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Religions harmonize at peace festival

Religions harmonize at peace festival

It’s May, and that means it is time for the annual Israel Culture of Peace Festival. The happening, set for May 25-28, puts the spotlight on collaboration and multicultural performances. The festival’s bill includes Jewish, Moslem and Christian traditional music, …

Israel at 63

As Israel celebrates its 63rd anniversary, the country’s population is nearing eight million residents. According to the country’s Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), Israel’s population stands at 7.746 million people. That’s a two percent rise (150,000 people) compared to Independence …

Intel Israel to produce new Ivy Bridge processor

Intel Israel will produce the chip giant’s new Ivy Bridge processor, making it one of only two manufacturing factories worldwide to assemble the new technology. Intel recently spent $2.7 billion to upgrade the company’s Fab 28 in Kiryat Gat to …

Tunick hopes to expose Dead Sea

American art photographer Spencer Tunick hopes his next trademark shoot of naked people will take place at the Dead Sea. The controversial photographer has launched an online appeal for sponsorship and support for the project entitled, Naked Sea. Tunick’s goal …

Thai royalty in Israel

Thai Princess Chulabhorn is back in Israel, this time to promote scientific cooperation with her country. The princess will visit the Rambam Medical Center, with which Thai institutes are collaborating on cancer research, as well as the Weizmann Institute of …

Teva acquires Cephalon

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Cephalon in a $6.8 billion deal. The acquisition of fellow pharma company will give Teva, the world’s largest generic drug developer, a range of branded drugs and more than 30 potential products …

Better Place, China Southern Grid sign deal

Better Place, China Southern Grid sign deal

Better Place, the world’s leading electric car services provider, has announced a strategic agreement with China Southern Power Grid (CSG), the world’s eighth largest utility according to the Fortune Global 500. The agreement calls for the companies to open a battery …

Google chair invests in Israel’s Eyeview Digital

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has invested a total of $1.5 million in Israeli online video advertising company Eyeview Digital. Schmidt invested in the four-year-old company, which is headquartered in New York, with R&D in Tel Aviv, through Californian investment firm …

Compugen discloses new program to find better cancer drugs

Compugen has unveiled a new program for finding better variants of known potential cancer drugs and proteins. The potential drugs will apply monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy, which stimulates the body’s immune system to target cells. The Israeli drug discovery company …