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Elderly drivers dangerous for pedestrians

Before honking your horn at the elderly driver just in front of you, keep in mind that there’s a reason said driver is so unhurried. Elderly drivers are half as likely to see pedestrians on the sidewalk due to a …

Israel among first to aid Japan

Israel’s first humanitarian aid organization will touch down in Japan today to help rescue and relief efforts in the island nation. An hour after the horrifying earthquake and devastating tsunami struck Japan, Israel pledged its support to help. The UN-recognized …

Dance for the Dead Sea

Dance for the Dead Sea

Photo by Inbal Marmari Israeli choreographer-dancer Ido Tadmor has given an artistic boost for the Dead Sea campaign as this unique site competes in the finals of the New7Wonders of Nature contest. Tadmor took inspiration from the Dead Sea and …

Jerusalem plans int’l tourism meet

The roles of technology and media in tourism as well as city branding and hotel design are all on the agenda for a new international tourism conference set to be held in Jerusalem on March 29-31. The conference will feature …

Israel’s AnyClip heads to Hollywood

Remember when E.T. points his glowing finger? Or, when frogs rain down in Magnolia? Thanks to a deal between Universal Pictures and the Israeli company AnyClip finding memorable movie moments is about to get much easier. According to the Hollywood …

Livni among world’s most influential women

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni is one of the 150 most influential women in the world today, according to Newsweek. In honor of International Women’s Day, the American magazine put together a list of powerful women around the world. In Livni’s …

Boxee raises $16.5m in funding

Israeli start-up Boxee recently closed a $16.5 million round of financing led by new investors Pitango and Softbank, as well as prior investors General Catalyst, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. The company that makes software for watching online video …

Israel wins int’l ice hockey tournament

Israel wins int’l ice hockey tournament

An amazing achievement for the Israeli peewee hockey team of 10-13 year olds: they beat out 92 other teams to take gold at an international hockey meet in Quebec City. The fact that the Israeli youngsters play roller hockey most …

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 …