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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 beginning of 2014, and is now one of...

May 26, 2014 1:18 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 foreign funds and the local equity market, according to a survey released recently by Israel fund administrator Tzur Management. In a statement,...

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 Israeli dairy firm Tnuva, the Jewish state's largest food company. According to the deal, Bright Food will make the purchase via...

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, on Tuesday night approved a plan to double bilateral trade with China in five years, setting an export goal of $5 billion...

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 Bell Labs research...

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 from Novak Djokovic,...

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 Tsinghua...

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 wants to...

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 its...

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 beginning of 2014, and is now one of the...

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 foreign funds and the local equity market, according to a survey...

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 Israeli dairy firm Tnuva, the Jewish state's largest food company. According...

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, on Tuesday night approved a plan to double bilateral trade with China...

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 Bell Labs research center, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday. Bell Labs is known as the Nobel-prize-winning...

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 from Novak Djokovic, the world's second-ranked tennis player, Billie Jean King, women's tennis legend, and...

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 Tsinghua University. The universities will invest $300 million to establish the...

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 wants to "deepen and develop" ties with Israel, according to Israeli Prime...

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 its plant in Shanghai that Israel's Tnuva Food Industries, which it's in...

May 15, 2014 9:19 am

U.S. Sidelines Israel in $13 Billion Polish Missile Defense Deal

Reuters - Israel is poised to lose out on a deal valued at up to $13 billion to build a missile defense shield for Poland,...

May 15, 2014 9:18 am

Jill Abramson Fired From New York Times Following ‘Management’ Issues, Publisher Says

Politico - New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO. Managing editor Dean...

May 14, 2014 6:04 pm

U.S. FDA Approves Israeli Company’s Lung Cancer Scanning System; Shares Surge 18% on TASE

Shares of Israeli biotech firm BioView surged 18.7% to NIS 3.45 on Wednesday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Duet scanning system for...

May 14, 2014 11:55 am

Israel Private Equity Deal Volume Up 141% in First Quarter to $349 Million

Private equity funds invested $349 million in 12 Israeli deals in the first quarter of 2014, up 141% from the $145 million invested in 14...

May 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Israel Bourse Aims for 100 New Listings in 5 Years; to Double Trading Volumes

Yossi Beinart, the new CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, on Tuesday said his goal is to help bring 100 new listings to the...

Culture

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included...

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Features

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

World

Shia Imam in Southern California Restates Belief That Israel ‘Finance...

A prominent Shia Muslim imam in California is sticking defiantly with his allegation that Israel finances and arms ISIS --...

Israel

Israel Expresses Solidarity with Finland After Country’s First Islamic Te...

JNS.org - The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people on Monday, several days after the European nation experienced...

Middle East

Hezbollah Says It Carried Out Drone Attack Against Islamic State on Lebanon...

JNS.org - Hezbollah said it has used a drone to strike an Islamic State position along the Lebanon-Syria border, in a...

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