Here be diversity Dragons... but not the right ones

By Simon Round, April 2, 2015

Watching Dragon's Den has always been an uncomfortable experience for me. I naturally admire those with the courage to stand up in front of the dragons and pitch their hearts out. But there is always a sense that one is watching a car crashing in ultra slow motion.


Knickers are downloaded as couple produce underwear on 3D printer

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 19, 2013

Mornings when you cannot find a pair of clean pants could be a thing of the past thanks to an Israeli couple whose revolutionary technology makes it possible to download a pair of new knickers through 3D printing.


Our company made a profit in the recession

By Charlotte Fox , July 1, 2013

We launched Henry Fox over five years ago during the recession. It was the worst time to start a company, but it was also the making of us because we did not have a large and expensive firm to maintain.

Gaby and I were sitting by the pool in Tel Aviv when we decided to launch our recruitment company that specialises in fashion.


Theatre plan to counter Malmo hate

By Nathalie Rothschild, March 21, 2013

After witnessing growing segregation and tensions among young people in Malmo, Sweden’s third city, entrepreneur Daniel Sachs and Social Democrat politician Luciano Astudillo decided to intervene.

Through their newly-launched initiative, ‘The Future Generation’, the two partners hope to encourage youths to build a common future, Mr Sachs said.


Israeli start-ups meet London techies

By Sandy Rashty, November 23, 2012

British investment interest in Israeli companies will be tested next week, when representatives of 15 Israeli start-ups companies are due to fly to the UK to meet their opposite numbers in the technology hub of London.


Israel at 64: The might of the bumble bee

By Nathan Jeffay, April 26, 2012

The IDF may soon have a new secret weapon - killer bees.

The US army is funding research by Israeli scientists into ways of conrolling the movements of a range of insects.


Idea that's dead on the money

By Simon Round, September 27, 2011

You have seen the ads for comparethemarket.com. Now prepare for the latest comparison website – comparethecoffin.com.

This new venture is a Jewish-Muslim partnership between Londoners Steven Mitchell and Akhmal Saleem.

The idea came to 45-year-old Mr Mitchell after he had created a bicycle for children – a business which got him onto the BBC's Dragons' Den.


Raising Israel's profile – by design

By Simon Rocker, September 22, 2011

A British-born social entrepreneur has been in Britain this week raising investment for her initiative to improve Israel's image.

But Joanna Landau does not deal in traditional hasbarah, which has largely focused on explaining the Israeli side of the Middle East conflict.

Her organisation, Kinetis, wants to introduce people to an Israel of entrepreneurial flair and cultural diversity.



A rubbish time for residents

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 1, 2011

Protests are mounting within the Jewish community over plans for reduced rubbish collections by Greater Manchester councils.

Around 130 Jewish families, mainly in Prestwich, have signed an online petition against Bury Council's proposal to make collections fortnightly rather than weekly.


David Lewis, face of Eilat tourism mourned

By Simon Rocker, August 11, 2011

David Lewis, the Anglo-Jewish entrepeneur who turned Eilat into an international holiday destination, died at his London home on Tuesday aged 87.

His Isrotel group, which brought five-star luxury to the desert resort with the opening of the King Solomon's Palace in 1984, now owns a dozen hotels and spas across Israel.

Rafi Shalev, director of the Israel Government Tourist Office in London, s