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Day: July 5, 2013

Boeing: Assembly Begins on KC-46

Boeing has officially begun assembly on its first KC-46 tanker. Workers loaded the first wing spar for the plane Wednesday, a small but important first step towards producing a complete KC-46. The spur, 82 feet and five inches long, helps…

Jordanian Captain Joins Syrian Rebels

Jordan is getting increasingly involved in Syria. An air force captain of the Jordanian army has left his post to join the Syrian Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front), a jihadist group participating in the rebellion against the regime of Syria’s…

7 Killed in Afghan Attack

Taliban suicide attackers killed seven people in Kabul on Tuesday, July 2, when they set off a truck bomb at the entrance to a NATO supply company’s compound, the latest insurgent attack targeting high-profile locations in the Afghan capital. Authorities…

Arison Steps Down As Carnival’s CEO

Micky Arison, the Israel-born businessman who has served as CEO of the Carnival Corporation for 34 years, is stepping down from the position, Bloomberg has reported. Arison, however, will continue to serve at the cruise line company as chairman. Arnold…

Will the Start-Up Nation Survive?

Google’s $1.3 billion acquisition of Waze, the Israeli-developed traffic crowdsourcing app that has won the hearts of 50 million users in 193 countries, is perhaps now recognized more for keeping the company in its Tel Aviv headquarters than for its…

Tisha B’Av and the First World War

According to tradition, the messiah is born on Tisha B’Av. It also stands to reason that the redemption of the Jews can only follow their exile. On Tisha B’Av, the First and Second Jerusalem Temple was destroyed and Judean independence…