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Moroccan King Restores Jewish Names of Marrakech Ghetto

Established at the site of the sultan's stables, the Mellah was segregated for Jewish dwelling in 1558 by the Saadi dynasty which ruled Morocco from 1549 to 1659.

Commuters’ Paradise — Not — in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

Commuters who depend on Egged buses and Israel Railway trains in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were watching the news for strike updates.

Elbit Systems Meets Major Milestone in Military Flight Training Program

Elbit Systems has reached a significant project milestone with the delivery of its first training aircraft.

Chinese Pharma Investing $20 Million in Israeli Smart Shirt Startup

The hWear shirt works with HealthWatch’s MasterCaution line of products, which use mobile and cloud technology for monitoring and reporting critical health information.

Haifa Port Fined Nearly NIS 2.2 Billion Over Environmental Violations

The port of Haifa received a wallop in a series of fines from the Environmental Ministry over pollution violations.

Proper Response to UN Hostility: Dutch Israel Lovers Visit Hebron, Gush Etzion

'Our answer to the great darkness emanating from the UN is to increase the light.'

MDA TO Cut Services in Judea, Samaria, Northern Border

Magen David Adom plans to cut services in Judea, Samaria and the northern border region.

Ukrain’s Deputy Speaker: Mend Ties with Israel by Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Our advice to all the foreign missions in Israel is to beat the crowds and start moving their own embassies to the capital, while the rates are relatively reasonable.

Hush, Hush Startup Nation: Netanyahu Awards Intelligence-Operational Achievements

The prize is awarded once every two years for high-level planning, flawless operation, and outcomes that significantly contribute to the field of preventative action and state security.

NIS 15 Billion Allocated — With A Plan — To Develop Northern Israel

There have been many plans announced to develop northern Israel, but this time the government is putting money and a time frame behind the proclamation.

Russia ‘Wanted to Delay the Vote’ at UN Security Council

Russia says it "had several issues with the wording, and ... wanted to delay the vote" on the UN Security Council resolution against Israel.

Gush Etzion Residents Boycott Arab Destroyer of Netiv Ha’avot

The Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Elazar was built in 2001 on land which was later claimed–with the urging and support of Peace Now–by the Mussa family of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.

Bank of Israel Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for January 2017

The financial front in Israel is generally looking good, and the Bank of Israel wants to keep it that way, so no changes in January.

Azerbaijan Successfully Test-fires Israeli-Produced Barak-8 Missile System

Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired the newly developed, Israeli-produced Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile purchased from the Jewish State.

Knesset Passes NIS 907 Billion Budget for 2017-2018

The national budget for years 2017 and 2018 was approved by the Knesset in a vote of 60-48. Defense, as usual, is the biggest expense, at NIS 70 billion per year.

One More Jewish Billionaire Can’t Hurt: Carl Icahn Trump’s Next Regulations Czar

Icahn, who believes the Environmental Protection Agency hurts business, has played a central role in selecting the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Expert: 67% Drop in 2016 Israeli Exits, But the Future Looks Promising

'On its face it appears that it has been a drought year in terms of exists and that we've hit a crisis of sorts, but the truth is not nearly so dramatic.'

Israeli Scientists Say Food Supplement May Help Reverse Familial Dysautonomia (FD)

A popular food supplement used for memory, cognitive issues and ADHD may also prove useful in treating Familial Dysautonomia.

Delta Removes Passenger for Speaking Arabic before Takeoff [video]

The passengers alerted the London to NYC Delta Airlines flight attendants and the Arabic speakers were told to deplane at once.

Israel Delivers First CAEW G550 to Italian Air Force

'The system reflects the deep, fruitful collaboration between the Italian and Israeli ministries of defense.'

New Jewish, Zionist, US Ambassador Is J Street’s Moneymaker in a Rebuilding Year

Like a baseball team after a losing season, J Street is making 2017 a rebuilding year, using US Jews' fear and loathing of President-Elect Trump to scare up (literally) the donations.

Chazon Ish’s Glasses on Auction in Jerusalem

The opening bid is $2,000. They expect to raise between five and eight thousand.

Income Tax Employees’ ‘Italian Strike’ Threatening Israeli Economy

As of Sunday morning there are no assessment hearings, and for several weeks no taxation abroad is being certified, no tax withholding on transactions in Israel, and 7,000 real estate transactions are delayed.

Azerbaijan Signs Deal With Israel on Iron Dome

Azerbaijan has announced it has purchased Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

Palestinian Authority Received $357 Million From US State Dept in 2016

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah shows his skill at the verbal shell game when he claimed the PA was under "financial siege" by the US, which gave more than anyone in 2016.

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