Monthly Archives: May 2014

Global Confidence in Israel’s Long-Term Viability

Ex-Ambassador Yoram Ettinger writes a positive summary of Israel’s recent business and economic activity.

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Blind Israeli golfer wins world tournament – again

Israel’s Zohar Sharon won the ISPS HANDA World Blind Golf Championship title for a fifth consecutive time, in Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia. Sharon lost his sight during his IDF service and caddie Shimshon Levi tells him exactly what … Continue reading

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18 Israeli companies at US Oil & Gas conference

A delegation of 18 Israeli companies providing solutions to the Oil & Gas industry presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. They included Flow Industries, who make the “green” AirShock pre-fracking and oil well rejuvenation system.

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Tennis stars invest in Israeli training system

World number two tennis player Novak Djokovic and tennis women’s legend Billie Jean King have joined in the latest $3.5 million round of funding into PlaySight Interactive – the Israeli company that has developed the SmartCourt sports analytics system.

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Promoting the Haredi high-tech revolution

Yossi Rabinovitz, CEO of Israeli e-commerce start-up SelfPoint is showing that the Haredi high-tech revolution is growing rapidly. SelfPoint, a member of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator, lets customers easily set up and use an online store for their merchandise.

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Elbit launches new incubator

Elbit Systems has inaugurated its Incubit Technology Ventures accelerator at the Beersheva High-Tech Park. Incubit is the first technology incubator in Israel owned by a homegrown Israeli corporation. It has already invested in two ventures and plans more than twenty … Continue reading

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Israel becomes a “big cheese”

The France-based international cheese makers’ association, La Guilde Internationale des Fromagers, is opening its first office in Israel. A delegation from the prestigious association awarded membership to chef Meir Adoni, gastronomist Michal Ansky and six local boutique cheese makers.,7340,L-4519313,00.html

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National debt ratio falls again

Israel’s debt-to-GDP ratio – the most important index for measuring a country’s fiscal and financial soundness – fell to 66.1% in 2013 from 67.1% in 2012. In 2006 the ratio was 82% and in 2002 it was over 100%. The … Continue reading

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Israel’s “best friend” wins Indian election

The International Business Times called India’s newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Israel’s best friend in South Asia”. As Chief Minister of the Gujarat province, Modi endorsed joint projects in industrial R&D, solar & thermal power, water recycling, desalination and … Continue reading

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French farmers adopt Israeli irrigation technique

(Thanks to Hazel) Farmers in southwestern France have responded to dwindling water resources by adopting drip irrigation – a money-saving technique invented in the 1960s in Israel. Growers say that drip irrigation has helped them save water, fertilizer and increase … Continue reading

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