Educating world bankers.
At a Jerusalem conference Prof Stanley Fischer advised senior economists from central banks in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America, from the IMF, the BIS, and the OECD. http://www.bankisrael.org.il/press/eng/110403/110403c.htm
Irish bank fights fraud with Israeli software.
The Bank of Ireland can’t afford to lose any more cash. http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000636089&fid=1725
Israeli startup justAd.TV has developed an application to broadcast advertisements during video on demand shows and movies. http://english.themarker.com/startup-making-app-for-vod-ads-1.354350?localLinksEnabled=false
No need to touch anything.
Israeli companies eyeSight and PrimeSense are at the forefront of touch-free technology. Applications include controlling computers, navigation systems, games, fitness training etc. http://nocamels.com/2011/04/all-hands-touch-free-is-fast-overtaking-touch-screen/
We can test it.
Israeli company uTest provides a service for start-ups to test new smartphone applications. http://nocamels.com/2011/04/israeli-app-testing-company-turns-from-google-and-microsoft-to-startups/
Fast-track to Jerusalem.
New tunnels and bridges will shorten Route 1 between Tel Aviv and Israel’s capital city. Extra lanes will cut travel time by half an hour in 2016. http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000635362&fid=1725
Six (6) year-old Israeli sensation.
Pianist prodigy Yoav Levanon will perform at Carnegie Hall next week. In the second video you can see that he’s too small to sit on the piano stool! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOPNp17gIm0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLBGIUKpyl0
Only in Israel – Deaf-blind theatre.
The world’s only centre for professional deaf & blind actors is in Jaffa. http://www.jpost.com/LifeStyle/Article.aspx?id=215230
Israeli gymnast wins European Silver.
Alexander Shatilov won a silver medal at the 2011 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Berlin in the men's floor exercise. Look for him at the London 2012 Olympics. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4054322,00.html
The Iron Dome works!
The newly deployed system successfully intercepted its first Grad rocket fired by Gaza terrorists at residents of Ashkelon. A further 9 were shot down as terrorists fired hundreds of missiles. http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=215635 http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=215882
Don’t blind me with facts!
Palestinian Arabs have one of the world’s highest percentages of home ownership – over 80% - even in Gaza. These are the PA’s own figures. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=375503
Black student leaders support Israel.
In an open letter, the Vanguard Leadership Group slams as “offensive” accusations of Apartheid by anti-Israel students. http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=215811
Muslims speak out for Israel.
Amran Hassan at the UN and Hasan Afzal of British Muslims for Israel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YZgtpuwFVYs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C2-QkIDnQs