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According to a recent report, the highest paid salaried employees of the defense establishment are the approximately 3,000 people who work in its research and development agencies; they earn an average of NIS 24,000 per month – more than in the IDF, the Mossad, and the Shin Bet

The funeral of a senior dissident cleric turns into the biggest anti-government protest in years, with tens of thousands in Iran protesting against Khamenei while chanting "death to dictator."

Erdogan continues to enrage the public, including his own voting public, who see how the popularity of the prime minister, the one leader that can ensure AKP's rule, is continuing to erode because of his arrogant behavior.

A law allowing Israel to confiscate "absentee" properties may continue to be applied to Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said in a legal opinion, marking the reversal of his predecessor.

An Israeli official reports that the Palestinians are giving Kerry two weeks to renew peace talks; Abbas threatens to resume unilateral moves at the UN if the U.S. fails to deliver a comprehensive formula to jump-start the negotiations.

Israeli researchers from Hebrew University and Harvard have made breakthroughs both in understanding the mechanism behind the urge to scratch and in finding a new treatment for itching.

A group of high school seniors were ejected from a flight, reportedly, for failling to follow directions of flight crew, but the airline says ejection was "unjustified."

Despite higher salaries that The Ofek Hadash ("New Horizon") reforms have allowed for elementary and some junior-high school employees, a study shows many of the goals have not been reached, and the number of new and experienced teachers leaving the system has risen.