Moving in utter silence, Google took the pundits by shock Tuesday morning with the launch of a beta site Hebrew version news service.

Nobody had expected Google Israel to move that fast. On Monday night, though, the whisper spread through forums that the search giant had decided on a quiet launch of its service.

The service already incorporates a fairly new Google News feature, which enables users to personalize the news homepage.

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There’s also a post about the launching of Google News Israel on the Google blog, here.

I think this is incredibly cool.