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November 2016

Northern Israel Ravaged By Flames

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature
The fire in Israel's north is spreading (Credit: Pixabay)

The northern part of Israel is urgently suffering due to many fires in the region since Tuesday. What may have started as a dry fire has now flipped into a state of emergency in Israel. Families have lost their homes and belongings, and over 60,000 people have been evacuated from Haifa, the well-known port city.…

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Leonard Cohen’s Love Affair with Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports
Leonard Cohen (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Overflowing with warmth in both voice and heart, the legendary Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 in early November. With news of his passing, communities in Israel and beyond honored Cohen like the memorial of a true friend. The songwriter and his relationship with Israel had been considered an item since that…

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Israeli Woman Sparks Entrepreneurship and Investment in Palestinian Youth

in Economy & Innovation
In 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton awarded Cisco the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence, which was presented in Jerusalem by Ambassador James B. Cunningham (r) to Cisco Senior Manager Zika Abzuk. (Credit: US Embassy, Wikimedia)

A powerhouse for the Palestinian community made her mark in the economy by helping the Palestinian high tech sector go from almost 0% to a 6% GDP. A leader amongst social investments to create positive social change, Zika Abzuk has implemented various efforts to infuse technology investment into the Palestinian sector, particularly in the youth…

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Jerusalem is Making Moves

in Life, Culture & Sports
Philanthropist Robert Kraft donated $6 m to build Jerusalem's new sports complex

Robert Kraft has donated $6 million dollars to the development of a multi-sports complex in Jerusalem. The gift comes just in time to honor the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and the 20th Maccabiah Games, set to take place in Jerusalem in July 2017. Kraft is the owner of the NFL’s New England…

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Game changer for the Apple Watch

in Economy & Innovation
Two cameras in the wristband turn the Apple watch into a true communication tool (Credit: CMRA, courtesy)

It was actually a matter of time until the Apple watch turned into a camera device for video calls. However, the latest technology is not coming from Silicon Valley but from the Jerusalem-based startup Glide. Glide was founded in 2012 and is famous for its streaming video technology. Now they applied this knowledge to a…

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