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China Opens Liaison Office in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

China and Israel are officially becoming a thing. A “twin” office is opening, connecting Beijing’s ZhongGuanCun Science Park, or Z-Park, with the startup city of Tel Aviv. An agreement was made on April 8 between Beijing Vice Mayor Yin Hejun and Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Doron Sapir. The Z-Park partnership solidifies a budding hi tech…

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Israeli Television Soaring on Screens

in Life, Culture & Sports

Just fifty years ago, Israeli television broadcasted black and white images from the Independence Day Parade. Coming right up in May is the official 50th anniversary of Israeli broadcasting, and with plenty of reason to celebrate as Israeli television is stepping full force into the spotlight as an influential, innovative and ever-growing marketplace. It all…

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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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Desert Truffles are the New Cash Crop

in Tourism & Nature

The Ramat HaNegev Desert Agriculture Center has grown a new, luxurious and exquisite truffle, one which they claim costs almost as much as silver – and about four times more than uranium. The newest desert truffle sells for about $120 per pound and is priced highly, as other truffles, due to their difficultly to cultivate.…

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