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Israel’s Tower Semiconductor Shares Jump on Jim Cramer Recommendation January 16, 2014 1:02 pm

Israel’s Tower Semiconductor Shares Jump on Jim Cramer Recommendation

Shares of Israel’s Tower Semiconductor surged 6.1% on the Nasdaq and 10.7% on Tel Aviv’s...

Jewish Actress Scarlett Johansson to Become Face of Israel’s SodaStream January 13, 2014 11:48 am

Jewish Actress Scarlett Johansson to Become Face of Israel’s SodaStream

Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson on Monday was named in a multi-year contract to become the...

Israel’s Cinema City in $825 Million Merger to Become Second Largest in Europe January 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Israel’s Cinema City in $825 Million Merger to Become Second Largest in Europe

Cinema City CEO Mooky Greidinger, whose family opened its first cinema in Haifa, in 1931,...

Tamar Natural Gas Field Worth $52 Billion to Israeli Economy – Ernst & Young January 8, 2014 11:38 pm

Tamar Natural Gas Field Worth $52 Billion to Israeli Economy – Ernst & Young

The natural gas in Israel’s Tamar field is worth some $52 billion to the Israeli economy,...

Israeli High-Tech Exits Reach $6.64 Billion in 2013; 10-Year High for Venture Capital Investors January 8, 2014 5:50 pm

Israeli High-Tech Exits Reach $6.64 Billion in 2013; 10-Year High for Venture Capital Investors

The combined value of Israeli high-tech start-ups that were sold in 2013 reached $6.64 billion...

Israeli Government, Google Sign Collaboration Agreement to Modernize Bureaucracy January 1, 2014 10:36 pm

Israeli Government, Google Sign Collaboration Agreement to Modernize Bureaucracy

The Jewish State and internet search giant Google signed a memorandum of understanding on...

Israel Economy Ministry Studying Ways to Boost Defense Technoloy Exports to China December 31, 2013 4:22 pm

Israel Economy Ministry Studying Ways to Boost Defense Technoloy Exports to China

After pressure from Israeli defense and technology firms to intervene with the U.S. government...

Analysis: U.S.-Israel Energy Bill Latest Example of Collaboration That Supports ‘Start-Up Nation’ Growth December 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Analysis: U.S.-Israel Energy Bill Latest Example of Collaboration That Supports ‘Start-Up Nation’ Growth

While the American Studies Association announced a boycott of Israeli academics last week,...

Report: First Israeli Natural Gas Export Deal May Be With Jordanian Company December 16, 2013 10:38 pm

Report: First Israeli Natural Gas Export Deal May Be With Jordanian Company

In what would be the first deal to export Israel’s newly found natural gas, the owners...

Iran Crude Oil Exports Rise by Over 11% in November December 13, 2013 12:09 pm

Iran Crude Oil Exports Rise by Over 11% in November

Iran’s crude oil exports had already been growing, before the agreement in Geneva last...

Analysis: Israel’s Economic Dominance of the Middle East; Foreign Currency Reserves Dwarf Neighbors December 8, 2013 4:20 pm

Analysis: Israel’s Economic Dominance of the Middle East; Foreign Currency Reserves Dwarf Neighbors

The Bank of Israel said on Friday that foreign currency reserves hit a record $80.59 billion...

Bank Hapoalim in Talks to Buy Israel Discount Bank’s US Operation December 6, 2013 1:30 pm

Bank Hapoalim in Talks to Buy Israel Discount Bank’s US Operation

Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank, said on Friday it is in talks to acquire Israel...

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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