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The 2,000-Year-Old Judean Date is Back

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

An array of Judean date seeds, grown about 2,000 years ago, have been fertilized and nine months later, are beginning to sprout. Out of 32 date seeds, 6 have blossomed to make up their own modern-day tribe of Judean dates. Elaine Solowey, the Director of Sustainable Agriculture of the Arava Institute, who is leading the…

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The State of Trees is Cause for Concern

in Tourism & Nature

Tu B’shvat is the annual birthday of the trees in the Jewish calendar. The harvest holiday is commonly celebrated by gathering for a feast, eating fruits and nuts, and planting trees. This year, in the wake of rising concerns and the dire need for environmental attention, perhaps the birthday of the trees is the perfect…

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Israeli Agriculture Is Top of the Field

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

Professor Dani Zamir of Hebrew University is being awarded with the Israel Prize for his research on genetic cultivation and improving plant life. The award is given annually by the Education Ministry for scholars who are contributing valuable research to the fields of agriculture and environmental science. Zamir has been teaching genetics at Hebrew University…

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Tesla Enters Israeli Market

in Economy & Innovation

After a few under the radar visits to Israel, Elon Musk has announced that Tesla will enter the Israeli market, bringing a fleet of his electric cars to Israel in January 2020. The “pop up” store will be at the Ramat Aviv mall, where cars will sell for around NIS 400,000 – 500,000. The fleet…

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Gas Pipeline Approved Despite Environmental Concerns

in Health & Science

Set to start by mid-January, the Egypt and Israel gas alliance will begin pumping full steam ahead. After a long term process dedicated to crafting a signed deal in 2019, the leaders of Egypt and Israel agreed to transfer up to 7 billion cubic meters of gas through the Tamar and Leviathan structures. Additionally, leaders…

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