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Israelis are going places

in Tourism & Nature

Israelis are flying high, both literally and figuratively. Since the Open Sky Agreement, or “Open Skies,” between Israel and the European Union was signed in 2013, the number of Israelis travelling abroad has increased by 85%. Between January to May of 2017, over 2.2 million Israelis have taken flight. Compared to the same time period…

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Bye Bye, Binary Options

in Economy & Innovation

It’s not often a government shuts down a multi-billion-dollar business, but in the case of the corrupt binary options industry, the Israeli government has approved a nationwide ban. The binary options business has been around for a decade and has long been known for its fraudulent and financial scamming, and overall “unkosher” business practices. Only…

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Toiletries cost too much in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

Toothpaste from Colgate costs almost 50% more in Israel than it does anywhere else in the world, claims a recent report comparing global toiletry prices. The Central Bureau of Statistics compared costs in 13 countries and found that Israel sold mostly imported toiletries like deodorant and toothpaste for about 50% more than other countries. The…

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Smoking Kills 8,000 Israelis per year

in Health & Science

While Israelis may feel the life or death circumstances at any given moment on a daily basis, there is a recent report which shows the rates are rising of those inflicting harm on themselves. In an annual 2016 smoking report, the numbers and rates of smokers in Israel are alarming. Despite a 2011 effort by…

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Australians Always Have a Landing Pad in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

In an effort to grow their entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Australian Minister of Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, has initiated a new global program, where “Landing Pads” are placed at key technology hubs around the world. Israel is one of them. The aim of the Landing Pads are to provide an onsite space for Australian…

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