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May 12, 2014

Wireless hospital bed sensor maker considering IPO in 2015-CEO

TEL AVIV, May 12 (Reuters) – Wireless hospital bed monitor
maker EarlySense is evaluating a possible initial public
offering in 2015 after already raising $46 million, Chief
Executive Avner Halperin said.

EarlySense says it is the market leader of the system, the
only one cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration, which from under a mattress, unobtrusively
detects a patient’s heart and respiratory rate and movement.

Apr 23, 2014
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Israel is encouraging more Christian Arabs to join military service

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(Israeli Arab Christian boy scouts play bagpipes during an Easter Monday parade in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa neighbourhood, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

Israel said on Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to encourage military enlistment by Christian Arab citizens, a community long closer to the larger Muslim minority in identifying with the Palestinians.

Apr 22, 2014

Israel encouraging more Christians to join military service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to encourage military enlistment by Christian Arab citizens, a community long closer to the larger Muslim minority in identifying with the Palestinians.

Israel’s Christian Arabs number about 160,000, some two percent of the Jewish state’s eight million people, and the expected number of conscripts – now about 100 – will rise in coming months, a senior military officer said.

Mar 9, 2014

Netanyahu says any peace deal with Palestinians at least a year away

JERUSALEM, March 9 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Benjamin
Netanyahu said any peace deal with the Palestinians would take
at least another year to negotiate should both sides accept
U.S.-proposed principles to keep talks going.

In an Israel Radio interview broadcast on Sunday, Netanyahu
reiterated that he regarded guidelines that U.S. Secretary of
State John Kerry is drafting for a future deal as an “American
document of American positions”.

Feb 14, 2014

Composer Penderecki is witness to history of native Poland

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world’s most celebrated living composers, says his music bears witness to the harrowing history of his native Poland in the 20th century.

Now 80 but showing no signs of slowing down, Penderecki is performing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra this week in Israeli cities his Polish Requiem, a monumental composition with soloists and choir first performed 30 years ago.

Feb 14, 2014

Composer Penderecki is witness to history of native Poland

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world’s most celebrated living composers, says his music bears witness to the harrowing history of his native Poland in the 20th century.

Now 80 but showing no signs of slowing down, Penderecki is performing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra this week in Israeli cities his Polish Requiem, a monumental composition with soloists and choir first performed 30 years ago.

Jan 19, 2014

Israel giving back remains of Palestinian militants -army

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has begun to exhume the remains of a number of Palestinian militants to return them to their families for burial, the army said on Sunday, a move that could help ease some tension between the adversaries.

Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian authority are currently locked in peace talks being mediated by the United States that are showing scant signs of progress.

Jan 15, 2014

Soccer-Israel coach Guttman given two-year contract extension

JERUSALEM, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Israel coach Eli Guttman has been given a two-year contract extension, the Israel Football Association said on Wednesday, despite his failure to take the national side to this year’s World Cup finals.

Guttman, 55, was effectively unopposed for the position, as a committee set up to seek other candidates disbanded within days of its creation after the governing body announced that Guttman would get the nod for a further two years.

Jan 10, 2014

Israel announces plans for building 1,400 settlement homes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Friday announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region to push peace talks in which settlements represent a major hurdle.

Although widely expected, the announcement angered some of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s own coalition partners and infuriated the Palestinians, who accused Israel of seeking to derail the peace negotiations.

Jan 8, 2014

Thousands of African migrants protest outside Israeli parliament

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – More than 10,000 African migrants demonstrated outside Israel’s parliament on Wednesday, extending protests into a fourth consecutive day in a quest for recognition as refugees and freedom to work legally without fear of incarceration.

Their presence in a Jewish state that took in survivors of the Nazi Holocaust of World War Two has stoked an emotional political debate over whether they should be allowed to stay as a humane gesture.