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Google Set To Buy Israeli Startup Waze for $1 Billion

By Haaretz

Google is set to acquire Israeli startup Waze, which created an extensive navigation app. The sale will go through for more than $1 billion.Read More


Richard Falk, U.N. Rapporteur on Palestinian Rights, Calls for Close of UN Watch

By JTA

Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, called on the U.N. Human Rights Council to shut down the watchdog organization UN Watch.Read More


Knesset Panel Finds 'Serious Failure' in Handling and Recruitment of Prisoner X

By Haaretz

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee has determined that the process of recruiting Ben Zygier to the Mossad, as well as the course of his handling in the organization, constituted a “serious systemic failure,” according to an MK involved in the draft copy of the panel’s report. The MK spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject.Read More


Iran and Arab Allies Up Cyber Attacks on Israel, Says Netanyahu

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran and its Palestinian and Lebanese allies on Sunday of carrying out “non-stop” cyber attacks on major computer systems in his country.Read More


Peres Center To Reimburse JNF for $500K Clinton Speech After Public Outcry

By Haaretz/Shuki Sadeh

In the wake of the public outcry surrounding the payment for former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s speech, which compelled the Jewish National Fund to withdraw its financial support for the lecture, the Peres Academic Center announced Sunday it would raise the requisite funds.Read More


Israel Aims To Stay Out of Syria Conflict, Despite Golan Friction

By Reuters

Israel aims to stay out of Syria’s civil war, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, despite violence eroding security on the Golan Heights border area.Read More


Netanyahu Disavows Claim from Cabinet Minister That Israel Opposes Two States

By JTA

Israel’s prime minister said he would work with John Kerry to advance peace talks with the Palestinians, following a government official’s assertion that the ruling coalition opposes a two-state solution.Read More


Jewishly-Connected Cory Booker To Run For Frank Lautenberg's Open Senate Seat

By Seth Berkman

Newark mayor Cory Booker, who has close ties to the Jewish community, announced on Saturday that he will run for Frank Lautenberg’s senate seat.Read More


Israel Threatened To Attack Assad Troops Along Syria-Israel Border

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said at a closed emergency session of the UN Security Council on Friday night that Israel threatened to attack President Bashar Assad’s troops near the border with Syria, during clashes Thursday between rebels and the Assad regime.Read More


What Was the Israeli Involvement in Collecting Communications Intel for NSA?

By Haaretz

Were Israeli companies Verint and Narus the ones that collected information from the U.S. communications network for the National Security Agency?Read More


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