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Blue and White Party MK Eitan Ginsburg, one of 5 openly gay Israeli MKs, speaks at the Knesset plenum on May 20, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.
With a record-breaking five openly gay Knesset members in the Israel’s 21st Knesset, the legislative body is amending “husband and wife” to “couple” on all its forms, and will provide more rights to partners of homosexual legislators. According to a Ynet report, the decision came after new Blue and White Party MK Eitan Ginsburg was asked to sign a form...
The winning team of third-annual “Great Minds” men’s hackathon at the Jerusalem College of Technology, Brazilians Daniel Vofchuk, David Zimberknopf and Daniel Grunberger. Photo by Michael Erenburg.
More than 80 Jerusalem College of Technology students from Israel and 23 countries gathered at the college’s Machon Lev campus and worked around the clock last Wednesday evening through Friday morning as part of the its third-annual “Great Minds” men’s hackathon. The winning team, consisting of Brazilians Daniel Vofchuk, David Zimberknopf and Daniel Grunberger, won a 3,000 shekel prize (nearly...
The scene where a crane collapsed at a construction site in Yavne, killing four people and injuring two others on May 19, 2019. Photo by Flash90.
A total of 17 people have been detained and 11 questioned as criminal suspects, with four others placed under house arrest, in connection to the collapse on Sunday of a crane at a construction site in Yavne that killed four people. Two more people were injured in the incident, which occurred when part of a crane broke apart as a...
Palestinian businessman Sheikh Ashraf Al Jabari, co-founder of the Judea and Samaria Chamber of Commerce, hosting a kosher Iftar with Jewish neighbors near Hebron, May 2019. Credit: Facebook.
In the context of the Trump administration’s plan to roll out a Middle East peace proposal after the end of Ramadan on June 4, businessman and aspiring politician Sheikh Ashraf Al Jabari has sent a clear message: Palestinian and Israeli business leaders are ready to cooperate towards a shared economic future. As is traditional after dusk on Ramadan, a group...
James Gertler, trustee of the Zuckerman Institute, and Richard Lester, associate provost for international activities at MIT, join with representatives from the seven American affiliates of Israeli universities as part of a new STEM partnership. Credit: Credit: The Zuckerman Institute.
A newly launched fund is uniting faculty from one of America’s most prestigious universities and seven leading Israeli academic institutions in pursuit of the next generation of groundbreaking research in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. The MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is calling for proposals from Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty members and research scientists for its inaugural round of...
Nurses at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on Feb. 19, 2014. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
In honor of International Nurses Day, celebrated around the world on May 12, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin invited nurses and representatives from Israel’s Health Ministry to be honored at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The large contingent of nurses, lead by Nurses Union chairwoman Ilana Cohen and Health Ministry director general Moshe Bar Siman Tov, were welcomed by the president, who...
Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
An Israeli man has apologized for spitting at Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski. “I would like to express my apologies,” said Arik Lederman, who was arrested for spitting at the ambassador, in a statement. “My family experienced the Holocaust, and my appeal to the embassy was on the matter of restitution of property.” Lederman accused a security guard at the...
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Credit: Tony Webster/Flickr.
The Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. branch of the Israel Innovation Authority to collaborate with Israeli firms to co-create new medical technologies, announced the two groups. The MOU was signed on Tuesday at the MIXiii Biomed Conference and Exhibition in Tel Aviv. “The focus of the cooperation will be health technologies, including in medical devices,...
Celebrating the State of Israel. Credit: Im Tirtzu.
Dozens of pro-Israel activists held a “Nakba Day Party” at Tel Aviv University today, across from the annual “Nakba Day” ceremony held by the university’s Arab and far-left students. The party, organized by the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu, featured blaring Israeli music, flags, drums and free drinks. According to Im Tirtzu, the goal of the event was to celebrate the founding...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (right) tasks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 17, 2019, with forming a government coalition. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.
Following a request by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has agreed to grant Netanyahu two more weeks to form a coalition. Netanyahu will now have until May 29 to form a government, or another party will be given the opportunity. In his request for an extension, Netanyahu noted the Passover, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Memorial Day and Independence...

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