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New Israel central bank chief may only be appointed in 2019 -finmin

JERUSALEM | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

Israel's central bank governor may be appointed only after the next national election, due in 2019, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Tuesday. Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug, whose five-year

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Israel, Egypt held secret meeting over Gaza in May: Report

Jerusalem |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo in May over the issue of the Gaza Strip, a media report said on Monday.

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Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met Sisi over Gaza

JERUSALEM | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

Israel's finance minister confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. A

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Mario Blejer being considered to head Israel central bank -official

JERUSALEM | Monday, Aug 13 2018 IST

A former head of Argentina's central bank, Mario Blejer, will meet Israel's prime minister and finance minister on Monday to discuss him possibly becoming governor of the Bank of Israel, an Israeli go

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Israel demands 'complete cease-fire' in Gaza: Netanyahu

Tel Aviv |Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will continue to fight Hamas in Gaza before a "complete cease-fire" is achieved.

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Israel police questioning more officials in Shikun bribery probe

TEL AVIV | Sunday, Aug 12 2018 IST

Two former senior officials from Shikun & Binui, Israel's largest construction firm, are being questioned by police in relation to an ongoing bribery investigation, police and the Israel Securities Au

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Israel opens visa centre in Kolkata

Kolkata |Saturday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST

In a bid to encourage more Indian travellers to visit Israel, the Middle East nation has opened a Visa Application Centre here that would cater to West Bengal and seven northeastern states.

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Israel attacks Hamas post in Gaza in response to gunshots

Jerusalem |Friday, 2018 12:20:53 PM IST

Israel attacked a Hamas post in Gaza on Wednesday after gunshots from the besieged enclave hit an Israeli bulldozer near the Gaza border, the Israeli army said.

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Lonah Salpeter wins first European track title for Israel

Berlin |Thursday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST

Kenyan-born Lonah Chemtai Salpeter gave Israel its first ever track gold in the women's 10,000 metres event at the 2018 European Athletics Championships here, winning the hard-fought race in 31:43.29.

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Palestinian official says Gaza armed groups will end round of fighting if Israel reciprocates

GAZA | Thursday, Aug 9 2018 IST

A Palestinian official said on Thursday that armed groups in Gaza would stop the latest round of fighting with Israel if Israel ceased its attacks on the enclave. The official, at a joint command cen

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Gaza air strikes 'kill woman and child' after rockets hit Israel

Jerusalem | Thursday, Aug 9 2018 IST

Three Palestinians are reported to have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, after militants there fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel, said a BBC News report on

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Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza amid talk of truce

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Eli Berlzon GAZA/SDEROT | Thursday, Aug 9 2018 IST

A Palestinian official said on Thursday armed factions in Gaza were prepared to halt a round of rocket attacks on southern Israel if the Israeli military stopped its strikes after two days of cross-bo

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