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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 …

Model Naomi Campbell celebrates her birthday in Israel

British supermodel Naomi Campbell chose to celebrate her 42nd birthday with a trip to Israel, and she wished for “good vibrations, not destruction” in the Middle East. Flanked by security guards, Campbell’s entourage — her longtime boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladislav …

Rare Biblical jewelry found in Israel

A rare trove of 3,000 year-old jewelry was recently discovered at Megiddo by researchers from Tel Aviv University. The treasure included a collection of gold and silver jewelry dating from around 1100 B.C. The intricately designed jewelry was found hidden …