Monthly Archives: June 2013

Alcohol addiction? Forget it

Researchers in Israel and San Francisco have been able to switch off a memory pathway in the brains of rats responsible for alcohol dependency. Tests on humans are expected soon. The results may also lead to the treatment of nicotine … Continue reading

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The SuperMoon over Jerusalem

The Moon came to its closest point of the year to Israel last week. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/169232#.Uc1V7tiHcdo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHcOQhcVXAM

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High flyer

Israel’s new pilots included 21-year-old Lt B who made Aliya from New Jersey in 2009. “I knew from a young age that Israel was an amazing country, and that I was destined to fall in love with it,” he said. … Continue reading

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“This is The Land”

On her first visit to Israel recently, Dr. Qanta Ahmed saw the country ‘as God sees it.’ The Muslim physician, and daughter of Pakistani immigrants to the US, was smitten by the natural beauty, history and modern achievements that came … Continue reading

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Netanya is the coolest

Netanya is the only large town in Israel that preserved its original cliffs, instead of cutting them down to the sea level. As a result, Netanya’s homes are built at 40-50 feet above the sea level, endowing the city with … Continue reading

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That’s a lotta bottle

Israelis recycled over 200 million 1.5 liter plastic bottles in 2012 – a seven percent increase on the previous year. The 29 bottles-per-person average was easily exceeded by yours truly, who personally picked up at least one discarded bottle every … Continue reading

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Look what they’ve found in Jerusalem

More proof of Jewish settlement in Israel’s capital 2000 years ago. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeologists-find-2000-year-old-evidence-of-siege-in-jerusalem/2013/06/27/ http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jerusalem-home-harbors-buried-second-temple-artifacts/2013/06/26/

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UK paraplegic meets ReWalk inventors

Claire Lomas, the young British paraplegic woman who completed the London marathon wearing an Israeli invention that enabled the use of her legs, has visited the Jewish state to meet the Argo Medical team behind the technology.http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/local/claire-visits-robotic-suit-creators-in-israel-1-5202321

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Israeli start-ups must give to charity

Israel’s OurCrowd is the first Venture Capital Funding Organization to insist its portfolio companies donate a portion of equity to a charitable foundation. Start-ups allocate shares to the non-profit Tmura. If the start-up is taken-over, Tmura gives 90% of the … Continue reading

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European Life Sciences rush to work with Israel

Over a dozen international delegations attended the 2013 BioMed show in Tel Aviv. The German group was also visiting Israeli universities to seek cooperation in research projects. The Italian delegation was looking to buy or invest in Israeli life science … Continue reading

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