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Avi Reichman

3D Systems (3DS) a leading 3d printer maker, has acquired the Israeli design software maker Cimatron for a reported $97 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing 3D design and manufacturing space. Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated 3D CAD/CAM software products and solutions for manufacturing and its...

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Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy expressed his opposition to the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state ahead of next week’s French parliamentary vote according to a report Wednesday in The Times of Israel: “I will fight for the Palestinians to have their state. But unilateral recognition a few days after a...

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Iraqi Kurds “see themselves as alone” in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) according to an analysis Monday written by Jackson Diehl, a member of The Washington Post’s editorial board. While Diehl observes that though the Kurds have given “Iraq’s central government another chance” and not immediately...

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Armed, trained and funded by Iran, the Shi’ite terrorist organization Hezbollah has modified some of the tactics that characterized its fight against Israel in its recent clashes with Syrian opposition groups, The Tower has learned from review of Arab media reports. Changes include a repositioning and fortification of bases, increased...

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Last weekend Bahrain concluded a successful first round of parliamentary and municipal elections with a high voter turnout, despite attempts by Iranian-backed Shi’ite movements to disrupt the polling. These were the first elections in Bahrain since a failed protest against the monarchy in 2011. Some Shi’ite movements called for a...

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While Iran already possesses the necessary materials for a nuclear bomb, any additional concessions would make the regime “a virtual nuclear power,”  which is why allowing negotiations to expire with “no significant change” in Iran’s demands is better than concluding a bad deal, José María Aznar, the former premier of Spain...

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Members of Iran’s political and military leadership have reportedly framed the decision to extend nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 nations – the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as a victory for the regime. Al Arabiya reports that Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari...

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Data virtualization company Primary Data has announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will serve as chief scientist of the Israeli-American data virtualization company. Wozniak, who is fondly known as ‘Woz’, will counsel Primary Data on technology vision and architecture, and advocate the company’s story with technology innovators around the globe....

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The Obama administration’s former special adviser on Iran, Dennis Ross, said Tuesday that the United States backed down on key demands in its nuclear negotiations with the regime, according to a report in The Times of Israel. A day after nuclear talks with Iran were extended until July 2015 after...

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Iran

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Following the decision yesterday to extend nuclear talks between the P5+1 nations and Iran, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif boasted of what his nation accomplished in the talks. In remarks reported by Buzzfeed, Zarif made the dubious claim that Iran had a right to enrichment...

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