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Jerusalem of Traffic: Main Road Closes for Three Years

in Economy & Innovation

A main gateway to Jerusalem has been closed, and is expected to cause massive amounts of traffic congestion for at least three years. Ironically, the main road is being shut down to support construction of the Jerusalem Gateway Project, a 74-acre commercial center made of 1.5 million square meters of commercial space, including offices, 2,000…

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Zencity Tech Brings Power to the Locals

in Economy & Innovation

What do the people want? This is the question that city management company Zencity, answers for any local authorities wanting to listen. While the saying goes that the revolution will not be televised, they never said anything about social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Perhaps that’s just where the people’s revolution begins. The…

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What’s Happening in Israel by Numbers

in Economy & Innovation

In a 2017 statistical abstract recently released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the state of Israel has been broken down in a new light. The CBS gathered information from about 255 local and regional resources, with the purpose of sharing with local and national authorities and industries. Hopefully the information will be used to…

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Construction Startup Industry Booms Towards Better Safety

in Economy & Innovation

There’s a reason I fear walking past construction sites on the streets of Tel Aviv. It could have to do with the occasional hot sparks that fly free from soon-to-be buildings, the unsteady ladders leaning along uneven sidewalks, or the haphazard cultural mindset that feels built into every blueprint of every awkwardly calculated building. It…

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Herzliya and Eilat Lead Plastic Ban

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We need to talk about plastic. Over 300 million tons of plastic is produced annually, and about 80 million tons of it makes it into our oceans and seas. In just one kilometer of Tel Aviv beach, 50 pounds of plastic per day litters the shorelines. This tags Tel Aviv as the third most plastic…

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