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  • Web site launched to counter calls to boycott Israeli goods

    May 14, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Israeli businessmen have launched a Web site to help counter calls to boycott products made in Israel.

    The campaign, called Shop-A-Fada—a play on the word of the violent Palestinian uprising, the intifada, was launched Monday. It encourages the public to counter anti-Israel boycotts...

  • Israeli green tech highlighted at Milken Institute Global Conference

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 9, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Israeli scientists and the entrepreneurs who bring their innovations to market have accomplished some remarkable feats during the Jewish state’s 64 years. Israel has long had dairy farms, despite not having any pastureland. Today, thanks to drip-irrigation technology, its desert...

  • With an eye on Twitter, StandWithUs releases app for pre-fab pro-Israel messages

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 1, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    To celebrate the 64th anniversary of Israel’s founding, StandWithUs released a new social media application that the pro-Israel educational nonprofit hopes will help expand its impact on Twitter and Facebook.

    ShareIsrael, an app designed for iPhones, iPads and devices running the...

  • eBay to expand activity in Israel

    February 28, 2012 | 11:31 am

    eBay is expanding its activity in Israel.

    The Internet consumer company said it will unite its two activity centers in Netanya and Tel Aviv into a development center, and will expand the center by recruiting computer engineers, industrial and management engineers, and information...

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  • Peres promotes Israeli moon probe

    December 8, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Israeli space enthusiasts are taking part in an international moon-probe competition.

    President Shimon Peres cut the ribbon Thursday on Space IL, a nonprofit group that will compete for the international Google Lunar X Prize. The challenge is to become the first team to...

  • Hebrew support for Siri in development

    November 30, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Apple reportedly is developing add-ons for the Siri interface that will include support for Hebrew, among other languages.

    Sources told the iPhones.co.il website that Nuance, a company working directly with Apple, has rented a studio where sound bites and sentences are being recorded in Hebrew. Nuance is using a special developer’s iPhone app to make the recordings.

    The report does not guarantee that iOS 5.1, the forthcoming software update for iPhone, will support Hebrew.

  • Cornell, Technion joining for top tech campus

    October 24, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Cornell University and The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will partner to create a world-class applied science and engineering campus in New York City.

    The NYC Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island is set to combine the strengths of both institutions.

    Cornell President David...

  • Israeli among 4 Jewish scientists to win Nobels

    October 5, 2011 | 9:16 am

    An Israeli scientist won the 2011 Nobel Prize for chemistry, and Jewish scientists also took prizes in physics and medicine.

    Daniel Shechtman, 70, a distinguished professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, was announced as a Nobel winner on Wednesday for his...

  • The Jewish World: there’s an app for that

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 3, 2011 | 6:40 pm

    TRIBE Media Corp., parent company of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, has launched the first Jewish news app designed specifically for the iPad.

    The Jewish Journal app, which became available for download from Apple’s app store on Oct. 2, offers readers a new way of...

  • Scientist who aimed to spy for Israel pleads guilty

    September 7, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    A former U.S. government scientist pleaded guilty to charges of trying to sell classified information to Israel.

    Stewart Nozette, who was caught in an FBI sting operation in October 2009, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

    As part of a plea bargain,...

  • Judoku app released for iPad

    August 2, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Judoku, a Jewish version of Sudoku, has been released as an application for the iPad.

    The game uses Jewish symbols such as a Star of David and shofar, or letters of the Hebrew alphabet, in place of numbers. It also includes humorous explanations of the Jewish symbols.

    Judoku...

  • Holocaust-era property database sets mark

    August 1, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    A database of Holocaust-era property records has become the largest publicly available, single-source database of lost Jewish property assets from that era.

    Project HEART-Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the...

  • Facebook firm on Holocaust denial pages, despite survivors’ letter

    July 28, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Facebook, citing free speech, has rejected a request by Holocaust survivors to remove some pages that espouse Holocaust denial.

    “We think it’s important to maintain consistency in our policies, which don’t generally prohibit people from making statements about historical events,...

  • Israeli mission to moon for Google contest demands appeal to local donors

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    Kfir Damari, Yonatan Winetraub and Yariv Bash were in Los Angeles last week in an effort to raise $10 million for the construction of a robot that they hope to send to the moon.

    The three Israelis are hoping to win the Google Lunar X Prize, which will award $20 million to the first...

  • Answers.com slashes Israeli staff

    June 29, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The Jerusalem-based Answers.com fired about two-thirds of its staff two months after being acquired by a private company.

    Among those in Israel who lost their jobs are CEO Bob Rosenschein, who co-founded the company in 1999, and Jeff Schneiderman, its chief technical officer. Staff...

  • Israeli inventiveness gets local spotlight

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 7, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    When Noam Bardin demonstrated how Waze — a Twitter-infused GPS — got him from LAX to the Luxe Hotel on Sunset in 26 minutes during rush hour, several attendees at the third annual Israel Conference immediately took out their phones to download his app.

    “The closing of the 405...

  • VIDEO: Hebrew U and Berkeley scientists perfect tech for medical imagery via cell phones

    June 9, 2008 | 1:05 am

    Professor Boris Rubinsky and his team at Hebrew University and the University of California, Berkeley, have designed a system to transfer medical images via cell phone. Watch how this technology works