Readers of Recommend magazine, consisting of travel agents and industry professionals, voted Jewish state as sexiest romance/honeymoon destination in region
The readers of Recommend magazine, consisting of travel agents and industry professionals, have voted Israelas the sexiest romance/honeymoon destination in Middle East.
For the fifth consecutive year, Israel was also chosen the best-selling destination in the region.
The vote was part of the magazine’s 15th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards in October.
Haim Gutin, Israel commissioner for Tourism, North and South America, accepted the award presented by Recommend magazine Editorial Director Lorri Robbins.
Dalhousie University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel signed a memorandum of understanding Sunday, Oct. 23, strengthening their commitment to explore opportunities for collaboration on international research.
Premier Darrell Dexter, who is leading a seven-day trade and investment mission to Israel with Nova Scotia Business Inc. and business and academic leaders, was on hand with Dalhousie’s vice-president of research, Martha Crago, to support the signing ceremony.
“Nova Scotia is the university capital of Canada and well known for its cutting-edge research in life sciences, including neuroscience, marine, biotechnology, biochemistry and biomedical engineering,” said Premier Dexter. “Dalhousie’s memorandum with Hebrew University provides the opportunity to share expertise and best practices in technology transfer and industry engagement.”
The collaborative relationship between Dalhousie and Hebrew University will establish joint research opportunities in medical research, oceanography and water and waste management.
“We’re essentially setting up research collaboration based on our mutual strengths,” said Ms. Crago. “Israel is a leader in technology commercialization and we’re looking forward to exploring how Dalhousie and Hebrew University can work together on projects that benefit both institutions.”
The memorandum of understanding outlines some of the objectives of merging both universities’ resources for academic and research projects. The relationship will also support travel by faculty members and post-doctoral students.
While in Israel, the Nova Scotia delegation is focused on establishing relationships and exploring opportunities that will bring similar development and expertise to Nova Scotia.
The trade mission continues until Thursday, Oct. 27.
Instead of being insulted by placement of his image from Shalit reunion on historic photos, prime minister decides: ‘If you can’t beat’em, join’em’
Instead of being insulted, Netanyahu decided to respond based on the slogan: ‘If you can’t beat’em, join’em’.
Last Tuesday, when Shalit returned home after more than five years in Hamas captivity, a photo taken by the Government Press Office was distributed in Israel and overseas. In the photo, Netanyahu is seen smiling in the background as father and son embrace.
Within hours, dozens of amusing images began to surface on the internet in which Netanyahu’s smiling image was planted in the background of famous pictures.
On Wednesday, Netanyahu reacted with quite a bit of humor to this latest web phenomenon. A ‘photoshoped’ image was uploaded to the prime minister’s official facebook page, with the same smiling Netanyahu posted on a photo of the prime minister’s recent UN address in which he used the Hebrew slang term ‘dugri’ (frankly).
A bubble from Netanyahu’s mouth says: ‘Dugri, you made me laugh’.
Translation: Dugri (frankly), you made me laugh’
The prime minister told his staff that he was very much amused by the photos that had been uploaded to the web. When one of his aides said that they were flooding the internet, Netanyahu replied, “So let’s do one too.” And that they did.
Multinational sportswear company has been represented in Jewish state in past 20 years by Grundman & Co.
Multinational sportswear company PUMA, which has a sales turnover of $2.5 billion, is setting up its first subsidiary in Israel.
For the past 20 years, the company has been represented in Israel by Grundman & Co.
PUMA’ competitor, Nike, is active in Israel through a direct representative of the parent company, while its stores are operated by three local franchisers. Adidas has a direct representative in the Jewish state as well, led by a German CEO.
In addition to the marketing of PUMA’s products at 350 points of sale across the country, Grundman has also set up five PUMA concept stores. PUMA’s new representative will continue working with Grundman.
Grundman said in response, “This is a process that happens all around the world: When a market segment reaches a respectable size, like what happened in Israel, the international company wants the activity for itself.
“PUMA is among the top 3 in Israel, alongside Nike and Adidas. It’s kind of absurd that the better the local agent and the more achievements he reaches, the bigger the chance that the international company will take control of the activity.
“Nonetheless, the change will take place in the right spirit and in full cooperation with us.”