NoCamels.com is the leading news website covering breakthrough innovation from Israel for a global audience. We cover the most cutting-edge Israeli innovations, startups and research in the fields of technology, medicine, design and the environment.
Israel has the highest concentration of startups and research and development centers per capita in the world and the NoCamels team travels across the country to report on these fascinating inventions, as well as the people who stand behind them.
Based at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, NoCamels is a non-profit academic endeavor sponsored by the Asper Foundation (see more about the Foundation below). The site brings together talented young student journalists from the IDC, with those from partner universities around the world, and provides them with professional training and instruction.
At NoCamels, we believe in drawing attention to innovative solutions, not just the challenges that so often make today’s news headlines. Every day we receive messages from readers around the globe who discovered a cure, a solution or just some general inspiration on NoCamels.com.
We have witnessed first-hand how objective and accurate reporting on these exciting innovations can cross boundaries, religions and even conflicts. That is why we continue to be dedicated to the utmost standards of journalism.
We hope to inspire young journalists around the world to create similar sites covering their countries’ innovations and solutions to global challenges.
Please spread any story that inspires you, and feel free to contact us for approval to use our articles, sources, images and with any questions.
The NoCamels Team
If you would like to know why we are called “NoCamels”, read Why NoCamels
The NoCamels Team
Dr. Noam Lemelshtrich Latar – Co-Founder and Chairman
Anouk Lorie – Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Ricky Ben-David – Managing Editor
Simona Shemer – Contributing Editor
Elad Naimi – Digital Director
Yuval Haimovits – Founding Interactive Director
(past & present)
Viva Sarah Press
Yuk Lun Chan
The Asper Foundation
Israel Asper, O.C., O.M., Q.C., L.L.D. (1932 – 2003) and Babs Asper (1933 – 2011) believed that philanthropy is a driving force behind positive change in people’s quality of life. For this reason, they formed The Asper Foundation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1983 to build upon their and the Asper family’s philanthropic objectives.
The Asper Foundation undertakes, develops and supports major initiatives in the areas of Jewish charity as well as culture, education, community development and human rights locally, nationally and internationally.
In the recent past, over $125 million has been donated to various charitable causes through The Asper Foundation and the CanWest Global Foundation (the corporate foundation of CanWest Global Communications Corp.). This website not only reflects, but celebrates the inspired vision of Israel and Babs Asper and outlines the activities and future plans of The Asper Foundation.