Canada’s cold and long winters will never be confused with the perpetual hot and humid breeze of Israel’s Mediterranean climate, not to mention the fact that we are separated by more than 8,000 kilometres.
However, once you get past differences in weather and geography, our countries have much in common. Ranked as the first and second most educated populations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Israelis and Canadians are finding natural partnerships in a range of sectors.
One of those is technology and innovation. Companies large and small from both countries are collaborating and merging, as we saw last month with BlackBerry’s purchase of the Israeli file-sharing company WatchDox and its announcement to open a security research and development centre in Israel, to leverage expertise and experience.
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