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Saturday, February 23, 2019
German carmaker BMW to set up Tel Aviv center to scout for new tech
By Shoshanna Solomon
A BMW team will work with startups to further develop their technologies, and set up joint research projects with universities
After a decade of Netanyahu, Israel finally has a real election contest
In uniting, Gantz and Lapid have potentially upended years of political predictability. With their move, for the first time in years, the prime minister has a fight on his hands
Israeli team develops way to find genetic flaws in fetus at 11 weeks
By Shoshanna Solomon
Researchers at Tel Aviv University say their new noninvasive procedure to find chromosomal abnormalities has a ‘much higher resolution’ than methods used today
Delegation goes to US to attract foreign students to Israel
By Shoshanna Solomon
Council for Higher Education has earmarked some $120 million through 2022 for university programs that appeal to overseas students
Israeli arms makers unveil new bunker buster and suicide drone in India air show
By Judah Ari Gross
The ‘Rocks’ air-to-ground missile billed as a cost-effective weapon to destroy protected underground targets; the Mini-Harpy can stay in air for 2 hours before flying into a target
Michael Aarenau
Banned, assassinated, and now mainstreamed: Kahane lives
In response to critics who remarked that his twisted ideology would lead to perpetual war, convicted terrorist-turned-politician, Meir Kahane, glibly replied: "There will be a perpetual war, with or without Kahane." To his supporters, this seemed less like a warning and more like a call to arms; the need to secure Jewish safety, security, and “supremacy” by any means necessary. Rabbi Meir Kahane was born in Brooklyn in 1932 and would go on to create the terrorist organization, the Jewish Defense League in 1968. Over the next few years, Kahane...
Israel venture fund JVP sets up new fund with $220m in investor commitments
By Shoshanna Solomon
Jerusalem based firm’s newest fund will invest in early to mid-stage tech at the intersection of computer vision, AI, cybersecurity and fintech
Google to buy Israeli cloud data startup Alooma
By Shoshanna Solomon
Tel Aviv-based firm’s tools help enterprises move their data from multiple sources to one center; firm has raised some $15 million to date
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