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Haifa Chemicals to Lay Off Hundreds of Employees at Northern Factory

For years there have been environmental and national security concerns that a missile could hit the tank, or some other disaster could strike.

Tel Aviv–Jerusalem High-Speed Train Passes First Test Ahead of April 2018 Opening

The new, high-speed railway has been criticized by the political left and the Palestinian Authority for passing through about 4 miles of Judea and Samaria, most of it through tunnels.

Paypal Suspends Rightwing Blogger Pamela Geller’s Account

"They did it. PayPal has banned our organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative."

Trump Fighting UN Blacklist of Companies Doing Business in Settlements

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told US officials he intends to publish the blacklist by the end of 2017.

Arrest in Bank Yahav Extortion Case

"The bank is taking stringent information security measures for its databases, and discovered no break-in involving them."

Jewish Former Goldman Sachs Chief May Be Next to Abandon Trump’s Ship

Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld said: "I think if he steps away, it would crash the markets."

Israeli ‘Long Weekend’ Bill in Jeopardy

The proposal faces still opposition from a competing plan that would reduce the work week by one hour.

Israel’s Meteor Aerospace Working on 1,300 Kg Long-Endurance UAV

Meteor Aerospace has scheduled the new UAV's flight testing for some time in 2019.

Black Jewish Banker Suing Goldman Sachs for Discrimination

Goldman Sachs is facing a proposed class action suit in the same court in Manhattan over its alleged discrimination against women in pay and promotions.

Elbit to Upgrade Singapore’s Chinook, Apache Defenses

Elbit's self-protection suite for aircraft is extremely small and lightweight and has a modular and open architecture with multiple interface abilities.

IDF Concerned: Combat Recruitment Motivation Down for 3rd Straight Draft

The last time IDF combat recruitment was this low was recorded immediately after the 2006 Second Lebanon War.The trend was eventually corrected in 2010, when demand for combat service surged to an 80% peak. But it has since been declining consistently.

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Strike is Over

The strike affected New Olim who were planning to complete the purchase of their new homes in August.

Haifa Seaport Renewal to ‘Rival Barcelona’

"This will turn Haifa into an international port on the level of Barcelona.”

George Soros Invests in Occupied Territories (Others, That Is)

San Leon attorney Daniel Martin said the firm had not discussed its activities with Western Saharawis, because they're “not a representative people.”

5 Global Industry Leaders to Operate Israeli Innovation Incubator Labs

Renault-Nissan Alliance, Merck-Flex, Enel-Shikun & Binui, Ham-Let and Frutarom will operate the Israel Innovation Authority Labs.

‘Amplifier’ Wants to Help Jewish Philanthropists ‘Grow their Giving Circles’

Once the program is completed, each giving circle leader will prepare a case study about their initiative to share with Amplifier’s giving circle network.

Restraining Order Sends Dimona Nuclear Workers Back to Work

News of the strike was not made public until the back-to-work restraining order was issued.

Got a Driver’s License? Swap It in Israel, Effective Sunday

“This is about reducing bureaucracy," said Minister Yisrael Katz.

Bank Mizarahi-Tefahot Strike Enters Day 10, New Olim Hit Hard

New Olim using Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot can't finish their payments and move into their new homes.

Report: Anti-Israel Mega-Fund’s Income Dropped Dramatically in 2016

"The New Israel Fund has long since lost its legitimacy among Israeli citizens, and it is good to see that even its donors in the US understand that this is a fund whose sole purpose is to harm the State of Israel and its sovereignty."

Crown Heights Business Owner Predicts Calabria’s Smaller Etrogim ‘Will Work Out’

"Even the non-Jewish farmers admit it’s all in God’s hands. They may have a surprise, and a new crop may soon have beautiful, clean Esrogim."

Weizmann Institute Named Top International Research Institute

“The need to demonstrate that publicly-funded science is being used for society’s benefit is paramount.”

Australian Firm Acquires Israel’s Plarium Gaming Firm

"Our common aspiration to be a global leader in social gaming, which will be accelerated through leveraging Aristocrat’s financial, strategic and operational resources."

Birthright Program Matches Israeli, Foreign 20-Somethings for Business Fellowship

“These ties are translated into viable collaboration and cross-country cooperation."

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Strike Enters Day 8

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot is Israel's largest and most popular mortgage bank and the strike is affecting a lot of home buyers.

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