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January 15, 2019 6:34 PM Jewish groups condemn Rashida Tlaib over ties to radical pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been condemned after hosting a private celebratory dinner on Saturday featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists, said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe. Over the weekend, Tlaib came under fire for her ties to radical 1476

January 11, 2019 11:15 PM Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian state news agency said Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles toward the Damascus area on Friday, triggering Syrian air defense that shot down most of them. “The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport,” the SANA news agency cited a military source as saying 88

January 9, 2019 1:31 PM Israeli high-tech firms raised record $6.47 billion in 2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli private high-tech companies raised a record $6.47 billion in 2018, up 17 percent from 2017, the Israel Venture Capital Research Center and ZAG law firm said on Wednesday. In the fourth quarter high-tech firms raised a record $1.82 billion, up 8 percent from the third quarter, the IVC-Zag report showed. “Most of the capital 120

January 7, 2019 2:20 PM Hill-Rom, Wells Fargo's VC invest in Israel's EarlySense

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - EarlySense, an Israeli maker of medical monitoring systems, said on Monday it raised $39 million in financing led by medical technology firm Hill-Rom and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, the venture capital arm of Wells Fargo & Co. Other new investors include BlueRed Capital, Israel Innovation Fund, Argos Capital and Hotung Capital 91

January 7, 2019 5:50 AM Israeli military strikes Gaza after overnight rocket fire

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military has struck Hamas sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel. The military says it targeted a militant camp in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday. It followed an overnight rocket attack toward the city of Ashkelon. The rocket was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defense system. There were no reported injuries 93

January 5, 2019 4:22 PM Hamas arrests Gaza men suspected of attacking Abbas's TV station

GAZA (Reuters) - Gaza authorities arrested five Palestinians on Saturday on suspicion of ransacking the offices of President Mahmoud Abbas’s official Palestine Television station, Hamas’s interior ministry said. On Friday, assailants destroyed cameras, editing and broadcasting equipment in the Gaza office of the station, part of the Palestinian Broadcast 82

January 4, 2019 10:48 AM Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's Fortunes

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement in December that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria came at a time when Washington seemed to finally be developing a strategy to tackle the Syrian conflict that went beyond prioritizing fighting ISIS. It was not Syria that was the focus of this new strategy; it was Iran. While former President Barack 77

January 3, 2019 8:36 PM Brazil wants to move its Israel embassy, but no date yet: presidential aide

BRASILIA (Reuters) - There is still no date set for when Brazil will move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but there is a clear intention to do so, the national security adviser to newly inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday. Speaking in the capital Brasilia, retired army general Augusto Heleno said there were, however 74

January 3, 2019 2:33 AM Teva, Amgen end dispute over generic Cinacalcet HCl tablets

(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA) said on Thursday it will pay an undisclosed amount to settle an ongoing dispute with Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) over its generic Cinacalcet HCl product. The Israel-based drugmaker has also agreed to stop selling the generic product until its license date in mid-year 2021, or earlier under certain circumstances 59

January 2, 2019 7:36 AM Playtech to pay 28 million euros after Israeli tax audit

(Reuters) - Gambling software company Playtech will pay 28 million euros ($32.16 million) under a settlement with Israeli tax authorities following an audit of its accounts for the years from 2008 to 2017, the company said on Wednesday. Playtech, which warned last month that an Italian gambling tax law change would hurt 2019 adjusted core earnings, said no penalties 91