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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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  • Blogs Features Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    JNS.org – About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she’s attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader were the stars of this […]

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  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

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  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

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