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High Numbers Visit Nature Parks Despite Heat

in Tourism & Nature

The hottest months of the year don’t stop about 1,500,000 Israelis and 400,000 tourists from stepping into nature. Just about 2 million people visited the national parks and nature reserves throughout the country during the months of July and August. The most popular site was Gan Hashlosha National Park, also known as Sakhne, which is…

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Israeli School Year Theme is “Mutual Responsibility”

in Life, Culture & Sports

On Sunday, September 1, Israel’s 26,000 educational institutions welcomed over 2.3 million kids of all ages back to school. About 200,000 teachers and staff waited with open doors, satisfied with an agreement from the Finance Ministry after threatening to strike the week before. Despite averting a large protest, the Education Ministry listed that 49 schools…

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Israeli National Healthcare Spending Up

in Health & Science

The average country in the OECD index utilizes between 7.2% and 8.8% of their national budget on public healthcare. In 2018, the global OECD average spend was 8.8%, yet Israel remained well below at 7.6%. The numbers show that healthcare expenditure in Israel remains fairly stable since 2000, as it typically falls between 6.9% and…

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Imagining Israel Through Climate Change

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

Imagine two more months of summer, melting summer nights, and air conditioning as a requirement. As temperatures continue to rise in Israel, and if no immediate changes are made to counter climate change, the Israeli lifestyle will shift drastically. Yet as Israel steadily pumps a high concentration of toxic chemicals, or greenhouse gases, and does…

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Scientists Saving the Sabras from Pests  

in Health & Science

The national symbol of Israel is in danger, and the sabra cactus is being eaten alive and left for dead. The plant is being infested by aggressive pests, likely blown over from Lebanon. What started in 2013 in one small spot, has now become a widespread infestation across Northern Israel, and Israeli scientists are fighting…

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