September 17, 2019

2,000-year-old Roman war arrow discovered in N. Israel

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From China.org Israeli archaeologists found a nearly 2,000-year-old Roman arrow in northern Israel, the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee said on Sunday. According to the researchers, the arrow was fired in the year 67 AD from a Roman military shooting device (catapult) during the Roman siege of the city of Yodfat. Earlier that […]

VC Lior Susan has a big idea that seems to be working: building next-generation industrial companies

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By Connie Loizos From TechCrunch Many investors in Silicon Valley are waiting for the next big platform. That’s fine with Lior Susan,  a former Flex exec who in 2015 co-founded Eclipse Ventures with the legendary venture capitalist Pierre Lamond, long of Sequoia Capital. The duo, along with a team that has now grown to 13 people — happen to […]

Hostilities flare up as rockets hit Israel from Gaza

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From BBC Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, the army says, prompting air strikes and tank fire on the Palestinian territory. Three Israelis were wounded by the rockets. Israeli fire killed three Palestinians, including a mother and her baby daughter, Gaza officials say. Four Palestinians, including two Hamas […]

Ilhan Omar: The 9/11 row embroiling the US congresswoman

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From BBC A Democratic congresswoman says she will not be silenced after facing a barrage of criticism over comments she made about the 9/11 attacks – including from Donald Trump. The US president tweeted “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” alongside a video showing footage of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks spliced with a speech by Representative […]

Foreign investments in Israel jumped 30% from 2015 to 2017

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From Israel hayom 2017 saw investment by foreign residents and companies in Israeli ventures totaling $129.1 billion, more than 20% more than in 2016 and a 30% increase compared to 2015 • The U.S. was the leading foreign investor, followed by the Netherlands. Intel is a major investor in Israel’s high-tech sector | Photo: Noam […]

Destinations of the week

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The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019 – Part 1 By Janaki Jitchotvisut from Business Insider Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations. Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you. Unique architecture, […]

What rise of Jeremy Corbyn means for the Middle East

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By Martin Newland From Asia Times It is impossible to predict with any accuracy the political, economic and social developments in Brexit Britain over the course of this year. But whatever happens, there will be repercussions for the Middle East. It would do the region well to understand what they might be. Britain will emerge […]

UK: Jeremy Corbyn promises to ‘recognize Palestinian state as soon as we take office’

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From PressTV British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to recognize Palestinian state as soon as his party takes office in case of winning upcoming elections “In order to help make the two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office,” Corbyn said on Wednesday afternoon at […]

Report: Believed site of Water-to-Wine Miracle unearthed

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax A tunnel network unearthed in Israel could be the site where Christians believe Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported Thursday. For hundreds of years, pilgrims have believed the site of the wedding miracle to be Kafr Kanna, a town in northern Israel, […]

Cayman Islands Tax Haven is third-largest foreign investor in Israel

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From Newsweek The Cayman Islands is the third-largest foreign investor in Israel, according to government data surfaced Monday by an Israeli news site. The data once more raised questions about the origin of the funds driving Israel’s burgeoning startup and tech industries. Israeli technology news website CTech analyzed figures published in March by the Israel […]