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RAND Study: Israelis, Palestinians Stand to Earn Billions From Peace

According to the RAND Corp. study, 2-state solution found to be by far the best scenario financially with the Palestinian economy benefiting by $50 Billion.

By The Associated Press, Attila Somfalvi


Israelis and Palestinians would gain billions of dollars from making peace with each other while both would face daunting economic losses in case of other alternatives, particularly in case of a return to violence, according to a new study released on Monday.

Kotel & Temple Mount, Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The RAND Corp., a US-based nonprofit research organization, interviewed some 200 officials from the region and elsewhere during more than two years of research into the costs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continue Reading »

Study: Intel, Google top two employers sought after by graduates in Israel


The survey was conducted among 2,200 participating undergraduate students in academic colleges & universities throughout Israel.



A majority of students want to work at hi-tech companies upon graduation, according to a BDI-COFACE study released on Monday.

Intel’s offices in Petah Tikva

Intel’s offices in Petah Tikva: Intel Israel accounts for a fifth of the country’s high-tech exports. – Photo: REUTERS

Thirty-one percent of college and university students want to work at hi-tech companies even if they are not studying in the exact sciences. Fifteen percent said they want to work in services, 13% in finance, and 4% in education.

Leading the list of the 50 most sought after firms to work in were Intel, Google and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Continue Reading »

Pentagon study: U.S. anti-missile shield against Iranian missiles is seriously lacking


U.S. congressional investigators say $US-multibillion missile defense system for Europe faces problems that can be corrected, but the ‘adjustments’ could stir a diplomatic row with Russia.


Secret U.S. Defense Department studies cast doubt on whether a multibillion-dollar missile defense system planned for Europe will ever be able to protect the U.S. from Iranian missiles as intended, congressional investigators say.

A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask port

A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask port on the shore of the Oman Sea during an Iranian navy drill, Jan. 1, 2013. – Photo by AP

Military officials say they believe the problems can be overcome and are moving forward with plans. Continue Reading »

The Final word on European Jew’s origin?

Latest DNA study says Jews of European descent are multi-ancestrial, with many hailing from tribes in Caucasus who converted to Judaism and created empire that lasted 5 Centuries



Jews of European origin are a mix of ancestries, with many hailing from tribes in the Caucasus who converted to Judaism and created an empire that lasted half a millennium, according to a gene study.

‘Genome of European Jews is a tapestry of ancient populations’ – Photo: Jupiter

The investigation, its author says, should settle a debate that has been roiling for more than two centuries.

Jews of European descent, often called Ashkenazim, account for some 90% of the more than 13 million Jews in the world today. Continue Reading »

Education Minister Says Study Claiming Palestinian Textbooks Don’t Vilify Jews “biased & unprofessional”

In contrast to the cold Israeli reaction, the office of Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad released a statement saying that he “expresses his satisfaction with a main finding of a study … that confirms that Palestinian textbooks do not contain any form of blatant incitement, which is based on contempt towards the ‘other’.”


By Nathan Jeffay


Controversy quickly engulfed a new study that said Palestinian textbooks do not incite hatred for Jews with Israel blasting the report — with some members of the report’s advisory panel claiming they were blindsided by its release.

Gidon Saar – Levy dudy/Wikimedia

Bar Ilan University Talmud professor Daniel Sperber, a member of the panel, slammed the decision to release the report when Israeli-Palestinian relations are strained and when Israel is in-between governments. Continue Reading »