Technology

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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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Cameron announces first 'tech envoy to Israel'

By Jennifer Lipman, December 11, 2012

The UK Prime Minister has announced the creation of a "tech envoy to Israel" as part of a move to encourage further co-ordination between the two countries in the start-up and technology fields.

Saul Klein, a partner at investment firm Index Ventures, will act as an unpaid ambassador for tech partnership between Britain and Israel and help build links with innovative Israeli companies.

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Technion University's Chanucah machine

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Four Technion students built a Rube Goldberg machine, which is a machine that performs a simple function in a highly complex manner, to light a Chanucah menorah. Watch and see how they pull off this Chanucah miracle.

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The ceasefire has began, Israel reinforces the Iron Dome

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 29, 2012

Following the success of the Iron Dome system during Operation Pillar of Defence, another element of Israel’s planned “multi-layer” defence shield was successfully test-fired this week.

The “David’s Sling” system is de-signed to protect Israel from medium-to-long-range missiles of the kind in Hizbollah and Syrian arsenals.

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Israeli start-ups meet London techies

By Sandy Rashty, November 23, 2012

British investment interest in Israeli companies will be tested next week, when representatives of 15 Israeli start-ups companies are due to fly to the UK to meet their opposite numbers in the technology hub of London.

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