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Report: Apple Pays $345 Million for Israeli Chip Manufacturer

Apple has taken another bite into Israel and is buying the home-grown Prime Minister Sense chip manufacturer for $345, according to the Calcalist newspaper. Neither...

Office Depot’s Israel Branch at End of the Road, Closes All Stores

The Israeli branch of Office Depot has run out of bankruptcy-saving proposals, and a court on Monday authorized liquidators to lay off all 780...

Sheldon Adelson Fighting Scourge of Online Gambling

He says it's “a societal train wreck waiting to happen.” Unlike casino gambling, of course.

Soros Pledges 1 Dime to every Suffering Syrian

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the minimum required to deal with the suffering in Syria is $4.4 billion.

Sodastream to Air $4 Million Super Bowl Ad

Sodastream, the popular Israeli carbonated drinks company, has announced that it will kick off its 2014 advertising campaign with a $4 million Super Bowl...

US Gives $75 Million to PA High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative

In Bethlehem on November 6, 2013, Secretary Kerry announced an additional $75 million in support of the Palestinian Authority’s High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative...

eBay Apologizes for Nazi Memorabilia

The online auction website eBay apologized for allowing Nazi memorabilia to be sold under its auspices. The site removed about 30 items for sale within...

Report: Lockheed Martin to Open Subsidiary in Israel

Lockheed Martin reportedly plans to open a subsidiary in Israel that will employ hundreds of workers. The American aerospace and defense contractor also is looking...

American CEO of Teva Quits; Stock Plunges

Jeremy Levin, who moved to Israel from the United States 18 months ago to take the helm of Teva Pharmaceuticals, quit his post on...

Deri Loses 2 out of 3 Major Races, Jewish Home Wins Sephardi Enclaves

In an election that failed to alter the top of the municipal map, all the important changes took place in small places.

Schusterman Philanthropic Network Launches Global Micro-Grants Initiative

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network (SPN) has launched #MakeItHappen, a new micro-grants initiative that invites individuals to submit ideas for creating Jewish...

Karnit Flug Named as Governor of Bank of Israel

PM Netanyahu and Finance Minister Lapid announced that acting Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug will be appointed as the next governor. Flug will be...

Glatt Kosher Company Donates $10,000 in Hotdogs to Soup Kitchen

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

Was Desperate Gaza Man, Ready to Sell His Daughter, Once My Boss?

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?

Jews Optimistic over Shutdown Fix, But Only Cautiously So

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...

Jewish Veterans Lament Government Shutdown

The national director of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA as well as The Military Coalition, a coalition of 33 leading veterans and...

Amazon Opens Cloud Center in Israel

Amazon amounted Tuesday it is opening a Tel Aviv office to support cloud service through Amazon Web Services in Europe, the Middle East and...

Gas to Pump $60 Billion into Economy in 20 Years, Says Lapid

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...

Former Chief of Staff’s Oil Well a Colossal Flop

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.

Three Americans Win Nobel Awards in Economics

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...

Facebook Buys Israeli Firm for $100-$200 Million

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...

Elbit-Rockwell Helmet with Night Vision Camera Sways Pentagon

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...

Teva to Fire 5,000 Workers Worldwide

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...

Another Israel Pharmaceutical Firm Goes to NASDAQ

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...

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