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Israel Locks Down as COVID Rates Rise

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

In an official announcement on Monday, Israeli officials chose to lock down the country effective September 18, as Rosh Hashanah kicks off the high holiday season. The lockdown is slated to last at least three weeks when Sukkot is over on October 11. While this lockdown will be looser than last, all non-essential businesses will…

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Israel is Failing at Coronavirus  

in Health & Science

Israel finally reached number one last week, for a quite depressing statistic of leading the world in coronavirus infections per capita. Despite its small size and “impressive” management during the first wave of COVID-19, Israel has averaged almost 200 new cases per day per 1 million people, higher than any other country in the world,…

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The 2020 School Year Kicks Off – Kind Of

in Economy & Innovation

The school year kicked off as normal on September 1, despite a number of concerns from teachers and parents about the lack of preparation for the coming year. The Israel Teachers’ Union has been set to strike since the beginning of the week, and are planning to do so today September 3, unless their demands…

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Israel Invests in Foreign Workers Despite High Unemployment

in Economy & Innovation

As citizens suffer from the highest unemployment rate in decades due to coronavirus, Israeli officials authorize hiring 30,000 foreign workers. The Ministries of Labor, Welfare, and Construction have each agreed to import workers, approving the increase of Palestinians from 64,000 workers to 80,000, doubling the migrant workers to over 32,000, and approving work for 700…

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Million Dollar Mask Made in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

Israeli Designer Isaac Levy received the request of a lifetime, when a Chinese businessman from America asked for the most expensive face mask in the world. Levy is working on completing the N-99 filtered mask by the end of the year. The 18-karat mask will be studded with 3,600 white and black diamonds, encrusted in…

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