{FD} Israeli firm takes venture world with crowdfunding approach

Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved launched his OurCrowd funding platform five years ago by billing it as a novel way to enable individual investors to get a piece of the action on the country's vibrant start-up scene, traditionally the playground of well-heeled venture funds.

{FD} Jerusalem’s Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so much

Israeli police acknowledged on Wednesday that security forces are preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of efforts to lower tensions around a contested hilltop compound that has been at the epicenter of the latest deadly flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence.