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Israel tops cyber-readiness poll

Even with a reported 1,000 cyber attacks every minute directed at Israeli web sites, Israel is seen as one of the top three countries in cyber-readiness according to a McAfee survey. The cyber defense poll gave Israel, Finland and Sweden …

Jerusalem to host ice festival

It’s all about creativity and imagination as Jerusalem gets ready to turn its most famous sites into ice. The Jerusalem Municipality has announced its first-ever ice festival set for March-April 2012. A huge 16,150 square-feet complex will be built in …

Iranians to attend Agritech expo

Three Tehran businessmen are expected to attend the upcoming Agritech -Tel Aviv’s 18th International Agricultural Technology Exhibition in May. According to Ynet news, organizers of the exposition were taken aback when they were contacted by the Iranians who expressed interest …

Fed Cup Tennis opens in Eilat

Take Israel’s tennis star Shahar Peer add Britain’s No. 1 Elena Baltacha and then splice in world No. 8 Agnieszka Radwanska and the result is great tennis in Eilat for the next four days. The Fed Cup Women’s Tennis games …

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 …