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Japanese Israeli Startup Scene

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The Japanese Israeli relationship is kicking into new gear, as the Japanese External Trade Organization, or JETRO, is dedicating one of its dozen international startup hubs to support Israeli entrepreneurs aiming to grow within the Japanese ecosystem. The Global Acceleration Hub, centered in Tel Aviv, will be a business center of sorts, providing free temporary…

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Another School Year, Same School System

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As we welcome the beginning of high holiday season, our family at Between the Lines wishes you the sweetest, most golden new year.   Another School Year, Same School System The 2018 Israeli school year opens with the theme of “unity and uniqueness,” stated Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of Education, who touched on the polarization…

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How Mega Mergers Affected the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

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PepsiCo digested the Israeli powerhouse company of Soda Stream days ago for a whopping $3.2 billion dollars. This means that the company which once helped boost the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) will leave the dual market and be placed with PepsiCo at the New York Stock Exchange. A recent announcement from CEO Itai Ben…

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More Startups in Israel are Shutting Down

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Since 2011, over 4,000 startups were founded in Israel. About 37% of those startups have closed operations today. Seen in a Start Up Central report, the numbers trending since 2014 are increasing for closing startups, and decreasing for founding startups. In 2014, only 221 startups shut down and in 2017, the number was 408. In…

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Israeli Banks Meet American Law

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Foreigners in Israel are finding banking more troublesome than usual, and it’s not because of the language barrier, careless service or impatient customers. While banking in Israel has had fairly lax standards in regard to where foreign finances have come from, the American banking system, accompanied by the Department of Justice, is now stepping in…

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