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8 Israeli startups make World Economic Forum tech pioneers list

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Water-Gen, a startup that transforms air into drinkable water, and seven other Israeli startups, in the fields of self-driving cars, cybersecurity, software, energy and environment, satellite and sensors, were among the 61 companies listed as technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum. Israel had the second largest number of companies on the list, ranking second … Read More

Netanyahu: US envoys offered ‘complete support’ for handling of Gaza clashes

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he received “complete support” from the US peace team during their meetings over the weekend regarding Israel’s response to clashes on the Gaza border. Netanyahu met with Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, and peace envoy Jason Greenblatt on Friday and Saturday as they … Read More

Israel medical device that helps with patient triage wins counter terror contest

Friday, June 22, 2018

Israeli startup CardioScale Ltd. has won a competition aimed at identifying cutting-edge technologies to help combat terror, beating out 210 entries from around the world. CardioScale, based in Ganei Tikva, has developed a medical device that allows first responders to accidents or terror scenes to prioritize which patients are in the urgent most need of medical care. … Read More

Winds of war: will kite and balloon fires spark a major conflict in Gaza?

Friday, June 22, 2018

Since March 30 over 1,000 hectares of Israeli fields, forests and agricultural land have been ravaged by fires. They were caused not by rockets, bombs or other conventional forms of warfare, but by kites, balloons and inflated condoms lit and launched from the Gaza Strip. These simple devices, not launched by the deadly Hamas terrorist … Read More

On eve of Israel visit, Greenblatt blasts Hamas, criticizes PA

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A day before arriving in Israel for talks, US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote a blistering Twitter post against Hamas – translated into Arabic and Hebrew – asking how the world can help when “murderous Hamas leaders continue to squander the resources of Gaza.” Writing that Hamas continues to “fail the Palestinians of Gaza” through … Read More

Israel deploys electronic eye to track fire kites and balloons from Gaza

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Facing a wave of airborne incendiary attacks from the Gaza Strip, Israel has deployed a system that can spot fire-starting balloons and kites in the sky, track their progress, and then direct firefighters to their landing spots, enabling them to more rapidly extinguish the flames and reduce damage. Since March 30, Palestinians in the Gaza … Read More

The ‘Haley effect’

Thursday, June 21, 2018

In many Jewish households on Friday nights, parents bless their daughters in the names of our matriarchs: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. We do so to hold our highest role models to our girls. Lately though, I’ve had the creeping inclination to consider another name to this list of women in whose footsteps I hope my … Read More

CUFI Talking Points: US Rejects Anti-Israel Bias at the UN Human Rights Council

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Yesterday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley formally announced the United States has withdrawn its participation and financial support from the “cesspool” Human Rights Council. In her statement, Ambassador Haley said, “For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias. Regrettably, … Read More

Startup Nation unites to find solution to Palestinian terror balloons

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The conflict between Israel and Palestinians at the border with Gaza has unleashed a new kind of warfare — helium balloons. The new arson tactic, with the aim to set fire to vast swaths of grasslands, agricultural fields and nature reserves, follows that of the flame-bearing kites, which have been used since the first few weeks … Read More