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Israel Ranks in Top 20 Economies for GDP 

in Economy & Innovation

Israel has never been in the top 20 economies for GDP per capita; however, the past year has made the strength of the Israeli economy notable despite its subsequent shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis. In the latest Forbes Israel report based on International Monetary Fund data, Israel is 19th on the global list.  GDP per…

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Young People Would Rather Be Unemployed

in Economy & Innovation

Unemployment numbers in Israel continue to drop with the reopening economy, yet people under 34 seem to be staying stagnant. With unemployment benefits in place until mid-June, almost half, or 47.4%, of the young and unemployed are not incentivized to return to work. With COVID-19, many receive 70% of their paycheck, at least until June…

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As Israel Turns 73, Population Up by 1.5% 

in Economy & Innovation

After last year’s Independence Day was spent in lockdown, this year has garnered a brand new appreciation for “independence.” Israel continues to cautiously reopen, with businesses, restaurants, culture spots, and general energy back to full flourishing. Wednesday evening and Thursday are lined up with organized parties, barbecues, and gatherings across the country. The annual Israeli…

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The State of Homeless in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

While getting his master’s degree in social work, Omri Abramovich, also a psychotherapist, took notice of the phenomenon of homeless people: how many there are, how ignored they are, and how they live. He’s been exploring it ever since, sometimes even taking to the streets himself to experience the life of a street dweller.  Making…

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Embryo Grows Outside the Womb

in Health & Science

After three and half years of research, Professor Jacob Hanna of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot has succeeded in growing a mouse embryo without a womb for the first time ever. While there have been attempts in the past, this is the first time that the embryo was able to fully develop its organs and…

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