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Israel Economy Minister Bennett Mocks Boycotts Yet Again March 21, 2014 11:29 am

Israel Economy Minister Bennett Mocks Boycotts Yet Again

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday mocked pressure within Israel to appease...

Israeli Venture Capitalist: ‘Under the Hood,’ Many Major Tech Advances Started Life in Israel March 20, 2014 8:53 pm

Israeli Venture Capitalist: ‘Under the Hood,’ Many Major Tech Advances Started Life in Israel

Israeli venture capitalist Jon Medved told Charlie Rose in a recent interview that behind...

Palestinian Authority Seeks to Develop Judea and Samaria Oil Field March 20, 2014 2:14 pm

Palestinian Authority Seeks to Develop Judea and Samaria Oil Field

The Palestinian Authority announced its intention to explore for oil in a 400 square kilometer...

Israeli Elbit Systems Wins $290 Million Asian Tank Contract March 20, 2014 2:02 pm

Israeli Elbit Systems Wins $290 Million Asian Tank Contract

Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems won a $290 million three-year contract with an unnamed...

Novartis Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Israeli Stem Cell Developer for up to $600 Million March 19, 2014 5:52 am

Novartis Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Israeli Stem Cell Developer for up to $600 Million

Israel stem cell treatment developer Gamida-Cell Ltd. is in talks to be acquired by Novartis,...

Israel and Ghana Explore Agricultural and Hi-Tech Partnership March 17, 2014 7:58 pm

Israel and Ghana Explore Agricultural and Hi-Tech Partnership

JNS.org – Israeli officials and agricultural companies attended an Israeli-Ghanaian...

Israeli Investment in UK Welcomed by British PM, Will Create Hundreds of Jobs March 14, 2014 11:34 am

Israeli Investment in UK Welcomed by British PM, Will Create Hundreds of Jobs

Announcements for some £70 million ($116 million) of inward investment by Israel in the...

Israeli Pharmaceutical Giant Teva Partners With UK on Dementia Research March 13, 2014 5:26 pm

Israeli Pharmaceutical Giant Teva Partners With UK on Dementia Research

JNS.org – Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva has announced a joint $21 million deal...

UK PM Cameron to Announce $100 Million in UK-Israel Deals March 12, 2014 10:38 am

UK PM Cameron to Announce $100 Million in UK-Israel Deals

A top-level trade delegation accompanying British Prime Minister David Cameron to Jerusalem...

The Land of Milk: Israel’s Super Cows Are the World’s Most Productive (VIDEO) March 11, 2014 3:51 pm

The Land of Milk: Israel’s Super Cows Are the World’s Most Productive (VIDEO)

Israeli technology has made the country’s “Super Cows” world famous, as...

In Silicon Valley, Netanyahu Invites Apple CEO Cook to Israel, Talks Cyber Warfare With WhatsApp Founders (VIDEO) March 6, 2014 10:17 am

In Silicon Valley, Netanyahu Invites Apple CEO Cook to Israel, Talks Cyber Warfare With WhatsApp Founders (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday was in Silicon Valley to promote investments...

Start-Up Accelerator for Israelis Receives Google Grant to Boost Female Entrepreneurs March 5, 2014 2:25 pm

Start-Up Accelerator for Israelis Receives Google Grant to Boost Female Entrepreneurs

UpWest Labs, a Silicon Valley start-up accelerator for Israelis won a grant from Google to...

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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  • Features Opinion For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    JNS.org – Alan Gross used to be nothing more to me than a tragic headline. When I started my position at this news service in July 2011, Gross had been imprisoned in Cuba since December 2009 for what that country called “crimes against the state.” Gross, a subcontractor for the United States Agency for International Development, went to Cuba to help the Jewish community there access the Internet. After his arrest, he received a trial he describes as a “B movie,” […]

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  • Arts and Culture Features New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    JNS.org – When I saw the recent Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” I was struck by the sheer genius of the financiers who devised the schemes and packaged the loans for resale, but it left me with unanswered questions about how the properties these loans represented were moved. “The Big Short” was largely about paper transactions, big money, and wealthy investors, and it mildly touched on the way the actual end-users — the home buyers and brokers — played into this […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Why do we think so negatively about psychiatrists that we still insult them by calling them shrinks? Some medics might be quacks, but we don’t generally refer to them as witches! Shrinks; The Untold Story of Psychiatry, by Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, is a sobering account of how psychiatry has swung from a marginal, unscientific mixture of weird theories into one of the most common and pervasive forms of treatment of what are commonly called “disorders of the mind.” Is it […]

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  • Features Opinion At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’

    At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’

    JNS.org – Nine months ago, Seth Cohen, director of network initiatives for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and Randall Lane, editor of Forbes Magazine, were schmoozing about the “vibrancy of Tel Aviv and soul of Jerusalem,” as Lane put it. They dreamed about how they could bring young and innovative millennials to the so-called “start-up nation.” From April 3-7, Forbes turned that dream into a reality. Israel played host to the first-ever Forbes Under 30 EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) […]

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