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Defense Ministry: Israel’s Total 2016 New Defense Exports $6.5 Billion

This is an increase of $800 million (+14%) from the previous year.

Bloomberg: Intel Investments Critical in Israeli Economy’s Unprecedented Growth Spurt

Intel exported $3.35 billion in products from Israel in 2016, accounting for about 10% of the country's hi-tech exports.

Update: US Enacts Carry-on Ban at 10 International Airports, Citing Terror Alerts

Many travelers take these items with them as carry-ons due to fears they may be stolen at some point in the baggage handling process.

Liberman Declares ‘Palestinian National Fund’ a Terrorist Organization

The fund is headed by Ramzi Elias Yousef Khouri, a senior PLO official who is close to senior Palestinian Authority leaders.

Trump Cuts State Dept. Budget by 28%, Israel’s Share Intact

Trump originally wanted a 37% reduction in the State Department's budget, but gave in to pressure from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Report: Hezbollah in Severe Financial Crisis

The crisis is the result of the reduction in Iranian financial aid to the group, at the height of its ambitious involvement in numerous regional conflicts, from Syria to Iraq, Yemen, and Bahrain.

BDS Leader Barred From Entering Israel

Palestine Solidarity Campaign is the "leading delegitimizing organization in the UK and one of the largest in all of Europe."
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Biggest Deal in Israeli Hi-Tech History: Intel Buys Mobileye for $15 Billion

In January 2017, Mobileye, BMW and Intel announced they were developing a test fleet of autonomous vehicles that would be on the road in the second half of 2017.

Israel Wants Cannabis Export, Licenses 40 Farms

A year ago, Health Minister Jacob Litzmann (UTJ) objected on moral grounds to exporting cannabis, but he appears to have changed his mind and voted to approve the new proposed legislation.

Education Secretary Praises Agudath Israel on Fight for Private Schools’ Public Funding

Agudath Israel of America endorsed President Trump's choice for Education Secretary, and urged its members to lobby the Senate in favor of her confirmation.

Swiss Government to De-Fund BDS in Israel, Palestinian Authority

Swiss lawmakers send about one million Swiss francs each year to an anti-Israel umbrella organization in Ramallah.

5th on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index Mark Zuckerberg Richest Living Jew

Philanthropist kingmaker casino magnate Sheldon Adelson ranks 24th on Bloomberg's list, with $28.4 billion.

Iran Atomic Energy Chief: We’re Buying 950 Tons of Yellowcake from Kazakhstan

Salehi quoted historian Arnold Toynbee, who predicted that if the Islamic people were freed from their shackles, the world would see the emergence of a civilization which would challenge the West.

Tech Investment in Israel Outstrips All of Europe

“Israel is hotter than ever... $4.8 billion was invested in Israeli technology companies last year, of which 85 percent came from abroad."

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