Monthly Archives: January 2014

Good book & good cause

200 Anglos attended the book launch for “Like Dreamers” by Yossi Klein Halevi. The venue was the Jerusalem old train station. Saul Singer, co-author of Start-up Nation, interviewed Halevi. The event raised money for Jerusalem Village, which supports new immigrants … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Entertainment & Sport | Leave a comment

Renewed life in ancient Shiloh

36 years ago seven young families and a handful of yeshiva students came to the site of the Biblical Shiloh to renew Jewish Life in the very first capital city of the Biblical Jewish Nation. Today well over three hundred … Continue reading

Posted in The Jewish State | Leave a comment

Larry King to promote Israeli high tech

Former CNN host Larry King and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology are establishing the Israel Silicon Valley Chambers of Commerce. King and Technion President Professor Peretz Lavie will serve as the presidents of the ISVCC.

Posted in Economy & Business | Leave a comment

Starting up? Try the pub

Hillel Fuld regularly helps start-ups over lunch at Jems in Petah Tikva by dining, listening, coaching and connecting the dots with those who want to share their plans and receive his advice. Hillel also mentors and lectures at the IDC, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy & Business | Leave a comment

Angels bearing cash for start-ups

28 “angel” investors will descend on Herzliya in February to meet Israeli start-ups looking for funding. Nathan Low, President of the Investment Bank Sunrise Financial Group, has organized the event. Low has made 60 angel investments in Israel and has … Continue reading

Posted in Economy & Business | Leave a comment

What would you like to watch next?

(Thanks to Atid-EDI) Tel Aviv-based Jinni has teamed up with California’s Ooyala to deliver a “new level of video personalization”. TV providers can deliver personalized channels, recommending films and TV shows suited to your mood. Jinni is also now expanding … Continue reading

Posted in Economy & Business | Leave a comment

Haifa prepares for China tourism boost

(Thanks to Stuart Palmer) Haifa’s Mayor Yona Yahav has signed an agreement with tourism officials from 3 major Chinese cities. 200,000 workers from Shanghai, Sanjin, and Chengdu will be offered low-cost vacation packages to Haifa.

Posted in Economy & Business | Leave a comment

Software AG needs Israel’s creativity

Software AG acquired Sabratec in 2005. In 2007, the company bought SPL and Jacada. Together, the Israelis’ free and open start-up culture combines with the German company’s well-organized and methodical culture to make Software AG’s Israeli R&D center into a … Continue reading

Posted in Economy & Business | Leave a comment

Israel signs security accord with Kazakhstan

(Thanks to Herb) Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and his Kazakh counterpart, Adilbek Dzhaksbekov have signed a security cooperation accord formalizing military and defense industrial ties between the two nations.

Posted in Israel is Inclusive & Global | Leave a comment

Welcoming Canada’s PM

Canadian Premier Stephen Harper has arrived in Israel. Though Canada has always been a friend of Israel, under Harper’s rule there has been a significant strengthening in support for the Jewish state which some have called the most dramatic shift … Continue reading

Posted in Israel is Inclusive & Global | Leave a comment