Startup Nation

There are many incredible and wonderful innovations and ideas coming from Israel that help the world. There is a reason why it is called Start Up Nation. Read some of the great innovations here.

January 31, 2019
israeli group in the salt flats of bolivia holding israel flag

The Wandering Israeli: From Soldier to Backpacker

Taking a 6-month post-army backpacking trip is a rite of passage for many Israelis in their early 20's. This and the military service are two major experiences that foster in them a sense of adventure like no other. No wonder Israel is the world's Start Up Nation!
August 8, 2018
passengers flying to visit israel in an airplane

Your Trip to Israel:
Effective and Meaningful

Whether you’re planning to make Aliya, take a temporary leave, spend a semester or a gap year in Israel, it’s probably because of Israel’s continual growing reputation as the hub for brilliant minds and personal growth. There are many advantages to spending time in Israel where the possibilities are vast. Here is a snapshot of the advantages you’ll be experiencing in the Promised Land.
July 18, 2018
israel flag by the western wall to convey israel's aspiration to build the next holy temple

Tisha B’Av
The Awakening of Israel

Tisha B'Av signifies the destruction of the holy temple and the exile of Jews for 2000 years. This makes it the saddest day in the Hebrew calendar. The events of Tisha B'AV led to the eventual reunion of the Jewish nation, marking 70 years of Israeli prosperity and independence.
April 23, 2018

Get To Know Tel-Aviv’s Street Library Culture

It’s a novel idea based on the honesty system, so no library cards required. There isn't even a librarian manning the book cart! Book lovers now have the freedom to go up and choose their title, take it and are asked to simply return it when they’re done or replace it with another novel they’ve already finished. The best part?It’s free, it’s fun, it’s Tel Aviv!!
April 16, 2018

70 Fun Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:
April 15, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following: As a tribute to Israel’s 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.
April 11, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, […]
March 25, 2018

Must Have Survival Guide For Celebrating Passover in Israel

You most likely already know that Passover is known for, four cups of wine, getting together with friends and family, […]
January 7, 2018

How To Explore Israel Like A True Israeli: Top Do’s And Dont’s

So you're planning a trip to Israel, but you most definitely know that you don’t want to seem like a tourist when you arrive. So here we go! Here are the top things you should avoid doing starting with when you land. Let's start with the easy ones: Do not try out your Krav Maga moves on the customs officials at Ben-Gurion Airport. Do not look for camels at the airport. Do not look for olive oil on the Mount of Olives. Do not confuse the Via Dolorosa with Via Veneto. Also do not pet the jellyfish. But then there are the less obvious don'ts...like not paying for an overpriced (and maybe overrated) hotel room in Tel Aviv, and more.
December 25, 2017
Rain Rain Go Away

“Rain, Rain, Go Away!” How to Kill The Boredom On A Wet Rainy Day”

Don’t let the stormy season hold you back from enjoying Israel. These rainy day activities will have you wishing for wet weather. When the wet season storms into town, there’s nothing like curling up in a cozy café or catching an international film at the Cinematheque to hit that sweet spot. Don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade. Embrace the opportunity to try something new with our extensive list of rainy day activities.
November 22, 2017
Act Like Your App

The Must Have Apps To Get Around Like A Local

Switching off your phone (or leaving it behind) is a definite possibility when coming to Israel on holiday. But let’s face it, with the amazing variety of smartphones you’re now only a tap away from discovering something new, grabbing a delicious bite to eat, or sharing some of your vacation days with friends and family back home (because once you’ve checked out some of the must-see attractions in Israel, you’ll be sharing left, right and center!)…
September 17, 2017
APP Land

Top Must Have Apps While In Israel

Since making Aliyah I have become a daily user of all of these apps and can not tell you how much they have helped me along the way. I hope that you can also benefit from them.
July 11, 2017

Getting Around Israel: How To Survive Public Transportation

This little Middle Eastern country is just a tiny dot on the map of the world, but once inside it’s confusing borders, Israel offers an incredible amount of diverse things to do, unique scenery and incredible activities. Getting from place to place or city to city, this blog will help you navigate your way across this amazing little country.
May 8, 2017
Amazing futuristic inventions by 5 Israeli startups

5 Israeli Startups that Prove The Future is Here

Delivery drones, 3D augmented reality, and instant phone chargers are here. Introducing: The Future, brought to you by Israel's Startup Nation!
March 20, 2017
IDF military smart watch to measure soldiers' vitals in real time

IDF Smart Watches for Medics

This incredible IDF invention sends a live stream of the incident to the medics off the field, keeping them updated on their soldiers' situation
January 29, 2017
Israeli startup successfully maps genome of wild emmer wheat

Israeli Startup Cracks Wheat Genome

An Israeli startup claims to have cracked the genome of wild emmer wheat, one of the most complex sequences in existence.
January 29, 2017
black and white Israeli flag against cloudy sky and mountain view

5 Inspiring Men of Israel

Spanning across science, film, Olympic sport, and other important causes, here are just a few of the men who have accomplished amazing things!
January 29, 2017
Woman waves Israei flag with a view of the sea

5 Inspiring Women of Israel

From running companies to making ground-breaking discoveries, their impact reaches far beyond Israel's borders. Read about Israel's inspiring women here
January 17, 2017

This Breathalizer Detects Disease Early

This brilliant technology developed by the Technion can detect disease in your breath before the symptoms show up, allowing for early treatment
January 8, 2017
Dr Amit Goffer goes utside standing up for first time using Israeli invention upright wheelchair

UpnRide – The Upright Wheelchair

UpnRide Robotics' upright wheelchair allows paraplegics to stand upright and have an eye-to-eye conversation for the first time