Ran Dagoni Washington On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

US won’t defend West Bank settlements against boycotts

The US State Department has made clear that new trade legislation will not affect its policy on Israeli settlements over the 1967 lines. How prepared is the Obama administration to defend Israel against the More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Israel Among World’s Least Religious Countries

  Israel is one of the world’s least religious countries. Almost two-thirds of Israelis describe themselves as either not religious or convinced atheists, according to a WIN (Worldwide Independent More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast by .3% Despite Lower Oil Prices

  Despite the sharp drop in the price of oil, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its global economic growth forecast for 2015 from 3.8% to 3.5%, and for 2016 from 4% to 3.7%. The growth estimate More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Monday, January 12th, 2015

Tough choice for Bank Leumi US customers

American customers with unreported accounts will now find it costly to own up, but perhaps even more costly if they don’t. Bank Leumi and its overseas branches are continuing their feverish campaign More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Missile Defense Systems Boost US Aid to Israel to $3.7 Billion

Senior US legislators from both parties have submitted a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes $3.7 billion in aid to Israel in the 2015 fiscal year, which began October 1 2014. The entire amount of this More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

India cancels Israel Military Industries boycott – report

– US “Defense News” reports that the way is now open for IMI to win a battle tank development project. –   Without fanfare, India has retracted its 2009 boycott of Israel Military More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Thursday, September 11th, 2014

US Renews Israel Travel Warning

Even though the Gaza war has ended, the US State Department yesterday renewed its travel warning to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. The new warning replaces the travel warning posted on July 21 when Operation More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Israel Cautions US: No Leniency over Iran Nukes Despite Cooperation on ISIS

– The talks between the major powers and Iran to prevent the Ayatollahs regime from attaining nuclear weapons are returning to the center of Israeli-American discourse. The topic arose in conversations More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Report: Hamas Pays Gazans $2, 000 for Destroyed Homes

Hamas leaders have paid out $40 million in compensation to Gaza families that had their homes destroyed in Operation Protective Edge, the “New York Times” reports. Each family has received $2, More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

US Congress approves $225 million Iron Dome emergency aid

– The aid is for the production of interception missiles which cost $100, 000 each. –   Both US Houses of Congress yesterday approved a $225 million emergency aid package bill for Israel for More...

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