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Israel at 73: Alive, kicking and ailing

April 14th, 2021|

Israel is descending into quasi-authoritarianism, led by a prime minister who is facing a corruption trial and spewing incendiary rhetoric. But not all is bleak

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U.S. lawmakers to ‘review’ Biden’s multi-billion weapons sale to UAE

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The $23 billion weapons sale, including F-35 jets, was given the green light by the president earlier in the week, but the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman raises concerns

Explosive drone targets Erbil airport in Iraq

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Explosions were heard in the area and a warning siren sounded at the US consulate in Erbil, according to Arabic media.

European powers: Iran’s enrichment move jeopardizes nuclear talks

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'Iran's dangerous recent communication is contrary to the constructive spirit and good faith of these discussions,' say Britain, France and Germany after Tehran decides to enrich uranium to 60 percent in wake of Natanz attack

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Ukraine: Russia may store nuclear weapons in Crimea

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Ukraine's defense minister said on Wednesday that Russia is preparing Crimea for potentially storing nuclear weapons.

Azerbaijan slammed for display of Armenian wartime helmets

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For some online, the images and caricatures evoked “genocide,” with posts comparing the helmets to “trophies” collected by other regimes.

Biden proposes summit with Putin amid tensions over Ukraine

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The conversation was only the second between the two leaders since Biden became president on Jan. 20 and it took place amid growing US and European concerns about Russian treatment of Ukraine.

Port-TLV Project launched in LA

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The project is represented in the U.S. by Hollywood realtor Mauricio Umansky and is the first Israeli project that the prominent real estate agent has handled.

Israeli AI company Swapp raises $7 million dollars in seed money

January 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Israeli AI company Swapp raises $7 million dollars in seed money

Swapp is a company that uses a single AI platform that it developed in order to help construction companies and real estate developers to easily develop their construction plans and their budget.

Israeli firms are to compete in New York’s new clean energy competition

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"NYPA's collaboration with Israeli technology companies will yield mutual benefit by introducing new solutions for commercial usage in large scale electric utilities."

Three Israeli start-ups appear in Forbes 2021 list

January 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Three Israeli start-ups appear in Forbes 2021 list

Known as the Start-up Nation, Israel has proven to be one of the most advanced countries in the field of machine-learning.

Third time’s the charm for Batsheva Ensemble’s ‘Girlanda’

April 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Third time’s the charm for Batsheva Ensemble’s ‘Girlanda’

For the third attempt, the company has decided to return to its ‘Plan A’ and hold the performances on the stage of the Suzanne Dellal Center.

Raphie Etgar’s final offering at Museum on the Seam shows social flashpoints

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Etgar’s swansong is called “Life/ Still Life/ Land” and, true to the museum’s enduring sociopolitical purview, takes a sober and unblinking look at the acerbic side of society here.

Over the abyss

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Lead actor from Netflix hit Shtisel to headline JNF-USA event

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Michael Aloni will be interviewed by Danna Stern, Managing Director of Israel’s yes Studios, who Hollywood Reporter credits with “turning Israel into a global television powerhouse.”

Will Israel’s energy future be primarily solar power?

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"From the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, this is the first region in the world to have achieved 100% daytime solar power."

Amazon, Hebrew University partner up to tackle quantum computing

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AWS brings quantum computing researchers and engineers together to accelerate development on quantum computing algorithms and technology, a statement by HU said.

Robot-surgery company Memic raises $96m.

April 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Robot-surgery company Memic raises $96m.

Funding will support the commercialization of the company's Hominis robotic-assisted surgical platform in the US and potentially in other countries around the world

New study changes our understanding of human brain evolution

April 8th, 2021|Comments Off on New study changes our understanding of human brain evolution

We thought an advanced frontal lobe was a basal human condition, but the earliest archaic humans to leave Africa and reach Europe had a frontal cortex like chimps

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Shtisel: How a TV show on a haredi family has enthralled Jews and non-Jews

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Even those who don’t generally watch television at all, let alone Israeli TV, have been caught up in the phenomenon that is Shtisel.

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Third time’s the charm for Batsheva Ensemble’s ‘Girlanda’

By | April 15th, 2021|Categories: Entertainment|

For the third attempt, the company has decided to return to its ‘Plan A’ and hold the performances on the stage of the Suzanne Dellal Center.

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Raphie Etgar’s final offering at Museum on the Seam shows social flashpoints

By | April 15th, 2021|Categories: Entertainment|

Etgar’s swansong is called “Life/ Still Life/ Land” and, true to the museum’s enduring sociopolitical purview, takes a sober and unblinking look at the acerbic side of society here.

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U.S. lawmakers to ‘review’ Biden’s multi-billion weapons sale to UAE

By | April 14th, 2021|Categories: Middle East|

The $23 billion weapons sale, including F-35 jets, was given the green light by the president earlier in the week, but the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman raises concerns

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