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Revealed: Turkey uses these jets to abduct dissidents

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Erdogan's regime arrests Turkish citizens associated with Gulen in other countries and brings them back to Turkey ■ Operations have taken place in Kosovo, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Gabon and Ukraine

Attempted terror attacks in West Bank on the rise, say Israeli security officials

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Senior IDF officers assert Hamas is trying to shift its activity from Gaza to the West Bank, and claim ongoing manhunt of attacker who killed two Israelis in October and remains at large 'has effect on the grassroots'

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Huawei CFO facing judge in Canada court on bail in Iran sanction case

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The arrest has roiled markets over fears it will exacerbate tensions between the United States and China in trade negotiations that both sides have agreed must be concluded by March 1.

Report: Russia and Turkey expand arms sales, US remains biggest armorer

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When it comes to the major questions of whether countries care more about guns or butter, the SIPRI survey shows that the world still prefers guns, but it increasingly prefer high-tech guns.

Arab author: We are also to blame for Europe’s refugee crisis

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Algerian Kamel Daoud says Arabs share responsibility for European backlash over immigration: 'I’m fed up with hearing that we’re victims and that the West is our hangman'

‘Criticism of Israel not an excuse for antisemitism’ says Theresa May

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“We must root out the scourge of antisemitism here in our own country… You cannot claim to be tackling racism, if you are not tackling antisemitism,” said the prime minister.

Your Taxes: Year-end pension planning for 2018

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Tax breaks: Israel provides a complex set of tax deductions and tax credits for pension contributions.

Your Taxes: Less VAT on VCs?

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So if your tax planning is at odds with an ITA position, you must tell them so they know where to start a tax audit.

Your investments: Is this the beginning of the end?

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Do they think that the stock market will actually go to zero? Will the global economy just close and go home?

Netanyahu to company execs: Israel-Intel partnership only ‘just begun’

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The meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office follows chipmaker Intel’s annual high-level strategic meeting this week, an event bringing together all its senior management for the first time in Israel.

Netanyahu: Israel-Intel partnership only ‘just begun’

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The meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office follows chipmaker Intel’s annual high-level strategic meeting this week, an event bringing together all its senior management for the first time in Israel.

A cornucopia

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“The price of a solar energy system for private homes or small businesses ranges from NIS 50,000 to NIS 80,000,” explains Semo, “and not everyone can spend that sum of money right away."

How a sex scandal overshadowed a Knesset ceremony honoring Israeli musicians

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Feminist group disrupts event and places teen-size bras, panties outside the Knesset – furious at award being given to a singer, Eyal Golan, who once faced accusations of sexual misconduct with underage girls

Tel Aviv gears up to host Eurovision

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With six months to go until the competition, Tel Aviv prepares sprawling compound for a once-in-a-lifetime show.

Expo Tel Aviv gears up to host Eurovision

December 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Expo Tel Aviv gears up to host Eurovision

With six months to go until the competition, Tel Aviv prepares sprawling compound for a once-in-a-lifetime show.

PepsiCo completes $3.2 billion SodaStream acquisition

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"I couldn’t be prouder or more excited to welcome SodaStream to the PepsiCo family," said PepsiCo chief executive officer Ramon Laguarta.

From hummus to hi-tech: Chickpea foodtech start-up raises $4.25m

December 4th, 2018|Comments Off on From hummus to hi-tech: Chickpea foodtech start-up raises $4.25m

The company’s innovative non-GMO chickpea-based protein concentrate, which is highly nutritional and has no aftertaste, has various applications.

900-year-old cache of gold coins found in ancient Israeli city of Caesarea

December 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on 900-year-old cache of gold coins found in ancient Israeli city of Caesarea

Treasure was likely hidden before Crusaders seized the city from Muslim Caliphate in 1101. Owner may have been a local trader killed in the massacre of Caesarea’s population by conquering Christians

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TechNation: Nazareth, Israeli-Arab high-tech center, gets its first shared workplace

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Meanwhile, WhiteSwell, Quali and TechSee all raise tens of millions

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Israeli who attacked asylum seeker in 2015 lynch sentenced to four months in prison

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Defendant admitted to abusing a helpless person as part of plea deal reached last month ■ Nine people assaulted in 2015 an Eritrean asylum seeker they mistook for a terrorist who opened fire at a bus station

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Imminent departure from UNESCO will be Israel’s loss, says ex-consultant

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

In quitting the UN organization Israel will lose its influence over debates and resolutions, says former member of national liaison panel; tourism may also suffer

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Israel likely to allow medical cannabis exports by year’s end, lawmaker says

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Finance and health ministries estimate exports could bring in about $1b a year, but some lawmakers fear more cultivation could push more drugs onto the streets

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How a sex scandal overshadowed a Knesset ceremony honoring Israeli musicians

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Entertainment|

Feminist group disrupts event and places teen-size bras, panties outside the Knesset – furious at award being given to a singer, Eyal Golan, who once faced accusations of sexual misconduct with underage girls

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Russia, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. are the new ‘axis of evil,’ claims Paul Krugman

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

New York Time's columnist slammed the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia for their recent efforts to curb action at the global climate summit in Poland

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