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Unemployment Low, Poverty Gap Remains High

in Economy & Innovation

Income for Israelis is finally on the rise after years of almost stagnant salaries, shows a report released by the Taub Center. Between 2012 and 2016, household disposable income increases 16% for middle class households, 13% for lower class, and 9% for upper class. The average income today falls at NIS 11,400 while the minimum…

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SodaStream hosts Ramadan meal for Arab and Jewish workers

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

Two thousand SodaStream employees and families, Arab and Jewish, gathered on Monday evening to honor breaking the fast of Ramadan, an epic attempt to nurture an “island of peace” amidst the sea of conflict in the Middle East. The celebration took place in SodaStream’s Rahat factory, marking the end of the 40-day fast that practicing…

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Fishing Banned in Israeli Mediterranean

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

The Ministry of Agriculture in Israel has placed a one month ban on fishing in the Mediterranean Sea, due to the rapid decline of fish and with the aim to support a sustainable fish supply for the future. All fishing methods are banned until May 30, except for dropping nets and using fishing poles off…

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Israel has Lowest Rate of Diet Death

in Health & Science

Eleven million deaths per year are based on destructive dietary habits, on a global scale. The Global Burden of Disease ran a report, published in The Lancet, collecting data of “distribution of intake for 15 foods and nutrients among adults aged 25 years or older across 195 countries, estimated the effect of each individual dietary…

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Israeli Election Votes Confuse the Masses

in Economy & Innovation

The Israeli government elections are seemingly complete. It appears that Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White received an equal number of votes from the 62% of Israeli citizens who exercised their national privilege. Election Day took place on April 9, which was a day off in Israel. Despite the hope that people…

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