Technology

Boots gearing up for a big move into Israel

By Simon Griver, May 23, 2008

Boots the chemist is sending a major purchasing delegation to Tel Aviv next month to buy innovative products from Israel’s healthcare manufacturers.

The company is also understood to be negotiating with New Pharm, Israel’s second-largest pharmacy chain, to rebrand the shops as Boots Israel.

New Pharm currently has 56 stores throughout Israel and 30 concessions in Hamashbir Lazarchan department stores.

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BT calls Israeli firms to its tower

May 23, 2008

The iconic British Telecom Tower in London is to host an Israeli Innovation show next month.

Twenty-one Israeli high-tech start-ups are sending representatives to Britain, the result of a combined project between BT, the commercial department of the Israeli embassy in London and its Jerusalem counterpart, the Foreign Trade Administration of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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Israel’s ninth satellite lifts off

By Eric Silver, April 25, 2008

Israel yesterday was scheduled to launch Amos 3 — a telecommunications satellite designed and built by Israel Aerospace Industries — from a site in Kazakhstan.

It reinforces Israel’s status as a satellite superpower, which can also monitor Iran and its Arab neighbours without relying on other countries’ goodwill.

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From long-life tomatoes to camera pills

By Rachel Fletcher, April 18, 2008

60 years of invention

Israel is a land flowing with more than just milk and honey. If you have ever purchased long-lasting tomatoes, used a device to pluck the hairs from your legs, or sent an instant message, thank Israeli technology.

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