Controversial Israeli campaign wins UN award

Peace UN Controversial Israeli campaign wins UN award

Israeli advertising agency which sought creative solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict wins UN commendation For the first time in history, the United Nations has granted an Israeli firm a gold medal for its efforts in seeking an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. The winner is Baumann Ber Rivnay (BBR Saatchi & Saatchi), an […]

April 30, 2012
Screen shot 2012-03-29 at 8.35.12 AM Israeli woman is ‘Europe’s top young researcher’

L’Oreal and UNESCO have named a Weizmann Institute biologist working in the field of probiotics for the award. Multinational cosmetics firm L’Oreal and UNESCO have named a Weizmann Institute biologist working in the field of probiotics, commonly referred to as beneficial bacteria, “Europe’s top young researcher.” For her work in researching probiotics to treat disease, […]

March 29, 2012
AI Judea Pearl awarded ‘Nobel Prize in AI computing’

Father of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl wins Turing Award for artificial intelligence research which laid foundation for iPhone’s Siri, Google’s driverless cars Judea Pearl, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, has been awarded the prestigious Turing Award this week. Pearl, 75, was being honored for “innovations that enabled remarkable advances in the partnership […]

March 23, 2012
Obama, Pere Obama announces Medal of Freedom honor for Shimon Peres

Israeli President Shimon Peres will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this spring, President Obama announced at the American IsraelPublic Affairs Committee conference in Washington. “Shimon once described the story of the Jewish people by saying it proved that, ‘slings, arrows and gas chambers can annihilate man, but cannot destroy human values, dignity and freedom,’” Obama said as he announced […]

March 4, 2012
Screen Shot 2012-02-17 at 12.25.14 PM The ‘Tel Aviv Museum of Art’ named ‘Best Museum’ by Travel+Leisure Design Awards 2012

Best Museum Herta & Paul Amir Building, TelAviv Museum of Art Designed by Preston Scott Cohen Wedged into a tight, triangular site within the city’s central cultural complex, this piece of architectural origami uses a soaring, twisting, 87-foot-tall atrium, called Lightfall, to link a series of refreshingly uncomplicated galleries. In contrast to many dramatically shaped new […]

February 17, 2012
Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, Yoko Ono Israeli Arab musician wins Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award

Violinist Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar will be recognized for his work to encourage Jewish-Arab dialogue and coexistence through classical music education. Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, a 34-year-old violinist and the director of the Polyphony Conservatory in Nazareth, will be awarded the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts.The prize has been awarded annually since 2009 by Ono to […]

February 16, 2012