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Baruch HaLevi

‘We Launch’ connects Israel and the American midwest

CHANUKAH 5779 and falafel and intifada. That — and maybe the Bible — are pretty much what the average American Midwesterner knows about Israel, says Baruch HaLevi....

Gal Shukroon (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Palestinians inspire Israeli shoe designer

CHANUKAH 5779 By Mara Vigevani At her ninth floor apartment-cum-studio in Tel Aviv’s trendy Nahalat Binyamin neighborhood, against a backdrop of a stunning view of the...

(Matt Cardy/Getty)

KFC plans its kosher comeback

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION B PAGE 19 JERUSALEM — KFC is planning to bring the Colonel’s secret fried chicken recipe back to Israel. Representatives of the...

David Bakare

Breaking poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION B PAGE 12 By Ilanit Chernick TEL AVIV — In a crisp suit, David Tosin Bakare eludes confidence as we sit in a McDonald’s restaurant...

Sodastream HQ in Israel (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty)

Pepsico to acquire Sodastream for $3.2 billion

JERUSALEM — PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant said Monday, Aug. 20. PepsiCo plans to...

Benjamin Netanyahu with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, 2018. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Israel, Canada sign new trade accord

By Eran Bar-Tal MONTREAL — Israel and Canada on May 30 signed a modernized free trade agreement in what has been described as a historic step in the countries’...

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel, left; Industry Minister Eli Cohen

Israel to invest $5.6 million in Arab tech

By Shlomo Cesana, Israel Hayom via JNS JERUSALEM — The Ministerial Committee on Arab Sector Affairs announced on April 24, that the government has invested 4.5...

Peter Kurz

Kurz: If you build it, they will come

this phrase — “If you build it, they will come” — the ultimate sports cliché of all time? Peter Kurz doesn’t think so. “That old cliché,” says the CEO of...

Guy Maimon with his father outside the Tel Aviv bitcoin exchange where he bought his first cryptocurrency, Dec. 19, 2017.

Israelis line up to purchase bitcoin

TEL AVIV — Israelis lined up Dec. 19 at the newly opened bitcoin exchange in this city to purchase the coveted cryptocurrency. Amid the store’s yellow signage, the...

Workers on the Israeli 'Tamar' gas processing rig. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Why Israel seeks overseas buyers for its natural gas

By Alex Traiman By 2019, Israel’s large Leviathan natural gas field is expected to transform a once resource-poor developing economy into a major energy exporter. Yet...