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Jerusalem Zoo to send aid for animals in Australia fires

(ISRAEL21c)—The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is collecting donations to help the Animal Rescue Collective purchase veterinary supplies for animals affected by wildfires in Victoria, Australia. “The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and its staff are... Full story


Kurdish kids get urgent medical treatment in Israel

A Kurdish refugee toddler-we'll call him Ajwan, for security reasons-is the latest of 44 Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish children who've had emergency medical treatment at Israel's Sheba Medical Center in... Full story


No water, no electricity, and whole families living in cars

(ISRAEL21c)-Michal Bar, head of emergency operations for Israeli humanitarian NGOIsraAID,  doesn't mince her words. "The level of destruction is shocking," she says. "Since we arrived in the Bahamas... Full story


Urban kibbutzim plant seeds for improving city life

(ISRAEL21c)—Guy Gardi, a founding member of 25-year-old urban Kibbutz Beit Yisrael in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo Aleph, doesn’t consider himself a pioneer like the founders of the nearly 100-year-old Kibbutz Ein Harod in the... Full story


Barzilai wins 2018 Eurovision

(ISRAEL21c)-Throughout her 25 years of life, Netta Barzilai was told over and over that she wasn't pretty enough or smart enough or skinny enough to accomplish what she wanted in life. Last night she... Full story


Israel steps in to help teachers

ISRAEL21c-Ten days after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, experts from the Israel Trauma Coalition arrived at the community to guide teachers, clinicians, law... Full story


One drug could treat Alzheimer's, MS, Crohn's and more

(ISRAEL21c)-Could one drug effectively treat incurable inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis as well as neurodegenerative... Full story


Why are honeybees dying?

ISRAEL21c—That’s one of the findings of groundbreaking experiments performed at Israel’s Benjamin Triwaks Bee Research Center at Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot. The center also has discovered that,... Full story


Six amazing Israeli inventions discovered by accident

ISRAEL21c—When Avram Hershko was a post-doc fellow at the University of California in San Francisco from 1969 to 1971, he made an unexpected discovery that led to his receiving the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The professor at the... Full story


World's first blood test to aid diagnosis of Parkinson's

ISRAEL21c-Doctors diagnose as many as 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) every year in the United States. Yet diagnosing PD with certainty can take years-long after early signs and symptoms... Full story


Put your own face into a keypad full of emojis

ISRAEL21c-Emoticons such as smiley faces are really helpful in expressing your tone in an email, post or text message. Emojis such as a thumbs-up are great for expressing ideas without even typing a... Full story


Nine Israeli startups funded by superstars

ISRAEL21c-Celebrity endorsements are a big boon for brands. Just ask SodaStream, the Israeli company touted by Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson and "Game of Thrones" star Thor Bjornsson. Ask... Full story


11 Israeli companies to watch in marketing technology

ISRAEL21c—Think of marketing as a way of moving potential customers through a funnel: enticing them to enter at the top, to stay inside until making a purchase, and to go back inside for future purchases. Think of marketing technology (mar-tech)... Full story


Meet the new superfood-sesame

ISRAEL21c-Shafrir Levi's baby boy loves to slurp spoonsful of bananas, pears and apples mashed with pure sesame-seed paste, known as tahina in Israel and tahini most other places. The baby's... Full story


Israeli chutzpah lies at the heart of America's favorite coconut drink

ISRAEL21c-Two guys walk into a New York City bar in 2003 and meet a couple of Brazilian women. "What do you miss most from home?" the men ask. "Agua de coco," the women answer. Coconut water. In... Full story


Is Europe ready to adopt Israel's approach to security?

ISRAEL21c-In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels yesterday that killed 34 people and injured about 200 others, law-enforcement agencies in... Full story


World's first fruit-flavored cup makes water exciting

The trending blog Awesome Jelly predicts a new Israeli product "will forever change the way we drink water." AOL has called it "ingenious," and Entrepreneur calls it "clever." Six years of research an... Full story


High-protein grasshoppers are about to jump onto your plate

ISRAELI21c-They may not look like lunch to you, but to many people around the world, grasshoppers add a high-protein, low-fat crunch to their diet. And in true Israeli startup tradition, the Israeli... Full story


After dad's insulin overdose, sons create app

ISRAEL21c-Plenty of apps are available for helping people remember to take their meds. But when Rotem and Omri Shor's diabetic father accidentally took a double dose of insulin, the Israeli brothers... Full story


Breaking magic records in the name of peace

ISRAEL21c-On June 1, more than 1500 Jewish, Christian and Muslim schoolchildren from across Haifa helped set the world record for the largest magic lesson. The students, representing every school in... Full story


Divers find prehistoric village beneath the sea near Haifa

(ISRAEL21c)—A water well that may be the oldest wooden structure ever found, and the oldest evidence of an ancient olive-oil industry, are among the preserved remains of a prehistoric village discovered underwater by Israeli researchers off the... Full story


Israeli aid on way to fight Ebola spread

ISRAEL21c-In response to urgent pleas from the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the U.S. government and other countries, Israel is sending more than a million shekels' worth of medical... Full story


Hold the ice bucket! Revolutionary stem-cell ALS treatment trials begin

(ISRAEL21c)-As the Ice Bucket Challenge raises millions for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an Israeli treatment to ease symptoms and slow the progression of ALS and other... Full story


Transplants from pigs may help diabetics

Alpha-1, a natural blood protein that fights inflammation, protects transplanted animal pancreatic islets—where insulin is produced—from rejection by the human body when used in combination with another anti-rejection therapy, according to an... Full story


Top 10 Israeli apps that are revolutionizing your journeys

Whether it’s a navigation aid you’re seeking, or a city bus or parking, these apps have you covered. One will check your tire pressure and another checks your breath to gauge if you’re too tipsy to drive—and it’ll even hail you a cab if... Full story


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