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March 2018

Civil marriage matters

in Economy & Innovation/Monthly Report

Thousands of lovers in Israel cannot achieve what most would call a “happily ever after,” or in simple terms, are unable to get married in Israel. Current marriage laws in Israel are strictly enforced and controlled by the Ultra-Orthodox religious parties, meaning that thousands of people either do not meet the necessary religious requirements, or…

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Women march against deportation

in Life, Culture & Sports

Women of all backgrounds are intersecting in all the right places, and have chosen to use their voice against the mass deportation of asylum seekers. Hundreds of Eritrean refugees, Israeli citizens, and international residents gathered in a Women’s March Against Deportation in south Tel Aviv on Friday, March 9. The march was a collaboration between…

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Israeli tourism boom challenges industry

in Tourism & Nature

The Holy Land has never been hotter, and the tourist industry isn’t ready for it. Thanks to large efforts from the Israel Ministry of Tourism, the Open Skies Agreement, and the relatively peaceful state since summer 2014, a steady stream of tourists want to explore Israel – and surprisingly, tourist hot spots and its guides…

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Israel Goals: No Fossil Fuel by 2030

in Economy & Innovation

Today Israel runs on 70% natural gas, and by 2030, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz plans to eliminate the use of fossil fuels entirely from the Israeli repertoire.  Steinitz plans to ban the import of diesel-based cars in just over a decade, and forecasts that by 2030, Israel will run on 80% natural energy and the…

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Prince William Visits Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, will be the first British royal to visit Israel officially, and just in time to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. He will also visit Jordan and the Palestinian territories. Israeli government officials are abuzz with the news, as various members of the British royal family have been extended invitations numerous times to…

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