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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, October 24, 2017


A recent survey of students at Ben-Gurion University, the world-class research institution in Israel’s Negev desert, revealed that less than 10 percent of students expect to remain in the area after graduation, citing the dearth of employment options. Israel has made great strides in developing the Negev over the past decade, but the shortage of viable employment options remains a significant barrier to economic advancement. 

The Lauder Employment Center, which opened its doors in 2015, aims to solve that problem. The Beersheba-based hub is devoted to connecting employers, job seekers, housing and service providers, and local municipalities and government authorities. 

“The Negev is a region of ‘fantastic possibilities,’” said

Neda Amin, the Iranian journalist who was granted political asylum in Israel yesterday, was arrested in Turkey and is expected to be handed over to Iranian authorities, the Arabic-language news website al-Masdar reported Monday.

The foreign ministry in Jerusalem confirmed that Amin did not board her scheduled flight Monday from Istanbul to Tel Aviv, but declined to confirm that she was arrested. Spokespeople for the foreign ministry said Monday morning they were looking into the reports but

‘I'll forever be grateful to the State of Israel for sending a great gifted team of medical professionals to Fiji. You saved my little girl's life.’

A team of three Australian ENT (ear-nose-throat) specialists and a nurse arrived in Fiji last week to provide free health screenings and surgeries for dozens of children at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

The humanitarian medical mission was arranged by the Israel Foreign Ministry’s MASHAV Agency for International Development

Communications Minister Ayoub Kara has officially made a request to revoke the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists in Israel and close the network’s offices in Jerusalem.

Kara made the announcement at a press conference at his office in Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon. Al Jazeera said it was barred from attending the press conference.

Kara said that he would revoke credentials applied to the network’s journalists for both its Arabic and English channels and would block the network’s satellite

Netafim, the world’s largest irrigation company, has been purchased by Mexican petrochemical firm Mexichem. Founder, Kibbutz Hatzerim will retain remaining 20% stake

Israel’s pioneering drip- and micro-irrigation company, Netafim, announced today that Mexican petrochemical firm Mexichem will acquire an 80 percent stake — all the shares of Netafim held by the Permira Fund and Kibbutz Magal and a portion of those held by Kibbutz Hatzerim – in a deal worth $1.516 billion.

Kibbutz Hatzerim