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Papandreou Referendum

Perhaps the idea of confronting a Greek referendum on the bailout can concentrate the minds of the EU elites.Amiel Ungar, 6/9/2011, 11:44 PM

Turkey 3rd-Largest Export Market

Despite political tensions, Turkey has become Israel's third-largest export market, up from ninth-largest last year. Maayana Miskin, 6/3/2011, 2:51 PM

Businessman Sammy Ofer, 89

Millionaire businessman Sammy Ofer, 89, died at home. His company was the subject of controversy this week.Maayana Miskin, 6/3/2011, 11:19 AM

Tornadoes Whip Through Mass.

Two tornadoes whipped through Massachusetts Wednesday, claiming four lives and damaging towns and cities. Chana Ya'ar, 6/2/2011, 4:18 PM

Economic Game for Congress

Congress has two months to avert a default and see which party blinks.Amiel Ungar, 6/1/2011, 11:41 PM

Israel to PA: Agree on Water?

The PA is refusing to cooperate with Israel on water conservation and quality control, leaving its own people in the lurch. Chana Ya'ar, 6/1/2011, 7:03 PM

Solar Power to Light Up Arava

The first commercial solar panel field in the Middle East is set to light up the Arava next week at Kibbutz Ketura.Chana Ya'ar, 6/1/2011, 6:09 PM

Israel’s Sea May Be Oil-Rich

Israel may have the last laugh to the old joke that “Moses took the wrong turn,” going to a land of sand instead of oil, which may under the sea.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/1/2011, 10:59 AM

Bank of Israel Governor for IMF?

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer is a possible candidate to head the International Money Fund, but has made no final decision. Chana Ya'ar, 6/1/2011, 10:58 AM

Israel and Ankara ‘Talk Turkey’

Turkey has risen to the number three export market for Israel despite frigid diplomatic relations between Ankara and Jerusalem. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/31/2011, 6:56 PM

E. Coli Spreading in Europe

The largest outbreak of E. coli in the world has killed 14 people in Germany. More than 300 are seriously ill. And it's spreading.Chana Ya'ar, 5/31/2011, 1:14 AM

MKs Seek Probe of Tanker Pacific

The Ofer Brothers Group and Tanker Pacific denies having illegally traded with Iran, as lawmakers call for an investigation of its practices.Chana Ya'ar, 5/30/2011, 7:03 PM

Israel to Snuff Out Public Smoke

Jewish state is moving ahead to protect the public against the dangers of secondary smoke.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/29/2011, 5:00 PM

Business Leaders 'Unity' in Gaza

A delegation of PA business owners from Judea and Samaria entered Gaza through the Rafiah Crossing Thursday for a separate unity meeting.Chana Ya'ar, 5/26/2011, 11:13 PM

Europeans United BRICS Divided

All EU members are backing Christine Lagarde for the post IMF director. The BRICS countries fail to unite behind an alternativeAmiel Ungar, 5/26/2011, 11:11 PM

Increase in Tourism by Sea

In June, 37 passenger and cruise ships are expected to anchor in Ashdod and Haifa, bringing with them an estimated 50,000 tourists and crew.INN Staff, 5/26/2011, 1:13 AM

Jews Missing in US Tornado

Two Jewish brothers are still reported missing along with numerous others following the second-worst tornado in US history. Chana Ya'ar, 5/25/2011, 10:30 PM

Is the US Economy Epileptic?

The U.S. financial markets are undergoing “seizures” whose origins are similar to those in epilepsy, say Tel Aviv University researchers. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/24/2011, 3:13 AM

Spanish Vote Frightens Investors

The Spanish regional vote dealt a heavy blow to the ruling Socialists and also increased Eurozone jitters.Amiel Ungar, 5/23/2011, 11:52 PM

Volcanic Ash Cloud Returns

A volcanic ash cloud is once again expected to drift into European skies from Iceland and disrupt airline flights. Chana Ya'ar, 5/23/2011, 10:56 PM

Doctors' Strike Returns -- Again

All public hospitals, with the exception of Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, are operating on a Shabbat schedule due to a doctors strike.Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2011, 1:56 PM

Ministers to Get Half Vegetables

Farmers expelled from Gush Katif are planning a unique present for Israel's government – incomplete produce, in protest of incomplete aid.Maayana Miskin, 5/20/2011, 1:46 PM

Dutch NGO to Shell: Nix Syria

A Dutch Christian NGO has asked Royal Dutch Shell oil company to suspend its operations in Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 5/19/2011, 1:42 PM

The Port Workers' 'Steak Strike'

Workers at the Ashdod Port were back on the job Wednesday, with their strike over steak dinner bonuses postponed for the time being.David Lev, 5/19/2011, 11:11 AM

Argentina Jews Fight Google

Argentina's Jewish umbrella organization, DAIA has won a court order preventing Google from sending surfers to anti-Semitic sites. , 5/18/2011, 12:51 PM

Job Opening at IMF

The fall of Dominque Strauss-Kahn raises the question of his successor. Can the European stranglehold on the position be preserved?Amiel Ungar, 5/17/2011, 8:11 PM

Court Orders Train Worker Talks

Labor Court told Israel Railway workers they can't strike before July 1. They and management were ordered to negotiate for the next two weeks.Chana Ya'ar, 5/16/2011, 9:51 PM

Attack on Egypt-Israel Gas Line

Egypt's al-Sabil gas terminal in the northern Sinai has been attacked for a second time -- the third terrorist attempt on the gas line to Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 5/15/2011, 4:39 PM

Deep Purple: No Political Blues

Members of the band “Deep Purple” have no qualms about performing in Israel – and says those who do are “wimps.” Chana Ya'ar, 5/15/2011, 12:40 PM

Israel, Thailand Team on Cancer

Haifa's Rambam Hospital will sign a joint cancer treatment deal Sunday with a Thai research institute. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/15/2011, 12:06 PM

China and US Share Fortunes

Running against the grain of acrimonious relations, China and the US signaled a willingness to work together.Amiel Ungar, 5/12/2011, 10:15 PM

Jailed Railway Workers Released

Ten Israel Railways workers have been released from jail after being held overnight for protests at the board chairman's home.Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 5:00 PM

Greek Crisis Reaches a Boil

An increasing number of analysts are predicting that the bailout dam in Europe is about to be breached but some think it is part of a master plan.Amiel Ungar, 5/12/2011, 2:06 PM

Over 1M Tourists Since January

More than a million tourists came to Israel in the first quarter of this year, despite the tension generated in the region by the “Arab Spring.”Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 11:42 AM

Police: Jail Railway Workers

Police have asked the court to keep nine Israel Railways workers in jail, including the head of the union.Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 10:26 AM

Court Orders Train Workers Back

Israel Railway workers walked out Wednesday around 10:30 PM in a wildcat strike, leaving trains motionless. Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 10:03 AM

PA Firm Issues 5-Yr Bonds

The Palestinian Authority has issued its first set of five-year corporate bonds. They were purchased by Jordanian and PA banks.Chana Ya'ar, 5/11/2011, 11:21 AM

Iran's Bushehr Nuke Plant Active

Iran has announced that its Bushehr nuclear power plant is up and running after years of delays.Chana Ya'ar, 5/9/2011, 10:26 PM

France Adds Funds for PA Gov't

France has agreed to provide additional funding to the new Fatah-Hamas unity government to help cover salaries after Israel froze funds.Chana Ya'ar, 5/9/2011, 8:47 PM

Klebsiella Death at Sheba NICU

The death of a premature baby due to Klebsiella bacteria at Sheba Medical Center has led to temporary closure of its neonatal intensive care unit. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/9/2011, 8:43 PM

Israel Makes New Intel Processor

Israel’s Intel plant is one of two in the world to produce the 3D “Ivy Bridge” processor, measured in nanometers (billionths of a meter).Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/9/2011, 1:56 PM

Eurozone Debt Crisis Unresolved

Having nudged Portugal into a bailout, the EU expected a respite, but the worsening of the Greek crisis has awakened nightmare scenarios.Amiel Ungar, 5/9/2011, 12:32 AM

Magen Tzedek Relevant Standard?

A new symbol created by the Conservative Movement implies a “gold standard” of ethics above the Jewish kosher laws. Agudath Israel says it's bunk.Chana Ya'ar, 5/8/2011, 6:36 PM

Imams De-Planed on US Flight

Fear of Islam by at least some Americans was obvious Friday on a flight between two states in the southeastern U.S.Chana Ya'ar, 5/8/2011, 11:03 AM

Portugal Bows to Inevitable

Portugal given more lenient bailout terms but it must improve the competitiveness of its economy if it truly seeks to surmount the crisis.Amiel Ungar, 5/6/2011, 9:32 AM

Jerusalem's Indivisible People

Jerusalem is a city that simply cannot be divided, due to the diverse nature of its population, says Mayor Nir Barkat.Chana Ya'ar, 5/5/2011, 3:04 PM

Doctors Renew Slowdowns

Doctors plan to strike at public hospitals and some clinics at the Clalit and Leumit HMOs in cities around the country. Chana Ya'ar, 5/2/2011, 8:11 PM

Gov't Freezes Funds to PA

The government has frozen the routine transfer of taxes collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority due to the Fatah-Hamas unity deal.Chana Ya'ar, 5/1/2011, 2:01 PM

Israeli Hoop Star’s Cornflakes

Israel’s Omri Casspi, star of the Sacramento Kings basketball team, is endorsing Israel’s Telma “Cornflakes of Champions” for $200,000.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/1/2011, 12:34 AM

Swedish Union Invites Terrorist

A Swedish trade union has invited convicted Arab terrorist hijacker Leila Khaled to speak at its upcoming May Day celebration.Chana Ya'ar, 4/28/2011, 10:31 PM

Upheavals Boost Mideast Market?

IMF report: "Changes taking place in the region could provide a boost for its economies."Gil Ronen, 4/28/2011, 1:12 PM

Housing Starts in Mitzpe Yericho

Construction has begun on a 100-unit apartment complex for young families in Mitzpe Yericho, about 20 minutes east of Jerusalem.Chana Ya'ar, 4/27/2011, 3:27 PM

'No Deal' on Talks with MDs

Talks between the doctors' union and the Finance Ministry ended late Tuesday night with no resolution. Chana Ya'ar, 4/27/2011, 9:04 AM

China Hints at EU Debt Purchase

Accused of protectionism by the EU, China may attempt to mollify Brussels by investing in European bonds.Amiel Ungar, 4/22/2011, 8:08 AM

Kiev Has More Freedom than Minsk

Having alienated support, Lukashenko has nobody but Moscow to turn to. Viktor Yanukovych in contrast, steers between Moscow and Brussels.Amiel Ungar, 4/21/2011, 4:59 PM

Israeli Agro Tech Inspires India

A visit to Israel has inspired Haryana's Chief Minister to create 11 new centers of excellence in farming in his own state. Chana Ya'ar, 4/19/2011, 9:31 PM

Finn Vote Leaves EU on Thin Ice

The Pro Israel True Finns are the big winners in the Finnish electionss, complicating bailout talks within the EU.Amiel Ungar, 4/18/2011, 8:15 AM