Israeli Crowdfunding Giant to Open Office in Canada

The world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is setting up shop in Toronto, lured by rock-bottom startup valuations and a technology ecosystem that is starving for investment capital. At last week’s Canadian Crowdfunding Summit, OurCrowd CEO Jonathan Medved disclosed that his Israel-based firm will open a Toronto office by year’s end. “We think there is […]

March 11, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 8.38.24 AM Canada Israel Hockey School hits the ice in Vancouver

Half the kids are Jewish and half are Arabs but no one cares when they’re chasing the puck. Twenty kids from the Canada Israel Hockey School in Israel are in Vancouver for a week. The kids are here to learn more about the game they love. Read more at CBC.

March 6, 2015
Shabazi-Tunic Israeli designer Yifat Jovani’s looks tap Tel Aviv style

Israeli designer Yifat Jovani is bringing the streets of Tel Aviv to Vancouver with her self-named line of women’s clothing that captures the essence of the city she’s from. “Fashion in Tel Aviv reminds me a lot of European fashion,” says Jovani, who’s been based in Vancouver for the past nine years, selling her designs […]

February 5, 2015
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed Israeli medical marijuana creates buzz but no high— will it go global?

SAFED, Israel — In a greenhouse in the mountains of the Galilee, a technician in a lab coat is coddling a marijuana seedling that is coveted for life-saving medical benefits for epileptic children, doctors say — without the high. Named “Rafael,” for a healing angel called upon by Moses, this varietal of cannabis is for […]

February 2, 2015
Departing Toronto Pearson Canada and Israel improve transportation links

January 21, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Minister of Transport, was in Israel today to sign an Air Transport Agreement, a Declaration of Intent on Aviation Security, and a Memorandum of Understanding on transportation with Mr. Yisrael Katz, Israel’s Minister of Transport and Road Safety. The new Air Transport Agreement […]

January 21, 2015
IndiaIsrael Israeli innovators receive grants to aid developing world

The Grand Challenges Israel program aims to use technology to solve health, water and agricultural challenges in developing nations. Israel’s Grand Challenges initiative on Sunday for the first time awarded ten Israeli innovators with grants of up to NIS 500,000 for projects that tackle tough issues in the developing world. The Grand Challenges Israel program, […]

January 19, 2015