Israel In Depth

The Israel In Depth report is a regular feature on the JCRC’s blog from our Israel and International Affairs Committee.

May 19, 2017

Israel at Home:

50 Jerusalem facts for the 50th anniversary of its reunification

Israelis celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification May 23-24. Leading up to the holy city’s semi-centennial milestone, here are 50 facts highlighting the rich tapestry of Israel capital. Read more.

$823m flowed into Israeli life sciences in the past year 

The Israeli life-sciences industry has grown 80 percent in the past decade. Read more.

German and Israeli doctors partner on Iraqi child’s heart surgery

The surgery was made possible by Save a Child’s Heart, an Israeli charity supported by private donations and the government that has provided cardiac care to over 4,000 children from 50 countries; around 50% of the children treated are Palestinians. Read more.

Israel in the World:

Indian Navy Ships Dock in Haifa Port Ahead of Historical Visit by Indian PM

Israel and India are celebrating 25 years of bilateral diplomatic ties this year. Read more.

Successful Israeli firm helps African development by exporting kibbutz model

In African countries like Angola and Nigeria, one can see the Israeli model prosper, developing the region and creating hundreds of jobs. Read more.

Largest ever Canadian business delegation to visit Israel

The goal of the week-long visit is to continue developing commercial cooperation between the two countries. Read more.

Israelis send medicine and other medical aid to Syrian children

The Just Beyond Our Border project was started by a group of caring and principled citizens who refuse to accept the indifference in the world toward the horrible slaughter of civilians in Syria. Read more.

Israel and the U.S.:

New direct flight being offered by Israel’s El Al airline offering three weekly flights from Miami to Tel Aviv 

This new route is El Al’s fifth in North America. Read more.

US, Israel set up program to forge closer economic ties 

Business Israel will bring executives from all 50 states to Israel over the next three years to expand markets for American exports and attract investment to the US, as well as collaborate with Israeli companies in sectors such as water and agriculture, cybersecurity, and health. Read more.

Bone regeneration co CartiHeal raises $18.3m 

The Israeli company’s product, which regenerates damaged cartilage and bond, already has CE marketing approval. Read more.