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Karish gas platform  credit: courtesy of Energean plc Breakthrough in Israeli-Lebanese talks seen possible

Dr. Jacques Neriah of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs: Lebanon's President Aoun wants to bring some balm for the Lebanese economy.

Energean FPSO platform  credit: Energean Hezbollah drones challenge possible Israel-Lebanon deal

Israel shot down three drones launched by Hezbollah before they could reach Energean's Karish gas platform.

Avi Zinger Credit: Eli Dasa Ben & Jerry's to continue selling in Judea and Samaria

Unilever said that it has never supported BDS and sold its Ben & Jerry's ice cream interests to Israel-based licensee Avi Zinger.

Merav Michaeli  credit: Alex Kolomoisky, Yediot Ahronot Tel Aviv metro becomes a political game

Political wrangling hasn't entirely stopped the project, vital for Israel's economy, but it raises fears for future progress.

Knesset Credit: Knesset Spokesperson Dani Shem Tov Election date squabble could delay US visa waiver for Israelis

The opposition is refusing to vote for an amendment to the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law unless the elections are held in October 25.

Arrow 3 Germany rearms with Israeli weapons

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spurs the German government to rebuild its military, Israel offers much of what it lacks.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)  credit: Shlomi Yosef Market players see election having no effect on TASE

Gilad Altshuler: Happily, it’s not the government that leads the Israeli economy.

Naftali Bennett  credit: Alex Kolomoisky, Yediot Ahronot Bennett leaves on his own terms while he can

Anticipating the inevitable, Naftali Bennett chose to dissolve the Knesset himself, thereby depriving rebel Yamina members of political leverage.

Lebanon gas exploration, photo: Reuters Lebanon reportedly drops claims on Karish gas field

President Michel Aoun has agreed to return to Lebanon's original claim that the maritime border with Israel runs on Line 23, splitting the Sidon-Qana field, sources inform "Globes."

Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett Credit: Yossi Zamir Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid agree to dissolve Knesset

Lapid will become interim prime minister of the transition government, with elections likely to take place in late October.

President Joe Biden Credit: Shutterstock Biden's visit will help advance Israel-Saudi relations

President Biden has been persuaded to visit Israel next month to advance Israel-Saudi relations and promote the economic welfare of the Palestinians.

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid Credit: Yonatan Sindel Orbach hammers final nail into coalition's coffin

Nir Orbach's resignation from the government leaves two options: a right-wing nationalist government, or new elections with Yair Lapid as transition prime minister.

Dr. Jung H. Pak  credit: Gil Shimon, US Embassy, Jerusalem "We want Israel in the driver's seat in dealing with China"

Talking to "Globes", Dr. Jung H. Pak of the US State Department explains opposition to Chinese involvement in Israeli infrastructure projects, and why the one-party model is inferior to Western democracy.

Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman Photo: Yossi Zamir Liberman postpones budget discussions as coalition totters

Despite the government's current difficulties, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman insists the budget will eventually be passed.

Riyadh Credit: Mohammed Younos Shutterstock Outgoing top Israeli official: Saudis joining Abraham Accords soon

Outgoing Ministry of Defense political-military bureau chief Zohar Palti sees Israel and Saudi Arabia establishing full ties soon.

Orna Barbivai and Abdulla bin Touq al-Marri Credit: Anuj Taylor Strap Studios Israel and UAE sign free trade agreement

Economy Minister Orna Barbivai and her UAE counterpart Abdulla bin Touq al-Marri have signed the first free trade agreement between Israel and an Arab country.

Riyadh business district  credit: Shutterstock Israeli passport? Saudi Arabia welcomes you

Saudi Arabia has relaxed its entry rules for Israeli businesspeople, and trade is burgeoning.

Mohammed bin Salman Credit: Shutterstock Saudi Arabia and Israel preparing major diplomatic meeting

At the meeting an aviation agreement and cooperation agreements in research and technology in medicine, agriculture and energy will be signed, a source has told "Globes."

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi  and Yair Lapid  credit: Oz Avital Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi returns to coalition fold

The Meretz MK's rapprochement with Yair Lapid will avert immediate opposition moves to dissolve the Knesset.

Tel Aviv Photo: Shutterstock National Plan change calls for much denser Israeli cities

They may seem crowded, but Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are actually far less densely populated than Athens, Paris, and Barcelona.

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi  credit: Noam Moskowitz, Knesset Spokesperson's Office MK Rinawie Zoabi deals further blow to tottering coalition

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi of Meretz has resigned from the coalition, leaving it in a minority in the Knesset.

Abraham Accords Credit: Shutterstock Israel-Saudi relations move up a gear

Israel and Saudi sources say the $2 billion investment in Jared Kushner's fund is economically significant but the diplomatic implications are even more important.

Jared Kushner Photo: Reuters Saudis commit $2b to Kushners Israel investment fund - report

Jared Kushner has raised $2 billion from the Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest in Israeli tech companies, “The Wall Street Journal” reports.

Intel Core Photo: Intel Kiryat Gat bends planning rules for Intel

The city has obtained approval for cutting open space requirements so that Intel can construct more fabs, though there is no certainty that Intel will do so.

Dov Baharav Credit: Israel Electric Corp. New Israel Electric chairman quits, slams political intervention

Dov Baharav has stepped down after three weeks over political intervention in new appointments.

Benny Gantz  credit: Knesset spokesperson's office Israel plays the economic card against Hamas

As sporadic rocket fire continues, Israel has closed the border to workers from the Gaza Strip. The defense establishment believes Hamas will get the message.

Illegal guns Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson How many illegal guns are there in Israel?

It depends who you ask. Some say 10,000 and others say 500,000. "Globes" investigates.

Mansour Abbas Photo: Cadya Levy Temple Mount riots put pressure on Ra'am to quit coalition

Ra'am MK Mazen Ghanaim has threatened to quit the government coalition following police action but party chairman Mansour Abbas is eager to remain in the coalition.

Demonstration against separation fence   credit: IDF spokesperson Palestinians pour through fence; Israel turns blind eye

The Palestinian Authority's unemployment rate and Israel's labor shortage makes ignoring holes in the security fence a paying proposition.

Ayelet Shaked  credit: Yossi Zamir Gov't approves five new Negev settlements

The move comes despite objections by the Finance Ministry and planning bodies. Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked: We're fulfilling Ben Gurion's vision.

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