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Newly Patented Underwater Hotel Eyes Red Sea Resort in Israel December 7, 2015 2:22 pm

Newly Patented Underwater Hotel Eyes Red Sea Resort in Israel

Florida-based Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel recently received a US patent for a fully submerged...

Israel Easing Visa Restrictions for Foreign Entrepreneurs November 18, 2015 8:33 am

Israel Easing Visa Restrictions for Foreign Entrepreneurs

The percentage of foreign employees in Tel Aviv startups is far below global and Silicon...

Israel Venture Activist Jon Medved: China Could Invest Up to $1 Billion in Israeli Tech This Year August 14, 2015 5:58 pm

Israel Venture Activist Jon Medved: China Could Invest Up to $1 Billion in Israeli Tech This Year

China could be investing up to $1 billion in Israeli tech this year, OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved...

Iconic Israeli Entrepreneur Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success July 30, 2015 3:45 pm

Iconic Israeli Entrepreneur Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

Legendary Israeli investor Yossi Vardi credited his success in Israel’s lucrative start-up...

Veil of Secrecy Surrounds Apple’s CEO Tim Cook’s Trip to Israel February 16, 2015 10:13 pm

Veil of Secrecy Surrounds Apple’s CEO Tim Cook’s Trip to Israel

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took a secret trip to Israel this weekend, arriving in the Jewish...

Syria Fighting Stalls Golan Apple Harvest Shipment to Syria September 12, 2014 2:12 am

Syria Fighting Stalls Golan Apple Harvest Shipment to Syria

For the second year in a row, Israeli Jewish and Druze apple growers on the Golan Heights...

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...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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