Zum Thema: Business

Israeli Post Office Goes Private

My mom called me on my 35th birthday, excited. “Did you get my card?” she asked expectantly. “Not yet,” I responded, though she proceeded to tell me that she went to the post office at the beginning of the week to send it specially. She lives two hours North of my mailbox, so you’d think… […]

Artificial Intelligence Saves the Beehives

Each year, about 40% of beehives collapse, causing millions of bees to die. Compared to a 3% mortality rate at its lowest, today, decades later, the bee mortality rate stands at 35%. Most of the hive collapse happens on commercial bee farms, where there is less manpower and expertise in how to mindfully manage a… […]

How Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Made it to Israel

Over thirty years ago, Avi Singer, an Israeli who had lived in the United States for over a decade, knew he was moving back to Israel and wanted to bring back something special. Little did he know, it would lead him to establish the first and only independent Ben and Jerry’s manufacturing company in Israel.… […]

Corona Unrest and Israel Updates

Despite the Corona Cabinet of the Knesset holding meetings throughout the week, restrictions remain uncertain, as conflicting information filters into the public eye. Last week saw a call to close gyms, pools, and restaurants by the Knesset heads, yet the Cabinet pushed back, questioning if closing these recreational hubs serves the public. With over 30,000… […]

Food Sales Fly in First Half of 2020

Given the current need to stay home, it’s not unexpected. In the first half of 2020, food sales increased by 9% compared to 2019, meaning an additional NIS 2 billion for the food and beverage industry. With millions of households full, mid-March’s lockdown and another imminent return, plus the closing of bars and restaurants, people… […]

Israel’s Current Corona Economy

 An all-in-one protest hit the Tel Aviv streets last Saturday night gathering 10,000 Israeli residents at Rabin Square, who were rallying for better support during the financially challenging times amidst the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Members from the restaurant world, entertainment industry, social workers, students, and artists were present, who have all been hit hard. There… […]

Israeli Systems Struggles with Second Wave  

Over 14,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases have hit Israel in the last month, and the numbers continue to climb. Since lockdown has eased up at the start of June, the economy began making attempts to return to normal. However, now it seems like it was too soon. The corona second wave is here, and it’s worse… […]

First Bedouin Ambassador of Israel Appointed

The first ever Bedouin Ambassador, Ishmael Khaldi, was appointed to the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, July 5. Khaldi will represent Israel in Eritrea. Khaldi grew up in Khawalid, Northern Israel near Haifa, and worked as a shepherd. He later studied political science and international relations in Haifa and Tel Aviv. He initiated a project inviting… […]

Taking Solar Energy to the Next Level

What if energy production was not only climate-friendly but also supported flourishing agriculture in the desert? Ralph Steigrad is trying to get Swiss and Israelis around a table for a pilot project to make it happen. As so often in life, the idea was inspired by a discussion. Ralph Steigrad was still living in Australia at… […]

Israel Hints Possible Return to Lockdown

As coronavirus cases continue to climb, falling restrictions are filtering back into the public fold. Gatherings have been limited to 50; however outdoor cultural events can still host up to 250 people. Indoor event halls are capped at 100 people, and police are meant to be enforcing all restrictions. This week has seen over 18,000… […]

WEF Lists 6 Israeli Companies as Tech Pioneers

In their 20th year of honoring Technology Pioneers, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has included 6 Israeli companies in their list of top 100 tech-based future-focused businesses of 2020. The WEF meets every January in Switzerland, to engage “the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional, and industry agendas at the… […]

The Almost Closing Terms of Coronavirus

The State of Israel is slowly but surely returning to its norms. With confirmed corona cases decreasing, authorities are working to create a manageable exit plan and restore a smoothly functioning society. However, a lockdown curfew was put in place on Israeli Independence Day, to prevent gatherings from taking place. While up to 15,000 tests… […]

Corona Trend Reversal in Israel

As of Sunday morning, restrictions loosened in Israel. With the rate of fatalities dropping day by day, authorities have announced a slight return to normal. Businesses like electronic stores, banks, furniture shops, and book stores are able to re-open. Restaurants can reopen for delivery only. Workplace staff can increase to 30%, and employees who return… […]

Google Links Underwater Cable Project in Israel

Israel is connected to the worldwide web with three underwater internet cables, run by Bezeq, Telecom Italia, and Tamares Telecom. The cables connect Israel to the greater broadband network, essentially ensuring that Israel has an accessible internet connection. Each cable is built to last about 30 years, and there is about a decade of time… […]

Coronavirus Update – Newest Israeli Regulations

A sense of normalcy rests almost imminently on the shoulders of Israeli society, with the possibility that the tightening restrictions based on COVID-19 is finally loosening its grip. With over 12,591 confirmed cases and a slowly climbing fatality rate at 140 deaths, it appears that the number of daily cases is flattening. With the majority… […]

Restrictions Tighten as Coronavirus Cases Rise

As Israeli restrictions tighten further, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise. As of this writing there are 6,211 people who have been confirmed with the virus, with 107 in serious condition, and 31 deceased. As of March 30, all gatherings have been restricted to two people. Residents are being asked to stay… […]

Israel Leads Industrial Revolution Forward

Dubbed Industry 4.0, Israel is supporting the advancement of the fourth industrial revolution, according to the Israel Innovation Authority. A country known for its global contribution to research and development, cybersecurity, green tech, smart transport, and more, is naturally positioning itself at the top of the driving forces of the next industrial revolution, which is… […]

El Al Airlines Struggles Amidst All-Time Travel Lows

As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, Israel’s largest airline carrier has suspended flights to a number of destinations. In addition to China, Hong Kong, and Thailand, the airline has also stopped flights to Japan and Italy, which have all been impacted with the COVID-19 virus. With the rising numbers of infections, and the… […]

Moovit Drives Public Transit Forward in 100 Countries

The popular Israeli transit app, Moovit, is expanding globally, and will now serve over 720 million users in over 100 countries in 6 continents. The app, which launched in 2011, allows for individuals to see real time public transport updates, and navigate their way around cities based on the various public transport choices. While the… […]

Air Pollution in Israel Causes Serious Threat

Air pollution in Israel is reported at higher levels than acceptable by the Clear Air Law, which aims to improve air quality and reduce air pollution by prescribing regulations in order to protect human life and the natural environment. Based on a recent report by the Environmental Protection and Health Ministry, and also using data… […]