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  • AnyVision, based outside Tel Aviv, has come under scrutiny following reports by Haaretz's TheMarker business newspaper and NBC News that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians who live in the occupied West Bank. AnyVision, which denied to NBC such use of its services, did not respond to a request for comment. M12, the venture fund of Redmond, Washington-...

  • TowerJazz, which makes analogue chips used in cars, medical sensors and power management, reported third-quarter earnings roughly in line with analysts forecasts, but also said fourth-quarter revenue would be in a range of 5% above or below $312 million. "Fourth quarter sales guidance slightly below expectations," said Credit Suisse analyst Quang Tung Le,...

  • JERUSALEM/NEW YORK, Nov 7- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Thursday expressed confidence in its ability to continue paying down its huge debt burden even if it is forced to pay billions of dollars to settle thousands of U.S. opioid lawsuits. Attorneys general of four U.S. states had agreed on a proposed settlement under which Israel- based Teva would...

  • Revenue fell 6% to $4.26 billion due to generic competition for its multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone and declines in sales in the United States, Russia and Japan, although it posted gains in some of its newly launched drugs. Analysts had forecast Israel- based Teva would earn 59 cents a share ex-items on revenue of $4.24 billion, according to I/B/E/S data from...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Facebook Inc on Tuesday sued Israeli cyber surveillance firm NSO Group, alleging it hacked users of its messaging platform WhatsApp earlier this year. The hacking spree targeted journalists, diplomats, human rights activists, political dissidents, senior government officials and others, Facebook said in its lawsuit, filed in U.S....

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Facebook Inc on Tuesday sued Israeli cyber surveillance firm NSO Group, alleging it hacked users of messaging platform WhatsApp earlier this year. The hacking spree targeted journalists, diplomats, human rights activists, senior government officials and others, Facebook said in its lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday he is open to loosening liquidity requirements for big banks to relieve possible cash crunches in short-term funding markets, Bloomberg reported. "The banks have raised an issue around intra-day liquidity, and that is something that makes sense for regulators to look at," Mnuchin told Bloomberg in an...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Oct 23- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's proposed $23 billion drug giveaway to settle thousands of U.S. opioid lawsuits will likely cost the company a fraction of that figure due to how it has valued those medicines, according to a Reuters review of pricing data and industry analysts. If based on the estimated cost to manufacture the drugs,...

  • LOD, Israel, Oct 23- British billionaire Richard Branson backed a second Brexit referendum on Wednesday in the belief that Britons would reverse a decision to leave the European Union. "If that happened we would see the pound roaring back up, we would see trade trying to get back to the levels before the last referendum, and it would be happier days all around," he told a...

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday, hours after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive on Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkey launched its assault against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria last week after President Donald Trump pulled a U.S. contingent out of the way,...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 16- Australia's government introduced legislation on Tuesday to ratify trade deals with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru, key planks of its push to boost the economy via new export opportunities for agriculture businesses. The government aims to push the trade deal legislation, which will remove many of the tariffs that have hindered two-way trade...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks after being tasked by President Reuven Rivlin (not in frame) with forming a new government, during a press conference in Jerusalem on September 25, 2019.

    Israel's inconclusive ballot in mid-September leaves no obvious path forward for the implementation of a U.S.-led peace plan.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 24- Israel's securities regulator said on Tuesday it was investigating Daniel Birnbaum, the chairman and former CEO of fizzy drink-machine maker SodaStream, on suspicion of insider trading prior to the company's purchase by PepsiCo last year. Birnbaum, who stepped down as CEO last month and then became SodaStream's chairman, was detained for...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech to supporters of his Likud party after polls closed in the Israeli parliamentary elections.

    Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday for a coalition with his strongest political rival, Benny Gantz, swiftly rebuffed.

  • Isrseli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu gives an announcement on September 10, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel.

    The ballot comes at a precarious time for the country's longest serving prime minister, with the right-wing incumbent facing formidable challenges.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Adam Neumann showed he can capitalize on troubled times a decade ago, tapping into demand for workspace by those forced out of jobs in the aftermath of the financial crisis to grow WeWork into a global brand commanding a $47 billion valuation. Yet his plans to take WeWork's corporate parent the We Company public have backfired, as his company...

  • TOKYO, Sept 11- Bond yields climbed and stock markets held steady on Wednesday, as hopes of easing U.S.- China tensions and diminished risk of a no-deal Brexit prompted traders to take profit before key central bank meetings. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4% to hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- week high. Japan's Nikkei average climbed 0.9%,...

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 10- The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surveillance scandals. Human rights group Amnesty International, which has asked Israel's government to revoke NSO's export license, was...

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    Elliptic on Wednesday said it raised $23 million in a funding round led by Japan's SBI Holdings to fuel an aggressive expansion into Asia.

  • Israeli soldiers stand guard in the northern Israeli town of Avivim, close to the border with Lebanon, on September 2, 2019. -Israel and Hezbollah exchanged fire along the Lebanese border after a week of rising tensions, sparking fears of an escalation and prompting concern from world powers.

    Lebanon and its government are not to blame for Hezbollah and its recent attacks on Israeli territory, Lebanon's prime minister said Tuesday.