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Iran

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Iran could walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal if it doesn’t realize the economic benefits it was expecting from the deal, the nation’s deputy foreign minister told an audience in London, Reuters reported Thursday. Speaking at the Chatham House think tank, Abbas Araqhci said that banks were not doing...

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Israel

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Along with being a six-time NBA All-Star, Amar’e Stoudemire can add Israeli wine maker to his resume. On Tuesday, Stoudemire launched a line of kosher-for-Passover Israeli wine at a news conference in New York, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. “It’s a blessing for me and my family to be able...

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Israel

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The Israeli startup OrCam, which makes the MyEye device to assist the visually impaired, announced that it has raised another $30.4 million in funding bringing its valuation to $1 billion, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. OrCam, which was founded by Amnon Shashua and Ziv Aviram, who also founded MobilEye, which...

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Diplomacy

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Egypt’s president, Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, declared on Wednesday that his country “scored a goal” by signing a $15 billion deal with an Israeli company to supply natural gas, The Times of Israel reported. Sisi said in televised comments that the project “has a lot of advantages” for Egyptians and will...

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Europe

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The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced Wednesday that its elite hi-tech Intelligence Directorate, Unit 8200, prevented an ISIS plot to attack an Etihad airways flight from Australia to Abu Dhabi last summer. “Unit 8200 provided exclusive intelligence that led to the thwarting of an airliner bombing by Islamic State at the...

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Israel

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United Hatzalah received an award from the Panama Homefront Command on February 5, 2018, honoring the lifesaving aid the Israeli voluntary first-response organization has helped provide to the small Central American country in recent years. President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer accepted the award, presented by José Donderis, chief...

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Diplomacy

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Missteps made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his visit to Lebanon last week have helped “in securing an Iranian realm on Israel’s border,” an expert in Lebanese affairs wrote in an analysis published Tuesday in Tablet magazine. Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies...

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Israel

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Israel’s Economy Minister Eli Cohen announced that Intel, the global chip-making giant, is planning a $5 billion expansion of its cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Kiryat Gat, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The planned expansion comes on the heels of the company’s $6 million investment to upgrade the facility, that was...

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Diplomacy

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Iran has rebuked Sweden for granting citizenship to a scientist it sentenced to death, in a process the United Nations has criticized as unfair, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. According to Iranian media reports, the foreign ministry summoned Swedish Ambassador Helena Sangeland to protest the granting of Swedish citizenship to Ahmadreza Djalali, an...

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MidEast

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Pledging she “will not shut up,” United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Tuesday at the UN Security Council that the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “will not change,” The Algemeiner reported. Her message went unheard by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, who opted...

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