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Posts Tagged: Israel Economy

July 11, 2017 2:54 pm
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The ‘Olympics’ of Jewish Innovation

JNS.org - As the so-called “Jewish Olympics” (the Maccabiah Games) kicked off last week in Israel, another Olympic-style Jewish event sought to ignite global Jewish leadership. From July 2-6, the...

June 9, 2017 12:58 pm
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May 2017 Sets Monthly Record for Tourists Arriving in Israel

JNS.org - May 2017 set a monthly record for the number of tourists arriving in Israel. Since the start of 2017, tourism has infused $2.18 billion into...

April 20, 2017 4:33 pm
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Israeli Entrepreneurs See a Bright Future for Solar Technology

JNS.org - In October 2016, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled Powerwall II, a high-performance rechargeable battery powered by a solar roof. This new technology looks like...

March 10, 2017 3:25 pm
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2016, ‘One of Israeli Economy’s Best Years,’ Finance Minister Says

JNS.org - Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon praised his country's economic advances on Thursday, saying, “It is safe to say that 2016 will be remembered as...

February 20, 2017 4:03 pm
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Netanyahu Meets Members of Singapore’s Jewish Community During Visit to Southeastern Asian Island Synagogue

During his visit to Singapore on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped by the Maghain Aboth Synagogue to meet members of the Southeast Asian city-state’s...

February 17, 2017 3:37 pm
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Israel’s Economy Posts Strongest Quarter Since 2013

JNS.org - Israel's economy had its strongest quarterly performance since 2013, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. The economy grew by an annualized 6.2 percent...

February 8, 2017 12:11 pm
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At Cybertech Conference, Netanyahu Stresses Israeli Prowess, Global Threats

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered the keynote address last month at Cybertech 2017, the world's second-largest cybertechnology exhibition. At the event, Netanyahu said that it is...

February 1, 2017 8:42 am
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What It’s Like When Jerusalem Goes on Strike

It's been a hard week to be a father of young children in Jerusalem. Public day care centers across Israel's capital have been shut for three days and...

January 23, 2017 2:47 pm
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Israeli Investors Increasingly Turning to US Real Estate

Israel has become one of the largest foreign investors in US commercial real estate over the past few years, and considering the size and population of...

October 15, 2016 11:15 pm
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Israeli Economic Growth Exceeding Expectations

JNS.org - Israel's economy is performing better than previously expected, the country's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported Thursday, updating its annualized growth projection for 2016. In the third...

September 19, 2016 1:06 pm
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Israel’s Economic Growth Exceeds Expectations in Second Quarter of 2016

JNS.org -- Israel's economic growth in the second quarter of 2016 exceeded expectations, with private consumption serving as the primary cause for this development, the Central Bureau of...

September 5, 2016 6:28 am
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Haredi Women Are Making Great Strides in Israel’s High-Tech Sector

JNS.org - Haredi, women, and high-tech: three words you never expected to exist harmoniously in the same sentence. And yet, in the Jewish state, these three...

August 12, 2016 10:02 am
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Israel’s Cabinet Approves Two-Year Draft Budget Aimed at Boosting Economic Growth

Israel's cabinet on Friday unanimously approved a draft budget for both 2017 and 2018 aimed at boosting economic growth but which the central bank has...

May 11, 2016 6:48 am
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Israel at 68: A Record to Be Proud Of

Israel celebrates its 68th Day of Independence this week. Let me put my cards on the table. I'm not dispassionate when it comes to Israel....

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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