Jewish Journal

This week from Israel

by Noga Gur-Arieh

September 23, 2013 | 12:10 pm

Shared agriculture

Cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The Israeli and Palestinian Agriculture Ministries agreed to revive some of the joint committees formed in the 1990s under the Oslo Accords, which were frozen 13 years ago. The ministries also decided to join forces in establishing a regional center for agronomic cooperation.

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BDS?! Not on our watch!

We all already know this, but cooperation is always a better solution than rivalry. This way, everybody is a winner. Hani Alami, a Palestinian entrepreneur, has purchased Alvarion, an Israeli telecommunications company, for 10.5 million dollars.

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A new Israeli startup on its way to the top

A new Israeli startup, Curiyo, is a browser add-on that allows users to get more information about just about anything on the web, using dynamic contextual technology they can live with. How does it work? When the user hovers their mouse over the line, they see a question mark, and clicking on that symbol activates a pop-up box that provides more information about the term.

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What happens when the grandson of former Defense Minister visits Ramallah?

One big mess. Journalist Lior Dayan, grandson of former Defense Minister, Moshe Dayan, visited Ramallah as part of an Israeli Docu-reality television series, in order to check out the nightlife of the Palestinian city. He posed as a Polish tourist but was recognized and caused quite a commotion.

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Happy after all

We are surrounded by enemies, our beaches are more polluted, the country is becoming more and more crowded, and yet we are happy! According to an annual report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israelis are living longer, happier lives than ever before.

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Israelis scientists offer a solution to famine

Another Israeli idea than can change the world for the better: an Israeli team of scientists has developed a new technology which may enable crops to weather draughts worldwide, thus minimizing famine and strife.

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WiFi in TLV

Finally, in happened! Tel-Aviv now offers citywide WiFi . 60 hotspots deployed across the city allow residents and guests to surf the Internet for free. Twenty additional wireless access points will be added later on, the Municipality said in a statement.

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Wiki Israel
The online database’s “Wiki Loves Monuments” international photography competition is currently underway. The contest runs September 15 through October 15, simultaneously in 46 countries, so if you visited Israel recently and took some good photos of Israeli heritage sites, feel free to submit!

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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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