Jewish Journal


January 7, 2013

This week from Israel



Found their Waze

After recommending their users to try the navigation application, Waze, apple might purchase the Israeli startup, which has become an international success in the past year. Waze is a GPS system/Social network. Its users contribute map data, and report traffic incidents, delays, police ambushes, etc., which can help other users find alternative routes or directions and get to their destination as soon as possible. Reportedly, Apple and Waze are on their way to make a deal worth hundreds of millions of Dollars.

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Israel says "no" to animal testing

After banning animal testing in Israeli Cosmetics industry in 2007, Israeli decision-makers decided to go all the way in terms of fighting animal testing. The Knesset passed a law which limits the import, marketing and sale of any cosmetics, toiletries or detergents whose manufacturing process involves animal testing.

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TLV's finest cuisine

When we visit someplace new, one of the first things we take in our mind is the local food. We are always looking for something that's not too foreign, but also not McDonald's. Planning on paying a visit to Israel? Make sure you don't miss the best of the best when it comes to food. Judith Goldstein of the Jerusalem Post, made a list of the best dining places in Tel-Aviv.

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Looking on the bright side of life

Israel's British Film Festival, held on behalf of the British Council, will open in Cinemas across Israel in late January. Beside premiers of several new British films and screenings of some British classics, the festival will salute Monty Python.  It will include some classic films by the jolly gang, as well as a special premier. Is the gang back together?

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The Chinese woo Israel

Israel has always been the best of the best when it comes to technology: from startups to security. Now, leading Chinese companies are looking for investments in Israeli technology to help boost their growth and development, similar to what U.S. companies have done in the past two decades.

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The Photoshop law

After a massive published discussion on the matter of the too-skinny, too Photoshopped models, which set examples for young girls, the Knesset passed a law, which might put an end to the false standards  of beauty. The law is banning underweight models in advertisements, and forces advertising companies to mention, in bold letters, any use of Photoshop, when portraying a model.

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How did Hitler really die?

According to director Noam Shalev, and researcher Pablo Weschler, Hitler did not spend his last days in a bunker, nor did he commit suicide, but ended his life in quite a different way. This theory of theirs is presented in their upcoming documentary:  Revealed: Hitler in Argentina.

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Happy 111th birthday to KKL

Land redemption, land reclamation, the Blue Box, stamps, and all that's "green" in Israel: Keren Kayemeth Le'Israel-Jewish National Fund, is now celebrating 111 years of activities.

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