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Young Israelis on a tour to teach others how to turn lemons into lemonade
October 10, 2013

Optimistic. Determined. Inexhaustible. Pick a synonym for any of the above, and you can use it to describe the team of young Israelis pedaling each year across the United States to cure cancer. Earlier this week, the participants of Bike For the Fight completed their second annual ride, which took them through the Baltimore, Rockville CONTINUE »

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Israeli-Arab government official talks about steps being taken to better integrate minorities into Israel’s labor force
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 10, 2013

The economic security of Israel is at risk. It sounds dramatic, but it is a reality on the ground — unless the government’s efforts at creating equality of access to education and jobs for Israeli-Arab citizens are successful. Some facts: Israeli-Arabs make up 20.6 percent of the Israeli population, but they contribute only 8 percent CONTINUE »

Israeli tech companies seek investments from Maryland
BY Eric Hal Schwartz
October 10, 2013

Bethesda and the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) will play host to Israeli medical technology companies on Oct. 18, as the companies present their work and offer investment and partnership opportunities to local businesses. The stop will mark the culmination of a multicity tour of U.S. cities put together by Israeli investment firm Trendlines and OurCrowd, CONTINUE »

Analysts say job market on the rebound, but not everyone is benefiting yet
BY Heather Norris
October 10, 2013

Maryland jobs are on the road to recovery, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but many members of the Jewish community are not feeling much relief. “People with good, solid career histories in fields that are robust are getting jobs more easily,” said Tracey Paliath, director of economic services CONTINUE »

Jewish Republicans caught in party shutdown crossfire
BY Ron Kampeas
October 10, 2013

The first lawmaker to speak at a closed-door Capitol Hill confab convened by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s women’s affiliate was, naturally enough, a woman. So was the second. Against the background of the current federal budget battle, that’s about all that united Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Ayotte has been a CONTINUE »