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Venture launched by Israeli high-tech companies will create 12,000 high-tech jobs for Israel’s Arabs

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Cisco Systems Inc. CEO and Chairman John Chambers made the announcement at the Israeli Presidential Conference. The campaign will help create 12,000 high-tech jobs in Israel’s Arab sector over the next four years.

Arabs make up roughly one-fifth of Israel’s 8 million citizens. While they enjoy full citizenship rights, they are generally poorer and less educated.

“If we can move to 12,000 (new employees) within four years, it would be an indication of what’s possible.”

Cisco is the program’s main source of funds. Other participants include Google Inc., Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

“No government or policy could do it. You need the companies,” said Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Several new companies joined Maantech, including Israeli telecommunications giant Bezeq, Cadence Design Systems Inc. and OnTarget Communications, according to a statement from the Israeli president’s office.

Israeli mountain-climber Nadav Ben Yehuda trained for two years to scale Mount Everest. A week and a half agom he gave up that dream only 300 meters from the summit. Why? To save the life of a Turkish climber, Aydin Irmak, who had fallen ill on the trek. “Nadav built a bridge between Turkey and Israel, and our leaders can learn a lot from him… I may have missed the summit, but I gained a new brother,” says Aydin. (Photo: Nitzan Arni, Nepal Embassy)

Israeli mountain-climber Nadav Ben Yehuda trained for two years to scale Mount Everest. A week and a half agom he gave up that dream only 300 meters from the summit. Why? To save the life of a Turkish climber, Aydin Irmak, who had fallen ill on the trek. “Nadav built a bridge between Turkey and Israel, and our leaders can learn a lot from him… I may have missed the summit, but I gained a new brother,” says Aydin. (Photo: Nitzan Arni, Nepal Embassy)

Love bike-riding along the beach? Don’t have a bike? No problem.
You’ll love Tel Aviv’s bike share program, with over 150 rental stations across the city. Rent a bike (NIS 14 a day!) and pedal up the Mediterranean coastline, through the bike-friendly Tel Aviv port, or down to Jaffa and it’s seaside historical sites. Check out www.tel-o-fun.co.il for more info.

Love bike-riding along the beach? Don’t have a bike? No problem.

You’ll love Tel Aviv’s bike share program, with over 150 rental stations across the city. Rent a bike (NIS 14 a day!) and pedal up the Mediterranean coastline, through the bike-friendly Tel Aviv port, or down to Jaffa and it’s seaside historical sites. Check out www.tel-o-fun.co.il for more info.

ISRAELI GIRL POWER!!! Orit Hashay, Gali Ross, Amit Knaani, and Moran Bar — who are four Israelis — made the list of the 100 Most Influential Women in the High-Tech industry in Europe. (Pictured: Orit Hashay from Brayola)

ISRAELI GIRL POWER!!! Orit Hashay, Gali Ross, Amit Knaani, and Moran Bar — who are four Israelis — made the list of the 100 Most Influential Women in the High-Tech industry in Europe. (Pictured: Orit Hashay from Brayola)

Streets of Tel Aviv full of rainbow-flags, getting ready for the huge Gay Pride parade and festival. Where else in the Middle East would this be possible?

Streets of Tel Aviv full of rainbow-flags, getting ready for the huge Gay Pride parade and festival. Where else in the Middle East would this be possible?

Famed global trendsetters, Coolhunting, take on Tel Aviv.

Discloses 7 secret hip spots across the city.

for Coolhunting.com 3 May 2012

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Rothschild 12

Located on the well-known Rothschild Boulevard, the multifunctional Rothschild 12 is anything and everything you want it to be. For the morning it’s an excellent cafe to see and be seen and then later on a nice bar for an early afternoon drink. At night it’s a lounge-like music venue hosting a weekly lineup of young Tel Avivian bands and DJs. The best thing is you can always return to fight the hangover with a lovely weekend brunch.

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Har Sinai

After Uri Lahav opened this nonchalant bar last year, Har Sinai became the ultimate hangout for both the hipsters and those who reject them. Before going out for a night of clubbing or at the end of a long working day, Har Sinai is a place to listen to great music and to find refuge in a small bar behind the largest Tel Aviv synagogue.

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Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a party line led by talented musician (and local star) Assaf Amdursky and wiz-kid Oren Marzam, hosted every Thursday at the Breakfast Club (as well as Milk, its sister club next door). A small and intimate party line, Cheesecake throws together international DJs, amazing energies and a great photographer who captures the hippest of Tel Aviv’s gay-friendly crowd.

Joz & Loz

Laid back yet delicious, shabby-chic yet sexy, tranquil yet hectic—Joz & Loz has become one of the city’s best hangouts, attracting clients from the creative industries. The restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh and even poetic menu with secret performances by local musicians and long nights under the Mediterranean skies. Don’t forget to order a Noga, the special house drink.

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Hotel Montefiore

Every city needs a boutique hotel to host elegant guests from abroad for a lovely weekend. Enjoy a fine French-Vietnamese dinner and have a drink at the bar, where they serve the finest dirty martini in town.

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Sommer Gallery

With the absence of a serious center for contemporary art in Tel Aviv, many young and exciting art galleries have began opening up around town. Sommer Gallery has made an international name for itself by creating a new voice for the emerging Israeli art generation. While the main gallery shows an array of established local and international artists—such as Yael Bartana, Adi Nes, Darren Almond, Thomas Zipp and Wilhelm Sasnal—a smaller space in the gallery is dedicated for budding curators and artists.

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Verner Boutique

Situated in the south of the city, Verner Boutique is a good stop on the way to the Jaffa flea market. The shop carries labels such as Maison Martin Margiela’s MM6 line, Acne and Alexander Wang, as well as Israeli jewelry designers.

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Design Museum Holon

Eyal was too modest to include Design Museum Holon, but I can personally attest to the fact that it deserves an extended visit. Designed by Ron Arad, the exterior alone is worth the trip. After the “Designers Plus Ten” exhibition closes later this month, Yohji Yamomoto will take over the main gallery until 20 October 2012.

Israel’s 2nd law against animal cruelty passes it’s first reading.

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The Knesset (Israel’s law-making government body) approved its first reading of a bill that would strengthen the authorities that patrol animal cruelty, making significant amendments to the current Animal Welfare Law.

The new bill would grant additional powers to inspectors to ensure that people are complying with the Animal Welfare Law. Included in the bill are mandates for surprise inspections of all facilities that contain animals, including farms, stores and other institutions. Only through such mechanisms will it be possible to ensure the implementation of the regulations regarding animal treatment.

"One small step for man, one giant step for cows everywhere"

This article was taken from JPost, read the entire article here

Like the idea of cultures fusing together to create musical perfection? Then check out the Glocali Festival in Tel Aviv’s Barby Club

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Re-posted from Midnighteast.com

If you like your hip hop with vodka, and move your feet to Arabic-Russian-Kurdish-Amharic-Hebrew rhythms dance your way to the Glocali Festival at the Barby Club on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Now in its 3rd edition, Café Gibraltar presents an exciting evening of multicultural music from in and around Israel.

About the Artists:

DAM
The first Palestinian Hip Hop crew and the first to rap in Arabic; Suheil Nafar, Tamer Nafar and Mahmoud Jreri have been working together in Lyd since 1990s.

Ilana Eliya
Vocalist and storyteller Ilana Eliya was born in Israel of Kurdish descent. Drawing on her heritage, she performs unknown Kurdish works, and also classical Arabic pieces originally performed by legendary Egyptian singer Oum Koulthum as well as a wide range of religious and secular songs from the Ladino, Andalusian, Moroccan and Spanish cultures.

Kriminal Project
A repertoire of songs of another time and place, Russian songs and songs from the early days in the land of Israel by Sasha Argov, are given new subversive renditions. Wild, wicked, over the top & damn good.

Different Shades of Africa – Abate Berihun and Omri Mor
Vocalist and saxophonist Abate Berihun is a powerful presence on the contemporary Israeli jazz scene, with a sound that pierces the soul. Abate and pianist Omri Mor will rock your world with Ethiopian, Andalusian, Afro-Cuban jazz fusion.

Where/When: Glocali Festival, May 24, 2012
The Barby Club, 52 Kibbutz Galuyot Street, Tel Aviv. 03-5188123. Tickets.barby.co.il

How to bring peace to the Middle East? Duh…How about a football (soccer) match?

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Somewhere in the West Bank….the small Jewish community of Beit Arieh inaugurated its new soccer field on Sunday and it celebrated by inviting their Palestinian neighbors and residents of the neighboring village Al-Laban for a friendly football (or soccer for those in the U.S.) match in celebration of the new field.

The game was the latest in a series of cooperative activities that have taken place between the two communities over the last several years, The newspaper Maariv reported on Tuesday.

The Beit Arieh team beat Al-Laban 11-0, but one member of the losing side was quoted as saying, “What do the numbers matter? This is for fun, for sport and for friendship. We’ll win the next game.”

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