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The Iranian side is presenting a tougher stance than before on the second day of nuclear talks in Geneva, with chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi playing the role of "bad cop" to Foreign Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif's "good cop."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, and urged him to insist world powers set tough terms for Iran in any deal over Tehran's nuclear program. 

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court has extendedby four days  the remand of Danny Biton, father of Israeli superstar Eyal Golan, who is now under house arrest, and Tsahi Asulin, who works at Golan's production company, by four days. Both are suspected of committing indecent acts, receiving sexual services and inducing a minor to use drugs.

The ancient Jewish coin that Economy Minister Naftali Bennett flashed on CNN to demonstrate the Jewish people's entitlement to the Land of Israel was illegally removed from Israel, according to the antiquities law that bars the removal of any antiquity from the country without written permission. 

Tel Aviv has vaulted into the ranks of the world's leading financial centers for the first time ever, with a score placing it between Rio De Janeiro and Melbourne. Although it is placed just 32nd in a field of 79, Tel Aviv was the only new city to join the Global Financial Centers Index ranking this year. 

A new bill submitted to the Knesset seeks to grant homosexual couples the same tax credits for their children as heterosexual couples, in an attempt "to end the severe economic discrimination that has been the lot of same-sex couples until now".

An agreement to bring in the Australian energy giant Woodside Petroleum as a partner in Israel's Leviathan natural gas field will likely be inked this week after close to a year of negotiations.

Enzymotec, with operations extending to the jungles of brazil and the ices of the Arctic Circle, is an Israeli biomed success story that made 180 kibbutzniks millionaires