Re-directing the Start-Up Nation to Needs of Global Poor

  There is a growing movement that is gathering momentum. Increasingly, recognition of the major opportunities at the intersection between needs in developing countries and Israeli innovation is energizing action to wake Israeli entrepreneurship up to this reality.   For example, on March 11 DevTech Hub, Net Impact TAU, and the Program on Innovation and … Continue reading Re-directing the Start-Up Nation to Needs of Global Poor

The Israel Action Network Introduced

The network of Jewish Federations is set to launch an innovative initiative to catalyze the North American Jewish community response to the campaign to advance Israel's delegitimization. The project, called the Israel Action Network (IAN), will be directed by Senior Vice President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Martin Raffel, who introduced the … Continue reading The Israel Action Network Introduced

Closing the gap? Attention to political-diplomatic arenas emerging as national security imperative

In recent months, starting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's categorization of Israel's delegitimization as one of three key challenges facing the country, political and diplomatic arenas seem to be increasingly emerging as a national security focus among Israeli decision makers. The growing prominence of these arenas is further reflected in media commentary, exemplified by two … Continue reading Closing the gap? Attention to political-diplomatic arenas emerging as national security imperative

Winning The Battle for The Left

In a piece published on the Huffington Post, freelance writer and self-identified liberal leftist (and two-time Ralph Nader voter) Alan Krinsky delineates "8 Reasons Leftists Should be Pro-Israel," among these human rights, peace, and self defense. Krinsky premises the piece in a rejection of a phenomenon of singling Israel out for criticism with a unique … Continue reading Winning The Battle for The Left

Synchronized victories: Political-diplomatic arena on the security agenda

Why would the IDF purposefully expose a wealth of valuable intelligence about Hezbollah military operations in Lebanon? The answer, it seems, lies in a growing recognition that, in the current reality, achieving military victory is insufficient in attaining Israel's security. By exposing this intelligence information, Israel's defense establishment appears to be integrating political and diplomatic … Continue reading Synchronized victories: Political-diplomatic arena on the security agenda