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Israel seeks ‘friendly international help’ amid raging wildfires (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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Tel Aviv is considering seeking help from “friendly” neighbors as the country was hit by an extreme heatwave and subsequent wildfires that have already destroyed dozens of houses and displaced some 3,500 people. Raging fires forced evacuation of several small towns in central Israel on Thursday. The blazes affected wooded areas between Jerusalem and Tel Read More

Investor group to place $10 billion bet on East Med gas

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By Yaacov Benmeleh on 5/23/2019 TEL AVIV (Bloomberg) — A little-known investor group is planning a major shakeup of the Eastern Mediterranean natural gas industry in a bid to unlock hundreds of billions of dollars of sales stymied by the political and industrial complexities of the region. Cynergy Group, an investment firm based in Cyprus, Read More

Austria crisis: Will the right-wing and the socialists take down Sebastian Kurz?

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A corruption scandal has Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s grip on power slipping by the day. With a no-confidence motion likely, can Austria’s right and left wings team up to boot the 32-year-old leader from office? In a matter of days, Kurz has accepted the resignation of former coalition partner head Heinz-Christian Strache, and sacked Interior Read More

Immunity bill submitted to Knesset with Netanyahu indictment pending

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The Israeli Knesset is weighing legislation that would grant government officials immunity from criminal prosecution, and just so happen to spare Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from three looming corruption indictments. If the proposed amendment to the Immunity Law passes, elected officials cannot be charged with a criminal offense unless the 120-member Knesset and the Knesset Read More

Pentagon chief claims US steps ‘put on hold’ Iran’s plans for ‘attacks against Americans’

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Washington’s peace-oriented threats towards Iran have paid off – at least according to Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who says that the Islamic Republic had to “put on hold” its violent plans thanks to US efforts. While Iran has repeatedly denied allegations that they are responsible for recent tensions and said that they prefer diplomacy to Read More

ISRAMCO, INC. ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE MERGER AGREEMENT; TRANSACTION WOULD RESULT IN COMPANY GOING PRIVATE

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HOUSTON, TX, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Isramco, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: ISRL) (the “Company,” “Isramco,” “we” or “our”) announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Naphtha Israel Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (“Naphtha”), Naphtha Holding Ltd. (“NHL”), I.O.C. – Israel Oil Company, LTD. (“IOC”) and Naphtha US Oil, Inc. (each a wholly Read More

Austria: All FPO ministers resign from government amid video scandal

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All Freedom Party (FPO) ministers have resigned from Austria’s coalition government, after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz requested the country’s president sack Interior Minister Herbert Kickl. Kurz announced his request to President Alexander Van der Bellen at a press conference on Monday. Kickl, a member of the right-wing Freedom Party, had refused to resign, even after party Read More

‘Reminds of Israeli political strategist Tal Silberstein’ – Austrian Chancellor on tape scandal

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Following Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache’s resignation amid a corruption scandal, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has hinted that Israeli political strategist Tal Silberstein may have orchestrated the debacle. Strache resigned on Saturday, one day after a video surfaced in German outlets showing the vice-chancellor discussing a quid-pro-quo agreement with a woman presented by the media as a Read More

Austria’s Kurz proposes sacking interior minister as video scandal spirals

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed sacking interior minister Herbert Kickl, after Kickl refused to resign in the wake of a video detailing alleged corruption on the part of Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache. Kickl is a member of Strache’s Freedom Party (FPO), and refused to resign after Strache stepped down on Saturday. The 32-year-old Chancellor Read More

‘Democratorship’: Swedes lambast TV channel for refusing to air anti-EU ‘Swexit’ ad

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Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 has refused to air an anti-EU promo, prompting outrage on social media. The Alternative for Sweden (AfS) party wanted to run the ad showing a single word – ‘Swexit’ – ahead of the EU elections. AfS leader Gustav Kasselstrand said the decision by the channel – the only one in Sweden Read More