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Israel privatising, consolidating defence sector

Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems (ESLT.TA) said on Sunday it completed a $500 million deal to buy state-owned rival IMI Systems after receiving government approval for the privatization of IMI last week. Elbit (ESLT.O) paid $495 million for IMI, with an additional payment of $27 million contingent on IMI meeting …

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Airbnb to boycott Israeli settlement development

Home-renting company Airbnb Inc <AirBnB Inc> said on Monday it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a “wretched capitulation” to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace. The decision, affecting some 200 listings, would take effect in the coming days, Airbnb said. Israel captured the West Bank in a 1967 …

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SUMMARY, ANALYSIS, PUBLICATIONS, AND ARTICLES

Think Tanks Activity Summary (For further details, scroll down to the PUBLICATIONS section) The American Foreign Policy Council looks at Trump’s Iran policy.  They note, “Even more important, however, is the current tug-of-war taking place over Iran’s banking sector. The Nov. 7 sanctions round is aimed in large part at …

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Israeli colonel killed in botched Gaza raid

The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Monday after a botched Israeli undercover operation in the Gaza Strip led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander, six other Palestinian militants and an Israeli colonel. Palestinians fired 17 rockets into southern Israel late on Sunday in response to the incursion and air …

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Qatar pays out Gaza civil servants

A $15 million Qatari cash infusion was paid out to impoverished Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, offering the enclave’s dominant Hamas Islamists a potential domestic reprieve though Israel said the money would not go to them. Hamas’s political rival based in the West Bank, Palestinian President …

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A Hardest Slap ever to the American Administration and the Israeli Government as the Jerusalemites Boycott the Municipal Elections in Jerusalem

Member of the PLO Executive Committee, and the DFLP’s Political Bureau, Tayseer Khaled saluted the Palestinian Jerusalemites, as they have boycotted the municipal elections in the occupied East Jerusalem, which emphasizes their solid position on the city despite all the maneuvers exerted by the Israel Government and the occupation Municipality …

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Israel falsifies Palestinian curriculum in al-Quds schools: Education minister

The Palestinian Authority (PA) says Israel doctors the Palestinian curriculum in schools in the occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds. Education Minister Sabri Sidem said “the Israeli authorities printed distorted copies of the Palestinian curriculum and distributed them to the schools supervised by the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem” al-Quds, London-headquartered website …

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A Palestinian-American billionaire building a $1.4 billion city in Palestine says it’s a ‘golden opportunity’ to build a ‘model state’ for the Middle East

Palestinian-American billionaire developer Bashar al-Masri is the brains behind Rawabi, a $1.4 billion planned city of 40,000 in the West Bank, the territory home to 2.6 million Palestinians. Rawabi is the first planned city in the West Bank built by and for Palestinians. With a price tag of $1.4 billion, it is …

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Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease

Jordan says it plans to end a lease of two areas of land to Israel that was agreed in annexes to the 1994 peace treaty between the two countries. The areas are Naharayim in the north and Tzofar in the south, known as Baqura and Ghamr in Arabic. The lease …

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Israeli jets pound Gaza after rocket fire

Israeli jets struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday after a rocket fired by Palestinians struck a house in the southern occupied city of Beersheba, the Israeli military said. Residents in the Gaza Strip said jets had targeted eight locations. The military said another rocket had been launched …

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The Woman Who Could Be Israel’s Next Leader

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fond of showing his visitors an ancient seal unearthed in Jerusalem, thought to date back more than 2,700 years. Its inscription is similar to the prime minister’s family name—proof of the historic bond between the Jewish people and their land, and perhaps (one might …

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Palestinian academic calls for boycott of Israel

If the international community takes a common stance against Israel, it cannot continue blatant killings in Palestine, a Palestinian academic said on Saturday, Anadolu reports. Speaking at the “Palestine: Facing New Challenges, Preparing for Future” session on the second day of Muslim Future Thinkers Forum at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul, Sami …

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Will Israel and Iran go to war in Syria?

Israel was dealt a bad hand when it comes to regional security, and Syria is the latest—and trickiest—card in the deck. On the one hand, the weakness of the Bashar al-Assad regime diminishes a leader whose country has never reconciled its past conflicts and territorial disputes with Israel and often …

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Turkey steps up ties with Palestinian Authority

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Turkey are boosting their ties in economic, investment and educational sectors, despite Turkey’s close relations with the rival Hamas movement. This raises a question about how Ankara will balance dealing with both parties. The Palestinian government approved Sept. 12 an agreement designed to encourage Turkish …

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Why are Americans giving almost four billion dollars of their money each year to a prosperous state such as Israel?

By Mohamed Mohamed*   From presidents Truman to Trump, US administrations have never actually been an “honest broker” of peace between Palestinians and Israelis, regardless of all the rhetoric and official positions. On the contrary, the US has provided tremendous diplomatic, economic, and military support to Israel ever since its creation …

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Israel vs Iran: Netanyahu lobs nuclear claim — again

Clandestine nuclear dumping. Concealing atomic material near a rug-cleaning plant. Lying to international partners. Accusing Iran of all of the above, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu fired a new salvo Thursday in his campaign to prove that Tehran can’t be trusted and poses a massive threat to international security. In response, …

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