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.
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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.
Perhaps because it includes planned visits to the Negev Desert, a winery and an old munitions factory, the American Israel Business Connector, or Conexx, is calling its upcoming mission to Israel in November a “business expedition.”
As Qatar Airways begins its push to hire flight attendants in Atlanta, some are aiming to let the potential employees know what they’re in for — especially the women.
Farah Amir, a marketing professional who graduated from two Atlanta universities, has come back to the Georgia Council for International Visitors as executive director after a few years away.