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Israel offers Turkey aid after massive quake

Israel is offering aid to the Turkish government after a massive magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked the southeast of the country on Sunday morning, destroying buildings and killing up to 1,000 people. The earthquake’s epicenter was 20 kilometers from the city …

Cornell teams up with Technion

Cornell University turned to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to help bolster its bid to construct an engineering and applied-science campus in New York City. The partnership comes in the wake of an initiative by New York City …

Study targets Israeli vanity in cancer fight

A new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers shows that targeting Israelis’ vanity is the key to combating melanoma. The researchers showed that Israelis reacted better to warnings that sun exposure causes premature aging of the skin than …

Seniors just wanna have fun

Online gaming isn’t just for the young ‘uns. According to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher Dr. Galit Nimrod, seniors also “wanna have fun” on the Internet. And they are participating in online communities for intellectual stimulation and amusement. …

Delta Galil to buy US jeans maker?

Israeli apparel manufacturer Delta Galil has revealed that it is negotiating an agreement to purchase the American jeanswear business of the Jones Group. The official proclamation comes after numerous reports appeared in American and Israeli media sources. “Delta Galil estimates …

Italian football stars join Peace Marathon

Italian football stars – Albertini Demetrio, Di Biagio Luigi, Tommasi Damiano, Peruzzi Angelo and Bonavina Diego – as well as Martina Colombari, an Italian actress and former Miss Italy, have already confirmed their participation in this year’s John Paulus II …

Israeli film on natural pesticide wins int’l award

Israeli film on natural pesticide wins int’l award

There were no Hollywood stars or A-list actors in the documentaries at the recent Agrofilm Festival. Instead, nature’s best took the spotlight at the 28th film festival in Nitra, Slovakia. Israel’s barn owls and kestrel raptors showed off their “natural hunting …

‘Ghostwriting’ the Bible?

While religious belief points to Moses as the author of the Torah – the first five books of the Bible – researchers at Tel Aviv University say a new computer algorithm shows that multiple writers had a hand in composing …

Shaker app raises $15 million

Less than a month after winning the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2011 Cup, the Israeli-made application, Shaker, has raised $15 million from a series A round of investment. The round included Menlo Ventures, Michael Arrington’s CrunchFund, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Lady …

Israelis vie for World Scrabble crown

A war of words is to take center stage in Warsaw this week as the 2011 World Scrabble Championships get underway October 12-16. Local wordsmiths Evan Cohen and Naomi Landau are representing Israel at this year’s prestigious event. Photo by …