Israel is a world leader in the number of startups per-capita. That is why it is called "the start-up nation."
Israel's hi-tech entrepreneur community is smart, daring and vibrant. It attracts attention from around the world. What is its secret? It's the people, it's the vibe, it's the creative energy.
Come and watch what makes Israel so inviting for entrepreneurs who want to create an...
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Five young women who recently immigrated to Israel and live on Kibbutz Hanita join Israel Defense Forces, Border Police • "They are very motivated and determined to assume combat roles," says an Israeli official involved with the program.
Kibbutz Hanita, next to the Israel-Lebanon border...
In the 1940s, it was obligatory for Jews in the performing arts, especially the movies, to hide their Jewishness by using non Jewish names.
Ella Geisman became June Allyson;
Bette Perske, Lauren Bacall;
Bernie Schwartz, Tony Curtis;
Issur Danielovich, Kirk Douglas;
Frances Rose Schorr, Dinah Shore;
The first Ethiopian-born woman to be crowned Miss Israel, Yityish (Titi) Aynaw, bid farewell to her crown Tuesday evening and handed it over to the winner of the 2014 beauty pageant, 18-year-old Mor Maman of Beersheba.
Maman, who studies computer graphics, will soon enlist with the Israel Air Force. She comes from a family of beautiful women: Her mother, Ilana Maman, was once crowned Miss Beers...
Ambassador Danny Ayalon spreads the truth about the UN. Hypocrisy and cynicism have taken over the United Nations, the delegitimization perpetrators and Israel boycotters take advantage of the UN's image as an advocate of human rights in order to pass anti-Israeli resolutions which attempt to isolate Israel. It is important to spread the truth that the UN has been transformed into a political ...
Israel is.... By Natalie Portman
Where I was born. Where I ate my first Popsicle and used a proper toilet for the first time. Where some of my 18-year-old friends spend their nights in bunkers sleeping with their helmets on. Where security guards are the only jobs in surplus. Where deserts bloom and pioneer stories are sentimentalized. Where a thorny, sweet cactus is the symbol of the ideal Isr...
Sherut haBitachon haKlali, better known by the acronym Shabak, in English as the Israel Security Agency (ISA) or the Shin Bet (a two-letter Hebrew abbreviation of the name), is Israel's internal security service. Its motto is "Magen VeLo Yera'e" ( "Defender that shall not be seen" or "The unseen shield"). It is one of three principal organizations of the Israeli intelligence community, alongside A...
Nine years ago the United Nations made history when it declared that it would mark January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The fact that this day is marked has served as an adamant rejection of any attempt to deny that the Holocaust had taken place. The U.N. has also urged European nations to preserve concentration and extermination camps on their soil as historical landmarks, and d...
Women have proudly served in the IDF since the very beginning. Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, wrote an impassioned letter to religious communities outlining the necessity of women serving and protecting Israel. Since then, women have taken increasingly high-level positions in the IDF. These female Israeli soldiers challenge stereotypes through the work they do every day.
Here is a list of the most exciting Israeli medical-device and pharmaceutical developments just around the corner. This list was very difficult to narrow down, because Israeli breakthroughs in this field are a near-daily occurrence.
By: Abigail Klein Leichman
1. Na-Nose can detect lung cancer from exhaled breath and will be commercialized in a joint venture with Boston-based Alph...
It’s a fact, Israel has produced some of the most gorgeous women in the world. Jewish-born women around the globe are infamously known for their distinct features; often shapely, dark and sexy. Compiled here is a list of 30 of the most unforgettable, truly stunning Jewish woman who are under the age of 40. Of course this is all in fun and sorry if we left someone very deserving off the list.
October 10 is World Sight Day – a perfect opportunity to present some of the amazing advances coming out of Israel for treating medical conditions of the eye and making life easier for people who are blind or visually disabled. Ongoing research at Israeli universities is constantly testing new approaches, such as sensory substitution devices, or a substance in algae that improves vision in people ...
Lenny Kravitz, Sammy Davis Jr. and Drake--oy! Not only have these three entertainers broken hearts and topped the charts, they're also part of God's chosen people.
We're in the midst of the High Holy Days, a celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. The two-day celebration is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, with customs that incl...
While the Middle East combusts, threatening vital U.S. interests, the U.S. attempts to clip Israel's wings -- the only reliable, predictable, stable, effective, democratic and unabashedly pro-U.S. firefighter in the region.
Western policy-makers and public-opinion molders welcomed the 2011 riots on the Arab street as an "Arab Spring," a people's revolution and a transition toward democracy. How...
Ayelet Shaked (Hebrew: איילת שקד, born 7 May 1976) is an Israeli politician. She is the former chairwoman of My Israel, and was elected as member of the Knesset for the Jewish Home in the 2013 Knesset elections, and currently holds fifth place on the party's list.
She grew up and lives in the Bavli neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Her mother was a teacher of Tanakh in Tel Aviv and her fa...
"Forbes Israel" ranks Bar Refaeli as Israel's top-earning model, with NIS 9 million income in the past 12 months, quadruple the income of the second-ranked model. The rankings of Israel's ten highest paid models are based on their income through May 2013.
Bar Refaeli joined the talent show "X Factor" earlier this year, and if this is taken into account, it bring her earnings until May 2013 up to ...
With cinema fans excitedly awaiting the release of Iron Man 3 - dubbed the film of the season -- one of the film's key stars Gwyneth Paltrow has been named 'World's Most Beautiful Woman of 2013' by People Magazine.
Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late film producer/director Bruce Paltrow. Her father was Jewish and her mother ...
Since 1948, Israel has set itself a task of finding creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
When 22-year-old Emmannuel Buso was pulled barely-alive from the rubble of a three-story building 10 days after an earthquake devastated the island of Haiti, the first faces he saw were those of the Israeli rescue workers who had flown across the world to save lives.
JESUS (d. 30 C.E.), whom Christianity sees as its founder and object of faith, was a Jew who lived toward the end of the Second Commonwealth period. The martyrdom of his brother James is narrated by Josephus (Ant. 20:200–3), but the passage in the same work (18:63–64) speaking about the life and death of Jesus was either rewritten by a Christian or represents a Christian interpolation. The first R...
Scarlett Johansson is a Jewish American actress and singer. She was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. Johansson began her theater training at Professional Chi...
There is no doubt that the most beautiful, courageous, and intelligent female soldiers in the world are in Israel.
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Eva Green in Casino Royale
Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me
Jill St. John (Born as: Jill Oppenheim) in Diamonds are Forever
Tanya Roberts (Born as: Victoria Blum) in A View to a Kill
Jane Seymour (Born as: Joyce Frankenberg) in Live and Let Die
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“Bar Mitzvah” literally means “son of the commandment.” “Bar” is “son” in Aramaic, which used to be the vernacular of the Jewish people. “Mitzvah” is “commandment” in both Hebrew and Aramaic. “Bat” is daughter in Hebrew and Aramaic. (The Ashkenazic pronunciation is “bas”)
Under Jewish Law, children are not obligated to observe the commandments, although they are encouraged to do so as much as ...
The Israeli bombing of a Syrian nuclear strike began with intelligence gathered six months earlier in a daring raid on the Austrian home of the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission director Ibrahim Othman, The New Yorker reported in its new edition.
David Makovsky, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, wrote under the headline “The Silent Strike,” that in March 2007, Mossad agents...
By the Israeli humorist, Efraim Kishon:
Israel is a country surrounded on all sides by enemies,
but the people's headaches are caused by the neighbors upstairs.
Israel is the only country in the world where the coffee is already so
good that Starbucks went bankrupt trying to break into the local
Israel is one of the few places in the world where the sun sets into
Converting to Judaism:
Conservative and Orthodox Jews require that the potential convert be instructed about how to live as a Jew, and undergo kabbalat ol mitzvot (agreement to do the commandments), mila (circumcision for men),* and tevilah (immersion in a mikvah [ritual bath]), and that the procedure be supervised by a Beit Din [court] of three people. Note that the members of the Bet Din mus...
EPSTEIN, BRIAN SAMUEL (Shmuel; 1934–1967), British impresario, one of history's most successful show business entrepreneurs whose success in managing the Beatles changed the world of music. Epstein was born on Yom Kippur to Harry (Tzvi) and Malka ("Queenie") in Liverpool, where the family owned a furniture store and where Epstein became manager of the store's record department. When hi...
The IDF, founded in 1948, ranks among the most battletested armed forces in the world, having had to defend the country in six major wars. The IDF’s security objectives are to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Israel, deter all enemies, and curb all forms of terrorism that threaten daily life. Its main tasks include reinforcing the peace arrangements; ensuring ov...
Israel does everything it can to protect innocent human life in Gaza and the West Bank. How does Israel compare to other countries in civilian to combatant casualty? Israel does better than any other country. See this two minute video.
If you've ever been to Israel, you know that there are so many wonderful things to see and do. But when you're just walking around, there is something that becomes very apparent. Israel has some of the most beautiful and exotic women in the world. On top of that, they're very smart and confident.
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While we cannot be sure and must take nothing for granted---especially when it comes to Iran's threat to wipe Israel from the map---the greatest battle Israel faces today on the world stage is not military, but rather the unrelenting attack by those who would politically delegitimize her.
Make no mistake: The effort of the Arabs and the Left to delegitimize Israel has nothing to do with Palesti...
Population of Israel
8,000 sq miles
Note: Israel could fit into Florida 8 times
263 miles long – North to South
Width: between 9 and 71 miles wide (East to West)
Available land useful for farming 15.45%
Rest is metropolitan areas, mountains and desert.
Jews: 5,393,600 - 76%
Arab (Muslim, Druze): 1,413,500 - 20%
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Esti Ginzburg was born in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 6, 1990. She comes from a family of architects and engineers. Her grandfather was involved in the original planning and construction of Zahala Tel Aviv. Ginzburg is Jewish.
Ginzburg started modeling at the age of eight with a milk advertisement and at the age of 14 signed a ...
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There many famous Jewish actors working today and in the past. Some of the names you might know are Daniel Radcliff, Shia LaBeouf, Andrew Garfield, James Franco, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeremy Piven, Tony Curtis, William Shatner, Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal. For convenience, the list below shows both Jewish actors and actresses.
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The Civil War divided Jews as it did all Americans. Southern Jews supported the Confederacy; Northern Jews favored the Union. Prior to the war, Jews as a group never took a public stand on slavery. Although many shared antislavery opinions, they viewed the Christian-oriented abolitionist movement with suspicion. A report to the 1853 meeting of a leading antislaver...
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The Israel Defense Forces, commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal (צה"ל), are the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the ground forces, air force and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forces, and has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel. The IDF is headed by its Chief of General Staff, the Ramatkal...
Jerusalem Technology Park
Science and technology are amongst Israel's most developed sectors. The percentage of Israelis engaged in scientific and technological inquiry, and the amount spent on research and development (R&D) in relation to gross domestic product (GDP), is amongst the highest in the world. Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity as measured by the nu...
The United Nations has frequently and disproportionately singled out Israel for exercising its basic right of self-defense. Like every other nation, Israel has an inherent right to defend its citizens. In responding to attacks to protect its citizens, Israel takes unprecedented precautions to limit civilian casualties.
Israel has a right to self-defense.
Like every other nation, Israel has an...
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•Paula Abdul, US singer, former LA Laker Girl, panelist on American Idol
•Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer and virtuoso pianist
•Herb Alpert, US musician
•Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian conductor
•Emanuel Ax, US pianist
•Babydaddy (aka Scot Hoffman), US bassist, keyboardist, composer for Scissor Sisters.
•Burt Bacharach, US musician and songwriter
The following list of Jewish Olympic medalists was compiled by Dr. George Eisen, Executive Director and Associate Vice-President at Nazareth College of Rochester, New York.
Dr. Eisen is the author of many books, studies and articles, including the award-winning Children and Play in the Holocaust, Games Among the Shadows (University of Massachusetts Press,...
Here is a list of prominent commissioners, managers/coaches, and owners.
Roman Abramovich, Russia, owner of Chelsea Football Club
Leslie Alexander, US, owner of Houston Rockets; former owner of Houston Comets
Ray Arcel, US, bo...
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Bar Refaeli (Hebrew: בר רפאלי; born 4 June 1985) is an Israeli model and occasional actress, most known for her modeling work and for her relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Bar Refaeli was born into an Israeli Jewish family in Hod HaSharon, Isr...
This list of Jewish athletes in sports contains athletes who are Jews and have attained outstanding achievements in sports. The criteria for inclusion in this list are:
1–3 places winners at major international tournaments;
for team sports, winning in preliminary competitions of finals at major international tournaments, or playing for several seasons for clubs of major national leagues; or
While the rest of the world was buying Iraq's story that their nuclear weapon production was solely for peaceful purposes, Israel stayed in reality and launched Operation Opera. They flew without detection to take out the nuclear reactor before it was too late. Whether they could admit it in the moment or not, when the Persian Gulf War hit, the whole world had Israel to thank for taking care o...
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This is a video of some of Israel's top fashion models. Gal Gadot, Rotem Sela, Yael Goldman,
Dana Frider, Yael Bar-Zohar, Anat Elimelech, Agam Rodberg, Adi Himelbloy, Esti Ginzburg, and Bar Refaeli.
For more pictures and information on Bar Refaeli click this link http://www.solveisraelsproblems.com/israeli-super-model-bar-refaeli/#more
"Israel is responsible for over 600 modifications in the current generation of General Dynamics' F-16 fighter aircraft, providing GD a multi-billion dollars bonus in research and development, improving GD's competitive edge in the global market, expanding the US employment and export base and enhancing US national security," said GD's plant manager in Ft. Worth, Texas. Similar benefits are enjoyed...
The state of Israel has faced seemingly insurmountable odds throughout its entire history. From its hostile neighbors to its vast desert terrain to its unique demographic make-up, the Jewish state has had to overcome countless obstacles. And yet, it has emerged as a light unto the nations. The Jewish state is now a member of the exclusive Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD), has hund...
Zionism is the Jewish national movement of rebirth and renewal in the land of Israel - the historical birthplace of the Jewish people. The yearning to return to Zion, the biblical term for both the Land of Israel and Jerusalem, has been the cornerstone of Jewish religious life since the Jewish exile from the land two thousand years ago, and is embedded in Jewish prayer, ritual, literature and cult...
The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, otherwise known as the Mossad, has been appointed by the State of Israel to collect information, analyze intelligence, and perform special covert operations beyond its borders.
Over the years, the Mossad has expanded into many fields, the most prominent of which are:
Covert intelligence gathering beyond Israel’s borders.
Nobel Prizes are awarded by the Nobel Foundation of Sweden to men and women who have rendered the greatest service to humankind.
Between the years 1901 and 2011, around 850 laureates have been awarded Nobel Prizes.
Of these, at least 170 are Jews.
Less than half of one percent of the world's population is Jewish.
In 2011, five Jewish laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize: Daniel Schech...
These are some of the Jewish actresses from today. Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Silverstone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rachel Weisz, Amanda Peet, and Winona Ryder. For convenience, the list below shows both Jewish actors and actresses.
Actor, The Mighty Ducks
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Solve Israel’s Problems
That’s what we’re doing. Why? Because Israel is a great country that does marvelous things for the world. Israel is tiny, but it is a world leader in science, techno...
By Abigail Klein Leichman: Israel21c
A new exhibit pays homage to Israeli ingenuity behind gadgets like the Disk-on-Key, PillCam, solar windows and a space camera.
One of Israel's sources of pride is the enormous number of inventions and innovations that have taken root on its soil over 63 years -- despite challenges of geography, size and diplomacy. The ever-churning Israeli mind has broug...
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Israel is the only country in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women. Women have taken part in Israel’s military before and since the founding of the state in 1948, with women currently comprising 34% of all IDF soldiers, fulfilling various roles within the Ground, Navy and Air Forces. The 2000 Equality amendment ...