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Holocaust Online Theatre Collection

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Israeli duo working to put Holocaust-era theatre online Two Israelis are leading the way on a new project that is aiming to track down and digitize content on theater and other performing arts created by Jews during the Nazi era or otherwise related to the Holocaust. The Holocaust Online Theatre Collection is being spearheaded by(…)


Israeli Startup Develops Wireless Mobile Chargers Using Infrared Light

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Every cellphone owner has experienced the depressing moment when their battery dies at the most inconvenient of times.  Veteran Israeli entrepreneurs Victor Vaisleib and Ortal Alpert joined together to create a radical solution to charge a phone without a charger – using infrared light. Founded in in 2010, the Wi-Charge  group has been working to(…)


London Science Museum Features 3-D Printed Statues Of Visitors Using Israeli Tech

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When the people at the London Science Museum prepared to present their first ever 3D printing exhibition, they wanted to do something different. So, the “3D: Printing the Future” exhibit, inaugurated last month, displays 3D figurines of the museum’s visitors. The technology used for the project is from 3D Israeli-American giant Stratasys. The London Science(…)


The World’s First Video Walkie-Talkie By Israeli Startup Glide

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Texting is quick, but limited in its expressiveness. Videos are full of human expression, but often not all that timely. The mission of the guys at Glide? To create a “You put your chocolate in my peanut butter!” product, and mix the two media into one, even better, form of communication. Developers from Israeli startup Glide,(…)


World From A Dog’s Point Of View – Israeli Company Launches A New TV Channel Called DOGTV

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Israeli company launches a new TV channel DOGTV.  Channel features images of happy dogs, people playing soccer and relaxing piano music 24 hours a day. DOGTV provides television for dogs as a 24/7 digital TV channel with dog – friendly programming  scientifically developed to provide the right company for dogs when left alone. Through years of research(…)


A New Israeli Smartphone App Lets Users Know The Health Status Of Israeli Waterways

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Thanks to a network of Israeli divers, and the Health Ministry, Israeli non-profit environmental association Zalul is now keeping the public up to date on the condition of the country’s waterways. By commissioning road-navigation app developer Waze to add a water-pollution application to its popular smart phone service, the founders of  Zalul hope to promote safer swimming in addition(…)


Latest iNews from Israel

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iPad Mini to be launched in Israel next week Several weeks before the iPhone 5 officially reaches Israel in mid-December, Apple importer iDigital will launch the iPad Mini in Israel next week.  Several days after its launch in iDigital stores, the iPad Mini will also be available from Cellcom Israel Ltd. Estimates are that the price(…)


Israeli iPad App To Help Autistic Kids

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Israeli application developed with Singaporean organization to allow parents, children dealing with autism to plan everyday tasks together. The Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD) has approved a grant of NIS 640,000 (about $165,000) for the development of a tablet application which will help autistic children deal with everyday tasks. The joint project is being developed by(…)


Israeli Groupon Website Hacked by Pakistani Group ‘Leets’

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A group calling themselves Pakistani Leets claims responsibility for the hacking on Monday, November 19,  the Israeli Groupon website with the message “The Notorious Hackers are Back” across the top of  the page. “I am writing on the behalf of all Pakistani and all Muslims,” the message continues, before breaking into an expletive-laced tirade against(…)


Israel Takes Over Hamas TV Programming

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The IDF on Monday (November 19, 2012)  took over programming at a Gaza-based Hamas television station “to broadcast warnings” on the sixth day of  Operation Pillar of Defense. Al-Aqsa television, the official station of  Gaza’s Hamas regime, said in a statement the Israeli army “is interfering with Al-Aqsa TV,” with the picture going on and(…)


Israel Had Become The Victim Of 44 Million Cyber Attacks Since The Beginning Of Amud Anan Operation

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Speaking Sunday (November 18, 2012) ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting,  Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said the government was now waging war on “a second front — of cyber attacks against Israel.” Steinitz said in the past four days, Israel had “deflected 44 million cyber attacks on government websites. All the attacks were thwarted(…)


Leo Baeck Institute Launches DigiBaeck, A Free Digital Archive Documenting 500 Years Of German-Speaking Jewry

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Leo Baeck Institute, the premiere research library and archive devoted exclusively to documenting the history of German-speaking Jewry, has completed the digitization of its entire archive, which now provides free online access to primary source materials encompassing five centuries of Jewish life in Central Europe. The project, named DigiBaeck, offers a digital gateway to Leo(…)


Hebrew Class Uses iPads For Teaching, Learning

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In this fall’s Modern Hebrew 120a: “Intermediate Modern Hebrew” course, digital apps and iPads have replaced paper flash cards and textbooks. In collaboration with Harvard’s Academic Technology Group, Irit Aharony, the head of Harvard’s Modern Hebrew Studies Program, has created a digital textbook on iBooks for use in her second-year language class. Some of the(…)


The 5 Fastest Growing Israeli Startups

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Considering it has been dubbed the “Startup Nation,” Israel is clearly an important player on the global tech stage. Not only does it have the highest density of tech startups in the world, but these startups attract more venture capital per person than any other country — 2.5 times more than the United States, 30 times(…)


Social Media For The Jewish Non-Profit [Workshop]

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Social Media for the Jewish Non-Profit: A hands-on workshop for professionals and volunteers who wish to develop and/or enhance their Internet marketing skills. Sunday, October 14, 2012, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Venue: The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 6735 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan The presentations will include strategies for increasing organizational membership and interest(…)