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Posts Tagged: Israel Economy

July 11, 2017 2:54 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....


Artificial Intelligence Shapes the IDF in Ways Never Imagined

JNS.org - In pop culture and science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a threat to humanity. But in...

Wisconsin Is the Latest State to Introduce Anti-BDS Legislation

JNS.org - Last week, two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel...

School Exchange Program Fosters Israel-Diaspora Bonds

JNS.org - When two little girls got the chance to read a book together -- across a gap of more than...


Austrian University Students Overwhelmingly Condemn BDS Movement as ‘...

The Austrian National Union of Students on Friday condemned the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel as antisemitic, and...


Newly-Discovered Portions of Western Wall and Roman Theater Unveiled in Jer...

JNS.org - Large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of...

Middle East

Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Strike on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Battery Shows Israel Wil...

The Israeli strike on Monday targeting an anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria was an “important” event that sent a message...