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Tel Aviv SlutWalk Rallies for Women’s Rights and Bodies

in Life, Culture & Sports

It started when a police officer said that “women should avoid dressing like sluts” to prevent them from being raped. Since that day in Canada in 2011, hundreds of thousands of women have rallied across the world in SlutWalks, a global movement calling for an end to rape culture and protecting women’s fundamental right of…

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Manners Save You Money at This Coffee Shop

in Life, Culture & Sports

Israeli culture tends to be rushed, aggressive and refreshingly direct. It can be seen in the bustling streets and it can be heard in the way that people speak to one another. The Israeli community is like one big family – for the good and the bad – and sometimes their tone can be harsh,…

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My Moment Between Sorrow and Celebration

in Life, Culture & Sports

The moment hits me in the heart, air heavy with emotion and pain. The siren rings at 11:00AM for two minutes, commemorating Israel’s Memorial Day, when the country honors the 23,544 fallen soldiers and victims of terror. This year, 97 souls were added to the growing list. As the siren sounds its overwhelmingly dull tone,…

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Hoop Dreams and the Holy Land

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He’s 34-years old, a former NBA super star, an art extraordinaire, and now a Hebrew speaker. Amar’e Stoudemire moved to Jerusalem, Israel two years ago to play basketball for Hapoel Jerusalem. Moving to Israel meant fulfilling a longtime dream for Stoudemire, and he says that he’s never felt more at home. Even though he’s not…

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Israel Ranks Low on Tourism Report Despite Large Efforts

in Tourism & Nature

Israel has been placed in the 61st spot of the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report.  The Ministry of Tourism has made major efforts in increasing the tourism industry in Israel, and Israel’s ranking did move up 11 places since last year; however, there were many factors which kept Israel low down on…

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