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Israeli scientists successfully regenerate damaged hearts

Israeli scientists have isolated a molecule that promotes heart cell regeneration, according to the results of a new study published in Nature magazine, a discovery that could offer hope to millions of sufferers of cardiovascular diseases around the world. The study, led by Rehovot’s Weizmann Institute of Science in cooperation with several other schools in Israel and in the...

Can Israeli water technology save the world?

Water, the most precious resource in the world, is increasingly scarce. However even as global water shortages threaten the world, Israeli innovation in countering water scarcity could yet lead the world out of the abyss of water shortage and war. Cyber security, counter-terrorism and aerospace are most often associated with Israel. However the nation’s potentially greatest global contribution,...

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize

Israeli author David Grossman's latest work, "A Horse Walks Into a Bar," won the Man Booker International Prize, the foundation that awards the literary honour announced on Wednesday. The £50,000 award, which recognises fiction from around the world that is translated into English, will be split between Grossman and Jessica Cohen, who translated the book. Grossman is the first Israeli...

Tel Aviv holds one of world’s largest gay pride parades

Around 200,000 people took to the streets to celebrate LGBTQ pride in Tel Aviv’s annual Gay Pride Parade, the biggest event of its kind in the Middle East. The Friday parade — considered one of the biggest Pride Parades in the world — drew some 30,000 international tourists and celebrated “bisexual visibility.” Ahead of the parade, a poll found that support in the country for same-sex marriage is...

China-Israel business cooperation heating up

Clean, quiet, and organised, the operation site of Tel Aviv's Red Line Light Rail Transit Project undertaken by Chinese companies is working in full swing to help build the long-awaited light rail in the country. "With the fourth out of six tunnel boring machines being assembled, our work will accelerate although we are already ahead of schedule," said...

Israel’s natural gas capacity boosted by 30 per cent

In preparation for the development of the country’s Leviathan reservoir, Israel’s natural gas transmission system has received a 30 per cent boost in capacity. Energy officials launched the country’s largest gas pipeline on Tuesday – the “Eastern Line” – which will serve as a two-way artery for the transportation of gas from Ramle to the northern community of...