Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

Israel-from-Space Israel to become official member of UN Committee on Space Affairs

Israel’s experts in the field will be able to participate in subcommittees and in innovative projects. The UN Office of Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has invited the Israel Space Agency to cooperate on civilian space matters, the Science, Technology and Space Ministry announced on Wednesday. Read more at JPost.  

February 5, 2016
Egyptian scarab discovered in the Horns of Hattin National Park Hiker finds 3,500-year-old Egyptian seal

It’s amazing what you can find on a hike in Israel! Amit Haklai, noticing that the object was carved in the shape of a beetle and had designs engraved in it, immediately recognized it as an ancient Egyptian seal and turned it over to the Israel Antiquities Authority. During an excursion with his small children […]

February 5, 2016
677179701001388640360no El Al celebrates first-ever all-female cockpit

A company plane that flew from Israel to Larnaca, Cyprus was piloted by Captain Smadar Shechter and First Officer Meirav Schwartz. ‘We were both very excited,’ said Shechter. Can’t believe this is the first time to have an all-female cockpit, but congrats to El Al for paving the way! An El Al flight that flew […]

February 4, 2016
eop-e1454513164370-635x357 Israel’s Wix unveils hilarious 2016 Super Bowl ad

Tel Aviv-based do-it-yourself website development firm recruits characters from ’Kung Fu Panda 3’ for clip, the Tel Aviv-based do-it-yourself website development company, on Wednesday released a commercial it will broadcast during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7. The 30-second spot, which will air during the 3rd quarter of the CBS broadcast, features characters […]

February 4, 2016
sand-storm Israeli film triumphs at Sundance Film Festival

ANNNND the winner is… ‘Sand Storm‘, directed by Elite Zexer, about Bedouin women struggling with a conservative country, wins World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at premier US film festival. This is a rare achievement for Israeli film at the reputed film festival at which the likes of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers were discovered. […]

February 3, 2016
Beyonce-Coldplay-Hymn-For-The-Weekend-Portal-da-Musica-Nova Coldplay and Beyonce’s New Hit Music Video Visuals Are Made in Israel

The clip ‘Hymn for the Weekend,’ which attracted 18 million views in two days, features visual design by Yaron Yashinski Studio of Tel Aviv. While the filming of this music video was in Mumbai, India, the design, animation and additional visual elements were done in Israel. Coldplay and Beyonce have been announced as performers at […]

February 3, 2016
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