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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Hamas on the Temple Mount

December 19, 2014 - 2:37 PM
 
Hezbollah Tries ‘Mossad Spy’ in Top Ranks

December 19, 2014 - 12:53 PM
 
Latest Election Poll

December 19, 2014 - 12:52 PM
 
‘Powerful Coalition’ of ISIS, Al-Qaeda is Narrowly Averted

December 19, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Lands in Israel

December 19, 2014 - 12:10 PM
 
Gluten-Free Army Rations for Combat Soldiers with Celiac Disease

December 19, 2014 - 12:00 PM
 
Teen Terrorist in Court for Wounding Baby

December 19, 2014 - 11:05 AM
 
Ashdod Mystery: Four Found Unconscious

December 19, 2014 - 11:03 AM
 
Liberman’s Secret Plan to be Crowned Prime Minister

December 19, 2014 - 11:01 AM
 
Hanukkah Miracle Brings ’770′ Stabbing Victim Home

December 19, 2014 - 6:07 AM
 
Road Terror Attack on Southern Israeli Bus

December 19, 2014 - 5:37 AM
 
UN General Assembly Votes to Refer N. Korea to ICC

December 19, 2014 - 4:40 AM
 
US Dept of Defense Trains Teachers in 3-D Printing

December 19, 2014 - 3:48 AM
 
US Govt IDs North Korea in Sony Cyber Terror Attack

December 19, 2014 - 2:35 AM
 
Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

December 18, 2014 - 11:15 PM
 
Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?

December 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM
 
Netanyahu ‘Will Not Allow’ PA’s UN Resolution to Endanger Israelis

December 18, 2014 - 7:33 PM
 
Unique 65-Foot Long Entrance Discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace

December 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM
 
Sydney Chabad Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Canceled ‘Out of Respect’

December 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM
 
Israeli-Americans Stranded in Bus Strike

December 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Youth Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM
 
Putin Blames ‘Outside Factors’ for Falling Ruble

December 18, 2014 - 1:26 PM
 
Hamas Holds Live-Fire Training Hours after EU Takes It off Terror List

December 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM
 
Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

December 18, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race

December 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
The Jewish Hipster Party

December 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Terror Threat Puts Kibosh on Sony’s NYC Film Release

December 18, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

December 18, 2014 - 2:16 AM
 
Israel’s FM Liberman Declines Swedish Meeting Request Over PA Recognition

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 AM
 
US Re-Defines ‘Unilateral’ to Justify PA Burying the Oslo Accords

December 17, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
‘Freedom of Speech’ Under Abbas-led Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 8:01 PM
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Business and Economy
Abbas' high-tech adviser calls condemns 'unacceptable' direct talks between Israel, PA Arab and international high-tech firms
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Microsoft and Cisco learn how Abbas defines ”direct talks.” Their officials are to attend an Israel-PA high-tech confab. Abbas’ adviser says it’s “unacceptable.” It gives the world the wrong impression.

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Rabbi Berkovits addressing the crowd of nearly 500 women at the Temech Conference in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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What makes a brand extraordinary is its “why” – the emotional reason that makes a person want to purchase that item. Simple, right? Basic, too. What’s more, it works.

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Posted on: May 26th, 2013

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The electric car company Better Place, which had pledged to erect electric car charging stations throughout Israel, filed for bankruptcy in an Israeli court on Sunday. The company, based in Palo Alto, Calif., fired about half of its staff in October 2012. Better Place provides charge spots and battery-switch stations for the Renault Fluence ZE, […]

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Posted on: May 24th, 2013

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Readers are already asking us if newly appointed acting commissioner of the IRS, Daniel Werfel is a Jew.

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Posted on: May 24th, 2013

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With the deal Facebook and Waze not yet closed, Google has reportedly jumped into the fray,  making a play for the Israeli start-up company, who’s opening bid is at $1 billion dollars. There’s another alternative also on the table now, Waze turns down both giants, keeps its independence, and raises money with another round of venture […]

 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

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The shekel-dollar rate has soared 4 percent in the past two weeks, with the latest jump today (Wednesday) prompted by expectations that the Bank of Israel will lower the interest rate again in June. The rate crossed the level of 3.69 shekels to the dollar on Wednesday after having dropped under 3.55 shekels to the […]

 

Posted on: May 19th, 2013

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The government can expect to rake in billions of dollars from natural gas exports in the next 20 years, claimed Yitzchak Tshuva, controlling shareholder of Delek, which is a major partner in the Nobel Energy consortium that has begun pumping gas from its off-shore oil discovery. Opposing views are trying to prohibit exports, arguing that […]

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Posted on: May 16th, 2013

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Israel has (more) gas. Baruch Hashem. But who should profit?

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Thousands of grasshoppers seen near Ramat Negev .
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Fundamentalists were working overtime before Passover to describe how just as in Biblical times, the Jews were spared from the plague. Now the locusts are working overtime, just in time for Shavuot.

Cash transactions may be severely limited by this time next year, if the Prime Minister's Office has its way.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer announced on Monday a surprise cut the prime interest rate as part of his battle to fight the appreciation of the shekel and help the economy to keep growing. The financial markets responded with the shekel-dollar rate rising more than 1.5 percent to the level of 3.61 shekels to […]

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

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Waze and Facebook have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but not over whether Facebook will buy Waze for 700 million dollars, or a clean billion, but over Israel, according to the Israeli site Telecom News. Facebook wants to close down Waze’s Raanana office, and transfer some of the developers to the U.S. While the […]

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Facebook reportedly is considering shelling out $1 billion for the Israel-based Waze company
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

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Waze may be Facebook’s third purchase in Israel, not for the Waze maps but for the traffic it can generate through Facebook, at Google’s expense. But the buyout is far from certain.

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Posted on: May 9th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited the Great Wall of China on Thursday, allowing him to make the obvious comparison with Israel’s security fence, dubbed by leftists as the “Apartheid Wall. Unlike the Chinese Great Wall, the “wall” in Israel extends less than 10 percent of the total length of the fortification, […]

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Warren Buffett is paying $2 billion to complete a $6 billion purchase of the Israeli Isracar tool making company.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is paying $2.05 billion for the remaining 20 percent of IMC International Metalworking Co, otherwise known as Isracar, completing the buyout that began with the giant $4 billion purchase of 80 percent of the company in 2006. “We are delighted to acquire the portion of the company that was retained by […]

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Posted on: April 25th, 2013

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Canadian fertilizer giant Potash Corp. has given up on its $15 billion offer to buy Israel Chemicals following strong opposition in Israel, where fears also were raised that Potash would move some local production to Jordan. Potash, which already has a 14 percent stake in Israeli Chemicals, stated that although it maintains that the proposed […]

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid addressing the Knesset, April 22, 2013.
 

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013

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It was that kind of a parliamentary confrontation, stormy, angry, and deliciously witty.

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Lobbyist Bill Clinton and Israeli lobbyist Ehud Barak
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2013

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Bill Clinton’s wealth is more than $55 million. He gets a double dividend as a paid energy lobbyist and being a “friend” of Israel by lobbying against the government’s taxing newly-found gas.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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I think this means they're doing fabulously well.

A protester in front of the Greek parliament holds up a poster depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a Nazi.
 

Posted on: April 14th, 2013

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There is no doubt Germanophobia exists, look at Greece, at Italy, even Ireland.

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Posted on: April 8th, 2013

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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer launched a new war on the falling shekel-dollar rate Monday and ordered the purchase of $100 million of greenbacks, soon after the rate dropped close to 3.59 shekels to the dollar for the first time in nearly two years. The massive purchase catapulted the rate from the 18-month low […]

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