politics


economy


Shekel weakens slightly

FXCM Israel: The shekel's weakness illustrates the negative sentiment towards the Israeli economy....

start-ups


Saving money on your retirement fees

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FeeX cofounders Uri Levine, left, Eyal Halahmi, Yoav Zurel and David Weisz. When the Israeli crowdsourced traffic app Waze was acquired by Google for close to $1 billion last year, co-founder Uri Levine had a choice to make: continue with his creation at Google, or look for the next sexy segment to be democratized by the power of the crowd. He chose to move on. Levine’s latest product is just about ready to take the United States by storm, after having been live in Israel for the last year. The subject of his new venture sounds anything but sexy: analyzing your investment and retirement acco read more

defense


agriculture


Students build sustainable housing from containers

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When complete, Ayalim’s Sderot village will house about 285 students.  The beleaguered town of Sderot has long been in the headlines, usually connected to rocket attacks from Gaza. And then on a late October day, media and politicians descended on this southern municipality for a totally different kind of story: Sderot was unveiling a new, architecturally cool student complex. The Ayalim Village is the 13th youth village built by the Ayalim Association, a grassroots movement set on rejuvenating hard-up areas of the Negev and Galilee with communities of student volunteers. “Each villa read more

Jerusalem Forest

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The Jerusalem Forest is one of the capital city’s most famous urban wildlife sites. Located in the Judean hills to the west of Jerusal...



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