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Israel and Gulf states build up relations
There is no doubt that Israel and the Arab world have crossed the Rubicon on the path to establishing a stable—and even close and unconditional—relationship with Israel.
Excelerate18 Summit highlights global business leaders, young professionals
This year’s annual program, hosted by Birthright Israel, covered topics including cyber security, community-building, digital health-care innovation, cryptocurrencies, commerce and more.
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Pragmatism drives the Sino-Israeli partnership
Relations are also flourishing; last year, bilateral trade volume (including Hong Kong) was circa $16 billion. Approximately 114,000 Chinese visited Israel in 2017, an increase of 41 percent over 2016.
Israeli autonomous simulation startup Cognata raises $18.5 million
“All of the companies that are working on autonomous vehicles in the world identify simulation as a key technology to bring autonomous vehicles to market,” Cognata founder and CEO Danny Atsmon told TechCrunch.
Israeli inventor creates exoskeleton allowing paraplegics to walk again
There are roughly 400 users of ReWalk around the globe, including a number of U.S. military veterans and law-enforcement officials. And the company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
New laser solution could slow the spread of forest fires
Abigail Klein Leichman/ISRAEL21c
Fighting Treetop Fire is developing a system of removing combustible foliage with algorithm-controlled laser beams controlled via helicopter or truck.
Israeli cyber-security company warns that hackers can infiltrate fax machines
According to Check Point, hackers send malicious software that a fax machine reads as an image file through the phone line, which is decoded and uploaded in the fax-printer’s memory, enabling hackers to take over the device and enter the network.
Tel Aviv meets California, as prime students immerse in entrepreneurship
The participants—from Israel, Turkey, Sweden, South Africa, Georgia and the United States—had the chance to pitch their startups to angel investors and the community at a public event held in Santa Monica.
Israeli company wins first prize of $100,000 in counter-terrorism competition
CardioScale, a portable arm cuff, detects a patient’s cardiovascular hemodynamic deterioration. The device is particularly indicated for use in group casualty events, when triage must be performed to save the maximum number of lives.
IDF prepares for its new high-tech home in southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’
The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel, where it plans to create new environs replete with academia and high-tech firms, and to give a significant boost to the Be’er Sheva area.