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Wallenberg-Signed Document Exempting a Jew from Wearing Yellow Star Fetches $13,310

On 17 January 1945, during the Siege of Budapest by the Red Army, Wallenberg was detained by SMERSH on suspicion of espionage and subsequently disappeared.

Germans Pay Heir of Jewish Art Collector, Keep Stolen Kirchner Painting

In return for the $1.28 million check, Hess's heir consented to keeping the Kirchner painting where it is.

Defense Ministry: Israel’s Total 2016 New Defense Exports $6.5 Billion

This is an increase of $800 million (+14%) from the previous year.
Jibril Rajoub and Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement marking their 42nd anniversary, back in 2007.

PMW Report Leads to Germany’s Cancellation of PA Sports Deal

Germany had planned to send sports expert Gert Engels to coach the Palestinian Authority football team over a 2-year period.

IAI Inks $200M Deal in Asia

This order is a followup to a previous similar contract by the same customer, IAI said.

Israeli Design Student Gives the World Washing Machine Cuisine

Gazit acknowledges the humor in his invention, which may be a clever comment on life hacking, but he also stresses that his innovative product also targets less funny social issues, such as homelessness.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival Rejects Israeli Musician for ‘Political Reasons’

CFCA asked the organizer if the festival is applying its politics to other nationals or just Israelis.

Russia’s Medvedev, Iran’s Rouhani, to Discuss Eurasian Free Trade Zone

The trade turnover between Russia and Iran grew by 80% in 2016.

Retaliating for Trump Sanctions, Iran Punishes 15 US Companies

It isn’t yet clear whether any of these companies actually do business with Iran or have assets there.
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Introducing Judea and Samaria Small Business Owners Who Fight the BDS

The Lev HaOlam Organization was founded in order to help these producers and small businesses overcome the BDS challenges.

Lebanon Issues Gas Exploration Tenders Inside Israeli Marine Territory

Israel asked the US and the UN to demand that Lebanon change its tenders, three of which infringe on Israel's marine border.

Elbit Systems Awarded Defense Ministry $100 Million Radio Systems Contract

Elbit Systems Ltd. on Wednesday announced it had been awarded a $100 million contract by Israel's Ministry of Defense for the supply of advanced...

The ‘High’ of a Good Night’s Sleep

"Close to 20 percent of the population in the West suffer from insomnia."

University of Haifa Signs Groundbreaking Deal With Chinese Conglomerate Wahaha

The institutes will select cutting-edge application technologies from advance disciplines that can be industrialized.

Bloomberg: Intel Investments Critical in Israeli Economy’s Unprecedented Growth Spurt

Intel exported $3.35 billion in products from Israel in 2016, accounting for about 10% of the country's hi-tech exports.

Israel’s President Rivlin Busy With Business and Defense Deals in Vietnam

The president met with Vietnam's Minister of Defense and together they toured an exhibition of Israeli defense products in Hanoi.

Update: US Enacts Carry-on Ban at 10 International Airports, Citing Terror Alerts

Many travelers take these items with them as carry-ons due to fears they may be stolen at some point in the baggage handling process.

PM Netanyahu, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Attend Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation

Netanyahu noted that both countries have longstanding traditions and are committed to building societies that promote technology and innovation.

Omar Barghouti, BDS Co-Founder Arrested by Israel for Tax Evasion

For many, the BDS movement is being used as a conduit for Israel's ultimate annihilation.

UN Marks 2017 International Day of Happiness [video]

The global event is seen as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in people's lives.

Israel Signs Agreement With China on Foreign Workers and More

Israel and China signed a bouquet of economic agreements that included aviation cooperation, joint laboratories and more.

Passover Special: Bag of Plagues

Have a wonderful, holiday, regardless of whether or not it is plague-infested…

Netanyahu Meets with Heads of Alibaba, Baidu

Netanyahu touted investing in Israel with its 'unique human capital.'

Warning: Israel’s Egged Bus Drivers Threaten (Again) to Strike

If you're a commuter who relies on Egged to get to work or school, be warned: drivers are threatening to strike.
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American Eagle’s Schottenstein Negotiating to Buy Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball

The team has failed to make it to the EuroLeague quarter finals (it was eliminated after the Regular season), which could leave it with a deficit of about $5 million for the year.

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