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Jerusalem Marathon Breaks Records

in Life, Culture & Sports

In the hilliest and holiest city of Jerusalem, a record-breaking number of 40,000 runners took to the streets to run the 9th annual Jerusalem Marathon. On the March 15th Friday morning, these thousands, which included about 4,600 athletes who flew in from 80 countries specifically for the event, chose from six differing routes to take.…

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IPC Bans Malaysia for Unethical Sportsmanship

in Life, Culture & Sports

The government of Malaysia, led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, refuses to allow Israeli athletes to participate in the Paralympics swimming championship, and were banned from hosting after the International Paralympic Committee, or IPC, took the action needed to send the right message across – sports and politics do not go together. Malaysia banned Israelis…

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The Tel Aviv Bike Path is Blossoming

in Tourism & Nature

For an urban hub like Tel Aviv, bike paths are a hot topic. Given the consistent increase in congestion and traffic, local residents tend to use bicycles, not solely to enjoy the ride, but to get from point A to B. The relationship between cyclists, drivers and even pedestrians has been rocky. With poorly set…

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Two Gold Medals and a Dash of Hope

in Life, Culture & Sports

Just one year ago, at a major judo tournament in the United Arab Emirates, Israelis were unable to compete under their national symbols. When Tal Flicker won the gold medal, the organizers refused to honor him with the national anthem and raising the flag – as is standard in regard to any sports win. This…

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Israeli Tech Plays the Field at World Cup

in Life, Culture & Sports

While Israel hasn’t taken the World Cup field as a team since 1970, over 100 Israeli technologies are in play in the sports tech world, from real time analysis to hydration management to digital signage. The number of Israeli startups in the sport tech arena has more than doubled throughout the year. Over 60% are…

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