politics


At 2014 U.N. General Assembly, ISIS likely to dominate discourse

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 26, 2013. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) NEW YORK (JTA) — The circus is coming to town. No, there won’t be marching elephants, lion tamers or motorcycles jumping through rings of fire. But there may be wolves in sheep’s clothing, tightrope walking and motorcades blocking traffic. We’re talking, of course, about the United Nations General Assembly, held every September at U.N. headquarters in midtown Manhattan. It’s an opportunity for president read more

economy


start-ups


Square Peg seeks US and Israeli startups in $100 million move – The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewSquare Peg seeks US and Israeli startups in $100 million moveThe Australian Financial ReviewSquare Peg partners Dan Krasnostein has moved to Tel Aviv in Israel and will coordinate their local activities with new Square peg partner, Former Cisco executive Arad Naveh. The group has already invested in their first Israeli startup, ecommerce ...James Packer's VC Company Is Preparing For Years Of Investments Of Up To ...Business Insider Australiaall 3 news articles » read more

defense


agriculture


Welcome to the greenest building in Israel

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The Porter School of Environmental Studies. A strange-looking capsule made of curved bamboo strips (sustainably harvested, of course) pops out from a south-facing wall of sun-collecting tubes. The intention of building such an odd accessory into Israel’s latest and foremost “green” building for the Porter School of Environment Studies at Tel Aviv University really was to scream “look at me” as thousands of Israelis make the daily commute into or across Tel Aviv. Built atop the highest part of Tel Aviv on a precipice that hangs over the city’s main artery, the Ayalon Highway, the ne read more



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