politics


On Jews and the Holocaust, Trump signals that he finally gets it

President Donald Trump watching the lighting of memorial candles during the annual Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, April 25, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Donald Trump got the memo on the Holocaust and the Jews. In a barrage of statements this week from the president and his aides, the Trump administration wants you to know, he gets it, he really gets it: The Holocaust describes a genocide committed only against one people, the Jews. It’s a radical departure from the first days of the Trump administration, when a read more

economy


Hapoalim raises dividend rate

From the first quarter of 2017, Bank Hapoalim will distribute 40% of its net profit as a dividend, instead of 30% previously....

start-ups


Building the First Chinese-Israeli Startup, One Line of Code at a Time – PR Newswire (press release)

PR Newswire (press release)Building the First Chinese-Israeli Startup, One Line of Code at a TimePR Newswire (press release)SHANGHAI, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- From Chinese private equity funds investing in Israeli start-ups, to Israeli tech leaders designing solutions for China's growing economy, in recent years, there has been a significant amount of growth in ...and more » read more

defense


agriculture


First new Samaria locale in 20 years for Amona evacuees

March 31, 2017, 8:32 AM (IDT) The Israeli security cabinet Thursday night assigned a new ocation near Shilo in Samaria for the re-housing of the 40 families forcibly evacuated from their homes and farms in Amona earlier this month. The High Court ordered their homes demolished after finding they had been established some years ago on privately-owned Palestinian land.  The Amona families will be given homes in the first new settlement the government has approved in Judea and Samaria in more than two decades, as promised by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Today, 140 Jewish comm read more



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