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National Geographic spotlights Israel

For the first time, the French National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Wild and Voyage channel are rolling out a new documentary series on Israel. The series, developed with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, will be named Visages d’Israël …

Facebook set to acquire Face.com for $100m

Media sources are reporting that Facebook is set to acquire Israel’s Face.com for a cool $100 million. TechCrunch has already issued a statement that the purchase is a “done deal.” The technology blog says Face.com’s face recognition software is a …

Chess grandmaster Gelfand seen as new Israeli hero

Israel’s Boris Gelfand put up a great battle of wits against Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand at the Chess World Championship in Moscow. And though Gelfand came in second place in the contest, Israeli chess fans see him as their newest …

‘God’s Neighbors’ wins at Cannes

Israeli cinema won another accolade: Screenwriter-director Meni Yaesh took home the Gaul’s Society of Authors, Directors and Composers award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for his film, God’s Neighbors. Yaesh’s theological drama is also nominated in the Caméra d’Or …

Take my advice – or don’t

Israeli researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Tel Aviv University (TAU) have set out to understand why it is always “easier said than done.” BGU’s Dr. Rachel Barkan and Prof. Shai Danziger of TAU recently published a …

Can Jerusalem entrepreneurs create the next Facebook?

Israel has already been called the Start-Up Nation. Now, 150 young entrepreneurs are taking part in Jerusalem’s first-ever Startup Weekend. The 54-hour event is taking place at Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Media Labs. The happening is a weekend-long open mic-type …

World’s top economists talk free market in Jerusalem

Internationally renowned economists from Europe and North America took part in a four-day conference in Jerusalem to examine Israel’s free market economy amid political and religious tensions. The leading economic thinkers and influencers tried to help address the pressing questions …