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Record-breaking Rainfall Leads to Heartbreaking Deaths

in Tourism & Nature

Only days after 2020 swooped in, biblical rain, or perhaps an extreme result of climate change, graced the lands of Israel. Within only a few hours, certain spots received 3.5 inches of rain, more than half of what the month of January typically averages. The country saw various degrees of flooding, which resulted in blocked…

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Train from TLV – JLM Finally Takes Off

in Economy & Innovation

Taking double the time and double the cost, the fast train between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem finally launched its first successful journey on Saturday evening, December 21. The project was birthed in 2001, was meant to be completed in 2008, yet has seen many road blocks and financial shortages throughout the years. The train, originally…

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Central Bus Station Key to Urban Renewal 

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

With an increasing population and limited space, the Tel Aviv municipality is finally turning towards its heavily neglected south. The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Local Planning and Building Commission recently approved an urban development plan which will add 13,000 square meters of housing units, 153,000 square units of business space, and 33,500 square meters in public space,…

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The Israeli Startup Leading the Blind

in Economy & Innovation

Inclusive innovation is going public, with some companies choosing to use technology to turn lives positively upside down. RightHear is an Israeli startup working together with the Tel Aviv Municipality, supported the creation of the first official blind-friendly street in Israel, and possibly the world, found on Ibn Gvirol in Tel Aviv. RightHear was recently…

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Public Buses Run on Shabbat in Tel Aviv

in Life, Culture & Sports

Should buses run on Shabbat? In Tel Aviv, what seemed like a never-ending debate is now over. In a rebellious move to support Israel’s most pluralistic city, the local Tel Aviv municipality decided to provide public bus service to residents on what was once declared a public service day of rest. The decision comes amidst…

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