Israel In Depth 8.18.2017

Posted by: Aaron Spiegel

August 17, 2017

Israel In Depth

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

August 18, 2017


Israel at Home:

  • Jerusalem prepares to host Israel’s largest beer festival from August 23 to 24 at Independence Park.  Read more here. Event website here.
  • Ethiopian-founded Tech Center helping young Ethiopian Israelis pursue tech careers.  Read more here.
  • Israeli nurse breastfed Palestinian baby whose mother was critically injured in a car crash. Read more here.
  • IDF Cyber Unit and the Israeli Society for Children with Autism ream up to develop innovative tools to aid autistic children and their caregivers.  Read more here.
  • Israeli farmers share best practices for avocado growing with Palestinian farmers.  Read more here.

Israel Abroad:

  • PM Netanyahu meets with Georgian Premiere to discuss bilateral relations; highlighted 2,600 year old Jewish connection to the Caucasus region.  Read more here.
  • Israeli company’s “solar tree” installed in central France.  Read about it here.
  • Israeli-UK trade increases post-Brexit, according to British Embassy in Tel Aviv.  Read more here.
  • Israel company’s cyber unit opens new office in Singapore.  Read more here.
  • Israeli medical team in Fiji for surgeries. Read more here.

Israel and the US:

  • Israeli exports to US amount to $3.1 billion in Q1 2017.  Read more here.
  • Panel of Israeli “unicorns” (founders of successful start-up companies) share experiences and tips with Jewish visitors from abroad at event hosted by AlmaLinks.  Read more here.
  • Intel to open new plant in Israel.  Read more here.
  • Israeli actress Gal Gadot (of Wonder Woman fame) ranks as No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors list.  Read more here.

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