community has been accused of faking his religion to mask his true identity as a Christian missionary from New Jersey. ...