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Mantissa develops mini radar system

Israel’s Mantissa has developed a miniature radar/surveillance system the size of a personal camera. The company, which successfully completed the demo stage of the new radar, says the new development is a technological and application breakthrough that will change the …

Israeli to head French dance center

Israeli dancer and choreographer Yuval Pick is set to take the helm of the Centre Choregraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape in France this summer. The 40-year-old Pick will replace choreographer Maguy Marin, who has held the position since 1998. http://www.theguestscompany.com/en/videos/17drops2.html France’s …

‘Zenga Zenga’ has them rolling in the aisles

‘Zenga Zenga’ has them rolling in the aisles

Photo by Doe Garbash Cue the dancing girls: Noy Alooshe, a 31-year-old Tel Aviv journalist/musician, has a hit on his hands. “Zenga Zenga”, his electro hip-hop spoof of Libya’s Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s recent tirade against revolutionaries, has nearly two million …

Chilean miners ‘reborn’ in Israel

Dressed in white robes, the Chilean miners took part in a baptism ceremony in the Jordan River and emerged saying they felt reborn. One of the miners, Richard Villarroel Godoy, also baptized his infant son. Photo by Nitsan Shorer/Israel Tourism …

Film on Tel Aviv school wins Oscar

Film on Tel Aviv school wins Oscar

The documentary film, Strangers No More, about a Tel Aviv elementary school, took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. The film follows a group of students from 48 countries at the Bialik-Rogozin School, run by Karen Tal, which …

NZ accepts Israeli aid

Israel is sending sanitation, water purification equipment and temporary shelters to the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch. This nearly a week after Israel first offered aid to Christchurch. Last night, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key formally asked Prime Minister Binyamin …

New Azouri offices to encourage electric cars

Tel Aviv’s first “green” office tower, a $51.83 million project of Azouri Brothers Building and Development Co., officially opens in May. The latest step is implementing VIP ecological parking, according to CEO Ronen Azouri. Planned in coordination with Israel’s revolutionary …

Coen brothers win Dan David Prize

Jewish American filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen – the team behind Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men – have been named as this year’s winners of the international Dan David Prize. They will receive a $1 …

CSR buys Israel’s Zoran for $679m

The British company CSR has agreed to buy Israeli imaging and video technology leader Zoran in a $679 million all-share deal. The sale is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2011. CSR is a supplier of wireless connectivity …

Israel offers aid to New Zealand

Following the devastating earthquake in Christchurch today, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Foreign Ministry offered aid in the form of search and rescue equipment, medicine, food and emergency disaster supplies. The New Zealand government said that it would …