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2011-03-17 14:26:00

President Meets with Peres, Netanyahu and Lieberman during official visit to Israel NICOSIA, Cyprus, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During his official visit to Israel on March 13-14, President Christofias described Israel as one of Cyprus' "most important strategic partners" while President Shimon Peres spoke of the tremendous scope for cooperation, as "there is a treasure to develop - natural gas." The two countries have recently signed and ratified an agreement on the...

2009-08-27 06:48:53

Israeli-Palestinian trade grew steadily last year despite the global economic crisis, hitting $5 billion, Israeli tax authority officials said. The figures were presented by the Customs Administration of Israel's tax authority at a conference for Palestinian businessman at the international Allenby Bridge border crossing terminal between Israel and Jordan, Globes, an Israeli business news Web site, said Wednesday. The figures include approximately $3.6 billion in domestic trade and $1.1...

2009-08-20 06:29:47

Women have the power to influence and change society, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said at a seminar for Israeli and Palestinian businesswomen. Wednesday's Women Making Business seminar in Tel Aviv, organized by Israel's National Agency for International Cooperation and The Israel-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, offered training in entrepreneurship, a statement issued by Ayalon's office said. The Israeli minister welcomed the participants at the seminar, and...

2009-01-29 18:11:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called today's vicious verbal assault on Israeli President Shimon Peres by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan "a public disgrace that may well encourage further outrages against Israel and Jews." "When it comes to killing, you know well how to kill," Erdogan yelled at Peres, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, during a panel on Gaza at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Erdogan then stormed off the stage. "Prime Minister Erdogan's...

2008-09-14 12:00:17

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia Istanbul, 14 September: Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen has come to Istanbul. Admiral Mullen will be received by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan later in the day. Originally published by Anatolia news agency, Ankara, in English 1108 14 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring European. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 09:00:27

Text of report by Israeli public radio station Voice of Israel Network B on 21 August Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said that Israel's indirect negotiations with Syria grant Syria legitimacy while it continues to support terrorist organizations. During a meeting with foreign journalists in Jerusalem, Livni called on Russia to join the efforts to halt the Iranian nuclear programme, saying that it was in the international interest to do so. She added that it is ridiculous to think that if...

2008-08-15 00:00:34

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived Thursday in Istanbul for his first visit to Turkey as president of Iran. During a meeting, Ahmadinejad and his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul, failed to agree on the details of a proposed pipeline to carry natural gas from Iran to Turkey, Hurriyet reported. The visit was moved to Istanbul because Ahmadinejad angered many Turks by refusing to visit the mausoleum in Ankara of Kemal Ataturk, the founding father of the secular Turkish state. Turkish leaders also...

2008-06-28 09:02:37

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Istanbul, 28 June: "Turkey Energy Forum" will take place in Istanbul between 1 and 3 July. The forum will take place under the themes of "Great Innovation in Energy for Sustainable Life" and "New Regional Power in Energy: Turkey". Among the topics to be discussed during the energy forum are 125bn US dollars that Turkey must invest in energy by 2012, privatization in the energy sector in Turkey, new legal adjustments in energy,...

2006-07-01 15:14:28

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Saturday the release of a captured Israeli soldier should be the first step in ending a crisis in the Gaza Strip that has pushed Israeli-Palestinian ties to new lows. "The initial goal should be freeing the Israeli soldier. That is the key to ending the crisis," Bush said, according to White House National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones. Israeli forces thrust into the southern Gaza Strip this week as part of...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'