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How Falafel is Fundraising for Small Business

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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…

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New Ruling Creates More Ease for Transgender People

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In the midst of the global pride month to promote LGBTQ equality and rights, Israel has announced that all major pride parades across the country, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheva, will be postponed. Due to coronavirus and the massive crowds the Pride Parade brings out, the risk of gathering is too great for…

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300 Israeli Artists Give Modern Twist to Ancient Exhibits

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Plastic jugs of liquid cleaner sit in the same display as handcrafted mold-blown glass bottles from the 10th century. A 3D printer attempts to capture the beauty of an ancient golden artifact. A hand-carved wooden panda bear sits beside a gang of mummies, on a ventilator machine. These are just a few of the creative…

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Black Lives Matter and the Plight of Minorities

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 Last week, worldwide outrage hit its peak, as a violent video made waves on social media, documenting George Floyd, an African American man, being murdered by a Caucasian police officer Devin Chauvin. Protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have rippled around the world since, and cities across Israel have also shown up in solidarity.…

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Bedouins and Polygamy Culture in Israel

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In Bedouin culture, it is common for men to marry more than one wife. In Israel, it is not. For Bedouins living in Israel, with a population of over 200,000 in the Negev desert, polygamy is part of the culture. Typically, when husbands marry second wives, they often report it to the Muslim court system…

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