Monthly Archives: April 2013

Checkpoint boss’s university career

(Thanks to Uri) Gil Shwed runs Checkpoint – Israel’s leading IT security company. He never gained a university degree, although at 16 he was running the computers at the Hebrew University. He is now on the board of trustees at … Continue reading

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Germany looks to Israel for advanced water technologies

24 Israeli companies including Mekorot, Amiad and BlueI presented their products at Wasser Berlin last week. The trade fair focused on water and wastewater technologies and management. http://www.israelnewtech.com/2013/04/germany-water-israel-advanced-water-technologies/

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Israel gets another “A”

Fitch Ratings reaffirmed Israel’s long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A’ and local currency IDR at ‘A+, both with a “Stable” outlook, citing the country’s diverse and advanced economy. It also predicted that natural gas would boost Israel’s … Continue reading

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Muslims sign up for HU on-line course

Around 40,000 students have signed up for the 9-week on-line course “Synapses, Neurons and Brains” run by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Participants come from Lebanon, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Morocco and Algeria as well as the USA, Europe … Continue reading

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Israelis treat all alike

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is treating 24 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. It also treated the surviving Chechen bomber. And who is the director of the hospital? Israel’s Professor Kevin (Ilan) Tabb – a board member of … Continue reading

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Israel and Jordan save Egyptian vulture

The rare bird was born in Israel but flew into power lines in the Jordan valley. The Jordanian authorities contacted Israeli nature organization SPNI who obtained special authorization to collect the vulture. The injured bird is now recovering at Ramat … Continue reading

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Israeli wins bronze at Euro Judo championships

Despite competing with an injury, Tommy Arshansky won the bronze medal in the under-60 kilogram category at the European Championships in Budapest, giving the Israeli delegation its first medal of the contest on opening day. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-wins-bronze-at-european-judo-championships/

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Israeli gymnast wins European gold

Alex Shatilov became one of the greatest Israeli athletes of all time when he won the gold medal in the floor exercise final at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow. Alex previously won silver in 2011 and bronze in … Continue reading

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The Israeli museum of Science

Madatech in Haifa has some great events for Lag B’Omer. Learn all about fire and burning. Also watch some fiery objects at the new space exhibition – “Beyond Planet Earth” http://www.madatech.co.il/Pages/Index.aspx?language=English

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A nose test for schizophrenia

A Tel Aviv University team says they can diagnose the psychiatric disease of schizophrenia at an early stage. They take samples of nerve cells from the upper internal part of the nose and test for a specific molecule of micro-RNA … Continue reading

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