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New UK Government Leans Pro-Israel, But Uncertainty Remains

Another wild card is the minor partner in the coalition government, the Liberal Democrats, the least supportive of Israel among the UK’s three major parties. The Liberal Democrats’ role is expected to be marginalized with regards to foreign policy according to Rynhold. However, the issue of universal jurisdiction in the UK is one where domestic

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Settlers: PA Boycott—Economic Terror

Israel must use the Palestinian Authority’s funds in its possession to compensate the boycotted factories.” The Yesha Council urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare that he would not take part in the proximity talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who the settlers say is leading “economic terror” against Israel. The Council added that

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150-Year-Old European Gold Coin Found in Israel

“The discovery of gold coins during archaeological excavations is a rare occurrence. This is the first time that such a coin was found in an excavation in Yafo,” said Kool. “However, we know that European gold coins were common in the Ottoman Empire [which once included the land of Israel] which suffered a severe financial

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Iran Agrees to Swap Enriched Uranium for Foreign Material

Despite the announcement, an Iranian foreign ministry official reiterated that Iran would continue enriching its own uranium to 20%, a move experts feared would put it closer to making nuclear weapons. It remains to be seen if this change in Iranian policy will ease international concerns over Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons and US-led efforts

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Israel Refuses Russian Call to Include Hamas in Peace Process

The Foreign Ministry statement drew a link between Hamas’ terrorism and the Chechen terrorism that has afflicted Russia, saying Hamas leader Mashal is the same as a former Chechen leader. Said the statement, “It is totally unacceptable for enlightened nations to divide terrorists into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ according to some geographical division. Terrorists are terrorists,

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An Artificial Eye on Your Driving

Research shows that a rapid alert system can help mitigate the risks, fatalities and severe injuries from road accidents, says Avidan, an expert in image processing. Avidan and his team are working to develop advanced algorithms that will help cameras mounted on GM cars detect threats, alerting drivers to make split-second decisions. Avidan says the

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Is the US Trying to Expose Israel Nukes?

Part of larger US efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear program, the initiative carries with it one tricky quandary: a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction would, by inference, involve the complete nuclear disarmament of a United States ally: Israel. Arms experts believe that Israel has more than 200 ready-to-launch nuclear warheads, but for

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Beating the Copycats

In between, Walletex has developed ultra-thin flash disk cards for storing medical records and data for businesses, the military, and both the security and entertainment industries—if there’s something a flash card can be used for, Walletex probably makes it. “All our products use special micro-components that were developed by our team in Rishon Lezion,” says

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White Stork Synagogue in Wroclaw Reopens after 61 Years

The White Stork synagogue, which was opened in 1829, derives its name from an inn which had previously stood on the spot where it was erected. The Nazis ransacked the synagogue and devastated its interior. The synagogue was later turned it into a garage and warehouse. After the war, Poland’s Communist authorities seized control of

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Returning Expats to get Immigrant Status

Immigrants arriving in Israel receive three income tax allowance points for the first year-and-a-half of their stay. They are also exempt from sales tax, VAT, and customs on goods for the home. In addition, they receive a significant discount on new vehicles. The plan also requires a change in the state’s national health insurance law.

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