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  • Introducing Israel’s cheapest caffeine fix

    October 14, 2013 | 10:20 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A retro storefront greets the excited customers as they wait in line. The workers inside the small shop work at a feverish pace. A few sitting at a white table on high chairs outside the store examine those waiting with...

  • Leading the way

    June 5, 2013 | 11:24 am

    As a key leader in a number of organizations at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, it’s hard to imagine that Michael Sacks ever felt left out. After all, the 18-year-old senior is student body president, chapter co-founder and co-president of Future Business Leaders of America,...

  • World Bank: PA economy not strong enough to support a state

    July 25, 2012 | 11:07 am

    The Palestinian economy is not yet strong enough to support a sovereign state because of its heavy reliance on foreign aid, according to a World Bank report.

    “The Palestinian Authority has made steady progress in many years towards establishing the institutions required by a...

  • World Bank: Israel hampering Palestinian economy

    September 12, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Israeli restrictions have inhibited what otherwise would have been substantial progress in the Palestinian economy, the World Bank reported.

    In a report released Monday and timed for a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for assistance to the Palestinians, a group of wealthy...

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  • Red-Dead canal idea stirs controversy

    By Dina Kraft

    August 3, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    HERZLIYA, Israel (JTA) – On aerial photographs, the shrinking Dead Sea juts into the surrounding desert landscape like a blue index finger.

    As part of the effort to prevent this finger from becoming a mere smudge on the map by 2050, the World Bank is conducting a $14 million...

  • OPINION: Save the Dead Sea by restoring the Jordan River, not by building a canal to the Red Sea

    August 3, 2008 | 6:24 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA)—Environmentalists in Israel and the Middle East have a clear vision on how to save the Dead Sea, which has been losing 850 million cubic meters per year thanks to water diversion upstream and mineral extraction at the sea.

    This vision sees fresh water flowing again...

  • NATION & WORLD BRIEFS

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    House OKs Palestinian Aid

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $200 million in aid to the Palestinians. The House voted 389-43 Wednesday on an $81 billion supplemental package, which is mostly for the war in Iraq, but with $200 million in fast-track aid for the...

  • ‘Shiraz 10’ Update

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In response to recent human rights violations perpetrated by the Iranian government, the House of Representatives passed an amendment brought to the floor by Congressman Brad Sherman during consideration of the foreign aid bill for fiscal year 2001. The amendment seeks to cut World...

  • Seasons of Reinterpretation

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The world has an odd habit, alert readers have noticed, of exploding in springtime, smack in the middle of the Season of our Liberation. Sometimes these explosions disrupt those carefully laid Passover plans in the most annoying way. At other times, Passover just gains new meaning....
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