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100 Startups Hackathon in Tel Aviv

in Economy & Innovation

With a 25% decrease in private investments, the Israeli “Startup Nation” is in need of solutions in a post-COVID world. In a poll from Israel Innovation Authority, about 29% of startups have had to fire employees, which has caused many talented people to lose their jobs. In order to help solve the problem, a few…

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Israel Locks Down as COVID Rates Rise

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

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  

in Health & Science

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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The 2020 School Year Kicks Off – Kind Of

in Economy & Innovation

The school year kicked off as normal on September 1, despite a number of concerns from teachers and parents about the lack of preparation for the coming year. The Israel Teachers’ Union has been set to strike since the beginning of the week, and are planning to do so today September 3, unless their demands…

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The Only Fish that Should Eat Plastic

in Life, Culture & Sports

Evi Anca hates plastic, yet also admits to loving it. The Israeli artist, environmental activist, and co-director of Plastic Free Israel, spends much of her time scouring beaches, construction sites, and trash piles for plastic which eventually, she turns into educational art. Today, she uses art as a tool for activism, creating recycled masterpieces, and…

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