How Israel's oldest university innovates profitably

By Sandy Rashty, February 11, 2016

Doors are firmly shut as I wander the hushed corridors of Israel's oldest university, the Technion in Haifa, formally known as the Israel Institute of Technology. The hush is partly attributable to the fact that it's a holiday period on a campus normally accommodating 13,500 people.


Israeli company creates robot suitcase that follows you

By Josh Jackman, January 11, 2016

An Israeli start-up has created a suitcase that can follow you around.

NUA Robotics’ invention uses Bluetooth to shadow you - or more specifically, your smartphone - wherever you go, meaning there is no need to carry or even keep an eye on your luggage.


I'm inspired by people's stupidity: Israel's super troll

By Josh Jackman, January 9, 2016

Internet trolls have a bad name. But while they are best known for abuse and threats, one Israeli woman shows they can have a good side.

With her tongue firmly in her cheek, Tel Aviv comedian Dafni Gafni (not her real name) has wreaked havoc on the Facebook pages of the famous and the infamous alike.


The Israeli invention that could save your marriage

By Josh Jackman, January 7, 2016

An Israeli company has raised more than £150,000 from members of the public for a new product that neutralises the sound of snoring.

Silent Partner is an electronic "smart patch" that sticks to either side of your nose and senses what your snore sounds like, then cancels out the noise with an inverted sound wave.


Weizmann UK funds £3m labs

By Simon Rocker, December 3, 2015

Scientists at the forefront of medical research in Israel have moved into a £3 million suite of laboratories funded by UK donations.

The biocomplexity research building at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot has been named after its British support group.

Weizmann UK executive director Sheridan Gould said that "some of the most urgent questions in modern biology will be addressed in this buil


Looking for best arguments to defend Israel? There’s an app for that

By Josh Jackman, November 9, 2015

A former Nasa engineer has created the first Israel advocacy app, with the aim of promoting the Jewish State outside its usual circles of support.


High-tech apps give hope to disabled

By Simon Rocker, October 8, 2015

"Go Gabs, splat Mummy!" urges Pauline Bardon as her daughter takes aim with a custard pie.

Gabriella, her fair hair tied at the back, focuses hard, before landing a direct hit on the target - her mother.

It is just a virtual missile, though, projected at a photo on a computer screen. Gabriella may be playing a game, but it is one with a serious educational purpose.


O2 phone network unblocks Israel sites

By Josh Jackman, September 24, 2015

Telecommunications company O2 has removed blocks on two pro-Israel websites.

The company had denied access to and to users aged under 18.

The sites feature a range of pro-Israel content and reports on antisemitism.

O2 made the decision following a ruling by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), which oversees web content.


Video game helps children engage with the story of Jonah

By Josh Jackman, September 21, 2015

Yom Kippur is not usually a time for fun and games, but one app is going against the trend - in the name of education, of course.

American non-profit company G-dcast has created Jonah Run, an app which teaches children the High Holy Day story of a rebellious prophet through an infinite runner game.


Parking website is just the ticket

By Rosa Doherty, September 10, 2015

A Jewish teenager who set up a website for motorists to contest parking tickets has seen it attract 32,000 users in its first week.

Joshua Browder, 18, created when he received several parking tickets after passing his driving test.