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Israel is Pumped Up for Eurovision

in Tourism & Nature

With last year’s win by Netta Barzilai, Israel is laying out the blue, white, and orange carpet for Eurovision officials, artists and guests. The kickoff ceremony was hosted on Sunday evening at a crowded Habima Square, and “Dare to Dream” is the theme running through the veins of the now buzzing Eurovision Village. The village …

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Eurovision is Coming to Israel

in Tourism & Nature

Preparation is under way for the biggest song competition across Europe, taking place for the first time in over 20 years in Israel. After Neta Barzilai’s big win last year, she secured Israel as the home for this year’s competition, and Israel is ready to welcome about 20,000 people for the 48th annual Eurovision. Nine…

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Israel Universities Increase English Class Offerings

in Life, Culture & Sports

About 12,000 international students attend a variety of English language offerings in Israel. With the aim of doubling that number, the Israeli Council for Higher Education has approved 26 more courses offered in the English language. They recently approved 7 undergraduate courses and 19 master’s degrees in the hopes of bringing in 24,000 students by…

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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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The Rise and Fall of the Sea of Galilee

in Tourism & Nature

The Sea of Galilee, or the Kineret, has risen four feet since the winter season began in late October. The increase is a typical result of Israel’s annual rainy season, according to the Water Authority, and is still at the lowest level it’s been in the last 17 years, categorizing it as a hydrological drought.…

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