Israeli singer Meir Banai dies at 55

(JTA) — Israeli singer Meir Banai died at 55 after a long battle with cancer. The guitarist behind some of Israel’s biggest pop hits in recent decades died Thursday night, Hebrew-language media reported. Over a career that began in 1982, Banai released 10 albums. His final studio album, “Shma Koli,” released in 2007, was noted for including spiritual and religious themes. His biggest hit was the song “Geshem” (Hebrew for rain) from his 1987 album of the same name. Banai was part of one of Israel’s most prominent entertainment business families. His sister Orna is a com read more


Oracle launches Startup Cloud Accelerator in Israel – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsOracle launches Startup Cloud Accelerator in IsraelJerusalem Post Israel NewsAt the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator, five Israeli startups will be selected in cohorts twice a year, for six-month immersive programs. While the requirements are not sector or stage specific, Bradford stressed that the startups need to be making an ...Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel for cloud innovationReutersOracle to open Israel startup cloud acceleratorGlobesOracle Opens Israel Startup AcceleratorNoCamels - Israeli Innovation News (press release) (blog)The Times of Israel&n read more



In Astana, Netanyahu warns Iran: 'We are not a rabbit, we are a tiger'

December 14, 2016, 7:28 PM (IDT) Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu met Wednesday with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the presidential palace in Kazakhstan's capital Astana. When Nazarbayev asked Netanyahu if he had any message for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is scheduled to visit Kazakhstan next week, the Israeli leader responded with a message saying "Don't threaten us, we are not a rabbit, we are a tiger. If you threaten us you endanger yourself." He added that if Iran changes its approach towards Israel, his country would recipr read more

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