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Israel Economy Minister Bennett: ‘We Are Shifting Our Economic Resources to Bangalore, Africa and China, China, China’ May 30, 2014 10:28 am

Israel Economy Minister Bennett: ‘We Are Shifting Our Economic Resources to Bangalore, Africa and China, China, China’

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett told a technology conference in Tel Aviv last week...

Yeshiva University’s Medical School, Montefiore Agree to Form New Joint Entity May 28, 2014 12:57 pm

Yeshiva University’s Medical School, Montefiore Agree to Form New Joint Entity

JNS.org – The Montefiore Health System and Yeshiva University (YU) on Tuesday announced...

Audi Reveals Predecessor Exploited Slave Labor Under Nazis May 27, 2014 10:14 am

Audi Reveals Predecessor Exploited Slave Labor Under Nazis

DW – German car maker Audi unveiled a dark chapter in its history on Monday, saying...

Israeli Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6% in April, Among Lowest in OECD May 26, 2014 1:18 pm

Israeli Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6% in April, Among Lowest in OECD

Israel’s unemployment rate fell in April to 5.6%, from 5.7% in March and 5.9% at the...

Israeli Hedge Funds Outperform Foreign Funds, Industry Experiencing ‘Significant Growth’ – Survey May 26, 2014 12:17 pm

Israeli Hedge Funds Outperform Foreign Funds, Industry Experiencing ‘Significant Growth’ – Survey

Israel-based hedge funds grew assets by 33 percent between 2011 and 2013 and outperformed...

Israeli Dairy Firm Tnuva Selling 56 Percent to Chinese Company May 22, 2014 1:56 pm

Israeli Dairy Firm Tnuva Selling 56 Percent to Chinese Company

JNS.org – The Chinese government-owned Bright Food Group will buy 56 percent of the...

Israel Ministerial Committee Approves Plan to Double Chinese Exports to $5 Billion May 21, 2014 12:16 pm

Israel Ministerial Committee Approves Plan to Double Chinese Exports to $5 Billion

The Israeli Ministerial Committee on China Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...

Alcatel-Lucent to Open New Bell Labs Research Center in Israel May 20, 2014 5:25 pm

Alcatel-Lucent to Open New Bell Labs Research Center in Israel

Israel was chosen by French network-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent as the site for a new...

Israeli Tennis Analytics Company Attracts Investors Bill Ackman, Billie Jean King and Novak Djokovic May 20, 2014 10:39 am

Israeli Tennis Analytics Company Attracts Investors Bill Ackman, Billie Jean King and Novak Djokovic

PlaySight Interactive Ltd., an Israeli sports analytics company, said it raised $3.5 million...

Israeli and Chinese Universities Partner to Open $300 Million Tech Research Center May 20, 2014 10:18 am

Israeli and Chinese Universities Partner to Open $300 Million Tech Research Center

JNS.org – Tel Aviv University (TAU) has announced that it is partnering with Beijing’s...

Netanyahu: Designated Indian PM Wants to Deepen Ties With Israel May 19, 2014 3:36 pm

Netanyahu: Designated Indian PM Wants to Deepen Ties With Israel

JNS.org – India’s newly designated prime minister, Narendra Modi, has said he...

Chinese Food Giant Bright Dairy Says Israel’s Tnuva Makes Better Cheese Than European Rivals May 15, 2014 4:51 pm

Chinese Food Giant Bright Dairy Says Israel’s Tnuva Makes Better Cheese Than European Rivals

Bright Dairy & Food Co. Deputy General Manager Ke Li told Israeli journalists visiting...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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