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Shekel-dollar rate keeps rising

FXCM: The weakening of the shekel against the US dollar this week is down to the dollar's strength on world markets.

Palziv Emilia Holdings mulls selling Palziv stake

Palziv, controlled by Kibbutz Ein Hanatziv, makes a range of polyethylene foam products.

Yair Lapid  picture: Uria Tadmor We're not doing our job, Lapid tells Finance Ministry

Yair Lapid: Do you want your epitaph to be ''Here lies Moshe, who kept the budget balanced"?

What is the connection between divorce and circumcision?

A divorce case currently being conducted in various courts raises questions about the authority of the Rabbinical Court to deal with subjects that are not bound by their very nature to the divorce suit. Does the Rabbinical Court have the authority to compel a Jewish citizen in Israel to circumcise his son against his will? How far will the Rabbinical Court expand its authority?

Olympic Games Israel's ISDS to manage security at Rio Olympics

ISDS will be able to draw on a $2.2 billion budget.

Elbit Systems Skylens Meir Shamir invests in Elbit wearable computing unit

Shamir, Ami Lustig and Roy Ben-Yami have bought preference shares in Everysight to the tune of $5 million.

Elbit Systems helmet Elbit Systems wins contracts worth $85m in Asia

The contracts, mainly for an F-5 fighter upgrade, are with an unnamed Asian country.

Gilad Japhet MyHeritage teams with personal DNA co 23andMe

The collaboration between the companies will make it possible for users to take personal DNA tests, and to use them study their family histories.

Beta-O2 starts clinical trial for artificial pancreas

The ßAir Bio-Artificial Pancreas is aimed at ending insulin injections for type 1 diabetes patients.

Apartments in Beersheva Housing prices down 1% in September

Housing prices fell by a full percentage point for the first time since November 2007.

Intel Intel offers Kiryat Gat workers voluntary retirement package

Intel is changing the composition of its Kiryat Gat workforce pending the NIS 22 billion upgrade of its fab there.

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Solar field  picture: photo to go Israeli gov't finally raises PV solar power quotas

The decision is a shot in the arm for the Israeli solar industry, which has been frozen for two years.

Shlomo Dovrat  picture: Eyal Yitzhar Carmel Ventures raises $194m Fund IV

Asian investors Baidu, Ping-An and Qihoo360 and others have joined the new fund.

math, maths, science, school Tech cos band together to boost Israeli school math

Ten companies have joined the "5times2" project to double the number of teenagers studying high-level mathematics .

Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu: Elections are the last thing we need

The prime minister called on coalition members to act together for the good of the country.

Gal Haber  picture: Eyal Yitzhar Plus500 CEO: Our p/e ratio is low

The online trading paltform company's third quarter revenue shows 181% annualized growth.

poverty One in seven Israelis feels poor

725.3 thousand people in Israel define themselves as poor: 29% of Israeli Arabs and 12% of Israeli Jews.

DSP Group teams with Qualcomm on home automation solution

The solution will enable delivery of advanced cordless telephony features.

Nadav Palti  picture: Eyal Yitzhar Sony Pictures and Dori Media set up "Dori TLV"

Sony Pictures has bought a 50% stake in a substantial part of Dori Media's business.

Dr. Norman Bailey Turkey roasts

Turkey's leadership has brought the country to an impossible position, and its dream of revived grandeur is receding.

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