Monthly Archives: June 2018

From Tbilisi they did it MyWay

Georgian airline “MyWay Airlines” launches its first direct flight between Tbilisi and Tel Aviv on 28th June. MyWay is a subsidiary of the China-based Hooling Group established in 1988, and is one of the youngest airlines in Georgia. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/myway-airlines-begins-direct-flights-from-tbilisi-to-tel-aviv/2018/06/21/

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Wizz to fly from London to Eilat

Low-cost airline Wizz Air has taken over the London-Eilat route that was formerly operated by now defunct Monarch Airlines. Twice-weekly flights will commence from Oct 28. Wizz already operates services from Eilat’s Ovda airport to Bucharest, Warsaw, and Riga. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3740497,00.html

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Making it easy to get your VAT back

Waze co-founder Uri Levine is now piloting Refundit – an app that helps tourists process a VAT refund request on leaving a country. It’s simple, quick, no queues, no closed counters, no need to show the goods and the handling … Continue reading

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Tourism from US up 39% in 2018

Israeli tourism has seen increases of nearly 40% so far in 2018, giving the Israeli economy a $577 million boost in the last five months alone. North America Israel Tourism Commissioner Uri Steinberg explains the latest trends and events on … Continue reading

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Israel wins the debate

Did you hear about the fascinating debate between two humans and an IBM computer, that many said the computer won?  Did you hear or read any of the global media organizations (e.g. BBC) say that it was an IBM Israel … Continue reading

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Improved desalination technology

Israel’s Hydrop has developed an innovative fabric that when applied to reverse osmosis desalination membranes reduces energy consumption, making the resulting water purification cheaper and more efficient. https://www.youtube.com/embed/0xslngtLL_k?rel=0 https://www.hydropm.com/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/cnTFMVYfa4k?rel=0

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Model farm shows latest technology

The Neve Ya’ar Research Center in Israel’s Jezreel Valley, is run by Israel’s Volcani Center-Agricultural Research Organization. The full-scale sustainable educational farm will be an international showcase for cutting-edge Israeli technologies in precision agriculture. https://www.israel21c.org/model-farm-in-israel-sowing-seeds-for-global-innovation/

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Making a video of Wikipedia

Israel’s Kinedio has developed technology that brings online encyclopedia pages to life. It transforms Wikipedia’s static information into a cool video platform, appropriate for today’s audience. https://www.youtube.com/embed/CIi3nifDTKY?rel=0 https://www.kinedio.com/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/foBCVXVckhI?rel=0

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Automated planting of crops

Israel’s Superplanter has developed technology to revolutionize one of the most difficult of agricultural activities – the large-scale planting of vegetables, grains and field crops. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1UNZYdPHeCA?rel=0 https://www.superplanterltd.com/

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Keep an eye (or a bracelet) on your children

I reported previously (May 2017) on Israel’s Barkid that has launched a smart bracelet that enables parents to supervise their children. Chaim Messika, VP of Barkid, explains the latest about the product and discloses that it has already saved the … Continue reading

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