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  • TEL AVIV, Nov 20- Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems reported a 4 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Tuesday, boosted by higher sales in North America and Asia as well as its acquisition of U.S.-based Universal Avionics Systems Corp.. Machlis also said Elbit's acquisition of state-owned rival IMI Systems is expected to be completed in the coming days...

  • *Defence chief's resignation over Gaza triggered crisis. JERUSALEM, Nov 18- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead and hinting at future Israeli military action against its enemies. That put the fate of Netanyahu's coalition at the mercy of its...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during an inauguration ceremony for a fortified emergency room at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, southern Israel, February 20, 2018.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a televised statement on Sunday after making a last-ditch effort to avoid the collapse of a coalition government .

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 18- Amir Yaron, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, looks set to be the next governor of Israel's central bank after the Israeli cabinet approved his nomination on Sunday. The economist is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's choice for the post and would succeed Karnit Flug, whose five-year term ended last week.

  • *Iran says will sell oil in breach of curbs. *Iran holds air defence drills. WASHINGTON/ DUBAI, Nov 5- The United States imposed strict sanctions on Iran on Monday and threatened more action to stop Tehran pursuing "outlaw" policies, steps the Islamic Republic condemned as economic warfare and vowed to defy.

  • *Iran says will sell oil in breach of curbs. *Iran holds air defence drills. WASHINGTON/ DUBAI, Nov 5- The United States announced a new raft of sanctions on Iran on Monday and threatened further action to pressure its old adversary, steps the Islamic Republic condemned as "economic war" and vowed to defy.

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 30- Boeing has agreed to spend billions of dollars in Israel over the coming decade if it wins major defence contracts, Israel's Economy Ministry said on Tuesday. Boeing is competing in Israel for a number of key Defence Ministry contracts, including the purchase of additional F-15 aircraft, fueling planes and a squadron of transport helicopters,...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin praised investment opportunities in Israel on Sunday and said Washington would increase its participation in infrastructure projects there. "We have a very important relationship with Israel. Israel and the United States have strong trade and business ties, particularly in the high-tech sector.

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 15- After 25 years of mainly targeting consumer inflation, the Bank of Israel is expected to focus more on asset prices once U.S.-based academic Amir Yaron becomes its new governor, and economists suspect he may be more hawkish than his predecessor. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon last week nominated Yaron, an...

  • A undated photo obtained on September 18, 2018 shows a Russian IL-20M (Ilyushin 20m) aircraft landing at an unknown location. - Russia blamed Israel on September 18, 2018 for the loss of a military IL-20M jet to Syrian fire, which killed all 15 servicemen on board, and threatened a response. 

    The Russian defense ministry blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria.

  • *Rates decision at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. JERUSALEM, Aug 28- The Bank of Israel is expected to leave short-term interest rates unchanged again this week, with markets seeking clues as to when rates will start to rise. All 10 economists in a Reuters poll said the central bank would keep its benchmark rate at 0.1 percent-- where it has stood since February 2015-- when the...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Aug 23- British Airways and Air France said on Thursday they would halt flights to Iran from September for business reasons, months after U.S. BA, which is owned by Spanish-registered IAG, said its last outbound flight from London to Tehran will be on Sept. 22 and the last inbound flight from Tehran will be on Sept. 23. Air France will stop flights from...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Aug 23- British Airways and Air France said on Thursday they would halt flights to Iran from September for business reasons, months after U.S. BA, which is owned by Spanish-registered IAG, said its last outbound flight from London to Tehran will be on Sept. 22 and the last inbound flight from Tehran will be on Sept. 23. The EU, which is working to maintain...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 21- Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley startup Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content. A statement by Israel's Health Ministry said the Juul device was banned because it contains nicotine at a concentration higher than 20 milligrams per milliliter and poses "a...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 14- Israel's central bank governor may be appointed only after the next national election, due in 2019, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Tuesday. An Israeli government official said on Monday that Mario Blejer, a former head of Argentina's central bank, was being considered by Kahlon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a possible...

  • *Israeli minister says Israel not eager for new Gaza war. GAZA/ SDEROT, Israel, Aug 9- Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza on Wednesday night and early Thursday, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict.

  • President Donald Trump speaks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2018, in Washington, DC. 

    Trump said the re-imposition of sanctions mean, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States."

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies. But the U.S. government has not clearly defined its desired end state for its Iran policy or outlined a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies. But the U.S. government has not clearly defined its desired end state for its Iran policy or outlined a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- President Donald Trump's offer of dialog with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies. But the U.S. government has not clearly defined its desired end state for its Iran policy or outlined a...