MAGAZINE ABOUT LIFE IN ISRAEL

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July 2016

Shalom – Israelis in Berlin

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report
Shahar Waks (Credit; private)

Some phenomena are slowly rising and suddenly discussed all over – this is the case with the impressive number of 20 000 to 30 000 Israelis who are residing in Berlin. The reasons are various, from personal relationships, lower living costs, more diversified career options, a flourishing art scene and being swept away by a…

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Israeli-Jordanian railway for new trade

in Economy & Innovation
Haifa as hub for cargo (Credit: Moshe Milner, GPO)

A pivotal project is going to revamp the business connections in Israel’s north: from October onwards a 40-mile rail line is going to connect Haifa with a terminal just five miles short of the Jordanian border. The idea of this railway is anything but new – in 1908 the Hejaz railway connected the port of…

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eBay buys Israel’s SalesPredict

in Economy & Innovation
The American internet giant bought another Israeli start-up company (Credit: Leon 7/Wikimedia)

Internet giant ebay announced their latest purchase: SalesPredict, an Israeli data analysis company that predicts customer buying behaviour and sales conversion. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed however, a number of SalesPredict employees are going to join ebay in Netanya. SalesPredict Co-Founder and CEO Yaron Zakai-Or will serve as Director of Product Management,…

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Angel discovered in Bethlehem

in Life, Culture & Sports
The hidden angel mosaik (Credit: Screenshot Ansa.it)

An Italian team of restorers discovered a long hidden angel mosaic at Bethlehem’s Nativity Church. The 7th angel points to the direction of the cave which is said to be the birthplace of Jesus. The Italian team works with tourists and priests passing by – the city’s main attraction is not closed down for the…

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New Trend: Edible forests

in Tourism & Nature
Volunteers planting fruit and veg in Modiin (Credit: City of Modiin)

Tel Aviv was the first, Modiin is the second city to introduce ‘edible forests’ to their inhabitants: fruit gardens, orchards and vegetables planted by volunteers under the supervision of the city administration or ‘Hava and Adam’ ecological farm experts and free for the public. The idea is to provide free fruit and vegetables for people…

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