There are hundreds of journalists writing from Israel about Israel. There are thousands of stories to tell. How to tell the stories is always a question. Whenever I speak to groups about what it means to be an innovation journalist who tells the stories of Israeli ingenuity, creativity and tech, I always note that my goal – for me – is to offer a new angle on a topic or connect the news of the day to something with a wider reach. I didn’t think about making a list of my most-
Cannabis slang and terminology is changing all the time. Some terms like THC and CBD are ubiquitous. But do you know the difference between tinctures and extracts? Do you know what a terpene is, or how many are in the cannabis plant? It’s funny, actually. I have been writing about cannabis – medical marijuana, for the most part – for about three years. A cannabis glossary is something I should have written a long time ago. So, when the Emerald Report requested an article on c
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla? Chocolate?
In Israel, gourmet artisan ice cream chains showcase their creativity and innovation in the display cases with flavors ranging from watermelon-feta to Bamba to cannabis. Israelis love trying new things – and that includes fancy ice cream flavors. You can find hummus and Bamba flavors, challah-and-butter and watermelon-and-feta cheese flavors. There's also labane-zaatar-pita ice cream and pomegranate-lemongrass,
For the second year in a row, I presented the workshop -- “The Culture of Israeli Startups and the Wild Ideas that are Helping Change the World” -- at the annual Onward Conference in Israel. This all-day event serves up nine speakers on a range of topics, united by the theme, Israel Today – Challenges & Opportunities. My talk touched on space sciences, cannabis, cyber defense, agri-tech, health innovation, and research. The Boston Onward Israel and University of Florida Onwar
The cannabis plant has been lauded for medical miracles. Now it's being hailed as the "it" ingredient for beauty cosmetics and topical skin care creams. Vertly, Lord Jones and Khus & Khus move over... a new batch of beauty care products -- promising well-nourished, glowing, and healthy skin -- is now hitting the shelves. What makes these new products different? They're all based on marijuana research conducted in -- and by researchers from -- Israel. Israel, as any cannabis e
I gave two talks this week to college students from the US (now visiting Israel). The first talk was an abridged version of why Israel is known as the Startup Nation.
The second talk looked at why Israel could actually be dubbed the Adaptive Nation. My talks are never about the specific technologies or algorithms being created. Instead, I love sharing the behind-the-scenes stories of how something came about. I connect the dots and show how one innovation leads to another;