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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
Israel Welcomes End to FIFA’s ‘Absurd Situation’

May 30, 2015 - 1:50 AM
 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Re-Elected Despite Corruption Scandals, Arrests

May 29, 2015 - 11:56 PM
 
No Goal – Rajoub Drops FIFA Sportsfare Attack on Israel

May 29, 2015 - 5:38 PM
 
Bomb Threat Clears Out FIFA Congress (for Lunch)

May 29, 2015 - 3:36 PM
 
Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

May 29, 2015 - 2:58 PM
 
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Invade FIFA Congress

May 29, 2015 - 12:57 PM
 
Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

May 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

May 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

May 29, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
Mass. Gov. Baker Declares Sunday ‘Celebrate Israel Day’

May 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
 
Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
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Business and Economy
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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Posted on: June 7th, 2013

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A new report shows that 20 percent of Jewish households in the New York metropolitan area are poor, a figure only marginally lower than the rate in the general population. The report released Thursday by UJA-Federation of New York found more than 560,000 people living in 200,000 poor or near-poor Jewish households, a figure that […]

Super Bowl 2013 ad that upset Pepsi and Coke: 
'With SodaStream, we could have saved 500 million bottles on Game Day alone.'
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

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If you can’t beat’em, join’em. PepsiCo is reportedly bidding $2 billion buy out the Israeli SodaStream firm. A buyout could jeopardize the factory in Maaleh Adumim because of the boycott movement.

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Posted on: June 5th, 2013

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Argentinean real estate mogul Eduardo Elsztain said he will invest $75 million in Israel businesses, including $57 million in the struggling IDB group and $18 million in Ganden Holdings, both controlled by Israeli businessman Nochi Dankner. In February Elsztain, a vice president of the World Jewish Congress, bought a 10 percent stake in Ganden for […]

 

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

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The Israeli-based Wix website developer company has filed for a $75 million initial public offering (IPO) to raise the company’s value to $400 million. Last week, the Israeli-based Kamada medical treatments company completed an IPO prior its stock trading on NASDAQ last week. Software developer Babylon also has filed for IP, and Caesarstone Sdot Yam […]

 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

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Israel is the home to 84,000 millionaires, putting it in 10th place in the world’s ranking of the number of millionaires as a percentage of the number of households, according to The Boston Consulting Group, in its report “Maintaining Momentum in a Complex World: Global Wealth 2013.” In percentage term, there is a millionaire in […]

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Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

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Israeli VAT tax went up 1% to 18% on Saturday night. It’s now at its highest level in a decade. The government expects the tax hike will raise an additional NIS 4.4 billion a year in revenue, assuming the economy stays strong. The price of gasoline also rose to NIS 7.52 for 95 octane. This […]

 

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

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Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers will join several other world financial leaders on June 18 for a $30,000 farewell party for Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer, the Globes business newspaper reported Thursday. Fischer is leaving in the middle of his second term of office after having made aliyah to take the […]

File photo of the SEC seal in Washington
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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Shurat HaDin sent a warning letter to TIAA-CREF last month informing its leadership that the boycott resolution was a violation of both federal and New York State law.

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Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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Israel’s Waze user-based social mapping and navigation startup seems to be too Zionist for Facebook, which has been trying to pay up to $1 billion for the company. Facebook reportedly insists that the Waze management team re-locate to California from Israel, a condition that money can’t buy, at least not yet, according to the AllThingsD […]

The JC Penney tea kettle that can be seen as resembling Hitler
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Bad publicity sometimes is great for business, especially if it involves Hitler. JC Penney hurriedly removed a billboard showing a tea kettle that looked like Hitler. It sold out on the Internet.

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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 […]

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