JET offers start-ups mentorship and support

Entrepreneurs like to be free and creative on their own time and their own dime. But, according to research by Shikhar Ghosh, a Harvard Business School lecturer, about three out of four new firms that take venture capital fail to deliver projected returns. And, according to research by the University of Tennessee, by year three,… Read More

Track Changes

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Making telecommuting work

There has been much hullabaloo regarding Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, and her doing away with telecommuting in her company. A result has been other organizations either following suit or re-evaluating their corporate telecommuting (aka teleworking) practices. Telecommuting, in one form or another, is something that has been around for a while.  It not only… Read More

Israeli official protests Google’s use of Palestine

JTA Wire Service A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine.” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin also told Google CEO Larry Page in a letter sent Sunday that he was in essence recognizing a Palestinian state that… Read More

What does Jerusalem mean to you?

Tazpit News Agency Staff In light of Jerusalem Day, Tazpit News Agency interviewed tourists and residents in the Old City of Jerusalem to hear what the city means to them. Jerusalem Day or Yom Yerushalayim in Hebrew marks the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and will be celebrated this year on May 8.

Facebook in talks to buy Waze Israeli navigation app

JTA Wire Service Facebook is in advanced talks to buy the Israeli navigation technology firm Waze. The Israeli business daily Calcalist reported Thursday that a term sheet, under which Facebook would acquire Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, was signed in recent days following six months of negotiations.

Poll: Israelis much more confident in Obama than Palestinians

JTA Wire Service Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Obama handles his foreign policy, a poll found. The Pew Research Center poll released Thursday found that 61 percent of Israelis “express confidence in the American president to do the right thing regarding world affairs,” as opposed to 15… Read More

With Court Ruling, Majority of Israeli Jews Back Women of the Wall

Support Greatest Among Jewish Israelis Born in America & Europe, College Graduates, Secular May 11, 2013 With recent altercations at the Western Wall and legal rulings on the limits of public prayer there, the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) and Tel Aviv University released the results of its latest monthly Peace Index poll on this subject.

First Novel In Hindi On Indian Jews Appears After 52 Years

Sheela Rohekar, the only Jewish writer of the Hindi language, has launched her latest novel, “Miss Samuel: Ek Yahudi Gatha,” which is her first novel to depict the life of her Bene Israel community in India. The official launch took place on March 30 at the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi, the Academy of Dance and… Read More

Israeli intelligence: Syria used chemical weapons

JTA Wire Service Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebel forces and civilians, the head of Israel’s military research said. The weapon likely is sarin-based, which targets the nervous system and can cause paralysis or death, Brig. Gen Itai Baron, the head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence Research Branch, said Tuesday.