October 4, 2009 |
As someone who invests in the Israeli economy, I know firsthand that Israel's strength lies in its educated workforce. It used to be said that to make a small fortune in Israel, you needed a large one. That is simply not true anymore. Israel's economy is ripe for investors seeking a strong return. But there is an impediment to continued economic growth in Israel: the current dynamic of strong state support for ultra-Orthodox regulations. Today, Israel's economic and overall security is under threat from the increased hold that the ultra-Orthodox, or Haredim, have on religion for Jews in Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1989 |
Los Angeles police raided two smoking paraphernalia stores in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday and seized about two pounds of a reputed cocaine substitute, a prescription anesthetic on sale in bottles labeling it "air freshener," authorities said. An employee of one of the stores, who sold undercover officers small quantities of the "Milky Trails" air freshener, was arrested, and police said they were investigating the illegal sale and use of the drug, tetracaine hydrochloride.
August 12, 1991 |
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have voluntarily joined the Israeli army for the first time in the history of the Jewish state, Israel television said Sunday. Ultra-Orthodox Jews are exempt from the mandatory three years of military service for 18-year-old Israeli men so that they can study in religious seminaries.
September 1, 1989 |
The Cajun craze may have fizzled, but why should Creole restaurants suffer? Harold and Belle's, a 20-year old restaurant in the Crenshaw district, features Louisiana-bred food to eat-in or take-out . . . and no blackened you-know-what. Partners Harold LeGaux and Al Honore are both descended from that scrumptious part of the world where French, Spanish, Portuguese and African recipes combined with indigenous ingredients (oysters, catfish, clams, shrimp) to form a New World cuisine, i.e.
November 1, 2000
UltraLink, a Costa Mesa manager of Web-enabled employee benefits administration, said Tuesday that Philip Hashway has been promoted to president. The company said in a news release that Hashway, a former senior director for Compaq Computer Corp., will continue as chief operating officer of the operation created by the July merger of UltraLink and IBenefits Inc. in El Segundo. Hashway also had been worldwide service logistics director for Dell Computer Corp.
July 19, 2000
UltraLink, a Costa Mesa provider of health plan management services, completed its merger with IBenefits Inc., an El Segundo provider of Web-based employee benefits. Financial terms were not disclosed. All employees of the two companies are expected to retain their jobs, the companies said Tuesday.
March 26, 2004 |
Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif., which makes equipment for computer chip manufacturers, rose modestly in their trading debut Thursday. The stock (ticker symbol: UCTT) closed at $7.50, up 50 cents, or 7%, from the initial public offering price for the 6 million shares sold. Ultra Clean makes systems that deploy gases used in semiconductor-manufacturing. It reported net income of $180,000 on revenue of $77.5 million last year.
January 31, 1994 |
Senate candidate and Iran-Contra scandal figure Oliver L. North on Sunday charged that an "arrogant army of ultra-feminists" dominates U.S. politics. North, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination in Virginia, also said any President has a right to conceal covert actions from Congress.
May 25, 1996 |
Ultra-Orthodox Jews returning from prayers for the Shavuot holiday rioted in Arab areas of the city on Friday, smashing cars and overturning stands. In keeping with the holiday's tradition, thousands of Jews worshiped all night Thursday at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine. When the prayer sessions ended on Friday morning, several hundred worshipers turned on Arab residents of Jerusalem's walled Old City, smashing several cars and overturning produce stalls.
May 16, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of young ultra-Orthodox men protested Thursday night against a government proposal to, for the first time, draft them into the military. More than 20,000 protesters gathered at an Israel Defense Forces recruiting office in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem. Some threw stones at police and set garbage cans on fire, according to a police spokesman. Others carried signs condemning government “edicts” and saying, “Your fate is in your hands.” “We say 'no' to the enlistment of yeshiva students, even if all of us will be forced to go to jail en masse," protest spokesman Pini Rosenberg told the Israeli news website Ynet.