Sporcle makes Palestine a state

By Anna Sheinman, January 16, 2013

From today Palestine will be considered a state - by cult online quiz site Sporcle.

The website, which has 10 million monthly individual users, has announced in a blog post that following the Palestinian Authority’s upgrade in the UN, Palestine will now be considered a ‘Country of the World’.


Saga bans Israel web chat forum

By Sandy Rashty, January 3, 2013

A social networking site for over-50s has removed its news and debating section in response to a torrent of anti-Israel messages being posted on the forum.

Saga Zone banned one unnamed user for posting “offensive” anti-Israel messages on the site.


Tech envoy start-up

December 13, 2012

The Prime Minister also announced at the CFI lunch the appointment of Saul Klein as "tech envoy" to Israel. As Mr Klein himself put it, it is highly appropriate that the country's first ever tech envoy should be to the Start-Up Nation, as Israel has been dubbed.


Cameron announces first 'tech envoy to Israel'

By Jennifer Lipman, December 11, 2012

The UK Prime Minister has announced the creation of a "tech envoy to Israel" as part of a move to encourage further co-ordination between the two countries in the start-up and technology fields.

Saul Klein, a partner at investment firm Index Ventures, will act as an unpaid ambassador for tech partnership between Britain and Israel and help build links with innovative Israeli companies.


Technion University's Chanucah machine

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Four Technion students built a Rube Goldberg machine, which is a machine that performs a simple function in a highly complex manner, to light a Chanucah menorah. Watch and see how they pull off this Chanucah miracle.


The ceasefire has began, Israel reinforces the Iron Dome

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 29, 2012

Following the success of the Iron Dome system during Operation Pillar of Defence, another element of Israel’s planned “multi-layer” defence shield was successfully test-fired this week.

The “David’s Sling” system is de-signed to protect Israel from medium-to-long-range missiles of the kind in Hizbollah and Syrian arsenals.


Israeli start-ups meet London techies

By Sandy Rashty, November 23, 2012

British investment interest in Israeli companies will be tested next week, when representatives of 15 Israeli start-ups companies are due to fly to the UK to meet their opposite numbers in the technology hub of London.


A new app that helps you make the most of your customers

By Candice Krieger, November 8, 2012

Social media has become a key device in the savvy marketer’s toolkit. Yet many businesses struggle to capitalise on the opportunities it presents. Cue eDealya, an Israeli start-up that enables brands to engage with their customers on a different level.


It's not a washing machine — it’s Israel’s attempt to land on the moon

By Marcus Dysch, November 1, 2012

A team of Israeli scientists hope to boldly go where no countryman has gone before — by landing an unmanned spacecraft on the moon.

The SpaceIL project’s mission is to make Israel only the third country ever to complete a successful lunar landing.


Hendon Hermie designer releases kosher app

By Zoe Winograd, November 1, 2012

Graphic designer and member of Hendon United Synagogue, Richard Herman, 46, is the creator of Hungry Hermie, a new kosher food-themed game made for Apple iPhones and iPads, and Android.

Two years ago Mr Herman came up with the concept of an animated hungry character as a “fun and engaging way to encourage eating kosher in a non-patronising way.”