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Facing Rising Opposition Greek PM Broaches Referendum Idea

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 now Israel's 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 Dies at 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 Massachusetts

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

Spending Cuts or Bust - A Congressional Dilemma

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

Israel to PA: Cooperate on Water or Hurt Your Own People

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 Project to Light Up Arava Next Week

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 Coast May Be Gold Mine of Oil, Says Government Expert

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 May Be Candidate to Head 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 Still ‘Talk Turkey’ as Exports Rise

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

Largest E. Coli Outbreak 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 'Trade' with Iran

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 Taking Steps to Snuff Out Public Smoking

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 Meeting 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

Europe Rallies behind Lagarde, BRICS Drop Their Guard

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 Tourists Arriving 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

2 Jewish Brothers Still Missing in Midwest Twister

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 Regional Elections Shake Government and Europe Too

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 Again Disrupts Flights in Europe

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 to Public Hospitals

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

Gush Katif 'Present': 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 Asks Shell to Suspend Syrian Operations

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

Court Puts Port Workers' 'Steak Strike' On Hold

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 Win Injunction Against 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

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?Amiel Ungar, 5/17/2011, 8:11 PM

No Railway Strike Till July

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

Terror Attack on Egypt-Israel Gas Terminal

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

No Political Blues for Deep Purple

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 Up Against 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 US Signal Renewed Cordiality at Economic Dialogue

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, Blocked from Maccabim

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

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.Amiel Ungar, 5/12/2011, 2:06 PM

Over a Million 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: Keep Railway Workers in Jail

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

Striking Railway Workers Ordered Back to Work

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-Year Corporate 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 in Action

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 Unity 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

Infant Death from Klebsiella Temporarily Closes 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

Intel Chooses Israel to Produce New ’Ivy Bridge’ 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

EU Learns to Beware of Bearing Gifts to Greeks

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: 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.Chana Ya'ar, 5/8/2011, 6:36 PM

Fear of Islam Appears as 2 Imams Pulled Off 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

EU Can't Wait for Portuguese Vote, Imposes a Bailout

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 Population

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 at Hospitals, Clinics

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 Tax and Customs Funds Transfer 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 Casspi Signs up with Telma 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 PFLP Terrorist to Speak

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

Arab Upheavals to Boost Mideast Economies?

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

Housing Complex Started 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' Between Doctors and Finance Ministry

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

Can China Buy Protection for Its Protectionism?

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

Russia Insists on Economic Conditions for Belarus Bailout

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 Prompts India to Create Its Own

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

Finnish Elections Replicate Euroskeptic Parties Breakthrough

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