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Jerusalem Building Plan Causes Environmental Concern

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

Despite 6,000 rejections, Israel’s National Planning and Building Council approved a building plan for a new neighborhood in the Jerusalem Hills. The White Ridge planning project includes 5,250 housing units spanning about 1,045 dunams, or 260 acres. Two new buildings were also approved at the Ora Junction, though project leaders were asked to reduce the…

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Jerusalem Will Build to 50 Floors

in Economy & Innovation

In a controversial move, Jerusalem, a city steeped in history, tradition and ancient culture, is turning a new leaf. Despite being loved for its low Old City skyline, the municipality has recently approved a series of new high rises. Once upon a time the city was allowed only to build up to 8 stories, slowly…

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The City of Jerusalem is Flourishing

in Life, Culture & Sports

In a report by the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, Jerusalem is blossoming, and laying the framework for positive growth. As the largest city in Israel housing over 919,000 people, all signs are pointing up. More religious and Arab residents have joined the employment and educational sectors, and less youth are choosing to emigrate. The…

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Pro Soccer Players and Fans Train the Elderly

in Life, Culture & Sports

Unable to take the field, Jerusalem Soccer players from the Beitar Millenium Jerusalem Football Club have opted to teach the elderly how to take on the digital field. As part of a volunteer program, players and their fans were invited to fill a need, supporting the elderly in isolation learn how to use various online…

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Israeli-Canadian Nurse Uplifts from the Frontlines

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

Rachel Gemara, 32, made Aliyah in 2006 from Toronto, Canada, and has been a resident of Jerusalem ever since. Trained as an oncology nurse, she has been working at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center for the past decade; yet since the global pandemic spread to Israel, she has found herself on the front lines of…

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