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Despite probe, Shin Bet officers suspected of ordering invasive search of Palestinian woman remain in duty

November 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Despite probe, Shin Bet officers suspected of ordering invasive search of Palestinian woman remain in duty

The Civil Service Commission was not informed of the investigation against the two Shin Bet officers, who are suspected of ordering female soldiers to conduct a vaginal search of a woman during her arrest

Botched Israeli operation in Gaza appears to have been an attempt to install wiretap, senior Hamas official says

November 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Botched Israeli operation in Gaza appears to have been an attempt to install wiretap, senior Hamas official says

Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Haya tells Hamas-run news outlet Israeli forces were rying to 'build something' in Khan Yunis, claims Hamas' military wing was 'there to block them'

Turkey says U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a ‘big mistake’

November 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Turkey says U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a ‘big mistake’

Turkey has been infuriated with Washington's support for the YPG, which it views as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) waging a decades-long insurgency on Turkish soil

U.S. is in Syria until Iranian ‘commanded forces’ leave

November 18th, 2018|Comments Off on U.S. is in Syria until Iranian ‘commanded forces’ leave

The US State Department had not spelled out a clear policy, and the Pentagon didn’t seem to know if removing Iran and Iranian proxies was actually the official stance.

Syria claims it has killed ISIS commander in new offensive

November 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Syria claims it has killed ISIS commander in new offensive

This is good news for Damascus in its war against ISIS and points to a strengthening of the regime’s control near the US base at al-Tanf in southern Syria.

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U.N.-Cambodia convicts two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on U.N.-Cambodia convicts two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide

Nuon Chea, 92, and former President Khieu Samphan, 87, were guilty of genocide against the Cham Muslim minority and Vietnamese people, and of various crimes against humanity.

Opening Italy’s ‘closet of shame’

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Opening Italy’s ‘closet of shame’

Italy's Racial Laws took effect 80 years ago, but Italy still hasn’t faced its fascist past, says Liliana Segre, the Holocaust survivor turned senator

Your Taxes: Year-end pension planning for 2018

November 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Your Taxes: Year-end pension planning for 2018

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."

Seven William Goldman Films You Must See

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Seven William Goldman Films You Must See

From ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ to ‘Misery,’ here are some of the greatest hits of the legendary Jewish screenwriter, who died Friday at 87

Renowned Jewish screenwriter William Goldman dies at 87

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Renowned Jewish screenwriter William Goldman dies at 87

Oscar-winning writer penned 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' 'All the President's Men,' 'The Princess Bride,' 'A Bridge too Far' and many other famous films

The Iranian pop star who is not afraid of Israelis

November 14th, 2018|Comments Off on The Iranian pop star who is not afraid of Israelis

Arrested three times in her native Iran, London-based Golazin Ardestani refuses to apologize for her music or lifestyle – or collaborating with Israeli songwriter Idan Raichel

A Jerusalem art show revives the ghosts of 1948

November 14th, 2018|Comments Off on A Jerusalem art show revives the ghosts of 1948

The exhibition ‘Properties’ in Jerusalem’s Talbieh neighborhood is a brave event. An in-depth look at the area, it features works by Palestinian and Israeli artists who present a sophisticated take on the hurts of 1948

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’: If James Bond and Dirty Harry were a Swedish superheroine

November 14th, 2018|Comments Off on ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’: If James Bond and Dirty Harry were a Swedish superheroine

In the latest adaptation of Sweden’s bestselling ‘Millennium’ series, Claire Foy takes on the role of Swedish hacker Lisbeth Salander. Though it’s an effective espionage thriller, here again the protagonist is more compelling than the film

Missing piece of Antikythera Mechanism found on Aegean seabed

November 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Missing piece of Antikythera Mechanism found on Aegean seabed

Bronze disk unearthed by archaeologists in same wreck where original 2,200-year-old computer had been found; also located bits of the ship that Jacques Cousteau and looters hadn't destroyed

World’s earliest figurative art wasn’t in Europe, archaeologists reveal

November 7th, 2018|Comments Off on World’s earliest figurative art wasn’t in Europe, archaeologists reveal

Prehistoric people in Southeast Asia were decorating their caves with cattle drawings and hand stencils in Borneo as early as 52,000 years ago, thousands of years before the rock artists of Europe

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Despite probe, Shin Bet officers suspected of ordering invasive search of Palestinian woman remain in duty

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

The Civil Service Commission was not informed of the investigation against the two Shin Bet officers, who are suspected of ordering female soldiers to conduct a vaginal search of a woman during her arrest

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Botched Israeli operation in Gaza appears to have been an attempt to install wiretap, senior Hamas official says

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Haya tells Hamas-run news outlet Israeli forces were rying to 'build something' in Khan Yunis, claims Hamas' military wing was 'there to block them'

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Islamic State says U.S.-led strikes kill 40 in militant pocket in Syria

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

Relatives of families from the area and Syrian state media said dozens of people have been killed in the last two weeks from U.S. coalition airstrikes

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Turkey says U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a ‘big mistake’

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

Turkey has been infuriated with Washington's support for the YPG, which it views as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) waging a decades-long insurgency on Turkish soil

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Saudi Arabia defies U.S. pressure to end Qatar row after Khashoggi killing

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

Washington now believes it has more influence over Riyadh as its ally tries to repair the damage to the kingdom's standing

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Why the timing of the Israeli election matters so much to Netanyahu and his rivals

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

The next Knesset election could conceivably take place anytime between February and November, but the prime minister’s party is one of the few looking to delay it as much as possible

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