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New High-Tech Collar Tracks The Health Of Your Pets

The PetPace collar uses non-invasive sensors to monitor data

4515

New Israeli messaging app can unsend photos

Developed by YouMe, Sessme allows users to password-protect their content and remotely wipe regrettable messages.

2773

American Apparel, founded by Montreal Jew, files for bankruptcy

Clothing company ousted its founder Dov Charney last year after alleged sexual misconduct; he filed a $30 million defamation lawsuit

3778

BGU Opens New Startup Accelerator

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University announced it has officially opened its new startup accelerator Inno-Negev

3579

Israeli big data co Optimal+ raises $42m

The Tel Aviv-based manufacturing intelligence startup will use the funds for global expansion in the semiconductor sector

1756

HeartWare buys Israeli co Valtech Cardio for $860m

The acquisition of the Or Yehuda valve repair device company includes shares and milestone payments.

1426

SanDisk to hire 90 in Israel

The flash memory developer is offering a NIS 20,000 bonus for employees who recommend a candidate who is hired.

1216

Israeli technology from Intel to power Google's 3-D 'Tango' project

The newest version of the Tango development kit will be available to Android software developers by the end of 2015.

1258

Cyber security co Cronus raises $2.2m

Former Israeli Air Force chief Eitan Ben Eliyahu has been named chairman of the Cronus board.

1233

Image-processing startup Lightricks raises $10m

The Israeli company's mobile app made a meteoric rise to the top of Apple's US AppStore chart from 283 to 2 in five days

1035

Buffett pays high price for Precision Castparts

Precision Castparts earned $1.53 billion in its latest fiscal year

1139

Israel set to launch designer store in Hong Kong

Store will showcase Israel's best young fashion designers and sit in Hong Kong's popular PMQ center

828

Israeli Software Company Wins NYC's 911 Contract

Nice Systems says termed 'eight-figured contract' to provide city with public safety call recording and incident management technology.

822

Scanner identifying food’s calorie, ingredient count honored by world body

World Economic Forum lauds Israel’s Consumer Physics as company whose technology will change the world

906

Elbit Systems wins $45m communications deal

The mobile military communications contract for a European country will be performed over two years.

989

Stride Gaming Acquires Israeli Mobile Social Gaming Company InfiApps For $39 Million

The Netanya-based mobile social gaming company was founded in 2012.

936

As cyber-risks abound, airline industry seeks Israeli help

IATA, the largest international airline group, will work with Tel Aviv University to improve on- and off-line security for its members

842

Tel Aviv named world’s No. 5 startup ecosystem

Israel suffers personnel and capital shortfalls

974

Viber buys Israeli mobile game developer Nextpeer

Viber is paying $9 million for the Tel Aviv-based game developer.

925

Chinese investment co buying SHL Telemedicine

Shanghai Jiuchuan will pay $130 million for 100% of SHL Telemedicine's shares.

895

Israel's City of the Future to Replace IDF Base

The first stage in the evacuation of the IDF's Tzrifin base is now complete, freeing up over 10,000 square meters

929

Teva Buys Allergan Generics For $40.5 Billion

The deal, the largest ever acquisition by an Israeli company, is in cash and shares.

1112

Anti-hacking solution provider LogDog raises $3.5 million

LogDog is a personal cyber security mobile app

1035

Microsoft buys Israeli cloud security co Adallom for $320m

With its development center in Tel Aviv, the cyber security company has raised $49.5 million to date.

1006

Facebook buys Israeli co Pebbles Interfaces for $60m

The Kfar Saba startup has developed technology for operating a computer through hand and finger gestures.

954

UK Israel Tech Hub wins Foreign Office innovation award

The UK Israel Tech Hub, the first programme of its kind, actively promotes bilateral economic collaboration in areas including technology, business and medicine

1137

Roman Abramovich leads $21m investment in AnyClip

The Jerusalem based company hopes to strengthen its position in online video marketing and advertising.

919

Israeli Bumblebees Sent to Japan following Mass Death of Local Hives

The bees make only one fast connection in Moscow, but do not enjoy duty free store privileges.

1010

Chinese firm to pay $90 million for Israeli biopesticide maker

Stockton Group to be acquired by China’s Hebang

973

Gett and Moovit combine taxis and public transport

The joint app developed by the Israeli startups will eventually expand its operations to include overseas locations.

884

Israeli Video Sharing Co Whipclip Raises $40 Million

When founded in July 2014 the company raised $6 million, at a company value of $20 million.

948

Samsung founding startup accelerator in Israel

The accelerator in Yakum is the first of its type in the world launched by Samsung.

1045

Google teams up with Waze to launch worldwide carpooling pilot in central Israel

The service, RideWith, matches up passengers and drivers who want to get to work

897

TAU Researchers Say Their Technology Beats Botox

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University and Harvard Medical School harnesses pulsed electric fields to stimulate new tissue

974

Driving to the wrong music can kill, says professor

Music may have charms to soothe the savage beast – or lead to human error and even road rage, warns Ben-Gurion University music psychologist Warren Brodsky

856

Rainbow Coral Found Deep in the Red Sea May Be Key to Fighting Cancer

These fluorescent pigments [that make the coral glow] are proteins.

900

Germany to invest 500,000 euros in Israeli tech start-ups

Germany will be investing 500,000 euros ($559,000 or 2.1 million shekels) in Israeli initiatives

904

Merck buys remaining stake in Qlight Nanotech

Qlight's products upgrade LCD screens and LED lighting.

982

Sales promotion co Yotpo raises $15m

Yotpo has developed a model for utilizing reviews by users to promote brands and products.

975

Plaque found on 400,000-year old teeth shows caves had dirty air

Discovery shows early humans suffered from smoke inhalation due to burning fires and roasting meat in caves.

1113

Giant 11,000-year old mortars found in Levant served in funerary rituals

The sound of the pounding may have been used to summon the late Stone Age community from far and wide for the funeral ritual, Haifa University archaeologists postulate

907

Israeli Startup Raises $1M for Unique Map System

Platform launched by American-Israeli blogger has already spread to 30 countries - and helps users see their neighborhood differently.

1138

Technion Research Lights Up Your Heart To Treat Abnormal Heart Rhythms

A recent Technion study describes a novel optogenetic approach for pacing and resynchronizing the heart in case of heart rhythm disorder

958

WeShelter App Helps New Yorkers Help The Homeless

When you use the app it directs a charitable donation from a corporation to a local organization that helps the homeless.

914

Google launching News Lab to provide tools for journalists

Google explains that it wants to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to help map out the future of media.

878

Israeli scientist makes better sesame seed, wins award

Using ancient breeding techniques and cutting-edge genetic markers, Dr. Zvi Peleg is improving the crop yield of this exasperating plant, and its nutritional value as well.

1464

China's XIO Group acquires Lumenis for $510m

XIO is paying a 16% premium on the share price of the Israeli medical device company.

804

In first, Israeli app helps kids beat cyber-bullies

The online world is rife with danger, but Red Button gives users a way to fight back

920

Israel's new radar system is largest yet

Israel's new radar system is largest yet Development of the advanced, portable ULTRA-C1 has been completed, and may be used by the IDF in coming years.

923

High-tech Israeli helmet aims to prevent flight crashes

Life-saving system takes control of plane if pilot loses consciousness; air force personnel to be fitted with device

935

Israeli-developed micro-antenna to treat tiny digestive tract tumors

Development of the technique is expected to be completed within a year, pending funding.

818

Uber To Make $1 Billion Investment In China

"To put it frankly, China represents one of the largest untapped opportunities for Uber."

820

Website guide WalkMe raises $25m

WalkMe is a platform that makes the end user's experience simple, effortless, and efficient

892

Amazon to expand its operations in Israel

Amazon expected to rent space to accommodate about 150 employees, apparently in Herzliya

888

Cyber security co illusive networks raises $5m

Founded by Check Point R&D veteran Ofer Israeli, illusive networks is targeting targeted attacks

788

Israel’s Technion Receives Gates Foundation Grant for Tuberculosis Breakthrough

More than 2 billion people around the world are estimated to have tuberculosis

890

Waze tops in sharing app user satisfaction, study shows

Analysis of thousands of reviews shows that the Israeli-developed traffic application is most popular among users

979

Israeli researchers discover shrub that can treat diabetes

Work underway to isolate active ingredient that has been found to lower blood sugar levels, and produce a marketable medication

769

Israeli app’s Wikipedia beautification makes info more accessible

Wikiwand upgrades text-heavy encyclopedia pages, winning a Webby award for best user experience

756

Israel to export hundreds of millions of flies to Europe

Sterilized flies will be dispersed in orchards in Croatia and Bosnia to help farmers combat pests in a green manner

939

Google CEO: Israelis Succeed because They Break Rules

Eric Schmidt says local entrepreneur culture's success stems from Israelis' tendency 'to challenge authority and to question everything.'

871

Facebook’s Ex-CFO Ebersman Launches Health Tech Start-Up

Lyra Health, aims to tackle behavioral healthcare; backed by VC firm Venrock

837

Mantis Vision raises a $9.7 million strategic investment to map the world in 3D

The company allows mobile devices to map their surroundings in 3D – which is really useful, or might be someday

1130

Hyundai seeks Israeli tech for its ‘connected cars’

New apps developed in Israel could show up in the company’s new Internet-linked vehicles as soon as next year

925

New app monitors air pollution

BreezoMeter converts complex air pollution figures into a user-friendly visual of the air quality at your specific location

801

Dramatic advance in cancer treatment: Mix of two existing drugs could be the antidote

Study, which was conducted on patients with advanced melanoma by research centers in the U.S., Europe and Israel, reduced tumors by more than a third in 58 percent of the patients. In 15 to 20 percent of the cases, the tumor disappeared entirely

948

Canadian Group Donates $10M to Hebrew University Stem Cell Research

The Azrieli Foundation selected the Hebrew University of Jerusalem following an extensive process to identify the world’s leading researchers and labs studying Fragile X syndrome

827

Wearable device provides continuous fetal monitoring

The data collected is of high enough quality to be useful for clinicians and researchers

746

Scientists hoping to save sea snail that protected Mediterranean reefs

Worm snails used to restore damaged reefs with a chalky substance

723

Israeli Study: Breastfeeding Lowers Leukemia Risk

Haifa University scientists urge public to accept breastfeeding after breastfed babies found to 19% lower leukemia risk

1264

Teddy Sagi's Playtech buys troubled Plus500

The acquisition values online contracts for difference company Plus500 at 459.6 million pounds

995

Google acquires mobile app performance startup Pulse.io

A Google spokesperson confirmed the acquisition

802

ARM set to acquire Sansa Security for $85m

ARM may make the company, which develops mobile and flash memory security solutions, into its Israel development center

1394

Roman Abramovich invested $500,000 in Russian-Israeli startup

The online platform directly connects patients with leading international specialists

812

Mobile marketing co Ubimo raises $7.5m

The proceeds will be used to advance the company’s growth and accelerate its self-service platform expansion

1101

Israel's flag carrier El Al eyes merger with rival Israir

Tie-up aims to help Israel's flag carrier cope with onslaught of low-cost rivals.

865

Visa Europe opens innovation hub in Tel Aviv

Check Point’s Shwed says fewer new hires come from army tech units these days

1838

Dmitry Zimin to cease financing Dynasty foundation

The businessman took the decision after the organization was included in the list of foreign agents

880

HP buys Israeli startup ConteXtream

Startup that provides broadband network technology bought by hi-tech giant for undisclosed sum

856

Apple Overtakes Google in Most Valuable Global Brands Ranking

World's top 100 brands are now worth $3.3 trillion to businesses

808

Sergey Brin Sells More Of His Google Shares

He and Larry Page announced in February They Intended to put Some $4.4 Billion Worth of Shares on the Market

904

Israeli Startup TravelersBox Keeps You From Wasting Leftover Foreign Currency

The denominations are usually too small for any bank to handle and not worth your time exchanging.

929

Text to video co Wibbitz raises $8m

The company will use the funds to expand its US presence

1242

Holocaust survivers leave 850K life savings to USA

Peter and Joan Petrasek both survived World War II

766

Medical device co OrthoSpace raises $8m

OrthoSpace is developing a minimally-invasive medical device for the treatment of rotator-cuff tears

765

Swiss court orders Israel to pay Iran $1.1 billion in oil pipeline dispute

Court ruling reportedly caps a long-running legal dispute between the two countries before the Islamic Revolution.

810

Soros sees risk of another world war

Much depends on Chinese economy

847

Kherson doctors to undergo training in Israel

Ukrainian specialists working on the rehabilitation of soldiers returning from the ATO zone will learn from their colleagues’ experience

792

Electronic pill that helps you slim by tricking your tummy

Device looks like ordinary pill, but is packed with cutting-edge technology

888

Warren Buffett invests in Israeli co eVolution Networks

The Ramat Gan based energy savings solution company has raised $22.5 million from Berkshire Hathaway and GE Ventures

945

Intel Launches IoT Lab In Israel

The lab will focus on smart homes, cities, agriculture and transportation

1615

Mark Zuckerberg answers Ukrainians’ questions

A question from the Ukrainian audience gained the maximum number of likes in the entire history of online sessions by the Facebook founder.

846

Happify raises $5M in convertible debt to grow ’emotional fitness’ platform

We know there’s an app for everything, but is there really an app for happiness?

759

Cyber Terrorism Has Grave Psychological Impact On Victims, New Study Finds

Though it’s only “in a computer,” a new study from Israel finds that cyber terrorism actually has a distinct psychological impact on individuals

892

FST Biometrics secures $15 million investment and former PM Ehud Barak joins board

FST Biometrics were chosen to participate in the Future Sport Roadshow in the UK and presented to leading British sports teams and arenas

843

Alcohol consumption in Israel among lowest in OECD countries

New report finds binge drinking a major health risk for women, young people in developed nations

764

Israeli invention fights stunted growth in children

The children’s height-to-weight ratio was not affected, and the additive did not cause anyone to become overweight

912

Israel to purchase German warships to defend gas rigs

Four new corvettes armed with missiles and built by TKMS will defend Israel's gas rigs.

918

Israeli Doctor Offers Revolutionary Treatment with ‘Lazy Eye’ Glasses

A revolutionary Israeli invention to treat “lazy eye” in a user-friendly fashion is gaining international recognition.

767

The point of this restaurant isn’t the food; it’s about getting that perfect Instagram shot

Are you still labouring under the illusion that going out to a nice restaurant for dinner is all about the food?

877

Real-life Star Trek 'replicator' prepares meal in 30 seconds

Meals are prepared in 140 gram portions in recyclable container

812

UHaifa Prof. Wins $1.3M Grant

Dr. Wagner was awarded a grant of $1.3 million to be split between the four researchers

1009

Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Cybereason Raises $25 Million In Series B

The service gathers and displays in real time the information about the attack

1068

Israel seeks to uncover the UK's brightest tech startup

The winner will join tech startups from 20 other countries around the world in Tel Aviv in September

873

Israel-born chef wins America’s top foodie prize

Alon Shaya, 37, of the Domenica restaurant in New Orleans, takes home James Beard award on fourth try

818

Israeli Researchers: Strong Psychosomatic Processes Are Implicated In Chronic Physical Pain

The study appears on line as a publication ahead of print in the prestigious medical journal Psychosomatic Medicine.

704

Israeli company develops treatment for radiation

Haifa-based Pluristem runs study with National Institutes of Health on whether placental cell therapies can treat radiation exposure.

1004

Google Acquires Timeful To Bring Smart Scheduling To Google Apps

The core tech of Timeful involves machine learning aimed at taking the hassle out of combining scheduling and GTD task management.

954

New solution to keep veggies fresh for a month, sans fridge

Hebrew University researchers showcase new technology at Israel’s top international agricultural exhibition

1095

Israeli data storage co Infinidat raises $150m

Infinidat is on the verge of revolutionizing the enterprise storage market.

967

Apple to expand Israel development center

Apple has taken up an option to lease extra space in Herzliya Pituach and will hire hundreds more employees.

848

Google Discontinues Its Nexus 7 Tablet

People just want large tablets or very big smart phones, not a small tablet.

1892

Chelsea is Mideast’s top team

Owned by Roman Abramovich, who just bought a hotel in Israel, London soccer club is most-supported in Jordan, West Bank, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman… and Israel

1171

Facebook bans pejorative for anti-Russia Ukrainian Jews

Social network has taken down dozens of pages containing the phrase “Zhidbanderovets”

822

Researchers map human brain with GPS-like system

Discovery could be first step to comprehending how information flows and is processed in nervous system.

1027

Gilead Sciences to open Israel marketing office

The US biotech company currently markets its products in Israel through NewPharm.

1012

Peres to advise Teva

Former president of Israel Shimon Peres will provide consulting services to Teva for $10,000 monthly.

964

Israel ranked 11th happiest country in the world

The United States trailed behind, coming in at number 15.

1020

Right on Time: First Jewish App Released for New Apple Watch

One hot technology product will go with another, making the watch more useful for Jewish wearers

887

Israeli Scientists Testing Cannabis Treatment for Diabetes

Israeli scientists are testing a new therapy - with cannabis - for diabetes.

870

Israel will pay tourists for visiting Eilat

$48.50 to be offered to every passenger who visits the resort town in winter 2015-16

938

How a smartphone for the blind may save drivers’ lives

On the road, drivers should be ‘blind’ to mobile devices; an Israeli team, using tech developed for the visually impaired, has a solution.

889

BlackBerry acquires Israel’s WatchDox, to open R&D center in Israel

BlackBerry has acquired Israeli WatchDox for an estimated $150 million.

867

Israel, UK in huge new scientific cooperation agreement

A multi-year, multi-billion pound agreement will further cement the countries’ close research relations

959

Abramovich leads $30m round in OD Kobo's music start-up

Roman Abramovich invested $15 million in Israeli music sharing start-up Music Messenger.

939

Roll up your TV screen when the show is over

A pliable transparent screen for TVs, tablets and other devices could be made from a novel DNA peptide nanostructure, say Israeli researchers.

933

Could marijuana help fight cancer?

Israel’s One World Cannabis teams up with Sheba Hospital to examine claims that cannabis fights multiple myeloma

1006

Nano-bullet tech shoots down brain cancer in Tel Aviv U study

Israeli researchers may have discovered a way to beat the worst form of malignant glial tumors

892

Argentina’s Senate okays one-off compensation to AMIA blast victims

The compensation for the estates of 85 people killed will be about $170,000 for each victim.

1052

Zuckerberg: I'm bringing free internet to Europe

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reveals he will bring Facebook's free internet project to Europe

890

Viola Private Equity closes $250m investment fund

Viola Private Equity invests in growth-stage companies in software, eCommerce, cyber security, FinTech, and healthcare.

840

Cloud security co Adallom raises $30m

The financing round includes the first investment by Hewlett Packard Ventures.

752

Music education technology co Tonara raises $5m

Chinese search engine Baidu led the investment, which will accelerate growth, particularly in China.

832

New Israeli research sheds light on the moon’s origins

Study, published in Nature, proposes that the moon was formed as a result of a collision of the Earth and a major celestial body called Theia.

1233

Roman Abramovich buys Tel Aviv hotel

Abramovich has paid NIS 100 million for Neve Tzedek's Varsano Hotel, which he is expected to turn into his Israeli home.

762

Startup's pocket sensor can analyze your food

Consumer Physics' handheld spectrometer looks like sci-fi but can actually analyze food - outputting not only components but calorie count

1177

Many Jewish-owned businesses believed among victims of massive London jewelry heist

The thieves, who are believed to have entered via the roof and abseiled down the elevator shaft, may have netted up to one billion shekels-worth of diamonds and other jewelry.

756

B2B marketing platform co Folloze raises $3.3m

The investment was led by NEA, Cervin Ventures and TriplePoint Ventures, with participation by angel investors.

1039

Israeli scientists develop body armor inspired by fish skin

The protective yet flexible material could be used to protect soldiers and space-walking astronauts.

1003

Cancer drug found effective in treating autoimmune baldness

Drug in clinical trials as an alopecia treatment.

1117

Israeli tech powers longest-ever driverless car journey

Delphi’s San Francisco-to-Manhattan autonomous vehicle adventure uses Mobileye’s Advanced Drive Assistance System

973

Khosla Ventures Invests In Israeli Medical Imaging Startup Zebra

Researchers hope anonymized medical imaging can identify diseases more accurately and earlier than is currently possible.

812

Cloud services co TriPlay raises $11m

TriPlay will use the funds for marketing, accelerating R&D and growing its user base.

902

Fridman to spend 16 billion on purchasing telecommunication assets of EU and USA

Mikhail Fridman is prepared to acquire business in various spheres.

806

Heart muscle cells regrown in medical research breakthrough

Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Victor Chang Institute in Sydney make discovery which may have major implications for heart attack sufferers

924

A Pomegranate-Date Cocktail A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, Israeli Researchers Find

A team of researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has discovered that the combination of pomegranate juice and dates along with their pits provide maximum protection against atherosclerosis, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

1117

Best startup that solves capital’s problems to be rewarded in Kiev

Maxim Yakover is on the jury of the competition for startups with a prize of 200,000 hryvnia.

953

Founder of Chasopis opens School of Ukrainian entrepreneurship

Students can expect 45 hours of practice, 15 hours of accompaniment and 7 hours of individual consultations from 20 mentors

885

Israeli seabirds make record flight to Africa

Two tiny Israeli-born little terns fly 4,000 miles to winter hideout in Mozambique

832

Israeli experts develop grapes that grow all year round

Researchers successfully grow existing variety of seedless grape during winter months

862

Eye treatment co EyeYon raises $2m

The company has developed a contact lens for treating corneal edema.

909

On-demand transit co Via raises $27m

The funding was led by Pitango VC, with Hearst Ventures, Roman Abramovich's Ervington Investments, and 83North.

850

Wix buys Israeli start-up Moment.Me

Moment.Me, whose platform creates multimedia albums of events, is Wix's third acquisition in a year.

903

Israel approves natural gas exports to Jordan

$500-million deal will sell 1.87 billion cubic meters of gas to private companies over the next 15 years

956

Israeli Tax Authority Insists Google And Facebook Pay Taxes

A company can now be considered a permanent establishment in Israel even when its activity is performed mainly via the Internet.

798

Israel joins the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

srael's membership in the Bank will open opportunities for integration of Israeli companies in various infrastructure projects, which will be financed by the bank.

849

Europe’s biggest bank now Israeli tech customer

Santander is investing $5 million in Israel’s MyCheck, making its initial foray into locally made financial technology

1511

Fresh hope that 2,000-year old seed could restore extinct biblical Judean palm

Methuselah the 10-foot tall date palm tree is a boy, researchers say, and think a female may be found.

811

Israeli firm Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion

Auspex's lead product candidate is aimed at treating symptoms associated with Huntington's disease.

903

Israel’s Intelescope Solutions Raises $8.3 Million

“With our sights on the enormous forestry industry, the combination of our analysis, client data and the cloud, will transform the industry."

946

Meerkat, hit Israeli social media startup, raises $14 million

Investors include Hollywood A-listers, but Twitter launches rival service.

1439

Rival Rothschild branches face court battle over family name

No entity has the right to lay sole claim to the Rothschild name.

1240

Situation surrounding Ukrnafta inspires Kiev resident to create startup

Editor of “New Channel” sells cups with portrait of Kolomoisky.

868

Israeli scientists crack the mystery of Saturn's day

New research at Tel Aviv University determines that the planet takes seven minutes less than previously thought to complete full turn on its axis.

833

Israeli Cyber Security Researchers Discover New Method To Hack Air-Gapped Computers Using Heat

By regulating the heat patterns, binary data is turned into thermal signals.

1300

Ukraine plans to purchase defense equipment from Israel

A delegation from Dnepropetrovsk visited Israel to hold talks.

1081

Roman Abramovich leads investment in Israel's iAngels

iAngels has developed a model for investment of small amounts in start-ups, based on experienced investors.

1120

Microsoft inaugurates new Haifa R&D center

The new building houses 150 engineers and Microsoft is recruiting dozens more employees in Israel.

965

Israel to host world's biggest science conference

Dozens of world renowned scientists, Nobel Prize laureates and 400 young people considered the future generation of global science will participate in a major event in Jerusalem this summer.

825

Innovative treatment in Israel saves Syrian rebel’s leg

A young Syrian fighter who arrived in Israel in critical condition, received experimental treatment that helped save his leg. The doctors gave him a wrench so that he can continue treatment when back in Syria.

898

50 shades of graze: Gazelles get their own nature park in Jerusalem

Activists fought long battle against plan to build a new neighborhood on site, near the Holyland development.

829

Israel hosts international Cybertech conference

More than 5,000 people from 50 countries are expected to attend two-day cyber security exhibition in Tel Aviv

889

Israeli tech promises a sharper pair of glasses

Multifocal-busting technology and more will be on display at this year’s Israel Machine Vision Conference

1206

Israeli RT Surveillance System Skystar 180 Approved For Purchase By US Army

The U.S. Army encourages companies from around the world to submit technologies, in the form of production-ready devices and products, for approval.

910

NewCO2Fuels Markets Revolutionary Alternative To Fuel Based On Water And CO2

Turning water and carbon dioxide (the dreaded CO2) into sustainable fuel may sound like science fiction, but Israeli researchers and companies are making it a reality.

986

Application for smartphones with news from Ukraine launched in Israel

The “News lightning” application was developed with innovative floating interface technology.

919

Ashton Kutcher And Guy Oseary Launch Sound Ventures

Kutcher and Oseary moving up to invest other people’s money.

910

TAU Study Finds Narcolepsy Bears Autoimmune Hallmarks

Tel Aviv University researcher finds an autoimmune process plays major role in triggering neurological disorder.

883

Kenigshtein and Utkin to launch grant fund for startups to help soldiers

Ilya Kenigshtein has been appointed executive director of the new project.

853

Israeli researchers working on world's first lab-grown chicken

Task is more difficult than producing the first lab-grown hamburger, a $300,000 beef patty cooked up at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, researchers say.

860

Australia holds first Limmud FSU conference

Some 400 people attend event tailored for Russian-speaking Jews, in effort to connect them to Judaism.

957

Israel’s SHL Telemedicine Signs Japan Distribution Agreement For Smartheart

We are delighted to have signed this important distribution agreement in Japan with USCI. It is a validation for the unique features of our smartheart.

832

2 Major Neuroscience Awards At Braintech 2015

The prizes acknowledge the work of neuroscientists and mathematicians.

781

Israelis win best app award with Fansino

The phone app Fansino, developed by two Israelis, won Best App of the Year at the mobile industry’s largest cross-platform applications showcase.

1026

Korogodsky presents new book We Had Sex

The book is intended for readers of different age groups.

925

Heartbeat Is Complex, Synchronized Event, Find Weizmann Institute and Penn Scientists

The study may help define the limitations of existing therapies for abnormal heartbeat and, in the future, suggest ways of designing new ones.

1096

PayPal buys Israeli cyber security co CyActive

CyActive describes itself as a predictive cyber security company.

774

Singapore seeks to ramp up Israel investment

Both are high-tech nations with small populations, meaning they have to turn to broader markets.

1114

Swiss firm Temenos buys Israeli-run startup Multifonds for $262m

Multifonds employs 470 people in 14 offices globally.

1005

Weizmann Institute Study: People Sniff Their Hands Twice As Much After A Handshake

The amount of air inhaled by the volunteers through the nose doubled when they brought their hands to their face.

938

Nanotech Drug Delivery Method For Cancer Could Replace Conventional Chemotherapy

Anyone who knows a person in the midst of chemotherapy is aware that anti-cancer drugs often take a very harsh toll on the body.

902

Tower wins major Intel IR sensor deal

Intel chose Tower's CMOS image sensor platform for its unparalleled pixel performance at near infrared light.

1022

Remini App Offers Instant Communication Between Teachers And Parents

What parents and schools are finding out about Remini is that it is a secure space to share a child's memories and achievements with the people who really count.

1123

Israeli lawyer shares experience with Crimean migrants

The head of the law firm came to Ukraine especially to take part in a round table.

954

Could the Electronic Tongue save us from bad coffee?

An Israeli college has replaced human tasters with a high-tech one that, in addition to developing the perfect pomegranate drink, could boost agricultural exports and more.

832

In video, Coca Cola recalls 'good old times' of Nazi rule in Germany

Following criticism, the company pulls the Fanta 75th anniversary video.

932

Tel Aviv U Researcher Stops Tumor Proliferation With Nanoparticples

Tel Aviv University researchers' groundbreaking strategy stops brain tumor cell proliferation with targeted nanoparticles.

921

Israel companies profit from popularity on London Stock Exchange

UK investors attending a summit at the LSE on Monday were told that interest in Israeli companies had grown steadily.

924

Hebrew University develops ‘breakthough’ method to suppress malaria parasite’s harmful genes

Jerusalem researchers have discovered the genetic mechanism by which the 'Plasmodium falciparum' parasite evades the body’s immune response to cause the most dangerous type of human malaria.

979

Israeli scientists help you quit smoking while you sleep

Through smell stimulus association, smokers can change behavior and decrease cigarette addition.

1189

Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise Israel visit

Head of tech giant meets President Reuven Rivlin, opens new R&D center in Herzliya

902

Daydreaming improves efficiency, Israeli study finds

Researchers at Bar-Ilan University say a wandering mind can boost brain function and improve task performance

883

Israel and Canada to help Ukrainian farmers

30,000 families in four Oblasts of the country will receive aid.

940

Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp of Approval

Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders.

918

Israel’s fuel saving ‘Taxibot’ deployed in German airport

Innovative IAI-developed tug vehicle tows aircraft from gate to runway; expected to reduce carbon emissions and cut fuel costs

847

Israeli, UK researchers awarded £3m grants

The grants are part of a £10 million program for cooperation between the UK and Israel on regenerative medicine.

969

Israelis are growing coral in the desert for medical purposes

Far from the ocean, deep in Israel’s Negev Desert, man-made coral reefs are being grown inside large aquariums to be turned into bone grafts.

1287

Israeli tourism suffers from war in Ukraine

Israeli holy sites are empty because of the war in Donbass.

804

Microsoft to buy Israeli company N-trig for at least $200m

N-trig was valued at $75 million last February.

835

Wiki founder wins $1m Israeli prize

Jimmy Wales, 5 other laureates, honored for achievements in science, technology, cultural accomplishments

1040

Ukrainian IT companies criticise the authorities for the lack of reform

In Ukraine seven representatives of the IT sphere have shown the president and the prime minister the ‘yellow card’ for indecision in matters of reform.

1042

Israeli researchers discover link between autism and Alzheimer’s

Lack of a single gene — ADNP — could be the common cause of conditions that affect males and females differently

1038

Israelis held $10 billion in secret Swiss bank accounts

Only people from five countries held more money at the HSBC branch between 1988 and 2007, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

879

Zuckerbergs Make Historic $75 Million Grant To San Francisco General Hospital

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s donation will help equip and furnish the hospital’s new building as well as enable the hospital to provide patients with ongoing support.

926

Israeli tech start-up reinvented the microwave

With Goji’s RF technology, dinner will come out perfectly done in minutes

802

2015 Israeli high-tech exits reach $862m

Acquisitions by Amazon, Microsoft, Dropbox and others have enriched many Israeli entrepreneurs in the first few weeks of this year.

927

New Israeli App Improves Concentration with Eye-Tracking

Israeli startup behind app which uses smartphones to battle attention issues - likely the first of its kind.

876

GetGems: The startup where social networking meets bitcoin

You can send text messages and money through this app, which will be giving out 'gems,' its own virtual currency, over the next three years.

901

Intel expands in Israel via Germany

Intel is expanding its already massive presence Israel indirectly.

930

Ukraine has risen and Israel has dropped in the ranking of the best countries for doing business

In the ranking of the best countries for doing business compiled by the World Bank, Ukraine rose to 96th place and Israel dropped to 40th place.

967

Garik Korogorsky: I want to take Ukrainian citizenship while keeping my Israeli citizenship

The flamboyant Kiev millionaire, co-owner of the Dream Town shopping center which had an annual turnover of 419 million hryvnia in 2014, has posted an open letter to deputies on his Facebook page.

1099

Deputy chairman of Donetsk community Ieguda Kellerman is alive

The latest attempt to “play the anti-Semitic card, to sow panic in the Jewish community not only in regions controlled by terrorists, but throughout all Ukraine” has been unmasked.

943

Intel evacuates factory over bomb threat, where many Israelis work

Intel Ireland evacuated thousands of employees, dozens of them Israelis, from its factory not far from Dublin over a bomb threat. The Independent reported that a call was made at 6:30am (8:30am Israel time) alerting to the bomb, leading Special Forces to conduct searches in the factory.

1001

First single-malt whiskey distillery to open in Israel

In 2017 in Jaffa, the first distillery in Israel will open, which will manufacture the single-malt whiskey Milk & Honey.

949

Google and IDC Herzliya launch annual award in online journalism

Google has teamed up with the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya to launch an annual award for journalists and publications engaged in online journalism.

1090

Free webinars from JewSpace to help Jews from Ukraine find jobs

The leading staff recruitment expert of the CIS will hold webinars on the JewSpace portal for members of the Jewish community who want to find jobs.

1200

Israeli designer builds futuristic complex in Abu-Dhabi

The Israeli designer Dror Benshetrit helped to turn the island of Nurai by the shoreline of Abu Dhabi into an elite settlement with unique underground and underwater houses, which create the illusion of solitude for their inhabitants.

996

Israeli entrepreneurs: war in Ukraine may stimulate development of technology

Military experience unites people and helps to create long-lasting business partnerships in peacetime. This opinion was expressed by managing partner at Hybrid Capital Ilia Kenigshtein at a business seminar in Ukraine.

1242

El Al postponed flight to Kiev due to strike

EL AL, Israel’s leading airline, has announced Sunday that four of its central flights to Kiev, Newark, London and Budapest were delayed due to purposeful disruption on the part of their pilots.

1029

Haifa Port May Soon Become Entertainment & Commercial Zone

Haifa port may soon undergo a facelift, with a plan for redevelopment to include an entertainment zone, a commercial zone and links to the city’s beaches.

984

Israeli startups set record for exits in 2014

Israeli high-tech and biotech startups witnessed a record year of acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPOs), according to end-of-year reports by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ethosia Human Resources.

988

Lawsuit Filed Against Revlon CEO for Anti-Semitic Remarks

A discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Revlon cosmetics CEO Lorenzo Delpani for making bigoted remarks against African-Americans, Jews, and Americans in general.

1206

Vaccine developed in Israel which blocks 90% of cancer types

The Israeli biotech company Vaxil BioTherapeutics has developed a cancer vaccine which can prevent the return of 90% of the various types of this fatal disease.

984

Gaza conflict had a minor effect on tourism in Israel

Summer's Gaza conflict had a minor effect on overall number of visitors to Israel last year, thanks to a significant increase in arrivals in first half of year.

976

Intel to invest $550 million in Israel through 2020

Intel has promised to spend at least $550 million in Israel in the next five years.

1043

Two first graders started a fundraising campaign to find a cure for a rare disease

First-grade buddies raise $1 million with donations streaming in from 60 countries across the globe.

1105

Smartphone for disabled people developed in Israel

Electrical power engineer Giora Livne, who has been in a wheelchair for nine years, and application developer Oded Ben Dov from Israel have created the Sesame smartphone for disabled people.

1042

Crisis in Russia threatens export of Israeli agricultural produce

Israeli farmers are worried about the fall of the ruble and the possible recession in the Russian economy because of the growth of dependence on the Russian market, in connection with the unofficial boycott of Israeli produce in the EU and the oversaturation of the European market

1320

New gas field discovered in Israel

A new natural gas field has been discovered on the Mediterranean coastline of Israel – the third largest to be found in Israeli waters

1493

Baidu invests $3 million in Israeli start-up

The Chinese Internet giant Baidu has made its first direct investment in the Israeli start-up company Pixellot

1144

Israeli company learns to make cellulose from waste water

The young Israeli company Applied Cleantech, which works in the field of eco-technology, has launched a campaign to raise funds to develop technology for using waste water to make cellulose

1635

45% of Ukrnefteburenie taken from Kolomoisky in court

The Ukrainian supreme economic court refused to restore ownership rights to 44.999% of shares in Ukrnefteburenie

1183

Israeli confectioner wins at international chocolate exhibition

The confectioner Ika Chocolate from Tel-Aviv won the gold medal at the International Chocolate Awards in London for a truffle with a mixture of za’atar herbs