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Moshe Givati to be revived in NY

Image: Moshe Givati The New York art scene is abuzz as Jadite Galleries gets ready to launch Moshe Givati‘s newest solo exhibition (June 5-30). The event, called Equus Ambiguity – The Emergence of Maturity, was meant to mark the acclaimed …

Israel’s Appelfeld wins British foreign fiction prize

Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld has been awarded the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his Holocaust survival story, Blooms of Darkness. The novel is loosely based on the 80-year-old Appelfeld’s childhood during the Second World War. Blooms of Darkness tells …

Israel-Japan mark 60 years of diplomatic relations

Israel and Japan kicked off celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The year will be marked in both Israel and Japan with cultural events, academic meetings, and visits by senior officials. On May 21, the Israeli embassy in …

US tour operators association choses Israel

As proof that Israel is still a top destination for holiday travel, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) recently announced that it will hold its annual conference here next year. USTOA, which is considered the largest tourism wholesalers association …

Hollywood stars twitter love for Israel

Whether on the top of Masada or partying in Tel Aviv, the latest group of Hollywood movie and television stars to tour Israel kept their fans up-to-date by twittering their every move. “I could’ve taken the 3 mn sky cable …

A peep at the neighbors

It’s that time again, when neighbors are encouraged to peep inside one another’s homes. The Houses From Within happening is set for May 17-19, 2012. Designer lofts, urban villas, unique synagogues, architecturally significant public buildings, curious construction sites, plazas and …

IVF baby boom in Israel

With a reputation as a world leader in IVF treatment, Israel doubled the number of test tube babies conceived through in-vitro fertilization treatments during the past decade. A new Health Ministry report shows that some 25 percent of IVF treatments …

A $430m exit for XtremIO

EMC Corporation announced that it has acquired Israeli storage systems firm, XtremIO. Widely regarded as one of the world’s premier Flash storage architecture pioneers, the American EMC paid $430 million to buy Herzliya-based XtremIO. XtremIO was founded in 2009 by …

Israel’s Macrocure stamps out diabetic foot ulcers

Israel’s Macrocure, a biotechnology company developing advanced cell therapy products, announced positive results for a “Real Life” Phase IV trial of its lead product, CureXcell, for the treatment of hard-to-heal ulcers in a community care setting. CureXcell is made with …

Israelis lead in social surfing

A whopping 91.5 percent of Israeli internet users over the age of 18 use social networks, according to a new survey by the Mahshov Research Institute. With Wi-Fi readily available around the country – and usually free of charge—it isn’t …