Up & Down the Street
Let me get one thing straight: I was predisposed to cheer for Oramed Pharmaceuticals, a tiny Jerusalem-based drug developer that has been working on an orally ingested insulin pill for more than a decade. That’s one of the holy grails of disease management, with a potential market of nearly $20 billion per year.
There has been much talk lately about the potential of a dangerous real estate bubble in Israel’s cities.
The Observer’s Laura Kusisto asked last week if Israel — where foreign buyers of luxury properties have not only rapidly and substantially driven up the cost of housing, but have created a fragile market — Read More
Israel is the fastest growing real estate market in the world right now. Foreign investors — including many a New Yorker — are snapping up property in the often troubled paradise. But that might be a mistake.
Global Property Guide ranked Israel the hottest housing market for the last two years. In the Read More
Danièle Thompson’s Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d’Orchestre), from a screenplay by Ms. Thompson and her son, Christopher Thompson (in French with English subtitles), plays out as a perky Parisian Right Bank boulevard comedy with more than the usual traumatically life-altering situations among the self-consciously arty types who frequent the tony neighborhood. Ms. Thompson has said that Read More
At 10 a.m. Mayor Bloomberg will tour parts of Sderot in Israel with a pool report to be filed by Michael Saul of the Daily News.
At 10:45 a.m. Bloomberg will announce renovation of Jerusalem’s main ambulance center and blood bank, in Jerusalem.
At noon, Councilman Leroy Comrie will introduce a resolution at City Hall Read More
A founding father and jet-setter, a kibbutznik and a bon vivant, a secular man in an Orthodox city, a Labor Party loyalist in a Likud stronghold, a dove among hawks, a cosmopolitan in the land of the shtetl, and a Zionist who tried to nudge Arab and Jew into peaceful co-existence—the Teddy Kollek I knew Read More
Last night Brit Tzedek, a group that opposes the Israel lobby from within the Jewish community, staged a presentation by two members of Combatants for Peace, an organization of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters working for a two-state solution. About 60 people turned out in the basement of Read More
What an irony, that a war advanced by many as an alternative to forging a peace in Jerusalem—indeed who saw it as a clean break from such negotiations—has had the opposite effect.
And how revealing, that in seizing on the Golan provision of the report as one of its greatest challenges, Tim Russert and Andrea Read More
JERUSALEM, Israel—I’ve never been a war correspondent, and this failing has sometimes gnawed at me, say when I am watching Christiane Amanpour. Oh, I could do that, I think, and feel a little wave of inadequacy. Finally, my chance came: I’d traveled to Israel on a personal project, and war had begun in Lebanon and Read More