Monthly Archives: December 2017

Jerusalem soup festival

The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has launched its 3rd annual soup festival pop-up concept restaurant. The all-you-can-eat soup kosher buffet at reasonable cost from Nov – Apr at the Inbal’s Sophia Café. https://www.jewishlinknj.com/world-us/21936-inbal-jerusalem-hotel-hosts-third-annual-soup-festival

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Rainbow of Music concert

The Keren Malki Foundation has unique and life-changing programs for children with special needs. It is holding a benefit concert of Hassidic, Israeli, Jazz and popular songs on 10th Jan in Ra’anana. https://www.rainbowofmusic.org/

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Israeli drama is a hit in Hebrew and Arabic

When Netflix bought his show Fauda, co-creator Lior Raz was disappointed that it was not being remade in English. He believed the dual-language Hebrew and Arabic thriller would be too hard for international viewers to follow. But Fauda has had … Continue reading

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20% increase in Christmas pilgrims to Israel

Israel has broken all previous records for incoming tourism, and are set to end 2017 with 3.6 million tourists – half a million more than the previous record. It includes a 20% increase over the 120,000 Christian pilgrims who visited … Continue reading

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A $1.4 billion upgrade for Ben Gurion airport

The Israel Airports Authority has announced a $1.43 billion plan to upgrade Israel’s main Ben Gurion airport to cope with an anticipated 50% increase in passenger turnover within the next five years. The airport exceeded 20 million passengers in 2017 … Continue reading

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Great end of year report

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger gives a very upbeat end of year state of the Israeli economy. It includes Israel’s progress since 1987 from the new book “Israel – Island of Success” by Dr Adam Reuter and Noga Kainan. http://theettingerreport.com/Overseas-Investments/Israel—Island-of-Success.aspx

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Plan for 45 regional co-working hubs

The Israeli Ministry for the Development of the Negev and Galilee is investing $25.5 million (NIS 90 million) in the establishment of 45 co-working tech hubs in Israel’s peripheral regions. The ministry said they expect all 45 to be operational … Continue reading

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Conference promotes profit and positive social impact

I reported previously (here) on TechForGood, an Israel-based startup accelerator, that organized the Scaling Social-Tech conference – to promote the idea that companies can prioritize socially conscious goals and still be profitable. http://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3727626,00.html

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Israel’s largest investors’ conference

10,000 people from 80 countries are expected in Jerusalem on 1st Feb at the 4th annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. They include 300 startups, 200 Venture Capitalists and 250 multinationals plus entrepreneurs, investors, government officials and the press. https://www.timesofisrael.com/ourcrowd-to-hold-international-conference-in-jerusalem-in-february/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/lLNFwdqNbFM?rel=0

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A Chinese-German-Israeli biotech incubator

Explore Bio is a new incubator for Israeli biotech startups that will launch in 2018. Its parents are Merck Serona (a subsidiary of Germany’s Merck KGaA), in partnership with Shanghai’s WuXi AppTec. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3728114,00.html

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