In Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL, more commonly known in the U.S. as the Jewish National Fund or JNF) have been working together since 2012 to develop the country’s periphery. This month, the organizations launched a joint initiative called “Go Beyond,” offering expanded aliyah services and perks to new immigrants to Israel (olim) who choose to move to Israel’s North, South, or Jerusalem.
(JNS.org) The online retail giant Amazon is reportedly in the midst of a massive hiring spree in Israel and is offering unusually high salaries to attract top high-tech talent to its new Tel Aviv-based research and development (R&D) center.
Some reports state that Amazon has offered prospective hires salaries as high as NIS 100,000 ($28,180) per month, and is typically offering salaries of around NIS 60,000 ($16,900) per month with additional bonuses, in its bid to lure programmers.
The average Israeli high-tech employee earns around NIS 21,000 ($5,940) per month.
The opening of Amazon’s new R&D center in Tel Aviv in October came after the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos embarked on a secret visit to Israel last December. Following Bezos’s visit, Amazon completed two massive Tel Aviv real estate deals in July to set up its offices.
Israel Sci-Tech Schools has been at the forefront of working with secular and religious authorities to forge educational curricula that adequately educate and train charedi (ultra-Orthodox) women for employment in technology fields, including the defense and weapons industries. Among them is Meitar, a graduate of an Orthodox girls' Israel Sci-Tech High School in Beit She’an, who recently joined RAFAEL, Israel’s Weapons Development Authority, one of the most prestigious positions in the country.
With Israel’s primary for Labor Party leadership heating up, former defense minister Amir Peretz continues to lead polls, but the race for second place is tightening, with the gap narrowing between Knesset Members Avi Gabai and Erel Margalit.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel was already distant memory by Wednesday morning as the capital city’s Jerusalem Day festivities, celebrating 50 years of Jerusalem’s reunification, kicked off in earnest.
(JNS.org/Kol HaBirah Staff) As millions of Israeli and Diaspora Jews marked Israel’s 69th Independence Day, the United Nations cultural body United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution denying Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.
Moshe Feiglin is a former Likud member who is forming his own party called Zehut (Hebrew for “identity”). Feiglin was recently in Maryland, visiting family and conducting meetings, and sat down with Kol HaBirah to discuss U.S.-Israel relations, his hawkish stance on Iran, the Israeli economy, and more.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined expanded cooperation with Israel during a speech in Tel Aviv on July 5. His was the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Israel.
On June 15, 2017 dozens of Jewish leaders from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Israel, and the U.S., along with Christian leaders and legislators, gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in honor of the 40th anniversary of EFRAT, an innovative Israeli organization dedicated to helping Israeli women choose life for their babies.
Historic initiative bearing over 500,000 signatures from 168 countries is a truly global statement of support for a united Jerusalem.
Just prior to U.S. President Donald Trump’s whirlwind tour of Israel and the breathtaking and emotional 50th anniversary Jerusalem Day celebrations across the country, the staff of United with Israel, the world’s largest grassroots pro-Israel movement, met with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to present him with “The Jerusalem Declaration,” a book containing the names of over 500,000 individuals from around the world who recognize Jerusalem as both the eternal capital of the Jewish People and the undivided capital of the State of Israel.
(JNS.org) As Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas was set to meet President Donald Trump for the first time Wednesday at the White House, U.S. lawmakers called for the PA to end its payments to jailed terrorists and their families.
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