Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Israeli soccer duo that brought success to Brighton

More details about Israeli soccer stars Tomer Hemed and (Muslim) Beram Kayal who (see Apr 30) helped win promotion to the English Premier soccer league for Brighton and Hove Albion. https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/05/21/its-one-of-the-greatest-comebacks-in-english-soccer-history-and-its-being-led-by-an-israeli-arab-and-an-israeli-jew/

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Israel Day concert in Central Park NYC

The 24th annual Israel Day Concert takes place on Sunday 4th Jun in Central Park Manhattan. Admission is free and in addition to the many musical performances includes speakers such as Israel’s UN representative Dani Danon, US diplomat John Bolton … Continue reading

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Israel Festival Jerusalem

The Israel Festival takes place from June 1st to June 18th. It offers high-quality productions in dance, music, drama and performance theater from all over the world, as well as original Israeli productions and free outdoor performances for the general … Continue reading

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An accelerator for the mature entrepreneur

Facebook Israel and a group of private investors have setup a new accelerator and investment program called “Future”. It targets those aged 45+ with a track record and an idea to develop.  Just what I’ve been waiting for – all … Continue reading

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New York to Tel Aviv for less

I reported previously (Apr 16) that low cost airline WOW is to launch its service in September between Tel Aviv and New York via Iceland for around $550 return.  Now it appears that prices will be even lower – with … Continue reading

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Awards for grasshopper protein company

I reported previously (July 2015) about Israel’s Steak Tzar Tzar, which aims to solve the world’s protein shortage with its farmed grasshoppers.  The company, renamed Hargol, won the Agro Innovation Lab startup competition in Vienna, Austria and the TLV Startup … Continue reading

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Mobileye’s future offices

Timed for Jerusalem Day, Mobileye – Israel’s Jerusalem-based developer of advanced vision and driver assistance systems revealed the plans of its new campus, housing 4,000 employees. Eight buildings plus a 25-floor tower spread over 50,000 square meters in the Har … Continue reading

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Cathay Pacific Hong Kong flight arrives

As announced previously (13th Nov) the first Cathay Pacific airlines flight from Hong Kong to Israel landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.  To compete, El Al is offering bargain prices and free tickets to amusement parks. http://www.timesofisrael.com/first-cathay-pacific-flight-from-hong-kong-lands-in-tel-aviv/

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Texas trade agreement with Samaria region

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has signed the first-ever trade agreement between the US and the Samaria Regional Council.  Miller said “… the signing of this agreement with Samaria is the starting point of long-term cooperation” https://worldisraelnews.com/texas-signs-first-ever-trade-agreement-with-samaria-region/

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UN award for Israeli contaminated food test

The United Nations Organization for Industrial Development has awarded Israel’s Yarok Technology Transfer the International Award 2017 for “Innovative Ideas and Technology on Agribusiness”.  Yarok has developed a fast method for testing food for dangerous bacteria. https://www.israel21c.org/yarok-food-safety-system-wins-un-innovation-award/ https://www.yaroktt.com/copy-of-20170510-un-award

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