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 […]
Middle East - North Africa
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 […]
In its latest complaint over what it calls unfair competition from Middle Eastern carriers, Delta Air Lines Inc. is asserting that the U.S. government has broken the law and snubbed American airlines by offering contracts to JetBlue Airways for flights that will be operated solely by its codeshare partner, Emirates Airline. At issue is the fact […]
It was 94 years ago that the League of Nations marked a milestone for the Jewish people on the establishment of the State of Israel. On July 24, 1922, the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations, issued a formal recognition of the Jewish nation’s connection to the Land of Israel, and approved […]
Israel has named a new deputy consul general in Atlanta. Anata Fisher-Tsin, who will work closely at the Atlanta consulate with Consul General Judith Varnai Shorer, arrived in the Southeast U.S. in July from Israel, where she worked as legal adviser in the Enforcement and Foreigners Administration of the country’s Immigration and Population Authority. Ms. Fisher-Tsin […]
Four out of the 10 early-stage technology companies joining Techstars Atlanta are from outside the United States, showing the city’s appeal among international startups looking into the American market as the worldwide accelerator program kicks off here.