US Energy Specialists in Israel for Update on New Advances

U.S. energy specialists are in Israel to discuss the nation’s top breakthroughs in the field of renewable, alternative energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The visit, organized by the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, is intended to foster the establishment of new strategic partnerships, professional cooperation and information-sharing between American energy specialists and their […]


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Netanyahu and Clinton to Meet in Shadow of US Criticism

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, visiting the United States, is set to meet Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington. The meeting will be held in the shadow of yet another round of criticism of Israel by Clinton’s boss, U.S. President Barack Obama. The president said that Israeli construction in Jerusalem neighborhoods such […]


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Palmahim Beach Restored to the Public

Good news for beach lovers, environmentalists, and Moshe Q. Public: The plan to build a holiday resort village on a popular beach front, thus effectively turning it into private or hard-to-access property, has been shelved. The Central District Regional Planning and Building Commission announced its approval of a government proposal, submitted by Environment Minister Gilad […]


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Wal-Mart offering free shipping for online buys

BRISBANE, Calif. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going for the jugular in the holiday retailing war, announcing Thursday that it will offer free shipping on nearly 60,000 online items — with no minimum purchase requirement. The world’s biggest retailer, long known for its low prices, is raising the stakes just over two weeks before […]


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Novartis takes $120M hit from failed drug trial

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG says it has halted late-stage development of a new drug for lung cancer and will write off $120 million in the fourth quarter as a result. The company, based in Basel, said Thursday the experimental drug ASA404 failed to significantly extend survival rates in combination with chemotherapy […]


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Viacom to sell ‘Rock Band’; earnings top estimates

FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2010 file photo, the logo above the entrance to Viacom’s headquarters is shown, in New York. Viacom reports its earnings tumbled in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, because of results from a division that the media company led by Sumner Redstone plans to sell.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file) […]


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Two IDF Pilots Missing Following Plane Crash

A two-seat IDF fighter aircraft of the Sufa F-16I type crashed on Wednesday evening at around 8:00pm local time in Mitzpeh Ramon in southern Israel. The crash occurred as the aircraft was taking part in a routine training flight. The two pilots on board the aircraft have been reported missing. Search and rescue teams were […]


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Hamas, Fatah Meet, Report ‘Obstacles’

Senior members of Hamas and Fatah met in Syria Tuesday to discuss the possibility of reconciliation. The talks followed an earlier meeting in September. The meeting was originally scheduled for October, but was delayed due to a diplomatic dispute between Syria and the Palestinian Authority. PA Chairman Abbas and Syrian President Bashar Assad clashed during […]


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After Elections: Obama Reaches Out to Muslims Again

Following last week’s midterm elections in the United States in which his Democratic party lost its majority in the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama seems to be once again reaching out to the Muslim community. In a speech he gave on Wednesday during his official visit to Indonesia, Obama emphasized that the U.S. is […]


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Margalit Har-Shefi Engaged

Margalit Har-Shefi of Beit El is engaged to marry a man from Be’er Sheva, a member of the Chabad chassidic movement. The engagement party was held Sunday in Jerusalem. Fifteen years ago, when she was a 19-year-old law student, Har-Shefi was publicly blamed of being complicit in the murder of Prime Miniter Yitzchak Rabin. She […]


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