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Haitian kids get heart surgery in Israel

Three children from Haiti arrived at Israel’s Wolfson Medical Center this week for lifesaving heart surgery from the Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) project. Darensky Jean Francois (3), Jacqueline Senatus (2) and Stephanie Anne-Elisabeth Bercy (13) from Haiti at the …

Intel’s new chip developed in Israel

Intel’s new microprocessor, the ‘Sandy Bridge,’ was developed at its R&D Center in Haifa, Israel. The company revealed details about the new chip at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco this week. The Sandy Bridge will enter production at …

Israel is site for Bollywood Jesus film

The first Bollywood movie about the childhood of Jesus will be shot in Israel in the coming months, Indian filmmakers announced in August.Director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao said his production will be narrated in four languages and feature an all-Indian cast …

Israeli films prominent at fall festivals

Israeli films are prominent in film festivals this fall season. Hannah Brown, veteran film critic of The Jerusalem Post, provides a round-up: The Israeli presence is front and center at the Toronto International Film Festival, which began on September 9 …

Jerusalem ranked top world destination

Jerusalem ranked top world destination

Jerusalem is ranked among the Top 10 travel destinations and described as having “profound cultural and historical significance” by the travel website Trip Advisor. Readers of the site ranked Jerusalem in seventh place, above London, Istanbul and Venice.They ranked the …

MTV and Israel’s attracTV pamper fans

MTV and Israel’s attracTV are partnering to take fans behind-the-scenes at the 2010 Video Music Awards (VMA). The online live-stream and interactive ‘VMA VIP Pass’ experience is powered by attracTV. The interactive platform allows for sharing, viewing, discussing and participating …

Israeli economy to grow 4.1% in 2010

Israel’s economy should grow 4.1 percent in the coming year, fueled by exports, consumer spending and home construction, Israel’s Jerusalem-based Central Bureau of Statistics announced this week.The bureau predicts that exports, which account for about half of gross domestic product, …

Israel’s vast amounts of oil buried deep

Noble Energy, senior partner in Israel’s promising Leviathan gas drill, has estimated that the oil reserves located under the site’s gas reserves may fill up to three billion barrels. Noble’s only reservation is that the reservoir is located under a …

Latino leaders from the US visit Israel

A delegation of influential American Latino leaders from across the United States spent a week in Israel this month, learning about the wide range of complex issues with which Israel contends. Participants learned about local practices for the integration of …

Israel’s NBA player in peace project

Israel’s first NBA player, Omri Casspi, ran a basketball clinic for 100 Israeli and Palestinian children in the annual event of the Twinned Peace Basketball Schools project, a Peres Center for Peace and Al Quds Association for Democracy and Dialogue …