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IBM to Buy Israeli Company for $630 Million August 15, 2013 8:34 am

IBM to Buy Israeli Company for $630 Million

JNS.org – Technology giant IBM announced Thursday that it plans to acquire Israeli security...

Report: Tel Aviv’s ‘Silicon Wadi’ Follows Silicon Valley as #2 Top City for Tech Start-Ups August 13, 2013 10:02 am

Report: Tel Aviv’s ‘Silicon Wadi’ Follows Silicon Valley as #2 Top City for Tech Start-Ups

Ynet – The Boston Globe has named Tel Aviv the world’s second best city for tech...

Israel Aerospace Industries Marketing ‘Pre-Owned’ Kfir Fighter Jets to Eastern Europe, Latin America August 7, 2013 10:49 am

Israel Aerospace Industries Marketing ‘Pre-Owned’ Kfir Fighter Jets to Eastern Europe, Latin America

Israel Aerospace Industries is seeking to market its Kfir fighter jet, originally designed...

AOL Pays $405 Million for Israeli-Founded Adap.tv August 7, 2013 10:39 am

AOL Pays $405 Million for Israeli-Founded Adap.tv

American internet giant AOL announced plans Wednesday to fully acquire Adap.tv, a video advertising...

Former ThyssenKrupp Chairman Who Saved Hundreds of Jewish Oil Workers During Holocaust, Dies at 99 August 1, 2013 1:27 pm

Former ThyssenKrupp Chairman Who Saved Hundreds of Jewish Oil Workers During Holocaust, Dies at 99

ThyssenKrupp, one of the world’s largest steel companies, said that former chairman...

Construction of Israel’s Tallest Tower, 80 Stories, Approved for Tel Aviv July 31, 2013 11:01 am

Construction of Israel’s Tallest Tower, 80 Stories, Approved for Tel Aviv

Construction of an 80-floor tower complex was approved on Wednesday by the Tel Aviv municipality,...

Start-Up Nation: TaKaDu and Netafim Apply Israeli Ingenuity to Improve Global Water Use July 30, 2013 12:04 pm

Start-Up Nation: TaKaDu and Netafim Apply Israeli Ingenuity to Improve Global Water Use

Israeli start-ups TaKaDu and Netafim are bringing the country’s ingenuity and experience...

Diamonds Stolen From Leviev in Cannes Heist Now Valued at $136 Million July 30, 2013 7:48 am

Diamonds Stolen From Leviev in Cannes Heist Now Valued at $136 Million

Associated Press – Wearing a scarf to mask his face, the gunman sneaked into the posh...

Israel Social Media Genealogy Co Uses Internet to Match Stolen Holocaust Property to Original Jewish Owners July 29, 2013 7:50 am

Israel Social Media Genealogy Co Uses Internet to Match Stolen Holocaust Property to Original Jewish Owners

Daily News / AP – When Cati Holland checked her email a few weeks ago, she was surprised...

Israel’s Cabinet Approves 5-Year, NIS 500 Million Negev Desert Development Plan July 14, 2013 11:24 am

Israel’s Cabinet Approves 5-Year, NIS 500 Million Negev Desert Development Plan

Israel’s government cabinet on Sunday approved a 2013-2017 national Negev development...

Israel, China Move Closer to Free Trade Agreement with Survey July 9, 2013 10:50 am

Israel, China Move Closer to Free Trade Agreement with Survey

Israel and China have moved closer to a bilateral free trade partnership, agreeing to hold...

Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’: Samsung Pays Tens of Millions for Israeli Internet Streaming Company Boxee July 4, 2013 2:21 pm

Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’: Samsung Pays Tens of Millions for Israeli Internet Streaming Company Boxee

Another “Silicon Wadi” start-up was acquired by a multinational group on Thursday, with...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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