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  • “Death to Jews” Facebook Campaign Must Be A Wake-Up Call for Us

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    This week, social media was filled with outrage aimed at Facebook, after a new hateful campaign was launched.

    This week, thousands of Israeli Arabs and Palestinians added “Death to Jews” (מוות ליהודים) to their Facebook usernames. Israeli website 0404 sampled around 300 of them...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 3, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    This one took me by surprise. Up until writing this post, I had no idea that the epilator I use was originally invented in Israel.


    To all of you who don’t know what an epilator is (mostly the men among you): An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by...

  • Israel, United States and Television

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 1, 2015 | 8:52 am

    In the past few years, dozens of Israeli TV formats have been sold to US’s leading networks. But while these shows are local hits, most of them never quite took off abroad. Perhaps it has something to do with our little country’s unique culture.

    There is something about American...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 26, 2015 | 2:13 pm

    This weekend, I would like to present you a movie you've probably heard of before, since it was nominated for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, for the Best Foreign Language Film category. This drama, which tackles one of the most delicate topics in the Jewish community in Israel, is...

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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 19, 2015 | 1:09 pm

    Israeli singer-songwriter Aviv Gefen does not have the most beautiful voice in the world. In fact, he often refers to himself as “having the singing voice of a toad,” but still, he managed to become one of the most important musicians in Israeli culture. It happened in the 90’s,...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 12, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    ReWalk is a bionic walking assistance system that uses powered leg attachments to enable paraplegics to stand upright, walk and climb stairs. It was designed in Yokneam, Israel, and is marketed by Argo Medical Technologies.

    The ReWalk was invented in 2011 and became a huge...

  • What Is the BDS Movement Really After?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 10, 2015 | 2:03 am

    Last week, we were all startled by a statement made by Orange CEO, Stephane Richard, saying he does not want his company to operate in Israel anymore. This statement soon became a reality, when the telecom giant announced it would cut ties with Israel. Even though Richard stated...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 5, 2015 | 12:33 pm

    You spent your adolescence watching Beavis and Butt-head, we spent ours reading Zbeng!

    As young “Tweens,” we were expected to pick educating, enriching books when visiting the library. To our parents’ disappointment, all we ever wanted to borrow was the new Zbeng! book in the...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 29, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    It’s no secret that Israel has one of the best armies in the world, but did you know it also invented plenty of sophisticated solutions to various needs in the battlefield? One of those solutions is the Agilite IPC (Injured Personnel Carrier.) This Israeli invention is designed to...

  • Mega Corporations Such as Google and Facebook Push to the Annihilation of Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 27, 2015 | 8:42 am

    It seems as if Google, who is often being recognized as an Israel supporter, has recently joined the list of corporations who cleared Israel off the map.


    Ynetnews has recently published quite a disturbing discovery: A Google search of leading figures who were born in Jerusalem...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 22, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    This weekend. I would like to present you with the new SMS- based therapy, which is about to help many.


    So long couch, hello cellphone. Instead of undergoing psychotherapy, some people find it easier and more discreet to text-message their therapist. Enter Talkspace, a provider...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 8, 2015 | 3:52 pm

    Yehudit Ravitz is one of the most appreciated Israeli artists. With a career spanning over 30 years and 12 solo albums, the singer-songwriter stands behind songs that every single one of us knows by heart.


    Ravitz’ musical career began in the army, when she was accepted to the...

  • Lauryn Hill Cave in to BDS Pressure and Canceled Her Concert in Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 5, 2015 | 8:13 am

    Only three days before Lauryn Hill was set to perform in Israel, the American soul a singer has canceled her concert. In a statement posted on her Facebook page, the "Killing Me Softly" singer wrote:

    Dear Friends and Fans in Israel,

    When deciding to play the region, my...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2015 | 1:57 pm

    This weekend, I would like to introduce one of the ultimate Israeli dishes – the Sabich!


    If you’ve ever been to Israel, you’ve probably tasted this divine sandwich, consisting of pita bread stuffed with fried eggplant, hard boiled eggs, hummus, tahini, Israeli salad, boiled...

  • Five Minutes, Every Year - When Israel Stops to Remember

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 21, 2015 | 8:19 am

    One of the most inimitable characteristics of Israel is its “small community” atmosphere. Here, we often call each other “brother” and “sister,” even if we’re talking to a stranger, because most chances are he served in the same military base as us, or a relative of his went to...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 17, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    This week’s Israeli creation doesn’t really need an introduction. Balkan Beat Box (BBB,) is one of the most famous Israeli musical groups in the world, and chances are you already know all of their big hits, even if you’ve never actually heard of them before.


    Balkan Beat Box...

  • Parking solutions, driverless ride, revolutionary apps and more – This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 13, 2015 | 8:55 am

    An Israeli device to revolutionize Augmented Reality

    So far, the augmented reality (AR) consumer revolution hasn’t taken off as expected. Devices like Google Glass and others in that space proved to be too expensive and inflexible for use by most people. But a new system produced...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 10, 2015 | 11:36 am

    On the last day of Passover, you're invited to sit back and enjoy some of the best Israeli-made Passover clips:

    Dayenu, Coming Home - The Fountainheads Passover Song

     

    Passover Pesach 2015 Seder Rube Goldberg Machine from Technion in Israel

     

    Amazing Pesach Video Hand in Hand in Israel

     

    Let Us Go - Passover "Frozen" Parody

  • Sick of the injustice – Thoughts of an IDF soldier after a month in the West Bank

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 7, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Yoav, a reservist IDF soldier, spent a month in the West Bank. When he returned, he sat down to write this letter and asked me to share it with you. His one request is for you to help spread the truth. 

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  • Hackathon For Good, Saturn Time, Passover Surprise and More – This Week from The Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 30, 2015 | 8:37 am

    Investment in Israeli cyber companies reaches $250 million

    "Investments in cyber companies in Israel have amounted to more than $250 million, and Israeli cyber companies have been acquired this year for a total sum of more than $1 billion," Israel National Cyber Bureau chief Dr....

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 27, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    Do you enjoy your occasional opera and classical music? Do you enjoy it even better when it’s mixed with modern pop? If so, you must start listening to Israeli singer David D’Or – an Israeli singer, composer and songwriter, who has a vocal range of more than four octaves (which is...

  • No longer the UN, but UNAI – United Nations Against Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 24, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Israel is a leading country when it comes to women’s rights. There’s no doubt that the sky is the limit to all women here, and any woman can do and be anything her heart desires (under the limits of the still ongoing women discrimination worldwide.) If you look at our neighbors,...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 20, 2015 | 10:06 am

    Sometimes, we get so caught up in the Rat Race, that we forget the most important thing in life- happiness. 

    In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more equitable and balanced approach to...

  • Upon Netanyahu’s reelection, it’s time for President Obama to put personal resentment aside

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 19, 2015 | 9:33 am

    Mr. President,

    My name is Noga, and I am a young Israeli who did not vote for Netanyahu. It took me a couple of days to accept the fact that he’s my Prime Minister (yet again,) but now that the realization finally “sank,” I show a great deal of respect for him, as Israel’s...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 13, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    The best way to describe Israeli singer Shlomo Artzi would probably be “one big, timeless rock star.” With more than 50 years on stage and more than 1.5 million albums sold (big numbers in a country with a population of 7 million,) he is probably the most successful musician in...

  • On March 17th, I will not vote for Netanyahu. Here’s why…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 11, 2015 | 9:51 am

    On Tuesday, when it’s time for Israel to elect its new House of Representatives - the Knesset, and a new Prime Minister, my ballot won’t have Benjamin Netanyahu’s name on it.

    In the past few weeks, in the midst of the whole Netanyahu-controversial -Congress-speech, it seemed as...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 6, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    This week, I would like to introduce you to an Israeli musical group that you may have encountered before during one of your YouTube browses.

    The Fountainheads is a group of young Israeli singers, dancers, and musicians, all graduates and students of the Ein Prat Academy for...

  • Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 - when anti-Semitism takes over.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 4, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    The Israeli Apartheid Week, currently taking place in campuses worldwide, has taken a frightening anti-Semitic turn. This radicalization had led Jewish pro-Israel students to refrain from standing up to this “Hate Fest,” and worse - to hide their identity because they fear of being...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 27, 2015 | 4:06 pm

    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

    February 20, 2015 | 11:26 am

    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,...

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