The Wisdom Behind Israel’s Crazy Multi-Party System

By ARIEL PICARD JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli politics looks like a big mess right now. In the past few weeks, three new parties have been launched and one party has kicked...

MK Ahmad Tibi Breaks from Joint Arab List Ahead of Election

Ta’al Chairman Ahmad Tibi has asked the Knesset to authorize his party’s split from the Joint Arab List. In a letter to Likud MK Miki Zohar, who chairs the Knesset’s...

Israeli Drones to Aid Brazilian Agriculture in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a deal with the Brazilian company Santos Lab to use Israeli drones in aid of large-scale agriculture. In the first deal of its kind, IAI...

Former Israeli Minister Who Colluded with Iran to Serve 11-Years in Prison

Gonen Segev, a former Israeli minister who was found to have met repeatedly with Iranian intelligence officials for the past six years and given them sensitive information, will serve...

Outgoing IDF Chief: Army Has Stopped Thousands of Rockets to Gaza

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot — who is retiring this month — revealed on Tuesday that the Israeli military has thwarted the shipment of thousands of rockets to...

Aleh, Jerusalem Police Make ‘A Dream Come True’

Over the course of 2018, Aleh, Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, developed the “Dreams Come True” project, an initiative that focuses on granting the...

Samsung in Talks to Acquire Israeli Firm Corephotonics

Electronics giant Samsung is reportedly in talks to acquire the Israeli firm Corephotonics for some $150 million. Corephotonics, based in Ramat Hachayal, develops multi-aperture camera technologies for smartphones. Samsung is a...

Israeli Agency: Tourism to Israel Reaches All-Time High

The number of tourists arriving in Israel reached an all-time high in 2018, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday. Some 4.4 million tourists entered Israel in 2018, marking...

Milstein Foundation Launches Second Collegiate Innovation Competition

The foundation of Israeli-American philanthropists Adam and Gila Milstein announced recently the 2019 Milstein Family Foundation Innovation Competition. “We are looking for a never-been-done-before, out-of-the-box, pro-Israel initiative on campus and...

Amazon Buying Israeli Startup CloudEndure for $250 Million

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amazon is buying the Israeli startup company CloudEndure for an estimated $250 million. Through its subsidiary AWS, Amazon is the world’s biggest supplier of cloud services. CloudEndure, a cloud computing...
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UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

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Nassau County Joins Climate Smart Communities Program Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky to announce Nassau County’s...

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