Atlanta has done a lot in the seven years since he took the helm, but the city can’t rest on its laurels, Mayor Kasim Reed said in his State of the City address Feb. 2. And to illustrate the point, he recalled a lesson from the former leader from a country that required some audacious ambition just to come into existence, […]
Middle East - North Africa
Mayor Kasim Reed spent parts of last weekend at the Atlanta airport, trying to help disentangle families impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order, which also indefinitely blocked Syrian refugees and suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days, caused more than 100 individuals from the affected nations to be detained […]
Just a week into his presidency, Donald J . Trump has already issued a number of executive orders relating to immigration and border security that will have a direct effect on high-skilled immigrants and the businesses that employ them.
As Atlanta-based Conexx aims to live up to its preferred moniker as the top organization connecting the U.S. Southeast and Israel, it’s finding that more travel and personal touch is paying dividends. The American-Israel Business Connector, as it’s formally known, had led than 10 business missions to Israel with a combined 150 participants in the last two years, building on new […]
Book: Outcasts United Author: Warren St. John Reviewed by: Paul Varian, a senior editor, executive producer and writer at CNN for nearly 30 years before his retirement in late 2013 “Outcasts United” is the inspiring story of refugee boys from countries ravaged by war and the enterprising Jordanian woman who made them a soccer team and called them […]
Over the last 12 years as I’ve sought to promote cross-border real estate opportunities, I have been very fortunate to roam the vibrant Israeli tech hub of Tel Aviv more as a local and less as a tourist. As I’ve gotten to know the city more intimately, I’ve noticed many similarities with Atlanta, which is starting to […]
If there’s one thing Ryan Crocker believes is vital, it’s history. For the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait (not in that order), looking to the past can help leaders understand current quagmires in the Middle East and how to best engage in the moment. “If you’re trying to understand today, you’ve got to understand […]
Israel doesn’t have a lock on innovation, but for its size, there’s no country with more of outsized influence on the global ecosystem. And the world has realized it: In the first half of 2016 alone, startup companies in the country of 8 million people sold for $3.32 billion.
With Powerpoints, acronyms and industry jargon aplenty, the pitches were esoteric — obviously not designed with the layman in mind. But that’s okay with the organizers of Cybercon 2016, an annual cybersecurity conference in Atlanta held Sept. 27 at Georgia Tech. These five-minute, in-person infomercials were targeted to about 15 chief information security officers of […]
A whirlwind of speculation surrounds the possibility of renewed peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian representatives. But Ambassador Judith Varnai Shorer, the veteran Israeli diplomat who is currently serving as Israel‘s consul general in Atlanta, told a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon Sept. 6 that in her opinion only the “Arab quartet” could find a […]