To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: November 5th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Computer giant Intel has announced that it will invest five million dollars (NIS 20 million) into Israeli high schools over the next four years, to provide advanced science, technology, engineering and math education to students in the “startup nation”.
Posted on: November 5th, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
One of the world’s largest land warfare expos featured Israeli company Al-Sorag from Moshav Emunin this year as one of the participants, being handpicked by the AUSA (Association of the United States Army).
Posted on: November 5th, 2012Blogs → Knesset Jeremy
Weekly poll average: Likud-Beitenu at 38 seats; Labor at 22; the Right wing parties a little over 66 seats and the left has just under 54. The Jewish Home-National Union list rose to 9 seats while Kadima continues its decline into oblivion.
Posted on: November 4th, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
A massive war game simulation by the Institute for National Security Studies of the IDF’s engagement after a strike on Iran recently took place, illustrating Israel’s increasing preparedness for putting a military end to the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Posted on: November 4th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is insisting that Israel does not consider Egypt’s government a “shocking dictatorship”, after Defense Ministry official Amos Gilad made the statement to students in Herzliya on Friday.
Posted on: November 4th, 2012News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
For all intents and purposes, the president of the PA was giving up on the Palestinian right of return to pre-1967 Israel.
Posted on: November 4th, 2012News & Views → Israel
In response to the stabbing of a Jewish man on Friday night, scores of Jewish residents of the historic Mount of Olives in Jerusalem took to the street in protest, demanding to be afforded the peace and security found in other parts of Israel’s capital city.
Posted on: November 3rd, 2012News & Views → Israel
Three Syrian tanks drove into the DMZ between Israel and Syria. Two were destroyed.
Posted on: November 2nd, 2012News & Views → Israel
In the last week of October, I Vote Israel has sent some 80 thousand ballots, weighing 500 lbs., to the U.S. embassy in Tel-Aviv.
Posted on: November 1st, 2012News & Views → Global
Hurricane Sandy’s fury created a ripple effect that was felt in Israel, as thousands of tourists, business travelers and ordinary citizens found themselves stranded on both sides of the ocean.
Posted on: November 1st, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
This morning, it appears that Bibi's worst nightmare is about to be realized, and this one could be a sea-change that would make the Likud Beitenu move seem like a parlor trick. According to Makor Rishon, retiring minister Moshe Kahlon has made a decision to return to political life after a two-week exile, and that he is about to announce very soon, maybe even today, Thursday, the creation of a new party.
Posted on: November 1st, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The Cairo Administrative Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, calling for the annulment of the 1978 Camp David peace accords between Egypt and Israel.
Posted on: October 31st, 2012News & Views → Business and Economy
Der Spiegel reported that Israel’s government records an estimated €230 million ($298 million) in produce, toys, textiles and cosmetics exported to the EU yearly from Judea and Samaria – approximately 2% of all its exports to Europe, despite a European Court of Justice ruling in 2010 excluding Jewish products from Judea and Samaria from the EU’s international customs cooperation agreements.
Posted on: October 31st, 2012Sections → Health and Living
A research team headed by Professor Tsvee Lapidot of Israel’s Weizmann Institute’s immunology Department has discovered that the body’s precious stem cells – special bodies which can morph into many different types in order to provide vital services to the body in cases of need – have a little help in the immune system.
Posted on: October 31st, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
On their alleged bombing mission, the Israeli planes succeeded in avoiding detection by the Egyptian radar system while flying over the Red Sea.
Posted on: October 30th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.
Posted on: October 30th, 2012News & Views → Israel
According to Israeli media watchdog Presspectiva, the conclusions of an Ha'aretz survey showing Israelis favor apartheid were misrepresented by the paper.
Posted on: October 30th, 2012News & Views → Business and Economy
The new directive stops banks from giving mortgages with an LTV of more than 70%, with an exception for first-time buyers, who are allowed mortgages of up to 75% of the value of the apartment. Mortgage customers who buy an apartment for investment will be limited to 50% LTV.
Posted on: October 30th, 2012News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, pursuant to the July government decision to increase the rate of Ethiopian Aliyah.
Posted on: October 29th, 2012Special Features → Israel Elections 5773
Netanyahu said that the decision to run together won't change the Likud, but it would allow the Likud to change the State of Israel. But the new joint list will receive only 42 seats in the next Knesset elections next January, a Channel 2 News poll found on Sunday. It means that the parties will retain their current power.
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