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Embattled Israeli drugmaker Teva fined for foreign bribes

Embattled Israeli drugmaker Teva fined for foreign bribesIsrael’s justice ministry said Monday it had fined pharmaceutical giant Teva $ 22 million for bribing foreign officials in a settlement that spares the company a potential criminal trial. The deal signed on Sunday comes a month after Teva announced plans to cut 14,000 jobs globally, triggering strikes in Israel and pressure from the government and the powerful Histadrut labour union. Israeli authorities had launched their own investigation “to examine the ramifications of the affair in Israel”, the ministry said.



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Embattled Israeli drugmaker Teva fined for foreign bribes

Embattled Israeli drugmaker Teva fined for foreign bribesIsrael’s justice ministry said Monday it had fined pharmaceutical giant Teva $ 22 million for bribing foreign officials in a settlement that spares the company a potential criminal trial. The deal signed on Sunday comes a month after Teva announced plans to cut 14,000 jobs globally, triggering strikes in Israel and pressure from the government and the powerful Histadrut labour union. Israeli authorities had launched their own investigation “to examine the ramifications of the affair in Israel”, the ministry said.



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Palestinians protesting U.S Jerusalem move clash with Israeli troops

Palestinians protesting U.S Jerusalem move clash with Israeli troopsHundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Friday in what they said was a protest against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Such clashes occur weekly, but tensions have risen following U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Dec. 6, which stirred anger across the Arab and Muslim world and concern among Washington’s European allies as well as Russia. The move was welcomed by Israel.



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Syria: Israeli missiles target Damascus military outposts

Syria: Israeli missiles target Damascus military outpostsDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's military accused Israel of launching missiles targeting its outposts near Damascus in a wave of three pre-dawn attacks Tuesday and claimed that the Syrian air force hit one of the Israeli jets and shot down several of the missiles.



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Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian army

Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian armyThe Israeli army overnight carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria, causing damage near a military position, the Syrian army said in a statement on Tuesday. Israel’s army has carried out several attacks on the Syrian army and its ally Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011. The Israeli air force carried out strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, causing the Syrian army to retaliate and “hit one of its planes”, the Syrian army said.



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Jared Kushner's company under renewed scrutiny over Chinese and Israeli deals

Jared Kushner's company under renewed scrutiny over Chinese and Israeli dealsLast year, the Guardian reported on an event staged by the Kushner family in China to woo wealthy investors into luxury developments. Jared Kushner’s business dealings are under renewed scrutiny amid reports that the US’s top financial watchdog is looking into an investment-for-visa program run by the Kushner family’s real estate company and questions have been raised about his business dealings in Israel.



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Netanyahu wishes success to Iran protesters, denies Israeli involvement

Netanyahu wishes success to Iran protesters, denies Israeli involvementIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Iranian anti-government protesters on Monday, while denying as “laughable” Tehran’s apparent accusations that Israel was behind the demonstrations. Five days of protests in Iran have posed the boldest challenge to its clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009. “I wish the Iranian people success in their noble quest for freedom,” Netanyahu said in a video posted on his Facebook page.



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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over JerusalemBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire.



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Man dies after attacking Israeli troops with a knife in deadly clashes over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Man dies after attacking Israeli troops with a knife in deadly clashes over Trump's Jerusalem decisionIsraeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. Medics said two protesters, one of them wheelchair-bound, were killed and 150 wounded. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire. One of the dead was a man who Israeli police troopers said was shot after he stabbed a member of their unit. Reuters witnesses said the Palestinian held a knife and wore what looked like a bomb belt. A Palestinian medic who helped evacuate the man for treatment said the belt was fake. Palestinians — and the wider Arab and Muslim world — were incensed at Trump's December 6 announcement, which reversed decades of U.S. policy reticence on Jerusalem, a city where both Israel and the Palestinians want sovereignty. Mohammed Aqal, 29, stabbed a border police officer at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank while wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest, before being shot three times by police Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Israeli border policemen stand away after shooting Aqal Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS Aqal later died, according to health authorities Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Washington's European allies and Russia have also voiced worries about Trump's decision. Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists, which reject coexistence with Israel, called last week for a new Palestinian uprising, but any such mass-mobilisation has yet to be seen in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. There have been almost nightly Gazan rocket launches into Israel, so far without casualties. Israel has responded with air strikes on Hamas facilities, one of which killed two gunmen. The Israeli military said that, on Friday, about 3,500 Palestinians demonstrated near the Gaza border fence. "During the violent riots IDF (Israel Defence Force) soldiers fired selectively towards main instigators," the military said in a statement. Pictures from the scene show Aqal with a knife and what appears to be a suicide belt A military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the wheelchair-bound protestor, Ibrahim Abu Thuraya. Abu Thuraya, 29, was a regular at such demonstrations. In media interviews, he said he had lost both his legs in a 2008 Israeli missile strike in Gaza. In the West Bank, the Israeli military said that about 2,500 Palestinians took part in riots, rolling flaming tyres and throwing fire bombs and rocks at soldiers and border police. Israel captured East Jerusalem, an area laden with Jewish, Muslim and Christian shrines, from Jordan in the 1967 war and later annexed it in a move not recognised internationally. Palestinians hope that part of the city will be the capital of a future independent state and Palestinian leaders say Trump's move is a serious blow to a moribund peace process. Israel has welcomed Trump's announcement as recognising political reality and biblical Jewish roots in Jerusalem. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Israel, as well as Egypt, next week. (Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Catherine Evans and Hugh Lawson)



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Israeli Army Strikes Targets In Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire

Israeli Army Strikes Targets In Gaza In Response To Rocket FireIsrael’s army launched strikes on two locations inside the Gaza Strip on Thursday, according to Israeli media reports.



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