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Bashar Masri sees a new future ahead for Palestine.

A Palestinian-American billionaire built a $1.4 billion luxury city from scratch in the desert to be a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Palestine’...

Rawabi is the first planned city in the West Bank built by and for Palestinians. The $1.4 billion project is the brainchild of Bashar al-Masri, a Palestinian-American billionaire. Masri hopes the city can form the economic backbone of the nascent Palestinian state.
A road in Jisr az-Zarqa, a coastal Arab village that is one of the poorest towns in Israel.

A walk through Israel’s poorest village made it very clear that one of the country’s biggest issues is one no one talks about

Israel's Arabs, who make up 21% of the population, suffer a litany of issues, from rampant crime and poverty to poor health. After visiting one of Israel's poorest towns, a coastal Arab village, I'm convinced that poverty among Israel's Arab minority might be the country's most pressing problem.
Jerusalem.

Australia says it’s open to moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem

Morrison told reporters he was “open-minded” on moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The statement provoked Indonesia, which has no formal diplomatic ties with Israel and strongly supports the notion of Palestinian statehood.
Developed by Israeli cyber company NSO Group, Pegasus sends "exploit links" to operators' targets, who can then access virtually all the phone's data and can even use the phone's camera to spy on conversations.

Saudi Arabia doesn’t officially recognize Israel, but its hackers are reportedly using Israeli spyware to target dissidents in foreign countries...

Canadian research laboratory Citizen Lab says it found Israeli spyware on a Saudi dissident and Canadian asylee's phone. The lab reports the spyware made by NSO Group is being used by Saudi-based operators, which may be a violation of criminal codes.
Will US Air Force pilots in Syria be targeted by Russian-made missile defenses?

Russian missile defenses arrive in Syria — and US and Israeli fighters could be in the crosshairs

The US, like Israel, has vowed to continue operations in Syria until Iran backs off. With a very small ground presence in Syria, the US largely relies on air power to protect its forces.
Itzik Frid, pictured, is a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of Takwin Labs, a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups.

Israel’s tech scene is red-hot and a top venture capitalist thinks it may be key to reducing tensions between Arabs and Jews in the country

Itzik Frid, a longtime Israeli entrepreneur and the CEO of a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups, thinks increasing Arab participation in tech could have huge benefits for Israeli society by getting Jews and Arabs to work together towards common goals.
The job of Israel's air force just got a lot more dangerous.

Russia’s new missile defenses in Syria look likely to set off a shooting war against Israel

A new decision by Russia to deploy S-300 missile defence systems to Syria raises the stakes in the conflict, especially with Israel, which regularly bombs Syria. Now, if Israel knocks down a Syrian air defense site, it runs the risk of killing Russian servicemen, that could easily escalate.
An S-300 air defense missile system launches a missile during the Keys to the Sky competition at the International Army Games 2017 at the Ashuluk shooting range outside Astrakhan, Russia August 5, 2017.

Moscow to arm Syria with advanced anti-aircraft missiles after a massive air battle downed a Russian plane

Russia will arm its Syrian partners with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft weapons systems, as well as target the electronic systems of any military aircraft that launches strikes on Syria, the Russian defense ministry revealed Monday in response to the accidental shootdown of a Russian plane last week.
Itzik Frid is a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of Takwin Labs, a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups.

Israel’s tech scene is red-hot, but there are few Arab-led startups — a top venture capitalist thinks he knows why

Itzik Frid, a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups, thinks that the lack of Arab representation comes down to geography. Most Arabs in Israel live far from Tel Aviv, Israel's tech hub. But he thinks that could be starting to change.
Itzik Frid is a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of Takwin Labs, a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups.

Israel’s tech scene is growing so fast the country is called the ‘Startup Nation,’ but a local venture capitalist says it’s in...

Itzik Frid, a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups, believes that the country will lose its edge if it can't better integrate its Arab minority into the tech industry.