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European Firms, Accelerators Head to Tel Aviv With Over $300M to Invest in Israeli Startups
By Viva Sarah Press and Ricky Ben-David, NoCamels
Israel’s “special relationship” with the United States, the world’s most powerful economy and Israel’s largest trading partner, has made it a top destination for Israeli startups and companies seeking to take their tech global.
According to Start-Up Nation Central’s Finder database which tracks Israel’s tech ecosystem, there are over 1,850 Israeli companies with at least one US address, out of a total of more than 6,200 startups and firms. And there are significant – and growing – Israeli high-tech communities in Silicon Valley and New York primarily.
In Britain’s Labour Party, Jewish Women Endure the Worst Abuse
By Jenni Frazer for Hadassah Magazine
British politician Ruth Smeeth is a gutsy campaigner, not prone to emotional breakdowns. Yet the 39-year-old Jewish parliamentarian was in tears when she left a news conference unveiling a 2016 report on anti-Semitism in her own Labour Party. Why? Because while a fellow party member shouted abusive remarks at her—accusing her of conspiring with a right-wing newspaper to undermine the party leadership—Jeremy Corbyn, the relatively new Labour leader at the time, said and did nothing.
Israel's NanoLock Security Wins 'Startup of the Year' at MWC in Barcelona
The producer of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), GMSA, named Israeli startup NanoLock Security “Startup of the Year” at the 2019 4YFN (Four Years From Now) Barcelona Awards running alongside the MWC 2019 event in the Spanish city last week.
Founded in 2016, NanoLock Security provides lightweight, virtual, low-cost security and management solution for connected edge devices (IoT).
In Japan, 'Jewish domination' is a good thing, says prof.
Yaniv Pohoryles for YnetNews
Japanese history expert says while Germans believed the solution to the anti-Semitic cannard that 'Jews rule the world' was expulsion and annihilation, in Japan, people concluded that they must learn from the Jewish community, turning anti-Semitism into philo-Semitism.
Traits ascribed to Jews that are seen as negative in the West, such as a disproportionate control over world events and finances, are welcomed and valued in Japan, claims a Japanese history professor from Jerusalem.
Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership
Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.
They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.
Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay.
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