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November 2017

Honours for Carl Lutz – a hero at the right time

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

Carl Lutz can be easily described as “forgotten hero” in his home country Switzerland. In Israel however the situation is different, as he was the first Swiss to be recognized by Yad Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations”. A new scenic lookout high above the Sea of Galilee was inaugurated in his honour this week.…

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Solar Energy Can Benefit All

in Health & Science

Three years ago, the Energy Ministry and Electric Authority of Israel set a goal to produce 10% of Israel’s power from alternative energy sources by 2020. Due to their own restrictive rules, however, only about 2% of Israel’s electricity is currently being produced by solar and wind sources. The institutions, in support of their prior…

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Amazon Landing in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

Given the large and hopeful demands by Israeli consumers, Amazon is considering setting up a shipping center in Israel. The online retail giant has numerous teams on site, both Israeli and international, to scope the logistics of what this would mean. A real estate team is inquiring about possible warehouse locations, and a shipping center…

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Middle East Milk Bank

in Health & Science

Breastmilk is a sought-after substance; especially for the prematurely born babies who cannot digest milk formula, and for the 50% of mothers who cannot breastfeed their early arrivals. With about 10% of all births being premature, there is a large gap in the Israeli system when it comes to feeding and nourishment for premature babies,…

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Coming to America, New Visa Waiver Program Possible

in Tourism & Nature

America is one of the most desired travel destinations for Israelis; however, many Israelis who seek visas to visit the United States are declined in droves. For Israelis who still want to fulfill their American dream, the dream might become easier in about 3-5 years. The process has begun between American and Israeli government officials…

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