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US Jews ‘Bought Israel’ During War

September 16, 2014 - 4:40 PM
 
Shekel Dollar Rates Breaks Year High at 3.64

September 16, 2014 - 4:20 PM
 
German Man on Trial for ISIS Membership Played On Jewish Soccer Team

September 16, 2014 - 3:24 PM
 
Death Row Inmate: ‘Kosher-like’ is Not Kosher’

September 16, 2014 - 2:55 PM
 
Report: ISIS Shoots Down Syrian Regime Plane

September 16, 2014 - 2:11 PM
 
8-year-old Struck and Killed by School Bus

September 16, 2014 - 1:36 PM
 
New Cancer Drug Uses Immunotherapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma

September 16, 2014 - 1:13 PM
 
Lapid Won’t Let Defense Demands Turn Into ‘Turkish Bazaar’

September 16, 2014 - 12:53 PM
 
Turkey Offers to Host Muslim Brotherhood Leadership

September 16, 2014 - 12:34 PM
 
Israel Fights Back Against the Jerusalem Intifada

September 16, 2014 - 11:55 AM
 
First Time: US Bombs ISIS Near Baghdad to Support Iraqi Troops

September 16, 2014 - 10:35 AM
 
Travel Advisory: Have a Safe Holiday by Staying in Israel

September 15, 2014 - 10:22 PM
 
British Store Guard Tells Children ‘No Jews Allowed’

September 15, 2014 - 7:15 PM
 
Klinghoffer: Pretending Art Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

September 15, 2014 - 6:06 PM
 
Bullet-Filled Doll Halts Traffic at Ben Gurion Airport

September 15, 2014 - 6:00 PM
 
Radical Islam Helps United French Jews and Far Right Leader La Pen

September 15, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
ISIS Prompts Hezbollah’s ‘Great Need to Remain in Syria’

September 15, 2014 - 3:28 PM
 
Last Man Injured in Operation Protective Edge Released From Hospital

September 15, 2014 - 2:54 PM
 
Hamas Denies Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal Leaving Qatar

September 15, 2014 - 2:30 PM
 
UNDOF Troops Pull Out of Syria, Head for Israel

September 15, 2014 - 2:23 PM
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Business and Economy
A fiber-optic array for detection of breast cancer by way of Diffuse Optical Tomography.
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Cisco’s CEO touts Arab-Jewish teamwork, meet with Peres, announces an innovation venture with   Bezeq communications system, and predicts Israel will be the world’s first totally digital country. Cisco CEO John Chambers, speaking about his company’s involvement in Israel Electric Corporation’s fiber optic venture, predicted on Wednesday, “Israel is about to become the first fully digital […]

 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Exports of Israeli Foods and Beverages to the United States reached a record $224 million in 2012, reported Kosher Today, which attributed the statistics to the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute. While it spelled a 3% increase over 2011, it represented nearly 50% growth since 2008 when exports were valued at only $144 million. […]

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Posted on: June 17th, 2013

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SodaStream, the Israel-based company that makes machines to convert tap water into fizz, has signed a deal with KitchenAid to join forces for a new machine expected to be on the market before the end of the year. SodaStream was rumored two weeks ago to become part of PepsiCo, which denied reports that it was […]

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Posted on: June 16th, 2013

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Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer dodged questions from the Financial Times on whether he wants to succeed Ben Bernanke as director of the Federal Reserve. Fischer is quitting his job in Israel only two years after his second term started, and it has been widely speculated he wants to take a run for […]

"Governor Stanley Fischer will be remembered as the Israeli Alan Greenspan. It won't be long before everyone realizes the magnitude of his mistakes, and the fact that the responsibility for much of the financial crisis in the country rests on his shoulders."
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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Fischer's strong shekel is destroying Israel's two main industries—manufacturing and agricultural exports and tourism—which are struggling to compete over global markets.

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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer with his security man before delivering his farewell speech.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

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A Teva systems engineer watching over the packaging line of pharmaceuticals at the Jerusalem factory. A possible system failure in the French factory may have caused several deaths and hospitalizations.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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Several people died or have been hospitalized in serious condition after taking a drug that was released inadvertently in the packing of medicine treating pulmonary edema.

 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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According to the Mas Hachnasa (Israel Tax Authority) website, senior members of the IRS, met yesterday in Jerusalem with the Tax Authority director, Moshe Asher and other senior tax officials, to discuss strengthening cooperation between the authorities. The meeting placed an emphasis on the exchange of information between the two tax authorities and the authorities’ […]

 

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

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The Knesset Monday approved on the first reading a bill that would cut salaries of Knesset Members and the President of Israel by 10 percent. Salaries of ministers and judges would be cut by one percent. The measure passed by a margin of 38-15 but likely will be altered by Knesset committee that will discuss […]

 

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

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Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz signed an Open Skies agreement with the EU on Monday in Luxembourg. The agreement which is to be gradually implemented over the next 5 years, until it goes fully into effect in 2018, should lower prices significantly on flights between Israel and Europe. Open Skies will allow EU and Israeli […]

Waze logo - soon to be part of Google's Internet empire
 

Posted on: June 9th, 2013

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Google out-navigates Facebook. Google will pay $1.3 billion for Waze. Coming on top of $2 billion purchase of Iscar, and rumors of SodaStream next in line, Big Business is far from boycotting Israel.

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Posted on: June 7th, 2013

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A new report shows that 20 percent of Jewish households in the New York metropolitan area are poor, a figure only marginally lower than the rate in the general population. The report released Thursday by UJA-Federation of New York found more than 560,000 people living in 200,000 poor or near-poor Jewish households, a figure that […]

Super Bowl 2013 ad that upset Pepsi and Coke: 
'With SodaStream, we could have saved 500 million bottles on Game Day alone.'
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

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If you can’t beat’em, join’em. PepsiCo is reportedly bidding $2 billion buy out the Israeli SodaStream firm. A buyout could jeopardize the factory in Maaleh Adumim because of the boycott movement.

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Posted on: June 5th, 2013

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Argentinean real estate mogul Eduardo Elsztain said he will invest $75 million in Israel businesses, including $57 million in the struggling IDB group and $18 million in Ganden Holdings, both controlled by Israeli businessman Nochi Dankner. In February Elsztain, a vice president of the World Jewish Congress, bought a 10 percent stake in Ganden for […]

 

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

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The Israeli-based Wix website developer company has filed for a $75 million initial public offering (IPO) to raise the company’s value to $400 million. Last week, the Israeli-based Kamada medical treatments company completed an IPO prior its stock trading on NASDAQ last week. Software developer Babylon also has filed for IP, and Caesarstone Sdot Yam […]

 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

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Israel is the home to 84,000 millionaires, putting it in 10th place in the world’s ranking of the number of millionaires as a percentage of the number of households, according to The Boston Consulting Group, in its report “Maintaining Momentum in a Complex World: Global Wealth 2013.” In percentage term, there is a millionaire in […]

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Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

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Israeli VAT tax went up 1% to 18% on Saturday night. It’s now at its highest level in a decade. The government expects the tax hike will raise an additional NIS 4.4 billion a year in revenue, assuming the economy stays strong. The price of gasoline also rose to NIS 7.52 for 95 octane. This […]

 

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

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Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers will join several other world financial leaders on June 18 for a $30,000 farewell party for Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer, the Globes business newspaper reported Thursday. Fischer is leaving in the middle of his second term of office after having made aliyah to take the […]

File photo of the SEC seal in Washington
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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Shurat HaDin sent a warning letter to TIAA-CREF last month informing its leadership that the boycott resolution was a violation of both federal and New York State law.

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Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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Israel’s Waze user-based social mapping and navigation startup seems to be too Zionist for Facebook, which has been trying to pay up to $1 billion for the company. Facebook reportedly insists that the Waze management team re-locate to California from Israel, a condition that money can’t buy, at least not yet, according to the AllThingsD […]

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