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Israel Locks Down as COVID Rates Rise

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In an official announcement on Monday, Israeli officials chose to lock down the country effective September 18, as Rosh Hashanah kicks off the high holiday season. The lockdown is slated to last at least three weeks when Sukkot is over on October 11. While this lockdown will be looser than last, all non-essential businesses will…

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Israel is Failing at Coronavirus  

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Israel finally reached number one last week, for a quite depressing statistic of leading the world in coronavirus infections per capita. Despite its small size and “impressive” management during the first wave of COVID-19, Israel has averaged almost 200 new cases per day per 1 million people, higher than any other country in the world,…

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HealthTech Companies Filling Gaps to Revolutionize Industry  

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With major gaps in the current health care system, some Israeli companies are steadily working towards using technology to create solutions, bringing attention to the ways technology can be used to fill those gaps. One Israeli startup called StuffThatWorks is a data-based platform that connects patients seeking relief. With over 70% of people “googling” their…

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Israel Invests in Foreign Workers Despite High Unemployment

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As citizens suffer from the highest unemployment rate in decades due to coronavirus, Israeli officials authorize hiring 30,000 foreign workers. The Ministries of Labor, Welfare, and Construction have each agreed to import workers, approving the increase of Palestinians from 64,000 workers to 80,000, doubling the migrant workers to over 32,000, and approving work for 700…

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Israel and UAE Celebrate New Peace Ties

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In a major global move on Thursday, the United Arab Emirates and Israel have entered into a peace agreement, with the support of the United States. The UAE is the third Arab country, after Egypt and Jordan, to be on such terms with Israel. In a statement from the White House, it said the two…

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