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Israel Made it to the Moon

in Economy & Innovation

Israel’s first attempt to reach the moon was a journey of magnificence. A team of 3 men with a dream, Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari, and Yonatan Winetraub set out in 2010 to build the first ‘grassroots’ spaceship that has ever touched the moon. On April 11, 2019, millions of people watched as Beresheet, Israel’s spacecraft…

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Thousands Rally to Advocate for Climate Change

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

On Friday, March 29, up to 7,000 people gathered in the heart of Tel Aviv for the People’s Climate March in hopes of governmental attention towards the inescapable issue of climate change. The rally was one of many international efforts to raise awareness about climate change during the month of March. The event was a…

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Longest Salt Cave in Israel Breaks World Record

in Tourism & Nature

The Malcham salt cave was discovered in Israel’s southern Mount Sodom around the Dead Sea, and is made up of almost 100% table salt. The cave was found in 1986 by Amos Frumkin, Director of the Hebrew University Cave Research Center, and until recently, its massive size remained unknown. The cave is thought to be…

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These Israeli Dogs Detect Cancer       

in Health & Science

A recent study shows that the unique sensory capabilities of dogs may allow them to screen for early signs of specific types of cancer. The study was conducted by Professor Pesach Schwartzman from Ben Gurion University, who reports that dogs and the types of the disease share the same aromatic qualities, so the dog is…

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Israel’s Spacecraft Sends First Selfie

in Economy & Innovation

In true Israeli fashion, the first gift of Israel’s SpaceIL mission is a selfie snapped en route to the moon. The first photograph was sent from over 20,000 kilometers away from Earth, where only a couple weeks ago, Beresheet, or Genesis, was launched on February 22 from Cape Canaveral. The photograph shows the spectacular surface…

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