Israel

International business
3:38 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

BioSTL Creates Initiative To Attract Israeli Startups

Credit St. Louis Public Radio

The organization that focuses on promoting the St. Louis region's bio-science industries is reaching beyond the country's borders to accomplish its mission.

BioSTL launched the St. Louis-Israel Innovation Connection Friday with the aim of attracting Israeli bioscience starts to branch out into St. Louis.

Israel is second only to Silicon Valley when it comes to creating startups.

With many of those companies looking to expand into the U.S., St. Louis can be their destination, said BioSTL CEO and president Donn Rubin.

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Conflict In Israel
3:07 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Israeli Diplomat Brings Praise For St. Louis's Support Of Israel

Jewish Federation of St. Louis president Andrew Rehfeld listens as Israel's consul general to the Midwest, Roey Gilad, speaks at a rally expressing solidarity with Israel on July 29.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Israeli diplomat who handles the country's business in the Midwest brought a message of gratitude to St. Louis Tuesday night for the support the local Jewish community has shown to Israel during its three-week military campaign in Gaza.  

"I am a conduit between you and Jerusalem," Roey Gilad, the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, told a standing-room-only crowd at the Jewish Community Center. "The message that I am going to take from here and deliver to Jerusalem is sound and clear. St. Louis stands with Israel, and the right of Israel to self-defense."

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St. Louis on the Air
5:01 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

A Conversation With The Consul General Of Israel To The Midwest

(Courtesy Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest)

As the Consul General to the Midwest, Roey Gilad travels between 11 Midwest states representing Israeli interests. This week he visited St. Louis for the second time since becoming the consul general last February. 

“I’m there to build bridges,” said Gilad. “The bridge is already there, I’m there to make it stronger and wider between the Midwest and the state of Israel, between Missouri and the state of Israel and between St. Louis and the state of Israel."

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St. Louis on the Air
10:51 am
Thu March 28, 2013

People And Peace-Seeking: Behind 'Israel-Loves-Iran'

The original photo posted by Ronny Edry, a graphic designer and teacher from Israel, about a year ago.
Credit (Courtesy Euphrates Institute)

The animosity between the governments of Israel and Iran is significant.

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei once compared Israel to a cancerous tumor which should be “cut-off.”  President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Israel would be “eliminated,” and that the country has no roots in the Middle East.

Israel has drawn a line in the sand and is threatening preemptive action to prevent an Iranian nuclear capability.

Two people from their respective countries, however, are engaging in peer-to-peer diplomacy, putting aside  hostility.

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