Papandreou ReferendumPerhaps the idea of confronting a Greek referendum on the bailout can concentrate the minds of the EU elites.
Businessman Sammy Ofer, 89Millionaire businessman Sammy Ofer, 89, died at home. His company was the subject of controversy this week.
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.
Israel’s Sea May Be Oil-RichIsrael 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.
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.
Israel and Ankara ‘Talk Turkey’Turkey has risen to the number three export market for Israel despite frigid diplomatic relations between Ankara and Jerusalem.
E. Coli Spreading in EuropeThe largest outbreak of E. coli in the world has killed 14 people in Germany. More than 300 are seriously ill. And it's spreading.
MKs Seek Probe of Tanker PacificThe Ofer Brothers Group and Tanker Pacific denies having illegally traded with Iran, as lawmakers call for an investigation of its practices.
Business Leaders 'Unity' in GazaA delegation of PA business owners from Judea and Samaria entered Gaza through the Rafiah Crossing Thursday for a separate unity meeting.
Europeans United BRICS DividedAll EU members are backing Christine Lagarde for the post IMF director. The BRICS countries fail to unite behind an alternative
Increase in Tourism by SeaIn June, 37 passenger and cruise ships are expected to anchor in Ashdod and Haifa, bringing with them an estimated 50,000 tourists and crew.
Jews Missing in US Tornado Two Jewish brothers are still reported missing along with numerous others following the second-worst tornado in US history.
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.
Volcanic Ash Cloud Returns A volcanic ash cloud is once again expected to drift into European skies from Iceland and disrupt airline flights.
Doctors' Strike Returns -- AgainAll public hospitals, with the exception of Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, are operating on a Shabbat schedule due to a doctors strike.
Ministers to Get Half VegetablesFarmers expelled from Gush Katif are planning a unique present for Israel's government – incomplete produce, in protest of incomplete aid.
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.
Argentina Jews Fight Google Argentina's Jewish umbrella organization, DAIA has won a court order preventing Google from sending surfers to anti-Semitic sites.
Job Opening at IMFThe fall of Dominque Strauss-Kahn raises the question of his successor. Can the European stranglehold on the position be preserved?
Court Orders Train Worker TalksLabor Court told Israel Railway workers they can't strike before July 1. They and management were ordered to negotiate for the next two weeks.
Attack on Egypt-Israel Gas LineEgypt'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.
China and US Share FortunesRunning against the grain of acrimonious relations, China and the US signaled a willingness to work together.
Jailed Railway Workers ReleasedTen Israel Railways workers have been released from jail after being held overnight for protests at the board chairman's home.
Greek Crisis Reaches a BoilAn 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.
Over 1M Tourists Since JanuaryMore 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.”
PA Firm Issues 5-Yr BondsThe Palestinian Authority has issued its first set of five-year corporate bonds. They were purchased by Jordanian and PA banks.
France Adds Funds for PA Gov'tFrance has agreed to provide additional funding to the new Fatah-Hamas unity government to help cover salaries after Israel froze funds.
Klebsiella Death at Sheba NICUThe death of a premature baby due to Klebsiella bacteria at Sheba Medical Center has led to temporary closure of its neonatal intensive care unit.
Israel Makes New Intel ProcessorIsrael’s Intel plant is one of two in the world to produce the 3D “Ivy Bridge” processor, measured in nanometers (billionths of a meter).
Eurozone Debt Crisis UnresolvedHaving nudged Portugal into a bailout, the EU expected a respite, but the worsening of the Greek crisis has awakened nightmare scenarios.
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.
Imams De-Planed on US FlightFear of Islam by at least some Americans was obvious Friday on a flight between two states in the southeastern U.S.
Portugal Bows to InevitablePortugal given more lenient bailout terms but it must improve the competitiveness of its economy if it truly seeks to surmount the crisis.
Doctors Renew SlowdownsDoctors plan to strike at public hospitals and some clinics at the Clalit and Leumit HMOs in cities around the country.
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.
Israeli Hoop Star’s CornflakesIsrael’s Omri Casspi, star of the Sacramento Kings basketball team, is endorsing Israel’s Telma “Cornflakes of Champions” for $200,000.
Swedish Union Invites TerroristA Swedish trade union has invited convicted Arab terrorist hijacker Leila Khaled to speak at its upcoming May Day celebration.
Housing Starts in Mitzpe YerichoConstruction has begun on a 100-unit apartment complex for young families in Mitzpe Yericho, about 20 minutes east of Jerusalem.
Kiev Has More Freedom than MinskHaving alienated support, Lukashenko has nobody but Moscow to turn to. Viktor Yanukovych in contrast, steers between Moscow and Brussels.