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Jerusalem-based OurCrowd equity crowdfunding platform has launched OurNetwork, a new collaboration program leveraging OurCrowd’s global network to provide industry-leading multinationals with access to disruptive, cutting-edge startups. In a statement issued June 22, OurCrowd explained that multinationals often find it challenging to keep pace with the growing ecosystem and global trends, and...

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Intel, the world’s largest chip-maker, is joining forces with the Israeli cybersecurity incubator Team8 to locate innovative technology that will fend off increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. Intel will also open a new cybersecurity center in Jerusalem and Haifa, which will be led by cybersecurity entrepreneur Jacob Mendel. The chip-maker also...

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The Palestinian Authority has accused the U.S. delegation of being mouthpieces for the Israel government and refused Washington’s watered-down demand to stop paying salaries to Palestinian terrorists, The Times of Israel reported Friday. Jared Kushner, senior presidential adviser and Trump’s chief Middle East negotiator, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

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Iran’s leaders took the opportunity to threaten Israel in public statements to mark ‘Al Quds day.’ Referring to Israel, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei declared on Wednesday that Iran was “fighting against an oppressive and arrogant political system.” On Thursday, he tweeted in Arabic: “There is no doubt that we will witness...

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Elad Mor, an Israeli mechanical engineer specializing in structural optic coatings, took a refreshment break while experimenting with transferring light onto surfaces without using pigments or dyes. When he raised the chilled drink to his lips, he had a eureka moment. Ice cubes come very close to the eyes of...

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday called for a regional approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and encouraged a break from the existing “theology” of Middle East peacemaking. Speaking at the Herzliya security conference, Blair said that there exists today an opportunity for peace “based not only on conventional...

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The owner of the NFL’s New England Patriots football team inaugurated a sports complex in Jerusalem on Tuesday that includes Israel’s first regulation-sized American football field. Robert Kraft, who was on a week-long tour of Israel with 18 NFL Hall of Famers, had previously donated $6 million to construction of the facility....

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday with top envoys of the Trump administration, including the president’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, who are in the Middle East to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Ynet reported. The meeting lasted for over two hours and included...

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The IDF’s chief of staff said on Tuesday that the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah has a presence in “every third or fourth house” in southern Lebanon, in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which called for the removal of all armed groups from the area. Speaking at the annual Herzliya...

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Israel and Jordan have intensified diplomatic relations over the last weeks as a response to the changing situation on the ground in Syria and Iraq, Haaretz reported Wednesday. The two countries have noted with growing concern the renewed strength of the Assad regime in southern Syria, particularly in regards to the...

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