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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    Meet ZRRO- the new Israeli Startup about to take over the world, and the next big thing you didn’t even know you need.


    ZRRO is a standalone Android-based console that connects to any TV to make it smart. ZRRO comes with an amazing hover and touch controller powered by ZRRO's...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    Zohar Argov was an Israeli singer who took the nation by storm in the 1980’s with his distinctive, deep voice, becoming “The King of Oriental Music.”


    Argov, born Zohar Orkabi, came from a poor socioeconomic background. He was the youngest of ten siblings, and as a child,...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Want to watch classic record covers come to life? 

    Two very talented Israelis, Vania Heymann (who created the unique interactive clip for Bob Dylan’s classic song - “Like A Rolling Stone") and musicial/comedian Roy Kafri, joined forces to create a very unique music video that...

  • Enough With the “Holocaust Chic!”

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 weeks ago

    In the past year or so, several retail stores have placed for sale clothing items that resemble, almost too well, the uniforms prisoners in Nazi concentration camps were forced to wear. Time and time again, these stores offer their sincere apologies for the “mistake,” releasing...

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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 weeks ago

    Technology – it makes our lives so much easier, but it also holds great danger, especially if we don't have the right tools to protect ourselves.


    What do you do in order to protect your computer from being hacked? Can you do the same for your car? A new Israeli invention tries...

  • Things I’ve learned from my first journey to the Far East.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 4, 2015 | 8:34 am

    I have recently returned from my first trip to the Far East. Besides being a journey through some of the world’s most beautiful sceneries, my two weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia were truly eye-opening, and taught me just how little I know about the world and my place in it.


    When...

  • Inernational Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 - WATCH some of the most outrageous Holocaust deniers

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 30, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Typing the word "Holohoax" on YouTube reveals a world of hundreds of Holocaust denial videos. Hateful people spend hours, days and even years to develop conspiracy theories that supposedly prove the Holocaust never existed, or that it did occur, but it was nothing like history...

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day - we must remember, remind and never forget.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 27, 2015 | 8:38 am

    Seven years ago, I stood on Auschwitz Birkenau’s railroad, where more than 1 million Jews were led to their death only 65 years beforehand.  It was part of a special 8-day journey offered to 11th graders in Israel, to travel to Poland and learn more, and from up-close, about the...

  • Record-breaking “exits,” SmartHomes, new Arab high tech and more - this week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 26, 2015 | 8:49 am

    Amazon's new Israeli purchase

    After the announcement that cloud storage giant Dropbox acquired Israel-based startup CloudOn, another Israeli company may be bought out by a big name oversees. According to Calcalist, Amazon is in negotiations with the Israeli chip-maker Annapurna...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 23, 2015 | 12:33 pm

    This weekend, I would like to introduce you to a new revolutionary Israeli app, which takes social networks “tagging” to a whole new level.


    Let’s say you visit a new restaurant, are truly impressed by one of the dishes, and want to share it with others. You could leave a review...

  • Osem vs. Heinz, the “new WhatsApp,” Egypt gas deal and more…This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 19, 2015 | 8:40 am


    Elbit wins $117 million deal with Israel’s Ministry of Defense

    Elbit Systems Ltd. has won Israeli Ministry of Defense contracts worth a total of approximately $117 million, for the supply of Command, Control, Computer, Communications and Intelligence (C4I) systems and...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 16, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    I’m sure most of you already know all about Wix, and probably even use the web-development platform. But did you know it’s an Israeli invention?


    Wix is a cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites, through the use of their...

  • Israel’s three days of actual winter - watch the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 8, 2015 | 8:49 am

    The way us, Israelis, react to temperature drop, can really seem strange to anyone living in a country with actual wintertime. Living in such a warm place, we only get about a month or two of winter, with one weekend of a "crazy, out of control" storm. Obviously, we all go crazy...

  • New low for economy, new cure for cancer, tourism drop and more- This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 5, 2015 | 8:43 am

    Israeli startups set a record for exits in 2014

    Israeli high-tech and biotech startups witnessed a record year of acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPOs), according to end-of-year reports by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ethosia Human Resources. The...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 2, 2015 | 12:58 pm

    Today, I would like to present to you an Israeli online store, which allows visitors to take home a piece of Jerusalem. The City of David store is located at the heart of the actual City of David in Jerusalem, but also sells products online. It offers special products from the City...

  • Looking back on 2014 - the most beautiful Israeli moments

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 30, 2014 | 8:02 am

    In the year of 2014, Israelis have been through a lot. From the war in Gaza through multiple terror attacks and people turning against each other based on political views, through the announcement of going to a second election in four years. Those difficult times drained our...

  • Oil spill costs, Segway successor, nonstop summer and more…This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 29, 2014 | 8:45 am

    Decline in cruise ships docking

    Cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in 2014 in comparison with the year before. The overall trend of declining cruise ship traffic has its roots in a conflict between Israel and Hamas, but not the one of 2014. It was around...

  • So Israel is a little bit of a fixer-upper…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 24, 2014 | 8:33 am

    In recent years, it seems as if every policy Israeli decision makers issue is followed by massive, harsh criticism by the global community. World leaders use every opportunity to look down at Israel's leaders, judge them for their "problematic decision" and urge them to reconsider...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 19, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    This week, I would like to urge you to watch the best Israeli film of the year – Zero Motivation!


    It is a dark comedy by director Talya Lavie, which exposes the viewer to the everyday life of  young women serving  in an IDF unit at a remote desert base. They serve in a human...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 12, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    This week, I would like to introduce you to a brand new Israeli musical group, which is about to take over the Israeli playlist very soon.

    Snorkel is mostly about soft rock, with a touch of funk and an addictive sound. They are a combination of the very best of various well-known...

  • A new branding, meal-in-a-box, IDF’s race and more…This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 8, 2014 | 8:38 am

    No oil from Saudi Arabia

    Despite various reports on Israeli and Arab media, Saudi Arabia is most likely not willing to start selling oil to Israel. According to the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA, several news outlets reported that Riyadh’s oil minister Ali Bin Ibrahim al-Naimi raised...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 5, 2014 | 1:45 pm


    How many times have you promised yourself that "the diet starts tomorrow," but couldn't keep that promise? Sometimes it seems that no matter how much we want to live and maintain a healthier lifestyle, temptations around us prevent it from happening.

    A new Israeli startup,...

  • How to fight anti-Semitism online?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 3, 2014 | 8:18 am

    What do you do when you see hate speech on your Facebook or Twitter feed? Do you calm yourself down, swallow the bitter pill and move on, or do you comment bravely and report the image/page/user/group?

    For Israeli student Shay Amiran- Pugachov, fighting anti-Semitism and hate...

  • Solar backpack, Arab high-tech and more - This week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 1, 2014 | 8:23 am

    Elbit creating an electrically powered public transportation

    Israel- originated high-tech giant, Elbit, is creating an electrically powered public transportation system with neither overhead cables nor battery life issues. Elbit is developing an electric bus charging system that...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 28, 2014 | 11:53 am

    This week, I would like to introduce you to the most Hollywood-like Israeli TV series, which is a combination of non-stop action, thrills and drama.

    New-York, which is filmed partly in Manhattan and partly in Israel, tells the story of Yossi Elharizi, the illegitimate son of...

  • Israeli ambassador to the UN said “J’accuse” to the global community

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 25, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Israeli ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, slammed members of the UN for their hypocrisy and double standards regarding Israel. At the United Nation's annual commemoration of their vote on the partition of the British Mandate 67 years ago, as part of the international day of...

  • More concerts, an historic soccer moment, winter Gay Pride festival and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 24, 2014 | 8:22 am

    An historic moment for our national soccer team

    The Israeli national soccer team beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 Sunday as part of the 2016 Euro qualifiers. This win is an historic moment for the team and a moment of joy for all Israelis, since this is a big step towards its first...

  • WATCH: How did Berkley students react to ISIS and Israel flags waved on campus?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 20, 2014 | 11:00 am

    We've all been reading about anti- Semitism and anti-Israelism on U.S campuses. Time and time again, we witness the hatred casued by ignorence, and get a bit more frightened about our future generation. As it turns out, it's not only modern-day anti- Semitism we need to fear, but...

  • REALITY CHECK: Watch the word “terror” disappear from reports on today’s J’lem attack

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 18, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Today, we woke to horrifying news: Palestinian terrorists entered a synagogue in Jerusalem early in the morning, in a killing spree. Armed with guns, knives and axes they murdered four Jewish men who were praying peacefully. Eight others were wounded, among which two police...

  • Starring on Broadway and Hollywood, fighting Ebola, helping Google and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 17, 2014 | 8:20 am

    The Israeli in the next blockbuster biblical film

    It's official: Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer is joining Paramount and MGM's remake of "Ben-Hur" and is set to play the role of Naomi, the mother of the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery and fights his way to freedom,...

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