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Israeli ‘water from air’ company gets top Energy Efficiency Product award

The tech industry’s top ‘smart home innovations’ are selected each year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the Israeli tech company Watergen, received the 2020 top honor for its home appliance Genny, that extracts potable water from thin air.



GENNY, the Israeli-innovated home appliance that generates water out of thin air, was named the Consumer Technology Association’s Energy Efficiency Product of the Year in the 2020 Smart Home Mark of Excellence Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Wednesday night – an award series that annually recognizes the tech industry’s top smart home innovations. Continue Reading »

Palestinians honor former UN official who condemned Israel


Despot Mahmoud Abbas awards Jordanian Rima Khalaf, former UN official who resigned after refusing to retract report accusing Israel of apartheid, the ‘Palestine Medal of the Highest Honor’ in recognition of her ‘courage & support’ for the Palestinian people.

By The Associated Press


The Palestinian president has awarded his people’s highest honor to a former UN official who was forced to resign last week after authoring a report that accused Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime.”

Rima Khalaf, 2011 – Wikimedia Commons: Chatham House – Flickr

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Sunday that President Mahmoud Abbas informed Rima Khalaf by phone that she would receive the Palestine Medal of the Highest Honor in recognition of her “courage and support” for the Palestinian people. Continue Reading »

Israeli ornithologist wins coveted BBC wildlife photography competition


Photographer Amir Ben-Dov of Israel wins top prize in BBC’s prestigious wildlife photography competition for his still photo of ‘A trio of red-footed falcons on a single branch.’

Erez Erlichman


An Israeli photographer, Amir Ben-Dov, 53, has won a first place prize in annual The Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) 2015 competition, one of the most prestigious and largest nature and environment photography competitions in the world.

Amir Ben-Dov with A trio of red-footed falcons

The competition, which is sponsored by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London and the BBC Wildlife Magazine, concluded Tuesday night with a ceremony in London. Continue Reading »

Two of Israel’s bars receive international awards


The Tel Aviv bar scene gets int’l recognition with Tasting Room named the best-designed bar in the Mideast & Africa and the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar ranked the best bar in the Mideast & Africa. 

By Gili Yuval


LONDON – Israel’s bar scene received some impressive international kudos this week.

While the world has become increasingly aware of – and enamored by – Israel’s thriving restaurant scene, the local bar scene has perhaps been overshadowed by this success, as well as by the popular nightclubs.

The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar


But this underexposure may change.

The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar, on Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Street, was ranked the seventeenth best bar in the world in the 50 World’s Best Bars competition that took place in London on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science Makes Top 10 in CWTS ranking

Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands ranked Weizmann Institute 10th in world for scientific research quality.

By i24news


An Israeli science institute has been ranked in tenth place in a list of international research institutions and universities.

Weizmann Institute of Science in the central Israeli city of Rehovot – Photo: Weizmann Institute of Science website

The Weizmann Institute of Science in the central city of Rehovot was the only institute located outside the US to be included in the ranking conducted by the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands. Continue Reading »