Bonus for Israel: OECD to Meet in JerusalemThe OECD, which recently accepted Israel as a member, has chosen Jerusalem instead of Paris as the venue for its annual conference in October.
Turkey Suspends Israeli UAV ProjectMore fallout from the flotilla clash. Turkey suspends a $180 million Israeli UAV contract and uses its own vehicles to gather intelligence.
Netanyahu: Hi-Tech Ed not Enough, We Need Market EconomyPM Netanyahu told the High-Tech Industry Association Annual Conference that economic reform is not only critical, it must be ever ongoing.
Landau Looks Forward to 'A Different Israel' after Gas FindMinister Uzi Landau discusses the estimated impact of the Haifa gas field on Israel.
Israel Headed for Gas-Exporter StatusThe increased projections of deposits in Israel's off-shore gas fields have put Israel, for the first time, on the road to energy-exporter status.
Israel and UAE: Diamonds are the Region's Best FriendsIsrael's diamond industry is accomplishing what decades of diplomacy has not -- a quiet agreement with the United Arab Emirates.
Canada Does Without Israel's Medical IsotopesThe Canadian government has rejected a plan by a medical isotope supplier to offset a severe shortage by importing the material from Israel.
Israel Invests in ResearchGovernment statistical data reveals that Israel has dramatically increased R&D spending, surpassing OECD standards.
Minister of Industry Heads for QatarThe last time an Israeli economic minister visited the emirate was in 2001.
Dropping Euro Threatens Israeli Agro ExportsThe falling euro combined with the fallout from last months' volcanic ash cloud, may be threatening Israel's agricultural exports.
Israel Issues a Gold CoinFor the first time, the Israel Coins and Medals Corporation has issued a gold coin. The coin features David's Citadel.
Netanyahu: Entrance into OECD a Great Day for the Country“This is a great day” for Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu said after the OECD rejected PA objections and unanimously accepted Israel as a member.
Cell Providers May Cut RatesThe Communications Ministry is considering forcing mobile phone providers to cut connection rates.
Israel Making Plans to Attract More TouristsCapitalizing on a recent boom, Israel's Tourism Ministry is allocating NIS 24 million to attract guests in the upcoming spring and summer.
Iceland’s Volcano Wilts 40 Million Israeli FlowersVolcanic ash from Iceland earlier this month caused millions of dollars in damage to Israel’s growing flower industry. Farmers want compensation.
Israeli Worries Weaken As Planes Finally Fly Out of EuropeConcern over the impact on Israel's economy may soon die down, as several hundred European flights took off for the first time in several days.
Israel Bans iPad ComputerAccording to the Communications Ministry, the iPad is not compatible with Israeli standards. Travelers will have them confiscated.
Warnings Sounded Against Importing Chinese VegetablesMK Shai Hermesh calls for boycott of supermarket chains selling frozen vegetables from China, saying, "There is no Zionism without agriculture!"
Stimulus Plan for American Jews: Move to IsraelObama’s Stimulus Plan not working for you? More than 1,500 Americans have found opportunities in Israel through the Jewish-funded MASA program.
Israel’s TEVA a Headache for Drug Firms, Rx for InvestorsIsraeli-based TEVA has been called a juggernaut, copy-cat and an 800-pound ape. It makes generic drugs, lots of them, and money – lots of it.
Israel Begins Annual Apple Export to SyriaBeginning March 2, apples grown by Druze citizens of Israel in the Golan will be exported into Syria.
Committee Reveals Poverty-Fighting PlanA government committee reveals its plan to fight poverty. The goal: 1,000 shekels more per poor family per month by 2020.
Video: Jerusalem - Where Art and Technological Innovation MeetJewish Agency delegation hears about the uniqueness of Jerusalem, not only as an historical city but also as a city with hi-tech potential
Internet in Israel – More Users, Sites and StartupsArutz Sheva attended the Israel Internet Association's 14th conference and spoke with the organizers about Israel's status in the field.
Egyptian Energy Ministry: No Deals with IsraelThe Egyptian Energy Ministry has denied reports it is planning to include Israel in a project to create a regional electricity grid.
Fischer: Israel's Economy is StrongBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer assured the Conference of Presidents that Israel's strong economy can withstand adversity.
Consumer Price Index Down 0.7%Prices of clothes, footwear and fresh vegetables went down in January, while fresh fruit were up from previous month.
Tel Aviv and Toronto Stock Exchanges Sign Mutual MemorandumThe Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions.
"Poverty is Expensive""Poverty is Expensive"
Drilling for Gas and Oil in Ukraine, AshdodOil developments: Group of Israeli/Jewish investors buys majority stake in Ukrainian gas field; Oil Council to decide who can drill off Ashdod.
Free Loan Group Surpasses $100 Million in Interest Free LoansThe Israel Free Loan Association has reached a record of $100 million interest loans. It is the largest free loan group in the world.
Israel Electric Corp. Considers Nuclear PlantNuclear and solar power are two alternative energy sources that the Israel Electric Corp. is considering instead of burning more coal.
Economic Goal: To Return to Export Situation of Dec. 2008Shraga Brosh, President of the Manufacturers Association of Israel speaks with Arutz Sheva TV about Israel and the worldwide economic crisis
Trade Minister: "Israeli Products Guarantee our Existence"Minister of Industry Trade and Labor, Ben Eliezer: We must strengthen Israel by buying items created and developed in the country
Army Symbols to be Made in China?Industry Min. Ben-Eliezer asks party colleague Def. Min. Barak to reconsider the decision to buy items from China–and to buy "blue-and-white".
Israel ‘Spreads Light to the Nations’ with New Citrus FruitOne of Israel’s Divine missions is to “spread light to the nations.” Its new citrus fruit, “Light,” is being swallowed up in Europe and Russia.
Foreign Investments in TASE Soar in NovemberNon-Israelis infused the country with $560 million in direct investments in November 2009, up significantly from October.
Israeli Stocks Beat the MarketA $1,000 investment in the S&P 500 in the US in 2000 would be worth $918 today. The same amount in Israel’s top index would have more than doubled.
Government Urges ‘Buy in Israel’The government is urging its agencies to “buy in Israel. A planned large overseas purchase of uniforms by the Prisons Service has been frozen.
Value-Added Tax (VAT) To Drop 0.5% FridayFinance Minister Yuval Steinitz has decided to reduce value-added tax (VAT) by half a percent at the beginning of 2010. The new rate will be 16%,.
Bank of Israel Raises Interest to 1.25%Bank of Israel Governor Fischer, in a move that surprises some, announces 0.25% hike in interest rate.
Tourism Ministry Tees Off for Golf CoursesMove over soccer; here comes golf. The Tourism Ministry announced a $200 million investment to attract golf tourists to the Jewish State.
Analysts See Israel Flexing Economic Muscle in 2010Israel will be one of the leaders in economic growth in 2010, investment analysts say. The value of the shekel is likely to increase.
New Kitchen Applicance to Turn Garbage to CompostFor the first time in Israel, a trash compactor producing organic compost from kitchen garbage will be available as a kitchen appliance.
Finance Minister: ‘Spendthrift’ Court Interferes in EconomyThe High Court is a spendthrift panel that tries to replace the government in determining how to spend money, Finance Minister Steinitz charged.
Israeli-Gulfstream Business Jet Makes Its First FlightThe joint Israeli-American new business jet successfully completed its maiden test flight Friday. It carries a price tag of $24 million.
Business Partnership Based on Jewish Worldwide UnityJewish Agency's "Business to Business" (B2B) project is designed to strengthen ties between Israel and the Jewish business world.
Tal Brody: 'More Companies are Giving Back to the Community'Tal Brody, chairman of the Spirit of Israel: Israeli companies have learned that "giving back" to society is a vital part of their business plan.
Cincinnati Will Help Market Israeli Start-Ups.The vice president of the Economic Development at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber business delegation is in Israel to help market Israeli start-ups
I phone, You Phone, We All Phone for iPhoneTwo Israeli companies are hyping festivities for the ‘iPhone” as if an important head of state has arrived.
YouTube Founder Meets Israeli Viral-Video "Stars"YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley hosted a YouTube community meet-up with Israeli users of the video sharing site who have become global stars.
Avocados Grow With No One to Pick ThemThe shortage of agriculture workers could cost the avocado industry up to 40 million shekels, as the fruit on the trees have no one to pick them.
Trade Convention Focuses on Urban SecurityIsrael National News visits Israel Gateway 2009 – the 7th Foreign Trade Convention in Israel which focuses this year on the field of urban security
Israel, Russia Form Agricultural Cooperation AgreementAn initiative of President Shimon Peres, raised in a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, will promote global agricultural cooperation.
Goodbye to Dubai; Israelis not AffectedThe Arab world’s refusal to recognize Israel helped Israelis to escape the fallout of the Dubai financial debacle. Most diamond firms stayed away.
The Decline and Fall of Lev Levayev’s Africa-IsraelAfrica-Israel investments, controlled by Russian-born billionaire Lev Levayev, may not be able to continue as a “going concern.”
From Gourmet Food to a Cone-Shaped Pizza - Visit to "IsraeFood"IsraelNationalNews toured through the IsraeFood 2009 expo and met a cone-shaped, pizza, hard boiled egg with no yoke and vegetarian caviar.