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May 2019

Israel Burns with Over 1,000 Fires in 3 Days

in Life, Culture & Sports

Fueled by high temperature heat waves, over 1,000 fires were put out in Israel in the past week. Possible causes currently being investigated include electrical negligence and arson, in addition to the local bonfire holiday, and the dry Mediterranean climate. The wave began with Lag B’Omer, Israel’s “fire holiday” where locals often light bonfires. Despite…

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TreeTube Saves Trees and Sidewalks

in Tourism & Nature

How do trees grow under cement? For those walking those streets it may go unnoticed; however for landscape artists and architects, the tree and sidewalk is an unlikely yet necessary pair. Without ample room to grow, trees and their roots develop either in an unhealthy manner or can impact and ruin the sidewalks they grow…

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Sde Dov Airport Slated to Start Closure July 

in Economy & Innovation

Operating since 1938, the Sde Dov Airport is slated to shut down full operations by November 2019, beginning with its military operations in July. Named after Dov Hoz, a Jewish pioneer of aviation, the reconstruction of the airport has been initiated by Israel Land Administration. It has been approved by the Tel Aviv District and…

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Education Reform Must Be Prioritized in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

Israel’s education system is failing, and its largely due to its lack of a standard education curriculum. A recent policy brief by Dan Ben-David, an economy professor at Tel Aviv University and Founder of the Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research, explains a grim future for children, and Israel overall, should education continue to be dismissed…

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Health Matters Most in Israel, Study Shows

in Health & Science

A recent study asked citizens of Israel to prioritize what mattered to them most by quality of life indicators. Across the board for all sectors including Israelis, Arabs, and Haredi, health was the top priority. Quality of life indicators covered ten areas, such as family, health, education, income, employment, housing, community, environment, public infrastructure, and…

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