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Mideast push Bank of America is hiring bankers in the Middle East as sovereign wealth funds and companies target North American investments. The second-largest US lender by assets is...

Amazon Adds Hebrew Website for Global Sales

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amazon has made its international website available in Hebrew and is offering free delivery on purchases over $49. Hebrew becomes the eighth language offered by Amazon....

Israel Slams UN for Measure on ‘Blacklist’ of Judea and Samaria Businesses

A general view of participants at the 16th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland in 2011. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré via Wikimedia Commons. — Israel slammed...

Airbnb Reverses Decision Blacklisting Jewish Properties in West Bank

The online hospitality service Airbnb announced on Tuesday that it has reversed its November decision to blacklist about 200 Jewish-owned properties in the West Bank and has settled all lawsuits. “Under...

IKEA Israel Faces Lawsuit Over Women-Erasing Catalog

(JPOST) A woman living in Petah Tikva filed a lawsuit against IKEA Israel over a catalog which excluded women from its pages, Haaretz reported on Wednesday. The Israel Religious Action Center joined...

The Import—Export Business

By Shmuel Katz Our printer died today. It lasted for seven and a half years and was brought over on our original aliyah lift. We needed a replacement and I...

Estate Planning For You and Your Family

An estate plan is not just for high-net-worth individuals. It’s for everyone who is single, has a spouse, has a partner, has dependents, owns a business, has investments, has...

Mike Huckabee Leads U.S.—Israel Business Alliance Mission To Israel

By Shimmy Blum “I want Americans to realize that what is called a ‘settlement’ is really a beautiful modern city.” This was the message that former Arkansas governor...


By Rabbi Meir Orlian Hurricane Havoc Hurricane Sandy plowed through the Eastern seaboard, leaving devastation in its wake: mandated evacuations, flooded houses, power outages, uprooted trees, and smashed cars. The storm...

Tikvah Fund: The right-wing response to the New Israel Fund

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Groups Warn DeVos of Misuse of Taxpayer Funds for BDS

Eighty-eight groups urged the US Department of Education on Wednesday to safeguard against the misuse of federal funds to promote boycotts of Israel in...

Jay Kriegel, Adviser to Several New York Mayors, Dies at 79

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Jay Kriegel, a real estate executive and adviser to several New York mayors, has died at the age of 79. Kriegel, the...

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