Zum Thema: Israel

Twelve Israeli Cities Join Bloomberg Philanthropies Program

Twelve cities in Israel were chosen by Bloomberg to focus on city and cultural innovation. Acre, Ashdod, Bat Yam, and the southern region have been pinpointed as grounds for investment. With support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, and working together with the Interior Ministry and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, a team within the municipality… […]

Interning with Hi Tech Israeli Mentality

Coming from a culturally structured Switzerland, Benjamin Merzbacher was surprised once he landed an internship in Israel’s hi-tech, and highly adaptable, startup scene. Merzbacher had visited Israel with his family many times, yet was pulled to explore what life in Israel is actually like. More importantly, he wanted the inside scoop on how Israel was… […]

Start-Up Nation Struggles with Supply

 In Israel, 17% of tech startups focus on artificial intelligence, or AI. Of the Israeli investments made in 2018, AI companies received a bulk of it, or 37%, reports Start Up Nation Central. The concern is, what happens when humans invest more in artificial intelligence than in their own? In Israel, the knowledge gap is… […]

Central Bus Station Key to Urban Renewal 

With an increasing population and limited space, the Tel Aviv municipality is finally turning towards its heavily neglected south. The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Local Planning and Building Commission recently approved an urban development plan which will add 13,000 square meters of housing units, 153,000 square units of business space, and 33,500 square meters in public space,… […]

The Israeli Startup Leading the Blind

Inclusive innovation is going public, with some companies choosing to use technology to turn lives positively upside down. RightHear is an Israeli startup working together with the Tel Aviv Municipality, supported the creation of the first official blind-friendly street in Israel, and possibly the world, found on Ibn Gvirol in Tel Aviv. RightHear was recently… […]

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Trial Proves Hopeful

The perils of pancreatic cancer are on the rise. Today, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in Israel, and cases are increasing worldwide. By 2030, it is believed that pancreatic cancer will be the second leading cause of cancer death. However, there is promising news. In a research study hosted by Tel… […]

Public Buses Run on Shabbat in Tel Aviv

Should buses run on Shabbat? In Tel Aviv, what seemed like a never-ending debate is now over. In a rebellious move to support Israel’s most pluralistic city, the local Tel Aviv municipality decided to provide public bus service to residents on what was once declared a public service day of rest. The decision comes amidst… […]

Israel’s City Street Names Trending Artists

Most cities in Israel have streets named after the usual historical personalities – men who played a main role in building Israel’s state and story. Popular street names in Israel span from Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism, to Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the reviver of the Hebrew language, to David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first esteemed… […]

Largest Conference on Antisemitism in Jerusalem

In its fifth year, and the largest planned gathering to date, President Reuven Rivlin announced that over 30 world leaders and counting, will gather in Jerusalem to focus on “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Anti-Semitism.” The event is set to take place in January 2020 at Yad Vashem. The conference will also coincide with the 75th… […]

Israel Working Towards “Brain Gain” with International Students

The startup nation is seeing the desired results after adding 26 international study programs in English to universities and colleges across the country. As of International Students Day honored on November 17, about 12,000 international students are registered to study in Israel. Half the students visit for short term or summer programs, and about 5,000… […]

Students Win Award for Bee-Free Honey

One team of Israeli students has won the gold medal for their efforts to produce honey, without bees. The team from the Technion Institute of Technology entered the iGEM competition, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, which takes place in Boston where 300 teams took part. The competition takes place annually since 2004, and it is… […]

Scooters and Bikes Need License Plates

With the new age of mobility comes new need for safety, and so, new regulations. The Tel Aviv municipality is now requiring that all mobile vehicle companies, including e-scooters and bicycles, add license plates on each of their vehicles. Companies have until December 15 to instate the plates. They aim for riders to be more… […]

Oil Company Fined NIS 100 Million

Just about five years ago on December 3, 2014, a pipeline burst leaking five million liters of oil along the border of Eilat and Jordan. The Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company was doing routine work, and the result of the burst pipe is considered the worst ecological disaster in Israel and the largest oil spill to date.… […]

Israeli Healthcare Spend is in the Lowest

A recent OECD health report shows that Israel invests less in healthcare than most countries. The United States lands in the number one spot, spending an average of $10,000 annually on resident healthcare. Israel falls in the bottom fifteen, only spending $2,780 on their individual citizens. According to the Health at a Glance report, the… […]

Where Has All the Butter Gone? 

Cookies and croissants eaters across Israel are suffering, as the butter shortage trudges on. Since the start of the year, barely any butter can be seen on supermarket shelves. Big companies like Tnuva and Strauss, the two largest domestic dairy producers, are under pressure, yet are in standstill until the government makes a move, providing… […]

Social Success Often Depends on Parents

 A parents’ level of education seems to have a serious impact on their children’s path towards social success. A recent study was released from the Central Bureau of Statistics in Israel showing that Israelis born to under-educated parents are less likely to develop within the ranks of society. The report shows that people over 30… […]

Is Israel’s Aliyah Ministry Catfishing Immigrants?

The Ministry of Absorption in Israel is responsible for welcoming thousands of new olim, or immigrants in Hebrew. Yet it seems that their social media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter, are spotlighting fake immigrants, fake quotes, and fake satisfaction. Tagged #AliyahStory, about ten posts were released as part of a social media campaign. The posts… […]

Israelis are Overweight and Dying Sooner

 A recent report from the OECD has shown an increase in Israel’s obesity statistics. The report shows that 50.9% of Israelis are overweight, and 35% of them are children. The report also shares that the additional weight might be the cause for shortening their lifespan, by about 3.3 years. For the half of Israelis who… […]

Israelis are Overweight and Dying Sooner

 A recent report from the OECD has shown an increase in Israel’s obesity statistics. The report shows that 50.9% of Israelis are overweight, and 35% of them are children. The report also shares that the additional weight might be the cause for shortening their lifespan, by about 3.3 years. For the half of Israelis who… […]

Plastic Free is the Way to Be in Business

Big business is finally buying in to the fact that consumers care about the environment – and they should too. Big name companies are making changes to their internal processes to support more sustainable structures, and also, their consumer market. IKEA Israel has announced their removal of one-time plastic use items, in their store and… […]