Monthly Archives: February 2012

2500 year-old garden reconstructed

Israeli researchers have used a unique technique to separate fossilised pollen and identify what grew in the ancient royal gardens of Ramat Rahel near Jerusalem. They reconstructed the layout of the garden, including the earliest known local citron tree, which … Continue reading

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A tree for every student

Israel’s Hebrew Learning Center, eTeacher, has announced that it will plant a tree in the name of every student who signs up to one of its Modern or Biblical Hebrew courses. This campaign was launched following the Jewish holiday of … Continue reading

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Coffee shop gives relief to mentally ill

Two students from the Social Work department at Tel-Hai College run a special coffee shop on campus in cooperation with the Israeli Association for Mental Health (IAMH). “Cafe Motek” caters to the mentally disabled and to coffee lovers in general. … Continue reading

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Maori haka – Israeli style

In time for Purim, Israel’s New Zealand supporters perform the traditional Maori greeting / war dance. But can you translate the fearsome Hebrew chant? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NdsilOdfT9Y#t=29s

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A street scene in Jerusalem

Lovely Aish video “We’ve got to live together” with an important message. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHUl-Y65uMo&feature=player_embedded

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Amiad wins $10m worth of Australian orders

Kibbutz Amiad builds wastewater treatment systems and filters. Recent orders include automatic self-cleaning screen filters for a desalination plant near Perth, and pre-filtration of Liquefied Natural Gas, in Southern Queensland. http://www.amiad.com/files/Amiad_wins_projects_in_Australia_20-02-12.pdf

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Turning on the lights in Russia

Israel’s Micro Components Ltd (MCL) has commissioned the first Russian-based production of components for Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). By 2015 the factory is expected to produce 70,000 panels a month (around 3% of the global market for these components), sufficient … Continue reading

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3D printing in China

Israel’s Objet Ltd has signed up with Digital China and Shanghai Chengmei Technology to market, distribute and support its products in North and East China. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D inkjet printers features the world’s only technology to … Continue reading

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Wireless in America

Close on the back of last week’s deal with Russia’s Tele2, Israel’s Ceragon has now won a substantial order from Telefonica for its wireless solutions. They will be installed in Chile, Panama and Venezuela to support Telefonica’s 25 million subscribers … Continue reading

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UBS opens up in Israel

The Swiss banking giant has launched a Wealth Management business in Tel Aviv. UBS Israel CEO Kobi Faigenbaum said UBS identified Israel as an important market and decided to deepen its operations here. UBS ranked Israel alongside Brazil and Russia, … Continue reading

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