Housing starts down 16% in Q1
Jerusalem only district with increased construction, showing a 12.7% rise over the previous year.
By NIV ELIS
Global agenda: VE Day
Governments are straining to save their financial systems and shore up their banks, and they are managing to do so – at least in the short term and at great cost.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
Israel’s growth rate expected to slow down
The International Monetary Fund predicts 3.8% growth for Israel in 2013 and 3.3% in 2014.
By RON DAGONI
Peres talks Iran in Vienna
Peres and Amano spent a considerable amount of time discussing the IAEA’s role as a leading professional organization in blocking Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
UN nuclear assembly votes down Arab push targeting Israel
IAEA rejects 51-43 Arab states' proposal singling out Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Arab states call on Israel to join global anti-nuclear weapons treaty
Iran says Israel's nuclear activities "threaten regional peace and security"; US officials: Nuclear arms-free Middle East will not be a reality until there is Arab-Israeli peace and Iran curbs its program.
UN: Efforts to bridge gaps between Israel, Arabs on nuclear issue have failed
Israeli officials: Arab-Israeli peace, Iranian nuclear cooperation must precede realizing vision of nuclear-free Middle East.
UN nuclear agency visits Sorek reactor, but Dimona out of bounds
Delegation commends Israel's high level of nuclear safety, but not allowed to visit site where nuclear weapons allegedly held.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Arab countries take aim at Israel's alleged nuclear arsenal
18 states call for Israel to be addressed at annual IAEA gathering; Israeli envoy to IAEA calls move "counterproductive."
Analysis: The good and the bad of Rohani’s election
Will Iran's president-elect prove to be a partner in advancing nuclear negotiations?; expert worries more moderate presentation will deter West from "effective response" to Teheran's foreign policies.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON