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Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds after intense fighting

“A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appeared to be holding on Saturday after a round of intense fighting which sparked fears of all-out war” writes Sherelle Jacobs for telegraph.co.uk. It was not clear if the ceasefire deal included an end to the burning kites and balloons which Palestinians have flown from Gaza into Israel in recent weeks.Israel did not publicly acknowledge the ceasefire but officials said a deal had been struck.While the ceasefire seemed to be holding, the border was not completely quiet. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Inside the Putin-Netanyahu-Trump deal on Syria

“Putin also talked about the Syria deal during his news conference with Trump, although few took note” writes Josh Rogin Is for washingtonpost.com. The United States and Russia have long been conducting parallel discussions on Syria, which is how the last cease-fire deal got struck.Administration sources, who admittedly have incomplete read-outs of exactly what happened inside the one-on-one Trump-Putin meeting, tell me that Trump is now fully on board with the Putin-Netanyahu deal over Syria.One thing we do know is that — post-summit — Trump now endorses a deal on…

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Peachtree City’s #2 cop surveys frontline law enforcement methods in Israel

“There is always more to learn in the ever-challenging world of law enforcement” writes Ben Nelms for thecitizen.com. Members of the 21-person delegation included senior law enforcement officials from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.Heaton said GILEE is a unique program that has had a major impact in the law enforcement community, both in Georgia and in the United States.Israeli law enforcement is also the recipient of significant technology, Dutton and Pye said. “Communication in general, including technology, is very robust,” said Dutton. Source: thecitizen.com Share This:

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Israel passes controversial ‘nation-state’ law that gives special status to Jews

“The new law promotes the development of Jewish communities, possibly aiding those who would seek to advance discriminatory land-allocation policies” writes David M for seattletimes.com. If the new law was meant to give expression to Israel’s national identity, it exposed and further divided an already fractured society.The basic laws legally supersede the Declaration of Independence and, unlike regular laws, have never been overturned by Israel’s Supreme Court.JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has long demanded that the Palestinians acknowledge his country’s existence as the “nation-state of the Jewish…

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Bank of Israel Deputy Governor: Cryptocurrency Can Assist the Monetary System

“Bit2c is an Israeli cryptocurrency exchange which offers trading with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, and Bitcoin Gold and has daily volumes of $118,636, according to coinmarketcap.com” reports financemagnates.com. She said that the government is working on cryptocurrency regulation.Heavy regulation is required for initial coin offerings and token generation events, sustainable regulation is required for cryptocurrency exchanges, while for pure blockchain technology no regulation is necessary. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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The ‘ultimate deal’? For Israel, maybe. We Palestinians will never accept it

“Simply put, any peace deal must be firmly rooted in international law and justice, while preserving dignity, freedom and human rights” writes Hanan Ashrawi for theguardian.com. President Donald Trump and his administration have been promising to announce what has been called, ironically, the “ultimate deal” for Israel and Palestine.The “ultimate deal” suffers from multiple fatal flaws and misconceptions that several successive US administrations have repeatedly failed to recognise. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Israel’s Elbit speeds up race to fly military drones in civil airspace

“They reached $525 million in 2016, accounting for 7 percent of Israel’s defense exports, defense ministry data show” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. REHOVOT, Israel (Reuters) – Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems on Thursday unveiled a 1.6 ton unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) designed to fly in airspace currently reserved for piloted civilian planes as a race heats up to deploy military drones outside combat zones. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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