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Spiritual Cafe: Fighting The Sin of Forgetfulness
 
Sen. Cotton to Visit Israel for More Ammunition against Iran Deal

August 28, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

August 28, 2015 - 12:55 PM
 
WWII-Era Jewish Café Reopens in Shanghai

August 28, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Arab Spring May Be Blowing into Gaza

August 28, 2015 - 10:52 AM
 
One-Third of Americans in Israel Live in Judea and Samaria

August 28, 2015 - 9:51 AM
 
State Dept Spox: No Worries, Parchin has No Nuclear Dimensions

August 28, 2015 - 4:18 AM
 
Canadian JDL Protesting Billionaire Barry Sherman’s Fundraising for Liberals

August 27, 2015 - 11:05 PM
 
Saudis Arrest Mastermind of 1996 Bombing that Killed 19 US Airmen on Iran’s Orders

August 27, 2015 - 10:58 PM
 
Trump and Cruz Together to Fight Iran Deal in DC on Sept. 9

August 27, 2015 - 10:54 PM
 
Barenboim to Conduct German Orchestra in Iran Despite Israel’s Protests and the Absence of Opera in Islamic Republic

August 27, 2015 - 10:51 PM
 
InterNations Ranks Israel 4th in the World in Hospitality to Foreigners

August 27, 2015 - 10:45 PM
 
Surreal: Israeli Police Raids Conference Against Anti-Democratic Administrative Detention

August 27, 2015 - 10:33 PM
 
DM Ya’alon Advises ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Violence Against Hareidi Soldiers

August 27, 2015 - 10:19 PM
 
Now More than a Dozen Democratic Reps Against Nuclear Iran Deal

August 27, 2015 - 9:53 PM
 
‘Arise and Ascend’ — A New Guide to the Temple Mount

August 27, 2015 - 8:34 PM
 
Obama and Biden Running after the Jews to Back ‘ObamaDeal’

August 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM
 
Jews Return to City of David Complex after 77 Years

August 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM
 
New Jerusalem Street Honors Savior of 40,000 Jews During Holocaust

August 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM
 
Ashkenazi Hareidi MK Now Cabinet Minister for First Time in 60 Years

August 27, 2015 - 3:43 PM
 
Military Officers Come Out Strongly Against Nuclear Iran Deal

August 27, 2015 - 3:07 PM
 
Jeb Bush Seeking Jewish Support

August 27, 2015 - 2:52 PM
 
Family of Ethiopian hostage Held by Hamas Blocked Gaza Crossing

August 27, 2015 - 2:25 PM
 
Border Guard Police Patrol Attacked in A-Tur

August 27, 2015 - 12:04 PM
 
Damascus Gate Stabber Was Convicted Killer From Hebron

August 27, 2015 - 11:55 AM
 
PM Netanyahu to Meet Italian PM, Visit Expo 2015 in Milan

August 27, 2015 - 10:11 AM
 
IDF Bombs Hamas Weapons Factory in Gaza After Rocket Attack

August 27, 2015 - 9:50 AM
 
Billboards Go Up in Baltimore Urging Cardin, Mikulski to Vote ‘No’ on Iran

August 27, 2015 - 7:49 AM
 
Iranian FP adviser: ‘We Reject the Existence of any Israeli on this Earth’

August 26, 2015 - 10:13 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Arab Terrorist Stabs Police Officer at Damascus Gate

August 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM
 
Arab Violence Skyrockets in Jerusalem

August 26, 2015 - 7:23 PM
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Business and Economy
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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The Bank of Israel ordered on Monday a 50 percent cut in fees Israel’s banks charge customers’ checking accounts. The banks make money, piles of it, by milking customers for two transactions for every check – one for the deposit and one for the transfer of funds. Bank of Israel Supervisor David Zaken ordered a […]

 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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The Israeli-founded Mobileye firm, which develops camera-based program for the auto industry to assist drivers, has raised $400 million through five investors, including Enterprise Rent A Car, to raise the company’s value to $1.5 billion. “This successful transaction is a testament to the strength of our business and the company’s future prospects. We are excited […]

MK Feiglin at the Knesset Economics Committee.
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2013

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"We've become an army that has a state, rather than a state that has an army, which is not a good thing!"

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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 […]

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