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Video: Will the Customers Return to Jaffa Street?

Jerusalem's once-thriving Jaffa Street is undergoing a renewal because of the Light Rail and the customers are turned away, say merchants.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 4/13/2011, 2:13 AM

Icelandic No Vote Piques Ireland's Interest

The majority who voted no in Iceland defied their government and have aroused interest in Ireland.Amiel Ungar, 4/13/2011, 12:19 AM

Bidding War Ends with Victories for Xfone and Mirs

Two new competitors will try to carve out a place in Israel's cellular market place. Hopefully the consumer will benefit.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 4/12/2011, 3:14 PM

Grocery Chain Told to Rehire 'Violent' Arab Workers

Kimat Chinam has been ordered to rehire 21 fired Arab workers. Store denies discrimination, says workers were aggressive, made threats.Maayana Miskin, 4/10/2011, 9:22 PM

Food Prices Begin to Fall

Global food prices begin to drop after reaching an all-time high in February.Maayana Miskin, 4/8/2011, 11:59 AM

Int'l Monetary Fund, World Bank: PA Ready for Statehood

The International Monetary Fund gave the Palestinian Authority a boost this week, saying it can run the economy of an independent nation.Chana Ya'ar, 4/7/2011, 4:36 PM

11 US Senators Vow Support for Israel

Eleven Republican senators have vowed to continue support for Israel's security. Chana Ya'ar, 4/7/2011, 2:15 PM

Doctors' 2-Day Strike Ends - 'For Now'

A two-day “warning strike” by Israeli doctors has ended, but the Israel Medical Association says it may resume. Chana Ya'ar, 4/7/2011, 12:32 PM

Japan's Radiation Leak Plugged But Problems Persist

A radioactive water leak in Japan has been plugged, but problems persist as scientists fight to keep a nuclear plant stable. Chana Ya'ar, 4/6/2011, 2:38 PM

As Interest Rates Soar Portugal Faces Diminishing Alternatives

Portugal's government does not want to ask for a bailout as it fears that this will doom it in the elections. The banks have lost patience.Amiel Ungar, 4/6/2011, 7:50 AM

Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Facebook 'Intifada Page'

An American “of Jewish origin” has filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against Facebook for not moving fast enough against 'Third Intifada' organizers. Chana Ya'ar, 4/3/2011, 9:26 AM

Pre-Passover Miracle Prices: Chickens for 13 Cents a Pound

Pre-Passover shoppers will be able to buy chickens and matzoh for one shekel a kilogram – 13 cents a pound – as a supermarket chain cuts prices.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/30/2011, 11:12 AM

Internet Backlash at Facebook Defense of Third Intifada

A growing backlash is underway in response to Facebook's unwillingness to remove a page promoting a third Intifada against Israel. You can join it.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2011, 9:59 PM

Fischer Cheers Jump in Hareidi-Religious Work Studies

The number of hareidi-religious Jews learning professions has tripled in the last three years, the Bank of Israel announced.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/28/2011, 3:03 PM

S. African University Cuts Ties with Ben Gurion University

The University of Johannesburg has severed all scientific ties with Israel's Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).Hana Levi Julian, MSW, 3/24/2011, 3:58 PM

Portugal's Political Crisis Makes a Bailout Inevitable

Prime Minster Jose Socrates' expected resignation means that there will be no government with power to impose austerity measures in the near term.Amiel Ungar, 3/23/2011, 10:41 PM

KISS Founder: Performers Boycotting Israel are 'Fools'

KISS singer-musician Gene Simmons says entertainers who participate in a boycott of Israel are “fools.”Chana Ya'ar, 3/23/2011, 10:58 AM

Facebook Buys First Israeli Company

The multi-billion dollar Facebook firm makes its first acquisition in Israel, buying up a developer of Internet applications for mobile phones.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/21/2011, 8:57 AM

Scientists Build Tool to Spot Ancient Earthquakes

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have created a new tool to help understand the patterns of ancient earthquakes. Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2011, 3:47 PM

Egypt Resumes Gas Deliveries to Israel, Jordan

Egypt has resumed deliveries of natural gas to Israel and Jordan, but the price of the energy may soon be doubled. Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2011, 11:23 AM

Israeli Insurers and Diamantaires Feel Japanese Fallout

Like most participants in the global economy Israel will suffer general and particular losses from the Japanese disaster.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/15/2011, 1:55 PM

Watchdog Group:You Don't Boycott the MidEast's Only Democracy

JCC Watch is a group focusing on the partnership between the JCC of New York's Upper West Side and supporters of the boycott against Israel. Fern Sidman, INN New York Correspondent, 3/15/2011, 1:11 AM

Another Leak in Egyptian Gas Pipeline

Egypt has reported another leak in its natural gas pipeline, delaying resumption of deliveries to Israel and the rest of the region.Chana Ya'ar, 3/15/2011, 12:05 AM

How Long Will the Eurozone Agreement Hold?

Markets were pleasantly surprised that the Euro zone leaders were able to reach an agreement. Skeptics fear it will unravel.Amiel Ungar, 3/14/2011, 10:51 PM

Three Japanese Reactors 'Likely' Heading for Meltdown

Fuel rods in three reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant are melting, raising the likelihood of at least a partial meltdown. Chana Ya'ar, 3/14/2011, 9:02 PM

Russia 'at Center' of Israel's Tourism Effort

Tourism Ministry: NIS 27 million to be invested in marketing campaign in Russia and Ukraine. Gil Ronen, 3/14/2011, 7:29 PM

Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni Derides PM's Housing Solution

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni derides PM's solution for housing crisis citing the erosion of Israel's middle class as the crisis' primary cause.Gabe Kahn., 3/10/2011, 9:37 PM

Poets, not Politicians, on New Banknotes

Menachem Begin and Yitzchak Rabin won't appear on Israel's new currency bills. Instead, poets and poetesses will grace our notes.Hillel Fendel, 3/10/2011, 3:50 PM

National People's Congress Addresses Domestic Resentment

In an attempt to assuage both domestic and foreign resentment, China is partially abandoning its export led growth modelAmiel Ungar, 3/8/2011, 11:00 PM

Massachusetts Governor Seeks Jobs in Israel

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick arrives in Israel to seek high-tech jobs for his home state. He asks El Al for a direct Boston-Tel Aviv route.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/7/2011, 7:36 PM

Oprah Winfrey Denies Report She'll Take Her Show to Egypt

Popular television talk show host Oprah Winfrey denies she will take her show on the road to Egypt's Tahrir Square. Chana Ya'ar, 3/6/2011, 3:45 PM

The Euro Crisis is Still with Us

While attention has been focused on the Arab world, the European debt crisis is still with us and becoming more intractable.Amiel Ungar, 3/3/2011, 10:22 PM

New Zealand Thanks Israel for Earthquake Aid

New Zealand has thanked Israel for its aid in the wake of a crippling earthquake in Christchurch. Three Israelis are dead, three are still missing.Chana Ya'ar, 3/3/2011, 2:59 PM

Gold Prices Skyrocket to Record High

Gold is sparkling at a new record high thanks to the unstable political and military situation in the Middle East.Chana Ya'ar, 3/2/2011, 11:20 AM

Chinese People's Congress to Address Social Fairness

Despite China's phenomenal growth, not everybody has shared that growth and the leadership pledges to address discontent.Amiel Ungar, 3/2/2011, 12:18 AM

Increase in Israeli Home Prices: 3rd Highest in the World

Israeli homes continue to prove be one of the best investments around. Growth in home prices in the Jewish state is the third highest in the world.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/28/2011, 4:16 PM

False Rumor that Saudi King Will Buy Facebook to Stop Protests

A report sweeps the Arab world that the Saudi King will buy Facebook to prevent its use in a Day of Rage. It's a great headline - but false.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/28/2011, 2:40 PM

Gas Prices Soar to 7.30 Shekels a Liter

Gasoline prices hit all-time high despite tax cuts as battles rage in Libya. Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2011, 8:59 PM

iYarzheit: Jewish Technology to Remember

The latest bit of Jewish technology to help the absent-minded was born of a need for compassion: meet the iYarzheit.Chana Ya'ar, 2/24/2011, 7:30 PM

'Days of Rage' Spreading to Africa?

The government of Zimbabwe has arrested dozens of political activists in an attempt to stop protesters from igniting a “Day of Rage.” Chana Ya'ar, 2/24/2011, 1:38 PM

Mass-Producing the Tomato Tree

Israeli scientists seek to make the 'tomato tree' available for commercial farming.Maayana Miskin, 2/23/2011, 7:34 PM

TIME Source: Qaddafi to Blow Up Oil Pipelines; Gas Prices Soar

Qaddafi is threatening to blow up oil facilities, a source told TIME magazine. Oil prices soar and gasoline in Israel will cost more next month.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/23/2011, 9:15 AM

Wisconsin Pits Budget Cutting Versus Collective Bargaining

Governor Scott Walker is determined to cut the Wisconsin budget and curb union power. The beleaguered unions are determined to resist., 2/20/2011, 12:56 PM

Cameron Government Unveils Major Welfare Reform Bill

The British Government unveiled a major reform of the welfare system that is designed to combat Britain's benefit culture and save money.Amiel Ungar, 2/18/2011, 9:20 AM

Chris Christie Takes Washington by Storm

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Washington to repeat his fiscal conservatism. He not only wowed conservatives but the liberal media tooAmiel Ungar, 2/17/2011, 5:42 PM

Festering Debt Crisis Pressures Euro Downwards

Lingering fears of Portugese solvency as well as issues affecting previous bailouts create a climate of uncertaintyAmiel Ungar, 2/15/2011, 1:09 AM

Obama Offers Painful Cuts, Republicans Say Not Enough

While the budget unveiled today contains painful cuts, the Republicans argue that it does not go far enough.Amiel Ungar, 2/15/2011, 1:03 AM

Israel Ponders 'Google Street View' Risks

Israel is considering the risks v. benefits of allowing Google to operate its Street View service in its city streets.Chana Ya'ar, 2/13/2011, 11:17 PM

Lebanese Bank Denies US Charge of Money Laundering, Terror Ties

A Lebanese bank is accused by the U.S. Treasury of massive money laundering and links to Hizbullah terrorists. The bank denies the charge.Chana Ya'ar, 2/13/2011, 10:10 PM

Experts Warn: Arab Protest Buyoffs may Prolong Poverty

Arab leaders try to counter protests with financial incentives, experts warn the “buyoffs” may cause long-term poverty and instability. Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2011, 11:49 PM

Mubarak's Fortune Secure if Ouster Succeeds

If Egypt's Mubarak is forced from power, he will have a fortune in foreign investments to fall back on, analysts say.Maayana Miskin, 2/11/2011, 2:26 PM

Major Economic Package Unveiled to Avert General Strike

The government will raise the minimum wage and drop the price of bread, gasoline and water in order to avert a general strike, PM Netanyahu says.Chana Ya'ar, 2/10/2011, 9:24 PM

Made in China Hacking HIghlights US-China Competition for Energy

As Israel deals with a sharp rise in gasoline prices, US energy firms have been hacked, allegedly by China, highlighting a race for oil security.Amiel Ungar, 2/10/2011, 7:09 PM

Lone Soldiers Get Credit at Israeli Supermarket

Lone soldiers receive credit to purchase basic necessities at Israel’s largest supermarket chain.Chana Ya'ar, 2/9/2011, 7:49 PM

PA Developer Vows to Uproot Trees Donated by JNF

Some 3,000 trees donated in 2009 by JNF to the new PA city of Rawabi, north of Ramallah, are to be uprooted by the developer.Chana Ya'ar, 2/9/2011, 6:56 PM

Finance Minister Fights Flu and Lower Taxes from Hospital Bed

The Finance Minister is in the hospital, where he fights the flu and attempts to cut fuel taxes, which he says are good for economic health. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/9/2011, 2:04 PM

Netanyahu to Combat Price Hikes

Prime Minister calls urgent meeting to fight price hikes after the Histadrut threatens a nationwide strike. Maayana Miskin, 2/8/2011, 10:58 PM