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Men More Vulnerable to COVID-19; Mortality Declines

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Israel’s life expectancy is in the top 10 highest around the world; however, this past year saw the steepest decline, specifically in men’s life expectancy, due to the challenging health circumstances since the coronavirus pandemic went widespread in March 2020.  From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy for Israeli men decreased by 3.5 months, from 81…

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Students Back to School Despite Fourth COVID Wave

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Schools across the country opened yesterday despite disorder and confusion around new routine procedures and restrictions. Prime Minister Bennett and a back-to-school committee met only 48 hours before opening to discuss many unresolved issues, which include administering antibody tests for students, the teachers union, and participation of unvaccinated students.  With over 10,000 active COVID-19 cases…

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Love Death and Plastic: A Wake Up Call for Israel

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Walking from the cobblestone road into Jaffa’s local Sharabiya house, the beautiful walls and floors are littered in trash – specifically millions of pieces of microplastic beautifully shapeshifted into coral reefs, sea creatures, photography, and more. Collected by Evelyn Anca, co-founder of Plastic Free Israel and sustainable artist of the 16 plastic pieces, the room…

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Shark Nursery Discovered in Tel Aviv Seas

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Recent research has shown a heavy concentration of deepwater baby sharks and eggs were found off the coast of Tel Aviv, which they say speaks majorly to the impact that climate change is having on the deep sea. The large nursery “was happening under our noses for thousands of years…hiding in plain sight, which highlights…

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Fourth Coronavirus Wave Returns to Israel 

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Coronavirus numbers are over 6,000 affected, the highest in six months. As fear of a fourth national lockdown takes hold, the government is tightening public freedoms once again, especially given the upcoming Jewish holiday season, and the school year set to start on September 1.  The current coronavirus czar Salman Zarka has called on everyone…

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