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Cisco Fires Another 90 (Former NDS) Employees in Israel

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Four years ago in 2012, US-based Cisco purchased the (British-) Israeli company NDS for 5 billion dollars. It was the largest hi-tech purchase in Israel.

Founded in 1988, with its headquarters in Jerusalem, NDS was a hi-tech company building encryption solutions for pay TV networks. Rupert Murdoch bought the company in 1988 for 15 million dollars. In 1999, the company was listed on NASDAQ.

What made NDS most notable was the sheer number of Olim that worked there from English-speaking countries, the former Soviet Union, and France. Olim made up the bulk of the company. It was a cornerstone company for the Anglo community in Israel.

When Cisco made the purchase, they absorbed 5000 NDS global employees, 1500 of them in Israel. Cisco soon afterwards shut down the NDS Korea offices and business units in Hong Kong.

In 2013, Cisco laid off dozens of their Jerusalem workers.

This week, Cisco laid off another 90 from the Jerusalem development center.

A former Cisco-NDS employee said there are now less than a 1000 employees in Israel.

Jewish Press News Briefs

US Delegation Visits Israel to Learn Emergency Response Technology

Monday, November 14th, 2016

A delegation led by the chief of the U.S. National Guard Bureau visited Israel last week to learn new techniques in emergency response, according to Defense News.

The delegation, hosted by Israel’s Homefront Command, was led by Air Force General Joseph Lengyiel, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Participants watched a large-scale exercise in northern Israel, where emergency responders trained in alerting and assisting civilians “under threat” by Hezbollah terrorists.

The Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group has an arsenal of nearly 100,000 rockets and missiles stored in the mountains and valleys across the border from northern Israel.

The American delegation also was briefed on the latest technology being used in Israel, including the “personal alert” service, an individual warning system that sends alerts straight to one’s smart phone.

In addition, the group learned about the new “National Alert” system, a central command and control system that activates and sends out alerts across all the warning channels of Homefront Command.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel On My Mind – Bees, Dog and Other Burning Topics [audio]

Friday, October 28th, 2016

This week! Where does Israel rank in the world of innovation? How do Tel Aviv and Jerusalem stand in the list of best traveler destinations? Why are people paying attention to Israel’s relationship with the bee and why is doggy doo turning into a burning news story?

Join Jono and Jason in ‘Israel on my mind’. Find us on Facebook.

Israel On My Mind 27Oct2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Israeli Nuclear Technology On Display at 60th IAEA Conference in Vienna

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The Israel Atomic Energy Commission has opened a specially-dedicated pavilion to present Israel’s work in the field of nuclear applications. The pavilion, entitled ‘Rays of Hope,’ opened on Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2016) in Vienna at the 60th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference. This is the first time that Israel has made an international presentation in this area.

The Israeli pavilion highlights innovative research capabilities and their uses in various nuclear-related fields for educational, scientific and agricultural purposes, as well for the production of clean energy.

IAEC Director Brig,-Gen. Zeev Senir said at the launching of the exhibit: “The Israeli developments in the nuclear field have led to ‘Rays of Hope’ and have inspired many people. In nuclear science we are exporting essential know-how and equipment for medical treatment, agriculture, security and safety around the world. Our future in the Middle East must include cooperation and joint responsibility for the welfare of its residents. In the spirit of the IAEA, I call on our neighbors to join us and turn this vision into reality.”

The Israeli pavilion features the following content:

* Health: Radiotherapy, personalized radiotherapy, and quality improvements in nuclear medicine.

* Agriculture: Regional cooperation in pest extermination and fly eradication.

* Presentation of the Carasso Science Park in Be’er Sheva, which was established in cooperation with the IAEC and which has received over 300,000 visitors to date.

* Presentation of the Soreq Nuclear Research Center:

— SARAF particle accelerator for the production of radioisotopes and nuclear physics research;

— Space laboratory, which is the durability of components under ionizing radiation to benefit the launching of satellites;

— The Sarafim program for outstanding high school physics students, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.

* Radiation detectors for various applications in the nuclear industry, medical imaging and systems that neutralize ionizing radiation, which were developed by Rotem Industries.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel On My Mind – I ❤ Israel in fall. How about you? [audio]

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

In today show Jono and Jason explore 8 great reasons to visit the Holy Land in Autumn (that’s ‘Fall’ for you in the US). We talk about the recent success of the ParaOlympic team, new marketing apps and much more! Stay tuned!

Israel On My Mind 22Sept2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Teva, Intel to Team on Technology to Help Huntingdon’s Disease Patients

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Teva Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with Intel to develop a wearable device that will monitor and analyze the symptoms of patients with Huntingdon’s disease.

The joint project is, at this point, a Phase 2 study that is set to launch towards the end of this year at centers in the United States and Canada.

It’s intended to better understand the progression of the illness and its impact on patients who suffer with Huntingdon’s, a fatal neurodegenerative disease.

The new technology platform developed by Teva and Intel will involve use of a smartphone and a smartwatch with sensing technology that patients will wear to constantly measure their general function and movement.

The information will be streamed to a cloud-based platform to then analyze the data.

Huntington’s disease is characterized by uncoordinated and uncontrollable movements, and deterioration in one’s ability to think. It also causes behavioral and psychological problems, along with a gradual decline in motor control and mental stability. General life expectancy for a patient with Huntingdon’s disease is shorter than that of others, because of other life-threatening complications related to the disease, according to the Huntington’s Outreach Project for Education website at Stanford University.

The disease is genetically passed from parent to child.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Sports Technology Business Execs Showcase Products in America

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

A delegation of 13 Israeli companies traveled to New York and San Francisco last month to showcase their technology for the sports and advertising sectors.

The delegation met with sports teams, media giants and investors to show off their newest products. The technology included sensors for monitoring athletic performance, real-time video and replay analysis technology that combines with video games, communication channels between fans and brands, and other products.

The business leaders met with senior representatives of the NBA, the NFL, NHL and MLB, as well as various teams, global giants in sports media and investors who specialize in sports, according to government officials.

The trip was initiated by trade missions from the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry in New York and San Francisco, and the Israel Export Institute.

Hana Levi Julian

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