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    • Politics this week
      Posted on September 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Why they’re wrong Print section Main image:  20161001_WWP001_290.jpg A record audience tuned in to the first presidential debate of the election campaign. Polling suggested that most voters thought Hillary Clinton put in a better performance than Donald Trump. He blamed the moderator and a defective microphone, and said he had held back because he “didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings”. See here and here.  Congress overrode a presidential veto by Barack Obama for the first time, voting overwhelmingly to reinstate a bill that allows Americans to sue foreign governments if they are found to have played a role in terrorist attacks. Mr Obama had vetoed the bill on the ground that it would open America to reciprocal lawsuits from foreign countries. See article.  The number of murders in America rose by 10.8% last year, according to the FBI, the sharpest rise in decades. The murder rate rose to 4.9 for every 100,000 people, the highest since 2009. Peace in our time The government of Colombia and the FARC guerrilla army signed an agreement to end their 52-year-long war. Colombia’s ... […]

    • Obituary: Shimon Peres: Intriguing for peace
      Posted on September 28, 2016 at 5:50 am

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Why they’re wrong Fly Title:  Obituary: Shimon Peres Print section Main image:  20161001_OBP002.jpg Rubric:  Shimon Peres, an Israeli statesman, died on September 28th, aged 93 HE OUTLIVED all his country’s other founding fathers, but failed in what he most yearned for: to lead it into a lasting peace. Missed opportunities dogged Shimon Peres’s career. He gained the highest offices—prime minister, twice, and president—but the political arithmetic invariably went against him. His forte was foreign policy, but his political nemesis, Menachem Begin, signed the peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, and his arch-rival, Yitzhak Rabin, got most of the plaudits for Israel’s deal in 1993 with the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. Mr Peres’s imprint was lasting, nonetheless. As a precocious young civil servant, he brokered arms deals which helped his uniformed counterparts to get the weapons they needed. He circumvented arms embargoes with creative ruses, such as ... […]

    • All quiet on the Sabbath: A row over roads highlights the growing sway of Israel’s religious hardliners
      Posted on September 7, 2016 at 9:14 am

      UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  All quiet on the Sabbath Location:  Jerusalem Print section Main image:  20160910_MAP502.jpg Rubric:  Ancient religion meets a 21st-century economy THE morning of September 4th, a Sunday and the start of the working week in Israel, was a lot worse than the usual automotive nightmare. Maintenance work on the main (and only functioning) railway line between Tel Aviv and the north, which had been scheduled for Saturday, when regular services are suspended for the duration of the Sabbath, had been cancelled due to pressure from the ultra-Orthodox Haredi parties, who were threatening to pull out of the ruling coalition, potentally bringing it down. As a result, the work extended until Sunday evening, creating much greater pressure on the roads than usual. As drivers advanced at a snail’s pace, officials and politicians traded recriminations. In particular, it set up a fresh clash between Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, and one of the more popular ... […]

    • Terrorism: Learning to live with it
      Posted on September 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Uberworld Fly Title:  Terrorism Print section Main image:  20160903_IRP001_1.jpg Rubric:  People are surprisingly good at coping with repeated terrorist attacks. In America and Europe, they may have to be IT HAS been an edgy summer in France. Since the horror of Bastille Day, when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel killed 86 people in Nice, heavily armed soldiers have patrolled the beaches. In late July fanatical Muslims murdered a Catholic priest in Normandy. France remains in a state of emergency after gunmen affiliated to Islamic State (IS) killed 130 people in Paris last November. Next year’s presidential election threatens to be a competition over who can sound toughest on terrorism. Last week Nicolas Sarkozy, a former president, launched his campaign to get his old job back. As well as calling for a national ban on the “burkini”, a modest swimsuit favoured by Muslims, he has proposed the detention or electronic tagging of potentially thousands of people who ... […]

    • Israel and Gaza: Alms for the enemy
      Posted on August 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Nightmare on Main Street Fly Title:  Israel and Gaza Location:  JERUSALEM Print section Main image:  20160820_map003.jpg Rubric:  Allowing humanitarian aid risks having it diverted to Hamas THE indictments this month in an Israeli court of two Palestinians employed by international aid agencies have become a valuable weapon in the Israeli government’s public-relations war against Hamas, the militant Islamist movement that has ruled Gaza since 2007. In the first, a local director for World Vision, one of the world’s largest Christian aid organisations, stands accused of diverting millions of dollars to the armed wing of Hamas; the money, Israel alleges, was used to buy weapons, build fortifications and pay fighters. In the second, an engineer working for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) was charged with building facilities for Hamas. Israeli intelligence officials claim that these ... […]

    • An old fight: Politics hogs the Olympic spotlight in the Middle East
      Posted on August 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      THE MIDDLE East, a generally unhealthy place, fares miserably in the Olympics. Of its 21 countries with a combined population of 360-odd million, only five have won any medals in Rio, and only one—Iran—has reaped better than a bronze. Egypt, with a larger population than Britain, has two bronze medals, against the latter’s 15 gold, 16 silver and 7 bronze. But rather than make headlines from their athletics, the region’s sportsmen have retreated to a more familiar field: politics.The first fracas erupted before Rio’s proceedings even began. Unfamiliar with Levantine intrigue, the Olympic committee put the Israeli and Lebanese teams bound for the opening ceremony on the same bus. But their countries are still at war and frown on fraternisation. And when the Israeli team tried to board, Lebanon’s captain barred access. Later during the games, Egypt’s judo champion, Islam El Shahaby, dropped the mandatory bow and snubbed the outstretched hand of his Israeli counterpart. A female Saudi judoka deftly dodged contact with an Israeli by skipping her first round match. Because of injuries, insisted the Saudi media; because of racism, brayed Israel’s.Such non-contact sports are a regular Olympic fixture. In 2004, an Iranian judoka scheduled to wrestle an Israeli was disqualified for being overweight. Investigators declared she had not deliberately indulged in binge eating, but ... […]

    • Water in the West Bank: Nor yet a drop to drink
      Posted on July 27, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The new political divide Fly Title:  Water in the West Bank Location:  SALFIT Print section Main image:  The hard way Rubric:  Palestinians go thirsty, despite sitting on an underground ocean The hard way IYAD QASSEM is trying to run a coffee shop without water. He reuses the stuff in his sink, which quickly fills with muck, and in the shishas that Palestinians puff on his patio. It would be a difficult task, if he had many customers: but it seems people who haven’t showered in a week lose interest in sipping tea in 35°C heat. “The café is empty because everyone is worried about the situation. It’s getting impossible to run a business,” he says. Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Salfit and the surrounding villages are suffering through a months-long drought. Summer shortages are nothing new on the parched hills outside Nablus, in the northern West Bank. But this season is particularly ... […]

    • Israel and the Arab world: The enemy of my enemies
      Posted on July 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Erdogan’s revenge Fly Title:  Israel and the Arab world Location:  CAIRO AND JERUSALEM Print section Main image:  20160723_MAD001_0.jpg Rubric:  As Arab states warm to Israel, the Palestinians feel neglected EGYPT’S ambassador to Israel was in Tel Aviv for less than a month before he was called back to Cairo in November 2012. His government, then led by Muhammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, was incensed over Israel’s bombing of the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Hamas, a Brotherhood affiliate. Mr Morsi also summoned Israel’s ambassador in Cairo, where a year earlier protesters had stormed the Israeli embassy. What a difference a few years make. In February Egypt’s current president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who toppled Mr Morsi in a coup, sent a new ambassador to Israel, the first since 2012. Mr Sisi has closed Egypt’s border with Gaza, to great Palestinian dismay, and vilified ... […]

    • On a wing and a prayer: Few ultra-Orthodox Jews make it in Israel’s tech industry
      Posted on July 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

      UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  On a wing and a prayer Print section Rubric:  Why Haredi startups are in short supply A GROUP of ultra-Orthodox (or Haredi) Jews arriving at a meeting recently at Facebook’s Israeli headquarters were initially barred from entering by the security guard. “He couldn’t believe we actually had a business reason for being there,” said one participant. “He thought we wanted to hold a demonstration”. The altercation was a sign of how rare it is to see black-garbed Haredi Israelis in the shining development centres of the startup nation. Some 300,000 people, or about 8% of the Israeli workforce, are employed in the country’s burgeoning high-tech industry. The industry has sucked in talent so quickly that it is now constrained by a shortage of qualified engineers and programmers and is looking abroad. Yet a large and almost untapped pool of talent lies close to home. Only 2% of Israel’s tech employees are ultra-Orthodox Jews, although the community makes up nearly 10% of the population (similarly just 3% of tech employees are Arab, despite making up about 20% of the total). And of those ... […]

    • Israel’s prime minister: The law looms larger
      Posted on July 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Maytime Fly Title:  Israel’s prime minister Location:  JERUSALEM Print section Main image:  20160716_MAP002_0.jpg Rubric:  Binyamin Netanyahu’s legal tribulations are worsening A LACONIC announcement by Israel’s attorney-general, Avichai Mendelblit, confirmed weeks of rumours: his office and the police, he said, have indeed been looking into allegations against Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister. Mr Mendelblit provided no further detail and stressed that no criminal proceedings had begun. The prime minister’s spokesman later reminded reporters that Mr Netanyahu had previously been the subject of allegations “that turned out to be baseless” and that “there will be nothing here either—because there is nothing.” It is true that Mr Netanyahu has never been indicted, but in two separate cases, in 1997 and 2000, police investigators opined that there was enough evidence to charge him with ... […]

    • Out and about: Binyamin Netanyahu’s charm offensive continues in Africa
      Posted on July 8, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Out and about Location:  Jerusalem Print section Main image:  20160709_map506.jpg Rubric:  Israel tilts away from its Western allies and competes with Iran for friends in the region ISRAEL’S prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has just wrapped up a four-nation visit to Africa, the first visit of its kind for an Israeli leader in over quarter of a century. It underlines Mr Netanyahu’s attempt to shift Israel’s diplomatic strategy away from relying largely on its Western allies, particularly America, in favour of a broader approach. His itinerary included Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia and he took part in a summit with the leaders of these countries as well as South Sudan, Zambia and Tanzania. The prime minister took with him 80 businesspeople, representing 50 Israeli companies working in Africa and launching a programme for economic co-operation with sub-Saharan African countries. But while he was singing the praises of Israeli renewable energy ... […]

    • Israel’s tech industry: Talent search
      Posted on July 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The Italian job Fly Title:  Israel’s tech industry Location:  JERUSALEM Print section Main image:  20160709_wbp003.jpg Rubric:  The “startup nation” is running out of steam ISRAEL’S high-tech sector seems to be a land of milk and honey. Scarcely a month passes without another announcement of a foreign tech giant buying a local firm. In 2015 Israeli startups raised a record $4.4 billion in venture capital, up by 30% from the previous year. Yet the country once christened the “startup nation” is losing steam. Between 1998 and 2012 the tech industry grew on average by 9% annually, more than double the rate of Israel’s GDP. In all but one of the past six years, the tech sector has expanded at a slower rate than the overall economy. The main cause for the slowdown is a growing shortage of trained workers, according to a recent report by the chief economist of the ministry of finance. This ... […]

    • Israel and Turkey: Let’s try again
      Posted on June 30, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Anarchy in the UK Fly Title:  Israel and Turkey Location:  JERUSALEM Print section Main image:  20160702_map003.jpg Rubric:  An end to years of tension, sort of THERE was no warmth to the announcements of a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey this week. The two governments have spent the past three years of a six-year period of tension negotiating the deal that restores full diplomatic relations. But when it was finally agreed, prime ministers Binyamin Netanyahu and Binali Yildarim gave separate press conferences. There was no festive summit, just a recognition by two regional powers that they cannot afford to remain at loggerheads during such a volatile period. Israel agreed three years ago to apologise and to pay compensation for an incident in May 2010, when Israeli naval commandos intercepted a flotilla of boats that was attempting to reach Gaza. It resulted in the deaths of ten ... […]

    • A terrorist attack on Istanbul’s airport: Soft target
      Posted on June 30, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Anarchy in the UK Fly Title:  A terrorist attack on Istanbul’s airport Location:  ISTANBUL Print section Main image:  20160702_EUP004_0.jpg Rubric:  Turkey’s friendly turn in foreign policy is punctured by another bombing THE morning after the suicide attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport on June 28th, a grim silence hung over the terminal. Taxi drivers waved down the few shocked passengers trickling out of the bomb-scarred building. In contrast with the long closure that followed the attacks at Brussels’ airport in March, flights had already resumed. Turkey is doing its best to maintain an air of normalcy. But with the prime minister, Binali Yildirim, suggesting that Islamic State (IS) was behind the attack, Turkey may find itself drawn ever further into the war in Syria. The three suicide bombers who attacked the airport killed at least 42 people and left more than 200 ... […]

    • Terror in Turkey: A bombing in Istanbul blows apart Turkey’s charm offensive
      Posted on June 29, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Terror in Turkey Print section Main image:  20160702_eup502.jpg Rubric:  A massive attack on Istanbul’s airport comes just as the government was rebuilding international relationships THE morning after the suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, a grim silence hung over the normally bustling terminal. One explosion had blown off several windows and hundreds of square metres of roof panels. A pile of glass and columns pockmarked by bullets marked the site of another blast. Taxi drivers idled outside, waving down the few shocked passengers who trickled out of the building. Flights had resumed. The three suicide bombers who attacked the airport, Istanbul’s gateway to the world, on Tuesday evening killed at least 41 people and left 239 wounded. Early signs suggested that Islamic State (IS) had a role in the bombing, said Turkey’s prime minister, Binali Yildirim. According to officials and witnesses, at least one of the attackers opened fire with an AK-47 machine gun before detonating his suicide ... […]

    • Tough times, bold measures: Israel and Turkey restore relations
      Posted on June 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Tough times, bold measures Location:  Jerusalem Print section Main image:  20160702_map501.jpg Rubric:  An end to years of tension ISRAEL and Turkey, two non-Arab regional powers in the Middle East, have long been considered natural allies; and for decades worked together to counter the influence of their shared enemies in Syria and Iran. The relationship began to deteriorate under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who as prime minister, pursued a policy of engaging with the Arab world, often at the expense of Turkey’s other allies. Ties were frayed in early 2009, following Israel’s armed incursion into Gaza, and were cut off in May 2010, when Israeli naval commandos intercepted a flotilla of boats that was attempting to sail to Gaza, resulting in the deaths of ten Turkish activists. Israel agreed to apologise formally for the deaths and pay compensation to the families three years ago. But the agreement was held up by Turkey’s demand that Israel open ... […]

    • The Economist explains: Why weather forecasts are so often wrong
      Posted on June 20, 2016 at 4:31 am

      METEOROLOGY attracts criticism and jokes like few professions. Sometimes, research supports the humour. One study found that when television meteorologists in Kansas predicted that there was a 100% chance of rain, it didn’t rain at all one-third of the time. And there is much anecdotal evidence for forecasters’ unreliability. In 2009, heavy rains dampened a “barbecue summer” prediction by Britain’s Met office. In January last year American meteorologists apologised profusely on Twitter for predicting a “crippling” and “historic” blizzard that never arrived. Why do weathermen seem to get it wrong so often?Accurate weather forecasting depends on how many eyes there are in the sky. Over 11,000 observation stations across the world take hourly measurements of temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall and other conditions. Aircraft, merchant ships, weather balloons and satellites do the same thing and transmit data to weather stations on the ground. Joining the dots, supercomputers generate weather maps and spew out forecasts by matching them with similar weather patterns recorded in the past. Meteorologists interpret the computer-generated forecasts by comparing with different mathematical models and tweak them by relying on the torrent of real-time data coming from the field.Conflicting predictive models may offer opposite results: last year, ... […]

    • Violence in Israel: A brutal attack in Tel Aviv shatters Israel’s relative peace
      Posted on June 11, 2016 at 7:08 am

      UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Violence in Israel Location:  JERUSALEM Print section Rubric:  Fears that the killing of four Israeli civilians could lead to more bloodshed THE Max Brenner restaurant in Tel Aviv’s Sarona neighbourhood was packed with diners on June 8th when two cousins from Yatta in the West Bank ordered drinks, drew makeshift submachineguns and opened fire. Four Israeli civilians were killed and six injured by the time the two shooters, one of whom was affiliated with Hamas, were overpowered. Despite an initial assessment that the attackers had few accomplices and were most likely acting without the involvement of any organisation, the Israeli government’s initial response was to suspend 83,000 exit permits from the West Bank, originally issued for the month of Ramadan which began on June 6th. A ban on residents leaving town was imposed on Yatta, home to more than 60,000 Palestinians. Crossings between Israel and the West Bank were shut for three days. The Israeli army is planning to demolish the homes of the families of the two ... […]

    • Palestine: The view on the ground
      Posted on June 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  How to make a good teacher Fly Title:  Palestine Print section Main image:  20160611_BKP003_0.jpg Rubric:  An elegant and moving account of the trials of the Tamimi family, a tale that is symbolic of the daily lives of many Palestinians The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine. By Ben Ehrenreich. Penguin Press; 428 pages; $28. To be published in Britain by Granta in August; £14.99. IN THIS book of many stories, few of them happy, it falls to one young Palestinian to get the measure of things. A man puts out a sweet one day, he says. An ant comes to investigate, but finds it too heavy to carry home. So it leaves and returns with many ants; but meanwhile the man takes the sweet away. The ants look around a bit, and finding nothing, file off. The man then replaces the sweet, and the same ant finds it again. It races off to get the others, but before they can return, the man hides it again. Deceived a second time, the ants turn on the first ant ... […]

    • Palestine: A museum without exhibits
      Posted on June 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Under attack Fly Title:  Palestine Location:  BIRZEIT Print section Main image:  20160604_MAP003_0.jpg Rubric:  For a people without a state THE Palestinians’ new national museum is a striking monument to the state they don’t yet have. Designed by a firm in Dublin, the museum itself is angular and modern, with glass curtain walls topped by smooth white limestone. From afar it looks almost like a low-slung bunker perched on a hill north of Ramallah; inside, though, it is light and airy. A terraced garden stretches out below, filled with dozens of local species: almond and fig trees, mint and za’atar. Only one thing is missing—the exhibits. When the first visitors arrive in June, they will tour an empty building. The curators had spent years planning an inaugural exhibition, “Never Part”, about the personal effects that Palestinian refugees took when they fled their homes. But the ... […]

    • Free exchange: Tales from Silicon wadi
      Posted on June 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Under attack Fly Title:  Free exchange Location:  TEL AVIV Print section Rubric:  Military insecurity can boost an economy, up to a point STANDING amid the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv, looking west over the sun-warmed Mediterranean, one can almost forget how unlikely Israel’s recent economic success has been. The country is a fortress: a tiny island of prosperity in a troubled region. Its neighbours are hostile; Syria, in the midst of a devastatingly bloody civil war, is a failed state. Israel itself is not only mired in conflict in the Palestinian territories, but riven by internal divisions between observant and secular Jews and between Jews and Arabs. International ire over the treatment of Palestinians leads to calls for boycotts of Israeli goods and divestment from Israeli companies. Yet over the past two decades, this small country, with a population of around 8m, has engineered an economic miracle (see left-hand chart). Israel is testimony to the ... […]

    • Israeli politics: He’s back!
      Posted on May 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A nuclear nightmare Fly Title:  Israeli politics Location:  JERUSALEM Print section Main image:  Get ready for fireworks Rubric:  Avigdor Lieberman returns to government, more powerful than ever Get ready for fireworks EVER since his fourth election victory in March 2015 Binyamin Netanyahu has been trying to broaden his coalition, which, with only 61 members, had the slimmest of majorities in Israel’s 120-member parliament. For most of the past year he has held on-and-off talks with the leader of the centre-left Zionist Union, Yitzhak Herzog. But last week, as the negotiations hit a snag, the prime minister astounded the country by concluding a deal with Avigdor Lieberman (pictured left), the leader of Yisrael Beitenu (Israel is Our Home), a right-wing nationalist party. The renewed alliance with Mr Lieberman, a former foreign minister, who has repeatedly fallen out with Mr Netanyahu ... […]

    • Reading the Torah in Abuja: Who wants to be a Jew?
      Posted on May 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A nuclear nightmare Fly Title:  Reading the Torah in Abuja Location:  LAGOS Print section Main image:  20160528_map504.jpg Rubric:  The unlikely spread of Judaism in Africa AS THE sun sets on a Friday in a smart new suburb of Lagos, Harim Obidike dons his kippah and opens up a prayer book. It is the start of shabbat, the Jewish holy day, and as he croons through the psalms, a gaggle of youngsters sing along. “We are Israelites,” he says after bread has been broken and the candles lit. Nigeria is a devout country split loosely between a Muslim north and a Christian south: two halves which were brought together by colonialists and still butt heads today. A couple of decades ago, modern Judaism was almost unheard of. But this household is one of a growing number that are taking to the Torah. In Abuja, the capital, there are at least four small communities of Igbo-speakers that have opened ... […]

    • Israel’s new defence minister: Netanyahu names a new defence minister
      Posted on May 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Israel’s new defence minister Location:  JERUSALEM Print section Rubric:  Israel’s government swings further to the right MOSHE “BOGIE” Yaalon is no shrinking violet. Over a 40-year military career the former lieutenant-general led some of Israel’s most daring, and bloodiest, offensives. Yet on May 20th, wearing his customary dark shirt and no tie, he announced his resignation as defence minister, citing “difficult disagreements on moral and professional matters” with the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu. Mr Yaalon warned that “extreme and dangerous elements have taken over Israel and the Likud Party”. The bluntly-delivered speech was the culmination of months of tension between him and the prime minister over Mr Yaalon’s public criticism of what he sees as “trends of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society, which are endangering its resilience and filtering through to the army”. He also publicly backed senior army officers who made similar warnings in public, despite Mr Netanyahu’s insistence that ... […]

    • Israel’s atomic angst: A textile factory with a difference
      Posted on May 18, 2016 at 9:46 am

      UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  When the drugs don’t work Fly Title:  Israel’s atomic angst Print section Main image:  Tough times in the garment trade Rubric:  One of the world’s oldest nuclear plants helped build the Jewish state’s secret nuclear arsenal Tough times in the garment trade WITH its cupola dully glinting in the sun across kilometres of an exclusion zone in the Negev Desert, the nuclear reactor near the Israeli town of Dimona has for decades been the subject of intense speculation. Its bland official name, the Centre for Nuclear Research, belies a martial purpose. Foreign intelligence services, atomic scientists and a former Israeli employee claim that it is the source of fissile material used to make Israel’s nuclear weapons. The country’s atomic secrets have always been closely guarded, so little is known about the plant at Dimona. However, officials at the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) admitted at a scientific conference last month that the reactor is showing ... […]

    • Israel Consumer Credit
      Posted by Central Bank of Israel on October 1, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Consumer Credit in Israel increased to 478.77 ILS Billion in July from 474.06 ILS Billion in June of 2016. Consumer Credit in Israel averaged 260.16 ILS Billion from 1999 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 478.77 ILS Billion in July of 2016 and a record low of 139.83 ILS Billion in December of 1999. Consumer Credit in Israel is reported by the Central Bank of Israel. This page provides - Israel Consumer Credit- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Three Month Interbank Rate
      Posted by Bank of Israel on October 1, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Israel Three Month Interbank Rate was quoted at 0.10 percent on Friday September 30. Interbank Rate in Israel averaged 3.93 percent from 1999 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 12.06 percent in November of 1999 and a record low of 0.05 percent in September of 2015. Interbank Rate in Israel is reported by the Bank of Israel. In Israel, the interbank rate is the rate of interest charged on short-term loans made between banks. This page provides - Israel Effective Interbank Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Interest Rate
      Posted by Bank of Israel on October 1, 2016 at 6:16 am

      The Bank of Israel kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 0.1 percent at its September 26th, 2016 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers noted August consumer prices rose at lower rate compared to the seasonal path. Meantime short-term inflation expectations are still below the lower bound of the inflation target goal and medium and long-term expectations remained within the target range. The GDP for the second quarter was revised up and by the data available the economy continues to expand faster than expected in the third quarter. Labor market data remains positive, with growth in employment and in wages, while a shortage of workers is becoming apparent in various industries. Interest Rate in Israel averaged 6.03 percent from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 17 percent in June of 1996 and a record low of 0.10 percent in February of 2015. Interest Rate in Israel is reported by the Bank of Israel. In Israel, the interest rates decisions are taken by the Bank of Israel. The official interest rate is the "headline" rate. This page provides - Israel Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Banks Balance Sheet
      Posted by Bank of Israel on October 1, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Banks Balance Sheet in Israel increased to 1455265 NIS Million in July from 1444350 NIS Million in June of 2016. Banks Balance Sheet in Israel averaged 1219786.31 NIS Million from 2008 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1455265 NIS Million in July of 2016 and a record low of 1037203.10 NIS Million in January of 2009. Banks Balance Sheet in Israel is reported by the Bank of Israel. . This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Banks Balance Sheet - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

    • Israel Competitiveness Index
      Posted by World Economic Forum on October 1, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Israel scored 5.18 points out of 7 on the 2016-2017 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Index in Israel averaged 5.02 Points from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.25 Points in 2007 and a record low of 4.79 Points in 2010. Competitiveness Index in Israel is reported by the World Economic Forum. The most recent 2014-2015 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 144 economies. The report is made up of over 110 variables, of which two thirds come from the Executive Opinion Survey representing the sample of business leaders, and one third comes from publicly available sources such as the United Nations. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic framework, health and primary education and higher education and training. The GCI score varies between 1 and 7 scale, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

    • Israel Fiscal Expenditure
      Posted by Israel Ministry Of Finance on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Fiscal Expenditure in Israel decreased to 26200 ILS Million in August from 28464 ILS Million in July of 2016. Fiscal Expenditure in Israel averaged 17095.90 ILS Million from 1992 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 40090 ILS Million in December of 2015 and a record low of 5010.60 ILS Million in February of 1992. Fiscal Expenditure in Israel is reported by the Israel Ministry Of Finance. Fiscal expenditure refers to the sum of government expenses, including spending on goods and services, investment and transfer payments like social security and unemployment benefits. Fiscal expenditure are part of government budget balance calculation. This page provides - Israel Fiscal Expenditure- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Manufacturing Pmi
      Posted by Bank Hapoalim and Israeli Purchasing and Logistics Managers Association on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Manufacturing PMI in Israel increased to 57 in August from 50.10 in July of 2016, the highest since December 2010. Manufacturing Pmi in Israel averaged 50.26 from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 64.70 in November of 2009 and a record low of 27.80 in December of 2008. Manufacturing Pmi in Israel is reported by the Bank Hapoalim and Israeli Purchasing and Logistics Managers Association. In Israel, the Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of a large number of industrial companies. The Purchasing Managers Index is based on six individual indexes: New Orders, Production, Employment, Suppliers’ Delivery Time, Inventories and Prices of Raw-Materials. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides - Israel Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Core Consumer Prices
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Core Consumer Prices in Israel decreased to 100.70 Index Points in August from 100.80 Index Points in July of 2016. Core Consumer Prices in Israel averaged 96.72 Index Points from 2007 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 102.70 Index Points in October of 2013 and a record low of 85.13 Index Points in February of 2007. Core Consumer Prices in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. This page provides - Israel Core Consumer Prices- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel GDP From Public Administration
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      GDP From Public Administration in Israel decreased to 37993.40 ILS Million in the second quarter of 2016 from 38442 ILS Million in the first quarter of 2016. GDP From Public Administration in Israel averaged 29295.93 ILS Million from 1995 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 38442 ILS Million in the first quarter of 2016 and a record low of 23186.50 ILS Million in the third quarter of 1995. GDP From Public Administration in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. This page provides - Israel Gdp From Public Administration- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Crude Oil Production
      Posted by U.S. Energy Information Administration on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Crude Oil Production in Israel remained unchanged at 0.40 BBL/D/1K in October from 0.40 BBL/D/1K in September of 2015. Crude Oil Production in Israel averaged 0.18 BBL/D/1K from 1994 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 0.40 BBL/D/1K in January of 2011 and a record low of 0.06 BBL/D/1K in January of 2003. Crude Oil Production in Israel is reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. . This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Crude Oil Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

    • Israel Employment Rate
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Employment Rate in Israel increased to 61.70 percent in July from 61.30 percent in June of 2016. Employment Rate in Israel averaged 60.16 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 61.70 percent in July of 2016 and a record low of 58.40 percent in January of 2012. Employment Rate in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. In Israel, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. This page provides - Israel Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Average Monthly Wages
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Wages in Israel decreased to 9774.20 ILS/Month in June from 9781.80 ILS/Month in May of 2016. Wages in Israel averaged 8533.67 ILS/Month from 2005 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 9864.30 ILS/Month in March of 2016 and a record low of 7186 ILS/Month in February of 2005. Wages in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. In Israel, wages are benchmarked using average monthly earnings. This page provides - Israel Average Monthly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Unemployment Rate
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      The unemployment rate in Israel declined to 4.6 percent in August of 2016 compared to 4.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since the series began in 1992. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 4 thousand to 184.5 thousand while the number of employed fell by 6 thousand to 3,752 thousand. The labour force participation rate went down by 0.3 percentage points to 64.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 7.37 percent from 1992 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.40 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of 4.60 percent in August of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. In Israel, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

    • Israel Corruption Index
      Posted by Transparency International on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Israel scored 61 points out of 100 on the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International. Corruption Index in Israel averaged 65.49 Points from 1996 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 79.70 Points in 1997 and a record low of 58 Points in 2011. Corruption Index in Israel is reported by the Transparency International. The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Corruption Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

    • Israel Unemployed Persons
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      The number of unemployed persons in Israel decreased to 176.22 Thousand in the second quarter of 2016 from 195.23 Thousand in the first quarter of 2016. Unemployed Persons in Israel averaged 210.21 Thousand from 1991 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 305.40 Thousand in the third quarter of 2003 and a record low of 126.80 Thousand in the second quarter of 1996. Unemployed Persons in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. In Israel, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Israel Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Deposit Interest Rate in Israel
      Posted by World Bank on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Deposit Interest Rate in Israel decreased to 0.50 percent in 2015 from 0.80 percent in 2014. Deposit Interest Rate in Israel averaged 31.15 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 438.36 percent in 1984 and a record low of 0.50 percent in 2015. Deposit Interest Rate in Israel is reported by the World Bank. The Deposit Interest Rate is the average rate paid by commercial banks to individuals or corporations on deposits. This page includes a chart with historical data for Deposit Interest Rate in Israel. […]

    • Israel Tourist Arrivals
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      The number of tourist arrivals in Israel decreased 9.2 percent year-on-year to 211.4 thousand in August of 2016, following 5.4 percent drop in the previous month due to security concerns and appreciation of Israeli shekel. The number of visitors declined the most from: the US (-16 percent, 20 percent of total); France (-9 percent, 18 percent of total); the UK (-4.6 percent, 8.1 percent of total) and Russia (-17 percent, 7.3 percent of total). For the first eight months of the year, tourist arrivals dropped 2.8 percent. Tourist Arrivals in Israel averaged 172.96 Thousand from 1991 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 346.10 Thousand in May of 2014 and a record low of 15.31 Thousand in February of 1991. Tourist Arrivals in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. . This page provides - Israel Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel GDP From Transport
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      GDP From Transport in Israel decreased to 8500.40 ILS Million in the first quarter of 2016 from 9369.90 ILS Million in the fourth quarter of 2015. GDP From Transport in Israel averaged 7149.92 ILS Million from 2000 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 9369.90 ILS Million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a record low of 4967.10 ILS Million in the first quarter of 2000. GDP From Transport in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. Gdp From Transport in Israel includes Transportation and Storage, Postal and Courier Activities. This page provides - Israel Gdp From Transport- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Terrorism Index
      Posted by Institute for Economics and Peace on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Terrorism Index in Israel increased to 6.03 in 2014 from 4.92 in 2013. Terrorism Index in Israel averaged 5.78 from 2002 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 6.86 in 2002 and a record low of 4.92 in 2013. Terrorism Index in Israel is reported by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The Global Terrorism Index measures the direct and indirect impact of terrorism, including its effects on lives lost, injuries, property damage and the psychological aftereffects. It is a composite score that ranks countries according to the impact of terrorism from 0 (no impact) to 10 (highest impact). […]

    • Israel GDP From Construction
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      GDP From Construction in Israel decreased to 12138.10 ILS Million in the first quarter of 2016 from 12876.90 ILS Million in the fourth quarter of 2015. GDP From Construction in Israel averaged 9352.59 ILS Million from 2000 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 12890 ILS Million in the third quarter of 2013 and a record low of 7081.40 ILS Million in the first quarter of 2005. GDP From Construction in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. This page provides - Israel Gdp From Construction- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Terms of Trade
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Terms of Trade in Israel decreased to 117.94 Index Points in the second quarter of 2016 from 119.84 Index Points in the first quarter of 2016. Terms of Trade in Israel averaged 99.63 Index Points from 1995 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 119.84 Index Points in the first quarter of 2016 and a record low of 87.22 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2011. Terms of Trade in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. In Israel, Terms of Trade (ToT) correspond to the ratio of Price of exportable goods to the Price of importable goods. This page provides - Israel Terms of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Leading Economic Index
      Posted by Central Bank of Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      The Bank of Israel's Composite State of the Economy Index increased 0.17 percent in August from July of 2016, compared to 0.15 percent rise in the previous month. The growth was mainly driven by employment; retail trade revenue and building starts subindexes. In contrast, the decline was observed in exports; imports; industrial production and the services revenue. Leading Economic Index in Israel averaged 0.34 percent from 1975 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1.11 percent in May of 1991 and a record low of -0.65 percent in February of 1980. Leading Economic Index in Israel is reported by the Central Bank of Israel. In Israel, the Composite State-of-the-Economy Index is a synthetic indicator examining the direction in which real economic activity is moving in a real time. It is calculated based on 10 different components: industrial production index, trade revenue, services revenue, imports of consumer products, imports of manufacturing inputs, export of goods, export of services, number of employee posts in the private sector, rate of vacant employee positions and the number of building starts. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2011. This page provides - Israel Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Social Security Rate For Employees
      Posted by Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      The Social Security Rate For Employees in Israel stands at 12 percent. Social Security Rate For Employees in Israel averaged 11.26 percent from 2000 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 12 percent in 2006 and a record low of 9.70 percent in 2001. Social Security Rate For Employees in Israel is reported by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services. In Israel, the Social Security Rate is a tax related with labor income charged to both companies and employees. Revenues from the Social Security Rate For Employees are an important source of income for the government of Israel because they help to pay for many social programs including welfare, health care and many other benefits. This page provides - Israel Social Security Rate For Employees - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

    • Israel Inflation Rate MoM
      Posted by Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      The Consumer Price Index in Israel decreased 0.30 percent in August of 2016 over the previous month. Inflation Rate Mom in Israel averaged 1.70 percent from 1951 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 27.50 percent in July of 1985 and a record low of -4.80 percent in June of 1959. Inflation Rate Mom in Israel is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel. This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Inflation Rate MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

    • Israel Social Security Rate For Companies
      Posted by Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services on October 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

      The Social Security Rate For Companies in Israel stands at 7.25 percent. Social Security Rate For Companies in Israel averaged 6.13 percent from 2010 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 7.25 percent in 2015 and a record low of 5.40 percent in 2010. Social Security Rate For Companies in Israel is reported by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services. In Israel, the Social Security Rate is a tax related with labor income charged to both companies and employees. Revenues from the Social Security Rate For Companies are an important source of income for the government of Israel because they help to pay for many social programs including welfare, health care and many other benefits. This page provides - Israel Social Security Rate For Companies - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

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    • Israel’s SunDwater Purifies Water Using Solar Power
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 28, 2016 at 7:56 am

      The Jerusalem-based SunDwater, whose standalone system harnesses heat through concentrated solar power, now has two fully operational pre-production models purifying water in the Arava Desert. As reported in The Jerusalem Post: Remote villages around the world that lack access to both electricity and potable water may soon be able to quench their thirst, with the […]

    • Israeli Crowdfunding Co. OurCrowd Raises $72M
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      The Jerusalem-based crowdfunding platform has to date invested over $300 million in 100 portfolio companies and funds. As reported in Globes: Israeli global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has closed $72 million in Series C funding. Participants in this latest round include financial institutions, family offices, and private investors from five continents. OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved […]

    • International Airlines Innovation Day
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 22, 2016 at 6:11 am

      On the 13th of September, the Israel Trade Commission, in collaboration with the Innovation Circle, was proud to convene a discussion on technological innovation in the airline industry called the ‘International Airlines Innovation Day’. The event was a unique opportunity for major players in the airline industry to have an open dialogue and share valuable insights and […]

    • Israeli Navigation App ‘Sidekix’ Makes Exploring Cities Easier
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 21, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Sidekix, an Israeli urban navigation app built for pedestrians, and customized to their interests, already works in more than 60 cities worldwide. As reported in Israel21C: The Israeli app Waze took the world by storm, making it easier for drivers across the world to bypass traffic and reach their destination quickly. Now there’s Sidekix,  an […]

    • Creative Israeli Solutions For Visual Disabilities
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 16, 2016 at 1:44 am

      Inventions using sound and touch soon to be commercialized from Israeli professor’s lab will give unprecedented abilities to people with visual limitations. As reported in Israel 21C: In Professor Amir Amedi’s world-renowned Lab for Brain and Multisensory Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, people with vision impairment can “see” their environment with the aid of sensory substitution […]

    • WiFi Chipmaker Celeno Communications Raises $38M
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 13, 2016 at 12:06 am

      The Ra’anana-based WiFi provider has raised $107 million since it was founded. As reported in Globes:  Israeli startup Celeno Communications has completed a $38 million financing round. Founded in 2005 by president and CEO Gilad Rozen, the company supplies chips and software technology for managed WiFi apps. Red Dot Capital Partners, which focuses on investments in growth […]

    • Support For NSW StartUps To Go International
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 9, 2016 at 12:57 am

      In an Australian first, the NSW Government is collaborating with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to take eight NSW fintech and cyber security startups to the Tel Aviv Landing Pad, one of five established by Austrade. Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts, said this would allow Australia’s best and brightest to […]

    • Israel’s Supersmart Revolutionises Grocery Shopping
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Supersmart consists of a mobile app to scan items as you shop, and a validation unit that checks your cart and puts the payment process in motion. As reported in Israel21C: The startup, based in Rosh Ha’ayin, uses cutting-edge technologies such as deep-learning algorithms, sensors and image processing to build a two-part system: a smartphone […]

    • Israeli Cyber Security Co. Cronus Raises $3.5M
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 6, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Haifa-based Cronus uses an algorithm to imitate the way hackers think. As reported in Globes: Cyber security startup Cronus Cyber has raised $3.5 million. According to figures from the IVC database, the company has raised $6.2 million since it was founded, including the current round. CEO Doron Sivan and CTO Matan Azugi founded Cronus in […]

    • Israel’s Cell Cure Trialling Solution for Macular Disease
      Posted by Richard Vesely on September 1, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Jerusalem’s Cell Cure is doing clinical trials on OpRegen, an injectable suspension containing stem-cell-derived replacement cells for the retina. As reported in Israel21C: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in people over age 60. About 90 percent of those with AMD have the “dry” form for which there is no approved […]

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    • TLV Formats Conference, September 19 – 20, 2016
      Posted by Richard Vesely on June 14, 2016 at 1:39 am

      The TLV Formats Conference is held by the Israel Export Institute and Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry on September 19 - 20, 2016. The aim of this conference is to empower creatives rather than delivering content to offer a comprehensive introduction to the different media entities in Israel. […]

    • DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, September 24th -29th 2016
      Posted by Richard Vesely on June 14, 2016 at 1:16 am

      DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival will be held September 25th -29th, incorporating DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference on the 27th and 28th. DLD is a leading conference, created by Burda Media, which brings together the best thinkers on issues of innovation, media, digital , entertainment, art and science . It was originated in Munich, where it takes place […]

    • EdTech Summit, Tel Aviv, June 8 & 9, 2016
      Posted by Richard Vesely on April 26, 2016 at 6:14 am

      The first annual EdTech Summit is taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 8 and 9, 2016 . This exclusive 2-day event is focused on 100+ Israeli startups and companies that develop educational technologies giving speakers, sponsors, and international delegates the opportunity to make lasting connections and meet prospective clients. You have the chance […]

    • AgriVest Israel, September 27, 2016
      Posted by Richard Vesely on April 11, 2016 at 1:59 am

      AgriVest Israel is an exciting industry event hosted by Trendlines Agtech and Greensoil Investment. The one day event includes: Discovery of Israel’s most innovative agritech companies and discuss ways to leverage the global growth opportunity in agritech business and investments. Showcase & Competition of most exciting early-stage Israeli agritech companies. Discussions with agritech leaders and investors […]

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    • 'Historic' in the Worst Way
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on September 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      President Obama and his defenders are trumpeting the new aid agreement with Israel as proof that he is the best friend Israel ever had in the White House. In fact, it’s a bad deal and should be treated the same way Obama treated prior agreements he didn't like: It should be forgotten by the next president. […]

    • Why Peace Is Not at Hand
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on August 31, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      New polls of Israelis and Palestinians prove that peace is not at hand, and views on a peace deal are very far apart. But they also contain some interesting data, as Elliott Abrams explains in National Review. &nbs […]

    • The Disappearance of the Two-State Solution
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on July 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      The 2016 Republican Party platform contains no references to the two-state solution. Is this a crisis? Elliott Abrams writes in National Review that, after years of failed attempts to broker a peace agreement, the United States should seek to promote the goal of peace without dictating one sole path forward. &nbs […]

    • Media Call: The Struggle for Israel
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 28, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Contributors to Foreign Affairs' July/August issue discuss the profound changes Israel is undergoing, and what they mean for its politics, society, and relationships with the United States and other Middle Eastern countries. […]

    • Ministering Justice
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 23, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Ayelet Shaked is a relative new­comer to Israeli politics. Shaked, 40, served as Benjamin Netanyahu’s office manager before breaking with the prime minister and joining Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party in 2012 and then winning election to the Knesset in 2013. Following the 2015 election, Shaked was named Israel’s minister of justice.&nbs […]

    • Anger and Hope
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Tzipi Livni has been called the most powerful woman in Israel since Golda Meir. Born to a prominent right-wing family, Livni spent several years working for the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service, before entering politics. […]

    • The End of the Old Israel
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Israel—at least the largely secular and progressive version of Israel that once captured the world’s imagination—is over. Although that Israel was always in some ways a fantasy, the myth was at least grounded in reality.&nbs […]

    • Israel Among the Nations
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      In 1996, Ehud Barak, who was then Israel’s foreign minister and would later serve as prime minister, charac­terized Israel as “a modern and prosperous villa in the middle of the jungle.” Twenty years later, as political turmoil and vio­lence engulf the Middle East, that harsh metaphor captures better than ever the way most Israelis see their country and its place in the region.&nbs […]

    • Israel’s Second-Class Citizens
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      When the world focuses on the Arab-Israeli crisis today, the plight of the 4.6 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank gets most of the attention. But another pressing question haunts Israeli politics: the status and future of Israel’s own Arab citizens, who number around 1.7 million and make up around 21 percent of its popu­lation.&nbs […]

    • Israel’s Evolving Military
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Soon after Benjamin Netanyahu began his second term as Israel’s prime minister in March 2009, he ordered the country’s military to develop a plan for a unilateral military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. […]

    • Israel and the Post-American Middle East
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 22, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Was the feud between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, first over settlements and then over Iran, a watershed? Netanyahu, it is claimed, turned U.S. support of Israel into a partisan issue. […]

    • Too Soon to Rekindle Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on June 3, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Domestic pressures facing Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas mean France's bid to reboot Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will likely be a nonstarter, says CFR's Robert Danin.&nbs […]

    • Bernie Sanders: The Old Lefty’s Wrong View of Israel
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on April 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Bernie Sanders recently spoke at some length about Israel, with the New York Daily News. Elliott Abrams analyzed the interview in The Weekly Standard, finding no hostility to the Jewish State—but confusion and misinformation. […]

    • If American Jews and Israel Are Drifting Apart, What's the Reason?
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on April 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      If American Jews and Israel, are drifting apart, what’s the reason? That is the title of Elliott Abrams’s review essay in Mosaic, covering two new books that blame Israel—and its government’s policies—for the apparent drift. But the conventional wisdom is wrong, and the problems lie at home, among American Jews, not in Jerusalem. […]

    • Model Diplomacy: Israeli-Palestinian Impasse
      Posted by Council on Foreign Relations on February 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Model Diplomacy: Israeli-Palestinian Impass […]