Keeping it simple, Israeli inventors look at the world from a child’s point of view and create new, fun toys that are produced and sold all over the world.
Tikkun Olam Make-a-thon (TOM), is a global community of makers that want to make the world a better place.
This initiative aims to develop products that answer challenges presented by real people and aim for the needs of those in extreme poverty in developing and developed countries.
In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.
But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.
In part one of a five-part series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky gets exclusive access to an IDF special operation, highlighting an unusual relationship they have with their Syrian enemies across the border.
Yanki Margalit is best known for starting Aladdin Knowledge Systems. He is a serial Israeli entrepreneur and currently chairman of SpaceIL.
“Israeli Mapped in NY” together with CRC media, have created this clip to show the Israeli success as a startup nation, not only in Israel, but also in New York with over 200 Israeli startups in NY and more startups start their operations in NY every month.
“Israeli Mapped in NY” is the home for New York area Israeli startup companies. The site, created by Guy Franklin in January 2013, provides a detailed map of Israeli startups and is a place for the startups to connect, cooperate, advise and share a virtual workspace while showing the Israeli success in the world. The website also promotes the Israeli start-ups to potential investors such as angels and VC’s and employees who are seeking for job opportunities. IsraeliMappedinNY.com features over 200 Israeli start-up companies. The companies include those involved with Ad-Tech, Video, Consumer Web, Smartphone applications and more. www.IsraeliMappedinNY.com
Noa Wertheim founded Vertigo Dance Company in Jerusalem with Adi Shaal in 1992. Vertigo has won international acclaim and is revolutionary in their community centered and environmentally conscious approach to dance.