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Diplomacy

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Foreign Policy on Thursday assessed growing tensions between Palestinian officials and Washington, citing a range of statements to the effect that relations between Ramallah and Washington may become strained should the Palestinians continue to press unilateral moves toward statehood at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The outlet, which said the...

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Global Affairs

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Harvard University’s student newspaper, The Crimson, reported Thursday that the decision to boycott water dispensers manufactured by the Israeli company Sodastream by the Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) was “mistaken.” In the face of criticism over a spring decision to suspend purchases from an Israeli soda water company with a...

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Europe

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In Israel for a conference, Danny Cohen, the director of the BBC said yesterday that the rising anti-Semitism endangered the future of Jews in the United Kingdom. The Times of Israel reports: “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12...

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Iran

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Iran is confronting a nightmare scenario with Islamic State militants just kilometers from the country’s western border and increasingly radical anti-Shia militants to the east in Pakistan. A new militant Sunni terror group has recently been stepping up its activities in the Balochistan region in the Iran-Pakistan border. Balochistan, an impoverished...

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Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not overlook the firing of even a single rocket at Israel after a third rocket exploded in Israel since the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge this past summer. Speaking at a Hanuka candle- lighting ceremony at the Western Wall, Netanyahu said: “Israel’s safety...

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Diplomacy

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Representatives Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) issued a letter Friday calling on the Obama administration to “send a clear message” that it will veto any United Nations Security Council resolution that “attempts to bypass direct negotiations between Israelis and the Palestinians.” The letter read in part: We write to...

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Israel

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One of Harvard University’s most renowned professors, psychology theorist and philosopher Steven Pinker, has written a harsh letter to the university’s president and provost protesting a decision by Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) to ban the use of SodaStream water systems. SodaStream, an Israeli company, became the target last year of intense boycott efforts...

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Global Affairs

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International corporations have become key players in investing in Israeli startups, according to entrepreneur and investor Ed Frank, founder of Axis Innovation. That’s why Frank organized Axis Tel Aviv: Corporate Edition, an event at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that drew together over 25 investors of global Corporate venture capitalists...

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Diplomacy

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Opposition to unilateral Palestinian moves toward statehood at the UN gained bipartisan support in Washington on Thursday, with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) jointly authoring a letter to Foggy Bottom urging the State Department to veto Palestinian moves in the international body that would bypass direct negotiations...

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Diplomacy

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The US affiliate of Israel’s Energiya, an international solar development firm headed by Yosef Abramowitz, recently won a $30 million, 17.68 megawatt solar deal in southeastern Georgia, the first utility scale solar project in the region. The enormous 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Georgia Power Company – to be called...

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