Assailants embody a 13-year-old, an Israeli Arab and an Israeli Bedouin; one attacker posed as a journalist. Israel responds with elevated safety presence; checkpoints and closures in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem; demolishing houses and revoking residency permits. Recent guests to Israel embrace the prime minister of Luxembourg, International Criminal Court officers, 15 parliamentarians from three continents, water experts from Panama, entrepreneurs from Miami, science fiction authors and fans, bicycle owner Lance Armstrong, thousands of Christian pilgrims, 30,000 Birthright members, and the President of Fiji on an emergency touchdown.
European Parliament will label produce from Israeli settlements within the West Bank. Historians’ educational affiliation, Association of American Universities, New York and Florida state senates, a Spanish court, University of Waterloo college students, and the World Medical Association reject Israel boycott; Methodist Church divests pension funds from 5 Israeli banks. Governors of all 50 U.S. states signed assertion rejecting the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign allimagesvideosnewsmapsshoppingbooksflightsfinance; Nevada and Texas handed anti-BDS laws; BDS motions failed at Spanish city Lérida, pupil senates of George Washington Univ., UC Santa Barbara, and Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser Univ., however handed at California State University Long Beach; chief of Norway’s primary opposition group condemns commerce union Israel boycott vote; different anti-BDS statements from Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Rep. Shelley Berkeley, and the Berlin Social Democratic Party.
The fintech startup will use the funding to proceed increasing internationally, the place the vast majority of its clients reside. Rapyd, a global B2B Fintech as a Service provider, announced it’s set to accumulate Korta, an Iceland-based payment card service provider. Recent visitors to Israel embrace the Japanese prime minister, Canadian Foreign Minister Jonathan Baird, governor of Indiana, bipartisan delegation of U.S. Senators, Saudi head of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, American Navy transport ship USS New York, comedienne Chelsea Handler, a high-level Jewish-Christian-Muslim interfaith delegation, the CEO of Kodak , and Jewish students on a STEM schooling journey.
Other large funding rounds embody a Grove Ventures VC fund ($185M), Redefine Meat ($135M), Remilk ($120M), ImmPACT Bio ($111M), and Island ($100M). Onfido, a London, UK and San Francisco, California-based identification verification startup, raised $100m in funding. The firm intends to make use of the funds to proceed to broaden operations and its business attain.
This brings the company’s complete amount raised since founding to €125 million. Founded in 2013 in Bratislava and now primarily based in Gooik, the startup has automated the “repetitive” and “manual” parts of an information scientist’ job — specifically, building the fashions. After over a month of lockdowns – no matter the place you’re based in Europe – we’re heading into May with some hope as some international locations plan a phased reopening. Reys Phillips A graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
U.S. federal courtroom overturns overly broad Arkansas anti-BDS law; University of Toronto tells graduate students’ union it can’t use scholar charges for discriminatory anti-Israel BDS marketing campaign; BDS resolutions passed scholar governments at UC Irvine , failed at Florida State Univ. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin; UK minister for pandemic response, Michael Gove; aviation, business, tourism, hospitality and arts leaders from the UAE; lots of of American youngsters to review in Israel; Kurdish and Yazidi infants from Iraq and two younger men from Gambia for life-saving medical remedies, and dozens of sharks off Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Recent guests to Israel embody the President of Honduras, international minister of Greece, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, an Emirati student, British Royal Navy frigate HMS Richmond, and many others. Recent offers include Deel (rasied $425M at $5.5B valuation), Celsius Network ($400M, $3B), HoneyBook ($250M, over $2B), Verbit ($250M, over $2B), Cato Networks ($200M, $2.5B), Lusha ($205M, $1.5B), Fabric ($200M, over $1B), Augury ($180M over $1B), Hibob ($150M, $1.65B), OpenWeb ($150M, $1B), Arbe Robotics ($118M IPO); corporations acquired embrace XM Cyber (sold for $700M), Celeno ($315M), and Triple Jump ($300M).
Recent visitors to Israel embrace Pope Francis, US Nat’l Security Advisor Susan Rice, TV host Jay Leno, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, Texas Rep. Ted Cruz, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, pop star Justin Timberlake, Bulgaria’s prime minister, the Chinese vice premier, enterprise delegations from China and Germany, and 17 members of the National Sheriff’s Association. Congressional delegations from each the Democratic and Republican parties, U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, singer Mariah Carey, comic Jay Leno, talk-show host Larry King, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, over 20 Nobel laureates and tons of of international college students on the world’s greatest science conference, 19 winners of Chinese teen science contest; the sailors and officers of the USS Porter and an Indian naval warship, and a pair of,000 Syrians treated for civil-war accidents. Cisco acquires Israeli cyber company CloudLock for $293 million; Swiss agency Doodle buys chatbot maker Meekan; consultancy large Accenture purchases cyber-security firm Maglan, opens R&D lab in Herzliya; Sony Pictures Entertainment invests over $50M in interactive storytelling platform Interlude; eBay to acquire consumer-tracking company SalesPredict; Keter Plastic sells 80% stake to European equity fund; Bosch Group opens analysis office in Tel Aviv. In total, Israeli company “exits” in the first half of 2016 totaled over $3.three billion.
Switzerland-based supplier of digital payment options BPC has introduced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program. Fintech-as-a-Service firm Rapyd has accomplished the acquisition of Korta, an Iceland-based cost card service provider. Comdata, a US-based provider of fee solutions, has unveiled Virtual Comchek, a digital cost solution that gives fleets a new method to enable their drivers to make on-demand funds. ACI Worldwide, a world supplier of real-time digital fee software and solutions, and Mastercard have introduced that they will companion to provide real-time payment options globally. Iceland capital Reykjavik passes boycott of Israeli products; after severe backlash, together with from the Icelandic government, metropolis backtracks to solely “occupied territories” boycott.
House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (with a 60-member delegation), U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, Austrian far-right political leader Heinz-Christian Strache, power expert (and Donald Trump foreign-policy advisor) George Papadopoulos, 600 younger innovators, nanotech scientists, entrepreneur Elon Musk, actor Kevin Costner, Scottish musician Donovan, British R&B star Craig David, singer and TV star Pat Boone, 20 Eurovision contestants, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Monica Lewinsky, Forbes’ under-30 leaders, robotics specialists, an Iraqi former diplomat, the brother of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , a Syrian bone-marrow donor, and 1000’s of Egyptian Coptic Christian pilgrims. Recent guests to Israel include seniorRussian authorities officers, 49 representatives of25 countries’ parliaments, members of theBrazilian Senate and Congress,30 mayorsfrom around the globe,Serbian National Assembly PresidentMaja Gojkovic,1000’s of U.S. soldiers and MarinesforJuniper Cobra joint exercisewithIDF,sevencurrent and formerNFL players, U.S. RepresentativeAlan Clemmons(R-SC),U.S. Assistant Secretary of StateDavid Satterfield, former U.S. SenatorJoe Lieberman, former CIA director Gen (Ret.)David Petraeusand another15,000 attendees from 80 countriesatCyberTech convention; 1000’s ofinvestors from over ninety countriesat OurCrowd Summit, nineArab journalistsfrom Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and Syria; Americanbusiness acceleratorexecutives; andhuge flocks of starlings.