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  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior U.S. officials said on Sunday. The participants in the June 25-26 conference in Manama, the first...

  • TEL AVIV, May 15- Israeli chip manufacturer TowerJazz reported on Wednesday lower first quarter net profit although it still matched estimates, as weakness in the data center market weighed on revenue. TowerJazz, which specializes in analog chips used in cars, medical sensors and power management, posted fully diluted earnings per share excluding one-time...

  • Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on May 05, 2019.

    Palestinian officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel on Monday to end a recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the press before the UN General Assembly on Sept. 18, 2017, in New York.

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States fully supported Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza.

  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman sits next to White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner as he speaks during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

    White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said Thursday the Middle East peace proposal he is working on would be a "good starting point" to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • JERUSALEM, May 1- E-commerce giant Amazon has reached out to Israeli retailers to enable them to sell directly to customers in Israel using its online platform. Amazon sent a letter to a select number of Israeli retailers inviting them to join its local delivery programme that allows firms to use their current Amazon.com seller account to fulfil orders...

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is pictured during a news conference held with German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (not in the picture) at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on June 27, 2017.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a conflict.

  • Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during his meeting with students in Tehran, Iran on October 18, 2017.

    Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the group a foreign terrorist organisation.

  • *Airbnb had intended to remove entries from West Bank settlements. JERUSALEM, April 10- Airbnb's decision not to go ahead with excluding Jewish settlements in the West Bank from its accommodation listings Palestinian condemnation on Wednesday and accusations that it was helping to perpetuate Israeli occupation. Heeding calls from Palestinians who want...

  • JERUSALEM/NEW YORK, April 9- Airbnb said on Tuesday it would not implement a planned delisting of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and would donate proceeds from any bookings in the territory to international humanitarian aid organizations. Heeding calls from Palestinians who want the West Bank for a future state, Airbnb had said in November it...

  • JERUSALEM, April 9- Airbnb said on Tuesday that it would not implement the planned delisting of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, but added that the company would donate proceeds from such bookings to international humanitarian aid organisations. Heeding calls from Palestinians who want the West Bank for a future state, Airbnb had said in...

  • JERUSALEM, April 9- Voters in Israel's election who are blind and visually impaired cast their ballots unassisted on Tuesday thanks to a local invention that "read" the options out loud for them. "It is probably the first opportunity for people with vision impairment to basically vote independently and without the assistance of anyone so they can choose whoever...

  • ISTANBUL, April 8- The Turkish lira weakened more than 1 percent against the dollar on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan kept up pressure for a recount of local elections in the largest city Istanbul. The lira has been pressured by initial results showing Erdogan's AK Party narrowly lost control of both Ankara and Istanbul to main opposition party CHP.

  • A ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stands behind a voting booth in Jerusalem.

    In every Israeli election since 1948, the top issue has been security. But the economy has become a major focus for voters as they head to the polls on Tuesday.

  • *Rate decision at 4 p.m. on Monday. JERUSALEM, April 4- Israel's central bank is expected to leave short-term interest rates unchanged next week for a third straight meeting given tame inflation and warnings of possible slower economic growth ahead. All 13 economists in a Reuters poll said policymakers would leave the Bank of Israel's benchmark rate at 0.25...

  • *Isracard is Israel's largest credit card issuer. TEL AVIV, April 4- Israel's Bank Hapoalim has taken a further step in the planned flotation of its Isracard credit card unit by selling a 58.25 percent stake to institutional investors ahead of the planned sale next week to the general public. Hapoalim said on Thursday the shares were sold for 1.6 billion shekels,...

  • JERUSALEM/ BRASILIA, April 1- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, accompanied by Israel's prime minister, visited Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday as the Palestinians considered recalling their ambassador in Brasilia over a new trade mission to Israel in the holy city. Israel has long considered all of Jerusalem as its eternal, indivisible capital, while...

  • BRASILIA, April 1- The Palestinian ambassador to Brazil said on Monday he may be recalled home after right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's new government said it will open a trade mission to Israel in Jerusalem. It stopped short of following the United States with a full embassy move to the contested city of Jerusalem, as Bolsonaro had suggested in...

  • BRASILIA, March 28- Brazil's president, economy minister and speaker of the lower house of Congress patched things up publicly on Thursday, trying to move past days of finger pointing to focus on passing a thorny pension reform to save the country's public finances. Brazil's benchmark stock index jumped 2.7 percent on the peace signs and the local currency...

  • *Sees 2019 net profit at 900 million to 1 billion shekels. JERUSALEM, March 27- Bezeq Israel Telecom on Thursday reported a large fourth-quarter net loss, hurt by a write-down at its TV business, and said it would cancel its dividend policy and look at raising 2 billion shekels from investors. Israel's largest telecoms group also said it was in talks with the...