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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.

Israeli Amos-17 satellite successfully launched into space

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Israeli satellite Amos-17 was successfully blasted into space overnight Wednesday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. President Reuven Rivlin hailed the successful launch, saying it was a “morning full of pride,” and thanking those involved for their “important work for the State of Israel.” The launch was originally planned for last weekend, but was delayed due … Read More

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

Monday, July 29, 2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the achievement as a warning to Iran. Jointly manufactured by U.S. firm Boeing Co, Arrow-3 is billed as capable of shooting down incoming missiles in space, an altitude … Read More

Israel to Begin Gas Exports to Egypt Within Months, Energy Minister Says

Friday, July 26, 2019

Israel will begin natural gas exports to Egypt within four months, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters on Wednesday. The flow will secure the beginning of a landmark $15 billion export agreement between Delek Drilling and partner Noble Energy with an Egyptian counterpart in what Israeli officials called the most significant deal to emerge since … Read More

Israel among world’s top 10 most innovative countries — global index

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Switzerland is the world’s most innovative country for a second consecutive year while Israel made the top 10, a global indicator showed Wednesday. The annual Global Innovation Index — compiled by World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University and INSEAD — ranks 129 world economies on 80 parameters including research, technology and creativity. Switzerland was followed … Read More

Israel breaks into top 10 most innovative nations in UN global rankings

Friday, July 19, 2019

  For the first time, Israel has been ranked in the top 10 on the UN World Intellectual Property Organization’s Global Innovation Index for 2019. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the news in a post on his Facebook page: “For the first time, the UN is ranking us among the top 10 leading nations … Read More

Israeli tech to speed up NY public transportation

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Commute times from one end of the Jerusalem Light Rail to the other fell from 80 minutes to 42 minutes after Israeli tech company Axilion Smart Mobility implemented its software, and now New York City is piloting the same technology on its 5th Avenue M1 bus route. Axilion’s technology coordinates streetlights with road vehicles, prioritizing … Read More

Salesforce to turn Israel into second-largest global innovation hub

Thursday, June 27, 2019

San Francisco-headquartered cloud technology giant Salesforce will significantly expand its Israel-based operations in the coming years, a company executive said on Thursday, making Israel the company’s second-largest research and development hub worldwide. Founded in 1999 by Marc Benioff and Parker Harris, Salesforce is recognized as a global leader in the field of cloud-based customer relationship … Read More

Global cybersecurity experts gather at Israel’s Cyber Week

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The magnitude of Israel’s cybersecurity industry was on full show this week at the 9th Annual Cyber Week Conference at Tel Aviv University, which saw thousands of participants from all over the world gather to catch up on the latest achievements and challenges in this ever-evolving field. The week-long event, the largest conference on cyber … Read More

Israelis shaping future of agriculture attract international attention

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

From fruit-picking drones to pollination intelligence, Israeli agricultural innovation has continued breaking down barriers ever since Netafim first pioneered drip irrigation over five decades ago at Kibbutz Hatzerim. Initially born out of necessity in the resource-scare state’s early days, cutting-edge Israeli agricultural innovation has forged ahead in recent years, securing its place as a leading … Read More

Israel to build sewage pipeline to reroute waste from Gaza

Monday, June 24, 2019

Since the collapse of the Gazan sewage treatment plant, Palestinians in the vicinity have been dumping their waste into the Hanoun River. In response to the waste flowing into Israeli territory, Israel is planning to build a new sewage pipeline to divert waste from Gaza, according to Israeli media The solution was approved by Regional … Read More