Zum Thema: Jennifer Bligh

Israel is Running, Not Walking, On Sunshine

Why shouldn’t free, natural and available resources be used to their best advantage? Israel has initiated a new project called Ashalim, which focuses on harnessing sunshine to provide natural energy. Despite its placement in the Middle East, readily available with sun at most moments, Israel has yet to keep up with other nations when it… […]

Politics And Media Sources Still Corrupt

It might be the most legally ambiguous story of the year so far. Benjamin Netanyahu has recently received many blows about corruption, as well as his potentially corrupt counterpart, Arnon Mozes of the Yediot Ahronot newspaper. Evidence has surfaced stating that Netanyahu and Mozes were in talks about a beneficial agreement. The agreement would consist… […]

Dizengoff Square is Now A Pile of Rubble

For anyone who has ever stepped into Dizengoff Square, you may understand the magical appeal of the legendary Fire and Water Fountain. The fountain used to spin around as her colorful state, spitting fire, splashing water and playing classical tunes every hour on the hour. Created by artist Yaacov Agam in 1986, the fountain sat… […]

Israeli Startup Makes Breakthrough for Parkinson’s Diagnosis

An Israeli startup called BioShai is paving the way for creating a new experience for patients who may suffer from Parkinson’s disease. Their product is a simple blood test to allow for an early diagnosis of the disease. It all started in 2010 when a company’s research showed that specific genes in blood could detect… […]

Northern Israel Ravaged By Flames

The northern part of Israel is urgently suffering due to many fires in the region since Tuesday. What may have started as a dry fire has now flipped into a state of emergency in Israel. Families have lost their homes and belongings, and over 60,000 people have been evacuated from Haifa, the well-known port city.… […]

Leonard Cohen’s Love Affair with Israel

Overflowing with warmth in both voice and heart, the legendary Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 in early November. With news of his passing, communities in Israel and beyond honored Cohen like the memorial of a true friend. The songwriter and his relationship with Israel had been considered an item since that… […]

Israeli Woman Sparks Entrepreneurship and Investment in Palestinian Youth

A powerhouse for the Palestinian community made her mark in the economy by helping the Palestinian high tech sector go from almost 0% to a 6% GDP. A leader amongst social investments to create positive social change, Zika Abzuk has implemented various efforts to infuse technology investment into the Palestinian sector, particularly in the youth… […]

Jerusalem is Making Moves

Robert Kraft has donated $6 million dollars to the development of a multi-sports complex in Jerusalem. The gift comes just in time to honor the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and the 20th Maccabiah Games, set to take place in Jerusalem in July 2017. Kraft is the owner of the NFL’s New England… […]

Game changer for the Apple Watch

It was actually a matter of time until the Apple watch turned into a camera device for video calls. However, the latest technology is not coming from Silicon Valley but from the Jerusalem-based startup Glide. Glide was founded in 2012 and is famous for its streaming video technology. Now they applied this knowledge to a… […]

Stories from the Holy Land: Kid-o-Fun

‘If you ask me, three children are one too many.’ When my mother made this statement about her idea of family planning last week, I suddenly started to feel uneasy. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mum. She is a wise lady, a mother, a former teacher, and she is right most of the… […]

Beauty & Brain

The first Ethiopian Israeli woman to win the title of Miss Israel, Yityish ‘Titi’ Aynaw is taking full advantage of her role. Her beauty pageant win in 2013 plunged her into the spotlight, and she’s since proven it’s not only for her beauty, but also for her brains. Since immigrating to Israel with her brother… […]

Australia & Israel join forces

Australia and Israel are investing in joint projects to facilitate technological advance in medical assistance for the disabled. Australian leaders and disability organizations expressed interest in assistive technology innovation coming out of Israel following adoption of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, an Australian Government program to support people with disabilities and their families. Subsequently, a… […]

Wet-Fired : Israeli Ceramics Biennale

Around 70 artists are currently showcasing their latest works at the 8th Israeli Ceramics Biennale. This exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive exhibit in its field. 2016’s highlights are the gaping mouths and breasts with faces by Ronit Baranga, a series of frozen babies by Victoria Marudi and a video of a 4-ton block… […]

The Secret of Sexual Sparks

It’s not new but now scientifically proven: an Israeli study reveals that the secret to sustaining great sex has little to do with actual intimacy in bed. Professor Gurit Birnbaum from IDC Herzliya and Professor Harry Reis of the University of Rochester conducted a study with more than 100 heterosexual couples over a period of… […]

Party in the Shuk

The famous Mehane Yehuda market in Jerusalem has reached a new peak in popularity with this year’s ‘Jaffa to Agrippas Festival’. The dance group c.a.t.a.m.o.n under Elad Schechter performed inside and outside the market streets. The mere fact that this festival is taking place for the third time in a row demonstrates a change in… […]

Popular Pitta in New York

Israel’s darling chef Eyal Shani is not only uber successful with his various HaMiznon restaurants in Tel Aviv – his gourmet pitta place is now ranking among the most recommended places in Vienna, Paris and soon Manhattan as well. Six branches of Hamiznon are slated to open next spring in New York. However, this kind… […]

A personal resume

When I came to Israel for a two month stint, I didn’t expect to fall in love with this crazy little country. People sometimes ask me if I literally ‘just’ moved to Israel ‘like that’. Well, yes. It was an overnight decision, anything but rational and probably one of the best decisions of my life.… […]

Cofix goes Russia

The Israeli coffee chain Cofix opened its first shop in Moscow – disrupting the coffee chain price range in the Russian capital. While Cofix sells coffee for 50 rubles, local top dog Starbucks charges 245 rubles for a cup of cappucchino, according to Bloomberg News. Cofix-founder Avi Katz states that ‘in Russia, it costs 20… […]

New Museum of Natural History

It should be a busy season for architect Michal Kimmel-Eshkelot: Construction of his latest project, the new Steinhardt Museum of Natural History started this week and the pivotal project is slated to open in March 2017. Adjoined to the Tel Aviv University (TAU), the museum in the shape of Noah’s Ark, will also be home… […]

Work hard, play hard

Israelis are well-known for their solution-oriented way of thinking. This holds true for the initiators of ‘Pub Hub’: they turn night bars into co-working spaces during the day. Offering some of the most affordable co-working spaces (NIS 500 per month or NIS 225 per week) with free coffee, Wifi and daily opening hours from 9am… […]