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SodaStream bringing 74 West Bank Palestinians back to work at Negev plant

Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum posing for a photograph at the SodaStream factory next to the Israeli city of Rahat. (Dan Balilty/AP Images) JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 74 Palestinian employees of SodaStream, who lost their jobs when the company shut its West Bank plant in the face of international pressure, will return to work at its factory in southern Israel. The employees’ work permits, which allowed them to enter Israel from the West Bank, expired in February 2016. The Israeli government agreed to reinstate the permits after persistent requests from SodaStream and its CEO Daniel Bir read more

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defense


Minefield turned pasture

The Regavim movement documents Palestinian Arabs grazing cows in an IDF minefield in Jordan Valley...

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut returns fire

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut addresses Azaria affair and recorded conversation: 'Tried to help family, others profited at their expense'....

agriculture


First new Samaria locale in 20 years for Amona evacuees

March 31, 2017, 8:32 AM (IDT) The Israeli security cabinet Thursday night assigned a new ocation near Shilo in Samaria for the re-housing of the 40 families forcibly evacuated from their homes and farms in Amona earlier this month. The High Court ordered their homes demolished after finding they had been established some years ago on privately-owned Palestinian land.  The Amona families will be given homes in the first new settlement the government has approved in Judea and Samaria in more than two decades, as promised by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Today, 140 Jewish comm read more



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