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Life in Israel

Education Nation

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the 2022 edition of its annual Education at a Glance report in October last year. In no less than 462 pages crammed with statistics, graphs, footnotes and summaries, the document compares and contrasts the state of education in 45 countries for the 2021/2022 school year, ranking

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Signaling Spring

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come. (Song of Songs 2:11–12a). Is there anyone who does not long for the promise of spring during the dark and dreary days of winter? Here in Israel, the lovely almond blossoms

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Israel Ranks 10th Highest for Global Life Expectancy

January 6, 2023

Friday, 6 January 2023 | Israel boasts the 10th highest life expectancy on the globe, according to a new study by NiceRX based on data from Worldometer’s Life Expectancy of the World Population. Israelis have an average life expectancy of 83.49, with 81.98 years for men and 84.91 for women, according to the study by

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The Quirks of Israel—Driving in Israel

From the pen of Peter Fast, national director of Bridges for Peace Canada and the future CEO of Bridges for Peace International, comes the fifth installment of the Quirks of Israel. Join Peter on a journey through the wonderfully peculiar culture, traditions, heritage and daily life of this singular nation as he unpacks, introduces and

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Arab Voices for Israel

Arab Voices for Israel Israel’s advocates range from devout Jews to fellow Christians to complete agnostics—and everything else in between. Yet there is one particular group of pro-Israel voices that demands a special measure of admiration. Their support for the Jewish state does not stem from religious persuasion or ethnic connection. They choose to speak

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US News Ranks Israel as 10th Most Powerful Country

January 3, 2023

Tuesday, 3 January 2023 | U.S. News & World Report listed Israel as the world’s 10th most powerful nation in the publication’s country rankings for 2022, citing the Jewish state’s military strength as well as its influential status in politics and in the global economy. The US was ranked first, followed by China, Russia, Germany,

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Some 70,000 Jewish People from 95 Countries Immigrated to Israel in 2022

Friday, 23 December 2022 | Some 70,000 people from 95 different countries immigrated to Israel in 2022 with the assistance of the Jewish Agency for Israel, in cooperation with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration. It was the most olim [immigrants to Israel] in 23 years and a dramatic increase from 2021, when about 28,600

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Israeli Flag in Space as NASA Shoots for the Moon

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 | The deep-space flight via Orion spacecraft in the mission called Artemis I, which was launched just less than two weeks ago from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is currently orbiting the moon with two mannequins aboard—both sporting an Israeli flag. If successful, the experiment may lay the foundation for

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Israeli Doctors Help African Children Smile

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 | Two Israeli doctors are making a difference for children in Equatorial Guinea by performing complex surgeries and providing local doctors with support and technology to perform the operations by themselves. Drs. Oded Nahlieli and Michael Abba recently returned from another trip to the central African nation, where they performed dozens

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‘Naval Iron Dome’ Successfully Passes Final Test

November 18, 2022

Friday, 18 November 2022 | Israel’s Navy and Defense Ministry as well as Rafael Advanced Defense Systems completed a C-Dome system advanced interception test, the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] announced on Thursday, marking a significant step toward introducing the naval version of the Iron Dome aerial defense system. The C-Dome is a more advanced version

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