XPRIZE to Award $1 Million to SpaceIL for Orbiting Moon

The nonprofit organization XPRIZE announced on Friday that it will award SpaceIL with a $1 million award for being just the seventh nation to orbit the moon, despite not...

SpaceIL Announces Beresheet 2.0

SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced on Saturday that there will be a second Beresheet lunar spacecraft, following the first Israeli moon mission ending unsuccessfully last week when the spacecraft crashed into...

Israeli Technology Helps Sierra Leone Schoolchildren Drink Clean Water

The St. Joseph’s girls’ school in Sierra Leone’s capital of Freeport has received Israeli technology that produces fresh, safe-drinking water out of air. The technology, which comes in the form...

Israeli Company Develops Goggles Allowing Surgeons to See Through You

CTech – Ever chose “X-ray vision” as your choice of a hypothetical superpower? Israel-based Augmedics Ltd. has developed a set of goggles giving surgeons X-ray-like visualization capabilities. Augmedics is creating an...

Israel’s Spacecraft Beresheet Crashes; Moon Landing Fails

Millions around the world tuned in live to watch on Thursday evening as spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis) failed to land safely on the Moon. The SpaceIL vessel, carrying an...

‘Beresheet’ Spacecraft Sends New Images, Video

Fresh images and video were transmitted to Earth from the Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” as it makes its way to the moon, announced SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries on Sunday. SpaceIL...

Novak: Israel Sees Moon Shot as Challenge to Next Generation

By Jake Novak Many of us were excited to see Israel’s mission to the moon launch successfully last Thursday night, without a glitch and right on time. (Yes, on time!)...

Twitter Accounts of Chinese Group Suspended for Trying to Manipulate Israeli Election

Twitter has suspended dozens of Hebrew-language accounts operated by the Church of Almighty God (CAG) — a Christian group banned in China that believes Jesus has been reincarnated as...

Samsung in Talks to Acquire Israeli Firm Corephotonics

Electronics giant Samsung is reportedly in talks to acquire the Israeli firm Corephotonics for some $150 million. Corephotonics, based in Ramat Hachayal, develops multi-aperture camera technologies for smartphones. Samsung is a...

How to Watch Beresheet Spacecraft’s Moon Landing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMdUcchBYRA&feature=youtu.be JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet, or Genesis, is scheduled to touch down on the moon’s surface on Thursday night in Israel. And the country has Beresheet mania. Watch parties...

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Netanyahu Offers Help Following Sri Lanka Attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “deep shock over the murderous attacks against innocent civilians in Sri Lanka.” Netanyahu, in a statement released...

NY State Supreme Court Judge Strikes Down Yeshiva Regulations

(JTA) — A New York State Supreme Court judge has struck down regulations announced by the state’s education commissioner, which would have ordered increased...

Arson Suspected in Fire at Moscow Yeshiva During Seder

(JTA) — A fire broke out in a yeshiva in Moscow during the Passover seder on Friday night. The fire at the Torat Chaim yeshiva...

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