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Israeli Agricultural Technology to Gain Greater Access to India Farmers Through Centers of Excellence; 8 to Open in 2013, 29 by 2015 September 16, 2013 5:55 pm

Israeli Agricultural Technology to Gain Greater Access to India Farmers Through Centers of Excellence; 8 to Open in 2013, 29 by 2015

Israeli agricultural technology will gain greater access to farmers in India through a project...

Israel’s Teva Partners With UK’s Cancer Research Technology to Develop Cancer Drugs September 16, 2013 12:09 pm

Israel’s Teva Partners With UK’s Cancer Research Technology to Develop Cancer Drugs

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) and Cancer Research...

Tel Aviv University, China’s Tsinghua University to Create XIN Life Sciences Center in China September 13, 2013 5:39 pm

Tel Aviv University, China’s Tsinghua University to Create XIN Life Sciences Center in China

Tel Aviv University and China’s Tsinghua University signed a broad-reaching collaboration...

Turcas Petrol Proposes 470 KM, $2.5 Billion Pipeline to Connect Israel’s Leviathan Gas Well to Turkey September 13, 2013 5:30 pm

Turcas Petrol Proposes 470 KM, $2.5 Billion Pipeline to Connect Israel’s Leviathan Gas Well to Turkey

Turkish pipeline operator Turcas Petrol has proposed to develop and construct a $2.5 billion,...

Israeli Instant Messaging Start-up ‘fring’ Reportedly Acquired for $50 Million September 13, 2013 8:27 am

Israeli Instant Messaging Start-up ‘fring’ Reportedly Acquired for $50 Million

Israeli instant messaging start-up fring Ltd. was acquired by U.S. cloud communications...

Israeli Charities Profit from Google’s Waze Acquisition September 10, 2013 10:36 am

Israeli Charities Profit from Google’s Waze Acquisition

Google’s recent acquisition of Israeli navigation app Waze is a coup for the country’s...

World’s First ‘No Blood’ Glucose Monitor for Diabetics; Developed by Israeli Start-Up Cnoga Medical September 9, 2013 10:19 pm

World’s First ‘No Blood’ Glucose Monitor for Diabetics; Developed by Israeli Start-Up Cnoga Medical

Israel’s Cnoga Medical Ltd. has developed a blood glucose monitor for diabetics that...

Oil Discovered in Israel’s Yam 3 Offshore Field, Could Generate $11 Billion September 9, 2013 9:44 pm

Oil Discovered in Israel’s Yam 3 Offshore Field, Could Generate $11 Billion

Shemen Oil and Gas Resources Ltd. (TASE: SOG) has discovered oil at Israel’s Yam 3...

Moody’s Ratifies Israel’s A1 Credit Rating August 16, 2013 9:09 am

Moody’s Ratifies Israel’s A1 Credit Rating

International credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday confirmed Israel’s...

Israel Tourism to Break Records in August; El Al Surges to Q2 Profit, Orders 6 New 737s August 15, 2013 10:00 pm

Israel Tourism to Break Records in August; El Al Surges to Q2 Profit, Orders 6 New 737s

Tourism to Israel is set to break a record in August, with the increased traffic also boosting...

TIAA-CREF Confirms SodaStream Stock Holding in Latest Filing, Exposes BDS Fail August 15, 2013 11:42 am

TIAA-CREF Confirms SodaStream Stock Holding in Latest Filing, Exposes BDS Fail

TIAA-CREF, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund,...

Apple Buys Defunct Israeli TV Guide App Matcha.TV August 15, 2013 10:59 am

Apple Buys Defunct Israeli TV Guide App Matcha.TV

Apple Inc., the world’s largest technology company, has recently acquired defunct Israeli...

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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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