Israeli device lets wheelchair-bound groom stand under chuppah

Posted on November 18th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


‘You made our night as close as possible to perfection,’ writes newlywed to makers of the UPnRIDE smart wheelchair, soon to go on the market.


Forty days before his marriage, a wheelchair-bound Israeli man named Adir wrote to UPnRIDE Robotics sharing his dream to stand under the chuppah (wedding canopy) with his bride, Liat.

CEO Oren Tamari invited Adir to company headquarters in Yokne’am Illit to try the UPnRIDE 1.1 mobility device, now in transition from research-and-development to market.

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3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants

Posted on November 11th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
 

Israel’s Collplant inks licensing and commercialization deal with major American biotech firm to make human organs.
 

CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants.
 

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‘No Voice, No Vote,’ Say Feminist Haredi Women in Israel

Posted on November 4th, 2018
By Eetta Prince-Gibson for Hadassah Magazine


Overjoyed, Esty Shushan stands in the august corridors of Israel’s Supreme Court and emotionally embraces her friend and colleague. “We won! We made history.”


“This is for all haredi women! For all Israeli women! For our daughters!” her friend, Estee Rieder-Indursky, responds.


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Three Israeli Firms Among TIME Magazine's 50 “Genius Companies” for 2018

Posted on October 28th, 2018
NoCamels Team


Three Israeli companies were among 50 ventures selected by TIME Magazine for its list of 50 “genius companies” for 2018 published late last week and available in newsstands.

It is the first annual “genius companies” list by the esteemed American magazine, known for its hard-hitting cover photos. The publication said it asked its vast network of editors and correspondents “to nominate businesses that are inventing the future,” and evaluated candidates “based on key factors, including originality, influence, success, and ambition.”


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Where David and Dawud play together at recess

Posted on October 21st, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Kids at Israel’s Hagar and Hand in Hand schools are taught to respect each other’s traditions and viewpoints without an ‘us against them’ attitude.


Afnan Abu Taha doesn’t want her two daughters feeling alienated from their Jewish peers as she did when growing up in an Arab village. She doesn’t want them to struggle with Hebrew as she did in college. Neither does she want them to lose their own identity, language, heritage and culture.

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