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Start-Up Nation Meets Biblical Game of Thrones
 
Egyptian Court Bans Rabbi Abu Hatsera Festival

December 29, 2014 - 2:54 PM
 
Firebombs on 443

December 29, 2014 - 2:46 PM
 
Wounded IDF Soldier’s Faith Shows How Israel Survives

December 29, 2014 - 12:36 PM
 
Abbas Bucks Kerry and Runs to the UN to Throw Obama under the Bus

December 29, 2014 - 11:51 AM
 
Bombshell Video of Rav Ovadia Trashing Deri Spells Doom for Shas [video]

December 29, 2014 - 10:19 AM
 
A War of Words (Some More Accurate Than Others) at Brandeis

December 28, 2014 - 11:55 PM
 
Hamas Posts New ‘Dung’ Claiming Temple Mount Tunneling

December 28, 2014 - 11:25 PM
 
Jerusalem Apartment Firebombed, Miracle Saves Family

December 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
2015 IDF Military Intelligence ‘Crystal Ball’ Report

December 28, 2014 - 9:22 PM
 
Uzi Landau Quits Politics

December 28, 2014 - 7:40 PM
 
Ayala Shapira Update

December 28, 2014 - 3:54 PM
 
How Indispensable is Waze and WhatsApp to You?

December 28, 2014 - 3:48 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Envoy to Tehran Says Israel will be Destroyed

December 28, 2014 - 12:51 PM
 
Israel Building Undersea Barrier against Hezbollah

December 28, 2014 - 11:56 AM
 
Egypt Bans ‘Exodus’ as a ‘Zionist film’

December 28, 2014 - 11:38 AM
 
BBC TV’s Director Fears for Future of Jews in Britain

December 28, 2014 - 11:23 AM
 
High Court to Rule If Raising Vote Limit to be MK Violates Human Rights

December 28, 2014 - 11:12 AM
 
AirAsia Plane Disappeared With 162 Aboard

December 28, 2014 - 10:13 AM
 
‘How to Stab a Jew’ Going Viral on Palestinian Authority Social Media [video]

December 28, 2014 - 5:04 AM
 
UPDATE: Alert in Kochav Yaacov

December 27, 2014 - 11:50 PM
 
Failed Carjacking Near Maaleh Shomron

December 27, 2014 - 11:47 PM
 
How Hamas Rebuilds (in) Gaza [video]

December 27, 2014 - 11:38 PM
 
Syria Boasts Exports – with ZIM Containers

December 27, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
Terrorist Santa

December 27, 2014 - 10:55 PM
 
Firebomb Thrown at Jerusalem Apartment

December 27, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
Netanyahu Tells GOP Sen Graham PA Incitement Led to Firebombing

December 27, 2014 - 9:54 PM
 
War of Words Escalates Amongst Obama, North Korea and Sony

December 27, 2014 - 9:02 PM
 
IDF Captures Palestinian Authority Terrorists Who Firebombed 11-Year-Old [video]

December 27, 2014 - 7:52 PM
 
Haredi and Hard-Core Right-Wingers May Help Elect the Left

December 27, 2014 - 6:09 PM
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Business and Economy
MK Feiglin at the Knesset Economics Committee.
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2013

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"We've become an army that has a state, rather than a state that has an army, which is not a good thing!"

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Posted on: June 30th, 2013

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Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer admitted that he does not understand everything in Israel but after only eight years in the country since taking the helm at the Bank, he is another expert on the Middle East. He previously has injected his dovish political views through hints and gestures, but his […]

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Posted on: June 25th, 2013

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The Supreme Court has ordered Tel Aviv to enforce the law that prohibits stores from operating on the Sabbath. It overruled a February ruling by a lower court, which accepted the city’s claim that it carried out its responsibility by fining business owners without a need to force them to close. The three-judge panel, including […]

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Chinese film crew begins filming in Old City for blockbuster romantic-comedy
 

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

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Watch a Chinese film crew capturing the magic of Jerusalem's Old City as a backdrop for a full-length romantic comedy. It’s also going to give Israel a big boost in tourism.

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Prof. Yaakov Frenkel has been tapped to return to his old post as Governor of the bank of Israel, replacing Stanley Fischer
 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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The money markets can relax. There is economic growth after Stanley Fischer, who has decided that Israel is not his home. Prof. Yaakov Frenkel, who once headed the Bank of Israel, is returning.

 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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Teva, the world leader in generic medication will be soon be launching a generic version of Pfizer’s Viagra in the UK and Europe. Pfizer’s Viagra patents expired this past week in the UK and parts of Europe, allowing other manufacturers to move in. In the US, a court ruling has prevented Teva from introducing generic […]

 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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EMC, or its subsidiary VMWare are in talks to acquire the Israeli company ScaleIO for between $200 and $250 million, according to a report in Globes . ScaleIO was founded in 2010, and has 20 employees split between Israel and Palo Alto, with sales of less than $1 million.

 

Posted on: June 20th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to recruit Harvard Prof. Elkhanan Helpman, who previously moved to Israel form the Soviet Union, to replace Stanley Fischer as head of the Bank of Israel. Helpman also was the Prime Minister’s first choice to head the Bank seven years ago, but after Helpman’s refusal, Fischer was imported from […]

 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Offshore gas fields should be allowed to export no more than 40 percent of the natural gas they produce, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday. The Cabinet is expected to approve the recommendation at Sunday’s weekly session. The limit is more restrictive than the 53 percent that was suggested by a committee set up to […]

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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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