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Israeli Gev Sella is Youngest Rally Champion in Africa

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The youngest competitor to ever win a rally, Gev Sella, chose to challenge himself when he entered the Rally Africa Eco Race. The race, which requires navigating through dunes on motor bikes, is a doozy in terms of terrain, length and competition. The rally is a 6,500 kilometer trek through the deserts of Morocco, Mauritania…

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Dizengoff Square is Now A Pile of Rubble

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For anyone who has ever stepped into Dizengoff Square, you may understand the magical appeal of the legendary Fire and Water Fountain. The fountain used to spin around as her colorful state, spitting fire, splashing water and playing classical tunes every hour on the hour. Created by artist Yaacov Agam in 1986, the fountain sat…

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Tel Aviv is a Cruel, Cruel Renter’s World

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“The apartment comes with a cat. If you don’t take the cat, you don’t take the apartment.” This was one of the more tame demands made by a Tel Aviv landlord, where street cats apparently get higher priority than humans. Demands run from the completely absurd to the highly inappropriate. This one example is simple…

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Mile High Club for Marriage

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Couples in Israel are getting married later in life, and the percentage of people getting married overall has dropped by over 29% since two years ago. This sharp decrease is likely, or most definitely, due to the harsh and strict rulings of the Jewish Rabbinate, who still hold control over the marriage laws in Israel,…

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Hotel Owner Gives Millions to Employees in Will

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Employees of a popular hotel chain in Israel received a pleasant shock after previous news that their former boss had passed away. Gilbert Luzon, who died earlier this year, owned the King Solomon Hotels in Jerusalem and Tiberius, and kindly decided to leave his loyal employees over two million dollars. Luzon had organized his will…

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