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.


Google algorithm works out that Jews run Hollywood

September 10, 2015

Google has pledged to fix a new search facility that answers "Jews" to the question: "Who runs Hollywood?"

With its new "direct answers" service, Google aims to cut down on the amount of time users spend seeking information by algorithmically answering common queries.


WATCH: Happy New Year from Israel's Technion University

By Sandy Rashty, September 7, 2015
Israel's Institute of Technology has marked the Jewish New Year with a new piece of technology - one that picks a pomegranate from a tree, before going on to deliver apples and honey to the public research university's president. Shana Tova!


Youth resource focuses on Israel's Arab citizens

August 20, 2015

An online resource on Israel's Arab citizens have been developed by seven British youth movements.

BBYO, Bnei Akiva, FZY, Habonim Dror, LJY-Netzer, Noam and RSY-Netzer worked on the project in collaboration with the UK Task Force, a coalition of 39 communal organisations.


Can Israel's oligarchs cope with the dotcom boom?

By Alex Brummer, August 6, 2015

As a "start-up" nation praised for its tech genius Israel, more often than not, has been the prey rather than the predator in the rarefied world of global takeovers. Going right back to 1998, when US digital pioneer AOL snaffled the Israeli-invented instant messaging service ICQ for £25m, there have been rich pickings for global buyers.


British company invests up to £64 million in Israeli cyber security

By Josh Jackman, August 6, 2015

British micro-chip designer Arm Holdings will create a new hub in Israel after completing a multi-million pound acquisition of one of the country's leading cyber-security companies.


Banned by the rabbi, bought by Microsoft

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

Microsoft has bought a company founded by an entrepreneur from a strictly Orthodox sect that has banned Facebook and other social media sites.

Shloma Baum, a member of the Satmar Chasidic community in New York, taught himself computer languages before creating FieldOne Systems, which has just been sold for an undisclosed amount.


You want to keep kosher? Then keep one of these in your pocket

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

No pork; no shellfish; no milk with meat. Simple enough. But what about this yoghurt? Or that soy sauce?

And which brands of ice-cream can you serve at Friday-night dinner?