Doves cry: Pop legend Prince found dead at age 57

US pop star Prince, 57, was found unresponsive on Thursday at his Minnesota home and was later declared dead, US media reports said According to JPost: “Representatives for the singer did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment. The local medical examiner declined to comment.   Prince an innovative and influential singer and songwriter […]

April 21, 2016
obama-eating-matzah Six delicious dishes for Passover

By: Israel 21C In case you need a break from Matzah, these recipes will help you get through the Passover diet We know it’s difficult to get through 8-days of Matzah (and only matzah), but these recipes sound so good that we would keep making them after the holiday! TOM FRANZ: Fennel cream soup Tom Franz, […]

April 21, 2016
Spice-Way-Galilee National Tea Day, Spotlight on Israel

By: Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21C Herbal tea infusions from Israel’s Galilee region are proving popular with discerning British tea-drinkers Throwback to 2011, when Israel 21C‘s Abigail Klein Leichman published an article about Israel’s infamous loose-leaf teas (infamous to tea enthusiasts). According to Abigail: “A British distributorship has introduced herbal tea infusions from the Galilee and […]

April 21, 2016
Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis Bless Kosher-for-Passover Marijuana

By: Josefin Dolsten Celebrating 4/20 for a week – guess that’s what Passover was missing. Don’t believe us? Watch this video for yourself! According to Forward: “Pot is kosher for Passover when used for medicinal purposes, a leading Israeli ultra-Orthodox rabbi ruled as he pronounced a blessing over the plant’s leaves. Although cannabis belongs to the category of […]

April 20, 2016
wikimedia_logo-1280x800 Wikimedia Foundation holds its ‘Hackathon’ in Jerusalem

By: Daniel K. Eisenbud More than 150 developers from 17 countries gather to improve infrastructure of Wikipedia platform The Start-Up Nation earned yet another colorful feather in its already well-ornamented cap on Sunday, after hosting the annual Wikimedia Foundation’s Hackathon in Jerusalem. The four-day event, which brought together more than 150 computer developers from 17 […]

April 12, 2016
Typing_computer_screen_reflection Could Israel’s tech hub eclipse Silicon Valley?

We all know the billion-dollar tech behemoths from Silicon Valley – Apple, Google and Facebook – but that’s not to say that all successful startups originate in the US Not to mention that Apple, Google and Facebook have all set up offices around Israel and have been using Israeli employees to grow their research and […]

April 11, 2016