Rockets intercepted over Ashkelon Credit: Amir Cohen Reuters

Improved Iron Dome sharpens foreign interest

Though costly, Iron Dome saves the Israeli economy billions, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine has made Europe take notice.

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Nafea Bshara Credit: Amazon conference Nafea Bshara - the Israeli behind AWS's Graviton chip

Raised in Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Bshara was cofounder of Annapurna Labs, acquired by Amazon, which developed the server chip that produces $5 billion annual revenue.

Islamic Jihad secretary general Ziyad al-Nakhalah  credit:  Marwan Naamani, Reuters Islamic Jihad, Iran's proxy

Iran channels funds and weapons to the organization that Israel is currently fighting, and rewards it for terrorist attacks.

Schneller development in Jerusalem  credit: Courtesy of Sun Chen Realty Smart home, private mikveh: Haredim are moving up

Changes in Israeli haredi society in recent years are reflected in high demand for specially adapted luxury residences.

Haifa Port Credit: Shutterstock Adani presents ambitious plans for Haifa Port

A presentation to investors in India outlines plans to take loans of  NIS 3 billion and build hotels and stores on Haifa Port seafront.

View from a new apartment in a Tel Aviv tower  credit: Shutterstock Israel's luxury home market: Less busy, still pricey

The first half of 2022 saw few mega-deals, but outside of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Herzliya there were some surprises.

Workers at Infinidat's Herzliya development center  credit: Eyal Izhar Against all odds Infinidat turns profitable

Storage solutions company Infinidat held huge promise, but was underperforming financially until a management upheaval a year ago.

Pagaya founders Credit: Inbal Marmari Pagaya: Israel's three new billionaires are still under 40

The 700% rise in the share price of fintech company Pagaya over the past week has made Gal Krubiner, Yahav Yulzari, and Avital Pardo into billionaires, on paper at least.

Givatayim Credit: Shutterstock Givatayim to go high-rise

The city's new northwest plan calls for high-rise towers along Katznelson and Aliyat Hanoar Streets near the boundaries with Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan.

Google headquarters  credit: Benny Marty/Shutterstock Google good, Facebook bad?

Why did Google top the "Globes" brands ranking while Facebook was barely rated? After all, both have their dark sides.

Carrefour Credit: Shutterstock Carrefour to bring French revolution to Israeli retail

Carrefour's entry will rock the secure ground on which Shufersal has stood for many years and challenge other supermarket chains like Victory, Rami Levy and Yochananof.

Supermarket  credit: Shutterstock Economies under stress: The case of Israel

Israel has fared better than many in the face of recent global shocks such as inflation, but it has its own vulnerabilities.

Paz affair The musician, the doctor, and the oil company

It's 1991. Two young Poles arrive in Israel with suitcases full of dollars and take over strategic fuel company Paz. This is the story of their astonishing rise and dismal fall.

Israel's tech cos change course on employer branding

Lavish events and big billboards on the Ayalon Highway have been replaced by branding based on company cohesion, stability and welfare.

Haifa Port Credit: Shlomi Yosef Haifa Port buyers say they're ready for competition

The new, Chinese-managed Haifa Bayport will be a strong rival, but Haifa Port has its advantages.

El Al Credit: Shutterstock Don't expect fares on flights to Asia to fall

Despite the opening of Saudi airspace, rising fuel costs and the lack of competition on flights eastwards from Israel, mean that airfares may not be cheaper.

Eran Tor Credit: Eyal Izhar For the love of Lego

Eran Tor abandoned a stellar business career in the US to return home to be closer to his family and to do what he enjoys - like opening a chain of Lego stores in Israel.

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