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Cinnabon makes Aliya

The American chain Cinnabon is making aliya. The famous hot-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls will go on sale in Tel Aviv at the end of the month. It’s no secret that Israelis love their pastries. And Ronen Sorinov, one of the owners …

Israeli violinist shares top finish

Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman and Russian violinist Sergey Dogadin shared a second place finish at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia – in a category that had no winner. Judges of the the quadrennial contest declined to award a gold …

Weizmann best place to work

The Weizmann Institute of Science has once again been named “best place to work in academia” in The Scientist magazine’s annual survey. Weizmann is the only Israeli research center on the magazine’s Top 10 international academic institutions. The Rehovot institute …

Peer pressure alters memories

Do you remember when…? According to a new Israeli-British study, what you remember could depend on peer pressure. Micah Edelson, a PhD student, and Professor Yadin Dudai at the Weizmann Institute of Science together with scientists from University College London …

Int’l puppet festival kicks off

Summer is here and that means it’s time for the International Puppet Theater and Film Festival in Holon. ‘The Fisherman and the Golden Fish’ will premiere at the International Puppet Theater and Film Festival in Holon. Kicking off July 21 …

4 Israeli firms in Red Herring Top 100

Four Israeli companies feature on the Red Herring Top 100 North America 2011 list. They are text mining solutions developer Digital Trowel, automated fiber optic management solution developer Fiberzone Networks, disk-based data protection solutions developer Sepaton, and video conferencing solutions …

Negev Institute directors win peace prize

Amal Elsana Alh’jooj and Vivian Silver, co-executive directors of the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development, are this year’s winners of the Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East. Award initiator Vic Goldberg, winner Amal …

Virtual cane helps the blind navigate

A new invention by Hebrew University scientists could make life easier for millions of visually impaired people around the world. The innovative device is a cane that helps with spatial navigation and orientation. Unlike the traditional white cane used by …

Over 10,000 millionaires in Israel

Israel boasted 10,153 millionaires in 2010, according to a new Merrill Lynch-Capgemini 2011 World Wealth Report. The annual survey showed that the number of Israeli millionaires rose 20.6 percent from 2009, when there were ‘just’ 8,419 millionaires. The report also …