Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the world not to be deceived by Iran’s “phony smiles” as the military displayed dozens of rockets and mortars it says were seized from a ship the Iranians dispatched to Gaza Strip militants.
Israeli troops shot and killed a Jordanian judge of Palestinian descent at a West Bank-Jordan crossing after he allegedly tried to grab a gun from a border guard, causing new frictions with the Palestinians and Jordan.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, world powers’ lead negotiator with Iran, met with top officials in Tehran to build on efforts to parlay an interim nuclear deal into a final accord.
This time last year, the chairman and chief executive officer of Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s biggest generic drugmaker, were foreigners. Miami billionaire Phillip Frost led the board and Jeremy Levin, a South African, was CEO. They were the first non- Israelis to hold those positions.