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$2.8 billion invested in Israel in first half of 2016

14 Tammuz 5776 – July 20, 2016
'The industry is hard at work and the investors are still in the game.' -- Ofer Sela, partner in KPMG Somekh Chaikin's technology group.

Iran Negotiating Sale of Heavy Water to Russia, Enriched Uranium May Be Included

14 Tammuz 5776 – July 19, 2016
The Iranians have recently sold 32 tons of heavy water to the US.

President Rivlin and Paraguayan President Cartes Commit To Improving Bilateral Relationship

13 Tammuz 5776 – July 18, 2016
President Reuven Rivlin and his counterpart from Uruguay enjoyed a cordial conversation in Jerusalem, agreeing on numerous points.

Turkish Tourism Worst Casualty of Failed Coup, Terrorism

“The confidence factor that Turkey projected abroad has eroded."

European Union to Open Iran Office

9 Tammuz 5776 – July 14, 2016
The European Union wasted no time establishing a presence in Tehran.

Greece Talks About Ties with Iran

Diplomatic, economic and trade ties appear to be warming up between Iran and Greece.

Israelis Not Happy Over Pharrell Williams’ Notice

8 Tammuz 5776 – July 13, 2016
'Happy' music star Pharrell Williams won't be making music in Israel this summer.

Turkish Energy Ministry Officials Meet in Gaza, Then Israel

Turkish energy officials met in Gaza with Hamas over the increasing power outages that plague the enclave.

El Al Ranked Last in On Time Performance

El Al says its pilots are to blame, since they are executing labor sanctions that mess with the company's schedule causing those delays.

Rebbe’s Billionaire ‘Diamond’ Joe Gutnick Bankrupt

A worldwide search for Gutnick's assets is being conducted, with special focus on his offshore holdings in America, Europe and Singapore.

Knesset Committee Approves Submission to US IRS Tax Compliance Act

6 Tammuz 5776 – July 12, 2016
The committee also succeeded in repelling the Israeli tax authority, which wanted initially to be able to use information gathered by Israeli banks for the IRS.

US, Israel Group to Launch Jerusalem, Manhattan ‘Techotels’

6 Tammuz 5776 – July 11, 2016
The Techotels will seek to become the central hub for hi-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and executives in NY, Israel and the Bay Area

Housing Ministry to Ease Requirements for Foreign Companies Building in Israel

"The key factor for resolving the housing crisis is a conceptual change in the planning process, the land development and the construction methods."

Weizman Institute Revealing Secrets of Protective Coating of Wheat and Barley

4 Tammuz 5776 – July 10, 2016
In the future it may be possible to make use of the study’s findings to breed crops with a higher yield and a greater resistance to drought.

State Dept. Approves $300M Sale to Israel of Sea Hawk Helicopters, Military Parts

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
The US State Dept. approves a sale to Israel involving $300 million in Sea Hawk helicopters, parts and tech support.

Jerusalem Light Rail Expansion Approved, City to Add More Lines

1 Tammuz 5776 – July 6, 2016
The Jerusalem municipality has approved two more lines for the city's Light Rail and an extension of the current Red Line.

Netanyahu Meets Kenyan Christian Supporters of Israel, Offers Water

"We should have a big water problem but we don't, we have a water surplus. We have a water surplus because we've developed ingenuity to overcome this."

Netanyahu ‘Recruits’ Business for Africa at Israel-Kenya Economic Forum

Prime Minister Netanyahu shares incentives aimed at encouraging ties between Israelis and Kenyan entrepreneurs.

MK Yogev: Out of Judea and Samaria Daily 1.98 Million Gallon Shortage, 1.1 Million...

29 Sivan 5776 – July 5, 2016
"For the past two years we have been receiving messages from Mekorot each morning telling us that there is no water in the pipes."

Cisco Highlights Global Confidence in Israel

According to Cisco’s Chairman, John Chambers: “Israel is the most innovative country, producing the best startups..."

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