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With Netanyahu’s Fate in Question, Israel Poised for New Election

Israel headed on Wednesday toward a third national election in less than a year with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing the fight of his...

December 11, 2019 8:52 am

Bank of Israel Intervention Needs to Be Bold to Halt Shekel Gains

The Bank of Israel will need to be aggressive to contain the shekel's rise and push inflation higher through another round of foreign-currency purchases. The shekel has gained more than 7 percent this year against the...

Israel’s El Al to Try Out Direct Flights to Australia

El Al Israel Airlines said on Tuesday it will operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Melbourne on a trial basis in April and May in what would be the longest flight ever for Israel's...

International Soccer Federation FIFA Slammed for Posting Pro-Palestinian Tweet

The international soccer federation FIFA faced criticism on Monday after it published a pro-Palestinian tweet despite its usual policy of keeping politics out of sports. The tweet contained an image from a series of photographs by...

December 10, 2019 12:31 pm

In Israel, Some Tech Companies See Combat Experience as a Major Plus

CTech - It is no secret that Israeli tech companies tend to prefer veterans of...

December 10, 2019 12:10 pm

Coming Soon to a Bar Near You: Cannabis-Infused Beer in Israel

CTech - On a hot Tel Aviv summer's day, there is nothing more refreshing than...

December 10, 2019 11:10 am

Sa’ar: Lack of ‘Moral Clarity’ on Terrorism, Israel is ‘Dangerous’

JNS.org - Likud Knesset member Gideon Sa’ar said on Tuesday that the world is currently...

December 10, 2019 7:26 am

Four of Five Bank of Israel MPC Members Voted to Hold Key Rate at 0.25 Percent: Minutes

Four of five rate setters at the Bank of Israel voted to keep the benchmark...

December 9, 2019 4:02 pm

Third Elections Appear Inevitable in Israel, as Coalition Efforts Remain Stuck in Logjam

Israeli politics remained stuck in a logjam on Monday, with Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman...

December 11, 2019 8:52 am

With Netanyahu’s Fate in Question, Israel Poised for New Election

Israel headed on Wednesday toward a third national election in less than a year with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing the fight of his life...

December 11, 2019 7:58 am

Bank of Israel Intervention Needs to Be Bold to Halt Shekel Gains

The Bank of Israel will need to be aggressive to contain the shekel's rise and push inflation higher through another round of foreign-currency purchases. The shekel...

December 10, 2019 1:12 pm

Israel’s El Al to Try Out Direct Flights to Australia

El Al Israel Airlines said on Tuesday it will operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Melbourne on a trial basis in April and May...

December 10, 2019 1:08 pm

International Soccer Federation FIFA Slammed for Posting Pro-Palestinian Tweet

The international soccer federation FIFA faced criticism on Monday after it published a pro-Palestinian tweet despite its usual policy of keeping politics out of sports. The...

December 10, 2019 12:31 pm

In Israel, Some Tech Companies See Combat Experience as a Major Plus

CTech - It is no secret that Israeli tech companies tend to prefer veterans of military tech and intelligence units as potential employees. However, there...

December 10, 2019 12:10 pm

Coming Soon to a Bar Near You: Cannabis-Infused Beer in Israel

CTech - On a hot Tel Aviv summer's day, there is nothing more refreshing than sitting on the beach with a cold bottle of beer....

December 10, 2019 11:10 am

Sa’ar: Lack of ‘Moral Clarity’ on Terrorism, Israel is ‘Dangerous’

JNS.org - Likud Knesset member Gideon Sa’ar said on Tuesday that the world is currently being endangered by a “lack of moral clarity.” Speaking to 25...

December 10, 2019 7:26 am

Four of Five Bank of Israel MPC Members Voted to Hold Key Rate at 0.25 Percent: Minutes

Four of five rate setters at the Bank of Israel voted to keep the benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent on Nov. 25, but held...

December 9, 2019 4:02 pm

Third Elections Appear Inevitable in Israel, as Coalition Efforts Remain Stuck in Logjam

Israeli politics remained stuck in a logjam on Monday, with Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman appearing to rebuff a call to join a right-wing coalition...

December 9, 2019 3:54 pm

UK Jewish Students Protesting Corbyn Targeted With Antisemitic Vitriol by Labour Backers

British Jewish students who protested a visit by Jeremy Corbyn to the city of Bristol on Monday ahead of the general elections later this week...

December 9, 2019 3:12 pm

Lawyer for Israeli-American Woman Imprisoned in Russia Says Case May Be Resolved by ‘Political Influence’

A lawyer for an Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia said that her case would possibly be resolved through “political influence,” including a pardon from Russian...

December 9, 2019 11:03 am

A Quarter of Israelis Are Poor, Report Says

CTech - Over the past 12 months, Israel has seen an increase in nutritional insecurity and hunger, according to a report published Monday by Latet,...

December 9, 2019 10:49 am

Israeli Website Usability Company WalkMe Raises $90 Million

CTech - Israeli website usability company WalkMe has raised a $90 million funding round, the company announced Monday. The round was led by Vitruvian Partners...

December 9, 2019 10:40 am

Tentative March 2 Date Set for Unprecedented Third Israeli Elections

JNS.org - The Likud and Blue and White Parties have agreed that barring a last-minute breakthrough by Dec. 11, Israel will go to its third...

Culture

New Trailer Released for Next Season of ‘Fauda’ Set in Gaza

JNS.org - A trailer for the third season of the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” was released on Sunday. While the...

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Wears Custom Cleats to Support Israeli Baseball

JNS.org - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore customized cleats on...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

UK Labour Leader Corbyn Plans to Step Down After Crushing Electoral Defeat

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for...

Opinion

The European Union Is Promoting Palestinian Child Abuse

From an EU press release: Each year, 10th of December marks the day, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted with a view to express a universal commitment towards...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Attacks in Iraq Risk Uncontrollable Escalation, US Official Say...

A senior US military official said on Wednesday attacks by Iranian-backed groups on bases hosting US forces in Iraq were gathering pace and becoming more sophisticated, pushing all sides closer to...

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