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Bedouin community goes solar

The Bedouin population in Israel’s South celebrated a historical green victory earlier this month after being granted a license for a photovoltaic installation adjacent to the Tarabin community in the Abu Basma Regional Council. This is the first license that …

Ice sculptures in Jerusalem

A Chinese ice sculptor works on a chilly version of the Tower of David. Jerusalem will host its first International Ice Festival set to run March 6 to April 30. Thirty-five Chinese artists are now breaking through hundreds of tons …

Blackstone eyes investments in Israel

Private equity fund, the Blackstone Group, is said to be setting up a joint venture to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Israeli companies. According to a report in Globes, Blackstone is planning to join forces with Markstone Capital …

CBS buys Israeli reality format

Israeli television creators have done it again. CBS is planning an American version of Shalosh (Three) – the Israeli reality series that documented the search by three women for love.

Israel 2nd most educated country

Israel is the second most educated country in the world, according to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Known around the world for its technological innovations and brainpower, Israel placed second in terms of the …

Ashkelon gets architectural masterpiece

Kick your knees up and step in time, Ashkelon is getting a cultural makeover. The city’s new performing arts center will feature a large auditoriums, a music conservatory, studios, a library and exhibition spaces. Photo courtesy of Manuelle Gautrand Architecture …

Israel exports millions of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Israeli farmers sent millions of flowers to Europe, North America and Asia for Valentine’s Day, reported the Flower Growers Association. It’s a tradition for people around the world to show their love with flowers on Valentine’s Day. Not surprisingly, Flower …

Haifa doctors save Gaza girl

Aya Almasal – a 12-year-old Gazan girl – has been given new life thanks to Israeli pediatricians at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. Almasal, who suffered sudden bouts of unconsciousness since birth, arrived at Rambam one month ago in critical …

Leket Israel App makes donating easy

Leket Israel‘s new Iphone and Android applications makes donating food to the needy super easy by letting the user know where the closest food agency is located. The food rescue network is the first nonprofit in Israel to design such …