Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

shutterstock_292864409-800 StackPath Acquires Israeli Company Fireblade for $20m

US startup StackPath has acquired Israeli website security company Fireblade. No financial details about the deal were disclosed but sources estimate that the acquisition was for about $20 million. Fireblade is an SaaS company that provides website security in the cloud through an innovative behavioral approach to website security, shifting from traditional, costly and obsolete […]

July 29, 2016
713544418781278980549no Israel to Send Biggest Team Ever to Compete in 2016 Olympics

Team Israel will consist of 47 athletes, 10 more than the delegation sent to the 2012 Summer Olympics. The group will compete with athletes from around the world in 16 sports. The 2016 Summer Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and run from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21. Team Israel includes the granddaughter of a Holocaust […]

July 29, 2016
65ythgb Interactive Attraction Opens at Western Wall Tunnels

The exhibit includes over 250,000 scanned images and 600 scenes of animation used to prepare the intricate videos of the movements of Jews around the globe. Using advanced technology, Journey to Jerusalem, located inside a refurbished ancient Mamluk grand hall, combines over 100 films to dramatically narrate the circuitous journey that is the Jewish experience. […]

July 29, 2016
199306033 Israelis Behind Coldplay Video Nominated for MTV VMA Awards

Israeli directors Gal Muggia and Vania Heymann have been nominated for an MTV directing award for Coldplay’s music video “Up&Up,” the network announced on Tuesday, as it released its nominees list for the upcoming Video Music Awards. Heymann was also nominated in the visual effects category for the clip, which the duo created for a […]

July 29, 2016
cells Israeli Researchers Find Way to Spot Tumor Cells Invading the Brain

A Tel Aviv University study shows a new way of detecting brain micrometastases months before they transform into malignant and inoperable growths. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain’s natural response to damage or injury, to support metastatic growth. This knowledge may lead to the detection of brain cancer in its first […]

July 29, 2016
4trgfc Israel’s Technion Takes a Selfie From Space!

Participants in the International Space University’s 29th Space Studies Program – held for the first time at the Haifa campus of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology – posed for a group selfie photo taken from space last week. Taken from a height of 520 kilometers, the photo shows the 104 program participants lying on the […]

July 28, 2016
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