Dead Sea Works picture: Tamar Matzapi

Israel Chemicals signs 1.1m ton Chinese potash deals

Despite the ongoing two-month strike, Israel Chemicals has agreed to supply Chinese customers with the potash in 2015.

Eli Gelman Amdocs in talks to buy Comverse billing division

Comverse, formerly one of Israel’s flagship high-tech companies in the process of divesting its assets, is asking $400 million.

Shiri Habib-Valdhorn Teva takes big risk in bidding for Mylan

The market received Teva's offer positively but many obstacles must be overcome.

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?

Ashkelon 9,500 new homes approved for Ashkelon

The planned neighborhood in the north of the city includes a new railway station.

Tue: Bid for Mylan boosts Teva

Teva rose and Perrigo fell on huge trading on takeover talk. The market reopens Sunday after the Independence Day holiday.

Western Wall prayers  photo: Reuters Israel among world's least religious countries

In a WIN/Gallup International survey, 65% of Israelis say they are not religious. Worldwide, 63% say they are religious.

shekels Shekel weakens against dollar

FXCM Israel: There is no trigger to push the exchange rate out of the NIS 3.90-4.0/$ range.

Adv. Mitchell Shelowitz. US software copyright registration is game changer

Every Israeli software company should protect their software with registered US copyrights, says Adv. Mitchell Shelowitz.

Israel Chemicals workers  photo: Histadrut Court extends suspension of Israel Chemicals layoffs

The Histadrut said that the workers would continue their two-month long strike.

Yair Seroussi Hapoalim raises dividend to 20% of profits

Until now, the Supervisor of Banks allowed Bank Hapoalim to distribute only 15% of its annual net profit

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Shlomo Kramer BlackBerry acquires WatchDox for $100m

The Canadian mobile phone manufacturer will set up an Israel R&D center based on the acquisition of WatchDox.

Israel flag Israel's population rises to 8.345 million

Since last Independence Day, Israel's population has grown by 2%, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Boaz Chechik  picture: Eyal Yitzhar State mulls indicting 7 in ICC-Cal credit card affair

Suspects including former CEO Boaz Chechik are suspected of bribery, fraud, and money laundering.

Eyal Waldman Mellanox revenue and profit jump

Mellanox CEO: We are the only company shipping full end-to-end 100 Gigabit solutions.

UP El Al plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion

The low-cost UP flight was headed for Prague, but returned to Tel Aviv when tire damage was discovered after takeoff.

EyeYon Israeli eye treatment co EyeYon Medical raises $3.6m

The funds will be used to develop EyeYon's corneal edema treatment products.

Patrick Drahi Drahi to integrate i24news into his French media group

Patrick Drahi's French, English and Arabic network, which has been appealing mostly to Jews, is now aiming at a general audience.

Teva Teva to pay $512m in Provigil settlement - report

"Reuters" said the settlement would be the largest ever paid over allegations of delaying generic drugs.

Igor Ryabenkiy AltaIR Capital raises $30m for Israel investment

The fund, led by managing partner Igor Ryabenkiy, has already invested in 13 Israeli high-tech companies.

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