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Israel and Turkey to return ambassadors, restore full diplomatic ties

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The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events as they happen.

Israel’s overall unemployment rate edges up slightly in July to 6.6%, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The CBS says there are some 153,000 Israelis who have registered as unemployed and looking for work.

The bureau notes that the rise is likely seasonal and corresponds to similar rises over the summer in the past.

A 38-year-old man is shot and seriously wounded in the northern town of Shfaram, medics say.

Magen David Adom paramedics were taking him to the Rambam hospital in nearby Haifa in a serious condition.

The motive for the shooting is not immediately clear and police have no comment.

Arab communities have seen a surge in violence in recent years, driven mainly, but not only, by organized crime.

Israel and Turkey will exchange ambassadors and consuls general as the two countries agree to restore full........

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