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Intel pumps $2.7b into Israeli plant

U.S. chipmaker Intel has confirmed plans to invest $2.7 billion in its southern Israel facility in order to produce 22-nanometer technology for semiconductors. The two-year investment plan in the Kiryat Gat factory includes a $210 million grant recently approved by …

Pass the pitaya, please

Israeli farmers have created new varieties of the pitaya fruit that are tastier and sweeter than the original exotic fruit species. Although already a popular fruit in Asia and South America, the rest of the world hasn’t really incorporated this …

‘Thirdhand smoke’: a big health hazard

Israeli scientists are reporting that thirdhand smoke – the invisible remnants of cigarette smoke on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces – may be even more of a health hazard than previously believed. According to a new study by the …

Int’l space experts to convene in Israel

Top space experts and astronauts from the United States, China and Europe are set to partake in the Fisher Institute’s Sixth International Ilan Ramon Space Conference in Israel at the end of January. High-level officials from around the world including …

Groupon buys into Israeli market

American grouped purchases giant Groupon has acquired the Israeli coupon website, Grouper, in a multi-million dollar deal. Local media reports estimated the deal at $8- 15 million. And that’s an impressive feat for Grouper, considering the Israeli social shopping company …

Israeli confidence levels hit 10-year high

Israelis are feeling good. According to a new report on social confidence put out by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, Israeli society is feeling more socially and economically stable than in years past. In fact, the Taub Center …

Panama children get gift of life from Israeli charity

Photo by Sheila Shalhevet, SACH Israel Migdalia, with her mother, Rosa, after undergoing successful heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center in Israel. Panamanian toddlers Jeremi and Migdalia have been given a new lease of life after successful heart surgery in …

GM inks $5m deal with Israel’s Powermat

Thanks to a new deal between American car manufacturer General Motors and Israeli company Powermat, charging your digital gadgets while driving could soon become the norm. GM Ventures, the American company’s venture capital subsidiary, said it will invest $5 million …

ZAKA launches firefighting ATV unit

Photo by ZAKA New ZAKA Firefighting ATVs are equipped with special 50 liter pulse water guns. The ZAKA Rescue and Recovery organization recently launched a new firefighting unit, established in memory of the 44 victims of last month’s Carmel Forest …