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Volkswagen invests $300m in Gett

in Economy & Innovation

Israeli much-praised startup company Gett (previously Get Taxi) raised $300 million from Europe’s largest carmaker Volkswagen. Volkswagen chairman Matthias Muller said, “Alongside our pioneering role in the automotive business, we aim to become one of the world’s leading mobility providers by 2025. Within the framework of our future Strategy 2025, the partnership with Gett marks…

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A (clearer) picture of the nation

in Economy & Innovation

Last week’s data by the Central Bureau of Statistics is now complemented by an in-depth analysis titled ‘A picture of the nation’ by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, edited by Avi Weiss. The well-written report is not only looking behind the scenes of mere data but drawing conclusions and providing outlooks. The author…

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Economic ties: ‘Made in Germany‘ in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

“In the beginning there was light,” says Doron Arazi with a wry grin. The historian researched the history of German products in Israel. And came across one of the earliest newspaper ads for the Munich-based lighting firm Osram – in the territory that then fell under the British Mandate for Palestine. German-Israeli relations have undergone…

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The world’s most beautiful restaurant is in….Tel Aviv

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Great news for art and culinary lovers travelling to Israel: according to the ‘International Space Design Award’, the most beautiful restaurant can be found in Tel Aviv. ‘Pastel’ won this year’s competition against more than 4,000 competitors from 35 countries. The interior of the restaurant was designed by the architects Alon Baranowitz and Irene Kronenberg,…

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Israeli startup WIX buys in at 2015’s Superbowl

in Economy & Innovation

The Israeli startupWix is not only one of the most successful companies in the Holy Country but soon to be internationally renowned as well – Wix bought a 30-second slot at this year’s Superbowl for no less than 4.5 million US-Dollar. What will be shown on Feb 1 to millions of people remains a well-kept…

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