Zum Thema: global

Israeli Researchers in Top 2%; Stanford University Study

In a recent study by Stanford University, some 160,000 researchers spanning 149 countries were ranked in a peer-review scientific journal PLOS Biology. Tel Aviv University researchers, 333 of them, were ranked in the top 2% of the list, which included 22 scientific disciplines and 176 sub-disciplines. Rankings were based on impact, publications, and citations. About… […]

Morocco Adds Jewish History to School Curriculum

As the fourth Arab country to make peace ties with Israel through the US-brokered deal, Morocco has chosen to diversify their education, and for the first time ever, include Jewish studies in their school primary school curriculum. Moroccan Jewish history is rich. In the 1940s, over 250,000 Jews lived in Morocco; however once Israel was… […]

Hanukkah 2020: Where’s the Miracle?

Our team at Between the Lines wishes our readers a sweet and happy Hanukkah! We’ve made it to the month of miracles! While the world waits for 2020 to end, Hanukkah kicks off as the beloved festival of lights. The holiday shares the story of the Maccabees, a small group of faithful fighters, who stood… […]

Over 300 Ethiopian Jews Land in Israel

After some 15 to 20 year wait, a group of over 300 Ethiopian Jews arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel on Sunday. About 200 more are expected to arrive by end of January, with thousands more still waiting for permission to emigrate to Israel. The new immigrants landed with Pnina Tamano-Shata, Israel’s Immigration Officer… […]

Israeli Windsurfing and Gymnastics Take Gold in European Championships

With the European sports Championships in season, Israelis are beginning to bring in the medals. Two Israeli windsurfers, Yoav Cohen and Shahar Tzuberi, won the gold and silver medals respectively in the men’s championship windsurfing race in Portugal. Katy Skychakov took the silver medal in the women’s run. For Cohen, “words cannot describe,” while his… […]

Second Israeli Astronaut Will Head to Space

Eytan Stibbe, a former flight pilot, is planning his journey to space as the second Israeli astronaut. The 62-year-old Israeli is set to launch on a mission with the International Space Station at the end of 2021. The launch will take off from Florida, and upcoming training will also take him to Russia and Germany.… […]

Santa Clause Floats the Dead Sea

Last Sunday, Santa Claus took a trip to the Dead Sea, decked in his full suit and carrying a decorated Christmas tree. While it’s not Christmas time just yet, this isn’t that strange for the Jewish state, which typically sees over a million Christian tourists annually. Since COVID-19 has halted the majority of international travel… […]

Tel Aviv University Building Satellite for Space

In the era of “new space”, civilians, professors, and students can send satellites into the galaxy. For the past two years, a sector of the Tel Aviv University has been building such a satellite, dubbed TAU-SAT1. About the size of a shoebox, the device is built to collect data and measure cosmic radiation from the… […]

A Life-Saving App for Distracted Drivers               

Over three thousand five hundred people die every year because of texting while driving. Distracted driving has become the number one reason why roads are unsafe, especially with the rise of unhealthy phone habits and addiction. A Globes report states that 25% of accidents are caused by using cell phones, and about 1.6 million accidents… […]

Corona Vaccine Trials As Israel Slowly Reopens

This past Sunday saw Israeli society slowly reopening in phase two, where schools and synagogues opened their doors. Students from grades 1-4 returned to their classrooms in capsules of 18, though afterschool programs do not limit the number of students. Indoor prayer rooms cannot hold more than 10 people, and no more than 20 people… […]

When Theaters Close, Creativity Opens

As Israel begins to open up after the second wave lockdown, humans are itching for connection, creativity, and community. When Nimrod Danishman discovered that his play, which had already been on stage in Israel and the United States, needed to be canceled, he decided to create a new category of theater; one that moved the… […]

Gal Gadot to Play Cleopatra

In the latest Hollywood announcement, Gal Gadot will play Cleopatra in a film directed by Penny Baker. Baker also directed 2017’s Wonder Woman, Gadot’s first film which skyrocketed her to fame. Many are excited to see Gadot in the 1963 remake, where Elizabeth Taylor played the late Egyptian Queen. The original Cleopatra was the most… […]

Drone Delivery Service is Medical Game Changer

Working in the Israeli Airspace Industries, Eyal Regev’s imagination began to fly. In 2006, when the first drone entered the sphere, Regev wondered, what if this new toy could be as powerful as an aircraft? It took him a few years, yet Regev co-founded Gadfin, an Israeli startup that has developed a way to connect… […]

Israeli Inventor Wins Women4Climate Challenge

Anai Green is one of four winners in the annual Women4Climate Tech Challenge. The organization Women4Tech is led by female mayors, scientists, investors, entrepreneurs, and activists on a mission to create an inclusive and diverse space for the innovation, environment, and technology sectors. The tech challenge is to promote projects led by women, which must… […]

Collector Donates 130,000 Historical Postcards to Hebrew University

A collection of 130,000 postcards was recently donated to Hebrew University. The generous donation was made by David Pearlman, an Englishman who started collecting stamps as a young boy until he realized postcards were more beautiful. Pearlman stored his collection in shoeboxes, which eventually took up so much space in his garage that he needed… […]

Israel Imposing Stricter Lockdown as COVID Ensues

After announcing a three-week lockdown during the Jewish high holiday season, officials are seeking to impose even stricter rules and regulations with the current 12.7% coronavirus confirmation rate. With schools, hotels, and all non-essential businesses closed, the majority of private businesses and sukkot markets will join the statewide closures on Friday at 2:00PM. Synagogues will… […]

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… […]

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… […]

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… […]