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.”


Schmoozing for work just got a whole lot easier

By Candice Krieger, October 22, 2012

Networking through social media is transforming the way we do business. And helping to make this happen are Israeli entrepreneurs Eran Ben-Shushan, Alon Alroy and Boaz Katz. The trio are the brains behind Bizzabo — the popular smartphone app that lets event organisers and attendees make the most of real-time networking opportunities at conferences or business gatherings.


Dating site Frumster commits to new name: JWed

By Anna Sheinman, October 19, 2012

The New York based site, which matches Jewish singles on criteria such as “the role of Judaism” and “[willingness to make] aliyah”, says the new name “better reflects their mission of bringing Jewish singles together in marriage”.


Israeli bicycle made of cardboard to enter production

By Sahar Zivan, October 18, 2012

A bicycle made entirely of recycled materials is set to enter production within the next few months, says its Israeli inventor, Izhar Gafni.

The full-size eco-bicycle will cost around £9 and weigh around 9kg, compared to an average of 14kg for metal bicycles.


Yenta iPhone app helps you track down love

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2012

The ability to end the guessing game and pick a fellow Jew out of a crowd has just become that much easier.

An app has been developed to allow Jewish iPhone users to confirm whether a person standing nearby is of the faith or not and, in the process, connect single Jews with others looking for love.


Anti-technology rabbi says he had 'permission' to use iPhone

By Anna Sheinman, October 16, 2012

Israeli anti-technology rabbi Amnon Yitzhak has defended himself after he was photographed using an iPhone, saying that he had special “heter”, or permission to do so.

Photos of the rabbi, which were circulating on Facebook and messaging system WhatsApp, show him in his car during “chol hamoed” days of Succot, wearing a striped robe and using what appears to be a black iPhone.