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A nod’s as good as a win at the Oscars

A nod’s as good as a win at the Oscars

While Israeli film critic Hannah Brown doesn’t foresee an Academy Award in Israel’s near future, she’s convinced that Ajami’s nomination is prize enough.   Set in the mixed community of Jaffa, Israeli film Ajami reflects Israel’s complex political reality. Given …

Top ten skin-care products from Israel

Searching for remedies to the harsh Mediterranean sun, Israeli skin care experts developed products so effective they’re in demand the world over.   When it comes to cosmetics, Israelis are just as enamored of their skincare and beauty regimes as …

Turn your tweets into tomes

Two Israelis in Tel Aviv turn the virtual world on its head by transforming tweet texts into traditional books.   Preserving memories for the Twitter generation: Left, Asael Kahana, and right Jacob Shwirtz, founders of Tweetbookz. It sounds like the …

Contemporary designs on a museum

Contemporary designs on a museum

The Design Museum of Holon will be the first museum for contemporary design in Israel and one of just a few in the world. Created by internationally renowned Israeli architect Ron Arad, the building itself is a work of art. …

Get ready to party with Israel’s top eight DJs

Israelis like to party with unabashed gusto. It’s no wonder that the country’s club culture has produced a slew of innovative world class DJ’s. ISRAEL21c brings you a list of the top eight.   Like everything else they do, Israelis …

Elvis mania, Israel-style

Elvis mania, Israel-style

For more than 30 years the Elvis Inn at Neve Ilan just outside Jerusalem has attracted impersonators and fans from across Israel who come to celebrate the King.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NxQn3R9O7o Twice a year, on January 8 and August 16, Elvis …

Launching diamonds in space

Scientists from Israel and the US are working together to determine the durability of Israeli artificial diamonds as coatings for equipment used in space.   The Israeli research team at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. From left to right, Prof. …

Turning pictures into video gold

With the proliferation of faster broadband, Israel’s Treepodia startup has chosen the perfect moment to launch its automatic video creation system for websites.   In 24 hours Treepodia can turn a static website into a site full of product videos. …

Israeli coffee culture goes global

Israeli coffee culture goes global

Israel may be best known for its high tech exports, but for the past few years the nation’s highly successful Aroma chain has been exporting its distinctive coffee culture.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C296u0bg2dM Move over Starbucks, there’s a new competitor on the …