Turkish Morsi supporters.
Turkish pro-Morsi demonstrators condemn latest killings in Cairo in Ankara, July 27, 2013 Photo by AFP
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The crisis between Israel and the European Union over new economic sanctions against settlements is deepening, fueled by their inability to agree on conditions for signing the Horizon 2020 scientific cooperation agreement.

During a phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama said he wants to begin consultations with regard to a permanent agreement with Iran, saying that Israel has "good reason to be skeptical about Iran's intentions."

Israel's cabinet approved a proposal to raise the grant given to African migrants who agree to leave the country from $1,500 to $3,500. IT also voted unanimously to allocate NIS 440 million to deal with African asylum-seekers in the coming year, with most of the money going toward a new detention center in the Negev.

Foreign Minister Avidgor Lieberman suggests bringing Habayit Hayehudi into the Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu alliance to form an even wider right-wing grouping in Israel's coalition.

The Turkish ambassador in Cairo reportedly aided the Muslim Brotherhood and carried out plans to divide Egypt using funding from countries such as the United States, Britain, France and Germany.

The Israeli agritech company Kaiima believes it has found a way to boost crop yields without genetic modification, by replicating and accelerating a natural genetic phenomenon in the laboratory.

Apple confirms the $350 million acquisition deal with the Israeli 3D sensing company PrimeSense, best known for its advanced body-movement tracking technology originally used for the Xbox 360.

Israeli singer Eyal Golan is unlikely to be indicted for charges of having sexual relations with minors, but his father and assistant have had their remands extended by another four days.