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Kahlon’s Draconian 2019 Budget Shuts 22 Missions Abroad, Curtails Aliyah Assistance

The 2019 budget proposal also includes a cut of $29 million in the absorption budget for new olim, so that financial and other assistance will be allocated only to olim who can prove poverty. Because that's what Israel wants to encourage: more indigent olim.

2017 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Tourism to Israel – With Good Planning

More to the point, 91 percent of the tourists who came, ranked their visit to the Jewish State as “very good,” or “excellent.”

Arab Protesters in Bethlehem Condemn Greek Patriarch Who Sold Land to Jews

The church has been accused numerous times over the past two decades of selling its leasing rights over land in Jerusalem to Israeli Jewish investors

High-Tech Exits For 2017 Soar to $23 Billion

Two mega deals accounted for 72 percent of the exit money.

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.

Israel Listed in MSN Money’s Top 25 Richest Nations of the World

Israel was ranked at number 23 with one of the fastest-growing GDPs of the list.

Israel Preparing for Hezbollah Attack on Its Gas Rigs

The IDF decided not to place launchers on the gas rigs themselves for safety reasons, fearing that fire would erupt on the platform during the launching of interceptor missiles.

Israeli Exports Set to Top $100 Billion for First Time

“The government set a target to cross $100 billion in exports by 2020, but estimates are that we have passed the mark in 2017."

World’s Smallest and Sweetest Tomatoes Heading for a Supermarket Near You

“We missed the sweet taste that tomatoes once had, the taste of our childhood. That is why we decided that our goal is to create the world’s sweetest tomato."

India Drastically Downsizes Defense Deal with Israel from $500M to $72M

Rafael had already begun preparations for delivery of the missiles and had opened a production facility in India last August together with India’s Kalyani Group.

2017 Banner Tourism Year in Israel – 3.6 Million Visits, $5.8 Billion Revenue

According to the Tourism Ministry, 91% of tourists ranked their visit to Israel as very good or excellent.

Teva Surrenders, Postpones Layoffs to 2019

"In practice, we managed to keep almost all the employees until December 2019, except for those who are close to retirement age."

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.
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Iranian Protesters Hit the Streets Against President Rouhani, Ayatollah Khamenei

Protesters in Iran chanted "Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul" and "Islamic revolution was our mistake" during their protests against the corrupt Islamic regime on Thursday.

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.

Netanyahu Gifts Micronesian Island Country that Supported Israel at UN Vote

In addition to the US and Israel, the countries that voted against the condemnation were Nauru, Palau, Togo, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Guatemala, and Honduras.

$50 Million Fund to 50 Countries Supporting Israel

PM Netanyahu recognized the potential of flipping more needy, third-world countries to the side of the angels by helping them financially.

Ben Gurion International Airport Set for Major Expansion

Next year the Transportation Ministry says at least 23 million passengers are expected to stream through Ben Gurion International Airport.

US Dollar, Euro Rise in Foreign Currency Trade

Both the US dollar and the euro rose against the shekel.

Watch Netanyahu Tell Japan’s Foreign Minister ‘We Both Live in Challenging Regions’

"We’re committed to the pursuit of prosperity, security and peace, and I think it’s easier for any one of us to achieve it with the help of the other."

Israel Securities Authority to Bar Bitcoin on TASE

Two firms that have moved to bitcoin and are currently listed on the TASE, Blockchain Mining and Fantasy Network, a gaming company, may be suspended due to the new rules.

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.

Boulder Contemplates Ramat HaNegev as Sister City

The city of Denver, Colorado so far has an official “friendship” with Ramat HaNegev.

Liberman, Shaked, to Impose Law Banning PA Deadbeats from Israel

"The days when we were tolerant of Palestinians are over," Justice Minister Shaked said in a statement.

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."

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