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Hindsight is 2020, Yet Please Make Time for Foresight 

in Life, Culture & Sports

The roaring twenties have arrived, and before we greet it fully, it behooves us to reflect on the decade that preceded it.  The 2010’s saw a revival of the people’s movements, a call for social change from “the bottom up.” From Washington DC to Sudan, rallies convened calling to end racism, antisemitism, and oppression, prioritize…

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Israeli Tourism Increases by 11% in 2019

in Tourism & Nature

Over 4.55 million visitors landed in Israel from January through November in 2019. This marks the third consecutive year that Israel has experienced a record-breaking increase in tourism. The top five countries with incoming visitors are the United States, France, Russia, Germany, and England. There was also a 51% increase from incoming visitors from China.…

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Hundreds of Species Added to Protected List

in Tourism & Nature

For the first time in a decade, the Environmental Protection Authority in Israel updated its list of protected species. The update was required based on Israel’s 1995 agreement with the UN Convention to Biological Diversity. According to the website the agreement recognizes that “biological resources are vital to humanity’s economic and social development, that biological…

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Israeli Planet Named After Hebrew Alphabet

in Health & Science

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the International Astronomical Union invited countries from around the world to name an “exoplanet” and its host star outside of the Milky Way galaxy. Over 4,000 planets have been found orbiting other stars, called exoplanets. As the planets are found, they are being catalogued with telephone like numbers, yet Eric…

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A Universal Time to Celebrate Light

in Life, Culture & Sports

In a timely alignment, four cultural and traditional holidays take place within the same time period, right before the turning of a new decade into 2020. The holiday jumble kicks off on December 21 with Winter Solstice, followed by eight days of Chanukah starting on December 22. Christmas is on December 25, and Kwanzaa closes…

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