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Taliban fighters assault at least 3 journalists covering women’s protest in Afghanistan

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Washington, D.C., October 21, 2021 — The Taliban must thoroughly investigate attacks on journalists covering a protest today in Kabul and...

Israeli Seizure Takes Aim at Hezbollah’s ‘Preferred Supplier’ for Making Precision-Guided Munitions

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz has signed a seizure order against a Lebanon-based company that allegedly supplies the Hezbollah terror group...

US Mediator Hochstein Says Lebanon-Israel Maritime Talks Must ‘Move Quickly’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The US mediator for indirect talks on border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel said on Thursday the negotiations he was hoping...

US, Israel to Form Team to Discuss Palestinian Consulate

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – The United States and Israel are planning to form a team that will hold discreet negotiations on the...

Israel to Readmit COVID-Vaccinated Foreign Tourists Next Month

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Individual tourists who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to enter Israel from month, the government said on Thursday, further...

Tech Leaders Calling for Combat Soldiers to Join Their Ranks

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – In light of the deepening manpower shortage in the Israeli high-tech industry, a new approach towards potential sources for...

Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Prakash, sewage worker in Hyderabad, works in the sewer without any protection (no gloves, no suit, no boots) On 11-13 October,...

Israeli President Herzog Announces Forum to Combat Climate Change

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israeli President Isaac Herzog has announced the formation of the Israeli Climate Forum, which will deal with Israel’s potential role in...

Jammu and Kashmir authorities detain one journalist; at least two others still in custody

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New Delhi, October 20, 2021 — Authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir must immediately release the three journalists detained since October...

Cybersecurity Valuations Are a Bubble, Warn Israel’s Check Point Co-Founders

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – Two legendary Israeli cybersecurity figures, former partners who went on to become rivals, are warning that the valuations of...

Israel to Showcase Space Tech at International Astronautical Congress in Dubai

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Israel Aerospace Industries will lead the Israeli Space Exhibit at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress to be held in...

Israel: Plans to Supply Work Visas to Boost Tech Sector Underway

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Two Israeli ministers have announced a new plan to fill tech vacancies in Israel by allowing foreign students...

Israel Approves $1.5 Billion to Target Iran’s Nuclear Program

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News — Israel has allocated $1.5 billion shekels to bolster its capabilities to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, Israel’s Channel 12...

Egypt Interested in Increasing Trade With Israel: Report

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Egypt is interested in increasing the volume of trade with Israel, expanding operations at the Nitzana Border Crossing,...

Israel and India Agree to Cooperate on Solar Power Needs, Resume Trade Pact Talks

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israel and India are expected to sign a free-trade agreement by the middle of 2022 as the two countries mark the...

Sharp-Eyed Diver in Israel Recovers Crusader Sword from Mediterranean Seabed

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A sword believed to have belonged to a crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago has been...

Israeli-Developed App Proven to Reduce Blood Pressure, Study Shows

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – Hello Heart, an Israeli digital therapeutics company that focuses exclusively on heart disease, has announced that a new study...

Israel Marks 26 Years Since Assassination of Former PM Rabin

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – On Monday, Israel will mark 26 years since former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist...

IR Bulletin Volume 35 – Quarter IV-2020

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). This IR Bulletin is developed periodically in order to provide important information for people who are interested in this field to...

The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). This year's International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their...

HAMETIN – ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter Sep 2021

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by...

Pro-Israel Advocacy Groups Send Letter to Unilever Asserting It Can Overturn Ben & Jerry’s...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Two major pro-Israel advocacy groups have sent a letter to Unilever, the parent company of the ice cream giant Ben &...

Medical Device Giant Medtronic to Acquire Israel’s Triple Jump for $300 Million

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – Medical device company Medtronic is in advanced negotiations to purchase Israeli startup Triple Jump for $300 million, Calcalist has...

Israel: Medical Centers Under Threat of Cyber Attacks

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Several cyberattack attempts targeting Israeli hospitals and health centers were identified and thwarted over the weekend, the National...