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Trucks run past Teva Pharmaceutical Logistic Center in the town of Shoam, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Israeli drug maker in uproar over planned layoffs

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the world’s leading maker of generic drugs, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a huge source of pride for Israel. Now, following an announcement of planned layoffs and revelations it enjoys sweeping […]

10/16/2013

Tami Warshel kisses her husband, University of Southern California Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arieh Warshel after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. As a small country that takes special pride in the achievements of its best and brightest, Israelis were delighted with word that two of their own, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel, had won this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry. But the celebration was tempered by a single fact: the duo left Israel long ago for greater opportunities in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Israeli ex-pats’ Nobel win highlights brain drain

JERUSALEM (AP) — As a small country that takes special pride in the achievements of its best and brightest, Israelis were delighted that two of their own won this year’s Nobel Prize for chemistry. But […]

10/12/2013

Stone age recycling cave at the north of Israel next to the city of Zichron Yaakov. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Cavemen were recyclers, too

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — If you thought recycling was just a modern phenomenon championed by environmentalists and concerned urbanites — think again. There is mounting evidence that hundreds of thousands of years ago, our […]

10/11/2013

A damaged grave after a vandal attack is shown in the Protestant Cemetery of Mt. Zion, Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Attack on Jerusalem graves unnerves Christians

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian leaders in Israel are up in arms over what they say is a string of relentless attacks on church properties and religious sites — most recently the desecration of a historic […]

10/09/2013

US and Israel flags

Israel: No dispute over Iran timeframe

JERUSALEM (AP) – An Israeli official says Jerusalem and Washington are on the same page regarding the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons His comments came Saturday night after President Barack Obama told […]

10/05/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Gombert,Pool)

Netanyahu: Israel won’t let Iran get nuclear arms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel’s prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone, and he dismissed the Iranian president’s “charm offensive” […]

10/01/2013

Joe Biden

Iran sanctions most effective in history

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden says U.S.-led sanctions against Iran have been the most effective sanctions regime ever. Biden says Iran has a choice. He says Iran can suffer deepening economic sanctions or […]

09/30/2013

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Israel army shoots 2 Palestinians on Gaza border

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli military says its soldiers have shot two Palestinians who tampered with the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The military said the Palestinians approached the fence on Monday […]

09/30/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo)

Obama meeting with Netanyahu, Iran likely topic

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at a time that the three-decade estrangement between the United States and Iran may be nearing an end. Netanyahu arrived at […]

09/30/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Kerry in Israel to discuss Syria arms deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — A day after sealing a deal with Russia on securing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the agreement. […]

09/15/2013

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men participate in a Tashlich ceremony at the Mediterranean sea, in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Tashlich, which means 'to cast away' in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which start on Friday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel ushers in solemn Jewish holiday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis ushered in the holiest day of the Jewish calendar at sundown Friday as the entire country ground almost to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism’s day of atonement, observed with a […]

09/13/2013

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Mayor says Jerusalem can’t be split

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem’s mayor presides over perhaps the most complicated city in the world: deeply divided between Arab and Jew, religious and secular, rich and poor, and claimed as a capital by both Israelis […]

09/03/2013

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