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In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs

December 9th, 2018|Comments Off on In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs

For eight months, Israeli snipers have targeted one part of the body more than any other — the legs

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Macron prepares response to violent ‘yellow vest’ protests

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"You can understand the yellow vests movement. But this is completely unacceptable. It has been three weekends in a row now. Look around you, everything is broken, damaged."

Budapest Holocaust museum: Orban’s grand gesture or a whitewashing of Hungarian history?

December 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Budapest Holocaust museum: Orban’s grand gesture or a whitewashing of Hungarian history?

Even before it opens, the museum is splitting the Jewish community, riling historians and keeping diplomats busy, despite the fact that Orban’s government recognizes ‘the responsibility of the Hungarian state’ in the Shoah

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?

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Your Taxes: Less VAT on VCs?

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?

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Your investments: Is this the beginning of the end?

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

Netanyahu: Israel-Intel partnership only ‘just begun’

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Netanyahu: Israel-Intel partnership only ‘just begun’

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

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Netanyahu to company execs: Israel-Intel partnership only ‘just begun’

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

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on A cornucopia

“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."

Tel Aviv gears up to host Eurovision

December 7th, 2018|Comments Off on 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.

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

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on PepsiCo completes $3.2 billion SodaStream acquisition

"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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Teva suspected of being part of a cartel in U.S. engaged in price-fixing and dividing market for generics

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The Israeli generics manufacturer is one of 16 drug firms under investigation over purported price-fixing involving 300 medications

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Israeli military delegation to head to Moscow for talks with Russian counterparts

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Army says discussion topics will include operations to destroy Hezbollah-built tunnels crossing Lebanon border

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Pressured by Israel, French justice minister bails on ceremony honoring human rights group

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

The Israeli organization B'Tselem won the 2018 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, but the Israeli government and right-wing organizations lobbied against it

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Nelly Sachs: Jewish poet, Nobel winner and today’s Google doodle

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Today’s Google doodle honors the 127th birthday of Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), the Jewish poet and refugee from Germany who shared the Nobel Prize in literature with the Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon in 1966

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Lebanon claims it foiled attacks on holy places and army positions

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

Lebanon foiled a plot by militants based in Syria to carry out two attacks this year against places of worship and Lebanese army positions.

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