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Stats Show Israel has Highest Fertility Rate in the West

Friday, 16 March 2018 | The average number of children per mother in Israel is the highest in the West, and was found to be 3.11 children in 2016, according to Central Bureau of Statistics data on birth and fertility published Tuesday. In most Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, it was noted,

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Tale of Two Cities

Jerusalem is experiencing one of its biggest expansions ever. Mayor Nir Barkat is focused on making Jerusalem a modern metropolis and one of the most accessible cities in Israel. Barkat hopes that new rail lines, business centers and massive residential construction will not only attract new citizens, but also investment from Israeli companies. During 2018,

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Taking Off Soon!: Israel’s New Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport  

Come September 2018, the Promised Land will boast a new airport—the first civilian flight center built in Israel since the country’s rebirth 70 years ago. In the six months before the first planes are set to land and take to the skies—as engineers, designers and contractors put finishing touches on the runways, terminal and amenities—Israeli

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Running Where the Prophets Walked

On marathon day, everything in Jerusalem comes to a halt. Everything except 30,000 runners, that is. Every spring, Jerusalem’s historic streets clear for thousands of runners from Israel and around the world to stream through the city during the Jerusalem Winner’s Marathon. The marathon started back in 2011 when Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, an avid

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Surviving and Thriving, Israeli-style, Israel Celebrates 70 Years

The evening of April 18, 2018 marks the start of Israel’s 70th anniversary and the nation is pulling out all the stops to celebrate. Themed “A Legacy of Innovation,” 70 non-stop hours of partying begin with the biggest fireworks display in the history of the nation. The beaches from Eilat on the Red Sea to

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Rain Has Fallen, But Will It Be Enough?

Friday, 23 February 2018 | Meteorologists have wavered back and forth about whether or not to call the winter of 2017-18 a continuation of the drought Israel has experienced over the four previous years. December was abnormally dry but the month January produced a fair amount of precipitation. This resulted in a cautious pronouncement in

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A Former IDF Combat Soldier Reflects on her Army Service

Thursday, 22 February 2018 | My name is Sgt. Peleg and I serve as a combat soldier in the Search and Rescue Brigade. I enlisted to the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] almost three years ago, in March 2015, which means that I’m almost done with my military service. Looking back, it was an amazing experience

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Ben Gurion Opens New Wing, On Track to Become One of World’s Largest Airports in 2019

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | In response to increasing traffic and a growing economy, Ben Gurion Airport opened a new wing that can accommodate 1,800 more passengers per hour, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday. At current rate of growth, Israel’s international airport is expected to handle 25 million passengers in 2019, which would make Ben

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January Rain Continues

Friday, 26 January 2018 | It has been a wonderfully “wet” week in Jerusalem as well as in other parts of the country. According to Ynetnews, Israel’s meteorological services said that “the January figures brought about a slight change in trend” [from four consecutive years of drought]. In addition Ynetnews reported that “Metro-Tech now estimates

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Israel Embarks on Largest-ever Housing Project for Senior Citizens

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | The Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Gallant and Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky recently laid the cornerstone of the largest housing project for senior citizens ever constructed in Israel. Four hundred seventy-one apartments will be built for Holocaust survivors and immigrants in

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