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First Digital Bank Branch Set to Launch in Q3

in Economy & Innovation

Industries are being turned on their sides due to digital, yet banking hasn’t seen much out of the box – until the First Digital Bank. Founded by Professor Amnon Shashua, who played a founding role in the Mobileye self-driving car revolution, the First Digital Bank hopes to be a disruptor in the centuries-old industry. CEO…

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Israeli Airport Opens and Restaurants Cautiously Return

in Economy & Innovation

In what everyone hopes to be a final grand reopening, Israel is returning to the next iteration of “business as usual” after its last national lockdown ended at February’s end. With COVID-19 showing a 4% infection rate, and the vaccination campaign going strong, now seems the time to clean up the mess in the middle. …

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Airport Drama During COVID-19

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

One year later, with COVID-19 still filtering into our 2021, Israel has experienced a full spectrum of effects. While over half of the country has received their first vaccination given major campaign efforts, the Ben Gurion Airport remains shuttered, with some exceptions to the rule. The airport was closed on January 25 as the country…

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Early-Stage Arab Startups Receive Israeli Network Support

in Economy & Innovation

On a mission to “grow early-stage Arab-led startups into multimillion-dollar companies,” The Hybrid program supports eight startups per year to make the “startup investable” as soon as possible.  For the early-stage Arab entrepreneurs who are most certainly underrepresented in the startup world, there is a deep need for access to these resources, knowledge, and network.…

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Delivery Drones Trial the Skies in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

Five delivery drone companies have been chosen by the Israeli government in an attempt to unite the skies. As delivery drones become more accessible, they also become more dangerous. Given the rising number of companies and technologies, there is a strong need to create one regulated grid to ensure the drones don’t crash into each…

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