Survey says Israelis are, Davka, happy

By Nathan Jeffay, April 4, 2013

An international survey suggests that, far from the conventional view of Israelis as inveterate complainers, they are highly contented.

In the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Better Life Index, rating aspects of quality of life in member and affiliate countries, Israel came eighth out of 36 in the category of “satisfaction.”


Egypt’s liberal opposition faces wipeout

By John R Bradley, April 4, 2013

In 1974, the most famous heavyweight-boxing match in history took place, in which Muhammed Ali knocked out champion George Foreman in the eighth round. Ali adopted a masterful tactic, allowing Foreman to beat him until the former was so exhausted that he was able to land a punch that left Foreman flat on the canvas.


JFS entrepreneurs’ generation game for boys from Mill Hill

By Sandy Rashty, March 15, 2013

A Mill Hill-based father and son both set up successful businesses while at JFS, derailing from the traditional educational track.

JFS “boys” Andy and James Gilmore, 45 and 15, both established their own businesses because “we have the entrepreneurial flair from an early age,” explained the father of two.


Seeing for myself what has made Israel the genuine Start-Up Nation

By Lord Green, March 15, 2013

This government has made a priority of building economic relations between Britain and Israel. We believe that both countries can benefit from a stronger partnership, finding those areas where both countries are world leaders, and where together we can do amazing things.


Bilateral trade benefits from a taste of Israeli medicine

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2013

Demand for Israeli medicines in the UK helped take bilateral trade between the two countries to a record high in the last calendar year.


Israel will miss Fischer who kept the economy stable

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 31, 2013

The list of Stanley Fischer’s achievements over the eight years he served as Governor of the Bank of Israel is long and varied but they can be summarised in one line — Professor Fischer was both the responsible grown-up and respectable face of Israel’s economy, and the man who should take the credit for shielding the country from the global recession.


Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer resigns

By Anna Sheinman, January 29, 2013

The governor of the bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer, has submitted his resignation.

Mr Fischer, who was once tipped to lead the International Monetary Fund, has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he will be stepping down on June 30, The Bank of Israel has said.


Newcomers who built Britain’s future

By Derek Taylor, January 22, 2013

Not long ago I was talking to a social worker from Manchester. She was complaining that in her city there were families with three generations who were unemployed; grandfather, father and son. I said that wasn’t really a problem; the youngster should go where there was work and when he’d made enough money, send back for his father and grandfather.


Steinberg’s Vision to launch business festival

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 18, 2013

One of Liverpool’s leading Jewish figures has been tasked by the Prime Minister to deliver what is claimed to be the UK’s largest planned national business event since the 1950s.


HSBC fined £1.2bn over ‘Iran cash transfers’

By Anna Sheinman, December 11, 2012

HSBC is expected to pay £1.2bn to settle allegations that it allowed money to be moved to Iran and organisations with ‘terrorist’ links.

The anticipated $1.9bn settlement is higher than the $1.5bn US authorities warned it could take to settle the allegations made in a US Senate Homeland Security report in July this year.