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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 …

Israel’s AeroScout sold for $240m.

Israel’s AeroScout – a global leader in tracking objects and people through Wi-Fi networks – has reportedly been acquired by an American infrastructure and services company for some $240 million. The Calcalist business daily reported that the buyer will identify …