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Diplomacy

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Former Bush administration official Michael Doran asserted that a “coercive component” would be essential to convincing Iran to give up its nuclear program in an interview published today with Max Fisher of the online publication Vox. When asked by Fisher if the goal of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear...

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Israel

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The NaNose technology, first used in detecting lung cancer, has now been shown as an effective tool in detecting early-stage gastric (stomach) cancer as well. According to a study in the medical journal, Gut, the diagnostic tool developed by Dr. Hossam Haick of the Technion Institute of Technology matched the...

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Diplomacy

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The “loss of moral self-confidence” exemplified by the United States in its nuclear negotiations with Iran “threatens not only the United States and Israel but also the people of Iran and a growing number of others living under Tehran’s increasingly emboldened rule,” former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky wrote Friday in...

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Diplomacy

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The Obama administration is looking to provide Iran with up to $50 billion in sanctions relief upon the signing of a nuclear deal, The Wall Street Journal reported (Google link) Friday. The Obama administration estimates Iran has between $100 billion and $140 billion of its oil revenue frozen in offshore accounts as a...

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MidEast

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a 29-minute-long video on Sunday showing the executions of two different groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, where the organization continues to entrench itself. One group, wearing orange jumpsuits, was marched and then beheaded on a beach, believed to be along the Mediterranean coast....

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Israel

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Israel will released nearly $500 million in tax revenues it collected for the Palestinian Authority according to an agreement reached by the two sides, Bloomberg News reported Saturday. Israel suspended the funds in January to protest the Palestinians’ decision to join the International Criminal Court. Palestinians have threatened to seek...

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Indian Information Technology group, Tech Mahindra, inked a deal last week with Comverse, an Israeli-American engineering company to open a research and development center in Israel, Reuters reported Wednesday. Manish Vyas, president of Tech Mahindra’s communications group, told Reuters the deal — which would bring the Indian company hundreds of...

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Global Affairs

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Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III expressed concerns about the understanding reached between the P5+1 and Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Thursday. Baker wrote that there appeared to be “serious misunderstandings” between the negotiating parties on what a final agreement would look...

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology announced that their respective subsidiaries have entered into an exclusive worldwide research and license agreement that can potentially lead to the development of novel anti-cancer drugs. The agreement aims at the development of a joint project, based on new...

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Europe

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FBI Director James Comey explained why he requires all agents to visit the United States Holocaust Museum in a speech he gave Wednesday night in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. His remarks were adapted and published in The Washington Post Thursday. After sharing his thoughts about the Holocaust, Comey argued...

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