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2000-year-old Stone Discovered in Jerusalem

in Tourism & Nature

What began as digging for a new road in Jerusalem unearthed a rare find dated 2,000 years ago. While preparing for construction near Binyanei Ha’Uma near the entrance of the city,  a team, amidst many Roman columns of architecture, discovered one particular pillar engraved in Aramaic language and Hebrew lettering spelling “Hananiah son of Dodalos…

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Jerusalem Railway Station is Open

in Economy & Innovation

Starting Tuesday, September 25, the long-awaited Jerusalem railway opened, and it’s making moves towards Tel Aviv. The railway line situated at the Yitzhak Navon Railway Station is across from the Central Bus Station, and isn’t yet fully operational. The line has only recently been approved for a one-month trial, which will run between Jerusalem and…

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New Israel Tourism Projects on the Rise

in Tourism & Nature

Global tourists contribute over 20 billion New Israeli Shekels to the Israeli tourism industry, and visitors have increased about 25% from 2016 to 2017 alone. Last year brought in 3.6 million tourists, and 2018 is predicted to expect the same if not more. With such an influx of people must come a more supportive infrastructure.…

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Jerusalem Light Festival Brightens Old City

in Life, Culture & Sports

There is something mesmerizing about a fresh splash of light hitting the most historical buildings of the past. For the tenth year in a row, the Jerusalem Light Festival illuminates the ancient building designs of the past with a large dose of international imagination, allowing hundreds of thousands of local residents and tourists to visualize…

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Israel Appoints Ultra-Orthodox Female Judge

in Health & Science

Havi Toker just made history as the first official Ultra-Orthodox judge appointed to Jerusalem’s Magistrate Court in Israel. Toker, 41, studied law at Hebrew University and spent the past two decades working in the legal district in Jerusalem. Her appointment to the Supreme Court is a large leap forward for women. Toker was born in…

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