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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

Is 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...

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...

Teva headquarters in Petah Tikva, Israel (Ashernet)

Massive job cuts at pharma giant Teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE & TASE: TEVA) confirmed last week that the generic drug giant would lay off 1,750 workers in Israel and close at least one local...

Ken Feiler made it his business to know the nuts and bolts of hospital life. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

After 21 years, Rose CEO Ken Feiler retires

CHANUKAH 5778 SECTION B PAGE 8 Before the end of the current year, Ken Feiler will step down after 21 years as president-CEO of Rose Medical Center. At least three...

Nissim Guedj at his kosher meat shop in Amsterdam.

Kosher butchers in Europe face closure

PARIS — When Jerry Levy’s family opened one of the first gourmet kosher meat shops in France, they had some of the country’s best-laid business plans. Hailing from...

The Jewish National Fund still collects money through donations in 'blue boxes'.

JNF-KKL brings in $3 billion a year

JERUSALEM — American Jews dropped nickels and dimes into the Jewish National Fund’s blue charity boxes to help Zionists build the Jewish state. More than a century...

Golan Heights Winery

With its growing wine scene, is Israel becoming the new Tuscany?

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION B PAGE 10 “Wine touring and tasting in Israel has reached a level of excellence that rivals Tuscany and even Bordeaux, I dare...