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Israeli wine exports up by 6%

Israeli wine exports up by 6%

TEL AVIV — As the Israeli wine industry continues to expand, more international markets are opening up to what Israel’s winemakers have to offer.

The 2016 Sommelier Wine Exhibition, organized by the Israel Export Institute (IEI), featured 80 Israeli wineries that displayed their goods in Tel Aviv’s Culture Palace on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

The exhibition drew representatives from around the world, with several signing contracts with Israeli wineries.


Reviving a derelict Tel Aviv neighborhood

Reviving a derelict Tel Aviv neighborhoodTEL AVIV — The teeming blocks around this city’s New Central Bus Station are anything but scenic. Packed with humanity at every hour of the day, they are dizzying monuments to urban blight: equal parts graffiti, chaotic traffic and bustling, black-market commerce. So on a sunny Friday last month, just across the street from the labyrinth-like station — a hulking seven-story monolith where entire floors lay abandoned — it was a surprise to find the gates of a thriving urban garden thrown...

'Facon' among innovations at Kosherfest

'Facon' among innovations at Kosherfest CHANUKAH EDITION 5776 SECTION B PAGE 8 SECAUCUS, NJ — Walking around the exhibitors’ hall at Kosherfest, the annual kosher food trade show, is like finding yourself at the most intense synagogue kiddush reception you could imagine. There’s plenty of food of every kind, from blintzes to hot dogs to nutritional supplements. There are loads of people. Everywhere you turn, someone is elbowing you in the gut. Most of Kosherfest’s attendees come for business — food company representativ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 December 2015 16:43 )


Israel calls EU labeling 'double standard'

Israel calls EU labeling 'double standard'AMSTERDAM — To Israel and many of its supporters, the new EU regulations requiring separate labeling for settlement goods are discriminatory measures reminiscent of Europe’s long history of institutionalized anti-Semitism. In a harshly-worded statement last week, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that by ignoring other territorial disputes around the world, the EU is discriminating against Israel.

Employment next frontier on disabilities

Employment next frontier on disabilitiesMILESTONES WERE in the air at the Ruderman  Family Foundation’s inclusion summit, which drew 500 people — including three from the Denver-Boulder Jewish community — Nov. 1-2 in Boston. Not only was it the first conference of its kind, but it came amid this year’s 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But the Ruderman foundation, the summit’s organizer, made it clear that it doesn’t consider the anniversary a time for disability rights advocates to rest on ...
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Hipster care package startup sets Kickstarter record

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A hip Jewish care-package project says it has become the most successful Jewish campaign ever on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. Hello Mazel, which plans to send out four packages... [Link]

Israel, EU to put relationship ‘back on track’

Marcy Oster Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in a weekend conversation discussed tension between Israel and the E... [Link]

Yom Kippur War hero Maj.-Gen. Avigdor ‘Yanush’ Ben-Gal dies at 79

Marcy Oster Ben-Gal is credited with holding Syria back during the war in 1973 ... [Link]

Peace Now report: 1,800 new housing starts in settlements for 2015

Marcy Oster Fifteen percent of the housing starts, or 265 housing units, were in illegal outposts, according to Peace Now. ... [Link]

Muslim farmer donates produce to N.Y. kosher soup kitchen

Marcy Oster Zaid Kurdieh’s donation came after the soup kitchen’s shortage of donated food was featured in a local ABC news report. ... [Link]

Pastor supporter of Cruz clarifies support for Israel and the Jewish people

Marcy Oster The Cruz campaign said in a statement that it does not agree with all of Bickle’s statements, singling out his comments on Hitler. ... [Link]

Three Palestinian teen assailants killed during attempted attacks

Marcy Oster Meanwhile, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian woman was shot and critically wounded after taking out a knife at a checkpoint at the Tomb of the Patriarchs and attempting to stab a Border Police officer.... [Link]

Netanyahu: Biden a ‘welcome guest’ in Israel

Marcy Oster The daily newspaper Israel Hayom first reported on Sunday that Biden is expected to visit Israel in two weeks. ... [Link]

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