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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...

2011-03-17 08:05:00

NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this year Al Jazeera released the "Palestine Papers" -- nearly 1,700 files of documents authored by Palestinian negotiators and advisors, memorializing a decade of Israeli/Palestinian peace talks.

2011-03-16 09:21:00

New Study Shows $1.8 Billion Nationwide Economic Impact of Shallow Water Drilling HOUSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study commissioned by the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition found that spending by the vendors and subcontractors supporting shallow water energy exploration accounted for $1.8 billion over the last three years, excluding expenditures in Louisiana and Texas. President Obama's home state of Illinois was the leading recipient of shallow water vendor...

2011-01-25 08:46:00

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The general manager of the Esimit Europa project, Igor Simcic, visited Cyprus once again with the view to meet the Cypriot Minister of Communications and Works, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Markoulli, as well as the Cypriot Foreign Minister, Mr.

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2010-12-28 08:25:00

Tel Qudadi, an ancient fortress located in the heart of Tel Aviv at the mouth of the Yarkon River, was first excavated more than 70 years ago — but the final results of neither the excavations nor the finds were ever published.

2010-12-07 01:55:17

The portrayal of the conflict between Israel and Palestine in Lower Secondary school textbooks is presented on the basis of ideological assumptions without any adequate basis in research or the curriculum's objective of a critical approach, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

2010-12-05 00:13:01

A Facebook group has been created to provide the latest news, information and emergency telephone numbers in regard to the Israel fire disaster in the Carmel Mountains near the City of Haifa.


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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