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Israel exports millions of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Israeli farmers sent millions of flowers to Europe, North America and Asia for Valentine’s Day, reported the Flower Growers Association. It’s a tradition for people around the world to show their love with flowers on Valentine’s Day. Not surprisingly, Flower …

Haifa doctors save Gaza girl

Aya Almasal – a 12-year-old Gazan girl – has been given new life thanks to Israeli pediatricians at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. Almasal, who suffered sudden bouts of unconsciousness since birth, arrived at Rambam one month ago in critical …

Leket Israel App makes donating easy

Leket Israel‘s new Iphone and Android applications makes donating food to the needy super easy by letting the user know where the closest food agency is located. The food rescue network is the first nonprofit in Israel to design such …

GE invests in Check-Cap cancer pill

General Electric is investing in Israeli start-up, Check-Cap — a developer of an ingestible imaging capsule that may help detect colorectal cancer. The investment is being made through the GE healthymagination Fund, an equity fund that makes investments in highly …

Netanya set for global word faceoff

It’s a new Israeli record as 45 players from 10 countries are set to battle with words at this weekend’s Fourth Israeli Open Scrabble Tournament. Players from 10 countries will take part in the Fourth Israeli Open Scrabble Tournament. Foreign …

Cabinet approves Tel Aviv-Eilat rail

Getting to Eilat just got easier. The Cabinet has approved the construction of a railway line from Tel Aviv to the country’s southern resort city. According to the plan, the 350-kilometer line will be for passengers and freight and is due …

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 …

Safed B&B named Best in the MidEast

The Artists’ Colony Inn in Safed has been named Best B&B in the Middle East 2012 by travel review site TripAdvisor. Seven other Israeli guest houses made it into the Top 25 list as well. The Artists’ Colony Inn is …

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 …