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November 28, 2015 / 16 Kislev, 5776
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Ministers Approve Barring BDS Activists’ Entry into Israel

Monday, October 19th, 2015

(JNi.media) The Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Monday approved a bill by MK Yinon Magal to prevent the entry of anti-Israel boycott activists into the Jewish state. The bill amends the 1952 Entry into Israel Law, which regulates entry into the country of persons who are not citizens of Israel or immigrants, and the arrangement for their stay in the country.

Under the new bill, persons active in or are members in NGOs promoting boycotting Israel will not be allowed to enter Israeli territory, for work or tourism.

In the coming weeks the bill will be presented to the Knesset for first out of readings on its way to becoming law.

MK Magal said in a statement, “The bill is self explanatory. It is inconceivable that a person trying to harm the State of Israel could enter it freely. Whoever calls for a boycott of Israel is using terrorism in no uncertain terms, and it is inconceivable that they be allowed to walk around the country unhindered.”

Since its approval, in 1952, the law has been amended 23 times, 17 of which amendments have been made since 2000, mainly to regulate the entry and stay of foreign workers.

In June 2015, a leaked government report stated that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign could potentially cost Israel’s economy $1.4 billion a year.

Howard Stern Slams Roger Waters for Hatred of Israel

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

New York radio shock jock Howard Stern turned his no-holds barred criticism on aging rocker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame.

Unlike so many Jewish celebrities who feel compelled to go along with the knock Israel shtick, or, at best, ignore it, Stern scorched Waters for being a vile anti-Semite.

Waters has been at the forefront of the celebrity attack Israel brigade by promoting the BDS (boycott of, divestment from and sanctions against Israel) Movement. He has bullied other celebrities, especially singers, who plan to  visit Israel as part of their music tours.

Most recently Waters went after Bon Jovi, attempting to convince the band to cancel its planned visit to Israel.

Bon Jovi snubbed Waters and performed in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Oct. 3. The lead singer even told Israelis, to great applause, they should adopt his song, “We Don’t Run.”

So when Stern was told that Waters had been trying to get Bon Jovi to cancel its gig in Israel, he went off, cursing at Waters, calling him names (in his inimitable style) and pointing out that “the Palestinians are these Arabs that could live in Egypt, that could live in Saudi Arabia, but guess what? Those countries don’t want them either. So they have a country, and Israel has a tiny little country and it bugs the [expletive deleted] out of Roger Waters.”

Stern continued, “Where’s the one place they can stick Jews where no one will be offended? Because the Jews are getting killed all over the world. Give them a little homeland on a desert where there’s no water, where essentially no one could live. And no one did live there despite the [expletive deleted.]”

Thanks Howard.


Pro-Israel Legislators in Jerusalem to ‘Stand with Israel’

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Twenty-two parliamentarians from 18 countries around the world are in Jerusalem for the annual Israel Allies Foundation conference in Jerusalem and will focus on attacking the Boycott Israel (BDS) movement.

They also will discuss the threat of a nuclear Iran on Israel and the Western world, and Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel.

The three-day conference starts on Tuesday and is sponsored by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). Represented countries are Britain, Italy, Slovakia, Holland, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Greece, Finland, Canada, South Africa, Uganda, Guatemala, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.

President Reuven Rivlin, several Knesset Members and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will address the visitors on Tuesday.

They will tour Judea and Samaria on Wednesday, including the Rami Levi supermarket between Jerusalem and the communities of Beit El and Ofra. Arabs who work with Jews in the market will speak with the delegation.

The group also will visit Bat Galim Shaer, the mother of one of the boys kidnapped and murdered by Hamas last summer.

On Thursday, the parliamentarians will draft and sign a resolution declaring their support for Israel and vowing to take a stance against racist, anti-Israel movements such as BDS.

SodaStream to Absorb 1,000 Syrian Refugees in Bedouin City Plant

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

(JNi.media) SodaStream continues to fight to improve its public image in Arab communities around the world and so last Friday it unveiled a joint plan, together with Talal Al-Krenawi, mayor of the Bedouin city of Rahat in the south of Israel, to offer immediate asylum to refugees from Syria, pending Israeli authorities’ approval. SodaStream and Rahat say they can effectively absorb 1,000 individuals, or up to 200 families, and provide them with an opportunity to build a new life in Israel.

With 55,000 residents, Rahat is the largest Bedouin city in the world. Currently, 30 percent of the 1,100 workers in SodaStream’s nearby factory are residents of Rahat. “We enjoy a progressive, urban lifestyle in Rahat; however, we haven’t abandoned our culture and our tribal traditions,” said Mayor Al-Krenawi. “Human dignity and hospitality are core values in our culture and we will not allow indifference to the suffering of others. In this first stage, we will be able to receive 1,000 refugees, and then through ongoing collaboration with SodaStream, we plan to help more. Our hope is that the government will then support our joint effort.”

The victim of an anti-Israel boycott campaign, SodaStream announced earlier in 2015 that its factory in Maale Adumim, in Judea, would be closed by the end of 2016 and its operations transferred to the new factory in Lehavim, 15 km north of Be’er Sheva. The relocation announcement was declared a success by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), which said it would nevertheless continue its worldwide efforts to boycott SodaStream, even though Lehavim is inside the pre-1967 borders. PACBI argued that the new factory would be located on lands that were “stolen” from Rahat, which means SodaStream is still part of “Israel’s displacement policies.”

Daniel Birnbaum, Chief Executive Officer of SodaStream, said that “As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I refuse to stand by and observe this human tragedy unfold right across the border in Syria,” said Birnbaum. “Just as we have always done our best to help our Palestinian brothers and sisters in the West Bank, the time has come for local business and municipal leaders to address the Syrian humanitarian crisis and take the initiative to help those in need. We cannot expect our politicians to bear the entire burden of providing aid for the refugees.”

Reykjavík’s Revised Anti-Israel Boycott to Hit Only Judea & Samaria Jews

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

(JNi.media) Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson announced on Saturday on Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV that Reykjavík City Council is canceling its boycott of all Israeli products, limiting the boycott instead to goods produced by Jews in Judea and Samaria, Iceland Review reported.

Dagur admitted that the original boycott motion approved by the council hadn’t been prepared well enough, but now it would be “changed and clarified.”

“I have stated that it should have been made much clearer in the text [that only products from territories occupied by Israel should be boycotted], although that’s what we had in mind. I will suggest to the City Council that the motion the way it reads now be withdrawn while we discuss the next steps and how to present it,” the mayor said.

Dagur added: “I must admit that I’m angry at myself for not having done this the way I wanted.” He said he was surprised by the reaction to the decision. “I expected a reaction but not on this scale. It appears to be a stronger reaction than when Iceland declared support for an independent Palestine [in 2011].”

Israel’s Foreign Ministry condemned the move, which came “for no reason or justification except for hatred for its own sake.” The ministry added: “We hope someone in Iceland will come to their senses and end the one-sided blindness against Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.” And Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson called the decision “ridiculous.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center recommended that Jews not travel to Iceland.

“I had a good conversation today with Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, who has gone through the same … thing. The first news stories had the same interpretation, that Copenhagen was to boycott all products from Israel, and Frank had to put a lot of effort into correcting it. … That’s part of the project ahead, to deliver a clear message,” Dagur promised.

Here’s a tidbit from JNi.media’s earlier feature on Iceland’s anti-Semitism (Iceland’s Chilly Treatment of Jews and the Freeze on Israeli Goods): In 2012, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote a letter to Iceland’s radio and TV director, Pall Magnusson, objecting to the reading of Hymns of Passion by Hallgrimur Petursson which were broadcast leading up to Easter. In the Passion Psalms, Petursson repeated the words for Jews—”Judar” and “Gydingar”—fifty times in fifty psalms, in every case with negative associations of dishonesty, hatred, perfidy and pride. But Magnusson denied the anti=-Semitic allegation, and replied, “I strongly believe that your somewhat harsh interpretation of what you call ‘anti-Semitic references’ in the hymns are not justified.” He didn’t explain why they were not justified, except to refer to how old they are. “I ask you to bear in mind that the hymns were written 350 years ago, and they describe the poet’s feelings about events that supposedly took place 2,000 years ago …. and are a cherished part of Iceland’s cultural history and heritage.” Among these cherished verses demonstrating Iceland’s cultural history and heritage are: “The righteous law of Moses / The Jews here misapplied / Which their deceit exposes / Their hatred and their pride.”

Iceland Capital’s Israel Boycott is Flagrant Violation of WTO Treaty

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

The City Councillors of the capital of Iceland, that tiny little Island nation of former Vikings, have their knickers in a twist over the “Occupation” by Israel of what they call the “Palestinian Territories.” The knickers must be twisted too tightly, because what they did to express their displeasure is going to get their national government in trouble.

The 15-member City Council passed a motion banning the city of Reykjavik from purchasing any goods made in Israel. Reykjavik went whole hog – all Israeli goods were banned under its new law, not just goods made or grown beyond the “Green Line.” The measure was passed by a majority of the City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The motion was sponsored by retiring Councillor Björk Vilhelmsdóttir, of the center-left Social Democrats. The motion was introduced in 2014, as a response to that summer’s conflict between Hamas and Israel. Vilhelmsdóttir also encouraged individuals to boycott all Israeli goods.

The preamble to the new law states that the City of Reykjavik will not purchase any goods from Israel so long as that country “occupies Palestinian territories.”

In the opinion of the Reykjavik City Council, Israel deserves to be slapped – at least symbolically – for “violating international agreements” and for treating Palestinian Arabs with a form of Apartheid, akin to South Africa.

Vilhelmsdóttir claims neither she nor her legislative action have anything to do with anti-Semitism, and neither are opposed to Israel, merely to the current government of Israel.

The councillor’s husband, Sveinn Runar Hauksson, is the head of the Iceland-Palestine Association.

Sveinn Runar Hauksson (center), husband of Björk Vilhelmsdóttir

Sveinn Runar Hauksson (center), husband of Björk Vilhelmsdóttir

On the Councillor’s Facebook page, she features a picture of two young girls holding a huge poster of a man with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanuyahu’s head on the body of a Nazi officer.

picture featured on Facebook page of Bjork Vilhelmsdottir

picture featured on Facebook page of Bjork Vilhelmsdottir

Although most photographs of Hauksson show him wearing a kefiyah expressing allegiance to Fatah, his Facebook page boasts a picture of him in 2010 handing an award to the then-Prime Minister of Gaza and head of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh.

The spouse of Björk Vilhelmsdóttir, with Ismail Haniyeh, Hama leader.

The spouse of Björk Vilhelmsdóttir, with Ismail Haniyeh, Hama leader.


Hauksson not only dislikes Israel, he is not too fond of the United States, and hoped its defeat by Vietnam would be celebrated all over the world.


Svein R Hauksson tweet re VNam


The boycott motion passed this week expresses Reykjavik’s disapproval of the “racial apartheid government in Israel,” and compares Israel to South Africa under apartheid. The law also expresses support for the “right of Palestinians to an independent and sovereign state within the borders of the Six-Day War in 1967.” So much for only opposing the current government of Israel.

The new boycott law states:

Boycotting products is a peaceful way to influence governments in countries where human rights are not respected and where international agreements are disregarded. One example of when boycotting had a big impact on a country was when countries all over the world decided to boycot South Africa because of its apartheid regime. In recent years, an increasing number of individuals, organisations, counties and states have taken up boycotts against Israel where the situation is not unlike the sitution in South Africa during the time of the apartheid regime. (Emphasis added.)

Interesting that the motion should mention wrongdoing countries where “international agreements are disregarded.”

53 Gifts Israel Gave the World in 2015

Friday, September 11th, 2015

(JNi.Media) In Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian,” which depicts the events of the life of a man named Brian who is mistakenly thought to be the Messiah in ancient Judea, an argument breaks out among a revolutionary group, the People’s Front of Judea (or is that the Judean People’s Front?) along the lines of “What have the Romans done for us?” The conclusion is that, aside from roads, aqueducts, sanitation and sundry other benefits that improved the quality of life dramatically, the question remains, “What have the Romans done for us?” The skit could be redone, but instead of ancient Judean radicals, it could be depicted as an argument among members of BDS, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Picture a college campus in which a BDS group says Israel is the pits, it is the worst country on Earth, and aside from life saving drugs and medical procedures, the technology that powers PCs, handheld devices and the internet itself, cutting edge security and even a life-saving mask for a sick rhinoceros, “What has Israel done for us?” So to, educate the BDS crowd on what they are missing, and to give the rest of us something to kvell about, here are 53 amazing gifts Israel gave the world in 2015.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt visited Israel this past summer and praised the country for its advancements in high tech. He gave credit for the tech successes to the Israeli attitude, or, as we’d call it in these parts—chutzpah—in the positive sense: “Israel is booming in terms of Entrepreneurship, because you have a culture to challenge authority and to question everything. You are not going by the rules.” Thinking outside of the box also gives Israel an edge in medical advancements, and patients brave great personal danger to travel from all over the Middle East, even from war torn countries hostile to Israel, to seek medical treatment in the Jewish State. Last spring, Israeli doctors were able to perform innovative, lifesaving surgery on an Iraqi Christian girl whose family was fleeing the onslaught of ISIS. The girl’s heart was on the right side instead of the left and had malfunctioning ventricles, and it was a challenge, but the operation was a success.

Researches at Ben Gurion University of the Negev have discovered a link between HIV and Leukemia in the way the cells reproduce and are expressed. It is hoped that this could lead to clues for improved treatment and perhaps a cure for HIV from what is known about Leukemia treatment. Lifebond, which specializes in improving tissue repair post surgery, raised $27 million Series D preferred equity investment. The company is dedicated to solving various post-surgery complications, such as preventing leaking following bariatric surgery. EyeOn, which develops contact lenses to treat diseases of the cornea, successfully raised $3.6 million.

With increased awareness of autism, the Weizmann Institute of Science may be close to developing a test that depicts Autism simply by evaluating the way a patient sniffs. Noam Sobel, a scientist at the Institute, said, “The difference in the sniffing pattern between the typically developing children and children with autism was simply amazing.” Apparently, children with Autism don’t stop sniffing as quickly as others when detecting smells.

Cancer patients might not have to wait until tumors grow before seeking treatment; Hebrew University is developing micro-antennae to direct radiation against tumors in the body. The device can be inserted through endoscopic ultrasound and eliminate the tumors. An additional indication for a drug to treat cancer was discovered by accident, to also help cure alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes baldness. Previously, steroids were used to treat alopecia, but the drugs hamper the immune system and have other side effects. A 16-year-old cancer patient with alopecia found that, when given the cancer drug, his hair started to grow back.

Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover, President of the Israel Cancer Society, along with a team of researchers at the Technion, has isolated certain proteins that can potentially be manipulated to control cancer cell growth. Analyzing sleep quality can be less invasive and less complicated with the analysis of breath and sound patterns rather than relying on polysomnography. Examining breathing patterns has been found to be a reliable way to identify and treat sleep problems. Last February, Check-cap announced its IPO on the Nasdaq. The company is engaged in developing a tiny pill with low dose X-rays for screening of colorectal cancer. Also involved in colorectal cancer screening is GI View Ltd, which received FDA approval for the Aer-O-Scope Colonoscope System, the only one with 360 degree multi-directional view for more efficient and comfortable screening.

American company RegenRX purchased the patent rights to a unique therapeutic peptide developed in Israel, for preventing, inhibiting and reducing heart tissue damage and deterioration. Mapi Pharmaceuticals is in Phase II development on a drug to treat relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis. The drug, called GA Depot, is longer acting, and needs to be injected on a monthly, rather than a daily or thrice weekly basis. If your mother is not available to remind you to stand or sit up straight, try the Israeli device UpRight, which coaxes correct posture and can prevent or eliminate back pain. Cell Source has developed a Megadose Drug Combination that is expected to increase the success and survival rates of bone marrow transplants. Pharmaseed brought scientists together from Switzerland, Jordan and Israel to develop a treatment for a parasitic disease transmitted by sand flies. NeuroDerm has made progress with tests of its treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, an illness that results from reduced dopamine levels and is characterized by impaired motor and non-motor functions. Micromedic Technologies saw improvements in cervical cancer detection and has been producing test kits with its strategic partner, Biomics in China. IceCure received a $21.2 million investment in February from Epoch Partner Investment to develop its use of extreme cold to target and destroy breast cancer cells. While BDS doesn’t seem to get what they are telling people to boycott, even a rhinoceros can understand the value of Israeli medical technology. A rhinoceros named Tanda was suffering from an incurable eye infection that was exacerbated by flies constantly swarming and laying eggs on Tanda’s eyes. Neta Gueta, of the Zoological Center in Ramat Gan, developed a mask that would enable Tanda to see but would prevent insects from swarming around the big girl’s eyes.

Environmental damage has been blamed for the worldwide decline in the honeybee population. Fewer honeybees means less pollination, which reduces yields of fruits and vegetables. To combat its bee shortage, Japan, along with other countries, has imported Israeli bumblebees from the company Bio Bee, based on Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. Each hive contains a pregnant queen bee and minion of worker bees. Hishtil nurseries helps reduce the need for pesticides by growing hydroponic lettuce on a bed of foam plastic. Since the plant does not have to expend energy on lengthy roots, it can grow larger leaves that contain more vitamins and minerals. Wine Enthusiasts gave top awards to Golan Heights Winery, and its 2011 Merlot made the Editor’s Choice list. The Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 got a rating of 93/100. MIT named IDE Technologies, an Israeli water desalination company, as one of today’s 50 smartest companies. Tesla Motors made it to number one, and others on the list included Google and IBM. Water desalination technology has been a major area of expertise for Israel, given its own challenges with water. Israel has been exporting this technology at an amazing rate, with a 170% increase in water technology exports from Israel between 2007 and 2013.

Environmental Services Company has taken plastic recycling to a whole new level, and has designed a facility to turn plastic waste into fuel. The process breaks down plastic into polymer which is the basis of fuel. WERPO has signed an agreement with Beijing Capital Group to study and develop sea wave energy systems. WERPO director Shmuel Ovadia said that China is the ideal location for research and implementation of the technology, given its exposure to the sea and large population. With the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the end of World War II, as huge numbers of displaced persons from Syria and other war torn countries find their way to Europe, Israeli NGO IsraAID is lending a hand. Shachar Zahavi, head of IsraAID, said, “We are running a campaign with the goal of inspiring the Jewish people to help the hundreds of thousands of refugees washed up on the shores of Europe.”

NRGene is decoding the genome of wild emmer wheat, the progenitor of most cultivated varieties, for information that will aid in resisting disease and improving yields. Israel has jumped into the medical marijuana game with its home grown Therapix, Cannabics, Breed It and One World Cannabis trading on Wall Street. Fighting fires can be done from the air, as Elbit Systems develops firefighting aircraft to supplement emergency procedures on the ground. What to do with extra currency left over when traveling? TravelersBox will collect it and produce gift cards or make charitable donations with the extra coins that can’t be exchanged. Travelers might not realize how much exhaust is burned by a plane when it is on the ground and moving around before takeoff. Exhaust from the planes can damage the terminal and create pollution. Israeli Taxibot is a robotic airplane tow vehicle that can be powered by remote control and cuts down on toxic fumes that are normally produced prior to takeoff. Computer scientists at the Technion are making volunteering easier with technology that brings volunteers to people in need. The platform uses “wisdom of crowds” and information exchange to make an ideal match between volunteers and projects. Fixico provides a little guy on your PC who “never eats, never sleeps, and is always making sure that your computers are running effectively, efficiently and safely.” Fixico uses cloud technology to ensure that nothing is amiss on your computer, and can install applications and tell you if your computer is secure from viruses. Nano Dimensions is facilitating 3D printing for the electronics industry, and raised $12 million this summer in a private placement.

Perhaps it is because of the Israeli housing crisis, or perhaps because it’s just that they like Finland, but four Israeli investors have purchased an island off of Finland for a mere $500,000. The island is called Petajasaari, but now it is being called “The Israeli Island.” A local historian, Seppo Kononen, said excitedly “We don’t have any Jews in Kuopio, and we never have had any.” The mayor added, “We always wanted foreign investors here, and the Israelis’ reputation precedes them.”

Drones are fun for hobbyists, but they can soon be personal delivery boys. Flytrex, an Israeli producer of commercial drone technology, is designing a drone that delivers drinks, sandwiches and other items and can operate with cloud technology. These drones are not just fun, but they could save lives through the delivery of much-needed medicines. Many of Israel’s tech geniuses came from Russia, and now Israel is giving technology back to the old country. RADWIN developed a Wifi project for the Moscow Metro, which will serve 650 cars and up to 9 million passengers daily. Superbowl fans last year could text excitedly and send selfies from the game thanks to Israeli-Canadian technology in the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. The antennae were made by Galtronics and a Canadian company, for high quality internet delivery.

In Mea Shearim, Orthodox Jews are likely to put a coin in a pushka devoted to the fund of Rabbi Meir Baal ha Ness if they lose something, but one can add technology to the power of prayer with Pixie Points, an app that helps users locate misplaced items. LucidLogix has developed technology that extends the life of batteries and reduces energy consumption by smartphones. WhipClip, which allows users to share music clips and videos, raised $40 million in its Series C funding this summer. Music Messenger has been a big name in music sharing. As of April, the Israeli company had a million new users a month and was Number 20 in Apple’s App Store. Stesco has been developing a device that allows iPhone 5/5S or iPhone 6 users to take, edit or share photos or videos. The device can connect two phones so videos can be shot at different angles and uploaded to social media. People who still like to write with a pen may enjoy using the Israeli digital pen N-trig, which has a chip that allows digital pen-to-screen interface. Microsoft liked it so much, it bought the company, and shelled out $200 million for N-trig. LifeBEAM makes biofeedback during a workout easier with visors and hats that can collect data on heart rate, calorie consumption and body temperature and transmit the information with Bluetooth connectivity.

Planning a vacation on Saturn and wondering what time Shabbat will start? There may not be a Chabad House yet on Saturn, but with the help of Israeli scientists, you’ll be able to calculate when Shabbat begins and ends. Scientists have concluded that a day on Saturn lasts 10 hours, 32 minutes and 44 seconds. Saturn’s rotation period had always been a mystery and so the scientists created a method for determining the planet’s rotation.

Israel is known for its defense, and since it is surrounded by hostile countries, it needs to have state of the art technology to prevent physical and cyber attacks. Elbit Systems developed advanced fiber laser technology for aircraft to protect against Manpads or ground-to-air heat seeking portable missiles. The thermal cameras can detect missiles on the ground aimed at planes. The US army decided to purchase the Skysystem 180 at the annual AEWE or Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment. The Skysystem 180 is a mobile aerostat designed for surveillance, police and military applications.

Microsoft made its largest Israeli acquisition with the data security startup Adallam at $320 million. Adallam is a security solution that audits activities involving SaaS applications and provides IT security. Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (SIT) has decided it will build a Cybersecurity Innovation Center in Israel.

Did you know computers can communicate through heat? That is what Ben Gurion University of the Negev researchers discovered with a method to breach air-gapped computer systems with BitWhisper that enables communication between close but unconnected computers using heat technology. So they’re never really off the grid, not even in, say, Iran. Agata released its Forensics Suite 3.0, a fast DPI or Deep Pocket Inspection engine. Identity thieves have another reason to be worried with BillGuard, which helps spot and prevent identity theft and recovers money that has been stolen. BillGuard uses crowdsourcing to find false credit card charges. In 2014, the company helped customers recover $17 million in stolen money.

Why is it that everything seems so advanced, but deodorant applicators have not kept pace with technology? Gilad Arwatz and Carla Bahri, two Israeli students at Princeton, were wondering about the lack of innovation in personal care products. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, they developed Clickstick, a “smart, Eco-friendly deodorant applicator (gives another meaning to app) that helps people stay fresh with just one click. It eliminates the need for plastic applicators and applies just the right amount of deodorant to prevent waste.

Have a wonderful 5776, and get ready for your next gifts, which will begin arriving immediately after Rosh Hashanah.

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