Meet the BBC’s strictest mom – an Israeli

Orthodox Israeli Jews Tzippi Shaked and her husband David took in two rebellious British teens as part of a BBC reality show, The World’s Strictest Parents. Don’t mess around with Tzippi Shaked. She may not be strict, but she sure …

A novel molecular approach to fighting cancer

At Israeli company Biokine Therapeutics, the focus from day one has been on finding drugs to fight cancer. Nine years on, the company believes it’s nearing its goal with a promising potential drug that can be adapted to treat a …

Israeli trademark lawyer blazes trail on internet policy

Israeli-American advocate and internet trademark specialist, Ellen Shankman. Ellen Shankman starts with a question. “Will new rules for the internet, protect the consumer, or make it more difficult for the consumer?” asks the Israeli-US advocate, a specialist in branding strategy …

MindCite connects the dots to solve crime

MindCite connects the dots to solve crime

Terrorists, criminals, lawbreakers are usually whizzes at covering their tracks. Tracking them down may be possible in a fast-paced TV show with super star detectives like Horatio H. Caine, Mac Taylor, or Jack Bauer. But, in reality, a staggering number …

Getting the kids to save the world

Getting the kids to save the world

The world of Ekoloko gives children a chance to chat and play games, while saving the world from destruction. When was the last time you saved the world? Now, there’s a challenge. Ekoloko, a new, green-themed virtual world not only …

Israel’s CopperGate brings IP into your home

People watch more TV in a recession: David Baum, co-founder of CopperGate.The digital home is in, and that’s good news for Israeli company CopperGate Communications, which has recently reported “explosive global growth” despite the world’s poor economy. The company’s chip …

Israeli technology reinvents the humble watch

Israeli technology reinvents the humble watch

Not reinventing the wheel, simply improving it: The Phenom Watch Phone, which combines many of today’s new technologies in one device.Just over a year ago, Mati Herbst, an Israeli entrepreneur, saw someone wearing a ‘mobile’ watch. It had several different …

Canadian fisherman hauls great catch in Israeli waters

Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan with the 15lbs catfish he caught in the Sea of the Galilee. When it comes to fishing in the Holy Land, Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan is nothing short of enthusiastic. “It’s an awesome experience,” he admits. …

From fighter pilot to entrepreneur

Israel’s serial entrepreneur Arik Czerniak likes to share his experience with upcoming start-ups.Is being a fighter pilot good training for a CEO? Israeli Arik Czerniak seems to think so. “In the Air Force, we used to say that experience is …

Targeting the heart of on-line advertising

Amiad Solomon, CEO of Peer39, inspired by the business model of San Francisco’s Pier39.No cookies, no keywords, no invasion of privacy. A new advanced semantic technology for on-line advertising promises to “to bring the right offer to the right customer, …