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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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Seth Leavitt (Abeles & Heymann) and Ruben Dario Diaz Triana (Masbia)
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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Glatt kosher hotdog manufacturer Abeles & Heymann is donating $10,000 in hotdogs to the Masbia soup kitchen.

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Palestinian Authority construction workers in the Jewish neighborhood of  Ramat Shlomo in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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Tens of thousands of Arabs worked in Gush Katif and Israel before the Intifada in the late ‘80s. Today, literally today, a Gaza man said he is so poor he is ready to sell his daughter. Can the West connect the dots?

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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B’nai B’rith International expressed cautious optimism that a newly reached plan between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7 would pass in House and Senate votes. The plan would effectively end the two-week partial government shutdown. “We urge […]

 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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The national director of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA as well as The Military Coalition, a coalition of 33 leading veterans and military organizations, said that the White House and Congress are financially neglecting veterans and members of the military through the ongoing government shutdown. Retired Army Col. Herb Rosenbleeth spoke during a […]

 

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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Amazon amounted Tuesday it is opening a Tel Aviv office to support cloud service through Amazon Web Services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Amazon Web Services was launched in 2006, and Amazon stated, “Israeli companies use Amazon Web Services to foster innovation, shorten time to market, and expand their global businesses. The decision […]

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Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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Israel’s new offshore gas industry will generate $60 billion in revenues in Israel over the next 20 years, Finance Minister and Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid told the Knesset in its first day of the winter session Monday. He charged the Opposition with damaging the economy by placing obstacles to the natural gas hook-up, […]

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'Tamar'  gas rig off Israel's northern coast.
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2013

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Not all that glitters is gold and not all that smells like oil is money. Israel has become an oil and gas producer, but one oil well, run by a firm whose CEO is ex-Chief of Staff Ashkenazi, is a bust.

 

Posted on: October 14th, 2013

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Non-Jews finally have taken home some Nobel awards, although not officially Nobel Prizes. After an almost embarrassingly large number of Jews  who won a vast majority of the prizes awarded this month, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday honored Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller  for their “for their empirical analysis […]

 

Posted on: October 14th, 2013

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The website “TechCrunch” reports that Facebook has just purchased the Israeli mobile analytics and market intelligence company, Onavo, for somewhere between $100-$200 million. Onavo, formed in 2010, will turn into Facebook’s first office in the country. Onavo’s primary application is for market intelligence, monitoring the performance of mobile apps for the purpose of charting that performance […]

 

Posted on: October 13th, 2013

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The Pentagon is suspending work on a second helmet for the F-35 jet in favor of exclusive use of the helmet developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems along with Rockwell-Collins. American defense officials said it ditched the second helmet after Elbit-Rockwell made improvements in the helmet, including a better night vision camera, saving the Pentagon millions […]

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Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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Israel’s giant generic Teva Pharmaceuticals firm will fire  by the end of next year 5,000 employees around the world, including hundreds in Israel, as one of the “steps to accelerate the reduction of costs and to optimize its structure.” Most of the layoffs will be outside Israel, said Teva CEO Jeremy Levin, who moved to […]

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Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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Kitov Pharmaceuticals accounted it plans to apply for listing on the NASDAQ exchange, joining Israel-based Teva and Kamada that are traded on Wall Street. Kitov is hoping for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after its Phase III clinical trial of a combination drug for the treatment of hypertension and pain relief. […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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The Israeli government’s deficit shrank by 30 percent, from $5.7 billion in the first nine months of 2013  to only $4 billion in the same period this year, Globes reported on Monday. September’s deficit was only $250 million. The deficit for the past 12 months represents 3.2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), slightly […]

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Meged 5 oil well east of Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

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Warren Buffett has lived up to his love for Israel’s companies and his Berkshire Hathaway company has announced the acquisition of Lod-based Ray-Q Interconnect for an undisclosed sum of money. Ray-Q provides electrical interconnect solutions to military, aerospace and other industries. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Buffett made a splash in the […]

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

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The Obama administration’s $3.2 billion annual military aid has been suspended due to the U.S. government shutdown over the debt ceiling. The sum for 2104 was to be transferred to Israel on October 1, but this is not the first time budget crises in the United States have delayed aid to Israel. “We are not […]

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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The experimental plant can generate 100,000 gallons of gas a year.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

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Israel’s antitrust regulatory commission is investigating whether the Google-Waze merger constitutes a monopoly. The Israel Antitrust Authority opened its investigation on Wednesday, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. The probe will focus on whether Google’s purchase of Waze, a free downloadable navigation application with more than 50 million subscribers, should have obtained permission from the […]

American banks are not processing for clearance any checks coming from outside the U.S. A Jerusalem money changer believes this is yet one more result of the American government shutdown, entering its second day.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

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"Everyone is nervous."

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Legalizing marijuana in Israel would wipe out the black market and generate huge tax revenues, according to a a new study.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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Israel, like Canada and many states in the US, has one big reason to legalize marijuana: Money. Canada launches legal medical marijuana. Colorado and Washington have legalized it. Is Israel next?

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