Monthly Archives: October 2015

Israelis rescue Syrian migrants

Israelis aboard an Israeli yacht rescued 11 Syrian and Iraqi migrants whose boat capsized overnight near the Greek island of Kastellorizo. The yacht, from Ashdod, was on a routine training activity in the area when its occupants noticed boat wreckage. … Continue reading

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A conference to heal the world

A sold-out inaugural Wharton Israel Conference in Pennsylvania focused on one small country – Israel – as it pushed for a global effort to make the world a better place. The event featured international speakers who shared how Israelis work … Continue reading

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What to do with your Etrog

Five suggestions for the citron from Sukkot’s four species are: Havdalah spice, Etrog jam, Mr Etrog Head, Etrog candy bites and Etrog vodka. http://shivimpanim.org/articles/top-5-uses-for-an-etrog-after-sukkot/  

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Jerry Seinfeld to debut in Israel

Superstar comedian Jerry Seinfeld is to make his first standup performance at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mitvachim on Dec 19. Seinfeld last visited Israel in 2007 when he was promoting “The Bee Movie.” As a teenager, he did a stint as … Continue reading

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Israeli medical miracles on US TV

A new documentary is to be shown on PBS stations across the United States beginning early 2016. “Medical Miracles from Israel” will tell the remarkable story of the medical device industry in Israel today and will list the life-saving tools … Continue reading

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Top 10 finish in Formula SAE

Ben-Gurion University’s student Formula One racing team, is the first ever Israeli team to place in the top 10 at the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition. Students worldwide compete in Formula SAE to design and build the best … Continue reading

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Israeli orchestra performs at Bundestag

During October, Beersheba’s Sinfonietta orchestra joins with Germany’s Philharmonic of Nations to play at Germany’s Bundestag Parliament building in a series of concerts to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel. http://english.isb7.co.il/index.php?m=text&t=26537  

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Billy Joel’s Israeli backing violinist

Renowned Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman has revealed that he is the incognito musician playing on Billy Joel’s album “Storm Front”. Perlman also makes occasional surprise appearances at Joel’s stage shows. Joel also supports the Perlman Music Institute. http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/the-cognito-violinist/#ixzz3oD1je2ox  

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New Tel Aviv to San Francisco flights

United Airlines is to start a 3-times-a-week service between Tel Aviv and San Francisco. The new route will strengthen ties between the Startup Nation and Silicon Valley and was praised by the US Ambassador Dan Shapiro. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/United-Airlines-to-launch-non-stop-Tel-Aviv-San-Francisco-route-421337  

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Record funds raised by hi-tech firms

In the nine months to Sep 2015, a total of 506 Israeli high-tech companies raised a phenomenal $3.2 billion. This compares to $2.3 billion raised by 504 Israeli companies over the same period in 2014. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-ivc-kpmg-israeli-high-tech-cos-raising-record-amounts-1001075192  

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