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medical-marijuana Medical marijuana to be distributed at Israeli pharmacies

Deputy health minister announces changes to medical cannabis industry that will allow more doctors to prescribe marijuana as medicine. Israel took a major leap on Monday when Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced that more doctors will be able to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients, and that it will be made available at pharmacies, […]

July 27, 2015
pixelscast Adam Sandler: I always had a great connection with Israel

In his new movie ‘Pixels,’ funnyman and long-time Israel supporter is fighting to save the world from Pacman and Donkey Kong; his co-star Kevin James, who plays the US president, has some ideas on how to solve conflicts in the Middle East: ‘I would start with a siesta every day for three hours’. Remember the […]

July 27, 2015
db-teva-web2-master675 Teva Pharmaceuticals to Buy Allergan’s Generics Business

By Chad Bray, New York Times LONDON — The Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire the generic drug division of Allergan for $40.5 billion in cash and stock. The transaction, if completed, would be the latest in what has been a frenzied period of deal-making in the […]

July 27, 2015
WATCH: Tel Aviv plans to build park above Ayalon Highway

By Ilan Lior, Haaretz The $525 million project, which would also include sports centers, would only begin in a few years. The Tel Aviv authorities have approved the most ambitious municipal project in the country’s history: the enclosure of much of the Ayalon Highway, with a park and sports centers to go up above it. […]

July 24, 2015
This is Israel (In 60 Seconds)

This is Israel: a fast-paced view of a fast-paced nation, that also knows how to relax and have fun. Blessed with beautiful landscapes, life in Israel is jam-packed with energizing events, cutting-edge technologies and exciting people. From parties to prayers, beaches to bicycles, visitors to Israel can look forward to an unforgettable experience… and great […]

July 24, 2015
Nana Shrier, owner of Georgian restaurant Nanuchka, poses for a photo in her restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel July 15, 2015. Shrier shocked Israel's culinary world when she removed all animal-based products from the menu. REUTERS/Baz Ratner In the land of milk and honey, Israelis turn vegan

By Tova Cohen, Reuters Nana Shrier, owner of the stylish Georgian restaurant Nanuchka in downtown Tel Aviv, shocked Israel’s culinary world when she removed all animal-based products from the menu. A year later business is thriving, defying those who predicted its demise. Nanuchka is part of a growing trend that has transformed Israel’s financial center […]

July 24, 2015
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