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State Dept. approves possible engine sale for Israeli armored vehicles

State Dept. approves possible engine sale for Israeli armored vehicles

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Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of Namer armored vehicle power packs and related equipment to Israel for an estimated $ 238 million. The deal would send 240 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier Power Packs in full configuration and another 30 of the engine components in light configuration, as well as 179 control and diagnostic systems and other equipment to the Israeli government, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release Tuesday. The engine components would be incorporated into Israel's armored personnel carriers its used since 2008, the agency said. The deal would also include an integrated logistics support package featuring C-Level maintenance tools, parts catalogs, technical manuals and other items. "The United States is commit...
Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

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Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Twenty-three police officers and several teens were injured Thursday when protesting settlers violently responded to their removal at the West Bank outpost of Amona, border police said. Those hurt were taken to a nearby hospital, the police said in a report by The Times of Israel. Border police said four young settlers were hurt and Honenu legal aid organization put the number at 10. About 300 youths had barricaded themselves into two mobile homes and threw objects in an attempt to prevent the Jerusalem District Court order from being carried out to evacuate the area. The evacuation lasted three hours. "The forces that came to the scene encountered very intense violence from dozens of rioters who threw stones, burned tires and threw barbed wire at the forces using riot con...
Israeli Aerospace Industries to provide XspressSAR recon satellites

Israeli Aerospace Industries to provide XspressSAR recon satellites

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Nov. 21 (UPI) -- XpressSAR will buy up to fourTecSAR synthetic aperture radar satellites with associated support services from Israel Aerospace Industries, under a memorandum of understanding. The deal would cover launches, orbital testing, commissioning and establishing ground operations for the constellation of satellites. XpressSAR will operate the satellites once they are certified as operational in orbit by IAI as a operational delivery. The TecSAR satellite is designed for high-resolution orbitrap intelligence imagery during any light or weather conditions. IAI says they are smaller, lighter and more maneuverable in orbit than similar satellites in their class. "After a long review process of the different solutions available on the market, we are excited to partner with IAI to offe...
Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

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Instead, some 20 acts, including headliner Lana Del Rey, withdrew at the last minute amid apparent pressure from a Palestinian-led international boycott campaign. The cancellations turned the weekend festival, held in the bucolic setting of an Israeli kibbutz, into the latest battleground between Israel and the boycott movement that says it seeks to end Israeli rule over Palestinians. Campaign organizers claimed success, saying it reflects growing opposition to Israeli government policies among international millennials. "The fact that these artists are canceling is showing just how different the younger generation is viewing Israel," said Diana Buttu, a Palestinian analyst who supports the movement known as BDS. The campaign, founded in 2005, calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions...
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'eligible to be Israeli citizen'

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'eligible to be Israeli citizen'

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The Russian-Jewish billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, has flown to Tel Aviv after being found eligible for Israeli citizenship.Immigration officials told the BBC that he was interviewed last week at the Israeli embassy in Moscow. He has faced delays in renewing his UK visa.His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted. Mr Abramovich, 51, would be the richest person in Israel.His UK investor visa reportedly expired some weeks ago but the British government has refused to comment on his individual case.The delay in issuing him a new one comes amid increased diplomatic tensions between London and Moscow after the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in southern England. ...