How Dublin's hi-tech invasion is leaving Irish eyes smiling

By Marcus Dysch, March 7, 2013

Ireland has shed its reputation as a hotbed of anti-Israel activism, according to the republic’s only Jewish minister.

Alan Shatter, Minister of Justice, Equality and Defence, and one of Israel’s most outspoken defenders in Ireland, said the public hostility of recent years had now been replaced with a pragmatic realism, giving Israel supporters cause for hope rather than despair.


New Technion device can ‘smell’ cancers

By Nathan Jeffay, March 1, 2013

Within a few years, doctors may be able to detect various types of cancer from exhaled breath, if plans to bring an Israeli invention to the market go smoothly.


Facebook founder launches bid to encourage science

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2013

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed plans to sponsor a valuable new award for scientific research.

The scheme, which involves five $3 million awards, will honour pioneering research in the fight against disease. It is described as being "dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career".


Space-ape, the fake jet and one mad astronaut

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 7, 2013

Hollow boasts of Iran’s technological prowess in recent days have placed a question mark over the Islamic Republic’s true capabilities.


How the ‘pariah state’ conquered the hi-tech world

By Martin Bright, February 7, 2013

This week, an American friend visited who had been in Israel for the elections. A veteran peace activist and trade unionist, she was here to talk to fellow liberal supporters of Israel about the boycott movement and how to fight it. Like others working in this troubled arena, my friend knows that Britain stands at the epicentre of an international campaign of delegitimisation.


Israeli scientists grow human eggs in the lab

By Nathan Jeffay, February 7, 2013

Scientists in Israel have grown early-stage human eggs outside of the body for the first time.

The breakthrough could allow women who lack eggs in their ovaries to use eggs with their own genetic imprint, rather than relying on donors.


A game-changing cancer vaccine?

By Anna Sheinman, February 1, 2013

Results of the first clinical trial for a new cancer vaccine developed by an Israeli company suggest it could “change the paradigm” of cancer treatment, the head researcher has said.

Dr Lior Carmon, CEO of Vaxil, based near Tel Aviv, said that the results of the phase I trial of the vaccine on 15 cancer patients with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, were very promising.


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.