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Taking Solar Energy to the Next Level

in Economy & Innovation/Monthly Report/Tourism & Nature

What if energy production was not only climate-friendly but also supported flourishing agriculture in the desert? Ralph Steigrad is trying to get Swiss and Israelis around a table for a pilot project to make it happen. As so often in life, the idea was inspired by a discussion. Ralph Steigrad was still living in Australia at…

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Investing in the Israeli Desert

in Economy & Innovation

More than half of Israel is desert land, yet thanks to innovation and dedication, the desert seems to be truly blossoming. With much focus placed on central Israel, specifically Tel Aviv, in terms of urban development, some eyes are shifting towards a more long-term, and less saturated, focused future – meaning that the Negev is…

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Tel Aviv Beaches Fully Accessible

in Health & Science

Tel Aviv City announced on June 11 that all 13 of its beaches are fully accessible. In the past, only five of those beaches were accessible to people with disabilities. The city is providing services such as “paths to the shoreline, accessible parking, showers, toilets, amphibious chairs, and an app guiding the visually impaired,” read…

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A Heatwave of Climate Change Hits Israel

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

Extreme heat is common in the Middle East; however, Israel is experiencing a record-breaking feat with the highest temperatures for the longest period of time during May. In what has been almost a week-long heatwave, temperatures have soared over 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The unprecedented temperatures have resulted in waves of Israelis…

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The Corona Impact on Israel’s Economy

in Economy & Innovation/Monthly Report

The Coronavirus tidal wave has not spared Israel in its passage around the world. As a small country of 9 million people, heavily reliant on international trade for its survival, the impact has been fast and profound.  First,  the bad news. The closure of its main (virtually sole) gateway, Ben Gurion International Airport, to tourist and business…

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