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A female Israeli combat soldier proudly models for weapons companies

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A female Israeli combat soldier proudly models for weapons companies


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Settlers to Netanyahu: Prevent next terror attack with new security plan

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Settlers to Netanyahu: Prevent next terror attack with new security plan


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After Raqa, what's next for the US military in Syria

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After Raqa, what's next for the US military in Syria


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US-backed Syrian fighters clear remnants in war-ravaged Raqqa

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US-backed Syrian fighters clear remnants in war-ravaged Raqqa


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As new homes okayed, EU says settlements undermining peace efforts

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Nvidia chief sees advent of robot taxis as soon as 2020

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  • Settlers to Netanyahu: Prevent next terror attack with new security plan
    Settlers to Netanyahu: Prevent next terror attack with new security plan

    , jpost.com

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must endorse and fund a new security plan for West Bank roads and communities, settlers and terrorism victims said Wednesday as they staged a small protest in Jerusalem.“I am determined to prevent the next terrorist attack,” said Hadas Mizrahi, whose husband Baruch was killed in 2014 just before Passover when a Palestinian terrorist shot at his car with an automatic weapon on Route 35 near the Tarkumiya checkpoint
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    Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Terrorist |  Terrorist attacks | 
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Politics & Government

  • Netanyahu discusses Iran and Syria in phone call with Putin
    Netanyahu discusses Iran and Syria in phone call with Putin

    , jpost.com

    MOSCOW - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the Iran nuclear program, in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin the Kremlin said on Wednesday. The two leaders also discussed the situation in Syria and the referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan, the Kremlin said in a statement.
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Sports

  • Casspi debuts with defending champs Golden State for 500th career NBA game
    Casspi debuts with defending champs Golden State for 500th career NBA game

    , timesofisrael.com

    Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi and his Golden State Warriors both came up short of big expectations as the NBA season tipped off Tuesday, with the defending champions falling to the Houston Rockets 122-121. Yavne-native Casspi, battling a mild right ankle sprain, scored two points and nabbed one rebound in four minutes on the floor off the bench. His debut with the Warriors, the sixth NBA team Casspi has played for, was the 500th career start for the forward, who became the first Israeli ever to make it to the top US basketball league
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Business

  • Damac net profit clocks in at Dh2.3 billion, while sales gain 13% to Dh6b
    Damac net profit clocks in at Dh2.3 billion, while sales gain 13% to Dh6b

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Revenues came in higher for Damac Properties at Dh5.8 billion in the first nine months, against Dh5.12 billion a year ago, but net profit took in a decline to Dh2.3 billion from Dh2.84 billion. Gross profit was at Dh2.9 billion. But there were enough signs of a strong and sustainable income flow for the medium-term, with booked sales at the end of nine months at Dh6 billion, a sharp 13 per cent gain over the comparable 2016 number
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Society & Culture

  • As new homes okayed, EU says settlements undermining peace efforts
    As new homes okayed, EU says settlements undermining peace efforts

    , timesofisrael.com

    The European Union Wednesday warned Israel that continued building in the West Bank is endangering efforts to renew peace talks with the Palestinians, as Israel advanced over 2,000 homes in a two-day blitz of approvals. “The European Union has requested clarifications from Israeli authorities and conveyed the expectation that they reconsider these decisions, which are detrimental to ongoing efforts towards meaningful peace talks,” a statement said
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    Tags: Social Issues |  Peace | 
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Asha Bhosle and Javed Ali in Dubai concert
    Asha Bhosle and Javed Ali in Dubai concert

    , gulfnews.com

    Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, who has thrived in Bollywood for over six decades with numerous hits, will perform in Dubai on November 3 at the Sheikh Rashid Hall at the World Trade Centre. The Dum Maaro Dum singer, who was honoured with the Dubai International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, is known for her timeless melodies including Yeh Mera Dil and Dil Cheez Kya Hai
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Education

  • Looming teachers strike could affect some 50,000 Israeli students
    Looming teachers strike could affect some 50,000 Israeli students

    , jpost.com

    The Council for Higher education said in a statement: “During the course of this year, the Planning and Budgeting Committee as well as the Finance Ministry have invested considerable efforts in moving forward with negotiations to draw up a new agreement between the Committee of College Heads and representatives from the academic colleges’ senior staff. However, the parties involved have not yet reached an agreement on the issues involved
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Law & Crime

  • Teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Romania
    Teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Romania

    , timesofisrael.com

    Police in Romania arrested three teenagers accused of destroying 10 headstones at a Jewish cemetery. The incident occurred over the weekend, police said in a statement Monday about the arrests near the northern city of Reghin, located 200 miles north of Bucharest, the capital. The suspects allegedly smashed the headstones and drew a swastika on two gates, though police said the swastikas may have been painted on the gates months ago, the Agepres news website reported
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Life & Style

  • Cancer rates for men down in Israel, but not for women
    Cancer rates for men down in Israel, but not for women

    , timesofisrael.com

    The number of men suffering from cancer in Israel has dropped in recent years and is now lower than the rate for of women, with newly released data attributing it to a dramatic reduction in colon and prostate cancers. For the past quarter century, female cancer rates have remained steady at 275 cases per 100,000, with breast cancer constituting a third of those cases, followed by lung and colon cancer, the Haaretz newspaper reported Wednesday
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