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  • Mao’s Jews

    1 week ago

    On Oct. 1, 1967, China’s National Day, Sidney Rittenberg had reached the pinnacle of his revolutionary career. It was the 18th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and Rittenberg was seated on a reviewing stand less than fifty feet from Mao Zedong,...

  • Why Jews should not visit China, regardless of what Israel does

    September 22, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Should American Jews provide tourist dollars to a regime that massacres dissidents, facilitates genocide and finances Israel’s enemies? A spate of upcoming Jewish tours of China has raised anew an old and troubling question about the conflict between tourism and human rights.

  • India turns to Israel for armed drones as Pakistan, China build fleets

    September 21, 2015 | 3:01 pm

    India has accelerated plans to buy drones from Israel that can be armed, defence sources said, allowing the military to carry out strikes overseas with less risk to personnel.

    The news comes weeks after long-time rival Pakistan first reported using a home-made drone in combat...

  • Wall Street has worst day in four years, S&P now in correction

    August 24, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    U.S. stock indexes plunged almost 4 percent on Monday as investors, rattled about China's economy, sold heavily in an unusually volatile session that confirmed the S&P 500 was formally in a correction.

    The Dow Jones industrial average briefly slumped more than 1,000 points, its...

  • North Korea goes on war footing against South Korea as deadline looms

    August 21, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back.

    South Korean Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo said his...

  • Video shows huge explosion that rocks Tianjin in northern China

    August 12, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    A huge explosion hit an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin late on Wednesday evening, triggering a blast wave felt several kilometers away and injuring at least 50 people, domestic media reported.

    State broadcaster China Central Television reported...

  • The Iran deal: getting to checkmate

    August 12, 2015 | 11:13 am

    The Iran nuclear deal has been likened, ad nauseam, to a game of chess. It is with that model in mind that I favor the deal — though not for the usual reasons. 

    Proponents and opponents of the deal make a number of valid points. Most salient are the following: 

    1) The sanctions...

  • Iran deal: See dealer for details

    By David Suissa

    July 28, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    The more I get into the Iran nuclear deal, the more it feels like the television show “Mad Men” — you know, those slick advertising geniuses who seduce you with promises but downplay the fine print.

    It’s like one of those radio commercials for hot new car deals, where the...

  • Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

    July 20, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Taking up a French proposal, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to try to create an...

  • Israeli filmmakers examine the Chinese ‘cure’ for Internet addiction

    July 13, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    Wang “Nicky” Yuchao, a Chinese 16-year-old, thought he was going skiing in Russia with his parents. Instead they brought him to one of some 400 rehabilitation clinics in China dedicated to treating Internet addiction disorder.

    Wang spends his days confined to a...

  • China balking at sending workers to West Bank settlements — over safety concerns

    June 8, 2015 | 2:13 pm

    China is insisting that its citizens not work on Jewish settlements in the West Bank, but the objections are not based on politics.

    An unnamed Israeli official told the French news agency AFP that a deal to bring thousands of Chinese guest construction workers to Israel is...

  • And the lies go on . . .

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 1, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Did you know that shiny new wood-style flooring you pulled up the ratty old carpet for can kill you? If you've covered your rooms with laminate from major discounter, Lumber Liquidators, you're likely living with formaldehyde exposure levels of seven- to up-to-20 times federally...

  • Argentina’s Fernandez mocks how the Chinese speak ... during tour of China

    February 4, 2015 | 4:56 pm

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, on a tour of China to strengthen ties as the economy teeters on the brink of a recession, appeared to commit a diplomatic blunder on Wednesday by poking fun at how the Chinese speak.

    While Fernandez's remark on Twitter that the Chinese...

  • Apple iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    January 27, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    Apple, Inc. quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.

    The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in...

  • China to send two giant pandas to Israel

    December 2, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    The Chinese government has agreed to send two giant pandas to a zoo in Israel.

    The gift will be conferred on the Haifa Zoo if Chinese panda experts agree that the conditions there will be appropriate for the animals, according to Haaretz, including providing the appropriate food...

  • Solar backpack, Arab high-tech and more - This week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 1, 2014 | 8:23 am

    Elbit creating an electrically powered public transportation

    Israel- originated high-tech giant, Elbit, is creating an electrically powered public transportation system with neither overhead cables nor battery life issues. Elbit is developing an electric bus charging system that...

  • The I-word isn’t impeachment – it’s idiocracy

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 17, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Is he – finally – the one we’ve been waiting for?

    Just days after the midterm election, President Barack Obama made a big climate change deal with China, asked the F.C.C. to regulate Internet service providers as if they were public utilities and pledged to address the...

  • My travels with the Wong family

    October 24, 2014 | 8:58 am

    My experience is that those of us who believe—albeit with qualifications—in multiculturalism don’t always have the opportunity to put theory into practice.

    A transplant from Los Angeles to San Diego, I lived in a confirmed bachelor’s not-so-splendid isolation, with my...

  • Protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets, defying Beijing

    September 29, 2014 | 5:08 pm

    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours on Tuesday, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.

    Riot police had largely withdrawn and there...

  • Israel’s Iron Dome makers were hit by hackers

    July 29, 2014 | 12:11 pm

    Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday.

    Comment Crew, as the hacking group...

  • Iran, six powers agree to four-month extension of nuclear talks

    July 18, 2014 | 3:58 pm

    Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, diplomats close to the talks said.

    Iran, the United States, Britain, France,...

  • Honoring Bloomberg, welcoming the Pope, building an internet empire and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 26, 2014 | 8:20 am

    A Holy visit

    Pope Francis landed in Israel this Sunday, as part of his first visit to the Middle East. After visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem, he invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to come to the Vatican to pray for peace. Both Abbas and Peres accepted the invitation,...

  • Israel welcomes tech-hungry Chinese investors

    May 22, 2014 | 5:41 pm

    China's purchase of a controlling stake in Israel's largest food maker reflects a broader surge in Chinese investment in an economy largely tethered to Western markets.

    The deal, announced on Thursday, gives China access to Israel's high tech expertise, cachet among consumers...

  • China urges Israel to make ‘brave’ decisions on peace talks

    April 9, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Israel to make "brave" decisions on the latest round of peace talks with the Palestinians, after negotiators ended another U.S-mediated session with no sign of a breakthrough.

    "At present, the Israeli-Palestinian talks process has entered a...

  • Relatives erupt with grief after Malaysia says plane crashed

    March 24, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight screamed, cried and collapsed on the ground on Monday after the Malaysian prime minister announced the jet ended its journey in the remote Southern Indian Ocean.

    At the Beijing hotel where many of the...

  • Oscars, Razzie, the soldier who irritated Miley Cyrus and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 10, 2014 | 9:18 am

    Big in Japan

    More Japanese companies are looking at the Israeli startup market in search of innovative technologies and investments. Large business organizations including the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Keidanren have recently dispatched research tours to the...

  • Israeli scientists shoot for the moon with dishwasher-sized spacecraft

    March 6, 2014 | 10:15 am

    It's only the size of a dishwasher and weighs as much as giant panda, but its inventors are hoping this spacecraft will go where no other Israeli vessel has gone before – to the moon.

    Working on a shoestring budget, the Israeli scientists and engineers building the shuttle -...

  • As China looks on, Putin poses risky dilemma for the West

    March 3, 2014 | 10:34 am

    One senior Obama administration official called Vladimir Putin's actions in the Ukraine "outrageous." A second described them as an "outlaw act." A third said his brazen use of military force harked back to a past century.

    "What we see here are distinctly 19th and 20th century...

  • Iran, six powers meet on steps to carry out nuclear deal

    December 9, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Iran and six world powers began expert-level talks on Monday to work out nitty-gritty details in implementing a landmark accord for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.

    The preliminary accord is seen as a first step towards...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 7, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    Back to Turkey

    Antalya and other Turkish cities have always been a favorite vacation destination for Israelis. In the past year or so, there has been a significant reducing in Israeli tourism to Turkey, do to some unfortunate diplomatic incidents between the two countries and a...

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