Monthly Archives: September 2017

Stunning photos of Jerusalem

Photographer Ezra Landau has opened his outdoor “Jerusalem Moments” exhibition in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. In 50 prints (for Jerusalem’s 50th anniversary Landau finds contrasts and connections between Jews and Arabs, secular and religious Jews, tourists and … Continue reading

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London’s top restaurant is Israeli

The Barbary restaurant in Covent Garden is number one in TimeOut’s list of London’s 100 best restaurants. Lead chef is Tel Aviv-born Eyal Jagermann.  The anti-Israel Guardian says it’s “thrillingly alien”. The London Standard says, “If you have to queue, … Continue reading

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Winning contracts in China for driverless tech

Israel’s Mobileye is installing its Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) in every electric bus built by China’s Yutong, the biggest bus maker in the world. It is also working with Chinese electric car-maker Nio and contracts with more Chinese firms are … Continue reading

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20% increase in August tourism

253,800 tourists visited Israel in Aug 2017 – 20% more than in Aug 2016. 57,200 were from the US – a 33% increase. Tourists from Poland soared 60%. 2.3 million tourists entered Israel Jan-Aug 2017 – 24% more than in … Continue reading

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Leading German insurer will cover claims for Israeli exoskeleton

One of Germany’s leading insurers, Barmer, has signed a confirmation regarding the provision of Israel’s ReWalk Robotics systems for all qualifying beneficiaries. ReWalk’s exoskeleton allows paraplegics with spinal cord injury to walk upright. http://ir.rewalk.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=253715&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2300573

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Helping women farmers in Latin America

Israel’s Frutarom has been encouraging women in Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and other Latin American countries to become independent farmers and grow annatto in their fields. Frutarom is committed to buying at a fair price all the fresh annatto harvested for … Continue reading

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Lower fees for international students

Israel’s Bar-Ilan University has dramatically reduced fees for its 2017/18 International BA program. Foreign students will now pay standard Israeli citizen tuition fees, as set by the Council for Higher Education – a two-thirds reduction from the current fees. http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Bar-Ilan-University-to-slash-tuition-for-foreign-students-by-up-to-67-percent-497314

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China to import Israeli tech – for lab-grown meat?

China and Israel have signed a $300 million trade deal whereby China will import Israeli advanced agriculture technologies and smart and green energy technologies. Not sure how the UK Independent and others made this into a vegan story but at … Continue reading

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Linking up Multinationals with Israeli startups

Israel’s global equity crowdfunder OurCrowd has launched OurNetwork, providing access for Multinationals to Israel’s most exciting startups.  25 corporations signed up prior to the launch, including Accenture, GE, Google, Honda, Kodak, Nokia, SAP, Shell, UBS and YESBank. http://blog.ourcrowd.com/ournetwork/ http://ournetwork.ourcrowd.com/

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Chicago delegation to Israel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is heading a delegation of more than 40 businessmen, investors, health care professionals, academics and water experts to Israel, to seek ways to work with the Startup Nation on technology. 2016 trade between Israel and the … Continue reading

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