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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
NYU Latest Site of Anti-Israel Mock Eviction Notices

April 25, 2014 - 4:06 AM
 
Tzipi Livni: I Won’t Quit

April 25, 2014 - 1:20 AM
 
Israel to Host ATP Men’s Tennis Tournament

April 25, 2014 - 12:57 AM
 
Starbucks-SodaStream Link Would Help Destroy BDS

April 25, 2014 - 12:48 AM
 
Israeli Security Cabinet Unanimously Rejects Negotiations with Hamas

April 24, 2014 - 11:31 PM
 
Ukraine Frees US-Israeli Journalist Ostrovsky (Video)

April 24, 2014 - 10:09 PM
 
Northeastern U. Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine Group

April 24, 2014 - 8:33 PM
 
Breaking: HAS Visa Points Now Worthless for El Al Flights

April 24, 2014 - 8:17 PM
 
Ellen Degeneres Gives SodaStream as Earth Day Prize

April 24, 2014 - 7:55 PM
 
Turkey Backs Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal

April 24, 2014 - 7:52 PM
 
Synagogue Worshippers in London Save Family from Burning Car

April 24, 2014 - 6:35 PM
 
Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List Tells her Story

April 24, 2014 - 6:08 PM
 
Brave Israel Police Stand Guard at Empty Yeshiva to Stop Violence

April 24, 2014 - 5:21 PM
 
Gaza Terrorists Firing at Southern Israel, Again

April 24, 2014 - 2:10 PM
 
ADL Warns Missionary Group is Using Holocaust – Again – to Lure Jews

April 24, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
Russia Accuses West of Starting Ukraine Crisis

April 24, 2014 - 1:16 PM
 
Tunisia Leader Facing Flack Over Jewish Pilgrimage to El Ghriba

April 24, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
European Jews Ask EU Not to Recognize PA Unity Gov’t

April 24, 2014 - 11:09 AM
 
America Joins Israel in Canceling Talks with PA

April 24, 2014 - 10:10 AM
 
J Street Seeking a Seat at the Conference

April 24, 2014 - 9:33 AM
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Business and Economy
Anava Park in Modi'in.
 

Modi’in: the Next Big Thing in Israel Housing

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Government plans to market 12,000 new apartments in Modi'in, where prices haven't stopped rising in recent years.

Della Heiman (L) and Sara Greenberg are Harvard Business School students who launched Inside IL
 

Harvard Students Match MBA Interns with Israeli Companies

Posted on: February 28th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The two Harvard MBA students are the perfect matchmakers for quality MBA students and Israeli companies

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‘Mein Kampf’ Signed by Adolf Hitler in LA Auction

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Two rare early editions of “Mein Kampf” signed by Adolf Hitler may for more than $20,000 at an online auction on Thursday, AP reports. Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, expects criticism for auctioning the 1925 and 1926 books up for bid. But he says that it’s a piece of […]

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Bennett Slashes Import Duties on Dairy Products

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Custom duties on imported butter, yogurt and other dairy products will be drastically slashed in a move by Economy Minister Naftali Bennett to increase competition and lower prices. Import taxes on some dairy prices account for as much as 100 percent of the final cost, according to Bennett, who also is chairman of the Jewish […]

 

IKEA to Open Third Store in Israel in March

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

IKEA will open its third store in Israel on March 11, when it opens the doors to its Kiryat Ata branch near Haifa. The company paid $110 million to build the store, which will have 51 showrooms and three houses with designed rooms. “IKEA’s entry to the north is the implementation of another step in […]

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German newspaper cartoonist claims his hook-nosed caricature of Zuckerberg is not anti-Semitic.
 

German Paper’s Caricature of Hook-Nosed Zuckerberg ‘Anti-Semitic’

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Which is more disgusting – an anti-Semitic caricature of Zuckerberg or his throwing away Judaism for atheism?

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View from inside the control room at the Israeli Electricity Company power station in Hadera, central Israel.
 

Israel Discriminates ‘against’ PA by Charging Less for Electricity

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The Israel Electric Corp. shuts off power to those who don’t pay – unless the debtor is the Palestinian Authority.

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HASC Marathon Overcomes Massive Snowstorm with Assistance from JetBlue

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Camp HASC’s annual Fort Lauderdale marathon is a crucial fundraising event for the special needs children camp based in upstate New York. However this year’s event faced a unique challenge due to the massive blizzard that struck the area over the weekend. The entire team of 109 runners and staff members were on the verge […]

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Room with a view - for only $31 million
 

Canadian Jews Buys Tel Aviv Penthouse for $31 Million

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

You missed the boat if you wanted to pick up a nice little penthouse in Tel Aviv. An unidentified Canadian real estate tycoon picked up a seafront penthouse, stull under construction, for a paltry $31 million, Globes reported. The apartment is on the 20th and 21st floors and the balconies cover an area of 3,000 […]

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Bring your family, tour group, seminary or yeshiva. You'll have lots of fun picking the olives and turning them into oil - all within a few hours.
 

With Olive Oil, Olim Spread the Light of Torah

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Shemen LaMeor will create jobs and reinvigorate the region’s agriculture while preserving its unique character.

 

Can of Coke Costs Up to Six Times more in Israel than in US

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Next time you drink a can of Coca Cola in Israel at a kiosk or tourist spot, take into consideration you are swallowing six times more money than you would if you had bought it at an American outlet, such as Walmart, according to a survey conducted by the Globes newspaper. Americans pay on average […]

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Adelson Casino Website Back after Hack

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The websites of the casino operation owned by Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson went back online, a week after they were hacked by unidentified vandals who criticized his support for Israel. The hackers on Feb. 11 took over the home page of websites run by the Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino operator, which […]

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The Bank of Israel has issued a stiff warning to public to be beware the bitcoin.
 

Bank of Israel May Pop the Bitcoin Bubble

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Economics 101 teaches that “money is money because it is money,” but a bitcoin may not always be a bitcoin.

 

Israeli Cardiac GPS App Offered Free in February

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Cathmaps+ emailed us this announcement via their PR firm: Following the release we sent to you last week about Cathmaps+, the Israeli company that created the world’s first mobile app to help cardiac patients manage elevated risk, we wanted to updated you that in celebration of its launch last week in the United States and […]

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Israel’s Rafael Unveils ‘Star Wars’ Like Missile Defense System

Posted on: February 16th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled its latest missile defense system, called Iron Beam, which uses lasers to destroy incoming rockets and mortars. “It’s exactly like what you see in ‘Star Wars,’” Rafael spokesman Amit Zimmer said at the Singapore Airshow, the Associated Press reported. “You see the lasers go up so quickly like a […]

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Israeli-Founded Viber Chat Startup Fetches $900m

Posted on: February 15th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

A Japanese e-commerce firm said it will buy the Israeli-founded Viber chat startup for $900 million. Rakuten Inc announced its planned purchase of Viber Media Inc. on Friday. Viber, run by the Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, will add 300 million users to Rakuten’s existing 200 million users, Rakuten’s CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani, told reporters in Tokyo. […]

The Tnuva dairy plant in Kibutz Tel Yosef, Israel.
 

Chinese Negotiating to Buy Dairy and Agriculture Giant Tnuva

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

If the deal goes through it would be for between $2.4 and $2.7 billion.

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Aviv Mizrahi (R) and Aryeh Greenes are believed to have fled to Israel following their indictment on defrauding several U.S. banks for $33 million.
 

2 LA Jews Flee 1,020 and 330 Year Sentences to Israel (Updated)

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

They obtained lines of credit to the combined tune of $33 million, then got caught.

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Buying Israeli products is the best way to fight the Boycott Israel movement.
 

NY State’s Anti-Boycott Bill in Deep Freeze

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Boycotting a boycotter could boomerang, despite all of the good intentions off those behind the idea.

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Canadian Minister Jason Kenney thanks Oxfam for convincing him to buy a SodaStream machine.
 

Canadian Minister ’Thanks Oxfam’ and Buys SodaStream Machine

Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Canada’s Employment minister Jason Kenney has countered the BDS ‘Boycott SodaStream” campaign by buying one of the company’s soda-making machines and crediting Oxfam for the idea. Oxfam has dumped Scarlett Johansson as an ambassador because she signed up to promote SodaStream whose 20 factories around the world include one in the industrial area of Maaleh […]

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