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  • Farrell: The Flotilla Raids—A Fatal Blow to Allies? Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    The Israeli-Turkish alliance so abruptly shattered in the past few days may have been born of military necessity, but it was still real.

  • Farrell: Israel's New Troubles & Turkey's New Power Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    With one action, Turkey now appears to be the defender of the Palestinians in Gaza, usurping the role that Iran has been trying to claim. Israel was trying to keep control of Gaza and will claim they were provoked and attacked first.

  • Web Extra: Debt Drama in Europe? Think Teva Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 8:04 PM ET

    This company not only should escape Europe’s troubles, it should benefit from them.

  • Israel Lifts iPad Ban as Fears Over Disruptions Ease Sunday, 25 Apr 2010 | 1:46 PM ET
    Apple iPad

    Israel on Sunday lifted a ban on Apple's popular iPad tablet computer, ending restrictions that had been imposed over concerns the gadget's wireless signal could disrupt other devices.

  • Israel Pushing to Make the World Greener Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 1:36 PM ET
    Eilat, Israel

    Israel perhaps has more to gain than anyone else from going clean and green. Right now, Israel is almost fully dependent on fossil fuels that pollute the country. Israel still gets its oil from secondary sources, because Arab nations won't sell to Israel directly.

  • The Middle East's Most Competitive Countries Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 8:09 AM ET
    As one of the the most difficult economic climates in generations continues, Western countries still dominate the top 10 slots in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, led by Switzerland and the United States. But in the Middle East, 13 countries continue their upward trend of recent years, with a number of countries measurably improving their competitiveness. In this respect, significant differences between countries persist. In many energy exporting countries, abundant oil

    While America took a big hit during the financial crisis, many Middle Eastern economies grew. Click to see where these countries rank globally and regionally.

  • Fuzzy Ducky's Fun Day Plucking Flowers Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

    The Dayton Daily News in a cartoon challenges Vice President Joe Biden to say that three times quickly. It could make for a great spot on U-tube.

  • Farrell: I Always Did Like the Italian Lira Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    Having had a son live in Italy for four years some time ago I got very comfortable with the lira. I loved spending a million or two for a cup of coffee. It was an out of mind experience to think in lira type numbers. It looks like there might be a chance to go back to the good old days.

  • Farrell: With Allies Like These... Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 10:10 AM ET

    You expect antagonisms to some extent with "non allies" but you would hope the allies wouldn't pile on when the administration is embattled like it is.

  • Head of Israeli-Palestinian Business Group to Leave Role Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    The founding head of the Israeli-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce, a group credited with helping move Palestinian goods into Israel faster, is leaving his post.

  • Probe Roils Empire of Israel's Richest Woman Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 6:54 AM ET

    The business empire of Israel's richest woman has been rattled by a police investigation into her investment group's director

  • Israeli Chefs Take Hummus World Record Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 9:28 AM ET

    Israel has taken the upper hand in the battle to have the world largest vat of hummus.

  • Jerusalem Mayor Hopes for 5-Fold Tourism Increase Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 6:04 PM ET

    Jerusalem's new mayor Nir Barkat was in New York today to announce a plan to boost tourism five-fold in the next decade.

  • World Markets Olympic Challenge: Playing South Korea Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    Qualifying rounds - Day Three: A huge rally in Europe and the US changed the leaderboard picture again.  After two days of polling, many of you still see Korea's Kospi in the medal round.

  • As we enter day two of the qualifying rounds, all major indices were down but Australia's ASX has taken the lead, followed by India's Bombay Sensex.  In our poll's early voting, many of you suggested that Israel's T25 might be in contention for a medal despite a rough couple of days.  Here are some stats and stocks from Israel.

  • Oil Settles Below $129, Now Down 13% From Peak Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    Oil fell for the fourth consecutive day, pulled lower by growing demand concerns and easing tension between Iran and the West.

  • Iran Tests Missiles, Says Could Reach Israel, US Bases Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 7:18 AM ET

    Iran test fired nine long- and medium-range missiles on Wednesday, state media said, including one which it has said could reach Israel and U.S. bases in the region.

  • Saudi and China Make Biggest Impact On Oil Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 4:35 PM ET
    Saudi Arabia

    Washington has been talking tough on oil prices on several fronts, calling for new trading regulations on speculators and reopening offshore oil drilling. But it's successful jawboning two of our major allies that seems to have had the biggest impact on prices this week.

  • Understanding “Speculators” Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    The stock market plunged 170 points this morning and oil jumped over $3, allegedly based on a New York Times story that Israel is carrying out military exercises as a rehearsal to bombing Iran. But actually, the Times story, written by the very able war correspondent Michael R. Gordon, is talking about Israeli training exercises from early June, not now.

  • It's Supply, Not Speculation Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Tough talk today between Israel and other nations could be another reason behind oil’s surge. Get the international perspective from Tim Seymour!