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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu cites Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation
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Costa Rica
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu cites Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation

L. Arias - February 16, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation that maintains a good relation with his country, despite supporting a two-state solution.…

Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel
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Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel

Mike Smith | AFP - August 2, 2015

JERUSALEM – A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure…

Chabad of San Juan Del Sur: A Jewish presence in a Nicaraguan beach resort
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Arts and Culture
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Chabad of San Juan Del Sur: A Jewish presence in a Nicaraguan beach resort

Paul M. Foer - April 9, 2015

See also in our Tico Times Travel section: 7 can’t-miss reasons to visit Granada, Nicaragua SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua – It was quite easy to spot the…

Rodrigo Carreras, Costa Rica’s envoy to Israel, gets ready for his next challenge: Cuba
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Cuba
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Rodrigo Carreras, Costa Rica’s envoy to Israel, gets ready for his next challenge: Cuba

Larry Luxner - December 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – About 100 people, nearly a third of Costa Rica’s small expatriate community in Israel, gathered Saturday at a kibbutz near Jerusalem in an emotional…

Costa Rican Jews brave hazards, homesickness and Hamas to pursue new lives in Israel
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican Jews brave hazards, homesickness and Hamas to pursue new lives in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 13, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – From the frenetic, traffic-choked streets of Tel Aviv to the lonely northern mountain town of Qiryat Shemona – only a few miles from…

With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel
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Expat Living
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With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 7, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, the same year Israel declared independence. Sixty-six years later, Costa Rica remains one of the few…

In deaths of civilians in Gaza, US weapons sales to Israel come under scrutiny
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Crime
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In deaths of civilians in Gaza, US weapons sales to Israel come under scrutiny

Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash | The Washington Post - August 24, 2014

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — An Israeli missile attack that killed 10 civilians sheltering in a U.N. school here early this month prompted a call for restraint from…

President Solís says medical marijuana bill is under consideration
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Business
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President Solís says medical marijuana bill is under consideration

The Tico Times - August 12, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís faced questions on two hot button topics during his weekly press conference at the Casa Presidencial Tuesday afternoon: medical marijuana and the conflict…

George Clooney’s fiancee named to UN Gaza inquiry team
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George Clooney’s fiancee named to UN Gaza inquiry team

AFP - August 11, 2014

GENEVA – Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin is to join fellow human rights experts probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the United Nations said Monday. The Lebanese-born British lawyer…

Israel, Palestinians accept midnight truce in Gaza
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Crime
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Israel, Palestinians accept midnight truce in Gaza

Sakher Abu El Oun | AFP - August 10, 2014

GAZA CITY – Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza Sunday, accepting an Egyptian invitation to resume talks to end fighting that…