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.
Icelandic No Vote Piques Ireland's InterestThe majority who voted no in Iceland defied their government and have aroused interest in Ireland.
Bidding War Ends with Victories for Xfone and MirsTwo new competitors will try to carve out a place in Israel's cellular market place. Hopefully the consumer will benefit.
Grocery Chain Told to Rehire 'Violent' Arab WorkersKimat Chinam has been ordered to rehire 21 fired Arab workers. Store denies discrimination, says workers were aggressive, made threats.
Food Prices Begin to FallGlobal food prices begin to drop after reaching an all-time high in February.
Int'l Monetary Fund, World Bank: PA Ready for StatehoodThe International Monetary Fund gave the Palestinian Authority a boost this week, saying it can run the economy of an independent nation.
11 US Senators Vow Support for IsraelEleven Republican senators have vowed to continue support for Israel's security.
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.
Japan's Radiation Leak Plugged But Problems PersistA radioactive water leak in Japan has been plugged, but problems persist as scientists fight to keep a nuclear plant stable.
As Interest Rates Soar Portugal Faces Diminishing AlternativesPortugal'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.
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.
Pre-Passover Miracle Prices: Chickens for 13 Cents a PoundPre-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.
Internet Backlash at Facebook Defense of Third IntifadaA growing backlash is underway in response to Facebook's unwillingness to remove a page promoting a third Intifada against Israel. You can join it.
Fischer Cheers Jump in Hareidi-Religious Work StudiesThe number of hareidi-religious Jews learning professions has tripled in the last three years, the Bank of Israel announced.
S. African University Cuts Ties with Ben Gurion UniversityThe University of Johannesburg has severed all scientific ties with Israel's Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).
Portugal's Political Crisis Makes a Bailout InevitablePrime Minster Jose Socrates' expected resignation means that there will be no government with power to impose austerity measures in the near term.
KISS Founder: Performers Boycotting Israel are 'Fools'KISS singer-musician Gene Simmons says entertainers who participate in a boycott of Israel are “fools.”
Facebook Buys First Israeli CompanyThe multi-billion dollar Facebook firm makes its first acquisition in Israel, buying up a developer of Internet applications for mobile phones.
Scientists Build Tool to Spot Ancient EarthquakesScientists at Tel Aviv University have created a new tool to help understand the patterns of ancient earthquakes.
Egypt Resumes Gas Deliveries to Israel, JordanEgypt has resumed deliveries of natural gas to Israel and Jordan, but the price of the energy may soon be doubled.
Israeli Insurers and Diamantaires Feel Japanese FalloutLike most participants in the global economy Israel will suffer general and particular losses from the Japanese disaster.
Watchdog Group:You Don't Boycott the MidEast's Only DemocracyJCC 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.
Another Leak in Egyptian Gas PipelineEgypt has reported another leak in its natural gas pipeline, delaying resumption of deliveries to Israel and the rest of the region.
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.
Three Japanese Reactors 'Likely' Heading for MeltdownFuel rods in three reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant are melting, raising the likelihood of at least a partial meltdown.
Russia 'at Center' of Israel's Tourism EffortTourism Ministry: NIS 27 million to be invested in marketing campaign in Russia and Ukraine.
Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni Derides PM's Housing SolutionOpposition leader Tzipi Livni derides PM's solution for housing crisis citing the erosion of Israel's middle class as the crisis' primary cause.
Poets, not Politicians, on New BanknotesMenachem Begin and Yitzchak Rabin won't appear on Israel's new currency bills. Instead, poets and poetesses will grace our notes.
National People's Congress Addresses Domestic ResentmentIn an attempt to assuage both domestic and foreign resentment, China is partially abandoning its export led growth model
Massachusetts Governor Seeks Jobs in IsraelMassachusetts 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.
Oprah Winfrey Denies Report She'll Take Her Show to EgyptPopular television talk show host Oprah Winfrey denies she will take her show on the road to Egypt's Tahrir Square.
The Euro Crisis is Still with UsWhile attention has been focused on the Arab world, the European debt crisis is still with us and becoming more intractable.
New Zealand Thanks Israel for Earthquake AidNew Zealand has thanked Israel for its aid in the wake of a crippling earthquake in Christchurch. Three Israelis are dead, three are still missing.
Gold Prices Skyrocket to Record HighGold is sparkling at a new record high thanks to the unstable political and military situation in the Middle East.
Chinese People's Congress to Address Social FairnessDespite China's phenomenal growth, not everybody has shared that growth and the leadership pledges to address discontent.
Increase in Israeli Home Prices: 3rd Highest in the WorldIsraeli 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.
False Rumor that Saudi King Will Buy Facebook to Stop ProtestsA 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.
Gas Prices Soar to 7.30 Shekels a LiterGasoline prices hit all-time high despite tax cuts as battles rage in Libya.
iYarzheit: Jewish Technology to RememberThe latest bit of Jewish technology to help the absent-minded was born of a need for compassion: meet the iYarzheit.
'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.”
Mass-Producing the Tomato TreeIsraeli scientists seek to make the 'tomato tree' available for commercial farming.
TIME Source: Qaddafi to Blow Up Oil Pipelines; Gas Prices SoarQaddafi is threatening to blow up oil facilities, a source told TIME magazine. Oil prices soar and gasoline in Israel will cost more next month.
Wisconsin Pits Budget Cutting Versus Collective BargainingGovernor Scott Walker is determined to cut the Wisconsin budget and curb union power. The beleaguered unions are determined to resist.
Cameron Government Unveils Major Welfare Reform BillThe British Government unveiled a major reform of the welfare system that is designed to combat Britain's benefit culture and save money.
Chris Christie Takes Washington by StormNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Washington to repeat his fiscal conservatism. He not only wowed conservatives but the liberal media too
Festering Debt Crisis Pressures Euro DownwardsLingering fears of Portugese solvency as well as issues affecting previous bailouts create a climate of uncertainty
Obama Offers Painful Cuts, Republicans Say Not EnoughWhile the budget unveiled today contains painful cuts, the Republicans argue that it does not go far enough.
Israel Ponders 'Google Street View' RisksIsrael is considering the risks v. benefits of allowing Google to operate its Street View service in its city streets.
Lebanese Bank Denies US Charge of Money Laundering, Terror TiesA Lebanese bank is accused by the U.S. Treasury of massive money laundering and links to Hizbullah terrorists. The bank denies the charge.
Experts Warn: Arab Protest Buyoffs may Prolong PovertyArab leaders try to counter protests with financial incentives, experts warn the “buyoffs” may cause long-term poverty and instability.
Mubarak's Fortune Secure if Ouster SucceedsIf Egypt's Mubarak is forced from power, he will have a fortune in foreign investments to fall back on, analysts say.
Major Economic Package Unveiled to Avert General StrikeThe 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.
Made in China Hacking HIghlights US-China Competition for EnergyAs Israel deals with a sharp rise in gasoline prices, US energy firms have been hacked, allegedly by China, highlighting a race for oil security.
Lone Soldiers Get Credit at Israeli SupermarketLone soldiers receive credit to purchase basic necessities at Israel’s largest supermarket chain.
PA Developer Vows to Uproot Trees Donated by JNFSome 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.
Finance Minister Fights Flu and Lower Taxes from Hospital BedThe 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.
Netanyahu to Combat Price HikesPrime Minister calls urgent meeting to fight price hikes after the Histadrut threatens a nationwide strike.