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US mayors seek bilateral cooperation

Mayors of five major American cities as well as senior policymakers are now in Israel on an education seminar that could lead to bilateral cooperation. The mission, sponsored by Project Interchange, is intended to provide these US leaders with a …

China-Israel conference on physics

Prominent researchers from China and Israel are taking part in a conference on condensed matter physics, starting tomorrow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This is the first collaboration of its kind with the …

Hollywood A-listers on cultural mission

It’s a who’s who list of actors, producers and television executives. From Patricia Arquette to Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Modine to Stephen Baldwin, a whopping 21 Hollywood bigwigs are now in Israel on a fact-finding cultural and political mission. The star-studded …

Better Place raises $200m

Electric car venture Better Place announced that it has secured $200 million through a Series C equity financing from a consortium of top-tier investors and partners. Since its founding in 2007, Shai Agassi’s start-up has raised more than $750 million …

Israeli doctor helps save Iranian woman

Senior physician Dr. Adi Weissbuch at Kaplan Medical Center recently helped save the life of an Iranian woman — by email. According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, an Iranian doctor contacted Weissbuch after reading an article he published …

Alona Tal cast in Crowe, Wahlberg film

Israeli actress Alona Tal has joined the cast of the new political thriller, Broken City, according to the Variety entertainment news site. Alona Tal (www.imdb.com) The Herzliya-born Tal and actress Natalie Martinez are the latest additions to a cast that …

Cavalli to open TLV Fashion Week

Cavalli to open TLV Fashion Week

Tel Aviv holds the title of being a fashionable city. Now, for the first time since the 1980s, this city by the sea is set to host a fashion week dedicated to showcasing local collections to international media. Tel Aviv …

BBC to tape Jerusalem Oud Festival

BBC Radio’s World Routes program has announced it will record selected concerts at this year’s 12th Jerusalem International Oud Festival, which gets underway this Thursday. Turkish vocalist Aynur makes her Israeli debut at the Jerusalem International Oud Festival. The British …

IsraAID to receive ‘Luminary Award’

IsraAID, the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, will be honored the ‘Luminary Award’ at the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry New York’s annual dinner on November 15 in New York City. IsraAID is being commended for its humanitarian …

Israel Cancer Fund posts record grants

In its efforts to eradicate cancer, the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) announced 69 new grants, totaling $2.48 million for the 2011/2012 funding year. “Israel has the world’s largest concentration of international scientists and physicians but insufficient funds to sponsor …