Posts Tagged: Israel

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British MP George Galloway: "I don't recognize Israel, and I don't debate with Israelis"

"George Galloway has been caught on camera storming out of a debate simply because the other speaker was Israeli.

"The outspoken MP was speaking at an event at Oxford University last night when he discovered that the student who was debating against him was a citizen of the Jewish state.

"He immediately left the room, saying: ‘I don’t debate with Israelis,’ in explosive scenes caught on camera by the student newspaper."

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Trying to steal a kiss in Tel Aviv…

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Street art in Tel Aviv.

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Street art in Tel Aviv

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A Hebrew typewriter found in Israel.

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio reaches for a water bottle along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu.

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Livni becomes first to join Bibi's coalition

"Tzipi Livni became Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s first official coalition partner on Tuesday after the two former rivals reached an agreement over outstanding governmental issues for the upcoming Knesset.

"Livni will be Israel’s next justice minister, while her party’s number three, Amir Peretz, will be the environmental protection minister. In addition, a member of Livni’s party will chair an unspecified Knesset committee."

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Artisan whiskey-making comes to Israel

"Modeled on the extraordinary success of the craft beer movement—which has revolutionized the beer industry in the United States by emphasizing small-scale specialty production—the micro-distilling revolution has similarly reshaped the landscape of American whiskey production with its emphasis on local authenticity and character.

"A British-born Israeli and his sabra partner are teaming up to bring this phenomenon to Israel by becoming Israel’s first-ever artisanal whiskey producer, the Milk and Honey Distillery."

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Apple to open new R&D facility in Ra'anana, Israel

"Following a successful hiring spree of former Texas Instruments employees in Israel, Apple is opening a new research and development center in the city of Ra’anana, reports Israeli business publication ‘Globes.’"

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Japan inaugurates statue honoring Israeli tsunami aid

"Two years after a massive tsunami ravaged the eastern seaboard of Japan, the people of one of the hardest hit towns, Yanmei-Sanriku, have inaugurated a statue honoring the assistance that Israel provided in their darkest hour.

"Titled ‘Rebirth and Resurrection,’ the statue was produced by Israeli artist David Susanna, and was installed in front of the municipal offices and temporary Israeli hospitals established in Yanmei-Sanriku."

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We’re number two!!

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Cisco buys Israeli start-up Intucell for $475M

"Today, Cisco announced plans to buy Intucell for $475 million in cash, and BVP tells me it will take nearly half that sale price.

"Intucell’s technology helps mobile carriers dynamically adjust their cellular grid to maximize mobile traffic speeds and minimize dropped calls. Without SON software, a carrier’s service slows down and becomes less stable under heavy load or when users travel to the edge of a geographic block of the static grid. Any optimization had to happen manually, which was inefficient and inadequate.

"Intucell’s SON uses big data to assess the state of a network and lets a carrier’s towers communicate with each other. That way they can expand or contract their cells in real-time so customers on the fringes of a block get picked up by neighboring towers, and users in the center of that block get much better reception."

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Likud-Beiteinu youth celebrate the election results as Israel’s number one party, despite the disappointing results as exit polls currently show.

(Courtesy of the Jerusalem Post.)

Likud-Beiteinu youth celebrate the election results as Israel’s number one party, despite the disappointing results as exit polls currently show.

(Courtesy of the Jerusalem Post.)

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South Sudan signs oil agreement with Israel

"Sudan says it has signed an agreement with several Israeli oil companies, a potentially significant strategic move that will consolidate the Jewish state’s relations with the fledgling, oil-rich East African state.

"It will also bolster Israeli moves to counter Iranian inroads into the Red Sea and a major gunrunning route from the Revolutionary Guards base at Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf to the Gaza Strip via Sudan."

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Bar Rafaeli and other leading Israeli celebrities remind Israelis to VOTE.