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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas (left) and P.A. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government at the P.A.'s headquarters in Ramallah, April 13, 2019. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Palestinian premier: ‘If ICC indicts Israel, we can take US firms to court’

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Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said last week that an indictment of Israel by the International Criminal Court would open the door to U.S. companies and organizations being hauled before the court. It...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu samples meat produced by Aleph Farms on Dec. 7, 2020. Credit: GPO/Koby Gidon.

Israeli startup’s sustainable, slaughter-free meat now on the menu in Brazil

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An Israeli startup that seeks to disrupt the global meat industry has partnered with a Brazilian meat and food corporation to bring its lab-grown, slaughter-free meat to Brazilian tables. Rehovot-based Aleph Farms announced Thursday that it had...
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his family on Jan. 31, 2019. Credit: Voice of America/Wikimedia Commons.

‘Iran is a main destination for uranium smuggling from Venezuela’

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“It is public knowledge that several members of the military have been arrested after smuggling uranium from Venezuela, and we believe Iran is one of the main destinations,” said would-be Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó...
Flags of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Israel near Nariman Narimanov station in Baku, Azerbaijan. Oct. 6, 2020. Credit: Aykhan Zayedzadeh via Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli companies offer to help Azerbaijan rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh

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Israeli companies have offered the government in Baku assistance in rehabilitating the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Turkey Ibrahim Khazar told the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency. According to Aryeh Gut, an expert on Israel-Azerbaijan ties and the...
Meretz Party head Nitzan Horowitz participates in an event in Beersheva on Feb. 29, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Meretz leader justifies ICC probe of alleged Israeli war crimes

Nitzan Horowitz, head of left-wing Israeli party Meretz, said on Saturday night that there “was room” for the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Israel for war crimes. In an interview with Channel 13‘s Ayala Hasson, Horowitz said,...

Verter fun der Vokh – International Women’s Day

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אַ‮ פֿרײלעכן‮ אינטערנאַציאָנאַלן‮ פֿרויענטאָג!‮ Happy International Women's Day! Today the world honors the achievements of women, who are leaders in the movements for social justice, climate change and equality in all parts of the world. Women...

Inertia Can Be A Painful Experience

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Inertia, when applied to humans, means that you continue indefinitely in whatever state of activity you're in. If you're in a state of rest, you continue in a state of rest. If you're mindlessly...