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August 2019

Israeli National Healthcare Spending Up

in Health & Science

The average country in the OECD index utilizes between 7.2% and 8.8% of their national budget on public healthcare. In 2018, the global OECD average spend was 8.8%, yet Israel remained well below at 7.6%. The numbers show that healthcare expenditure in Israel remains fairly stable since 2000, as it typically falls between 6.9% and…

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Rare Jerusalem Footage from 1930s Emerges

in Life, Culture & Sports

In recently released and rare footage, a new, yet ancient side of Jerusalem can be seen. Thanks to a vacation of the Margulis family, what might be the first color film documenting Jerusalem is now available to the public. The footage turned over to the Jerusalem Cinematheque, who has spent the last three years working…

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Israel Sends Support to the Amazon

in Tourism & Nature

Global alarm bells are ringing as the lungs of the Earth burn down in the Amazon rainforest. Thousands of fires are aflame since approximately August 10, which was tagged a day for fire by Brazilian farmers seeking farmland to raise cattle. While the world authorities have been slow to pay attention, social media activists started…

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Imagining Israel Through Climate Change

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

Imagine two more months of summer, melting summer nights, and air conditioning as a requirement. As temperatures continue to rise in Israel, and if no immediate changes are made to counter climate change, the Israeli lifestyle will shift drastically. Yet as Israel steadily pumps a high concentration of toxic chemicals, or greenhouse gases, and does…

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Sportsmanship Wins the Lacrosse World Championship

in Life, Culture & Sports

An act of true sportsmanship is sending ripples across the world, inspired by a new friendship between the Israeli and Kenyan women’s Lacrosse teams. The two teams met playing in the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship in Peterborough, Canada. Israel won the game 13-4, yet something felt off about their victory. The team understood that the…

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