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Israel Universities Increase English Class Offerings

in Life, Culture & Sports

About 12,000 international students attend a variety of English language offerings in Israel. With the aim of doubling that number, the Israeli Council for Higher Education has approved 26 more courses offered in the English language. They recently approved 7 undergraduate courses and 19 master’s degrees in the hopes of bringing in 24,000 students by…

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Jerusalem Marathon Breaks Records

in Life, Culture & Sports

In the hilliest and holiest city of Jerusalem, a record-breaking number of 40,000 runners took to the streets to run the 9th annual Jerusalem Marathon. On the March 15th Friday morning, these thousands, which included about 4,600 athletes who flew in from 80 countries specifically for the event, chose from six differing routes to take.…

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The Rise and Fall of the Sea of Galilee

in Tourism & Nature

The Sea of Galilee, or the Kineret, has risen four feet since the winter season began in late October. The increase is a typical result of Israel’s annual rainy season, according to the Water Authority, and is still at the lowest level it’s been in the last 17 years, categorizing it as a hydrological drought.…

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 Eilat International Airport Opens in Israel

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

The second international airport in Israel has opened its runways in Eilat. The Ilan and Asaf Ramon Airport building began in 2013, and the $460 million project is now operational. In an opening ceremony held on January 21, Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated the airport to Ilan and Asaf Ramon, a father and son who both died…

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Jesus’ Baptism Site Not a War Zone

in Tourism & Nature

From a holy ground to a war zone and back again, the site where Jesus is thought to have been baptized is all clear of mines, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry. The area which runs along the west bank of the Jordan River, now called Qasr al-Yahud, was once a war zone between Israel…

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