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The Israeli Start-Up Behind the Hottest Viral Videos on the Web (VIDEO) August 28, 2014 11:02 pm

The Israeli Start-Up Behind the Hottest Viral Videos on the Web (VIDEO)

An Israeli Start-up, Cat2See, which sells a gadget that allows pet owners to view, feed, play...

Israel Tax Chief: Gaza Operation Cost NIS 4.5 Billion So Far August 5, 2014 11:23 am

Israel Tax Chief: Gaza Operation Cost NIS 4.5 Billion So Far

Israel Tax Authority Director Moshe Asher said Operation Protective Edge is estimated to...

Israel and Japan Sign R&D Cooperation Agreement July 9, 2014 4:18 pm

Israel and Japan Sign R&D Cooperation Agreement

JNS.org – Israel signed a research and development (R&D) cooperation agreement with...

Israel’s Leviathan Strikes $30 Billion Gas Deal With U.K.’s BG Group June 30, 2014 10:45 am

Israel’s Leviathan Strikes $30 Billion Gas Deal With U.K.’s BG Group

JNS.org - Partners in Israel’s Leviathan natural gas field have signed a non-binding...

Israeli Bio-Tech in Nasdaq IPO; Miracle White Blood Cell Injection Can Save Diabetics From Gangrene (VIDEO) June 26, 2014 11:38 am

Israeli Bio-Tech in Nasdaq IPO; Miracle White Blood Cell Injection Can Save Diabetics From Gangrene (VIDEO)

Petah Tikva, Israel-based MacroCure Ltd. filed a prospectus to raise up to $300 million...

Israeli Hedge Fund IT Co Financial Algorithms Reportedly Target of $4 Billion Takeover Bid June 26, 2014 10:31 am

Israeli Hedge Fund IT Co Financial Algorithms Reportedly Target of $4 Billion Takeover Bid

Financial Algorithms, an Israeli information technology company that creates trading algorithms...

Dutch Pension Fund PGGM Reportedly Regrets Divesting From Israeli Markets June 20, 2014 11:52 am

Dutch Pension Fund PGGM Reportedly Regrets Divesting From Israeli Markets

Dutch pension fund giant PGGM now regrets a decision in January to divest from five Israeli...

U.S. and Israel Discuss Advancing Economic Cooperation June 18, 2014 12:57 pm

U.S. and Israel Discuss Advancing Economic Cooperation

JNS.org – U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew met with Israeli economic leaders on...

Google’s Eric Schmidt Says Tel Aviv Close Second to Silicon Valley – ‘Nowhere in the World is Comparable’ June 18, 2014 12:54 pm

Google’s Eric Schmidt Says Tel Aviv Close Second to Silicon Valley – ‘Nowhere in the World is Comparable’

Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt on Monday told a group of Israeli entrepreneurs in Tel Aviv...

Israel’s Phinergy Tests 1,100-Mile Range Electric Car; Aluminum-Air Battery System (VIDEO) June 17, 2014 10:21 am

Israel’s Phinergy Tests 1,100-Mile Range Electric Car; Aluminum-Air Battery System (VIDEO)

Israeli start-up Phinergy Ltd. is road testing a 1,100-mile range electric car based on...

At Paris Military Expo, Israel Brings Solutions for Assymetrical Warfare June 17, 2014 10:18 am

At Paris Military Expo, Israel Brings Solutions for Assymetrical Warfare

At the Eurosatory 2014 military expo in Paris, 30 Israeli defense companies, a record for...

Israeli Defense Ministry Gets $289 Million Budget Increase June 17, 2014 9:35 am

Israeli Defense Ministry Gets $289 Million Budget Increase

JNS.org – The budget dispute between the Israeli defense and finance ministries was settled...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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