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JFNA Discovered Jewish Life in Liberated Territories

25 Tishri 5777 – October 27, 2016
On Wednesday, the Jewish Federations of North America board of trustees voted to overturn its policy barring its missions from visiting Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Jerusalem’s New Business District Inaugurated Wednesday

24 Tishri 5777 – October 25, 2016
Jerusalem Gateway, with a $360 million investment, will spread over 52 acres, create 40,000 new jobs, and become Israel's largest transportation hub.

Earliest Ten Commandments Tablet On Auction in Beverly Hills

Bidders are required to agree to place the object on public exhibition, as per a stipulation by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which designated the artifact a "National Treasure" of Israel.

Report: One-Fourth of US Cancer Deaths Linked to Smoking

23 Tishri 5777 – October 24, 2016
While tobacco companies spend millions on advertising, a new study reiterates the cost in human lives is staggering. Cigarette smoking kills.

Israel Will Not Sign On to US Regulation of Israeli Drone Exports

21 Tishri 5777 – October 23, 2016
Slowly but surely, American companies have been encroaching on a field where in the past Israeli products ruled.

Report: S. Korean Military May Lease Israeli Reconnaissance Satellite

Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests in the past decade and launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of reaching US territories in the Pacific like Guam.

Global Competitiveness Report Gives Israel High Marks for Innovation [video]

21 Tishri 5777 – October 22, 2016
On the Global Competitiveness Index for 2016–2017, Israel is ranked in 24th place, behind Switzerland, Singapore, the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and directly behind Ireland in 23rd place.

Massive Cyber Attack Knocks Out Major US Internet Sites, Then in Parts of Europe

Major U.S. internet sites were hit by a cyber attack that spread rapidly across the country and then into Europe.

Israel Railways CEO Boaz Tzafrir Steps Down

17 Tishri 5777 – October 18, 2016
Israel Railways CEO Boaz Tzafrir has stepped down after leading the railroad from debt into net profit.

German Court: El Al Must Pay Passengers for Delayed Flights

A German court rules El Al Airlines must compensate an Israeli passenger for a 3-hour delay, as it does other passengers.

Finance Minister Exposing Fresh Meat Market to Foreign Competition

16 Tishri 5777 – October 17, 2016
For the duration of the next year, the quota for duty-free fresh meat imports will be doubled.

Days Before the Elections Adelsons Give Trump $10 Million

14 Tishri 5777 – October 16, 2016
Back in September, The Guardian reported the Adelsons were planning to donate as much as $25 million, later that figure was reduced to a mere $5 million, and now, apparently, they settled on $10 million.

Kremlin Prepares for ‘Nuclear War’ As White House Considers ‘Cyber Attack’ as Middle East...

Russia's President Putin tells his people to prepare for nuclear war; US President Obama threatens a "massive cyber attack" on the Kremlin. Half the world hangs between.

Israel, Turkey, Open Discussions On Natural Gas Pipeline and Explorations

12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and his Turkish counterpart met while at the World Energy Conference in Istanbul; the two explored the possibility of a natural gas pipeline from Israel to Turkey.

King of Thailand Passes Away After 70 Years of Gentle Rule

After ruling for 70 years, the King of Thailand has passed away at the age of 88, leaving anxiety in his wake.

Survey: Vast Majority of Israeli Businesses Prefer to Stay Shut on Shabbat

The vast majority of respondents said staying closed or open on Shabbat should be left to them to decide, while 19% preferred that the decision be enforced by the authorities.

Oliver Hart, US Jewish Economics Professor, Shares Nobel Prize

9 Tishri 5777 – October 11, 2016
A Jewish professor of economics has won half of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics.

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor: I Killed Housing for Arabs as Punishment for Terror Attack

9 Tishri 5777 – October 10, 2016
"They say we should use carrots and sticks, well we're fresh out of carrots, only sticks are left."

All-Time High Israeli Tax Collection: $57 Billion So Far in 2016

Based on the tax collection bonanza, it appears government could go on a mad spending spree, especially on security, and still end up with only a 2% of GNP deficit.

Einstein’s Letter to his Son on Solving Unified Field Theory on Auction

7 Tishri 5777 – October 8, 2016
Einstein wrote: "I am now very happy because I finally solved to my total satisfaction, after immensely intensive work, my gravitation-electricity problem. This, in a way, concludes my life’s work."

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