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Dr. Eli Harari, the Israeli founder and retired chairman & CEO of SanDisk Corporation has been selected as one of the 2014 honorees of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the United States’ highest honor recognizing achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. President Barack...

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MidEast

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In Washington DC Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon reiterated the close ties Israel has with the United States while expressing reservations about a potential nuclear deal between the West and Iran saying, “we are making our opinions known.” The Times of Israel reports: “The Iranian question concerns us,” Defense...

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Top Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the Obama administration for reportedly planning to circumvent Congress in securing a nuclear deal with Iran that would reduce sanctions on the Islamic republic, after controversy erupted in the wake of a New York Times column assessing that “President Obama will do everything in his...

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An apparent terror attack at the Ammunition Hill (Givat Hatachmoshet) light rail station today in Jerusalem has killed a 3-month-old baby and left eight people injured after a car plowed into passengers who had just disembarked. A video of the attack from a distance is embedded below. The Times of Israel...

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In an op-ed published in The New York Times on Monday, Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s minister of intelligence argued that since “there is zero chance of reaching a satisfactory good deal before the Nov. 24 deadline,” the option of extending negotiations while keeping sanctions in place could “be regarded a qualified...

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Heavy artillery shells, automatic gunfire and the shouts of Syrian combatants were heard on the Israeli Golan Heights yesterday and today as the civil war raged on just yards across the frontier – clearly visible to Israeli onlookers. The Syrian army launched Operation Earthquake of Quneitra aimed at regaining control of two...

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Writing in Vanity Fair in an article published Tuesday, Adam Ciralsky offers a definitive account of the threats Israel faced this past summer; especially the threat of Hamas’ attack tunnels. The threat portrayed by Ciralsky was provided by Israeli intelligence officials who put things together “through electronic intercepts, informants, interrogations...

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Global Affairs

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An analysis published Sunday in Turkey’s Today’s Zaman accuses the ruling Freedom and Justice Party (AKP) of consolidating its monopoly over Turkey’s government institutions in a similar fashion to how the clerics took control of Iran’s government following the the 1979 revolution that ousted the Shah. An Istanbul-based political commentator, Ömer...

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MidEast

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On Monday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced severe penalties for Arabs who sell land to Jews. The Times of Israel reports: According to the official Palestinian Wafa news agency, Abbas on Monday imposed a sentence of hard labor for life on “anyone diverting, renting or selling land to an...

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Diplomacy

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The State Department scrambled on Monday to respond to a weekend New York Times scoop revealing that the Obama administration intends to bypass Congress in reducing sanctions on Iran – the Times‘ exact language was that “President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on”...

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