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Technology

The Bible describes Israel as a light unto the nations, and modern Israel has lived up to that description. The innovative discoveries and technologies coming out of Israel continue to revolutionize our world. In nearly every scientific field, Israel’s inventors and entrepreneurs are on the cutting edge. These technological advancements are saving lives and transforming the way nations address critical challenges. From fighting cancer to eliminating hunger, Israel’s technology is one of the primary ways the nations of the world are blessed through the Jewish state.

Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Defense Ministry has made a technological breakthrough in the development of lasers that can intercept aerial threats, including rockets and anti-tank guided missiles, it announced Wednesday. New laser technology “makes the security apparatus more lethal, more powerful and more advanced,” Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday evening. Speaking about this new addition to the … Read More

Israel unveils new laser system to shoot down Gaza’s incendiary balloons, drones

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Security forces on Thursday shared details on a new laser system they hope will help quash the scourge of airborne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip — carried by balloons, kites and drones — which have started countless fires and burned large swaths of Israeli land since they began being widely used nearly two … Read More

TIME magazine includes Israeli-water technology in top 100 inventions of 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

(November 21, 2019 / JNS) A machine that makes safe, clean drinking water out of ambient air—manufactured by the Israel-based company of Watergen—was included in Time magazine’s list in 2019 of the top 100 inventions published on Nov. 21. Resembling a typical water cooler and designed especially for homes and offices, the machine, which is … Read More

Eyes skyward: sunlight for powering all of Israel

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Arava region of southern Israel, which includes the city of Eilat, will reach its goal of being 100-percent reliant on solar energy during the daytime by next year, placing the area light years ahead of the rest of the country. The team responsible for the achievement, along with other experts, is now lobbying for … Read More

Israel to construct first waste-to-energy power plant

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Finance Ministry and Ministry of Environmental Protection have announced plans to construct Israel’s first waste-to-energy power plant, estimated to cost NIS 1 billion. An inter-ministerial committee for the treatment of waste, estimated at 5 million tons annually, published Thursday a pre-qualification document ahead of the public-private-partnership (PPP) tender to plan, fund, construct and operate … Read More

Israeli firm traces cyberattacks on Egyptian activists to Cairo government

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A leading Israeli cybersecurity company found that a series of cyberattacks against Egyptian journalists, academics, opposition politicians and rights activists was likely perpetrated by the Egyptian government. The perpetrators, who were traced to government offices, installed programs on victims’ phones that allowed them to read their emails, track their movements and keep tabs on their … Read More

As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

Thursday, September 26, 2019

YEHUD, Israel — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft. A host of Israeli companies have developed defense systems they say can detect or destroy incoming drones. But obstacles remain, particularly when operating in crowded urban … Read More

Israeli companies, investors meet in New York for first-ever ‘Cannabis Investment Symposium’

Monday, September 16, 2019

(September 15, 2019 / JNS) About 150 entrepreneurs and investors gathered in New York City last week to learn about Israel’s innovative medical cannabis industry at the first-ever “Cannabis Investment Symposium.” “We are thrilled to introduce the best Israeli cannabis entrepreneurs and their companies to New York’s vibrant investment community and share our deep connections … Read More

Amazon to officially launch in Israel after Sept. 17 elections

Thursday, September 12, 2019

(September 11, 2019 / JNS) Amazon will officially launch its service in the Jewish state next week after the Sept. 17 national election, several sources in the retail industry told Calcalist, the Israel business daily. Sources said the American company prefers not to start its services then to lessen expenses associated with the media campaign. … Read More

Negev Desert hosting Israel’s largest solar project to date

Friday, September 6, 2019

A private Israeli company on Tuesday inaugurated the largest solar project in the country, the Israeli financial daily Globes reported. Located in the Negev in southern Israel, the Ashalim solar-energy project is the size of a small town and is currently producing enough energy to power an estimated 70,000 households, according to the report. Shikun … Read More