Jagdish Sheth was a refugee from Burma in the early years of his life, his family having fled from the invading Japanese. Then in India, his sisters — prevented by culture from fulfilling their own ambitions — noticed his propensity for learning and encouraged him to continue his education. Hardships and hope shaped the man who is now a chaired marketing Read more
Back from a trip to Israel last week, Ambassador Judith Varnai Shorer made a troubling observation while attending Holocaust memorial ceremonies in Atlanta: Attendance was down, and those who did turn out were generally older.
May is is shaping up to be a busy month for Conexx, the American Israel Business Connector, which links the Southeast U.S. to the Startup Nation. The group’s annual awards gala on May 2 will honor Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal for his efforts to deepen collaboration with Israel on industries like cybersecurity and sectors like Read more
As American soldiers were being maimed by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military was working feverishly on a solution. One problem: It wasted nearly a decade developing one that was available off the shelf in Israel, a staunch U.S. ally. “That’s just one anecdote of the kind of parochialism that’s been the case at the Read more
Two ancient civilizations, two post-colonial states, two democracies, two centers of culture and faith, two nations with vibrant global diasporas: It was only natural that India and Israel would forge not only diplomatic relations, but a unique and enduring partnership. Now, 25 years after Delhi and Jerusalem launched formal ties, we can see the impressive Read more
It’s not an everyday occurrence to speak to an ambassador, but for the second straight month, Global Atlanta is set to host a diplomat that has served as her country’s top representative overseas. Judith Varnai Shorer of Israel will be interviewed during the April 25 edition of Consular Conversations, an ongoing series of interviews with diplomats posted in Atlanta. Read more
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, Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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.