Zum Thema: Economy & Innovation

Plastic Usage in Israel is Rising

In just four years, Israel’s plastic tableware consumption has grown by 51%. In 2014, sales were estimated at $124 million and in 2018, sales rose to $187 million. Despite the many environmental concerns and green initiatives from both governmental and private organizations, the growing statistic and reality is scary, and it’s not slowing down. Companies… […]

Teenage Girls Advance in Tech Industry

The next generation of entrepreneurial women is in rapid development thanks to female entrepreneurs creating opportunities which didn’t exist when they were young girls. For the many women working and leading their own way in technology, a number of projects have risen to support the intellectual and emotional development lacking in most standard female education… […]

Haifa Public Transport Flashes Forward

Haifa’s public transport system is receiving a big upgrade. With the recent opening of the new central bus station, a freshly renovated train station and up and coming cable cars, Haifa will step into a more central role.   The central bus station, spanning 20,000 kilometers is not yet fully compete but will operate as… […]

Israel is Steering Smart Transit Forward

Israel is taking smart transportation seriously. The Transportation Ministry and Israel Innovation Authority are working together to dedicate upwards of $8 million dollars annually to promote and provide ways to advance smart transport. The collaborative forces are boosting Israel to the next level by shifting their infrastructure to support the fast-paced innovations and technologies rolling… […]

Israeli Economy Grows and Need for Inclusivity Does Too

The Israeli economy is booming, and the societal split is growing larger with each step forward. A recently released 2018 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD report, shows what might seem like advancement in Israel’s society; however, the economic gaps between groups like the Haredim and Arabs are only growing further with low employment… […]

Refugees Saved from Genocide is First Step

A group of 300 Sudanese asylum seekers were granted refugee status in Israel. While community outrage towards the treatment of thousands of asylum seekers continues, this small but starting step is the right direction towards a positive humanitarian approach to the complicated situation the Israeli government initiated with their plan to expel over 16,000 asylum… […]

Autonomous cars are driving Jerusalem

By the end of 2019, a fleet of partially autonomous cars will be travelling the roads of Jerusalem, Israel. It’s the latest news from Mobileye, an Israeli startup acquired by Intel, that leads about 70% of the autonomous driving market and advancing road safety. According to their website, Mobileye currently works with over 13 global… […]

American Public Transport is Transforming with Israeli App

Public transportation will never be the same again. Via, a new Israeli mobile app created by Daniel Ramot and Oren Shoval, has introduced the Israeli concept of the sherut, Israel’s shared minibuses, and made it accessible to all. Sheruts are yellow minibuses which hold one driver and ten passengers, following a fixed route and picking… […]

Israel Funds High Tech Park for Palestinians

An injection of inspiration is being cast straight into Palestinian society. As part of Plan 922, a 2015 governmental proposal to distribute NIS 15 billion to the Palestinian technological sector, a new piece is being unraveled. The plan is aimed to create more jobs, bridge the income gap, and offer beneficial opportunities for the future.… […]

China Opens Liaison Office in Israel

China and Israel are officially becoming a thing. A “twin” office is opening, connecting Beijing’s ZhongGuanCun Science Park, or Z-Park, with the startup city of Tel Aviv. An agreement was made on April 8 between Beijing Vice Mayor Yin Hejun and Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Doron Sapir. The Z-Park partnership solidifies a budding hi tech… […]

President Rivlin Does Voiceover for Waze

For one week only, starting April 19, President Reuven Rivlin will be navigating for drivers who use Waze, in honor of Israel’s Independence Day. The president of Israel visited the Waze office, where he met CEO Noam Bardin and the company employees. He recorded the directional guidelines, noting that he hopes all drivers reach their… […]

Rothschild Boulevard gets bold luxury restoration

The beloved Rothschild Boulevard situated central in Tel Aviv, Israel is seeing an upgrade once more. The Awad House, built in 1926 by Joseph Berlin for the Awad Family from Yemen, was created to display their social and financial status, and will continue its legacy through the upcoming renovations. Less than a century later, the… […]

Tel Aviv made top ten most expensive cities

Tel Aviv has been confirmed as the ninth most expensive city in the world according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2018, quickly moving up in the past 5 years from 34th place. As Tel Aviv has made its way into the top ten most expensive places to live, both New York and Los… […]

Civil marriage matters

Thousands of lovers in Israel cannot achieve what most would call a “happily ever after,” or in simple terms, are unable to get married in Israel. Current marriage laws in Israel are strictly enforced and controlled by the Ultra-Orthodox religious parties, meaning that thousands of people either do not meet the necessary religious requirements, or… […]

Israel Goals: No Fossil Fuel by 2030

Today Israel runs on 70% natural gas, and by 2030, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz plans to eliminate the use of fossil fuels entirely from the Israeli repertoire.  Steinitz plans to ban the import of diesel-based cars in just over a decade, and forecasts that by 2030, Israel will run on 80% natural energy and the… […]

Israeli desert turned into Mars mission

If the Israeli desert seems like it’s light years away, for six Israeli pioneers, for four days, it was. Named the “Ramonauts,” four men and two women stepped into a simulated mission to Mars, or the closest space they could find to it – the Israeli desert. According to the Israeli Space Agency, the Ramon… […]

Ben Gurion Airport new wing opens

The fourth wing of Ben Gurion Airport opened last week. As air travel and tourism ramps up in numbers, the Israeli Airports Authority created a long-term plan to manage the increase. With the opening of the fourth wing, or Wing E, the airport can now serve about 1,800 more people per hour. The wing was… […]

Asylum seeker deportation triggers anger

The Israeli government and greater community of Israel are going to moral war over about 20,000 asylum seekers who are in danger of being deported from Israel. On January 1, 2018, the government announced that asylum seekers who did not submit a claim would be required to leave the country, or would be indefinitely jailed.… […]

New software prevents car crashes

In 2017, one person died every day because of a car accident. Over 24,000 people were injured over the course of the year. While car crashes seem inevitable, imagine if there was enough information to prevent the possibility of a car crash. A team from Bar Ilan University, led by Sarit Kraus and Ariel Rosenfeld,… […]

How Banks and Bitcoin Get Along

Not surprisingly, banks and Bitcoin aren’t getting along. In the most recent flurry of financial mayhem, droves of peoples are buying Bitcoin, and the banks around the world are not on board. The Bank of Israel stated that they will not recognize cryptocurrencies as legitimate currency, and it is currently considered a digital asset. While… […]