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Agnon hits the English books

Shmuel Yosef Agnon, also known as Shai Agnon, or for his pen name S.Y. Agnon is a famous Nobel prize winning writer who blended his truth with fictional stories and adapted Israeli history into an enigmatic reality, capturing the hearts of those who stepped into his world during his established writing career. Born in the… […]

2700-year-old governor seal found in Jerusalem

  A small clay seal impression was discovered by the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City on January 1, 2018. The seal is one of seven found in the past five years of the archaeological dig led by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The seals date back thousands of years, and the most recent find… […]

Deputy justice attempts to reduce police racism

Ethiopian-Israeli minors living in Israel get arrested at four times the rate of any other ethnicity. When it comes to adult rates of arrest, they are double. While there is a criminal sector living in this community, many cases are reported with blatant racism, injustice, and discrimination towards the Ethiopian – Israeli community, which makes… […]

Time for social media to take social responsibility

Social media networks have their advantages and disadvantages. The powerhouse networks like Facebook and Twitter maintain that their aim is to create global connection, though do not claim responsibility when their channels are used to incite acts of violence, crime and terror. With the disturbing rise in anti-Semitic acts across the world, including an 86% spike in… […]

Will Supermarkets be forced to shut on Shabbat?

The Supermarkets Law is a new legislation presented by the Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in the Israeli government. The law is up for a vote, and if voted favorably, would allow the government to authorize that all supermarkets and convenience stories throughout Israel be closed on Shabbat, from Friday evening to Saturday evening, with the exception… […]

Israel Population Almost 9 Million

On the eve of 2018, the Central Bureau of Statistics published data announcing the state of Israel’s current population, which stands at 8,793,000. The population grew by 165,000 since 2016, due to 180,000 babies being born and 44,000 deaths. The Jewish population makes up about 75% of the total population, while about 21% of the… […]

Teva under fire for layoffs

Born in 1951, Teva Pharmaceuticals has since grown into a multinational pharmaceutical giant. Headquartered in Israel and with locations in Europe and North and South America, Teva is in a time of crisis. Since the death of Teva’s “father,” Eli Hurvitz, in 2011, the company has declined in many ways, and with new CEO Kare… […]

How Christmas happens in Israel

The first time I experienced Christmas in Israel I felt a void. Growing up in America, it was the first time in my life that December 25 was treated as a regular day. The sun was shining. Stores, restaurants and offices were open. Not one Santa Claus was in sight. I was no longer destined… […]

Pineapple treatment solution for burn victims

Imagine if, instead of requiring surgery after a burn trauma, all you needed was a pineapple. After decades of dedicated research, a new noninvasive approach is using pineapple enzymes to treat severe burns. The idea was inspired by Dr. Jerry Klein, a doctor who after World War 2, saw the need to treat a large… […]

The SocialTech Revolution is Here

Imagine being able to save six billion male baby chicks from dying every year? Because they don’t lay eggs and cannot be used for poultry, billions of baby chicks are murdered and discarded annually. An Israeli startup, eggXYt, aims o save the chicks and found a solution which saves money and lives, decreases waste, and creates exponential… […]

Hannukah Miracles are Happening

When the Greeks attempted to force their culture and religion on the Jews of Israel, the Greeks chose to act in violence. They destroyed the Second Temple, the Jewish house of worship, and surrounded the scene with Greek statues and pigs, both signs of intolerance and disrespect. What today would be considered a serious hate… […]

People are tired of political corruption

  People are seemingly sick and tired of power driven greed and corruption running rampant through politicians’ veins, and 2017 has seen thousands of civilians protesting the streets of Israel, marching both for their rights and what is morally right. The latest protest was held last Saturday, December 9, where protesters gathered in Tel Aviv… […]

Israeli artist captures transitional moments

Known for capturing moments in transition, Naomi Leshem is a Israeli photographer whose most recent exhibit is taking place at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the city where she was born. Leshem has shown her photography in America, Europe and Israel, her consistent theme is capturing the transitional moments, such as between sunrise or sunset,… […]

Recycling report under review

A recent report on recycling statistics submitted to the Environmental Affairs Ministry is being investigated. The report was filed by the ELA Recycling Corporations, who is responsible for collecting and recycling plastic bottles. What they reported and what the proven numbers are seem to be largely skewed. ELA is owned by the four largest beverage… […]

Underground cave uncovered in residential neighborhood

During routine construction in the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’Ayin came a discovery that halted the current construction. Workers on site uncovered a large limestone cave which has been preserved underneath a neighborhood street. The city’s municipality contacted the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in order to measure the safety risks, the need for… […]

Honours for Carl Lutz – a hero at the right time

Carl Lutz can be easily described as “forgotten hero” in his home country Switzerland. In Israel however the situation is different, as he was the first Swiss to be recognized by Yad Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations”. A new scenic lookout high above the Sea of Galilee was inaugurated in his honour this week.… […]

Solar Energy Can Benefit All

Three years ago, the Energy Ministry and Electric Authority of Israel set a goal to produce 10% of Israel’s power from alternative energy sources by 2020. Due to their own restrictive rules, however, only about 2% of Israel’s electricity is currently being produced by solar and wind sources. The institutions, in support of their prior… […]

Amazon Landing in Israel

Given the large and hopeful demands by Israeli consumers, Amazon is considering setting up a shipping center in Israel. The online retail giant has numerous teams on site, both Israeli and international, to scope the logistics of what this would mean. A real estate team is inquiring about possible warehouse locations, and a shipping center… […]

Middle East Milk Bank

Breastmilk is a sought-after substance; especially for the prematurely born babies who cannot digest milk formula, and for the 50% of mothers who cannot breastfeed their early arrivals. With about 10% of all births being premature, there is a large gap in the Israeli system when it comes to feeding and nourishment for premature babies,… […]

Coming to America, New Visa Waiver Program Possible

America is one of the most desired travel destinations for Israelis; however, many Israelis who seek visas to visit the United States are declined in droves. For Israelis who still want to fulfill their American dream, the dream might become easier in about 3-5 years. The process has begun between American and Israeli government officials… […]