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First Bedouin Ambassador of Israel Appointed

in Economy & Innovation

The first ever Bedouin Ambassador, Ishmael Khaldi, was appointed to the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, July 5. Khaldi will represent Israel in Eritrea. Khaldi grew up in Khawalid, Northern Israel near Haifa, and worked as a shepherd. He later studied political science and international relations in Haifa and Tel Aviv. He initiated a project inviting…

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Israeli Social Workers Finally Strike

in Economy & Innovation

After a series of talks and no action, the Union of Social Workers in Israel launched an open-ended strike on Monday. Prior to the strike, thousands of social workers rallied in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and in other spots across the country. They are demanding NIS 150 million, or $44 million, to support the union in…

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Israel Works to Tackle Human Trafficking

in Health & Science

In most recent news, a sex trafficking ring was busted on Monday, arresting eight suspects who were said to be bringing women from abroad to Israel for prostitution. Setup as a mobile massage service, the ring leader is suspected to be a 51-year-old former Israeli athlete turned trainer, who is female. The other arrested were…

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New Ruling Creates More Ease for Transgender People

in Life, Culture & Sports

In the midst of the global pride month to promote LGBTQ equality and rights, Israel has announced that all major pride parades across the country, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheva, will be postponed. Due to coronavirus and the massive crowds the Pride Parade brings out, the risk of gathering is too great for…

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Black Lives Matter and the Plight of Minorities

in Life, Culture & Sports

 Last week, worldwide outrage hit its peak, as a violent video made waves on social media, documenting George Floyd, an African American man, being murdered by a Caucasian police officer Devin Chauvin. Protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have rippled around the world since, and cities across Israel have also shown up in solidarity.…

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