Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

bethlehem_635x278 2013 A look back: last 5 years at TIFF #tbt #reelIsrael

Between 2000 – 2014, a total of 48 Israeli films have screened at TIFF. This year, SDM is running a series looking back at some of the stellar appearances at TIFF by Israeli filmmakers over the past five years and their impressive record of further success on the world stage. This is our fourth installment […]

August 27, 2015
The Hospital of Israel Helping seniors live better with diabetes

Rivka Borochov, Israel MFA. ​Chaim Sheba Medical Center houses the world’s only center for successful aging with diabetes. Diabetes has long been associated with the deterioration of vision and kidney function. But a new center in Israel is illuminating a lesser-known problem, one that will affect the world’s aging population in additional ways. Research over […]

August 27, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 4.41.58 PM How the makers of Facetune raked in ~ $18 million in 2 years and caught Facebook’s eye

Julie Bort, Business Insider. Lightricks makes a popular smartphone photo-editing app, Facetune, that’s a perpetual member on the App Store’s best-selling apps list. And that’s no accident. Lightricks was founded in Israel in 2013 by five co-founder friends, four of them PhDs studying computer graphics, or as the company’s CEO Zeev Farbman described it to us: “computational photography.” Their best-selling apps Facetune and […]

August 26, 2015
WomeninTechIsrael Women in Wireless: Gender Equality in the Start-Up Nation

By Stefanie Amini, The Culture Trip. In Israel, there’s a new buzzword making waves and it’s got to do with women. It’s the idea of Women in Tech, and it isn’t something new by any means. We explore the achievements of Israeli women in hi-tech, and the challenges that still lie ahead. The wave of […]

August 26, 2015
RhinoCalf Ramat Gan Safari welcomes baby white rhino

Calf born to mother Keren Peles, 6, is healthy and suckling; is the 27th rhinoceros born at the site Six-year-old white rhinoceros Keren Peles gave birth to a female calf at the Ramat Gan Safari on Monday. The newborn was said to be healthy and almost immediately stood up and began suckling. The father, 35-year-old […]

August 26, 2015
TIFF’s Jane Schoettle on the 50th Ann. of Diplomatic Relations between Israel & Germany

Israel in Toronto had the immense pleasure of speaking with TIFF International Programmer Jane Schoettle about the ‪#‎ReelIsrael‬ at ‪#‎TIFF15‬ and also on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany. Here in the first of four clips, Jane is speaking about the collaboration between our two countries. :: The […]

August 25, 2015
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