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Israel in Figures 2011

Israel- PA Joint Ecologic Venture Israel and the Palestinian Authority have launched a unique, joint ecological venture – a first-of-itskind eco-park. The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), responsible for the official statistics of Israel, has published an updated booklet on Israel in Figures which covers a brief summary of of data on broad range of topics related to Israeli demography, society and economy. You can also download (pdf) the booklet of The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics for 2011 figures. If you want to have more details about the sources please click here.

The park will be the product of collaboration between the West Bank city of Jenin and the Gilboa Regional Council, which have joined forces to rehabilitate the Kishon River. The Kishon River is a 70km-long perennial stream, flowing down from the Gilboa Mountains. It is considered to be one of the most polluted rivers in Israel and has been the subject of controversy regarding the struggle to improve the water quality. To read more please click here.

Re-storing the R&D Center in Israel

Apple will open a research and development center in Israel that will focus on semiconductors, the Globes business daily reported few weeks ago.

Traffic- no more!

History About 100 years ago, the Turkish Ottoman Empire built train stations in what was then Palestine to connect with their regional network for transporting Muslim pilgrims from Damascus to Mecca.

The Israeli newspaper said the maker of iPods, IPads and iPhones has already hired Israeli high-tech veteran Aharon Aharon to run the center.

The Waze application developed by an Israeli firm has now found a solution to most of the traffic jam problems in some countries.

Globes said that although Apple was a global innovation leader, it is a small investor in R&D. It invested $2.4 billion in R&D in 2010, just 2 percent of its revenue and less than other high-tech firms, it said.

Waze firm has stated that this application can be applied to all countries very easily.

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Today, eight of those stations on the Hejaz Railway, or what's left of them, can be found in Jaffa, Jerusalem, Haifa and beside the Sea of Galilee in the north. Click here to read more.

Waze application is producing a real time traffic information by using the information of the Waze application users. Click here to watch the history of Waze.

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Newsletter XLVII  


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