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Amazon Donates $300,000 to Help Israel Buy Equipment to Fight Coronavirus

Online retail giant Amazon has donated $300,000, approximately NIS 1 million, to a US nonprofit organization to enable it to buy medical equipment and technology in Israel for healthcare professionals and patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

The donation will be made via the Israel Healthcare Foundation, an independent US-based nonprofit that…

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A Robot to Replace Staff Treating Coronavirus Designed by Israeli Experts

A robot has been designed by Israeli engineering and health experts to replace some of the tasks of medical staff treating coronavirus patients, in order to help reduce their risk of infection. Dubbed COROBOT, the platform will initially be used in Rambam Health Care Campus’s new Coronavirus Department.

“If the robot will successfully pass its…

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Israeli Startup Protects Intubated COVID-19 Patients From Complications

An Israeli startup is helping protect coronavirus intubate patients from further complications that often appear when a person is on a ventilator for a prolonged time.

The coronavirus outbreak has created a spike in patients who need to be intubated. However, as this has become the standard for those who are critically ill, being on ventilators…

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Israeli Medtech Startup Kahun Harnesses AI to Provide Doctors With Real-Time Covid-19 Data

Though coronavirus (Covid-19) has only been in our lives for a few months, according to online medical library PubMed more than 2,500 research papers have already been published on the virus, more than any time-pressed physician can hope to catch up on between caring for patients and worrying about protecting themselves and their families. Enter…

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From Swords to Plows: IAI Seeks to Battle Coronavirus With UV-Light Tech

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the nation’s largest aerospace and defense firm, has jumped into the fray to help tackle the coronavirus that is killing tens of thousands of people globally and causing havoc to economies.

The company, which makes unmanned aerial systems, radars and communication satellites among other products, has put its…

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Despite Covid-19 Crisis, Israeli Tech Registers Record Quarter

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis may have shaken the world’s economy to its core, but Israeli tech still managed to close a record-high quarter. Israeli tech companies raised a total of $2.74 billion across 139 deals during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount, according to a joint report released on Sunday by Tel Aviv-based research firm…

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How one nonprofit is working to support Israeli start-ups amid virus pandemic

Professor Eugene Kandel is the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit dedicated toward strengthening Israeli innovative tech solutions and connecting world business leaders to people and technologies in Israel.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to negatively impact businesses of all sizes across the globe, Kandel’s non-profit is working…

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Decade after 1st interception, new Iron Dome boasts 100% success rate in trials

Marking a decade since the first tests of the Iron Dome missile system, the Defense Ministry on Sunday said it had conducted a fresh series of successful interception trials with an upgraded version of the air defense battery.

“We have completed a series of tests with a success rate of 100 percent. The system intercepted all threats, which were…

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Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats

The Defense Ministry has made a technological breakthrough in the development of lasers that can intercept aerial threats, including rockets and anti-tank guided missiles, it announced Wednesday.

New laser technology “makes the security apparatus more lethal, more powerful and more advanced,” Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday…

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Israel unveils new laser system to shoot down Gaza’s incendiary balloons, drones

Security forces on Thursday shared details on a new laser system they hope will help quash the scourge of airborne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip — carried by balloons, kites and drones — which have started countless fires and burned large swaths of Israeli land since they began being widely used nearly two years ago.

The system,…

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TIME magazine includes Israeli-water technology in top 100 inventions of 2019

(November 21, 2019 / JNS) A machine that makes safe, clean drinking water out of ambient air—manufactured by the Israel-based company of Watergen—was included in Time magazine’s list in 2019 of the top 100 inventions published on Nov. 21.

Resembling a typical water cooler and designed especially for homes and offices, the machine, which is named…

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Eyes skyward: sunlight for powering all of Israel

The Arava region of southern Israel, which includes the city of Eilat, will reach its goal of being 100-percent reliant on solar energy during the daytime by next year, placing the area light years ahead of the rest of the country.

The team responsible for the achievement, along with other experts, is now lobbying for legislation that would make…

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Israel to construct first waste-to-energy power plant

The Finance Ministry and Ministry of Environmental Protection have announced plans to construct Israel’s first waste-to-energy power plant, estimated to cost NIS 1 billion.

An inter-ministerial committee for the treatment of waste, estimated at 5 million tons annually, published Thursday a pre-qualification document ahead of the…

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Israeli firm traces cyberattacks on Egyptian activists to Cairo government

A leading Israeli cybersecurity company found that a series of cyberattacks against Egyptian journalists, academics, opposition politicians and rights activists was likely perpetrated by the Egyptian government.

The perpetrators, who were traced to government offices, installed programs on victims’ phones that allowed them to read their emails,…

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As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

YEHUD, Israel — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft.

A host of Israeli companies have developed defense systems they say can detect or destroy incoming drones. But obstacles remain, particularly when operating in crowded urban airspaces.

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Israeli companies, investors meet in New York for first-ever ‘Cannabis Investment Symposium’

(September 15, 2019 / JNS) About 150 entrepreneurs and investors gathered in New York City last week to learn about Israel’s innovative medical cannabis industry at the first-ever “Cannabis Investment Symposium.”

“We are thrilled to introduce the best Israeli cannabis entrepreneurs and their companies to New York’s vibrant investment community…

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Amazon to officially launch in Israel after Sept. 17 elections

(September 11, 2019 / JNS) Amazon will officially launch its service in the Jewish state next week after the Sept. 17 national election, several sources in the retail industry told Calcalist, the Israel business daily.

Sources said the American company prefers not to start its services then to lessen expenses associated with the media campaign.

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Negev Desert hosting Israel’s largest solar project to date

A private Israeli company on Tuesday inaugurated the largest solar project in the country, the Israeli financial daily Globes reported.

Located in the Negev in southern Israel, the Ashalim solar-energy project is the size of a small town and is currently producing enough energy to power an estimated 70,000 households, according to the report.