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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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Red Sea Coral Reef may be Sole Survivor

in Tourism & Nature

While global warming is known to be destroying the lives of coral reefs around the world, the Red Sea is the one place where the hot climate is creating a thriving environment for the underwater garden. A surviving species of coral reef grew naturally in the Bab-el Mandeb straight, which runs between Yemen and Ethiopia,…

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Most Jewish Israelis Believe in God

in Life, Culture & Sports

Do you believe in God? For Jewish Israelis, there is a pretty clear answer. According to a poll hosted by Haaretz, about 54% of Jewish Israelis believe in God, and 21% believe in a higher power. Only 25% keep the Sabbath, and 45% have a kosher household, though 65% of Jews think that supermarkets should…

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Israeli Child Finds Ancient Fertility Figurine

in Life, Culture & Sports

An 8-year-old boy uncovered what is thought to be an ancient fertility symbol from 11,500 years ago. As he was hiking in Northern Israel, Itamar Barnea of Kibbutz Malkiya found an intriguing stone and picked it up. Only two years later, his mother Reut was digging through household items, and rediscovered the stone. She presented…

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Birth is Booming Across Israeli Hospitals

in Health & Science

Hospitals across Israel have reached capacity, with maternal wards bursting with babies in record breaking numbers during July of 2018. Babies commonly boom during summer months; however, this year has seen an all-time high with a 10% increase rate for hospitals Ichilov in Tel Aviv, Haemek in Afula, Soroka in Beer Sheba, Shaare Zedek Center…

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