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Prize painter

The Israeli artist Amnon Ben Ami won the inaugural Ilana Elovic Bezalel Prize for Painting. The $20,000 award pays tribute to Ilana Elovic, a self-taught Israeli-American artist who died in 2006 of ovarian cancer after exploring her disease through her art.

Google Street View live in Israel

You’re just a click away from the Bahai Gardens in Haifa or the Kotel in Jerusalem, thanks to Google Street View which went live in Israel over the weekend. The Google application lets internet users explore places around the world …

Tel Aviv invests in young innovators

Tel Aviv invests in young innovators

The Tel Aviv Municipality has allocated space at the City Library for young Israeli innovators to meet and share their ideas for new businesses. Avner Warner, director of economic affairs at the municipality, describes Tel Aviv as a citywide incubator …

Israel’s Objet set for $1.4b. merge

Israeli 3D printer company Objet has dropped plans for an IPO and instead will merge with American 3D printer maker Stratasys in a deal that will create a $1.4 billion company.The merge positions the combined company as a leader within …

CloudOn gives iPad users MS Office access

Apple tablet users in North America and the UK can now access Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents thanks to CloudOn’s new Microsoft Office App. The CloudOn 2.0 is a free, cloud-based service.Though the company has its development center in Israel, …

Israel Museum gets framed

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is the latest partner to join the Google Art Project, which includes more than 30,000 high resolution objects held in museums around the world.Some 500 of the most important objects in the Israel Museum’s expansive …

24-karat gold key to the immune system

Tel Aviv University scientists have developed a new method of introducing chemical residues into the immune system.While medications need to escape detection by the immune system in order to perform their function, vaccinations – de-activated versions of a disease or …