David Cameron to announce multi-million pound trade deals during Israel visit

By Marcus Dysch, March 11, 2014

David Cameron will arrive in Israel today to promote stronger ties with Britain in the technology and innovation industries.

The Prime Minister said he would tell Israeli leaders that peace with the Palestinians could bring "economic growth and create jobs for all".


Israeli airlines get laser defence shields

By Sandy Rashty, March 5, 2014

Israeli commercial planes will be fitted with military lasers in a high-tech bid to combat attempted terrorist attacks.

Israel’s Ministry of Defence approved the use of SkyShield, a defence system, for commercial purposes on Wednesday.


Bubble fear as Viber sells for £900m

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 20, 2014

The $900 million purchase of Viber Media by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten this week provides a further boost to the Israeli technology sector.

Viber’s main asset is the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) which allows phone-calls to be made via the internet, an application particularly popular in the Middle East.


Israeli tech companies to strengthen ties with Britain

By Sandy Rashty, February 14, 2014

A 30-strong delegation of Israeli companies will travel to London next month in a bid to build closer commercial ties with the UK.

Israeli start-up companies, specialising in water and retail technology, will meet British counterparts at a four-day event orchestrated by the British embassy, Israel Embassy in London's trade and economic department and UK Trade & Investment.


He is 16, still at school but he is a radio star

By Daniel Easterman, February 13, 2014

For most, the path to success means university, a first job and steadily climbing the career ladder.

But GCSE student James Gilmore, 16, has already taken a very different approach.

Four years ago, he launched his own Internet Radio station — and now has 50 volunteers, including 20-odd presenters, covering everything from pop music to politics and advice on bullying and obesity.


Casting a bionic eye on innovation

By Simon Rocker, February 13, 2014

To the uninitiated, nanoscience might sound as if it were something to do with the study of grandmothers.

But this rapidly developing field is about the investigation of tiny particles, thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair.

For scientists, its technical application opens up all sorts of possibilities, from the more effective use of solar energy to an artificial nose that


UK-Israel trade ties start on campus, says Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

By Sandy Rashty, February 7, 2014

After five years of economic dearth, a UK government investment of more than £400 million has been welcomed by business figures and diplomats. What’s more, it is set to boost economic ties between the UK and Israel.

At least £15 million of the £415 million injection will go towards fostering entrepreneurial initiatives in universities across eight UK cities.


Google and Facebook click with Israeli tech

By Daniel Easterman, December 5, 2013

Israeli entrepreneurs streamed into London this week to meet potential investors from world-renowned high-tech companies, at the second annual Innovate Israel conference.

The one-day event provides a forum for representatives from the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft to view the best new ideas coming out of Israel’s technology start-ups.


Apple in £200 million deal for Israeli tech company

By Sandy Rashty, November 18, 2013

Apple has bought an Israeli company for more than £200 million.

The telecommunications giant bought PrimeSense, a Tel Aviv-based maker of micro chips for 3D technology, for £214 million this week, according to Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist.

But other sources say the reported deal has not yet been signed and is still in the process of negotiations.


Alan Sugar’s got his eye on you

By Sandy Rashty, November 7, 2013

Lord Sugar is watching you — or at least his technology is.

The mogul is chairman of digital media company Amscreen which has developed technology that can scan the faces of customers as they walk into a store, and tailor advertisements to their age and gender which are then screened as they reach the tills.