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Burger chain debuts SufganiKing hamburger for HanukkahBurger chain debuts SufganiKing hamburger for Hanukkah
12/7/2016
Burger King restaurants in Israel have introduced a special donut burger for the Hanukkah season.

Move Over, Uzi, Here Comes the Micro RONIMove Over, Uzi, Here Comes the Micro RONI
11/2/2016
The company is made up of professional shooters, members of the IDF elite reserved forces, counter terrorism, reconnaissance and commando units.

How Israel is saving the honeybeesHow Israel is saving the honeybees
10/17/2016
The international scourge of colony collapse disorder affects Israel’s bees less than in other countries, due to a variety of innovative strategies.

ReWalk tech to help stroke, MS victims get movingReWalk tech to help stroke, MS victims get moving
5/24/2016
Israeli-developed exoskeleton technology will be applied to help millions who can’t walk by themselves but are not paralyzed.

Dead Sea to Yield 7 Million Oil BarrelsDead Sea to Yield 7 Million Oil Barrels
5/1/2016
The Hatrurim oil and gas exploration license in the Dead Sea area contains an oil reservoir worth $321 million. Some oil has already been produced from the reservoir.

Another miracle from Israel? Prostate cancer cure in 20 minutesAnother miracle from Israel? Prostate cancer cure in 20 minutes  1/15/2016
Two Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel promise an almost miraculous cure, now in clinical trials at New York’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Top Israeli Cyber Expert Says NYSE Outage Likely an AttackTop Israeli Cyber Expert Says NYSE Outage Likely an Attack
7/9/2015
Prof. Danny Dolev of the Cyber Research Center at Hebrew University doubts official explanations for events at NYSE, WSJ, United Airlines.

Israeli bird gets feather transplant from German swiftIsraeli bird gets feather transplant from German swift
4/26/2015
Tina Steigerwald, a swift expert from Frankfurt, replaced eight feathers in a wounded bird that vets said was unlikely to return to the wild.

Gazelles return to Jerusalem valleyGazelles return to Jerusalem valley
3/29/2015
An unprecedented win over residential developers brings long-legged antelopes back to the country’s first urban nature reserve.

Can Technology Change the Lives of the Disabled?Can Technology Change the Lives of the Disabled?
3/27/2015
Physical therapists, innovators, and technologists meet in Tel Aviv to develop problem-solving machines for the handicapped.

Which Company Refuses Business with Israel, But Has 600 Stores in Muslim Countries?Which Company Refuses Business with Israel
3/22/2015
With so much unrest in the Middle East, one company in particular was caught bragging about their vast partnerships with many Muslim countries in the Middle East, around 600 to be exact.

Israeli Solar Power Technology to Light Up EthiopiaIsraeli Solar Power Technology to Light Up Ethiopia
1/16/2015
Ethiopia often suffers from blackouts due to its lack of power and two-thirds of the country’s citizens have no electricity.

Israeli Company's Vaccine Blocks 90% of Cancer TypesIsraeli Company's Vaccine Blocks 90% of Cancer Types
1/2/2015
Vaxil BioTherapeutics's ImMucin trains immune system to fight cancer cells and prevent the disease's return for early stages and remission.

Rockets falling? There’s an app for thatOperation Protective Edge
Rockets falling? There’s an app for that

7/10/2014
Six ways Israelis are using technology to get information about rocket attacks during Operation Protective Edge.

Israeli Researchers Synthesize Cancer-Fighting MoleculeIsraeli Researchers Synthesize Cancer-Fighting Molecule
5/20/2014
Hebrew University researchers have pinpointed the process by which tumors become resistant to cancer treatments, paving the way for significant changes in cancer-treating drugs.

Israeli discovery could reverse Alzheimer’s damageIsraeli discovery could reverse Alzheimer’s damage
5/18/2014
Tel Aviv University (TAU) professor has uncovered a protein that may protect brain cells from harm by dementia-based diseases.

Stern College Class Charity Campaign Goes ViralStern College Class Charity Campaign Goes Viral
5/12/2014
Class raises over $32,000 to make home wheelchair-accessible - all through the power of social media.

Israeli Company Literally 'Reinvents the Wheel'Israeli Company Literally 'Reinvents the Wheel'
5/4/2014
Revolutionary design enables wheelchairs to go down stairs, maneuver easily over rough terrain.

Google buys Israeli security start-up SlickLoginGoogle buys Israeli security start-up SlickLogin
2/16/2014
The Internet giant scoops up the early-stage venture and its intellectual property, which uses a novel sound-based approach to authenticate log-ins.

Meet the CuBox-I, Israel’s $45 PC marvelMeet the CuBox-I, Israel’s $45 PC marvel
9/23/2013
A company in northern Israel has developed what may be the next revolution in personal computing – a low-cost, low-power, highly capable computer.

Searching for privacy in an online worldsSearching for privacy in an online world
7/26/2013
Gabriel Weinberg’s fast-growing search engine DuckDuckGo promises ‘better answers, less spam’ — and knows nothing about you.

Scotsman crafts beer in Gush EtzionScotsman crafts beer in Gush Etzion
6/23/2013
Established four years ago by David Shire, originally from Glasgow, Lone Tree Brewery offers wide array of flavors to Israeli market.

Israeli Scientist: Virus Causing Bees to DisappearIsraeli Scientist: Virus Causing Bees to Disappear
6/17/2013
An Israeli scientists says that he has found the answer to a burning question: Where have all the bees gone?

Ancient Jewish Ritual Takes Over Dieting WorldAncient Jewish Ritual Takes Over Dieting World
6/14/2013
'The Fast Diet' closely resembles a spiritual tradition of serial fasting. Now the 5:2 diet is taking over the UK and the US.

'Extinct' Frog Appears in Israel'Extinct' Frog Appears in Israel
6/4/2013
An ‘extinct’ frog makes a comeback in Israel’s Hula Valley, becoming a unique ‘living fossil.' A change from archaeological finds.

Monumental Cone-Shaped Structure Found in Sea of GalileeMonumental Cone-Shaped Structure Found in Sea of Galilee
4/11/2013
Nautical archeologists think structure may have been built onshore and then submerged. The structure is definitely man-made.

TAU Research Team Discovers New Treatment for StrokeTAU Research Team Discovers New Treatment for Stroke
1/24/2013
Researchers Tel Aviv University have found a new treatment for stroke and other brain damage that can help even months after the event.

Israel beat back 43,999,999 and a half cyber attacksOperation Pillar of Defense
Israel beat back 43,999,999 and a half cyber attacks
   11/19/2012
Despite declarations by hacker group Anonymous that it would disable the government’s IT infrastructure, websites have been largely immune.

Eat This and Take Years Off Your AgeEat This and Take Years Off Your Age
7/6/2012
We cannot reverse the aging process, but we can slow it down by eating the right kinds of food and living healthfully.

Looking Asperger’s Syndrome in the EyeLooking Asperger’s Syndrome in the Eye
2/25/2012
Asperger’s Syndrome was first described in the 1940s by an Austrian pediatrician, Hans Asperger, who noticed that he had many patients who were deficient in social and communicative skills.

Trial tests heart attack drug in fieldTrial tests heart attack drug in field
2/21/2012
Clinical trial will help determine if either the drugs amiodarone or lidocaine may help prevent death.

Another Gas Discovery for Delek, Noble Energy!Another Gas Discovery for Delek, Noble Energy!
2/5/2012
Noble Energy and the Delek Group announced on Sunday another significant discovery of a natural gas field off the coast of Haifa.

Ecologists aim to save endangered fishEcologists aim to save endangered fish
2/2/2012
Known scientifically as Nemacheilus dori, the fish are found only in Israel and exclusively in waters of a tiny wetland reserve.

Birdwatchers Warbling: Firecrest SightedBirdwatchers Warbling: Firecrest Sighted
12/18/2011
Flame-topped firecrest sighted in Israel for first time ever, in Golan Heights.

Technology to Reverse 'Curse of Babel?'Technology to Reverse 'Curse of Babel?'
12/6/2011
An Israeli company has developed technology that allows people speaking different languages to talk to and understand each other.

'Extinct' frog hops back into north Israel'Extinct' frog hops back into north Israel
11/20/2011
Hula Painted Frog seen for first time in 50 years. 'Now we have a second chance to preserve the species,' says Nature and Parks Authority official.

Israeli Daniel Schechtman Wins 2011 Nobel Prize in ChemistryIsraeli Daniel Schechtman Wins 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
10/5/2011
Israeli scientist Daniel Schechtman has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals in nature.

Israeli cardiologists detail what to eat for a healthy heartIsraeli cardiologists detail what to eat for a healthy heart
5/5/2011
A low carbohydrate diet - in which 30-40 percent of the calories are from carbohydrates, is safe to healthy overweight people and effective in reducing weight.

Israeli Company Sees Future In Floating Solar PanelsIsraeli Company Sees Future In Floating Solar Panels
5/4/2011
Israel's Solaris Synergy is one of several companies making renewable energy history as it moves into the future with floating solar panels.

Jerusalem Goes Pink for Breast CancerJerusalem Goes Pink for Breast Cancer
10/29/2010
Jerusalem was lit in pink this week as the city marked Breast Cancer Week. Susan G. Komen for the Cure partnered with the City of Jerusalem and Hadassah for these events.

Israel Starts Drilling In Huge Natural Gas DiscoveryIsrael Starts Drilling In Huge Natural Gas Discovery
10/19/2010
Israel is transforming from an energy importing nation to an energy exporter, thanks to two huge natural gas discoveries in its coastal waters.

Nano-Particles Shaped Like Star of David FoundNano-Particles Shaped Like Star of David Found
9/20/2010
A new type of nanoparticle resembling the Star of David (Magen David), has been discovered by researchers at Hebrew U could lead to applications in medicine and clean energy.

Scientists Discover a New Type of SupernovaScientists Discover a New Type of Supernova
5/23/2010
Israeli scientists, working with their counterparts in the US, Germany, and elsewhere, have discovered what appears to be a third type of supernova.

Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off IsraelScientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel
5/12/2010
The appearance of the grey whale off the coast of Israel, is the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in hundreds of years.

Israel ‘Spreads Light to the Nations’ with New Citrus FruitIsrael ‘Spreads Light to the Nations’ with New Citrus Fruit
1/11/2010
Israeli researchers developed and patented the new species, and citrus growers expect to export 30,000 tons of the easy-to-peel and seedless variety this season.

Significant Quantities’ of Oil Discovered in Center of IsraelSignificant Quantities’ of Oil Discovered in Center of Israel
12/24/2009
Significant quantities of oil were found in a well in the area of Rosh HaAyin, a city located east of Tel Aviv on the western edge of Samaria.

Israel Saves Wild Jordanian EagleIsrael Saves Wild Jordanian Eagle
11/3/2009
A conscientous Jordanian citizen appeared at the Israeli border last week with an injured eagle, hoping veterinarians in the Jewish State could save its life.

Siemens Invests $15 Million in Negev-Area Solar Power CompanySiemens Invests $15 Million in Negev-Area Solar Power Company
9/8/2009
In what amounts to the largest foreign investment in Israeli solar energy development, Siemens is investing $15 million in the Arava Power Company.

Israel Rescues Baby Deer from Arab CaptorsIsrael Rescues Baby Deer from Arab Captors
8/17/2009
The deer now is safe in the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo but will not be able to return to nature because of the captivity.

Israeli Drug Exports Up 23% Despite Global Financial WoesIsraeli Drug Exports Up 23% Despite Global Financial Woes
6/23/2009
The global financial crisis has had a paradoxical effect on Israel's pharmaceutical industry: exports were up by 23% in the first quarter of 2009.

Negev ‘Pavement’ Earth’s Oldest SurfaceNegev ‘Pavement’ Earth’s Oldest Surface
5/6/2009
The Negev Desert contains pavement that dates back 1.8 million years, making it the Earth’s oldest surface, according to Hebrew University scientists.

Israel Monitoring Swine Flu ThreatIsrael Monitoring Swine Flu Threat
4/26/2009
Israeli health officials are monitoring an outbreak of swine flu that has swept across Mexico, killing at least 68 people and sickening more than 1,000 others.

Weizmann scientists see largest ever exploding starWeizmann scientists see largest ever exploding star
3/24/2009
Star the size of 50 suns collapsed in on itself, resulting in a massive black hole. Continued observation revealed that only a small part of the star's mass was flung off in the explosion.

UN: Israel #1 World Leader in Water RecyclingUN: Israel #1 World Leader in Water Recycling
3/23/2009
Despite Israel's constant struggle to maintain a sufficient water supply – or perhaps because of it – Israel was named the world's most efficient recycled water user.

Keeping the arteries of the heart clearKeeping the arteries of the heart clear
3/22/2009
Not all coronary stent implantations are successful today, with many patients experiencing a reblockage of the artery. Hebrew University researchers aim to change that.

Israeli firm develops unique solar energy systemIsraeli firm develops unique solar energy system
3/11/2009
Israeli ingenuity and invention could produce a global revolution in electricity generation. Aora Solar, has developed a hybrid solar thermal power plant.

Galilee Rivers Flowing Again; Orchards Won't be Cut DownGalilee Rivers Flowing Again; Orchards Won't be Cut Down
3/9/2009
The Dan River is flowing again, and an emergency plan to massively uproot orchards for lack of water has been shelved.

Gas Drilling Begins Off Hadera CoastGas Drilling Begins Off Hadera Coast
3/9/2009
The company which discovered abundant gas reserves off the coast of Haifa in January has begun drilling in a new site, west of Hadera.

Israeli Netafim to supply irrigation system to Peru for $22 million
3/3/2009
Israeli water solutions company Netafim signs deal with Peruvian company Maple Energy to supply services for large-scale sugar cane project to create ethanol as alternative energy source.

Israel Discovers Gas!
1/18/2009
The Houston-based Noble Energy company, drilling for Israel’s Delek fuel company, announced that it has discovered a huge deposit of natural gas near Haifa.

The first solar kibbutz
12/22/2008
Kibbutz Reim in western Negev to be first ever community to rely entirely on solar energy for domestic consumption; 130 solar panels to be placed on all buildings in place, excess electricity to be sold to Electric Company.

US and Israel cooperate on new Beersheva tech park
12/5/2008
When completed, the new Advanced Technologies Park will be over 1 million square feet in size, and is expected to house companies such as Deutsche Telecom, as well as start-up companies.

EWA squeezes drinking water from thin air
11/7/2008
It sounds like a far-fetched idea, but it's actually thousands of years old. It was mentioned in the Bible and in ancient Jewish prayers, and archaeologists still find the stones Israelite farmers used thousands of years ago.

Israeli Scientists Probe the Secret of Creation
9/10/2008
A group of 40 Israeli scientists joined their counterparts from around the world in Geneva this week to break ground in one of the largest scientific projects ever attempted.

Pioneering 'Green Energy' at a Dairy Farm in the Negev
8/27/2008
A Negev couple has pioneered the commercial production of “green energy” on a farm in Ramat HaNegev. Orit and Moshe Teneh have built the first 50-kilowatt solar energy system in Israel.

Zionism and the Environment: A New Mitzvah
8/18/2008
The environment receives attention from activists, musicians, and politicians, but in Israel, there’s a new religious Zionist bent.

Israeli Breakthrough in Solar Thermal Energy
6/27/2008
An Israeli entrepreneur is using the Negev to test a solar thermal power system that may be able to power more than half a million homes.

'Israeli technology may offer cheap solar power'
6/13/2008
A team of Americans and Israelis launched an experimental solar technology plant Thursday in Israel's Negev Desert.

Date Tree Sprouts from 2000-Year-Old Seed Found on Masada
6/13/2008
A 2,000-year-old seed found at the top of the wind-swept desert fortress of Masada is now almost 4 feet tall and growing strong.

The Life-Transforming Diet
4/4/2008
Based on health and psychological principles of Maimonides and other classical Jewish sources.

Israeli Research Shows Cannabidiol May Slow Alzheimer's Disease
3/14/2008
An Israeli researcher has found that a non-psychoactive component of cannabis may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

And Out of Zion Shall Come Forth the Electric Car
1/24/2008
Israel will introduce electric cars and the infrastructure necessary to make them a viable alternative to oil-consuming vehicles within the next three years.

And Out of Zion Will Come the World's First Nano-Torah
12/26/2007
Out of Zion has come the world’s tiniest Bible, engraved in gold on silicon, to illustrate the science of nanotechnology.

Natural relief for prostate enlargement
12/18/2007
A new Israeli company appears to have found a natural, safe and effective relief for a widespread, but often hushed up, ailment: enlargement of the prostate.

Israeli scientists hope to get a date after 2000 years
06/13/2005
Israeli researchers have germinated a sapling date palm from 2,000-year-old seeds found on Masada, saying their research could benefit future generations.


 


 
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