The Petra news agency reported that Jordan’s National Electric Power Company received for the first time, natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan gas field, in a test to check the viability of the infrastructure prior to the pumping of NEPCO’s $10 billion import deal.
By TZVI JOFFRE
An experimental supply of natural gas from the Leviathan gas field was pumped to Jordan from Israel by the Noble Energy Company on Wednesday, according to Jordan’s Petra national news agency.
The experimental pumping will continue for three months and will test the infrastructure prior to the flow of the actual commercial supply, according to Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO). Continue Reading »
A Dutch Christian company refuses the European Commission requirement to label products imported from Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ‘Occupied’ or ‘Palestinian’ territory, since they know fine well, it isn’t.
By Israel Today Staff
In a bold act of civil disobedience, a Dutch Christian company refused to label products imported from Judea and Samaria. The Christian Zionists who import Israeli goods snubbed the European ruling and refused to comply with laws requiring they label products originating in Israeli settlements in the biblical heartlands.
“Labeling was created to ensure food safety, but has become a political tool to pressure the Jewish state,” bias, director of the Christians for Israel group said in a statement as reported in JTA. Continue Reading »
With a 5% rise in total exports of goods & services world-wide in 2017, Israeli exports to the EU increased by 20%.
• Industrial & agricultural exports up from 2016, but diamond industry down.
By Danielle Roth-Avneri & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel’s annual exports of goods and services are expected to exceed $100 billion for the first time when the final figures for 2017 come in, according to a preliminary report by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute and the Economy and Industry Ministry.
The export total for 2017 is expected to be 5% higher than in 2016.
The Port of Haifa, the business district of the city and Carmel mountain – Photo: Wikimedia, Zvi Roger/Haifa Municipality
According to the preliminary report, exports of goods and services, excluding startup technology and diamonds, increased to $92 billion in 2017, up 6% from 2016. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Public Security Minister opposed the recommendation, but still, an inter-ministerial committee OK’d the export of medical cannabis abroad, even after being warned how Israel may be unprepared to handle the ramifications of the export of this ‘dangerous drug.’
By Eli Senyor, Gad Lior
Israel will soon become a major exporter of medical cannabis and be one of the only nations in the world to officially export the plant to countries that approved it for medicinal use, all the while marijuana remains an illegal, controlled substance in Israel.
According to estimates, revenues from the export of Israeli cannabis could reach about NIS 1 billion a year. Continue Reading »
Jordan has increased its economic ties to Israel by beginning to import natural gas, as part of its 2014 deal to purchase 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas.
An Israeli company said Thursday it has started exporting gas from an offshore field to Jordan, marking the country’s first ever exports of natural gas.
The exports to Jordan began in January, Delek Drilling — part of a consortium leading the development of Israel’s offshore gas reserves — recently told AFP.
There was no formal announcement at the time but it is the first time Israel has ever exported natural gas, a company spokeswoman said. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Energy minister Steinitz is set to meet with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts in Athens on Wednesday to begin talks on laying pipeline for gas exports to Europe.
After the Leviathan gas reservoir partners signed a massive deal with Jordan, Israel is now looking to lay a pipeline to Cyprus and Greece, so Israeli gas can be exported there and to other European countries, National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tuesday.
Map showing planned pipelines running from Israel’s Levianthan natural gas rig into Jordan
Steinitz, speaking to reporters before the weekly cabinet meeting that was pushed from Sunday to Tuesday because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the US, related to Monday’s announcement of a massive gas deal with Jordan, saying it was an “historic” day for the country, because for the first time in its history it became an energy exporter. Continue Reading »
In a total #BDSfail, PM Netanyahu attended the start of the “Opening Doors to Israel” project in Moscow, which highlights produce from Judea and Samaria.
By Eliran Aharon
A delegation of the Yesha Council in Judea and Samaria has arrived in Moscow for the first time, in a joint project with the Strategic Affairs Ministry to present produce from the Biblical heartland of Israel to Russian consumers.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who arrived with his wife Sarah Netanyahu in Moscow on Monday night, attended the opening of the “Opening Doors to Israel” project in Moscow, which included produce from Judea and Samaria brought by the delegation. Continue Reading »
Israeli wine & spirits exports grew to $39 million in 2015, a 6% increase compared to 2014, with new int’l markets opening up, the buyers keen on Israel’s variety & high quality.
By Michael Zeff, TPS
As the Israeli wine industry continues to expand, more international markets are opening up to the variety of wines that Israel’s winemakers have to offer.
The 2016 Sommelier Wine Exhibition, organized by the Israel Export Institute (IEI) featured 80 different Israeli wineries that displayed their goods in Tel Aviv’s Culture Palace on Wednesday, January 27. The exhibition drew representatives from around the world who attended the event, with several signing contracts with Israeli wineries. Continue Reading »
Despite cultural differences in taste, this first step introducing Israeli products to Asia, that has yet to be exposed to the variety of Israeli tastes, has great potential, and these tastes will appeal to the Asian pallet just as it succeeded in Europe.
By Yossi Aloni
The first Israeli food festival, in Taiwan may be the Israeli answer to Europe’s branding of Israeli products. 25 Israeli companies will present and sell some 200 different kinds of foods and beverages to the public in the five stores of the prestigious City Super.
The food festival, that was initiated by the Ministry of Economy’s office in Taiwan and Israel’s Export Institute, is part of a concerted effort to break through to new markets in East Asia. Continue Reading »
With the number of Israeli food companies growing each year and exporting abroad, Israel is turning into a culinary global power thanks to its products’ variety, innovation & quality.
By Moshe Glantz
The community of Iranian exiles in the United States appears to be uninterested in Israel’s response to the nuclear agreement with Iran, but its members seem quite enthusiastic about a wafer produced in Israel, which they have been buying in large quantities.
The Israeli flavor has always been loved, but in the past few years it’s safe to say that Israel is perceived around the world as a culinary power, both thanks to its innovation, variety and quality, but also thanks to the fact that the majority of Israeli food exported abroad is kosher, appealing to people with different allergies who trust the supervised food and to Muslims in need of halal food, which adheres to Islamic law. Continue Reading »
Israeli bio-tech company will send sterilized flies to be dispersed in orchards along the Croatia-Bosnia border helping farmers combat pests using natural biological techniques.
BioBee, a bio-tech company on Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu concentrating on the field of biological pest management in agriculture, has won a massive tender with the International Atomic Energy Agency to supply of 400 million sterile flies, in the wake of a successful similar project last fall.
Flies in the lab – Photo: Roi Idan
According to BioBee, the flies will be dispersed in orchards along the border areas of Croatia and Bosnia over a period of several months. Continue Reading »
Due to Iraqi, Lebanese & Syrian unrest, European exporters rely on Israel for route to Arab customers across the Sheikh Hussein Bridge to Jordan and then to the Arab world.
The hydraulic ramp of a Turkish freighter taps down on the eastern Mediterranean port of Haifa and, under a full moon, 37 trucks roll off onto an otherwise empty pier.
Goods unloading in Port of Haifa – Photo: Reuters
In a convoy that stretches hundreds of meters, the trucks travel east across northern Israel, bringing goods from Europe to customers in Jordan and beyond.
Until three years ago the cargo these trucks carry – fruits, cheese, raw material for the textile industry, spare parts, and second-hand trucks – would have come through Syria. Continue Reading »
The Jewish state has developed a global influence in cyber-related innovations & industries that far out-steps its tiny size.
By Israel Today Staff
Israel in 2013 boasted $3 billion in cyber-related exports, more than all other nations in the world combined outside of the United States.
Israeli experts in the field told the annual Herzliya Conference earlier this month that the Jewish state’s cyber exports represent some 5 percent of the entire global market, and that the figure could easily reach 10 percent in the next five years.
Other figures of interest include the fact that 11 percent of all global cyber-related investments come to Israel, and that 14.5 percent of all cyber firms worldwide that received funding in 2013 were Israeli-owned. Continue Reading »