Israel

Forbes Ranks Yellen, Zuckerberg, Netanyahu Among ‘Most Powerful’

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Several Jews, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, appear on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of the “World’s Most Powerful...

Berkeley Commission Rejects Israel Divestment Resolution

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A Berkeley, Calif., commission rejected a resolution to divest from companies that do business with Israel. The Berkeley City Human Welfare and Community Action...

MSNBC Apologizes for ‘Not Factually Accurate’ Maps of Israel

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MSNBC apologized for using “not factually accurate” maps in a segment discussing the violence that has erupted across Israel in recent weeks. “MSNBC Live”...

Portugal Issues First Passport Under New Sephardic Law

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Officials in Lisbon approved the naturalization of a Panamanian national who applied for a Portuguese passport under recent legislation benefiting the descendants of Sephardic Jews. Alfonso...

Israel is Leading in Google Space Competition

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A team of Israeli engineers is leading in a Google-sponsored international contest to send a privately funded spacecraft to the moon. SpaceIL, a nonprofit Israeli...

SodaStream Offers to Take in Syrian Refugees

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli company SodaStream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert. In...

New Australian PM Reportedly HAS Jewish Roots

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Malcolm Turnbull, a multimillionaire who reportedly has Jewish roots, has been sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister. Turnbull became the country’s new leader Sept....

Tennessee Governor and First Lady Visit Rambam Health Care in Haifa

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A delegation of leading government, business, health care and Jewish community leaders from Tennessee, including Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife Crissy, visited the...

Chinese Conglomerate Paying $76.5M for Ahava

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China’s largest privately owned conglomerate will pay nearly $76.5 million to become the majority shareholder of the Israeli Ahava cosmetics company. The number of shares that...

Suburban Atlanta District Reschedules Testing to Avoid High Holidays Conflict

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A suburban Atlanta school district rescheduled testing for its gifted program after local Jewish leaders complained that it conflicted with the Jewish High Holidays....