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Waze’s Demand to Keep Jobs in Israel Freezes Facebook’s Bid

Israel’s Waze user-based social mapping and navigation startup seems to be too Zionist for Facebook, which has been trying to pay up to $1...

Bad Publicity Spurs Internet Sales of Hitler Look-alike Tea Kettle

Bad publicity sometimes is great for business, especially if it involves Hitler. JC Penney hurriedly removed a billboard showing a tea kettle that looked like Hitler. It sold out on the Internet.

Abbas’ Adviser Calls Israel-PA High-Tech Meeting ‘Unacceptable’

Microsoft and Cisco learn how Abbas defines ”direct talks.” Their officials are to attend an Israel-PA high-tech confab. Abbas’ adviser says it’s “unacceptable.” It gives the world the wrong impression.

Networking, Note-Taking and New Ideas at the Temech Conference

What makes a brand extraordinary is its “why” – the emotional reason that makes a person want to purchase that item. Simple, right? Basic, too. What’s more, it works.

‘Better Place’ Electric Car Goes Belly Up

The electric car company Better Place, which had pledged to erect electric car charging stations throughout Israel, filed for bankruptcy in an Israeli court...

Is Daniel Werfel Jewish?

Readers are already asking us if newly appointed acting commissioner of the IRS, Daniel Werfel is a Jew.

Waze. Outsmarting Google and Facebook. Together.

With the deal Facebook and Waze not yet closed, Google has reportedly jumped into the fray,  making a play for the Israeli start-up company,...

Dizzy Dollar Dumps the Shekel

The shekel-dollar rate has soared 4 percent in the past two weeks, with the latest jump today (Wednesday) prompted by expectations that the Bank...

Natural Gas Magnate Says Gov’t Can Pocket Billions from Exports

The government can expect to rake in billions of dollars from natural gas exports in the next 20 years, claimed Yitzchak Tshuva, controlling shareholder...

More Natural Gas Found

Israel has (more) gas. Baruch Hashem. But who should profit?

Plague of Locusts Returns to Israel for Shavuot

Fundamentalists were working overtime before Passover to describe how just as in Biblical times, the Jews were spared from the plague. Now the locusts are working overtime, just in time for Shavuot.

Fischer Cuts Interest Rate and Says Bank to Buy 2 Billion Dollars

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer announced on Monday a surprise cut the prime interest rate as part of his battle to fight the...

Blue and White, All the Waze

Waze and Facebook have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but not over whether Facebook will buy Waze for 700 million dollars, or a...

Facebook Running after Waze to Stare Down Google

Waze may be Facebook’s third purchase in Israel, not for the Waze maps but for the traffic it can generate through Facebook, at Google’s expense. But the buyout is far from certain.

Netanyahu Views Chinese Wall ‘Security Fence’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited the Great Wall of China on Thursday, allowing him to make the obvious comparison with...

Warren Buffet Buys Out Israeli Firm for $2 Billion

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is paying $2.05 billion for the remaining 20 percent of IMC International Metalworking Co, otherwise known as Isracar, completing the...

Potash Corp. Gives Up on Bid to Buy Out Israel Chemicals

Canadian fertilizer giant Potash Corp. has given up on its $15 billion offer to buy Israel Chemicals following strong opposition in Israel, where fears...

Lapid Clashing Openly with Haredi MKs as Country Cheers

It was that kind of a parliamentary confrontation, stormy, angry, and deliciously witty.

Bill Clinton Tried to Block Israel’s Taxing Newly-Found Gas

Bill Clinton’s wealth is more than $55 million. He gets a double dividend as a paid energy lobbyist and being a “friend” of Israel by lobbying against the government’s taxing newly-found gas.

On First Day of Trading, Fairway Shares Up 33%

I think this means they're doing fabulously well.

Spiegel Bemoaning ‘Germanophobia’

There is no doubt Germanophobia exists, look at Greece, at Italy, even Ireland.

Fischer Launches New War on Shekel-Dollar Rate

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer launched a new war on the falling shekel-dollar rate Monday and ordered the purchase of $100 million of...

Biannual Budget Cancelled

Claiming the 2-year budget concept a failure, the country will revert to the 1 year budget system.

Israelis May Off PA Debts by Paying More for Electricity

The wise men of Chelm have a nifty solution to pay off Palestinian Authority debts for electricity. Use funds collected for the PA or use US aid? Nope. Just make Israelis pay more for electricity.

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