Political(Ish)

Israel’s Special Olympics teams come home with 61 medals

Of the 61 medals won at the World Games in Los Angeles, 25 are gold, 18 silver and 18 bronze. The Israeli delegation to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles will return to Israel on Tuesday with a bundle of 61 medals – 25 gold, 18 silver and 18 bronze. Israel is one […]

Shimon Peres celebrates growing ties between Israel’s and Canada’s startup ecosystems

TORONTO, July 9, 2015 – Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and the ninth President and former Prime Minister of Israel, was in Toronto today to celebrate growing ties between Canada’s and Israel’s startup communities. He congratulated Ronen Benin, CEO and founder of Toronto-based software company RightBlue Labs Inc., for being selected to represent Canada […]

Israel, Canada team up to explore frontiers of health research

Drawing on scientific strengths of Canadian and Israeli researchers in broad field of biomedicine, seven-year, $35 million program will fund up to 30 research projects with initial focus on neurosciences. Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced this week on behalf Health Minister Rona Ambrose that Canada and Israel are teaming up on a bold new […]

UN And Israel Sign Agreement To Apply Israeli Space Tech To Disaster Zones

By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels Israel signed a cooperation agreement with The United Nations’ Office for Outer Space Affairs to use the country’s satellite technology to save lives following natural disasters and in space emergencies. Israel will apply its satellite technology to gather information on issues of environmental protection, water management, urban planning, humanitarian assistance following […]

A Feast of the Senses

This week Israel held a “blind dinner” as part of the 8th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More than 35 UN diplomats attended a unique dinner hosted by the Israeli Mission to the UN and Access Israel. The full course meal simulated disability & […]

New IDF Policy Supports Equality for Same-Sex Parents

The IDF recently issued a new policy that ensures that same-sex couples won’t have to simultaneously report for reserve duty. “This new regulation means that in case of a national emergency – I know that my daughters won’t be left at home without a parent,” says Maj. (res.) Etai Pinkas. “As a father, this is […]