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Iran says ready for U.S. waivers end, as Guards threaten to shut Hormuz

April 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Iran says ready for U.S. waivers end, as Guards threaten to shut Hormuz

Iran has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipment channel in the Gulf, if the United States tries to strangle Tehran's economy by halting its oil exports

Disconnecting N. Korea and Iran – analysis

April 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Disconnecting N. Korea and Iran – analysis

All along in Israel there have been concerns that if President Donald Trump cut a soft deal with Pyongyang, it could lead to a softening of pressure against Tehran.

Who is the IRGC’s new commander, Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami?

April 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Who is the IRGC’s new commander, Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami?

Despite US sanctions placed on Iran meant to pressure Tehran over its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile program, Tehran is continuing to improve its missile arsenal.

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Do not accept the ‘retaliation’ narrative for Sri Lanka – analysis

April 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Do not accept the ‘retaliation’ narrative for Sri Lanka – analysis

After the Christchurch attack references to the perpetrators “manifesto” were largely absent and there were calls to ban the manifesto or make it difficult to find online.

Reunion, dog considered dead comes back home to owner

April 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Reunion, dog considered dead comes back home to owner

A woman who buried her beloved old dog was amazed to discover that he was alive after all, having managed to dig his way out and come home.

Eiffel Tower goes dark for Sri Lanka attack victims

April 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Eiffel Tower goes dark for Sri Lanka attack victims

Sri Lanka had been at war for decades with Tamil separatists but extremist violence had been on the wane since the civil war ended 10 years ago.

Re-defining banking

April 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Re-defining banking

Bank Hapoalim’s Development Division brings digital innovation to its customers.

The Dead Sea Mall is to be the first VAT-free mall outside Eilat

April 4th, 2019|Comments Off on The Dead Sea Mall is to be the first VAT-free mall outside Eilat

When the project gets underway, the mall will offer a VAT reimbursement counter for tourists – for the first time in Israel – to allow some 3 million tourists who visit the sea each year to save.

Former PM Ehud Olmert joins medical cannabis company Univo

April 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Former PM Ehud Olmert joins medical cannabis company Univo

Olmert, the company said, will "help promote Univo's business goals both in Israel and globally, and will support the company’s future fundraising efforts."

U-tron accelerates parking solutions into an autonomous future

April 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on U-tron accelerates parking solutions into an autonomous future

U-tron has enjoyed an encouraging start to the year, signing four new agreements for the construction of autonomous parking lots in New York worth NIS 67.5 million ($18.6m.).

Texts from beyond the grave

April 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Texts from beyond the grave

Nell Freudenberger draws parallels between questions of ontology (the nature of being) and physical science in her third novel, Lost and Wanted.

A pen mightier than a sword

April 19th, 2019|Comments Off on A pen mightier than a sword

Adina Hoffman has penned a gripping biography of Ben Hecht, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who became an ardent Zionist activist.

Tel Aviv Tandoori restaurant celebrates Double Hai

April 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Tel Aviv Tandoori restaurant celebrates Double Hai

Tandoori entering its 36th year, serving Indian food representing the broad range of diverse cuisines of that exotic subcontinent.

An Israeli restaurant in a beautiful Raanana setting

April 17th, 2019|Comments Off on An Israeli restaurant in a beautiful Raanana setting

The restaurant must be in one of the most beautiful settings in Israel. It’s actually inside the Ra’anana Park, just next to the lake and surrounded by flower beds and tall shading trees.

Were Hebrews ever slaves in ancient Egypt? Yes

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Were Hebrews ever slaves in ancient Egypt? Yes

Ancient Egypt had intimate relations with Canaan, and most of the Semitic peoples migrating there would have been Canaanite. But not all.

Israeli hikers stumble upon rare Byzantine gold coin

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Israeli hikers stumble upon rare Byzantine gold coin

The coin, minted in Constantinople around 420, shows Emperor Theodosius II on one side and the goddess Victory on the other

Oldest shipwreck in world may have been carrying copper to Minoans

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Oldest shipwreck in world may have been carrying copper to Minoans

The hull of the merchant vessel found off Antalya by Hakan Oniz and team is long gone, but the shape of the copper ingots is unmistakably the same as found in Minoan palaces, and depicted in ancient Egyptian tombs

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