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  • Tatour, an Arab citizen of Israel, is one of several hundred people detained in recent years for allegedly spreading incitement. Hoping to further clamp down on what it sees as the driving force behind a 10- month spate of Palestinian attacks, Israel is now preparing a law that aims to rein in content on social media, including Facebook, a platform it says plays a...

  • JERUSALEM— After 11 years of helping oversee the U.S. government's aid efforts to lay the foundations for a future Palestinian state, the outgoing chief of the U.S. Agency for International Development mission in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is unsure whether that vision has inched any closer to reality. He weathered a temporary congressional freeze on USAID...

  • NEW YORK/ TEL AVIV, July 13- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Wednesday it expected its $40 billion deal to buy Allergan Plc's generics business to close "at any time," even as the companies extended the deadline for completing the transaction to October to allow more time for the U.S. antitrust review. The deal closing is contingent on clearance from the...

  • July 13- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Wednesday it expected its $40 billion deal to buy Allergan Plc's generics business to close "any time," even as the companies extended the deadline for completing the transaction to October to allow more time for U.S. antitrust approval. Teva shares rose 2.7 percent to $53.86 in New York trading, and Allergan...

  • July 13- Allergan Plc, which is planning to sell its generics business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, said on Wednesday that it was extending the deadline for closing the $40 billion deal to October as it waits for U.S. antitrust approval. Teva Chief Executive Officer Erez Vigodman said he expected antitrust approval and to close the deal "at any time now."

  • WASHINGTON— A senior U.S. diplomat deleted an untold number of work emails, apparently unaware that even routine messages received and sent by a top government official should be saved, according to a Senate investigation released Tuesday. When Michael Ratney served as the top diplomat in Jerusalem, he found emails with attachments to be a nuisance, the report...

  • MUMBAI/ TEL AVIV, July 11- Israel Chemicals will ship potash to India at the same decade-low price agreed by another big seller last month, two industry sources said, at a time when global supply of the crop nutrient is exceeding demand. In late June, Belarus agreed to supply 700,000 tonnes of potash at the same rate to India, one of the world's top buyers of the material.

  • MUMBAI, July 11- Israel Chemicals will ship potash to India at the same decade-low price agreed by another seller last month, two sources said, as global supply of the crop nutrient exceeds demand. In the last week of June, Belarus agreed to supply 700,000 tonnes of potash at the same rate to India, one of the world's top buyers of the material. Uralkali, the world's...

  • JERUSALEM, July 4- Nochi Dankner, once one of Israel's most powerful tycoons who lost his business empire in the global economic downturn, faces up to five years in jail after a Tel Aviv court found him guilty on Monday of manipulating share prices. But in February 2012, after things had turned sour for his business empire, Dankner propped up the price of shares in his...

  • Paramedics push out a stretcher after a reported explosion.at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk

    It's been a bloody Ramadan, with terrorist attacks killing and wounding hundreds of people around the world, The NY Times reports.

  • JERUSALEM, June 29- Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will submit a bill to change the structure of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to a for-profit entity to cabinet ministers on Sunday, he said on Wednesday. TASE's members approved a demutualisation plan last year for Israel's bourse, which is struggling with falling trading volumes and a declining number of...

  • BRUSSELS, June 28- World No.1 container liner Maersk, Swiss peer MSC and 13 other shipping firms are set to escape possible penalties as EU antitrust regulators plan to accept their offer to end a five-year probe, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The other 13 firms are No. 3 player CMA CGM, Germany's Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg Sud, Taiwan's...

  • TEL AVIV, June 27- The Israel Securities Authority recommended on Monday the government offer tax breaks to stock exchange investors in an effort to boost sluggish trade volumes on the Tel Aviv bourse. ISA Chairman Shmuel Hauser, at an annual briefing with reporters, said a monthly exemption of about 5,000 shekels would help attract investors away from...

  • TEL AVIV, June 20- Seeking to shore up the cybersecurity services it provides to customers, Accenture Plc has acquired an Israeli company and is establishing a research and development center in the country. Accenture, a professional services firm whose competitors include IBM and India's Infosys, did not disclose financial details of its acquisition of Tel...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...