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    1. Israelis Design Tiny Toys For Kinder Eggs In Hebrew University Course

      Israelis Design Tiny Toys For Kinder Eggs In Hebrew University Course

      By Linda Gradstein

      In my family, there used to be an ongoing dispute between me and my kids about the Kinder Surprise eggs, the chocolate treat that comes with a toy prize inside. My kids liked the ones that had lots of tiny parts, and I — as the one who had to put the toys together — liked it when they came in one piece.

      Now some of those delightful — or devilish, depending — prizes are being dreamed up close to home by Israelis taking a course in toy design at Hebrew University that features the involvement of Ferrero Rocher, the candy ...

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    2. Bill Nye Says Israel Leading on Medical Marijuana

      Bill Nye Says Israel Leading on Medical Marijuana

      Bill Nye's new Netflix show explores Israel's advances in medical marijuana, which are much more advanced than the United States.

      People are getting high in the Holy Land for a good cause.

      In a recent episode of “Bill Nye Saves the World” in which Nye explore medical marijuana, he sends a correspondent to Israel for a segment called “How is Israel healing the world with marijuana.”

      The episode highlights the progress Israel has made in medical marijuana research, noting that there are significantly fewer regulatory hurdles than in the United States.

      The company Tikun Olam operates the largest ...

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    3. Martin Buber Supported MLK In Letter To LBJ

      Martin Buber Supported MLK In Letter To LBJ

      Just before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Library of Israel has unveiled a timely letter from its Martin Buber Archive. In 1965 Buber, just before his death, joined a group of Hebrew University professors in writing to President Lyndon B. Johnson to emphasize the importance of the end of King’s brief incarceration following a march on Selma, Alabama. King had received the Nobel Peace Prize the previous year. “We are taking the liberty to express our deep satisfaction that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now again a free man and can continue his righteous fight for ...

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    4. 3 Israeli Universities Ranked In World's Top 100 Most Innovative

      3 Israeli Universities Ranked In World's Top 100 Most Innovative

      (JTA) — Three Israeli universities were ranked in the top 100 of the most innovative universities in the world in the Reuters’ annual list. Hebrew University came in at 82, climbing 12 spots from last year. Tel Aviv University was ranked at 88 and The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was 89. The Reuters analysis identifies the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. The ranking is based on a number of indicators, including patent filings and research paper citations. Reuters cited the Hebrew University’s technology transfer company, Yissum Research ...

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