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Children of Sderot counter kite terror with kite festival

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
 

In the midst of a rash of fires in Israeli border communities ignited by incendiary kites from Gaza, kids in Sderot fly handmade ‘kites of life.’
 

Hundreds of helium balloons and kites bearing flammable materials have been launched from Gaza since March 30, killing wildlife and incinerating thousands of acres of forests and agricultural fields in Israeli border communities.

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Israeli firm builds poultry farms from Angola to Vietnam

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
 


Agrotop is a one-stop shop for farm projects, from financing and business plan to design, logistics, construction, management and training.


The classic chicken-or-egg conundrum does not keep poultry farm designers from the Israeli firm Agrotop awake at night.


They’re too busy solving other challenges, like how to build a chicken house on the steep Himalayan slopes of Nepal. Or how to construct a 60,000-layer egg house in the Canary Islands on a narrow footprint (half the levels were built underground with a sophisticated ventilation system).


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What Others Can Learn from Israel about Having Children

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:00am
Sarah Rindner for Mosaic


Raising birthrates requires a commitment to values greater than individual self-interest.


Ofir Haivry’s account of demographic trends in Israel is as heartening and uplifting as his picture of trends in the rest of the Western world is bleak and depressing. Inextricable from his argument about the meaning of Israel’s high fertility rates is his analysis of how the country’s cultural norms, which include a specifically Israeli style of parenting, may contribute to its fertility bonanza.

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Mossad Spy or Man Who Turned Olmert Into a Lefty? Philip Roth's Complicated Relationship With Israel

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:00am
Judy Maltz for Haaretz


Which one of the two the U.S. Jewish novelist really was depends on whether you believe the man himself

 

As a writer who focused on the Jewish-American experience, the late Philip Roth could not help but touch on the subject of Israel. Indeed, two of his award-winning books – “Operation Shylock: A Confession” and “The Counterlife” – explore the relationship between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora.

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The Mossad Ran a Fake Diving Resort for Tourists in Sudan. This Is the Incredible Story Behind It

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00am
By Allison Kaplan Sommer for Haaretz


One of the Israeli intelligence agency’s most daring missions is being turned into a movie, ‘Red Sea Diving Resort.’ One of the operatives looks back on a breathtaking operation that saved thousands of Ethiopian Jews’ lives in the 1980s


It was one of the Mossad’s most daring, complex and longest-running operations. But only now, 37 years on, is the story of a Red Sea diving resort run by the agency getting its moment in the sun.

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Israel wins second-largest number of cybersecurity deals globally

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:00am
By SHOSHANNA SOLOMON for The Times of Israel


Israeli startups BioCatch, Cylus and D-ID are among the 26 cybersecurity firms selected by CB Insights that are transforming the industry


Israel accounted for the second-largest number of cybersecurity deals globally, behind the US and ahead of the UK, a new report compiled by New York data firm CB Insights shows.

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First Paralyzed Man Finishes London Marathon With Help of Israeli-Developed ReWalk Suit

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00am
By NoCamels Team


British resident Simon Kindleysides became the first paralyzed man to finish the London Marathon on Monday, national British daily The Telegraph reports.  He was able to walk the whole way thanks to a revolutionary Israeli innovation, the wearable ReWalk exoskeleton suit.

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Israeli scientist working on Alzheimer’s vaccine

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Tested so far on mice, Dr. Eitan Okun’s vaccine targets amyloid beta protein, which clusters in the brains of people affected by the deadly disease.


Alzheimer’s disease, affecting some 47 million people worldwide, for now remains an irreversible and fatal brain disorder. Taking a proactive approach, an Israeli brain researcher is developing a vaccine against this devastating disease.

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