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Israeli windsurfer sails to gold

Israeli windsurfer sails to gold

Israel’s Lee Korzits sailed to gold at the Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia over the weekend. This was the second time she won the crown – the first time she did it at age 19, in 2003. Prime Minister …

Greenberg Traurig to open in Tel Aviv

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig has announced the opening of a new office in Tel Aviv in early 2012. The new base is the first international full-time legal office of its kind in Israel. “To the best of our knowledge, …

HU researchers dunk basketball myth

He shoots… he doesn’t score. Hebrew University researchers took to the courts and have shattered the myth that a basketball player who scores one or more three-pointers improves his odds of scoring another. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Flash90 New research by …

Stars of American TV shows in Israel

Travel magazines have long endorsed Israel as a major destination spot, now Hollywood seems to agree. America’s Voices in Israel is hosting another delegation of top US television stars in Israel this week. Participants include Mary Lynn Rajskub, best known …

‘TIME’ honors InSightec’s Focused Ultrasound

TIME magazine recently called InSightec’s MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) one of the 50 best inventions of the year. “Magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) and ultrasound technologies are each remarkable in their own right, but combine them and you get something life-changing,” the …

Cyclist Alberto Kontador rides Jerusalem

Tour de France Champion Alberto Kontador is taking part in today’s inaugural Old City of Jerusalem bicycle race. The race will begin with a celebratory lap as Kontador – a member of the renowned Saxo Bank team – rides alongside …

HU prof. wins US neuroscience prize

Hebrew University Prof. Haim Sompolinsky of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences has won the prestigious Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) presented the award at its annual meeting in the …

Shyne teams with Israeli record label

Rapper Shyne has teamed up with Oleh! Records and the King David Foundation in a new initiative aimed at bringing Israeli musicians and educators to teach and inspire at-risk youth communities around the world with music education. The name of …

Tent protests go on display

A new art exhibit at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem puts the tent – the symbol of the social protests now spreading across Europe and North America and which rocked Israel last summer – under the spotlight. Called Tent Time, …