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Israelis Create ‘Electronic Guide Dog’ for the Blind (VIDEO)

Three students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Israel's Technion Institute of Technology have created an electronic device that could help blind people...

May 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Netanyahu Talks Israeli Technology in Japan

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Japan on Sunday, kicking off a four-day trip meant to strengthen the Israel-Japan relationship. Netanyahu's meetings during the visit are focusing on Israeli technological developments, particularly in...

Israel’s Chief Scientist Bringing Innovation Economy to Israeli Arabs With 200 Hours Start-Up Consulting, 85% R&D Funding (INTERVIEW)

The Israeli government is taking bold steps to integrate Israeli Arabs into the 'Start-Up Nation' by offering promising entrepreneurs and scientists 200 hours of free business consulting, plus research and development grants of up to...

Major Manhattan Real Estate Developer Seeks to Raise Money in Israel

Gary Barnett, the Manhattan real estate developer, is seeking to raise up to NIS 700 million ($200 million) through a bond issue on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Israel's Globes business daily reported on...

May 9, 2014 2:18 pm

Jewish Home for Elderly Joins Boycott of Sultan of Brunei’s Beverly Hills Hotel

The Reseda-based Jewish Home for the Aging has joined a protest against harsh new laws...

May 8, 2014 12:12 pm

Israel PM Netanyahu Awards Prize for Non-Profit Innovation to Appleseeds Academy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday awarded his Prize for Initiatives and Innovation...

May 7, 2014 2:06 pm

Ellen DeGeneres Buys Israeli Grandmothers Show Format; NBC Buys Spy Drama Based on Israeli Series

Ellen DeGeneres's production company, A Very Good Production, bought the rights to Israeli TV show...

May 7, 2014 1:47 pm

Israel’s Foreign Currency Reserves Reach Record $86 Billion at End-April

Israel's foreign currency reserves climbed to a record $86.5 billion at the end of April,...

May 6, 2014 9:33 am

Noble Energy to Sell Israel Gas to Egypt for Export

Bloomberg - Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) plans to sell gas from Israel's Tamar field to...

May 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Israelis Create ‘Electronic Guide Dog’ for the Blind (VIDEO)

Three students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Israel's Technion Institute of Technology have created an electronic device that could help blind people navigate...

May 12, 2014 3:26 pm

Netanyahu Talks Israeli Technology in Japan

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Japan on Sunday, kicking off a four-day trip meant to strengthen the Israel-Japan relationship. Netanyahu's meetings during...

May 11, 2014 3:01 pm

Israel’s Chief Scientist Bringing Innovation Economy to Israeli Arabs With 200 Hours Start-Up Consulting, 85% R&D Funding (INTERVIEW)

The Israeli government is taking bold steps to integrate Israeli Arabs into the 'Start-Up Nation' by offering promising entrepreneurs and scientists 200 hours of free...

May 11, 2014 12:01 pm

Major Manhattan Real Estate Developer Seeks to Raise Money in Israel

Gary Barnett, the Manhattan real estate developer, is seeking to raise up to NIS 700 million ($200 million) through a bond issue on the...

May 9, 2014 2:18 pm

Jewish Home for Elderly Joins Boycott of Sultan of Brunei’s Beverly Hills Hotel

The Reseda-based Jewish Home for the Aging has joined a protest against harsh new laws imposed in the southeast Asian state of Brunei by boycotting...

May 8, 2014 12:12 pm

Israel PM Netanyahu Awards Prize for Non-Profit Innovation to Appleseeds Academy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday awarded his Prize for Initiatives and Innovation for non-profits to Dafna Lifshitz, CEO of Appleseeds Academy, at...

May 7, 2014 2:06 pm

Ellen DeGeneres Buys Israeli Grandmothers Show Format; NBC Buys Spy Drama Based on Israeli Series

Ellen DeGeneres's production company, A Very Good Production, bought the rights to Israeli TV show The Gran Plan, which stars three grandmothers "who use their...

May 7, 2014 1:47 pm

Israel’s Foreign Currency Reserves Reach Record $86 Billion at End-April

Israel's foreign currency reserves climbed to a record $86.5 billion at the end of April, up $921 million from March, the Bank of Israel said. Reserves stood...

May 6, 2014 9:33 am

Noble Energy to Sell Israel Gas to Egypt for Export

Bloomberg - Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) plans to sell gas from Israel's Tamar field to Union Fenosa Gas SA for its liquefying facility in Egypt, enabling...

April 30, 2014 12:56 pm

Israeli Tech Companies Raise $643 Million in First Quarter 2014, Up 53% From 2013

Israeli technology companies raised $643 million in new capital in the first quarter, up 53 percent from the $439 million raised a year earlier, according...

April 23, 2014 1:33 pm

Starbucks in Talks to Buy Stake in Israel’s SodaStream

JNS.org - American global coffee giant Starbucks is reportedly in talks with the Israel-based SodaStream beverage-carbonation company to buy a 10-percent stake in the...

April 11, 2014 11:34 am

Survey: In 2013, 1,000 Start-Ups Founded in Israel; For Each Start-Up That Closes, Two More Launch

A survey of Israel's start-up eco-system revealed on Friday that 1,000 nascent ventures came to life in 2013, and for each that fails, two more...

April 6, 2014 9:33 am

Israel Chief Scientist to Host Innovation Conference for Arab, Bedouin, Circassian Communities

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and technology executives from Israel's Arab, Bedouin and Circassian Communities are expected to take part in a conference on Tuesday held by...

April 3, 2014 7:59 am

Israeli Mutual Funds Raise $2 Billion in March, Highest Inflow Since January 2002

The stock market rally in Israel has encouraged more investment in Tel Aviv's mutual fund industry, with NIS 7 billion ($2 billion) of inflows in...

Culture

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, By Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Son of ‘Sopranos’ Co-Star Arrested for Vandalizing SUNY Dorm Wi...

The son of actor Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti on HBO's mega-hit series “The Sopranos," was arrested on Wednesday...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister: International ‘War of Legal Attrition’...

A “war of legal attrition” is currently being waged against Israel by foreign entities, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the...

Middle East

Expert: Possibility of Hezbollah Obtaining Chemical, Biological Weapons Fro...

The possibility that Hezbollah is being equipped with chemical and biological weapons cannot be ruled out in principle, an expert...

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