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The Startup Nation has a Salary Problem

in Economy & Innovation

About 21% percent of Israeli residents live below the poverty line, according to an OECD 2016 report, making Israel amidst the highest poverty rates of developed countries worldwide. Of this percentage, over 30% are children. One cause for the massive societal issue is the ever-growing income inequality, not only between genders but between races. A…

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Longest Salt Cave in Israel Breaks World Record

in Tourism & Nature

The Malcham salt cave was discovered in Israel’s southern Mount Sodom around the Dead Sea, and is made up of almost 100% table salt. The cave was found in 1986 by Amos Frumkin, Director of the Hebrew University Cave Research Center, and until recently, its massive size remained unknown. The cave is thought to be…

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Israel’s Central Hospital Ranked Top 10 Worldwide

in Economy & Innovation

Serving over one million patients per year, Sheba Medical Center was ranked within the top ten of Newsweek’s list of best hospitals around the world. The hospital, located in Ramat Gan, took the number ten spot and as mentioned by Newsweek, is known for being “a leader in medical science and bio-technical innovation, both in…

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These Israeli Dogs Detect Cancer       

in Health & Science

A recent study shows that the unique sensory capabilities of dogs may allow them to screen for early signs of specific types of cancer. The study was conducted by Professor Pesach Schwartzman from Ben Gurion University, who reports that dogs and the types of the disease share the same aromatic qualities, so the dog is…

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Israel’s Spacecraft Sends First Selfie

in Economy & Innovation

In true Israeli fashion, the first gift of Israel’s SpaceIL mission is a selfie snapped en route to the moon. The first photograph was sent from over 20,000 kilometers away from Earth, where only a couple weeks ago, Beresheet, or Genesis, was launched on February 22 from Cape Canaveral. The photograph shows the spectacular surface…

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