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Jerusalem Will Build to 50 Floors

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In a controversial move, Jerusalem, a city steeped in history, tradition and ancient culture, is turning a new leaf. Despite being loved for its low Old City skyline, the municipality has recently approved a series of new high rises. Once upon a time the city was allowed only to build up to 8 stories, slowly…

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Corona Struggles and Students Are Too

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With a 3.7% infection rate, Israel is slowly beginning to open up. As of Sunday, October 18, the strict lockdown lifted, though businesses and schools stayed closed – for most. Rejecting the restrictions, and reopening schools is the Haredi community, which subsequently also has the highest rate of infection, five times more likely to get…

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Drone Delivery Service is Medical Game Changer

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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…

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Israeli Inventor Wins Women4Climate Challenge

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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…

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Israeli Unemployment Rate Soars; Amazon Hires

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The day before the second lockdown began, over 41,000 new people entered the unemployment system, a sign of deep danger for the Israeli economy. The unemployment rate is the highest it has ever been at 24%, and young people, elderly, and families are those most affected by the lack of income. Children are also suffering,…

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