World Bank: Israel Less Business-Friendly Than in the Past

The World Bank Israel listed in 40th place as a business-friendly location, two places below Israel's position in the 2013 report.Moshe Cohen, 11/2/2014, 5:20 PM

Hareidi Experts in Israel Provide Real Estate Services to US

Israel leads hi-tech, but did you know it is a major force in the US real estate world due to a highly trained group of hareidi women?Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2013, 5:01 PM

What Impact Did Social Protests Have on Israeli Business?

Are Israeli corporations "socially responsible?" A Bar-Ilan conference explores the consequences of the social justice protestsBen Bresky, 7/21/2013, 8:27 PM

Book Details History of Jews and Capitalism

"Jews were often excluded in the past by law from economic life making them look for new economic opportunities," says author of book.Douglas Goldstein, 5/29/2013, 12:14 AM

‘Why Does Israel Want Me to Divorce?’

Businesswoman asks why couples in business together are punished for being married.Maayana Miskin, 5/12/2013, 1:58 PM

Israel, PA Ink Business Arbitration Deal

Israel and the PA signed a deal instituting a business arbitration center to work out disagreements between Israeli and PA firmsDavid Lev, 3/28/2013, 2:06 PM

Chinese Businessmen: We Have Much in Common with Israel

13 leading businessmen from China are discovering Israel "in a different way." Arutz Sheva met the group.Yoni Kempinski, 12/3/2012, 10:13 AM

Gaza Terrorism Costs Israeli Businesses $55 Million

Experts said that Gaza area factories and businesses are out NIS 200 million after Operation Pillar of DefenseDavid Lev, 11/22/2012, 5:25 PM

Antitrust Authority Takes on Bakery Cartel

The government’s antitrust watchdog has indicted several bakeries for colluding on prices.Maayana Miskin, 8/31/2012, 2:37 PM

Talking about retirement at home, and marketing your products

Israeli financial expert Douglas Goldstein helps you prepare for retirement. Plus, a word or two about effective marketing.Douglas Goldstein, 8/22/2012, 10:53 PM

Israel Capable of Producing 250 Billion Barrels of Oil

"Our company has mapped over 250 billion barrels of recoverable oil in Israel," says Dr. Harold Vinegar of Israel Energy Initiative Ltd.Ben Bresky , 3/20/2012, 4:46 AM

Ikea to Build Third Store in Israel

Ikea on Tuesday announced plans for a third Israeli store – this one to be built in Kiryat Ata, outside Haifa.David Lev, 12/27/2011, 2:22 PM

Jittery Investors Push Up Interest Rates on Spanish Bonds

Spain is facing the threat of being sucked in to the maelstrom of the debt crisis as interest rates soar.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 7/19/2011, 9:45 PM

Baidu Deal A Landmark For Intellectual Property In China

Addressing Western Complaints of violations of intellectual property rights China's premier search engine signs deal with western music companies.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 7/19/2011, 6:32 PM

Summers Warning to EU Aimed at Germany

Lawrence Summers has warned the EU that it is running out of time and Germany, in particular, must step up to solve the crisis.Amiel Ungar, 7/18/2011, 10:35 PM

Hareidis: Maybe Now Housing Shortage will be Addressed

MK Yisrael Eichler (UTJ) thinks leftist housing protest could help homeless Hareidim as well.Gil Ronen, 7/18/2011, 1:16 PM

MK Wants Meretz Tried Over Boycott Stickers

MK Aryeh Eldad files police complaint against Meretz activists who marked products made in Judea, Samaria.Gil Ronen, 7/17/2011, 7:44 PM

Zionists to Mark Products of Judea and Samaria

Grassroots group “My Israel” to mark Judea and Samaria products on retailers’ shelves. Producers are pleased.Gil Ronen, 7/14/2011, 8:52 PM

Report: 'Arab Spring' Broke Tourism to Region

The “Arab Spring” has led to an investor exodus and a drop in tourism as fears of terrorism send tourists to other destinations.Chana Ya'ar, 7/13/2011, 12:10 PM

Minister Katz: New TA Suburban Interchange Will Help Traffic

Beginning this week, the new “Em Hamoshavot” interchange is set to open, promising smoother traffic flow for commuters.David Lev, 7/13/2011, 7:09 AM

Civil Service Head: Israel Behind on 'Affirmative Acition' Goals

Israel must ensure that 10% of public workers are Arab, the new head of the Civil Service said Tuesday.David Lev, 7/13/2011, 5:13 AM

Iran Curbs Oil Output to Sustain Prices

Iran is pushing for lower oil production to keep prices high as demand increases but slowsAryeh Ben Hayim, 7/12/2011, 10:57 PM

Israel's Go Green Campaign Promotes Energy Independence

Israel’s "green machine" helps make the country energy independent, lessens the need to buy coal from Israel-haters and makes money for homeowners.Baruch Gordon, 7/12/2011, 8:36 PM

Gas Line Attack Explodes Egyptian-Israel Agreement

The latest Egyptian-Israel gas pipeline blast signals a further erosion of “goodwill” from Cairo, says Landau. Electricity prices to soar.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/12/2011, 12:21 PM

Jellyfish Attack Israel Electric Plant in Ashkelon

Jellyfish have attacked a power plant in Ashkelon, just days after workers in Hadera warned their own plant was facing a similar invasion.Chana Ya'ar, 7/12/2011, 12:12 AM

Sovereign Debt Crisis Menaces Italy As Securities Tumble

Europe's failure to convincingly tackle the problems in the smaller states has now created doubts about the major economies.Amiel Ungar, 7/11/2011, 11:45 PM

Tourism to Israel Set to Break Records

262,000 visitors entered Israel in June 2011– a record for the month of June. In the first half of 2011, 1.6 million visitors arrived in Israel.Gil Ronen, 7/11/2011, 3:52 PM

IsraAID to Help Communities in South Sudan

The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid (IsraAID) will help the world's newest country get started.Chana Ya'ar, 7/10/2011, 9:16 PM

Energy War? Lebanon Warns Israel ‘Playing with Fire’ Offshore

Lebanon warns Israel is “playing with fire” by staking out energy claims in the Mediterranean. Beirut says Israel’s discoveries belong to Lebanon.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2011, 2:45 PM

Israeli Diamonds: Some of the Best in the World

AN international jewelry and diamond exhibition took place this past week in one of the world's best-known diamond making countries: Israel.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/8/2011, 9:18 AM

Pro-PA 'Fly-In' Stymied in Europe

European authorities have blocked anarchists from joining the "fly-in" into Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 7/7/2011, 11:41 PM

Lake Kinneret Water Level Drops 20 Centimeters

The water level in Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) has dropped 20 centimeters in the past month, according to environmental officials.Chana Ya'ar, 7/7/2011, 7:04 PM

Foreign Airlines Resist EU Emission Control Regulations

The European attempt to impose emission curbs on foreign carriers outside its airspace is facing heavy resistance.Amiel Ungar, 7/6/2011, 11:07 PM

Bezeq Int'l Laying Underwater Internet Cable to Italy

Internet provider Bezeq International has completed installation of the first segment of an underwater cable to Italy.Chana Ya'ar, 7/6/2011, 6:26 PM

Jellyfish Become Latest Threat to Israeli Power

Jellyfish have become the latest threat to Israeli energy consumption as the creatures begin to clog the power station at Hadera. Chana Ya'ar, 7/6/2011, 5:44 PM

Five-Day Work Idea May End Up in Trash Bin

A proposal to put Israel on a shortened work week, with Friday a half-day and Sunday a vacation day, may be buried before it gets off the ground.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/6/2011, 12:33 PM

Bad Debts Threaten Chinese Banking Stability

Moody's warned that Japanese Banks were exposed to problematic loans, particularly to local governments.Amiel Ungar, 7/5/2011, 11:38 PM

Gas Flow from Egypt Resumes

Gas began to flow again from Sinai to Israel Tuesday night as Egypt determined that the pipeline bring gas to Israel was only slightly damaged.David Lev, 7/5/2011, 11:10 PM

EU Free Worker Migration Threatened by Desire to Employ Locals

Ian Duncan Smith,Labor and Pension Secretrary, complains that jobs created are being swallowed up by immigrantsAmiel Ungar, 7/3/2011, 8:18 AM

The EU and Greece: A 17 Billion Dollar Throw of the Dice

The austerity package that passed the Greek Parliament and the parallel injection of credit is a major gamble that could make things worse.Amiel Ungar, 7/1/2011, 12:06 AM

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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European E. Coli Traced to Egyptian Fenugreek Seeds

An outbreak of the deadly E coli bacteria that spread across Europe last month has been traced to fenugreek seeds from Egypt. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, 6/30/2011, 3:51 PM

Denmark Blocks Routine Israeli Security Standards at Airport

Denmark is refusing to allow Israeli security personnel to carry arms and conduct routine security checks of passengers at Kastrup Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 6/29/2011, 9:34 PM

France to Invest Heavily in Nuclear Energy

France already gets most of its power from nuclear energy and is sticking with it for competitive and ecological reasons.Amiel Ungar, 6/29/2011, 12:06 AM

Greek Unions Mount 48 Hour Show of Force Against Austerity

Greece is voting with its feet against austerity with a 48 hour general strike that will contribute further to the country's problems.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 6/29/2011, 12:02 AM

Rivlin: Keep Israeli Businesses Israeli

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin called on Israeli corporate executives not to rush to give up control of their companies to foreign elements.David Lev, 6/28/2011, 8:08 PM

Tourism Minister Has Plan to Keep Dead Sea from Dying

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov is hoping to persuade the prime minister Monday to adopt a plan to keep the Dead Sea from dying.Chana Ya'ar, 6/27/2011, 1:14 AM

Third Intifada App Removed from Apple 'App Store'

Anti-Israel computer application called “The 3rd Intifada” has been removed from the Apple App Store for violating its developer guidelines. Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2011, 1:57 PM

Israel Okays Building Boom in Gaza

Israel has given the go-ahead for a building project in Gaza. A massive amount of construction materials will be transferred. Chana Ya'ar, 6/22/2011, 7:55 PM

PA Claims Israel Steals Gas in Exploration of Gaza Waters

The Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of "stealing" its natural gas resources by authorizing exploration of Gaza waters for gas fields. Chana Ya'ar, 6/22/2011, 1:17 PM

Bill would Grant Israelis Western-Style 2.5 Day Weekend

MKs Elkin and Levine propose Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekend bill in support of similar initiative by Minister Shalom.Gil Ronen, 6/21/2011, 9:15 AM

El Al Plane Damage Traced to Singapore, Cause Still Unknown

Damage that caused an El Al passenger plane in Israel to make an emergency landing last month has been traced to Singapore. Chana Ya'ar, 6/20/2011, 8:47 PM

New Commissions to Approve 10,000 Homes per Annum

Cabinet decides to formulate National Housing Commissions Law to cut through red tape and solve housing shortage.Gil Ronen, 6/19/2011, 6:09 PM

Emission Control Agreement Hits an Economic Problem

The stormy economic climate is buffeting the efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions. Even the EU is balking.Amiel Ungar, 6/19/2011, 1:28 PM

General Electric Building CleanTech R&D Center in Israel

General Electric is pumping another $3-5 million into Israel with its eighth R&D, this time focusing on medical devices and CleanTech. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/15/2011, 12:39 PM