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Gay Pride from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

in Life, Culture & Sports

Gay Pride month is taking place around the world, and Israel is abuzz with rainbow flags and shows of love. The annual Jerusalem Pride Parade took place on Thursday, June 6, where over 10,000 people showed to support equality and LGBTQ rights in Israel’s complex capital city. Marchers were accompanied by about 2,500 police officers,…

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3D Printer Technique Simulates Surgery

in Health & Science

Just like flight simulation for pilots, doctors can now simulate surgery, thanks to a new technique developed by Israeli doctors utilizing a 3D printer. For complex and delicate surgeries, for the patients who need them, and the doctors who perform this, the new method has the power to shift the medical process. Before, doctors could…

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Unemployment Low, Poverty Gap Remains High

in Economy & Innovation

Income for Israelis is finally on the rise after years of almost stagnant salaries, shows a report released by the Taub Center. Between 2012 and 2016, household disposable income increases 16% for middle class households, 13% for lower class, and 9% for upper class. The average income today falls at NIS 11,400 while the minimum…

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SodaStream hosts Ramadan meal for Arab and Jewish workers

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

Two thousand SodaStream employees and families, Arab and Jewish, gathered on Monday evening to honor breaking the fast of Ramadan, an epic attempt to nurture an “island of peace” amidst the sea of conflict in the Middle East. The celebration took place in SodaStream’s Rahat factory, marking the end of the 40-day fast that practicing…

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Caesarea Opens King Herod’s Visitor Center

in Tourism & Nature

King Herod’s Visitor Center officially opened on May 29. The NIS 80 million, or $22 million, project, funded by the Rothschild Foundation, sits centrally in the Caesarea National Park, the most popular archaeological site in Israel from the first century. The site, also surrounded by a residential city, served as the first official port during…

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