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Livni among 150 fearless women

Opposition Chairwoman Tzipi Livni is Israel’s only entry on Newsweek and the Daily Beast‘s “150 women who shake the world” list.  “They’re starting revolutions, opening schools and fostering a brave new generation. From Detroit to Kabul these women are making …

EBay set to expand activity in Israel

Retail giant eBay has officially announced the establishment of eBay Israel and is looking into the possibility of launching a Hebrew website, according to a Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper report. The internet consumer company said it will unite its two activity …

Doctors save Ethiopian girl’s life

Israeli doctors from the Eye from Zion organization removed a large tumor from the eye of a 10-year-old Ethiopian girl thereby saving her life. The Israeli team of physicians and volunteers first met the girl, Kavda Imsak, while on a …

Tel Aviv ‘Hackathon’ spawns new ideas

Tel Aviv ‘Hackathon’ spawns new ideas

More than 70 Israelis with out-of-the-box ideas assembled at Hackathon Israel, a March 2 event organized by the (very) young entrepreneurs Ben Lang, Nir Kouris, Michael Shurp and Kfir Bendet of Innovation Israel, whose stated vision is “to share the …

Israeli pastry chef whips up success

Rugelach, bubka and chocolate balls are readily available at bakeries throughout Israel. So, what happens when an Israeli pastry chef opens a home-style bakery in New York City? Success, of course. Zohar Zohar, a 40-year-old pastry chef who logged long …

Shaker, NBA score All-Star slam dunk

Israeli startup Shaker teamed up with the NBA to host fans in the basketball league’s first-ever online arena. The Shaker-NBA partnership offered fans from around the world a chance to interact, chat, watch exclusive interviews and highlights, and test one …

Buffett praises Iscar

American business magnate Warren Buffett highlighted Iscar in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, calling the Israeli company one of “the fabulous five. ”   “Iscar, our 80 percent-owned cutting-tools operation, continues to amaze us,” he wrote in the company’s …

Senior Indian clergy in Israel

A senior Christian delegation from India, including two cardinals, is now in Israel on a week-long pilgrimage. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism Senior Christian leaders from India tour in Israel. Delegation members include Oswald Gracias, Cardinal Archbishop of …

Israel eyes FFTH super-fast Internet

Israel Electric Corp (IEC) has received four bids for a super-fast fiber optic Internet network aimed at upgrading the country’s telecoms landscape. A Reuters article named Sweden’s Viaeurope, Elbit Systems, BATM Advanced Communications and RAPAC Communications and Infrastructure as the …

Benny Landa’s top secret ink

Newspaper reports and online blogs point to the upcoming drupa international trade fair as the place to be for a first look at what is being dubbed ‘Benny Landa’s secret ink.’ With over 700 patents to his name, Israel’s Landa …