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Elbit Systems: $70M Deal in Israel, $50M Sale in Asia

16 Tevet 5776 – December 28, 2015
Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced the firm has won two lucrative contracts, one in Israel and one in Asia.

3 Arrested for Transporting Illegal PA Arabs Into Israel

Three have been arrested on Highway 1 for bringing illegal Palestinian Authority Arabs into Israel.

Gov’t Fine May Reach NIS 0.5M for Hiring Illegal Arab Workers

16 Tevet 5776 – December 27, 2015
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan proposed a penalty of nearly half a million shekels for hiring illegal Arab workers.

HAS Credit Card Suing El Al for $21 Million over Breach of Contract

The suit alleges that, planning to start its own US credit card, the Fly Card, EL AL acted to wipe out the local competition.

US, Western Nations, Issue Holiday Alerts for Beijing

13 Tevet 5776 – December 24, 2015
U.S. and other Western embassies issue security alerts for citizens in the Sanlitun district of Beijing on December 25.

Monarch Airlines to Start Flying Tel Aviv to Manchester, England

12 Tevet 5776 – December 23, 2015
Britain's Monarch Airlines is adding a new route between Tel Aviv and Manchester starting in April 2016.

Finance Minister Raises Number of Customs-Free Items

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has eliminated customs fees on additional food and manufacturing items.

Israel Introduces Blue Money worth 200 Shekels

The new banknote bears a portrait of poet Nathan Alterman, replacing the red banknote that carries a picture of former President Zalman Shajar.

16th-Century Talmud Sells for $9.3 Million at Sotheby’s

Daniel Bomberg is responsible for the first complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1519-1523).

Histadrut Strike Averted, Deal Reached

The Histadrut strike which was set to shut down Israel has been averted.

Fact Sheet: How Much Foreign Funding ‘Breaking the Silence’ Gets and from Whom

11 Tevet 5776 – December 22, 2015
There have been cases of "double dipping," whereby the same government provides funding through multiple channels to Breaking the Silence.

Litzman Pressures Reluctant Hospitals to Shorten Wait for MRI Scans

Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman has gone to war with Israeli hospitals over the long wait for MRI scans.

Union to Strike Public Sector Wednesday, No Schools, But Airport May Stay Open

Israeli parents must now find babysitting solutions for their school age children -- both the Teachers' Union and the Teachers' Association will participate in the strike.

CBS: While Israeli Exports to Europe Down, Sharp Rise in Sales to US, Asia

10 Tevet 5776 – December 21, 2015
Imports from the US rose by 0.8% on an annualized basis in September and November 2015, following an increase of 3.1% in June-August 2015.

Obama Signs New Hezbollah Sanctions Law

8 Tevet 5776 – December 20, 2015
The Hezbollah terrorist group starts the week with a dead commander and new financial sanctions imposed by the United States.

Israeli Lettuce Grower Proud a Live Frog Was Found in their Salanova

8 Tevet 5776 – December 19, 2015
“We want to share with you a complaint we received recently from one of our customers, regarding a frog that was found in one of our lettuce packages.”

Reconciliation: Israel to Pay $20 million to Turkey over 2010 Flotilla Incident

6 Tevet 5776 – December 17, 2015
As an added bonus, Turkey will expel Hamas military wing senior leader Salah Aruri.

Netanyahu Signs Gas Deal, Credits God with Making Israel Energy Superpower

Meretz Chairwoman MK Zahava Gal-On appealed to the Supreme Court Thursday morning, against the Prime Minister’s use of Section 52 of the Antitrust Law.

Court Bars Bar Refaeli from Leaving Israel over Tax Evasion

The Tax Authority has run an undercover investigation against Refaeli which turned up among other things that she received for personal use a Range Rover (value in Israel roughly $100,000) in exchange for advertising and PR.

Israeli Ambitious Project Launching First New City in Decades: Harish

4 Tevet 5776 – December 16, 2015
To get an idea of the sheer ambition of the new project: currently there are about 300 families living in Harish, and the plan calls for more than 50,000 residents there by 2020.

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