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Embassador Matthew GouldEmbassador Matthew Gould

Over 200 young leaders of science and innovation from various fields of research and applied sciences attended a spring reception at the British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould’s Residence, including President of Ben Gurion University and co-chair of the Life Sciences Council Prof. Rivka Carmi, UJIA director Natie Shevel MBE and science philanthropist Morris Kahn.

Israel Museum Joins Google Art Project, Launching Virtual Galleries with More Than 500 Collection Highlights

Innovative Project Enables Online Audiences to Explore Great Museums around the World

Jerusalem, Israel, April 3, 2012 – The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, has today joined the Google Art Project (www.googleartproject.com), making its galleries and hundreds of highlights from its permanent collection accessible online to audiences around the world. The partnership is part of a major global expansion of the project which now counts 151 partners in 40 countries, an increase from 17 museums in nine countries when the project first launched in February 2011. More than 30,000 high resolution objects held in museums around the world are now available for viewing, up from the original 1,000 when the project was first launched.

The Google Art Project features 520 of the most important objects in the Israel Museum's expansive collections, with high resolution images that allow viewers to examine works in exceptional detail, together with background information on objects and artists. Visitors may also explore the Museum's campus and permanent galleries virtually, using Google's Street View technology.

Israel and China executed an agreement in a volume of more than NIS 1 billion for the export of Israeli water technologies to China.

On Wednesday, February 29, in Beijing, Minister of Finance Dr. Yuval Steinetz and the Chinese Finance Minister Xie Xuren, signed a financial protocol in a volume of more than NIS 1 billion (US $ 300 million) for the export to China of Israeli water technologies for agricultural use.

The financial protocol is an agreement between the Governments of Israel and of China for setting up a special line of credit for financing trade and Israeli investment in China. The protocol enables the insurance of long-term loans granted to export transactions from Israel on conditions that give the Israeli exporter an edge over his competitors worldwide.

Pursuant to the financial protocol, the Chinese Ministry of Finance will purchase Israeli technologies for the farming communities in the selected provinces. The protocol agreement will enable execution of projects in a volume of more than NIS 1 billion (300 million dollars), in which the Israeli component will constitute at least 50% of the project's value. Integration of the financial protocol into the Chinese five-year plan indicates acknowledgement of Israeli technological capabilities and the importance of the economic and political relations between the countries.

March 19, 2012, Netanya Academic College

Netanya Academic College and the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue

are honored to invite you to the conference:

Energy as a Platform for Regional Development

Marking the Opening of the Specialization in Management of Natural Resources

and Environmentwithin the Masters in Business Administration

and the opening of the refurbished Tshuva Auditorium

March 19, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., at Tshuva Auditorium

Netanya Academic College1 University St., Netanya Details: 09-8607400

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PM Netanyahu congratulates Technion on New York campus decision.

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Haifa Technion. (businessweek.com)