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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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1.5 Million Israelis Visited Nature Reserves this Summer

in Tourism & Nature

As the first full lockdown subsided in June, and Israel began to reopen, Israel’s most beloved nature parks launched a new policy, which had actually been in the works for years. Post COVID-19, the policy enables people to spend time in Israel’s favorite nature reserves without overcrowding. For the first time ever, visitors needed to…

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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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We Need to Talk About Eilat

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

I was shocked when I heard the news. Thirty Israelis were said to have waited in line. Israelis aren’t known for waiting in line. Yet this line was different. In this line, allegedly stood some 30 men and boys waiting their turn to rape a 16-year old girl. She was visiting an Eilat hotel with…

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