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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 is feeding the world

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Israel Export Institute on Monday held a conference in which the most contemporary trends in the field of food-tech and agro-tech were presented. The conference focused on the challenges the world is expected to face in the upcoming years and the solutions Israeli startup companies have to offer. “The State of Israel has always … Read More

With sights set on the moon, Israel to launch privately funded spacecraft Friday

Monday, February 18, 2019

Israel hopes to become the fourth country in the world to land a spacecraft on the moon, with the launch of the unmanned spacecraft Beresheet from Florida’s Cape Canaveral this Friday. If successful, the 160-kilogram (350 pounds without fuel), four-legged spacecraft will also be the smallest and cheapest spacecraft to land on the moon. The … Read More

PM meets Intel’s Israeli leaders, fetes decision to invest $11b in new plant

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with Intel’s Israeli leadership and saluted the company’s decision to expand its operations in Israel, building a new plant in Kiryat Gat that is expected to include an $11 billion investment. Netanyahu welcomed the move, which he said would contribute to Israel’s economic growth. “Israel has become a … Read More

Israel climbs to 5th in Bloomberg innovation index

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Israel leapt ahead of the US, Singapore, and Japan in its rise from 10th place last year. Bloomberg put Israel in fifth place in its innovation index for 2019, ahead of the US (eighth place), Singapore (sixth place), and Japan (ninth place). The annual index is being published for the seventh time. Israel was rated … Read More

Israeli research identifies mechanism that helps fight cancer

Friday, January 18, 2019

Research in immunotherapy identifies mechanism that helps fight lung cancer and melanoma In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from Harvard Medical School along with a team at Bar-Ilan University have uncovered a mechanism in which the immune system is capable of attacking cancer cells. This contributes greatly to research in immunotherapy, particularly in fighting lung cancer … Read More

Israel researchers say new drug may lead to cure for aggressive brain cancer

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Neuroscientists at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer have discovered a new drug they say has “the potential to cure terminally ill patients” suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer. Arizona Senator John McCain recently died of the cancer, and according to medical industry sources, there over 240,000 new cases of GBM diagnosed worldwide every … Read More

Israel’s generic drugmaker launches preventive injection for migraine

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical, the world’s largest generic drugmaker, announced on Saturday that it would begin marketing “Ajovy,” a preventive drug against migraine, after it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Migraine is a common form of headache, usually very intensive and restricts the activity. It is a phenomenon of the nervous … Read More

Bar-Ilan researcher working to commercialize her formula that protects against and treats diseases from trypanosomes transmitted by biting flies.

Nanodrug tames leishmaniasis and other parasitic diseases

Monday, August 13, 2018

Before a sandfly bites, she doesn’t buzz like a mosquito. The beige insect swoops in silently, and only when the itching begins do you know you’ve been her victim. Usually the bite is just an uncomfortable annoyance. However, more than 90 sandfly species are known to transmit trypanosome parasites called Leishmania. A small fraction of people … Read More

Patient Receives New Knee Made From Coral, Thanks to Israeli Startup Company

Patient Receives New Knee Made From Coral, Thanks to Israeli Startup Company

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Israel has just completed its first successful knee surgery using a coral-based implant invented by an Israeli startup. Earlier this month, a 30-year-old patient who had undergone several unsuccessful knee surgeries in the past received an Agili-C implant at Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus campus, created by the Kfar Saba-based CartiHeal startup. … Read More