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Why are Israeli TV formats like “In Treatment,” “Homeland” and “Fauda” extremely successful in the United States? It’s all about the characters, says Adam Berkowitz, co-head of the television department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles and president of the international TV Formats Conference held September 12-14 in...

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the nation’s largest aerospace and defense corporation announced on Monday that it has enhanced the capabilities of its unmanned drones to evacuate wounded soldiers from the battlefield or to transport supplies to troops in isolated sections of the battlefield. IAI recently demonstrated a remotely-controlled drone, called...

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During the month of September 2017, investments in Israeli companies remained strong. Innoviz Technologies of Kfar Saba raised $65 million in Series B funding as its LiDAR sensing solution for autonomous vehicles moves into mass production. Delphi Automotive, Magna International, 360 Capital Partners, Glory Ventures, Naver, Zohar Zisapel, Vertex Venture Capital,...

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The United States Army will be installing an Israeli-made anti-rocket system on a number of its M1A2 Abrams tanks. The Pentagon will outfit the tanks with the Trophy active-protective system (APS) which can detect and destroy incoming projectiles. The U.S. will be the first army other than Israel’s to deploy the systems,...

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of Arizona (UA), and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) have formed a trilateral agreement to cooperate on research, innovation and entrepreneurship. The agreement, which includes knowledge sharing and collaboration between BGU’s Advanced Technologies Park (ATP) in Beersheva, UA Tech Parks Arizona...

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Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah issued a stark warning to Israel on Sunday in a recorded speech to supporters for the Ashoura holiday. Nasrallah addressed a large rally in the Shiite neighbourhood of Beirut remotely from his bunker via video link. He said that “the current Israeli government, presided over by...

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On September 19, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean. The hurricane destroyed much of the island’s key infrastructure, buildings and homes. An emergency response team from Israeli NGO IsraAID, including professionals from its established team in Haiti, arrived in Puerto Rico earlier this week. Based...

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The Palestinian delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council reacted in shock as a speaker accused them of being “the greatest enemy of the Palestinian people” on Tuesday. The speaker, Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a Hamas leader, used the 90 seconds allotted to UN Watch, an NGO that...

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Israel’s intelligence agencies have stepped up cooperation with their foreign counterparts leading to the prevention of dozens of terror attacks around the world. Following the coordinated terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November 2015, the intelligence branch of Israel’s General Staff made a decision to concentrate more on...

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Cybersecurity researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed an innovative firewall program that adds a missing layer of security in the communication between Android smartphone components and the phone’s central processing unit (CPU), reported the university in Israel’s southern city of Beersheva. The researchers in BGU’s Department of...

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