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  • "Techstars would love to be in Canada and we expect to have something to announce in the near future," a spokeswoman said in response to queries. While Canada has a rich technology scene, it has long struggled to attract top caliber executives or provide the necessary environment to keep its highly skilled tech graduates from bolting south to California or New...

  • JERUSALEM, March 1- Israel's shekel has become more over-valued recently and does not reflect the real strength of the Israeli economy, the deputy central bank chief said in a Reuters interview. Against a basket of currencies of Israel's main trading partners the currency has risen more than 7 percent over the past year. Europe and the United States are Israel's...

  • "On one side of the balance are the lives and health of hundreds of thousands of citizens, men, women and children, Haifa residents and those who enter its gates to work, shop and be entertained, while on the other side are economic interests," said judge Tamar Sharon Natanel. The Haifa court stepped in and on Feb. 12 ruled the tank be shut down and emptied within 10 days.

  • *IAI boosting ties with India. BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel, March 1- State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries believes the need for a public share offer is becoming urgent as the country's largest defense contractor wants to make acquisitions abroad to enable it to better compete in foreign markets. The 64- year-old company, which helped pioneer the development...

  • Israeli soldiers march in front a Merkava tank

    Israel is home to two Upstart 25 cybersecurity companies founded by former Israeli Defense Forces members

  • Smoke rises after the the Israel staged an air-strike in Rafah, Gaza on February 27, 2017.

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  • JERUSALEM, Feb 27- Israel's Space Communications has begun operating a new communications satellite, Amos-7, it said on Monday, a major milestone after it lost two satellites in the past two years. Amos-7 will replace the aging Amos-2 and provide service to clients in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Israel's Eurocom Holdings owns 64 percent of Spacecom, whose...

  • JERUSALEM— Israel's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and otherwise promotes anti-Semitism. Yad Vashem's director of libraries Robert Rozett says he has dispatched a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offering his assistance to "curb the spread of...

  • TEL AVIV, Israel _ Bio Blast Pharma Ltd. on Friday reported a loss of $3.1 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Tel Aviv, Israel- based company said it had a loss of 19 cents. Keywords: Bio Blast Pharma, Earnings Report.

  • *Largest energy project in Israel's history. TEL AVIV, Feb 23- Developers of the Leviathan natural gas field have approved a $3.75 billion investment in the first phase of the largest energy project in Israel's history, they said on Thursday. Texas- based Noble Energy owns 39.7 percent of Leviathan, while Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration, subsidiaries of...

  • TEL AVIV, Feb 23- Developers of the Leviathan natural gas field said on Thursday they had approved a $3.75 billion final investment decision on the first phase of the largest energy project in Israel's history. Texas- based Noble Energy owns 39.7 percent of Leviathan, while Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration, subsidiaries of Israel's Delek Group, each hold...

  • JERUSALEM _ Mobileye NV on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $32.6 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Mobileye shares have increased 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (R), who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant in March 2016, is embraced by his mother Oshra (L) at the start of his sentencing hearing in a military court in Tel Aviv on February 21, 2017.

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  • Part of the Mobileye driving assist system is seen on the dashboard of a vehicle during a demonstration for the media in Jerusalem.

    The deal to crowdsource real-time data using vehicles equipped with Mobileye's technology is critical for enabling autonomous driving.

  • President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017.

    Trump has been confronted with a series of administrative crises while struggling to move the ball on key policy priorities, NBC News reports.

  • *U.S. is Israel's largest trading partner by country. TEL AVIV, Feb 21- Investors are betting heavily that Israeli defense and cyber-security firms will reap a windfall from President Donald Trump's big U.S. spending plans, although likely benefits for the wider economy remain like the man himself- hard to predict. But in Israel, hopes are high for stronger...

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre R) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong (C) inspect the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017.

    During a visit to Singapore, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that his country was pursuing greater ties across Asia.

  • Israel faces up to 2 million cyberattacks each day

    Isaac Ben-Israel, director of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, talks about the cybersecurity frameworks in place in Israel.

  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the Maghain Aboth Synagogue in Singapore on February 20, 2017.

    In the first visit to Singapore by an Israeli head of state in 30 years, Netanyahu Monday called for greater diversity and tolerance.

  • Personetics, which has offices in New York, London and Tel Aviv, creates "chatbots" that can respond to customer questions through popular messaging platforms like Facebook Inc's Messenger. The division was initially allocated $100 million to invest but was given an extra $100 million in July. It has backed more than a dozen companies so far, including automated...