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Video: Will Customers Return?

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

Iceland's EU Application on Ice

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

2 New Players Join Cell Game

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

Store Told to Rehire Arabs

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

IMF, World Bank: PA OK for State

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

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' Walkout 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 Woes 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

Portugal: Bailout or Bust

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

Lawsuit On Facebook 'Intifada'

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

For Passover: Cheap Chickens

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 Over Facebook

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

Hareidi Work Studies Soar

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

U Johannesburg Cuts Ties w/BGU

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

The Death of (Jose) Socrates

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: 'Proud Israeli'

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 Israeli Firm

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

Spotting the Ancient Earthquake

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

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

Diamond Export Recovery Aborted

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

JCC Watch Slams Boycott Partners

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

New Leak in Egypt 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

Eurozone: A Fix or a Stopgap

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

Japan Reactors Head 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

Investment in Russian Tourism

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

Livni: No Cosmic Supertankers

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 Bills

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

An End to Growth at Any Price

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

US 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 Won't Go 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

No Euro Solution in Sight

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

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 at 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

Economic Boom Breeds Discontent

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

Israeli Home Prices Soar

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

Saudi King-Facebook Deal a Spoof

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

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

iYarzheit: Jewish Memory Tech

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

Zimbabwe Next for 'Day of Rage'?

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

Qaddafi to Blow Up Oil Pipeline

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

From Tahrir to Madison Square

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

The Return of the 5 Giants

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

Christie Came, Saw, Conquered

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

Euro Jitters Return

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

US Spending Spree Is Over

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

Google Street View in Israel?

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 Charges

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

Arab Leaders 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 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

Economic Package to Avert 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

Oil Security Data Insecurity

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

SuperSol Sheks for Lone Soldiers

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

PA to Uproot JNF Trees in Rawabi

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

Fighting the Flu and Price Cuts

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