Reuters: Israel’s national library to share reunited Kafka archive online

Reuters: Israel’s national library to share reunited Kafka archive online. “Israel’s national library said on Wednesday it received the last part of a collection of Franz Kafka’s writings that it planned to put online, after winning an ownership battle for part of the Prague-born Jewish novelist’s literary estate.”

The Jerusalem Post: National Library Of Israel Releases Photo Archive Of IDF History – Pictures

The Jerusalem Post: National Library Of Israel Releases Photo Archive Of IDF History – Pictures. “Thousands of photographs have been preserved at the National Library of Israel, documenting the operational history of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, throughout the state’s history. The Library is bringing these photographs back to life through a digitization project, that allows the yellow negatives to be converted into high resolution images. However, the Library is lacking information relating to the identities of the soldiers and are requesting the public’s help to identify their names and stories.”

Globes: Google, Facebook could face huge Israel tax bill

Globes: Google, Facebook could face huge Israel tax bill. “Who the next minister of finance will be is unclear, but the ambitious taxation plan already being formed follows the global trend towards imposing tax on the revenue of the global Internet tech giants like Google and Facebook. A legislative change has been under consideration for some time, and the Israel Tax Authority decided that once a new minister of finance takes office, the matter would be raised and a plan formulated. The plan is to tax 3-5% of these companies’ turnover.”

News1130: Israeli group finds fake pro-Netanyahu social media accounts

News1130: Israeli group finds fake pro-Netanyahu social media accounts. “An Israeli watchdog says it’s found a network of social media bots disseminating messages in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of next week’s elections. Two researchers operating the Big Bots Project said Monday they uncovered hundreds of fake accounts spreading messages in support of Netanyahu’s Likud party and smearing his opponents.”

MyHeritage: MyHeritage Completed Digitizing All of Israel’s Cemeteries!

MyHeritage: MyHeritage Completed Digitizing All of Israel’s Cemeteries!. “We’re very happy to announce that, after five years of dedicated efforts, we’ve completed our ambitious goal of digitizing every cemetery in Israel. It is now the first country in the world to have almost all of its gravestones preserved and searchable online, with images, locations, and fully transcribed records. We’ve put up all this content for free, too!”

Israel21c: Israel National Library launches free Israeli music app

Israel21c: Israel National Library launches free Israeli music app. “Sing out! In the same spirit that only a few weeks ago launched a thousand images documenting Israel’s history for free use, the National Library of Israel, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sport, and the Digital Finjan project, have announced the release of Shiri, a mobile phone app for Israeli music.”