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Communal Living Makes a Comeback

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One could say the concept sprouted in Israel with the first kibbutz in 1909, when group settlements and collective living experiences were both desirable and necessary for survival. Today, of the 270 kibbutzim which exist in Israel, only a handful still operate like they used to. Capitalism and commercialism made communal living less needed and…

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Hiring Prostitutes is a Criminal Offense in Israel

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Of the 14,000 sex workers in Israel, 76% of them would leave the field if they could. Of the 14,000, 3,000 are children, and the majority remain trapped in a cycle of poverty, power struggle, and lack of psychological and emotional support. In order to spark a systemic change in this issue, Israel passed a…

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Intransition: An Art Exhibit to Support Transgender

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

When two young Israelis, both identifying as transgender, were murdered in Tel Aviv this past summer, the LGBTQ community raised their rainbow flags high and protested against the violence towards the queer community. In the past decade around the globe, almost 3,000 transgender and diverse-gender people have been killed by shooting, stabbing or beating. And…

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Israeli Inclusivity Town Being Built for Disabled

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Inclusivity is taking priority in Israel, thanks to inspiration from the musician Yitzchak Perlman’s Genesis Prize. Since being named the 2016 winner, Perlman has taken massive steps to create more inclusive opportunities for people who are disabled across Israel. One project is a brand new town near Beer Sheba called Daniel, which will be all…

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Israel Ranks Top 3 for Most Educated Country

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According to a 2017 report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Israel ranks number three on the shortlist for the most educated countries worldwide. The report is calculated by the country’s population in the age bracket of those who graduated with post-secondary degrees. With Israel’s population of over 8 million, about 50.9% of…

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