Facing Rising Opposition Greek PM Broaches Referendum IdeaPerhaps the idea of confronting a Greek referendum on the bailout can concentrate the minds of the EU elites.
Turkey now Israel's 3rd-Largest Export MarketDespite political tensions, Turkey has become Israel's third-largest export market, up from ninth-largest last year.
Businessman Sammy Ofer Dies at 89Millionaire businessman Sammy Ofer, 89, died at home. His company was the subject of controversy this week.
Tornadoes Whip Through MassachusettsTwo tornadoes whipped through Massachusetts Wednesday, claiming four lives and damaging towns and cities.
Spending Cuts or Bust - A Congressional DilemmaCongress has two months to avert a default and see which party blinks.
Israel to PA: Cooperate on Water or Hurt Your Own PeopleThe PA is refusing to cooperate with Israel on water conservation and quality control, leaving its own people in the lurch.
Solar Power Project to Light Up Arava Next WeekThe first commercial solar panel field in the Middle East is set to light up the Arava next week at Kibbutz Ketura.
Israel’s Coast May Be Gold Mine of Oil, Says Government ExpertIsrael 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 May Be Candidate to Head IMFBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer is a possible candidate to head the International Money Fund, but has made no final decision.
Israel and Ankara Still ‘Talk Turkey’ as Exports RiseTurkey has risen to the number three export market for Israel despite frigid diplomatic relations between Ankara and Jerusalem.
Largest E. Coli Outbreak 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 Pacific 'Trade' with IranThe Ofer Brothers Group and Tanker Pacific denies having illegally traded with Iran, as lawmakers call for an investigation of its practices.
Israel Taking Steps to Snuff Out Public SmokingJewish state is moving ahead to protect the public against the dangers of secondary smoke.
Business Leaders' Unity Meeting in GazaA delegation of PA business owners from Judea and Samaria entered Gaza through the Rafiah Crossing Thursday for a separate unity meeting.
Europe Rallies behind Lagarde, BRICS Drop Their GuardAll EU members are backing Christine Lagarde for the post IMF director. The BRICS countries fail to unite behind an alternative
Increase in Tourists Arriving 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.
2 Jewish Brothers Still Missing in Midwest TwisterTwo 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.
Spanish Regional Elections Shake Government and Europe TooThe Spanish regional vote dealt a heavy blow to the ruling Socialists and also increased Eurozone jitters.
Volcanic Ash Cloud Again Disrupts Flights in EuropeA volcanic ash cloud is once again expected to drift into European skies from Iceland and disrupt airline flights.
Doctors' Strike Returns to Public HospitalsAll public hospitals, with the exception of Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, are operating on a Shabbat schedule due to a doctors strike.
Gush Katif 'Present': 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.
Dutch NGO Asks Shell to Suspend Syrian OperationsA Dutch Christian NGO has asked Royal Dutch Shell oil company to suspend its operations in Syria.
Court Puts Port Workers' 'Steak Strike' On HoldWorkers at the Ashdod Port were back on the job Wednesday, with their strike over steak dinner bonuses postponed for the time being.
Argentina Jews Win Injunction Against GoogleArgentina's Jewish umbrella organization, DAIA has won a court order preventing Google from sending surfers to anti-Semitic sites.
IMF Chairman, for Europeans Only?The fall of Dominque Strauss-Kahn raises the question of his successor. Can the European stranglehold on the position be preserved?
No Railway Strike Till JulyLabor Court told Israel Railway workers they can't strike before July 1. They and management were ordered to negotiate for the next two weeks.
Terror Attack on Egypt-Israel Gas TerminalEgypt'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.
No Political Blues for Deep PurpleMembers of the band “Deep Purple” have no qualms about performing in Israel – and says those who do are “wimps.”
Israel, Thailand Team Up Against CancerHaifa's Rambam Hospital will sign a joint cancer treatment deal Sunday with a Thai research institute.
China US Signal Renewed Cordiality at Economic DialogueRunning against the grain of acrimonious relations, China and the US signaled a willingness to work together.
Jailed Railway Workers Released, Blocked from MaccabimTen Israel Railways workers have been released from jail after being held overnight for protests at the board chairman's home.
On the Way to a European Super State?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.
Over a Million 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.”
Police: Keep Railway Workers in JailPolice have asked the court to keep nine Israel Railways workers in jail, including the head of the union.
Striking Railway Workers Ordered Back to WorkIsrael Railway workers walked out Wednesday around 10:30 PM in a wildcat strike, leaving trains motionless.
PA Firm Issues 5-Year Corporate BondsThe Palestinian Authority has issued its first set of five-year corporate bonds. They were purchased by Jordanian and PA banks.
Iran's Bushehr Nuke Plant in ActionIran has announced that its Bushehr nuclear power plant is up and running after years of delays.
France Adds Funds for PA Unity Gov'tFrance has agreed to provide additional funding to the new Fatah-Hamas unity government to help cover salaries after Israel froze funds.
Infant Death from Klebsiella Temporarily Closes 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.
Intel Chooses Israel to Produce New ’Ivy Bridge’ 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).
EU Learns to Beware of Bearing Gifts to GreeksHaving nudged Portugal into a bailout, the EU expected a respite, but the worsening of the Greek crisis has awakened nightmare scenarios.
Magen Tzedek: Irrelevant Symbol or Ethical 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.
Fear of Islam Appears as 2 Imams Pulled Off US FlightFear of Islam by at least some Americans was obvious Friday on a flight between two states in the southeastern U.S.
EU Can't Wait for Portuguese Vote, Imposes a BailoutPortugal given more lenient bailout terms but it must improve the competitiveness of its economy if it truly seeks to surmount the crisis.
Jerusalem's Indivisible PopulationJerusalem is a city that simply cannot be divided, due to the diverse nature of its population, says Mayor Nir Barkat.
Doctors Renew Slowdowns at Hospitals, ClinicsDoctors plan to strike at public hospitals and some clinics at the Clalit and Leumit HMOs in cities around the country.
Gov't Freezes Tax and Customs Funds Transfer to PAThe 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 Casspi Signs up with Telma 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 PFLP Terrorist to SpeakA Swedish trade union has invited convicted Arab terrorist hijacker Leila Khaled to speak at its upcoming May Day celebration.
Arab Upheavals to Boost Mideast Economies?IMF report: "Changes taking place in the region could provide a boost for its economies."
Housing Complex Started in Mitzpe YerichoConstruction has begun on a 100-unit apartment complex for young families in Mitzpe Yericho, about 20 minutes east of Jerusalem.
'No Deal' Between Doctors and Finance MinistryTalks between the doctors' union and the Finance Ministry ended late Tuesday night with no resolution.
Can China Buy Protection for Its Protectionism?Accused of protectionism by the EU, China may attempt to mollify Brussels by investing in European bonds.
Russia Insists on Economic Conditions for Belarus BailoutHaving alienated support, Lukashenko has nobody but Moscow to turn to. Viktor Yanukovych in contrast, steers between Moscow and Brussels.
Israeli Agro-Tech Prompts India to Create Its OwnA visit to Israel has inspired Haryana's Chief Minister to create 11 new centers of excellence in farming in his own state.
Finnish Elections Replicate Euroskeptic Parties BreakthroughThe Pro Israel True Finns are the big winners in the Finnish electionss, complicating bailout talks within the EU.