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The Startup Nation Needs New Roads

in Economy & Innovation

In the past twenty years, the number of cars on the Israeli roads have more than doubled; however, the number of roads has only grown by 45%. Ultimately this means there are too many cars, and not enough roads. Traffic congestion is said to be causing Israel about 35 billion shekels annually. With the new…

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Israel is World’s 5th Most Innovative Economy

in Economy & Innovation

In Bloomberg’s 2019 Innovation Index, Israel was named the 5th most innovative country in the world, making a notable jump from last year’s number ten spot. The number one spot is held by South Korea, who has held the position for the past six years, followed by Germany, Finland and Switzerland. The annual Bloomberg Innovation…

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Israeli Medical Cannabis Approved for Export

in Health & Science

Since the first study of THC in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam, the cannabis market has come a long way. Israel, as a longtime pioneer leading cannabis research, continues to pave the way forward thanks to a recently approved law allowing medical grade cannabis to be manufactured and globally exported. The law is passed after a…

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 Eilat International Airport Opens in Israel

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

The second international airport in Israel has opened its runways in Eilat. The Ilan and Asaf Ramon Airport building began in 2013, and the $460 million project is now operational. In an opening ceremony held on January 21, Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated the airport to Ilan and Asaf Ramon, a father and son who both died…

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Communal Living Makes a Comeback

in Life, Culture & Sports

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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