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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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Caesarea Opens King Herod’s Visitor Center

in Tourism & Nature

King Herod’s Visitor Center officially opened on May 29. The NIS 80 million, or $22 million, project, funded by the Rothschild Foundation, sits centrally in the Caesarea National Park, the most popular archaeological site in Israel from the first century. The site, also surrounded by a residential city, served as the first official port during…

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Israel Burns with Over 1,000 Fires in 3 Days

in Life, Culture & Sports

Fueled by high temperature heat waves, over 1,000 fires were put out in Israel in the past week. Possible causes currently being investigated include electrical negligence and arson, in addition to the local bonfire holiday, and the dry Mediterranean climate. The wave began with Lag B’Omer, Israel’s “fire holiday” where locals often light bonfires. Despite…

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TreeTube Saves Trees and Sidewalks

in Tourism & Nature

How do trees grow under cement? For those walking those streets it may go unnoticed; however for landscape artists and architects, the tree and sidewalk is an unlikely yet necessary pair. Without ample room to grow, trees and their roots develop either in an unhealthy manner or can impact and ruin the sidewalks they grow…

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Sde Dov Airport Slated to Start Closure July 

in Economy & Innovation

Operating since 1938, the Sde Dov Airport is slated to shut down full operations by November 2019, beginning with its military operations in July. Named after Dov Hoz, a Jewish pioneer of aviation, the reconstruction of the airport has been initiated by Israel Land Administration. It has been approved by the Tel Aviv District and…

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