European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, world powers’ lead negotiator with Iran, met with top officials in Tehran to build on efforts to parlay an interim nuclear deal into a final accord.
Marina Orenstein was used to being alone in the ladies room while serving in the Israeli army's 8200 intelligence corps, the vaunted unit that has spawned countless technology startups including Check Point Software Technologies.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington behind after tangling with President Barack Obama over Middle East peace efforts, to fly to the West Coast to promote a less contentious agenda: his country’s movies and technology.
This time last year, the chairman and chief executive officer of Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s biggest generic drugmaker, were foreigners. Miami billionaire Phillip Frost led the board and Jeremy Levin, a South African, was CEO. They were the first non- Israelis to hold those positions.