Zum Thema: 30 Jahre

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… […]

Tel Aviv Gets a Ferry?

As light rail construction ensues until its alleged end date in 2022, all roads leading to Tel Aviv continue to grow in traffic congestion – though a new and quite creative solution was proposed – a ferry system. The idea was sourced by Miri Regev, the newly appointed Transportation Minister, who asked for solutions in… […]

How Israel is Moving Through Corona

The second wave of corona isn’t getting better. Numbers continue to increase, hospital wards across the country are overcapacity, and the public continues to protest the lack of governmental support. The silver lining continues to be the people moving with purpose and passion, to make corona times just a bit easier and lighter for all.… […]

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… […]

Saudi Scholar Contributes to Israeli Academic Journal

For the first time ever, a Saudi professor submitted an article in Hebrew to an Israeli publication. Professor Mohammad Ibrahim Alghbban, who heads the Hebrew studies department at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, published an article in Kesher, an academic journal by the Shalom Rosenfeld Institute for Research of Jewish Media and Communication in… […]

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… […]

Israeli Social Workers Finally Strike

After a series of talks and no action, the Union of Social Workers in Israel launched an open-ended strike on Monday. Prior to the strike, thousands of social workers rallied in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and in other spots across the country. They are demanding NIS 150 million, or $44 million, to support the union in… […]

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… […]

Israel Works to Tackle Human Trafficking

In most recent news, a sex trafficking ring was busted on Monday, arresting eight suspects who were said to be bringing women from abroad to Israel for prostitution. Setup as a mobile massage service, the ring leader is suspected to be a 51-year-old former Israeli athlete turned trainer, who is female. The other arrested were… […]

How Falafel is Fundraising for Small Business

Known for its tried and true fried balls of chickpeas, a new volunteer initiative is turning the Israeli flagship dish into a fundraising effort. It started when Yaron Karmi, an Israeli falafel stand owner, was spotted on the news just as the economy was locking down due to COVID-19. He wore his heart on his… […]

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… […]

Corona Cabinet and Second Wave Update

The warning bells have sounded. With a steep increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks and over 500 in the past 24 hours, the “Corona Cabinet” is in discussions to set down, or retract, some freshly laid guidelines. Police forces have been asked to strictly enforce social distancing in crowds, as well… […]

Sorrow and Celebration for Israel’s 72nd Birthday

It’s that time of year when the Jewish State commemorates great sorrow and great celebration. The back to back holiday of extremes approaches every year, and invites individuals as a collective to mourn the passing of terror victims and fallen soldiers, and then momentarily after, celebrate the birth of the State of Israel. The dissonance… […]

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… […]