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Israel Bank at War with Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, over Shekel Speculative Buying

The result of the bank's exceptionally large single purchase was a steep decline in the value of the shekel, from just over 3.3 NIS to the dollar to as much as 3.5.

Cutting Trip Shorter by Flying over Saudi Arabia, Air India to Corner Market on...

Air India will get a one-time grant of $930,000 from Israel for launching its direct flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv, paid out in three $310,000 installments.

State Comptroller Fines Habayit Hayehudi, Party Faces ‘Existential’ Deficit

The Comptroller noted that he initially wanted to fine the faction $540,000, but decided to lower the amount to $165,000 in recognition of its already mounting financial troubles.

1.5 Rooms Available on Pinsker Street, Tel Aviv, Ask for Landlord, Mr. Vladimir Putin

In the late 1990s, Mina identified her former student on TV, when he stood next to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, as head of Russia's security service.

Gaza Merchants on Strike Protesting Imminent Collapse

The protesters were not able to correlate between the Hamas policy of annihilating the Jewish State and its attacks using thousands of missiles against Israeli civilians – and the Israeli siege.

Bibi Coming Home with $500 Million Indian Military Deal Restored

According to reports, it was the Indian military which pushed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore the deal, because the local industry could not compete with the Israeli advanced technology.

UNRWA Cutting Services in 13 Jordanian Camps as US Withholds Contributions

UNRWA's labor union rejected the agency's diminishing its role "in preserving the identity of the Palestinian refugee and his right to return to his homeland."

Anxious Knesset Committee Urges Regulators to Take a Stand on Bitcoin

"We're leaving here worried because we've heard a kind of stutter here [from the experts]," Gafni rebuked the committee's guest experts.

World Media Ignoring Possibility of Trump Aid Cut Getting Palestinian Authority to Cooperate

Two scenarios – even more violent Arabs in the territories and a PLO that's shopping around world capitals for an independent state – represent the essence of media criticism of President Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.

France Tax Authority Hired 25 Hebrew Speakers to Investigate Jews Investing in Israel

Apparently, the French tax authority has been conducting interrogations of Jewish citizens who plan to immigrate to Israel, demanding details of undeclared money or assets that they may have stashed away in Israel prior to starting their immigration process.

Arabs Blame Gaza Strip Decline in Holiday Sales on Trump

Despite attempts by local vendors to decorate their shop fronts to attract customers, the holiday season this year has not met expectations.

Yam Pro Signs $180 Million Deal to build Wave Energy Power Station in Ghana

According to the US Energy Information Administration, if we could capture 1% of the ocean's energy, we could produce enough power to meet the global energy demand 5 times over.

Petach Tikvah Chief Rabbi Launches Kashrut Revolution with Independent Supervisors

"As consumers, the strict adherence of everyone to a valid kashrut certificate will help this important move take place."

Preference for IDF Veterans in Civil Service Hiring Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Vote

MK Esawi Frej (Meretz) suggested that "if this proposal is passed, every job for the Arab sector will go to the Druze."

Gaza Border Kibbutz to Admit Orthodox Members

The kibbutz, which on the eve of Passover, 2008, suffered the worst bombardment by mortar shells since the Israeli disengagement from Gaza (they insisted on celebrating the seder at the kibbutz dining hall), is expecting that "turning into a mixed kibbutz will facilitate growth and development."

Israeli Treasury Minister ‘Succeeds’ in Chilling Israel’s Real Estate Market

The Central Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday announced that the increase of nearly 300% in the number of Israelis with two or more apartments, recorded between 2008 and 2015, was halted in 2016.

Israeli Government Joins ‘Power Africa’ Initiative, Good News for Energy Sector

Power Africa uses collective problem solving to enable African leaders to pave their own future.

Bank of Israel Reports Strong Shekel Halts Israeli Exports in 3rd Quarter

"The volume of transactions continues to decline, apparently due to uncertainty regarding the effect that government programs in the housing area will have."

Israel Cancels Wind Turbines Project to Spare a Rare Falcon

The Environmental Protection Ministry said that cutting the number of turbines would not necessarily reduce the threat to falcons and bats.

An Ailing Teva to Fire 1,000 in Israel

The new CEO Kåre Schultz is renowned for his dramatic efficiency measures in the companies he has run.

Bank of Israel Governor Shopping in Shuk with New Bills

Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug went shopping in the shuk with the new bills, which she (almost) literally printed herself.

Israelis Ignore Thanksgiving, Skip Straight to Black Friday

Israelis don't celebrate Xmas, but they do appreciate a good sale, since Shopping is far better qualified to be the state religion than any known monotheistic option.

Another Reason to Make Aliyah: New National Long Term Care Insurance in Excess of...

Despite criticism of the Finance Minister for his deficit spending, it must admitted that the new plan will bring much solace to Israel's neediest citizens.

Egypt’s Gas Announcement Hits Israel Hard

Egypt introduced daring legislation and innovative, flexible pricing models to launch their gas export industry.

Report: Israel Threatened to Suspend Sea-to-Sea Project Until Amman Embassy Reopens

Israel has recently sent a clear message to Jordan that the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance, a.k.a. Two Seas Canal, will not be promoted as long as the Israeli embassy in Amman remains closed.

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