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National Library going digital

New meaning for the expression ‘people of the book’ as Israel’s National Library undergoes a multi-million dollar renewal development. Thousands of books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers and hours of audio and video material are now undergoing complex digitization processes as part …

Israel, Russia expand space cooperation

Israel and Russia have signed an agreement to increase co-operation on space research and exploration. Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, made a special visit to Jerusalem to attend the signing ceremony. The deal enhances cooperation between the …

Eat curry, beat cancer – TAU study

Next time you order a curry dish at your local Indian restaurant, you’ll be happy to know that Tel Aviv University research shows you may be winning the fight against cancer, too. According to the research, turmeric — the bright …

Runners set for J’lem, TLV marathons

Athletes from around the world are in Israel, ready to compete in the first-ever Jerusalem International Marathon on March 25. It’s a race that offers unique views: Jerusalem’s iconic skyline, the Knesset, the Old City’s historic walls, Sultan’s Pool, Mount Zion …

HU professors win Gairdner Int’l Award

Hebrew University of Jerusalem professors Howard Cedar and Aharon Razin have been named as winners of the Canada Gairdner International Awards, which are presented annually to researchers from around the world for outstanding contributions to medical science. Both Prof. Cedar …

Big buyouts of Israeli companies

Just days after Facebook acquired the Israeli start-up Snaptu, two other multi-million dollar deals have been closed between Israeli companies and foreign corporations. American chipmaker Broadcom recently picked up Provigent, while Sapiens International signed a non-binding term sheet for a merger …

US Rep. Sarah Palin in Israel

Expressing her solidarity with Israel, potential White House contender Sarah Palin toured Jerusalem’s holy sites as part of a swift visit to the Holy Land. The leading US Republican, who was John McCain’s running mate in his failed 2008 campaign …

Facebook picks up Snaptu in titanic deal

Facebook has acquired the Israeli mobile app maker Snaptu in a deal said to be valued somewhere between $60 and $70 million. Snaptu is a free mobile application platform that runs on almost every type of Internet-enabled mobile phones. In other …