Monthly Archives: November 2013

Water – a key to world peace?

“Filtration will ensure that life as we know it continues”, says the CEO of Israeli water filtration company Amiad. “Ensuring that there is enough clean water to grow the food burgeoning populations need is a concern for farmers and governments … Continue reading

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Syrians treated in Israel

Ziv medical center in Safed treated another casualty who sustained serious injuries in the Syrian civil war. And for once a EU official praised Israel’s treatment of “the other”. http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Ziv-medical-center-receives-seriously-injured-Syrian-331376 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/EU-official-lauds-Israel-for-treating-injured-Syrians-331691

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Hot off the press

I was listening to a BBC interview last week where the BBC presenter accused Israel as being one of the countries where Christians were under threat. I would like to point out that Israel is the only country in the … Continue reading

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Masa’s 10 year journey

Israel’s Masa (Hebrew for “journey) brings young Jewish adults from around the world to Israel for five months to a year. This year Masa celebrates its 10th anniversary when a record 11,000 young Jews from 62 countries will take part … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah from Israel’s Technion

Direct from the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, five talented Technion students perform their version of Maoz Tzur (Rock of Ages) created in the lab. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb_CbuhLi2Q&feature=youtu.be

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A very successful Formula

For those that think there are no big Israeli companies, Israel’s Formula Systems controls three Israel companies – Matrix, Magic Software and Sapiens. Together they employ thousands of IT experts and sell products and services in hundreds of countries. They … Continue reading

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Israel and Korea – together an economic powerhouse

A delegation led by the (South) Korean ambassador to Israel, Kim Il-soo, participated in the first-ever Korea-Israel Creative Economy Forum. Kim said that Israel was much admired in his country. Annual trade is $2.5 billion. Samsung’s only foreign R&D is … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs win trips to the innovation nation

(Thanks to Israel21c) Heads of start-ups in 12 European, Asian and South American countries won competitions to visit the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Tel Aviv. http://israel21c.org/headlines/start-tel-aviv-brings-foreign-ceos-to-israeli-innovation-hub/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvUEWIG8HZY

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World’s richest man invests in Israel

Israel-based start-up Mobli has just received a strategic investment from America Movil, owned by Mexico’s Carlos Slim. The goal is to bring Mobli’s photo, video sharing platform to millions of America Movil’s customers in Latin America. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4450354,00.html

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Another record for currency deposits

Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of October 2013 stood at a record $80,571 million, an increase of $669 million from their level at the end of September. $320 million were purchased to prevent Israel’s natural gas production from … Continue reading

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