Activism

Haifa’s LGBT Community Holds Largest Pride Parade Yet

Some 3,000 persons participated on Friday at the largest LGBT pride parade that Haifa has ever seen in its decade of hosting them. The two-kilometer parade route was filled with a sea of rainbow flags, balloons, colorful costumes, music, and dancing. Some 3,000 persons participated on Friday at the largest LGBT pride parade that Haifa […]

The World’s Tallest Solar Tower is Under Construction in Israel

In Israel, a country willing and eager to use renewable energy, the world’s tallest solar tower is currently under construction. Once it’s completed, it will rise 787 feet, twice as tall as the current record holder, located in California’s Mojave Desert. The electricity generated, will be enough to supply 120,000 homes with clean energy and […]

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Arrives in Israel

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has arrived in Israel for a two-day visit. In the course of his visit, he will meet President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The secretary-general is also to meet lecturers and students in Tel Aviv University, where he will view exhibits on innovative technology and research, and receive an […]

Israeli Volunteers Fulfill Paralyzed Man’s Dream of Visiting Dead Sea

Paralyzed from the neck down and confined to his room in a rehabilitation center where he is on life-support, 39-year-old Israeli Alon Paz had a simple wish: He wanted to spend a day at the Dead Sea. Last week, a group of volunteers from United Hatzalah, the Jerusalem-based emergency medical services organization, helped it happen. […]

Meet the Israeli Start-up that Develops Smart Gun Lock

IDF veteran Jonathan Zimmerman is a case in point having encountered gun-related accidents that could have been prevented during his military service. Zimmerman, the CEO of Jerusalem based start-up Zore, founded the company together with his friend CTO Yalon Fishbein. Zore has developed a smart gun lock that only gives access to the weapon to […]

Israel’s First Transgender Army Officer Celebrates at Israeli Embassy in the U.S.

Shachar, a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, spoke Monday night at a gay pride month event at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C., explaining in hesitant and nervous tones how he became its first transgender officer. “This is the right of the whole world, to be free and to be whoever we want to […]