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How Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Made it to Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

Over thirty years ago, Avi Singer, an Israeli who had lived in the United States for over a decade, knew he was moving back to Israel and wanted to bring back something special. Little did he know, it would lead him to establish the first and only independent Ben and Jerry’s manufacturing company in Israel.…

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Saudi Scholar Contributes to Israeli Academic Journal

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

For the first time ever, a Saudi professor submitted an article in Hebrew to an Israeli publication. Professor Mohammad Ibrahim Alghbban, who heads the Hebrew studies department at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, published an article in Kesher, an academic journal by the Shalom Rosenfeld Institute for Research of Jewish Media and Communication in…

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First Bedouin Ambassador of Israel Appointed

in Economy & Innovation

The first ever Bedouin Ambassador, Ishmael Khaldi, was appointed to the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, July 5. Khaldi will represent Israel in Eritrea. Khaldi grew up in Khawalid, Northern Israel near Haifa, and worked as a shepherd. He later studied political science and international relations in Haifa and Tel Aviv. He initiated a project inviting…

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How Falafel is Fundraising for Small Business

in Life, Culture & Sports

Known for its tried and true fried balls of chickpeas, a new volunteer initiative is turning the Israeli flagship dish into a fundraising effort. It started when Yaron Karmi, an Israeli falafel stand owner, was spotted on the news just as the economy was locking down due to COVID-19. He wore his heart on his…

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New Ruling Creates More Ease for Transgender People

in Life, Culture & Sports

In the midst of the global pride month to promote LGBTQ equality and rights, Israel has announced that all major pride parades across the country, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheva, will be postponed. Due to coronavirus and the massive crowds the Pride Parade brings out, the risk of gathering is too great for…

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