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Plans for “Renewable Energy Capital” in Golan Heights

in Economy & Innovation

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Over 2,400 Sudanese Refugees Granted Temporary Rights 

in Life, Culture & Sports

In what has been a long battle after thousands of Sudanese asylum seekers escaped genocide in 2013, the Israeli government has been ordered by the High Courts to make a decision on refugee status, or grant temporary rights. The announcement comes as  “a significant step for us as some have been waiting more than eight…

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Israel Tourism Industry Fails To Fly

in Tourism & Nature

As Omicron infiltrates conversation and population, Israeli authorities have decided to shut down its borders and bar entry of foreigners from a growing list of 50 countries. The announcement came as a shock to many, whose livelihoods depend on tourism, which turned to anger when Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman said that tour guides and travel…

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Israeli Unicorns Doubled in 2021

in Economy & Innovation

Israeli technologies are flying up, with 33 new Unicorns “born” this year alone, which means startups that are valued at over $1 billion. In 2020, there were only 20 Israeli unicorns. The three dominating sectors are fintech, cybertech, and tech infrastructure, which have led the way bringing in a total of $24.5 billion in the…

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Tel Aviv Most Expensive City in the World

in Economy & Innovation

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Tel Aviv surpassed Paris, Singapore, and New York, jumping into first place as the number one most expensive city in the world. Supported by the strength of the New Israeli Shekel and the rising transport and grocery prices, the white city has reached a new economic peak, and not…

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