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.
2 New Players Join Cell GameTwo new competitors will try to carve out a place in Israel's cellular market place. Hopefully the consumer will benefit.
Store Told to Rehire ArabsKimat Chinam has been ordered to rehire 21 fired Arab workers. Store denies discrimination, says workers were aggressive, made threats.
IMF, World Bank: PA OK for StateThe International Monetary Fund gave the Palestinian Authority a boost this week, saying it can run the economy of an independent nation.
Japan's Radiation Woes PersistA radioactive water leak in Japan has been plugged, but problems persist as scientists fight to keep a nuclear plant stable.
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.
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.
For Passover: Cheap ChickensPre-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 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.
Hareidi Work Studies SoarThe number of hareidi-religious Jews learning professions has tripled in the last three years, the Bank of Israel announced.
The Death of (Jose) SocratesPrime Minster Jose Socrates' expected resignation means that there will be no government with power to impose austerity measures in the near term.
Facebook Buys Israeli FirmThe multi-billion dollar Facebook firm makes its first acquisition in Israel, buying up a developer of Internet applications for mobile phones.
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.
JCC Watch Slams Boycott PartnersJCC 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.
New Leak in Egypt Gas PipelineEgypt has reported another leak in its natural gas pipeline, delaying resumption of deliveries to Israel and the rest of the region.
Eurozone: A Fix or a StopgapMarkets were pleasantly surprised that the Euro zone leaders were able to reach an agreement. Skeptics fear it will unravel.
Japan Reactors Head 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.
Livni: No Cosmic SupertankersOpposition 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 BillsMenachem Begin and Yitzchak Rabin won't appear on Israel's new currency bills. Instead, poets and poetesses will grace our notes.
An End to Growth at Any PriceIn an attempt to assuage both domestic and foreign resentment, China is partially abandoning its export led growth model
US 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.
No Euro Solution in SightWhile attention has been focused on the Arab world, the European debt crisis is still with us and becoming more intractable.
New Zealand Thanks IsraelNew 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 at Record HighGold is sparkling at a new record high thanks to the unstable political and military situation in the Middle East.
Israeli Home Prices SoarIsraeli 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.
Saudi King-Facebook Deal a SpoofA 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.
iYarzheit: Jewish Memory TechThe latest bit of Jewish technology to help the absent-minded was born of a need for compassion: meet the iYarzheit.
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.”
Qaddafi to Blow Up Oil PipelineQaddafi is threatening to blow up oil facilities, a source told TIME magazine. Oil prices soar and gasoline in Israel will cost more next month.
From Tahrir to Madison SquareGovernor Scott Walker is determined to cut the Wisconsin budget and curb union power. The beleaguered unions are determined to resist.
The Return of the 5 GiantsThe British Government unveiled a major reform of the welfare system that is designed to combat Britain's benefit culture and save money.
Christie Came, Saw, ConqueredNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Washington to repeat his fiscal conservatism. He not only wowed conservatives but the liberal media too
Euro Jitters ReturnLingering fears of Portugese solvency as well as issues affecting previous bailouts create a climate of uncertainty
US Spending Spree Is OverWhile the budget unveiled today contains painful cuts, the Republicans argue that it does not go far enough.
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.
Lebanese Bank Denies US ChargesA Lebanese bank is accused by the U.S. Treasury of massive money laundering and links to Hizbullah terrorists. The bank denies the charge.
Arab Leaders 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 Egypt's Mubarak is forced from power, he will have a fortune in foreign investments to fall back on, analysts say.
Economic Package to Avert 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.
Oil Security Data InsecurityAs Israel deals with a sharp rise in gasoline prices, US energy firms have been hacked, allegedly by China, highlighting a race for oil security.
Fighting the Flu and Price CutsThe 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.