Jewish Journal

Microsoft Corp., Israel agree to strategic cooperation


November 5, 2012 | 10:30 am

Microsoft Israel building in Haifa. Photo by Wikipedia/Mattes

Israel and the Microsoft Corporation have agreed to a strategic cooperation to advance computing technology.

Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer met on Monday in Israel with government officials... read full article

  • Israeli solar power pioneers take global step forward [UPDATE]


    October 30, 2012 | 11:00 am

    The president of Arava Power Company, Yosef Abramowitz, hired a Tel Aviv firm to raise $10 million to fund the development of solar fields outside Israel.

    DS Apex M&A Ltd. will help this new global venture expand the development of solar fields globally, Abramowitz said Sunday.

  • Criminalize anti-Semitic websites, Rome provincial council says in motion


    October 30, 2012 | 9:40 am

    Rome’s provincial council is calling for websites that promote racism and anti-Semitism to be blocked and such online hatred criminalized.

    The council on Monday unanimously passed a motion voicing solidarity with Rome local official Carla Di Veroli and with the Rome Jewish...

  • Space center dedicated in Arab-Israeli city drops Ramon’s name


    October 24, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    A space center that opened in the Arab-Israeli city of Taybeh was not named for the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon following opposition from city residents.

    The Taybeh Space Center was dedicated Tuesday. It was to be called the Ilan Ramon Space Center. Instead, under the name...

  • ‘Dead Jew’ is newest anti-Semitic phrase on French Twitter


    October 22, 2012 | 9:37 am

    Hundreds of French Twitter users wrote the phrase “a dead Jew” on Twitter after the company removed some anti-Semitic content.

    Twitter agreed to pull anti-Semitic materials offline on Oct. 19 after the Union of French Jewish Students threatened legal action. During that week, a...

  • Facebook removes Hezbollah page


    October 18, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    Facebook removed pages for Hezbollah, its affiliated Al-Manar television station and its leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah.

    It is the second time that the social networking site has removed pages for the Lebanon-based Hezbollah; the first time was in August, but the group created new pages.

    The Middle East Media Research Institute had reported on the original and new pages.

  • ‘Good Jew’ hashtag is third most popular on French Twitter


    October 15, 2012 | 10:06 am

    A French nonprofit said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users following an explosion of French-language anti-Semitic messages.

    SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, made the statement on its website after the phrase UnBonJuif on...

  • Two American economists win Nobel Prize


    October 15, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley, American economists with ties to Israeli universities, won the Nobel Prize for economics.

    The professors won the prize, called the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, for their research in how to make economic markets work better by more...

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