Moves are under way to harness the push by Israeli start-ups to revolutionise the cannabis industry.
A conference of 750 people, the International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation, will take place in Tel Aviv in March, with participants from America, Australia, the UK, Finland and elsewhere. It is being organised by iCAN, a new company established to boost cannabis innovation.
Leading human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler has condemned the ongoing campaign to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court as a discriminatory move that undermines the principles of the tribunal.
A few months ago, during her post-national service adventure in India, Hadar Buchris stayed at the Chabad House in Pushkar.
Shimshon Goldstein, Chabad’s emissary in the Rajasthan town, said that Hadar took care of his son, Shilo, and told him: “I will be a mother.”
But on Sunday, Ms Buchris, 21, was murdered by a terrorist who stabbed her in the head, chest and near her heart.
When night falls and most of the green spaces in Tel Aviv empty out, Lewinsky Park fills up. Men stand or sit around, some of them in circles, smoking and chatting. They talk mostly in Tigrinya and Arabic.
Lewinsky Park is the unofficial community centre of the thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese who have ended up in Tel Aviv.