Switzerland Issues Tiny Gold Coin with Einstein Sticking Out his Tongue

Einstein, who was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire, spent parts of his life in Switzerland and acquired Swiss citizenship.

PA Partially Pays Electric Bill, Reduces Half-Billion Dollar Debt to Israel

The debt reached approximately half a billion dollars before the PA began paying some of it off

Israel Officially Approves Privatization of Haifa Port

Israel has yet to find a buyer for the port, although the Chinese have reportedly expressed interest in the issue.

Jordanian MP: If Government Won’t Cancel Israeli Gas Deal We’ll Topple It

In 1994, as part of its peace treaty with Jordan, Israel agreed to give Jordan 50,000,000 cubic meters of water each year.

Jordanian Parliament Unanimously Passes Draft to Ban Israeli Gas Imports But Its Chances Are...

Jordanian parliament passed the motion in a unanimous vote, but it may not become law • Vote come just days after mass protests in Amman against Israel-Jordan gas deal.
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Hundreds of Jordanians Protest Against Gas Deal with Israel

Jordanian parliament is expected to submit an urgent request on Sunday to ban the purchase of natural gas from the Jewish state.

Israel’s Gross Domestic Product Up at 4.1% Annual Rate

The increase in GDP in the third quarter reflects increases in expenditure for private and public consumption and a decline in fixed asset investments and exports of goods and services.

Israeli Natural Gas Starts Flowing to Egypt

Netanyahu said it was a big day for Israel, which was turning into an energy superpower.

Israel’s Hi-Tech Saw 1,210 Exits Totaling at $111.3 Billion in Past Decade

Israeli tech ended 2019 with a record high of $8.3b in capital funding. The number of transactions in 2019, 522 funding deals, remained at the same level as 2018.

Jerusalem Job Fair for New Olim

The fair will be held at Binyanei Hauma (ICC) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 11AM to 3 PM.

Ministry of Transportation Limits Tesla Electric Car Imports to Israel

Tesla can only import 20 cars this year, and drivers will not be allowed to use the autopilot feature.

Israel Successfully Raises $3 Billion in US Dollar Bond Issue

Israel’s Treasury issued $2 billion worth of 30-year bonds at 3.375%, or 115 basis points more than comparable US Treasury bonds, and an additional $1 billion worth of 10-year bonds at 2.5%, or 68 basis points above the US Treasury’s rates.

FAA Declares Iranian, Iraqi Air Space a ‘No-Go Zone’

The order applies only to US operators; however, a number of international airlines have also rerouted their flights around the region as well.

Israel’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Swell

Israel’s foreign currency reserves rose nearly 10% from $115.279 billion to $126.023 billion in 2019.

Israel approves Massive Construction in Binyamin Region

1,283 housing units and three outline plans were approved by a committee convened by the Civil Administration’s Planning Division.

Insight Partners Acquires Israeli ‘Internet of Things’ Company for $1.1 Billion

The company’s customers include Sysco Corp., Samsung, and Allergan PLC. With offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto, Ca, Armis employs about 240 people.

IAI to Build Dror 1, Israel’s National Communications Satellite

Dror 1 is intended to meet Israel’s satellite communications needs for approximately 15 years.

Updated: Netanyahu, Steinitz in Athens Sign Gas Deal with Greece and Cyprus

Under the agreement, Israel and Cyprus will jointly export gas through Greece and Italy to the rest of Europe • Netanyahu: “We have established an alliance in the Middle East of tremendous importance.”

Israeli Startup Teams with Porsche to Develop Autonomous Driving in Harsh Weather

Israeli startup TriEye on Thursday announced a collaboration with the German sports car manufacturer Porsche to further improve visibility and performance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV).

Seeking Clean Energy, Israel to Build Hundreds of Wind Turbines up North

This is part of a series of projects to develop renewable energy sources for Israel.

Israel Sees 70% Increase in Exports in Past Decade; Exports to China Increased 5-fold

Israeli export which is expected to reach $114 billion in 2019, an increase of 4.5% compared to the previous year’s figures.

Bar Ilan Physicists Forecast Another Devastating El Niño in 2020

The team is currently expanding the algorithm in order to be able to forecast the strength and length of the weather phenomenon in the future.

Major Class Action Suit Against Arab Bank for Funding Terrorism

The Arab Bank has assisted in financing the payments to families of terrorists and terrorists who are behind bars in Israel.

Leviathan Gas Rig Begins Pumping Gas to Israel

In total, some 35 trillion cubic feet of gas have been found in Israeli waters, worth some $500 billion.

Tesla Expected to Hit Israeli Roads, Launching in 2020

The car’s starting price is expected to be around $72,300 (about NIS 250,000).

Israel to Establish World’s First State-Sponsored Cannabis Start-Up Incubator

The CanNegev center will be located in Yeruham and will admit six start-ups from the medical cannabis sector per year for the first five years of the center’s operation.

Knesset Finance Committee Approves $10 Million to Secure Settlements

Judea and Samaria municipalities ended the previous year with budget deficits due to unexpected spending on security.

Jordanian Parliament Opposes Buying Gas from Israel, but Receiving Free Water from Israel is...

Jordanian Members of Parliament (MP) are pushing for an urgent legislative initiative to repeal the agreement in which Israel will supply gas to the Hashemite Kingdom, ahead of the soon-to-be-launched natural gas pipeline between the two countries.

Tel Aviv is World’s First City to Require License Plates and Helmets for Shared...

Approximately 150 scooter riders get injured every month across the city, and many pedestrians are hurt as well.

After Historic Low, Israel’s Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

Labor force participation for ages 15 and over has improved slightly, and participation among men is significantly higher than among women.

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