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1+4 = 5 Israeli medals

Israeli high school students won five medals — one gold and four bronze — at this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Amsterdam. The medal haul pushed Israel up 30 spots in the global ranking to the 23rd place out …

Israel’s Waze signs ABC deal

Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze has signed a deal with ABC’s local channel in Los Angeles that will help motorists avoid traffic congestion. Waze founder Uri Levine said his company doubled its customer base in the past six months …

Israeli designer wins top fashion award

Niran Avisar may not be a household name just yet, but after his magnificent win at the International Talent Support ‘ITS#Ten’ contest in Italy earlier this month it’s a name the fashion world will hear again. Avisar, a student at …

BGU mathematician wins EU grant

Dr. Barak Weiss, a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev mathematician, has been selected to receive a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2011. Considered Europe’s most prestigious research awards, the ERC Grants were initiated in 2007 as …

Israeli glass sparkles

A new glass exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is set to dazzle the local art world this summer. Dubbed the ‘largest glass art exhibit’ in the history of the State, the display includes 100 works by …

TLV, JLM crowned ‘best cities’

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv took top rankings in this year’s Travel+Leisure magazine ‘Best Cities’ list in the Middle East and Africa category. The New York magazine readers’ poll is a point of reference by which all things travel-related are judged. Cape …

Israeli tech behind new Facebook app

Facebook’s launch this week of its new ‘Facebook for Every Phone’ app is based on software developed by the Israeli start-up Snaptu, which the social media giant acquired in March. The new application is aimed at simple mobile phones that …

Babylon sets new Guinness record

The Israeli online translation company, Babylon, scored a new Guinness World Record for downloads for language solutions. Guinness judges stopped by Israel to award Babylon its new title. “This is an important achievement for Babylon, which is following in the …

Improving US-Israel economic relations

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro led a five-day mission to Israel this week, aimed at improving economic relations between the seventh largest US city and Israel. The delegation from the Alamo City included Castro, Mauli Agrawal, dean of The University …

Amazing sand sculptures in Tel Aviv

Amazing sand sculptures in Tel Aviv

From Hansel & Gretel to Pinocchio and Peter Pan, the who’s who of children’s fairy tales is taking part in a new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. It’s being dubbed as a family-oriented exhibit . . …