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Findings in space, the new Israeli YouTube hit, Zombies in TLV and more…This week from Israel!

by Noga Gur-Arieh

March 17, 2014 | 12:03 pm

Making discoveries in outer space/ Wikipedia.

An international honor

The International Space University (ISU) has announced that the Technion in Israel will host the ISU's Annual Space Studies Program in the summer of 2016.  This is a major achievement for Israel’s Technological Institution and for the State of Israel.

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Israel joins the Million Women March

On Thursday, thousands of women from all around the world, including Israel, took part in a campaign to raise awareness to endometriosis, a debilitating and painful gynecological disorder, from which more than 200 million women and girls suffer. The month of March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Last week’s EndoMarch was the first time a joint global awareness effort is taking place.

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Want to spend a night in Israel? Open your wallet

Hotel prices in Israel put the Jewish state in the fifth place among 68 of the world's countries, according to the annual Hotel Price Index survey. According to the survey, the average price of a hotel room reserved in Israeli hotels in 2013 was £141 (NIS 817 or $235), which was only cheaper than Monaco, Oman, Mauritius and Singapore.

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The Israeli annual Zombie Walk took place in Tel Aviv

Kids – cover your eyes! Horror fans from all across the country gathered for the pre-Purim annual Zombie Walk in Tel Aviv, hungry for BBBRRRRAAAAIIIINNNNSSS!

 


A new star plays “peek- a- boo” with Israeli Astronomers

A star some 50 light-years from Earth was seen by Tel Aviv University astronomers last week as playing “peek-a-boo.” It was covered by a celestial body in the solar system that belongs to the “family” of Pluto. The rare event occurred on the night between Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5 and seen at TAU’s Wise Observatory near Mitzpe Ramon.

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Rock and Rolling in Israel

The chances of a Rolling Stones concert in Israel this summer are growing: Israel newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv has been reserved on June 4 as the venue for the legendary British rock group's performance, and that the date has been approved by the band's representatives.

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The new Israeli YouTube hit for Children

TuTiTu, a 3-D animation series for children, got more than one billion views on YouTube. The surprising worldwide hit belongs to a small Israeli startup. Yossi Dahan, who stands behind the TuTiTu YouTube channel, created this colorful world after his first-born came to the world.  

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Israelis to assist West Virginia

A major chemical leak several weeks ago shut down the supply of clean water in West Virginia for days, damaging the economy. To help the state avoid a repeat scenario, a group of Israeli water professionals volunteered to help.

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Disabled Israeli swimmer breaks records

Swimmer Itzhak Mamistvalov, an athlete at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled and member of the Paralympics squad has set a new world record in the 50-meter freestyle at the Denmark Open swimming tournament for the disabled. Mamistvalov, who competed in the S1 category, the class for swimmers with the most severe disabilities, clocked 1:03.80 minutes, an improvement of 13 hundredths of a second on the previous record.

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The big dentists Aliyah

An unprecedented number of 20 dentists from around the United States, who are planning to make Aliyah to Israel, gathered recently to take the Israeli Dentistry Licensing Exam, which was held for them at the Nefesh B’Nefesh offices in Paramus, New Jersey.

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And a bonus: the IDF wishes us all Happy Purim!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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