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More Israelis Learning Arabic

in Life, Culture & Sports

Street signs across Israel are home to the country’s two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic. While there is a divide between the languages and cultures alike, being able to communicate could be just the necessary bridge for a more peaceful future in Israel. Unfortunately, the amount of Israelis who study the Arabic language has been…

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A Girl Grows in Tel Aviv

in Life, Culture & Sports

Bang, bang, bang. As I wander through the streets of Tel Aviv, I can’t help but notice the endlessly present white noise of building. Since moving here seven years ago, and inevitably landing next to a construction site with every move, I quickly understood that this city operates in constant transition mode, building itself from the…

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Agnon hits the English books

in Life, Culture & Sports

Shmuel Yosef Agnon, also known as Shai Agnon, or for his pen name S.Y. Agnon is a famous Nobel prize winning writer who blended his truth with fictional stories and adapted Israeli history into an enigmatic reality, capturing the hearts of those who stepped into his world during his established writing career. Born in the…

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Time for social media to take social responsibility

in Economy & Innovation

Social media networks have their advantages and disadvantages. The powerhouse networks like Facebook and Twitter maintain that their aim is to create global connection, though do not claim responsibility when their channels are used to incite acts of violence, crime and terror. With the disturbing rise in anti-Semitic acts across the world, including an 86% spike in…

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Will Supermarkets be forced to shut on Shabbat?

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

The Supermarkets Law is a new legislation presented by the Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in the Israeli government. The law is up for a vote, and if voted favorably, would allow the government to authorize that all supermarkets and convenience stories throughout Israel be closed on Shabbat, from Friday evening to Saturday evening, with the exception…

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