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Israeli Startup Ecosystem Ranks #6 in the World, According to New Report

The annual Startup Genome Ecosystem report has listed the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as the sixth most attractive ecosystem for startups and innovation. The report, which has been published every year since 2012, comes as 40% of the world’s startups report major disruption due to Covid-19.

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were ranked together…

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Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Ranked World’s 6th Strongest Start-Up Ecosystem

The start-up ecosystem in Tel Aviv-Jerusalem was ranked sixth worldwide in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2020 (GSER 2020), tying with Los Angeles.

The report was conducted by Startup Genome, and is among the world’s most comprehensive and practical research reports on the success and performance of start-up ecosystems.

In their deep…

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Coronavirus Crisis Turned Israelis, Palestinians to Faith in God

Palestinians and Israelis have more faith in God as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a new study by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Keevoon Global Research revealed.

The survey measured the attitudes of Israelis, Palestinians, Germans, Americans, Brits, Italian and Poles about the novel coronavirus.

Around 500 people from each country were…

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Muted Independence Day Celebrations Salute Medical Staff Fighting Virus

Israel was gearing up to mark its 72nd Independence Day with a salute to medical staff Wednesday as most of the population remains at home under a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Official ceremonies went ahead, though in a subdued format, while the traditional outdoor barbecues, street parties and general public revelry…

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The Shepherd, the Pilot, the Long-Lost Grave: 5 Stories of Israel’s 1948 Fallen

Six months before his assassination, 47 years after the events took place, the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin remembered the day that Yaakov Stutsky fell in battle. At the time Rabin was the commander of the Harel Brigade, formed on April 16, 1948 with soldiers serving in the Palmach — the elite force of the Haganah underground.

Jewish…

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Jerusalem Nursing Students Help Curb Spread of COVID-19 at Senior Residences

In partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Health, Home Front Command and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), more than 30 nursing students from the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) have begun working in nursing homes across Israel with the aim of curbing the spread of coronavirus.

The students, who are enrolled in a JCT program—ranked…

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Survey: Israeli Arabs, Haredim Feel More Connected to Israel Than Ever

Israelis, including Israeli Arabs, feel more connected to Israel and its challenges than ever before, a survey by the Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research at the Israel Democracy Institute found.

The survey found that 90% of Israelis (92.5% among Jewish Israelis and 77% among Arab Israelis) said they feel that they are a part of…

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Israeli NGO Steps Up to Help Americans in Time of Need During Coronavirus Pandemic

Twenty-two-year-old Amir Kashfi arrives early in the morning around 6:30 a.m. outside a Los Angeles school to set up boxes of canned goods, pasta, rice and other non-perishables to dispense. A number of recipients line up by car or by foot by 8 a.m.

The need for this food pantry has spiked during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

“There’s a huge…

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Israeli Police Publicly Salute Holocaust Survivors Confined to Their Homes Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Israel Police held a special commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday by saluting outside the homes of elderly survivors.

Because of their advancing age, almost all Holocaust survivors in Israel are currently confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Public ceremonies where survivors usually appear have also been…

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Locked-Down Tel Avivians Dance on Balconies to Celebrate City’s Birthday

Tel Aviv celebrated its 111th birthday on Tuesday, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has ground the city to a halt.

“To mark the festive occasion our truck set off to roam the city blasting the city’s unofficial anthem (Tel Aviv Ya Habibi Tel Aviv!) as residents waved from their balconies,” the Tel Aviv municipality tweeted.

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‘Adopt A Doc’: Israelis Looking Out For Overworked Healthcare Professionals

While hunkering down at home and keeping three young children entertained in coronavirus isolation, Adi Karmon Scope had a thought: How much harder was it for those on the front lines of the pandemic?

So Karmon Scope, a 44-year-old startup entrepreneur, took to Facebook to ask Israelis to assist both the health care professionals who are saving…

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Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to help lift spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tom Cohen, the orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor, and the 35 musicians he worked with recorded a new original piece called “Darbuka la Corona” from their homes in Israel and New York. The almost 3-minute…

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Bus driver who was Israel’s first serious virus patient makes full recovery

A bus driver from East Jerusalem who was hospitalized on March 5, and attached to a respirator after he contracted the coronavirus, on Monday was released from hospital, after recovering.

“It’s been a very difficult month, the hardest month of my life,” the man, who has been identified only as Johnny said on his discharge from the Baruch Padeh…

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Half a million people take part in mass online prayer against coronavirus

Half a million people participated in a mass online prayer event staged on various different digital platforms and involving rabbis and participants from around the world, to request divine intervention to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative was promoted by the chief rabbis of Israel rabbis Yitzhak Yosef and David Lau along…

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Israeli government imposes strict new measures, limits movement to 300 feet

As of Wednesday, five Israelis have died due to complications stemming from the coronavirus
The Israeli government overnight Thursday passed extensive new directives aimed at reducing the infection rate of the novel coronavirus.
The measures, passed at 3:30 a.m. following nearly six hours of deliberations according to The Jerusalem Post, will…

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Sea of Galilee hits highest water level since 2004; dam opening mulled

Amid all the bad news about the coronavirus pandemic, Israelis can find some solace in the Sea of Galilee, which is in better shape than it’s been for the past 16 years.
According to officials who measure the level of the country’s largest source of freshwater every day, the level was at 209.275 meters (686.6 feet) below sea level Tuesday, the…

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Holocaust survivor becomes Israel’s first coronavirus fatality

An 88-year-old Holocaust survivor suffering from coronavirus reportedly became the first person in Israel to die from the illness.

Arie Even, who immigrated to Israel from Hungary in 1949, contracted the virus while staying in an assisted living facility where several of the residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Haaretz.

“He…

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Israel to allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday signed an order allowing Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia.

The decision was made in coordination with the security services, the foreign ministry, and the head of national security.
Traveling to the Arab country will only be allowed on the grounds of religious worship during the Hajj as well as business…