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Israel’s population nears 8 million

Israel’s population stands at 7,797,400 people, according to a survey put out by the Central Bureau of Statistics. It has become a tradition for the bureau to report on the country’s demography in the run up to the Jewish New …

Israeli actress to play Superman’s mom

Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer will play Superman’s mother in the new Hollywood movie, Man of Steel. Russell Crowe takes on the role of Superman’s father, alongside Zurer. Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, seen here in ‘Angels&Demons’, has been cast as Superman’s …

Byzantine treasure found off Israeli coast

A ship anchor dating back to the 4th or 5th century has been found off the coast of Bat Yam, reported Israel’s Antiquities Aurthority. Photo courtesy of Israel’s Antiquities Authority Archaeologist Jacob Sharvit, who heads the marine archaeology branch of …

TAU Prof. solves missing fingerprints

A Tel Aviv University professor has identified the genetic mutation responsible for the unusual condition known as adermatoglyphia, or “Immigration Delay Disease.”Adermatoglyphia is a rare affliction that leaves some people without fingerprints – making it difficult for them to cross …

Twitter buys Israeli search engine

Israeli entrepreneur Ori Allon has done it again. Allon is selling his start-up Julpan to Twitter in a deal reported to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Five years ago, Google acquired Allon’s patented thesis work called Orion …

Duracell teams with Powermat

Procter & Gamble recently announced a joint venture with Israel’s Powermat, aimed at advancing wireless charging technology. The new undertaking will be called Duracell Powermat and its aim is to globalize portable power. Duracell will also invest in Powermat. Powermat …

Israeli actress breaks world record

The Guinness Book of World Records committee recently declared veteran Israeli actress Hanna Meron as the thespian with the world’s longest career in theater. Photo by Gadi Dagon Hanna Meron in ‘The Baggage Packer’ Meron, who is best known for …

Going for world record in Ilan Ramon’s honor

The ‘largest chemistry lesson in the world’ is the record Israelis are hoping to snag tonight. Ilan Ramon. Eleven research institutes around Israel will tonight reenact an experiment performed in the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 by the first Israeli …

Twilight’s Kellan Lutz ‘amazed’ by Israel

Twilight star Kellan Lutz, Crossing Jordan actor Miguel Ferrer, Columbian singer Carolina La O and Cuban performer Didier Hernandez are taking part in this year’s America’s Voices in Israel mission this week. Photo by Yissachar Ruas Kellan Lutz. “This is …

Jerusalem market has an art attack

The piles of green avocados and yellow bananas now on display at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market will be sidelined tomorrow (September 21) by a different palette of colors. The ‘Tabula Rasa’ urban art project will transform the shuk’s merchants into …