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March 2016

Runway for Israeli innovations

in Tourism & Nature/Uncategorized
Ben Gurion Airport exhibition 2016 (credit: Kobi Gideon, Israel GPO)

One thing is for sure: David Ben Gurion would have been delighted! A new photo exhibition is going to entertain up to 8 million passengers on their way from the passport control to the gates at the international airport Ben Gurion. This exhibition is initiated by the Ministry of Science and showcases 60 Israeli developments…

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‘My ambition is to revive the rich heritage of Jews with Indian roots’

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report
Jaideep Sarkar

The India-Israel bilateral is more than the diplomatic ties shared by the two governments. The two countries enjoy a connection that goes back 2000 years. Jennifer Bligh speaks to Jaideep Sarkar who served as India’s Ambassador to Israel until March 2016: Q: Most that people know about Israel-India relations is that India is a great…

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D(r)ead or alive?

in Monthly Report/Tourism & Nature
Dead Sea's sinkholes (credit: wikimedia, Doron)

It is by far no new phenomenon that the Dead Sea declines, new sink holes appear on a daily basis and the water level is constantly sinking. Deserted shower skeletons, patrol stations and dying palm trees are witness to the previous water edge that only few residents of the neighbouring communities remember. Haaretz’ new interactive…

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‘Israelis lack respect of authorities – however in science this is a great attribute’

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science/Monthly Report
Weizmann_accelerator_By Niv from Tel Aviv, Israel - weizmann accelerator, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Professor Daniel Zajfman is the youngest president of the renowned Weizmann Institute of Science in the history of the research institute. Since the 47-year old physicist took over in 2006, the institute became more renowned and more international than ever before. We spoke with Professor Zajfman about Israeli science and his work as president. Interview…

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A loan word portal born of great patience

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports
Eliezer Ben Yehuda at his desk in Jerusalem (1912) (credit: wikimedia)

After eight years of painstaking work, Uriel Adiv has published an online dictionary for German loan words in Hebrew. A “very good, wonderful thing” is known in Hebrew as a “Goldstik”. For those with a knowledge of German it is immediately obvious the word is based on the German “Goldstück” (treasure). It is just one…

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