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Second Democrat in Congress Announces Rejection of Iran Deal

July 31, 2015 - 6:14 AM
 
Abbas Reshuffles Unity Govt with Hamas, Claims ISIS Is Already in Gaza, ‘No Sense Denying It’

July 31, 2015 - 12:16 AM
 
Munich City Council Upholds Ban on Tiny Holocaust Memorial Bricks

July 30, 2015 - 11:59 PM
 
6 Stabbed in Jerusalem ‘Gay Pride’ Parade by Haredi Repeat Gay Stabber

July 30, 2015 - 8:40 PM
 
NGO Monitor Poses 10 Questions over Amnesty Report on Israeli ‘War Crimes’

July 30, 2015 - 7:56 PM
 
Tel Aviv Ranked #1 Startup Ecosystem Outside the US

July 30, 2015 - 7:45 PM
 
Netanyahu: ’24-Day Window for Inspections Really is 3 Months’

July 30, 2015 - 7:09 PM
 
Queens Democratic Congresswoman Breaks Ranks and Opposes ObamaDeal

July 30, 2015 - 6:47 PM
 
Orthodox Rabbis to Lobby near Rosh HaShanah against Deal with Iran

July 30, 2015 - 6:03 PM
 
Weather Forecast: 100 Degrees in Jerusalem

July 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM
 
Two Polls Show Most Americans Oppose ‘ObamaDeal’

July 30, 2015 - 5:02 PM
 
Canada Buys Iron Dome Radar Technology from Israel

July 30, 2015 - 3:33 PM
 
Foreign Ministry Calls Sunni Arab Nations ‘Israel’s Allies’

July 30, 2015 - 3:20 PM
 
Turkey Accuses Kurdish PKK Terror Group of Teaming With ISIS

July 30, 2015 - 2:43 PM
 
Israeli Military Medics Rescue Palestinian Arab Girl in Hebron

July 30, 2015 - 1:46 PM
 
Tears From 2 Security Officers, Refusals to Expel Sa-Nur Families

July 30, 2015 - 12:58 PM
 
Jewish Bride Arrested at Temple Mount on Her Wedding Day

July 30, 2015 - 11:43 AM
 
Hamas Calls for Gaza ‘Uprising’ Against Palestinian Authority

July 30, 2015 - 10:56 AM
 
Mild Earthquake Shakes Israel

July 30, 2015 - 10:25 AM
 
Modified Norwegian Law Passes in Knesset

July 30, 2015 - 10:17 AM
 
Bibi on Iran Deal: ‘We Aren’t Partners at the Table, We Are a Meal on the Menu’ [VIDEO]

July 30, 2015 - 7:20 AM
 
Vatican Exhibition Celebrates John Paul II’s Outreach to Jews

July 30, 2015 - 4:05 AM
 
Kosher Hotel to Open in Rio in Time for 2016 Olympics

July 30, 2015 - 2:18 AM
 
Amnesty International says Israel Committed War Crimes in Effort to Free Soldier Kidnapped by Hamas

July 30, 2015 - 12:31 AM
 
Donald Trump Defends Huckabee’s ‘Ovens’ Imagery

July 29, 2015 - 9:15 PM
 
Netanyahu Promises 804 Homes for “Settlers’ – 3 Years after Previous Pledge

July 29, 2015 - 7:12 PM
 
US Won’t Let Pollard Out of Country for Five Years

July 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM
 
Brandeis Study: Antisemitism on College Campuses Is in the Eye of the Beholder

July 29, 2015 - 5:36 PM
 
Update: Child Killer Samir Kuntar Dead in Alleged Israeli Air Strike

July 29, 2015 - 4:45 PM
 
Movie Based on Pollard Case to be Produced by Jackal Group

July 29, 2015 - 4:03 PM
 
Southern Israel Solar Field of 134 Acres Connected to Electric Grid

July 29, 2015 - 3:21 PM
 
Police Charges Five Hilltop Youth with Arson of Church at the Kinneret

July 29, 2015 - 2:53 PM
 
Taliban’s Supreme Leader Dead

July 29, 2015 - 2:12 PM
 
Israel Demolishes Apartment Houses at Beit El

July 29, 2015 - 12:56 PM
 
Great Synagogue, Shulhof of Vilna Rediscovered 70 Years After Nazi Destruction

July 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Traumatized Jews Battle Israeli Forces, Nightmares in Samaria

July 29, 2015 - 11:21 AM
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Business and Economy
 

Posted on: June 30th, 2013

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Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer admitted that he does not understand everything in Israel but after only eight years in the country since taking the helm at the Bank, he is another expert on the Middle East. He previously has injected his dovish political views through hints and gestures, but his […]

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Posted on: June 25th, 2013

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The Supreme Court has ordered Tel Aviv to enforce the law that prohibits stores from operating on the Sabbath. It overruled a February ruling by a lower court, which accepted the city’s claim that it carried out its responsibility by fining business owners without a need to force them to close. The three-judge panel, including […]

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Chinese film crew begins filming in Old City for blockbuster romantic-comedy
 

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

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Watch a Chinese film crew capturing the magic of Jerusalem's Old City as a backdrop for a full-length romantic comedy. It’s also going to give Israel a big boost in tourism.

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Prof. Yaakov Frenkel has been tapped to return to his old post as Governor of the bank of Israel, replacing Stanley Fischer
 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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The money markets can relax. There is economic growth after Stanley Fischer, who has decided that Israel is not his home. Prof. Yaakov Frenkel, who once headed the Bank of Israel, is returning.

 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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Teva, the world leader in generic medication will be soon be launching a generic version of Pfizer’s Viagra in the UK and Europe. Pfizer’s Viagra patents expired this past week in the UK and parts of Europe, allowing other manufacturers to move in. In the US, a court ruling has prevented Teva from introducing generic […]

 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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EMC, or its subsidiary VMWare are in talks to acquire the Israeli company ScaleIO for between $200 and $250 million, according to a report in Globes . ScaleIO was founded in 2010, and has 20 employees split between Israel and Palo Alto, with sales of less than $1 million.

 

Posted on: June 20th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to recruit Harvard Prof. Elkhanan Helpman, who previously moved to Israel form the Soviet Union, to replace Stanley Fischer as head of the Bank of Israel. Helpman also was the Prime Minister’s first choice to head the Bank seven years ago, but after Helpman’s refusal, Fischer was imported from […]

 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Offshore gas fields should be allowed to export no more than 40 percent of the natural gas they produce, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday. The Cabinet is expected to approve the recommendation at Sunday’s weekly session. The limit is more restrictive than the 53 percent that was suggested by a committee set up to […]

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A fiber-optic array for detection of breast cancer by way of Diffuse Optical Tomography.
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Cisco’s CEO touts Arab-Jewish teamwork, meet with Peres, announces an innovation venture with   Bezeq communications system, and predicts Israel will be the world’s first totally digital country. Cisco CEO John Chambers, speaking about his company’s involvement in Israel Electric Corporation’s fiber optic venture, predicted on Wednesday, “Israel is about to become the first fully digital […]

 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Exports of Israeli Foods and Beverages to the United States reached a record $224 million in 2012, reported Kosher Today, which attributed the statistics to the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute. While it spelled a 3% increase over 2011, it represented nearly 50% growth since 2008 when exports were valued at only $144 million. […]

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Posted on: June 17th, 2013

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SodaStream, the Israel-based company that makes machines to convert tap water into fizz, has signed a deal with KitchenAid to join forces for a new machine expected to be on the market before the end of the year. SodaStream was rumored two weeks ago to become part of PepsiCo, which denied reports that it was […]

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Posted on: June 16th, 2013

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Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer dodged questions from the Financial Times on whether he wants to succeed Ben Bernanke as director of the Federal Reserve. Fischer is quitting his job in Israel only two years after his second term started, and it has been widely speculated he wants to take a run for […]

"Governor Stanley Fischer will be remembered as the Israeli Alan Greenspan. It won't be long before everyone realizes the magnitude of his mistakes, and the fact that the responsibility for much of the financial crisis in the country rests on his shoulders."
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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Fischer's strong shekel is destroying Israel's two main industries—manufacturing and agricultural exports and tourism—which are struggling to compete over global markets.

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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer with his security man before delivering his farewell speech.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

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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 […]

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