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Turkish Energy Minister: ‘Turkey is Interested in Israeli Gas’ October 31, 2013 10:42 am

Turkish Energy Minister: ‘Turkey is Interested in Israeli Gas’

Turkey is interested in playing a large role in exporting Israel’s gas deposits, Turkish...

Israeli Architect Claims Google Stole His Invention Potentially Worth $120 Billion Annually October 30, 2013 5:36 pm

Israeli Architect Claims Google Stole His Invention Potentially Worth $120 Billion Annually

Israeli-American architect Eli Attia, who designed some of Tel Aviv’s tallest buildings,...

Tel Aviv Stock Market Shows Record Inflows, Best Month in Nine Years October 28, 2013 4:21 pm

Tel Aviv Stock Market Shows Record Inflows, Best Month in Nine Years

Equity funds invested in Israel’s stock market raised a net NIS 880 million ($250 million)...

Israel Seeks to Keep U.S. Energy Investors ‘Satisfied’ as Natural Gas Biz Prepares for Boom October 24, 2013 9:35 pm

Israel Seeks to Keep U.S. Energy Investors ‘Satisfied’ as Natural Gas Biz Prepares for Boom

Israel wants to keep U.S. energy companies that support the country’s nascent offshore...

Israel-Canadian Consortium Unveils System to Monitor Reservoirs for Terrorist Poisoning October 24, 2013 4:54 pm

Israel-Canadian Consortium Unveils System to Monitor Reservoirs for Terrorist Poisoning

An Israeli-Canadian consortium unveiled a system to monitor water reservoirs for terrorist...

Israel Start-Up Outbrain Raises Additional $35 Million for Content Recommendation Engine October 23, 2013 3:20 pm

Israel Start-Up Outbrain Raises Additional $35 Million for Content Recommendation Engine

Israeli start-up content recommendation developer Outbrain has raised another round of cash,...

Israel Defense Forces to Develop Drone Submarines, Market Expected to Reach $2 Billion October 17, 2013 9:55 pm

Israel Defense Forces to Develop Drone Submarines, Market Expected to Reach $2 Billion

The department within Israel’s Ministry of Defense, tasked with developing next generation...

Israel’s Insuline, Johnson & Johnson to Test Market Device for Diabetics in Germany October 17, 2013 10:47 am

Israel’s Insuline, Johnson & Johnson to Test Market Device for Diabetics in Germany

Israeli medical device developer Insuline Medical Ltd. will test market a tool to improve...

House of Mendelsohn: Jon Joins Lords, Nicola Leads Facebook to Israel October 17, 2013 9:06 am

House of Mendelsohn: Jon Joins Lords, Nicola Leads Facebook to Israel

This has been a big week for the Mendelsohns of London, what with Jon being introduced to...

Israeli Tech Entrepreneurs Get 30 Seconds to Pitch Their Start-Ups in Wall Street Journal (VIDEO) October 16, 2013 3:02 pm

Israeli Tech Entrepreneurs Get 30 Seconds to Pitch Their Start-Ups in Wall Street Journal (VIDEO)

Israeli hi-tech district. The Wall Street Journal’s ’30-Second Pitch’...

Facebook VP on Onavo Buy: ‘Amazed’ by Talent in Israel October 16, 2013 2:46 pm

Facebook VP on Onavo Buy: ‘Amazed’ by Talent in Israel

Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa,...

Onavo Investors Earn 10x Profit With Facebook Buyout; Founders Make $50 Million October 15, 2013 11:10 pm

Onavo Investors Earn 10x Profit With Facebook Buyout; Founders Make $50 Million

Investors in Israeli app maker Onavo stand to earn 10-times their initial investment with...

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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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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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  • Europe Relationships Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less satisfied in their personal relationships than other couples, Britain’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “All the research is that individuals who have an interest in psychology or spirituality or who practice something like Kaballah (the branch of Jewish mysticism popularized by Madonna) are less likely to have satisfactory relationships,” he said. “A lifetime spent doing self-improvement workshops can just be a case of someone running away from reality.” [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    He’s a 6’7″ Jewish freestyle rapper who roams the streets of New York delivering his rhymes to unsuspecting passersby. Te’Devan, who calls himself the “6’7″ Jew who will rap for you” was recently profiled by the Gothamist blog. In a video posted Monday on YouTube, as part of the website’s No Your City eight-part series created by Nicolas Heller, Te’Devan is seen rapping about “not trying to conform to the status quo” and his mission to “be what I’m supposed to be.” [...]

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