A look at some Israeli high-tech successes
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A look at some Israeli high-tech successes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Intel announced Monday it will spend more than $15 billion to acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company that develops technology that essentially gives computers a sense of their physical surroundings — the largest high-tech acquisition in the history of the Jewish State. Faced with limited natural resources, Israel has fostered a vibrant high-tech … Continue reading

Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players
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Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious Israel. But in an embarrassing fumble by the Israeli government, only five of 11 NFL players in the delegation showed up after being blitzed by Palestinian activists opposed to the visit. … Continue reading

Trump urges Israeli premier to ‘hold off’ on settlements
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Trump urges Israeli premier to ‘hold off’ on settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel’s prime minister to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing support for a future independent Palestine. After weeks of dancing around the issue of expanded Israeli settlements, Trump made the request … Continue reading

Israeli leader tells ministers to stay quiet on US election
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Israeli leader tells ministers to stay quiet on US election

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his Cabinet ministers to keep quiet about the American election. The official says Netanyahu told his ministers to refrain from giving any analysis or granting interviews about the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. He spoke Monday on condition of anonymity … Continue reading

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO over Jerusalem draft
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Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO over Jerusalem draft

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, a day after the U.N. cultural agency adopted a draft resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem. UNESCO’s draft resolution, titled “Occupied Palestine” and sponsored by several Arab countries, uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop … Continue reading

Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead
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Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Feb. 3, before police shot and killed the attackers, police said. It was one the most brazen attacks in nearly five months of near-daily Palestinian assaults, mostly stabbings, on … Continue reading

Product-labeling plan by Europe deepens Israel’s isolation
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Product-labeling plan by Europe deepens Israel’s isolation

JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union’s decision Wednesday to start labeling Israeli products made in the West Bank delivered a resounding show of international disapproval over Israel’s expansion of Jewish settlements and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renew peace efforts with the Palestinians. Israel condemned the measure as unfair and discriminatory, … Continue reading

A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years
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A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years

JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union’s move to label goods produced in Israeli settlements is the latest expression of international disapproval of one of the country’s most controversial policies. The Palestinians view Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a major obstacle to reaching any two-state solution, saying they carve up lands expected to … Continue reading

Teenager becomes a focus in Israel-Palestinian conflict
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Teenager becomes a focus in Israel-Palestinian conflict

JERUSALEM (AP) — The fate of a Palestinian boy seized center stage Thursday in the battle of narratives accompanying the recent burst of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ignited an uproar in Israel after falsely claiming in a televised speech that Israelis had “summarily executed” Ahmed Manasra, when the 13-year-old actually was recovering … Continue reading

The Latest: Palestinians accuse Israel of ‘savage’ behavior
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The Latest: Palestinians accuse Israel of ‘savage’ behavior

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador is accusing Israel of acting in “the most savage, shameful” way, pointing to Palestinian statistics showing 30 people killed, including seven children, in the latest violence and about 1,500 wounded, a great … Continue reading

Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves
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Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt’s new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country’s own gas fields. The government is currently struggling to get parliament to approve its natural gas business plan, but observers fear Israel may need … Continue reading

Netanyahu: Israel Cabinet strongly opposes Iran nuclear deal
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Netanyahu: Israel Cabinet strongly opposes Iran nuclear deal

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he and his Cabinet are united in “strongly opposing” an emerging framework agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program and demanded that any final deal contain Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist. Iran and six world powers announced a series of understandings Thursday, with a … Continue reading