Can Virtual Reality Bring Palestinians And Jews Closer Together?
By Naomi Zeveloff for The Forward


Raji Sabateen, 56, lives in the village of Husan in the Palestinian West Bank, a place where few Israelis dare to visit. But over the past five months, thousands of Israelis have spent time inside Sabateen’s home through the power of virtual reality.


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Israeli Scientist Wins EU Innovation Award For Breath Test Device That Detects Diseases
By NoCamels Team 


Israeli Professor Hossam Haick of the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was awarded the European Commission Innovation Prize last week for his invention of the SNIFFPHONE, a device that uses nanotechnology sensors to analyze particles on the breath and is able to pinpoint to exact diseases, like certain kinds of cancer, pulmonary and even the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Brooke Goldstein calls out Airbnb’s illegal discrimination against Israel
By Leah Rosenberg for IsraelUnwired


Airbnb made a terrible decision and chose to boycott Israel. Brooke Goldstein calls them out for doing something completely illegal.


Airbnb’s Discriminatory Decision
Airbnb is, or rather was, a popular company that people use to book lodging in homes and in places all across the world.

Jews use them. Israelis use them. Or maybe in past tense it should be “USED.”


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Hanukkah just isn’t Hanukkah without the Jewish donut
By ISRAEL21c Video Crew

 


Comedian Yuval Haklai takes a whimsical look at the popular Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Israel.

(You can almost taste those sufganiyot!)


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Israeli device lets wheelchair-bound groom stand under chuppah
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


‘You made our night as close as possible to perfection,’ writes newlywed to makers of the UPnRIDE smart wheelchair, soon to go on the market.


Forty days before his marriage, a wheelchair-bound Israeli man named Adir wrote to UPnRIDE Robotics sharing his dream to stand under the chuppah (wedding canopy) with his bride, Liat.

CEO Oren Tamari invited Adir to company headquarters in Yokne’am Illit to try the UPnRIDE 1.1 mobility device, now in transition from research-and-development to market.

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3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
 

Israel’s Collplant inks licensing and commercialization deal with major American biotech firm to make human organs.
 

CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants.
 

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‘No Voice, No Vote,’ Say Feminist Haredi Women in Israel
By Eetta Prince-Gibson for Hadassah Magazine


Overjoyed, Esty Shushan stands in the august corridors of Israel’s Supreme Court and emotionally embraces her friend and colleague. “We won! We made history.”


“This is for all haredi women! For all Israeli women! For our daughters!” her friend, Estee Rieder-Indursky, responds.


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Three Israeli Firms Among TIME Magazine's 50 “Genius Companies” for 2018
NoCamels Team


Three Israeli companies were among 50 ventures selected by TIME Magazine for its list of 50 “genius companies” for 2018 published late last week and available in newsstands.

It is the first annual “genius companies” list by the esteemed American magazine, known for its hard-hitting cover photos. The publication said it asked its vast network of editors and correspondents “to nominate businesses that are inventing the future,” and evaluated candidates “based on key factors, including originality, influence, success, and ambition.”


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Where David and Dawud play together at recess
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Kids at Israel’s Hagar and Hand in Hand schools are taught to respect each other’s traditions and viewpoints without an ‘us against them’ attitude.


Afnan Abu Taha doesn’t want her two daughters feeling alienated from their Jewish peers as she did when growing up in an Arab village. She doesn’t want them to struggle with Hebrew as she did in college. Neither does she want them to lose their own identity, language, heritage and culture.

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Israeli girl wins swimming gold at Youth Olympic Games
From JTA


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Israel started the first day of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires with a gold medal in swimming.

Anastasia Gorbenko, 15, won the women’s 200m individual medley on Sunday while setting an Israeli record of 2:12.88.


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