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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.

Turkish Billionaire to Head Israel-PA Business Arbitration Panel

A billionaire from Turkey, whose relations with Israel have gone from bad to worse until last week’s attempt by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to...

New Finance Minister Lapid: Economy in Monstrous Straits

Undoubtedly, it would have been easier for the flashy television journalist to strut his right stuff as foreign minister.

Israel Start-Up’s Anti-Obesity Pill Set to Go Big Time

An Israeli-made pill may be on its way to make the world slimmer. The “slim pill” to reduce obesity could go on the market as a medicine, with the help of a major pharmaceutical company.

Sequester Cuts Military Aid to Israel by Small Amount

The United States told Israel the sequester axe fell lightly on Israel and that the cut in military aid will amount to $144 million...

Israeli Input Drives New Chinese Car

“Made in Israel” won’t appear anywhere in the new Chinese Qoros sedan, but blue and white brains are under the hood. Israel Corp, which is also behind an electric car, holds 51 percent of Qoros.

Bloomberg Rated as World’s 13th Richest Billionaire

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s worth is now around $27 billion, according to Forbes, placing him as the 13th richest billionaire in the world. At...

Sequestration Worries Israel

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz expressed concern Sunday that U.S. financial difficulties would affect Israel's economy. "We are very worried about the financial difficulties in the...

Potash Corp. Determined to Gobble Up Israel’s Giant Chemical Firm

The Canadian Potash fertilizer company is determined to buy Israel’s huge Israel Chemicals Ltd. (despite opposition among lawmakers and employees of the Israeli company. Over...

Uranium in the Negev?

Gulliver has a one-year license for exploring an area between Sodom and Arad.

‘Quick Peace’ Losing Ground as US Gas and Oil Surpass Arab Production

"Low-cost natural gas is the elixir, the sweetness, the juice, the Viagra."

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