George Osborne arrives in 'amazing' Israel for high-tech launch

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

The Chancellor has called for an increase to the "export of expertise and capital" from Israel into Britain.

George Osborne, speaking before he boarded a flight to Israel, made the comments to mark the launch of the British Embassy's newly-established UK-Israel High-Tech Hub.


David Willetts leads Britain-Israel digital collaboration

By Jenni Frazer, October 27, 2011

Britain's Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, lands in Israel this weekend leading a high-level delegation of more than a dozen business leaders from the UK's digital sector.


A prize-winning relationship

By Daniel Peltz, October 24, 2011

Israel has once again proved its academic excellence with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Shechtman's Nobel takes Israel's total to 10, half of them for science. This is remarkable for a country which has been in existence for only 63 years and has a population of a mere eight million.


Microsoft plans Israel research campus

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

Israel's hi-tech industry has received another boost, after technology giant Microsoft announced plans to build a research centre in Haifa.

The Technion, Israel's premier technology institution, will be the site of the nearly £1 million facility. The institution is the alma mater of nearly three - quarters of managers in Israel's electronic industries.


Mobile way to report hate crimes

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

The Community Security Trust has launched a system to help members of the community report antisemitic incidents direct from mobile phones.

CST Report is similar to an "app" for smart-phones, but can be used on any mobile which has internet access.

It allows users to register where and when an incident took place, the nature of it, a description of what happened, and their details.


Zuckerberg: Steve Jobs 'changed the world'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

Facebook's founder has paid tribute to the Apple pioneer Steve Jobs.

Mr Jobs died early this morning at the age of 56 after a long fight with cancer.

He was described as "mentor and a friend" by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who launched his company nearly 30 years after Apple was set up.


How to dip your Apple in honey

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2011

Just another use for your iPad.


Israel taps into e-gaming boom

By Natalie Ostroff, September 27, 2011

Online gaming is one of the world's largest growth markets. According to some sources it has been growing faster than Facebook and is expected to rise at double the rate of land-based gambling over the next two years.

Israel, a global leader in the industry, is hoping to cash in on the boom.


Schepping nachas on Google's barmitzvah

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

Mazel Tov Google, today you become a man.

The internet search giant is celebrating its 13th birthday today and has marked the occasion with a party-themed version of its iconic logo.

The company was founded by two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both of whom came from Jewish families.


Cemetery's interactive aid

September 22, 2011

Innovative interactive technology will enable visitors to Bushey cemetery to speedily locate the memorials of their loved ones.

The touch screen service provides both information about the memorials and printable directions to the graveside.