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European allies pushed back when Trump sanctioned Iran’s banks

December 1st, 2020|Comments Off on European allies pushed back when Trump sanctioned Iran’s banks

Germany's Bundesbank also kept a multi-billion-euro deposit facility open for Iranian banks, including two that faced fresh U.S. sanctions, giving Tehran a much-needed banking lifeline

As Mosul recovers from ISIS rule, a native of the city is fighting to recover its Jewish past

December 1st, 2020|Comments Off on As Mosul recovers from ISIS rule, a native of the city is fighting to recover its Jewish past

Jews had lived in Iraq since biblical times, until they were driven out by the anti-Zionist government in the early 1950s. Omar Mohammed is devoted to maintaining their memory in the city from which they were erased

Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus

December 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus

Yahya Sinwar feels well and is working while adhering to coronavirus regulations, Hamas says

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Australian Jewish community joins outcry against plan to name former far-right politician as Yad Vashem head

November 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Australian Jewish community joins outcry against plan to name former far-right politician as Yad Vashem head

Effi Eitam, who spewed anti-Arab rhetoric, 'cannot lead an institution that is dedicated to warning of its dangers without discrediting that institution’s core message,' Executive Council of Australian Jewry statement says

Ethiopian prime minister: Military operation in Tigray is complete

November 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Ethiopian prime minister: Military operation in Tigray is complete

Claims from all sides are difficult to verify since phone and internet links to Tigray have been down and access tightly controlled since the fighting began on November 4.

US vaccine plans take shape but no let-up on restrictions

November 28th, 2020|Comments Off on US vaccine plans take shape but no let-up on restrictions

Los Angeles County health officials on Friday banned all public and private gatherings for at least three weeks and urged residents to stay home as much as possible.

Belarus’ Lukashenko to resign following adoption of new constitution

November 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Belarus’ Lukashenko to resign following adoption of new constitution

He said the current constitution needed reforming as too much power was concentrated in the hands of the president and that there would be "trouble" if he handed over the reins now.

Iranians face trial over suspected bomb plot, in European first

November 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Iranians face trial over suspected bomb plot, in European first

Tehran has repeatedly dismissed the charges, calling the attack allegations a "false flag" stunt by the NCRI, which it considers a terrorist group.

The wonderful world of wood

September 10th, 2020|Comments Off on The wonderful world of wood

Wood is a very versatile material. It is used to produce beautiful furniture and works of art. Mahogany furniture fetches premium prices, and many works of art are made of wood.

InprisWay ensures drivers watch the road, drive safely

September 8th, 2020|Comments Off on InprisWay ensures drivers watch the road, drive safely

Users can answer calls and text messages, find the best route, and change music choices all with the flick of a thumb while keeping their eyes on the road.

Kosher travel and Israeli technology: A match made in heaven

August 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Kosher travel and Israeli technology: A match made in heaven

"It was this Israeli technology that enabled us to affect the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people in this rural village in Malawi."

Elie Wurtman: The man with the golden touch

July 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Elie Wurtman: The man with the golden touch

‘From the rockets to corona, I’m not going to let the noise get in the way of what we want to accomplish.’ A conversation with entrepreneur, wine maker and Zionist, Elie Wurtman.

Doggerland wasn’t destroyed by tsunami but by climate change, new study suggests

November 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Doggerland wasn’t destroyed by tsunami but by climate change, new study suggests

Part of the now-submerged landmass would have survived the massive tsunamis triggered by the Storegga Slide and people would have reclaimed the land, until it was finally submerged beneath the rising seas

Capturing Israel’s destruction of its own past

November 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Capturing Israel’s destruction of its own past

Sharon Raz has spent over 15 years documenting abandoned buildings all over Israel. The publication of his new photography book was financed via a crowdfunding campaign backed by his online fans

This comedian became famous thanks to Trump, but did she also cost him the election?

November 29th, 2020|Comments Off on This comedian became famous thanks to Trump, but did she also cost him the election?

By turning the president’s own words against him with her lip-synching videos, Sarah Cooper may have helped put Biden in the White House. But will it be possible to stop focusing on Trump over the next four years?

Celebrating a ‘Portrait of Victory’ for Israeli cinema

November 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Celebrating a ‘Portrait of Victory’ for Israeli cinema

“It’s the 21st century, it’s no longer about good and bad guys. We’ve gone past that point. It’s about two conflicting narratives, each of which is searching for its own portrait of victory.”

Israeli AI sports highlights company expands to Russian market

November 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Israeli AI sports highlights company expands to Russian market

Since their launch last year, WSC Sports has grown into a world leader in AI-driven sports video technology, creating highlights for over 100 leagues and broadcast partners around the globe.

COVID-19 model ‘here to stay,’ predicts investor-relations expert

November 25th, 2020|Comments Off on COVID-19 model ‘here to stay,’ predicts investor-relations expert

“Now people can get the same amount of capital by spending a day on the computer speaking remotely with investors – and still have dinner with their family and see their kids.”

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Iran has a range of options to retaliate against Israel after assassination

By | December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Middle East|

Revenge for the killing of the nuclear arms program chief Fakhrizadeh could be carried out on the Golan, along the Lebanon border, in the Mediterranean or in the Gulf – but Israeli officials doubt either side seeks an escalation

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Iran’s president rejects bill that would boost enrichment

By | December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Middle East|

The tug-of-war over the bill, which gained momentum after the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist last month, reflects the rivalry between Rohani and hard-line lawmakers

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Iran, peace talks and Trump’s legacy: The challenges awaiting Biden’s ambassador to Israel

By | December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Israel|

The new envoy will have to make it clear that David Friedman's days are over, without totally reversing some of the outgoing administration's steps

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Are Israelis taking it easy and living off jobless benefits? This economist says no

By | December 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Prof. Momi Dahan says Israelis want to go back to work and predicts a jobless rate of up to 8% after the coronavirus crisis, asserting the labor market is flexible enough to deal with it

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Without jobs or education, Israel’s young Arabs turn to crime

By | December 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The crime rate in Arab communities has jumped 50% in the past five years, while the homicide rate among Arabs is seven times the rate among Jews, data shows

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US reveals rapid rollout plan for vaccine after record coronavirus surge

By | December 1st, 2020|Categories: World|

First in line for vaccinations could be about 21 million healthcare workers and 3 million residents in long-term care facilities, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.

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