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  • Meet the laser that guides the Iron Dome (soon to be made in the USA)

    May 21, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Six months after the Iron Dome defense system rendered Hamas rockets largely ineffective during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza,  I got a tour of the factory that produces its most vital component: a laser.

    The system, which can shoot down rockets within a...

  • Apple’s first store set to open in Istanbul

    May 20, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Consumer technology market analysts expect Apple to start taking a big bite from the emerging market for its products here when it opens its first store in Istanbul in a few months.

    "We're going to place our first store in...

  • Seaport battle looms as Israel plans new competition

    May 16, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Israel is betting its economic future on high-tech exports but faces a low-tech bottleneck in state-owned seaports subject to work stoppages and slowdowns because of the enormous strength of their unions.

    All that may be about to change.

    The government, for years unwilling to...

  • Are You Dating Your Cell phone? — Or Your Laptop? Try being Mindful

    By Nicole Behnam

    April 12, 2013 | 5:40 pm

    "Successful people never worry about what others are doing." -Unknown

    Log in to your Facebook account and you will seldom notice a self-deprecating post on your Newsfeed. Nobody wants to share with their friends the inevitable failures or pitfalls that occur routinely, and why...

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  • New study offers tips on engaging Jewish teens

    March 18, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Trying to interest teenagers in activities is difficult, parents and teachers know well, especially given what technology has done to the attention spans of young people.

    So how to get them to partake in doing Jewish over other pursuits?

    The Jim Joseph Foundation commissioned...

  • Technology as an Enslaver

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 8, 2013 | 10:25 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit here trying to think of a blog topic, I realize that I have been on email and using my iPad, my iPhone, listening to bells and whistles of my wife's Blackberry for so long, that I take it for granted. Harriet complains that I don't look at her...

  • The future as seen at CES in Vegas

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 13, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    When I was a young kid, my dad used to take me to the auto show at the old New York Coliseum, where together we looked, agog, at the cars of the future — experimental vehicles that would never see the light of day. I remember feeling bone-tired after walking the floor and being...

  • Apple to open third research center in Israel

    February 11, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Apple will open its third research and development center in Israel.

    The tech giant's new center will open later this year in Raanana's industrial zone, the Israeli business daily Globes reported, but no official date has been set.

    Apple will bring aboard some 150 employees...

  • Tens of millions of hackers target Israel government Web sites

    November 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

    More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to...

  • Tackling the Job Search

    October 24, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    After some 40 years in the business world, Gordon Steen never thought his morning would start outdoors with hyenas, elephants and monkeys.

    But that was more than six years ago, before he had closed his 17-year-old shipping-and-packing business. While contemplating his next career...

  • Qualcomm acquires Israeli start-up for $150 million

    August 27, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. acquired the Israeli chip manufacturer start-up DesignArt Networks for more than $150 million.

    The Israeli company, located in Raanana, is considered a leader in the design of modems and small communication cells for cellular base stations and...

  • Have an invention? Meet an investor in Israel

    August 14, 2012 | 5:49 pm

    Israelis love to invent things. Last year, the number of patents granted to Israeli companies in medical instrumentation put it first globally in relation to population size and fourth in terms of number of patents. In relation to its population, Israel consistently ranks tops in the...

  • Ongoing education at the click of a mouse

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 8, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    It seems like only yesterday that my friend Teri was telling me that if she could do college all over again she would take different courses: literature, poetry and just a greater variety of subjects. Well, I’ve got some good news: turns out that you can now take an amazing variety...

  • Italy to fight anti-Semitism in cyberspace

    July 19, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    The Italian government plans to introduce new legislation to beef up measures countering anti-Semitism and hate speech in cyberspace.

    Integration Minister Andrea Riccardi told Jewish leaders at Rome’s main synagogue during a meeting on July 16 that he was working with the...

  • Israel’s whiz kids

    July 11, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Mickey Haslavsky of Holon is only 18, but he’s already on his second startup.

    “When I began my first startup at 16, I thought I was the only one creating Web sites at this age, but I was amazed to discover a huge community between [the ages of] 10 and 18 around the world, and I...

  • U.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus, according to anonymous Western officials

    June 19, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    The United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame computer virus that collected intelligence to help slow Iran’s nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous Western officials.

    The so-called Flame malware aimed to map Iran’s computer networks and...

  • Jewish group provides Israeli technology to East Africa

    June 4, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Jewish Heart for Africa is now serving 250,000 people in East Africa with Israeli technologies.

    The New York-based organization announced the milestone in conjunction with the expected completion of its 57th project later this month. Founded in 2008 by Sivan Borowich Ya’ari,...

  • Hoop, there it is! Milken’s robotics team scores big

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 2, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    When “Sir Lancebot,” the motorized basketball-playing robot built by the Milken Community High School’s robotics team, made its debut appearance at a regional competition in San Diego in early March, the results were not encouraging.

    The team, officially called the Milken...

  • French group suing Google for Jewish auto-complete searches

    May 1, 2012 | 11:40 am

    A French anti-discrimination group is taking Google to court for offering to search if celebrities are Jewish.

    SOS Racisme, a French organization that fights discrimination, is scheduled to meet Google attorneys in a French courtroom on Wednesday for a hearing on the matter,...

  • From start-up nation to ‘scale-up’ nation

    April 23, 2012 | 11:06 am

    Most are accustomed to calling Israel a “start-up nation,” following the 2009 book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer titled as such. Jonathan Medved, however, is focused on the possibility of a “scale-up” nation.

    “The next step is to scale up from start-ups to big global...

  • Google Street View in Israel to go online

    April 16, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Google’s Street View in Israel will go online next week.

    The project, which will feature 3-D images of the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other attractions in Israel such as the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and the Ramon Crater, will be launched with a ceremony...

  • Israeli female scientist is top young researcher

    April 11, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    JERUSALEM — She’s young, smart and aims to help treat life-threatening diseases.

    Naama Geva-Zatorsky, 34, is among a growing group of Israeli women gaining recognition for their contributions to scientific research.

    The Weizmann Institute biologist was in Paris last month to...

  • Coming to a seder near you: A haggadah on your iPad

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 4, 2012 | 11:10 am

    This Passover, Jews can still reliably be called “the people of the book.”

    If sales of newly published versions of the haggadah are any indication, on the first night of Passover, when it comes time to tell the story of the Exodus, most people sitting at seder tables will be...

  • Technology leading the way to lower-cost day school education

    March 29, 2012 | 5:41 pm

    The nondenominational Pre-Collegiate Learning Center of New Jersey doesn’t have a math teacher. The East Brunswick school instead relies on experienced math tutors who help students work through an online math curriculum relying on outside sources.

    At Baltimore’s Ohr Chadash, a...

  • Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition

    March 26, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human.

    Earlier this month, several thousand spectators watched student-built robots from across Israel square...

  • Einstein online: Internet archive offers window into physicist’s life and work

    March 20, 2012 | 11:36 am

    Ever wonder about Albert Einstein’s love life?

    Now you can get a firsthand glimpse by searching the newly improved Einstein Archives website, which relaunched Monday with expanded offerings.

    The online archive now makes available digitally 2,000 documents from Einstein’s papers...

  • The changing face of Israel’s war on terrorists

    March 12, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    If Israel has its way, this is how future conflicts with Gaza-based terrorists will unfold: Israeli aircraft launch surgical strikes on rocket launchers; terrorist leaders are assassinated as necessary; Israeli civilians along the southern frontier are protected by advanced...

  • Israeli innovation shines at Mobile World Congress

    March 12, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Israel proved itself to be a leader in technological innovation based on its strong showing at the Mobile World Congress.

    Some 100 Israeli companies participated in the mobile industry’s largest annual event in the world, held in Barcelona, which ended earlier this month. 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...

  • Senators to urge Obama to make Iranian nukes ‘capability’ a red line

    February 9, 2012 | 10:21 am

    A bipartisan slate of U.S. senators will present a resolution calling on the Obama administration to make a “nuclear-weapons capability” by Iran a red line.

    The non-binding resolution, to be introduced Thursday by Sens. Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey...

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