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The diabetes challenge

In the US alone 23.6 million people (7.8 percent of the population) have diabetes, while worldwide the World Health Organization claims that some 180 million people suffer from the chronic and debilitating disease. In some communities around the world – …

Israeli film wins at Tokyo Film Festival

The Israeli film Intimate Grammar won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prize Film Award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival on October 31. Director Nir Bergman’s film, based on a novel by internationally-acclaimed Israeli author David Grossman, also won the …

James Bond may be filmed in Israel

Israel and Britain signed a cooperation agreement in the field of cinema last week, following 10 years of intense negotiations. According to the agreement, Israel will become a favorite filming location for British films, and production companies will receive financial …

Israel, US in joint medical-military R&D

The IDF Medical Corps and the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command held a joint seminar in Israel last week aimed at coordinating R&D efforts in new military-medical fields. Possible joint projects include freeze-dry blood technology for battlefield transfusions …

TA Tech Tour goes live on US campuses

Eight Israeli start-ups, one Palestinian start-up, two weeks, ten campuses in the US – that’s the recipe for the Tel Aviv Tech Tour, 2010. From November 8 through 21 they’ll be in New York, Connecticut, Boston, Michigan, San Francisco, Palo …

Tel Aviv named world’s third top city

Lonely Planet this week named Tel Aviv third in a list of the world’s best cities, praising Israel’s leisure, entertainment and cultural center on the coast for its art and music scenes and relaxed, liberal culture. New York won first …

More evidence for LAN-cancer link

A new study from the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research at Israel’s University of Haifa has found an additional link between Light At Night (LAN) and cancer. This research joins a series of earlier studies carried out at the University …

Top Gear TV car show filming in Israel

Israelis are ready to start their engines. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – presenters of the Emmy-award-winning BBC TV series Top Gear about motor vehicles were seen crossing into Israel from Jordan on used roadsters in mid-October. The …

Israelis to aid cholera victims in Haiti

The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid (IsraAID) is sending a team to Haiti today, despite the current cholera outbreak. At last count, more than 420 Haitians were infected and 284 had died. Aid workers are scrambling to contain the …

European business leaders in Tel Aviv

European business leaders and senior trade and industry representatives from 40 countries gathered in Tel Aviv this week, and today are being addressed by Israel’s Minister of Industry and Trade, Benyamin Ben-Eliezer, and Israel’s Chief Scientist Dr. Eli Opper at …