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Diplomacy

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This week, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi charged that the 2015 nuclear deal that his nation concluded with six major powers “has no benefit for us,” and threatened that Iran would leave the deal. Araqchi explained that Iran wasn’t enjoying the full benefits of the deal because banks were not...

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Moovit, an Israeli app developed for helping commuters get to their destination using public transportation, just raised $50 million from investors led by Intel, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. Moovit, which has 120 million users in 80 countries worldwide, has raised about $131 million in funding and was valued at $450 million...

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Iran

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The Islamic Republic of Iran is using the crisis in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin to tighten its grip on the country, The Israel Project CEO and President, Joshua S. Block, warned in an op-ed published in the New York Daily News on Thursday. “One area in Syria…has so...

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Two judges were elected to the Supreme Court on Thursday evening, in what has been described as a victory for Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The nine-member Judicial Selection Committee met Thursday and confirmed Prof. Alex Stein, Minister Shaked’s first choice, and Judge Ofer Grosskopf as new Supreme Court justices. The pair...

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Fifty colorful, lightweight child-sized wheelchairs from Israeli nonprofit organization Wheelchairs of Hope are being distributed to needy disabled five- to nine-year-olds in South Africa through the South African chapter of WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization) and the Israeli Embassy in South Africa. The inexpensive, low-maintenance wheelchairs were conceptualized by Israeli couple Pablo Kaplan and...

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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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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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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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