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Baguettes out, pita in

Baguettes out, pita in

Pita, it would seem, is the new baguette. Israeli pastry chefs won first prize at the Sixth SIGEP Bread Cup international bread baking championship in Italy over the weekend, beating nine other countries along the way. The contest included four …

Israelis take Sundance

January has been a good month for Israeli filmmakers. Less than a week after Joseph Cedar’s Footnote was named as a contender for the Oscars,  the Sundance Film Festival 2012 proclaimed Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s The Law in These Parts the Best …

Israeli climate study can boost harvest

The United Nations recently said that global food output must increase by 70 percent by 2050 to meet the needs of the world’s population. Israeli scientists say tracking changes in climate can improve harvests. A team of researchers led by …

Technion plans first-ever satellite trio

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are in advanced stages of the development of three new satellites that will operate together in space. The university plans to launch the nano-satellites – weighing just six kg each – to orbit …

Iran, Israel face off in film

Iran and Israel are set for a ritzy confrontation next month as the two go head-to-head for the Best Foreign Language film award at the Oscars. A Separation, the Iranian nominee, and Footnote, Israel’s contender, topped the list of candidates …

130 Japanese priests tour Israel

In an effort to encourage tourism from Japan to Israel, the Tourism Ministry is taking 130 Japanese priests this week on tour of the major Christianity holy sites. The itinerary includes Jerusalem, Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. “Israel, …

Motorola invests $2.3m in Shaker

The Israeli virtual bar application, Shaker, continues its fantastic financing rounds with a $2.3 million injection from Motorola Mobility Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Motorola Mobility Holdings. The investment is part of Shaker’s $15 million financing round made this …

Israelis aim for olive pit spitting record

Spit it out. That’s the message at this year’s annual Givat Brenner Pickled Olive Festival. Organizers have invited the International Federation of Pit Spitting (yes, there is such an association) to run Israel’s first official olive pit spitting contest. A …

Israel’s ‘Footnote’ makes Oscar shortlist

The Israeli film Footnote was shortlisted for the best foreign language category at the upcoming American Academy Awards. There are nine movies on the shortlist. In addition to Footnote there’s the mutli award-winning Iranian film, A Separation, Germany’s Pina, Belgium’s …