Israeli medical marijuana creates buzz but no high— will it go global?

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
FilmsWeLike presents ZERO MOTIVATION

Written and directed by Talya Lavie Best Narrative Feature – Tribeca Film Festival Opens in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday, December 12 SYNOPSIS Zohar and Daffi are best friends; serving in an administration office at an artillery base in the south of Israel. They share a bunk bed and since both of […]

December 9, 2014
Screen-Shot-2014-11-24-at-4.01.02-PM Israeli Charity Sows “Seeds of Peace”

Dr. Lior Sasson and his team, which will soon include a surgeon now training in Canada, have performed thousands of heart surgeries on children from both sides of the conflict zone and beyond for the Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) Foundation. Based at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, […]

November 25, 2014
Wolf Heavily-hunted wolf populations have elevated stress, reproductive hormones, study reveals

Wolves from heavily hunted populations in northern Canada show elevated stress and reproductive hormones — physiological effects that could have evolutionary implications — according to a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal Functional Ecology. Hunting can disrupt a wolf pack’s complex social structure, alter normal reproductive behaviour and introduce chronic stress that “may have […]

November 13, 2014