Israel News Roundup – DECEMBER 2017

December 29, 2017 - 5 minutes read

Welcome to Pillar & Cloud’s Israel News Roundup for this month. Below are some interesting articles we came across and wanted to share with our P&C community.

1. Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, starts embassy move

US president defies warnings from Arab and world leaders, endorses a two-state solution if both sides agree; Abbas says US can no longer play role in peace efforts.


WASHINGTON — Delighting Israel’s leadership and defying dire, worldwide warnings, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of US and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of anti-American protests and violence, Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for peace. He also for the first time personally endorsed the concept of a “two-state solution” for Israel and the Palestinians, provided both sides agree to it.

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SOURCE: The Tiems of Israel

2. WATCH: Israeli Innovation Can Transform Africa

SOURCE: United With Israel


by Jonathan Symcox

Playsight unveiled its ‘SmartPitch’ instant video analysis system at Soccerex this week. CEO Chen Shachar explained just how it works

Technology which originated in the Israeli Air Force could soon be coming to a Premier League training ground near you.

Playsight is based in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Its ‘SmartPitch’ records the action and uploads it immediately to the cloud, allowing coaches to show players instant replays of their contribution.

CEO and co-founder Chen Shachar unveiled football’s version of the tech at the Soccerex convention in Manchester this week and explained to BusinessCloud the advantages it has for clubs.

“A lot of research has found that the sooner you show a player on video what happened, the faster and better progress they make,” he said.

SOURCE: Business Cloud Media

4. Cyber Warfare — Reasons Why Israel Leads The Charge

by Christopher P. Skroupa

Cyber warfare is a relatively new kind of war that transcends the typical “declaration” that previous wars have had in the past. The war never officially started, yet its investment began more than a decade ago.

In cyber warfare, there are no rules and no regulations. More than 140 countries have a cyber weapons development program, making the battle much larger and more diverse than the typical in action warfare that we’ve seen before.

We spoke with Dr. Zvi Marom, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of BATM Advanced Communications. From 1978-1981, Dr. Marom was the Head of several projects for CET Consultant for several major international corporations on software development, signal processing, and project management.

SOURCE: Forbes

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