Zum Thema: Economy & Innovation

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… […]

Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Train is a Smooth Ride

The seven-billion-dollar project which has been in the works since 2001 is finally moving, and Israel Katz, the Minister of Transportation took the express train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for its first test drive on Tuesday. The train only drove a short ride before proving how much more quiet and comfortable an electric engine… […]

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… […]

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… […]