Tag: Israeli innovation

© AFP | Besides military experience, Peretz has been helped along by his degree in mechanical engineering

Ex-Israeli Commandos Innovate for ‘Weekend Warriors’

MAAYAN TZVI (ISRAEL) – As a young officer in an elite unit of Israel’s army, with its motto that no mission is impossible, Idan Peretz knew there had to be a better way to send rescue ropes across rivers.

Visitors look at an Israel Aerospace Industries-made drone, Heron TP, on the last day of the 47th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Sunday June 24, 2007. The Heron TP is a medium altitude long endurance UAV system. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Germany Agrees to Lease Israeli-Made Drones: Manufacturer

JERUSALEM – Germany has agreed a nine year deal worth over half a billion dollars to lease Israeli military reconnaissance drones capable of carrying missiles, the aircraft’s manufacturers said Thursday.

Palestinians prepare an incendiary device attached to a kite before trying to fly it over the border fence with Israel, on the eastern outskirts of Jabalia, on May 4, 2018. - Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on the Gaza border Friday for the sixth week of protests in which dozens have …

Israeli Firm Develops Drone to Combat Gaza Terror Kites

An Israeli arms company has developed a new drone to counter the threat posed by incendiary kites, hundreds of which have been flown over from Gaza to Israel’s southern communities over recent weeks, causing numerous fires that have ravaged farmland and trrorized residents.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse.

Israel Hopes New Database Will Make it Medical Powerhouse

JERUSALEM — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy.

The Intel logo is displayed at the entrance of Intel Corp. headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, April 18, 2011. Intel Corp. reports quarterly financial earnings Tuesday, April 19, 2011, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Report: Intel Planning $5 Billion Investment in Israeli Plant

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Intel Corp plans to invest $5 billion to expand production at its Kiryat Gat plant in southern Israel, Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen said on Wednesday after talks with the U.S. chipmaker.

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Lebanese Journalist: ‘Israel Supersedes the Arabs at an Astronomical Rate’

In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries, particularly Israel.

In this Oct. 16, 2015 photo, amputee victims in Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake, Nepalese girls Khendo Tamang, left, and Nirmala Pariyar, both 8, practice walking with new prosthetic legs at a clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Spending months together with surgeries and the following physical therapy, both girls were soon inseparable …

Israeli Company Successfully Grows Bones from Fat Cells

Haifa-based biotech company Bonus BioGroup has entered the second trial of a clinical study seeking to regrow bones in a lab. The first trial, which began four years ago and comprised 32 patients, was completed successfully, according to Dr. Shai Meretzki, CEO and founder of Bonus BioGroup.

In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 photo, an employee checks the quality of glass bottles on the production line at Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd. factory in the southern Israeli town of Yeruham. Phoenicia Glass Works, Israel’s only glass container factory, produces one million containers a day. Some 300,000 bottles a …

Boom: Israel’s Annual Exports Expected to Exceed $100 Billion

Israel’s annual exports of goods and services are expected to exceed $100 billion for the first time when the final figures for 2017 come in, according to a preliminary report by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute as well as the country’s Economy and Industry Ministry.

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Hyundai to Open Research and Development Center in Israel

The Hyundai Motor Group has decided to invest more than $100 million in building a research and development center in Israel, one of five new R&D centers the South Korean car manufacturing giant is setting up throughout the world, Israel Hayom reported on Wednesday.

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Photo: Israeli Satellite Image Shows Jerusalem from Outer Space

The first images from Venus – the research satellite of the Science and Technology Ministry’s Israel Space Agency that was launched at the beginning of this month – have been received, including a photo of the Jerusalem area.

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Modi Watches Desalination Demonstration in Israel

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday witnessed a demonstration of sea water purification at a desalination plant here.

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Porsche to Invest in Israeli Auto-Tech Industry

German automaker Porsche announced on Thursday it will invest tens of millions of euros in Israeli auto-tech startups, following a trend by US automakers including Ford Motor Co. and high-tech firms like Intel heavily buying into Israel’s emerging self-driving car market.

This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the O157:H7 strain of the E. coli bacteria. On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, U.S. military officials reported the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last …

Israeli Startup Seeks to Eliminate Need for Antibiotics

The Israeli start-up BiomX, which last week completed a $24 million round of financing, is aiming to replace the need for conventional antibiotics by developing treatments that selectively eliminate specific bacteria.

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Israel Defense Sales on Upward Trend

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s Defense Ministry reported Wednesday that Israeli firms signed $6.5 billion in new export contracts for 2016, an $800 million rise above previous-year levels and an indication of an upward trend after a disappointing $5.6 billion in 2014.

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Israeli Tech Firms Raise Record $4.8 Billion in 2016

Israeli private high-tech companies, a main driver of the country’s economy, raised an all-time high of $4.8 billion in 2016, up 11 percent from 2015, a report showed on Tuesday.

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Obama Signs U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Collaboration Act Into Law

President Barack Obama on Friday enacted legislation to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts between the United States and Israel, one of the congressman involved in drafting the bill said Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks to the foreign press during the annual press conference for the New Year on January 16, 2014 in Jerusalem. Netanyahu slammed the European Union for summoning envoys over plans for some 1,800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM …

Israel Signs Research Pact With Greece and Cyprus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the leaders of Cyprus and Greece on Thursday in Jerusalem as the three nations signed a research and development agreement to advance joint projects.