Hackers Send Pro-Palestinian Tweets From Naftali Bennett’s Account

CTech – The official Twitter account of Israel’s Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett was hacked on the night between Friday and Saturday, apparently by Turkish or pro-Palestinian hackers. The...

Lawyers Accuse Gett App of Discrimination Against Arab Drivers

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli taxi service app is being sued by human rights lawyers in Jerusalem over a feature that allows riders to be almost sure they...

Israelis Dream of Big IPOs, But Are Swallowed by M&As Instead

CTech – The Israeli tech scene is practically bubbling over with startups, but very few get to that ostensible holy grail: a Wall Street initial public offering. According to...

2019 Was a Record Year for Israeli Tech Growth

CTech – The past decade saw Israeli tech grow and prosper: the industry as a whole pocketed over $111 billion from 1,210 exits, according to a Tuesday report by...

Middle, High Schools Take on CIJE Robotics Challenge

By Marcy Farrell The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education held its Vex robotics competition at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway in December. This year, CIJE...

9 Israeli Inventions Make Time Magazine’s Top 100 List

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A 3-foot tall personal robot is among nine Israeli-made inventions that appear on the Time magazine list of the “100 Best Inventions” of 2019. The top inventions appear...

Technion Students Aim to Make Honey Without Bees

CTech – As the global bee population continues to decline, some students are trying to make sure we do not run out of honey. A delegation of students from...

Israel’s Business, Commerce Center Partly Shuts Down Following Missile Threat

CTech – An Israeli airstrike on Gaza Monday night that killed Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Atta ignited border conflict yet again, leading Israel’s south and center to shut...

Astronaut Jessica Meir Posts Photos of Israel She Took From Space

(JTA) — Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir posted photos of Israel that she took from space. “My father’s globe spanning journey as a surgeon from the Middle East, to Europe, and...

WhatsApp Sues Israeli Surveillance Company for Stealing Users’ Information

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — WhatsApp has sued an Israeli electronic surveillance company, alleging it stole information from 1,400 users of the messaging service owned by Facebook. The lawsuit was filed...
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