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Rain in Jerusalem on Nov. 5, 2020. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Report: COVID outbreak in Israel to worsen over winter

A new report from the Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center finds that Israel is likely to see a spike in infections over the winter, when people will convene in small indoor spaces. The...
A rendition of a bridge along the route of the new “American Road.” Credit: Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation.

Jerusalem highway construction aims to modernize traffic flow around historic city

Jerusalem has started construction on parts of an NIS 3 billion (approximately $870 million) major highway that will eventually serve as a ring road around Israel’s largest city, with the goal of significantly alleviating...
Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich on the first ride of the the new high-speed train between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Dec. 18, 2019. To help tourists and east local traffic congestion, he announced its future extension to the Old City, February 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Extension of high-speed rail to Old City Jerusalem expected to alleviate traffic, boost tourism

In what is being dubbed as a historical development, Israel’s Transportation Ministry announced this week that is it moving forward with plans to extend the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed rail line in order to...
View of the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed train seen over the HaArazim Valley (“Valley of Cedars”) just outside of Jerusalem, Dec. 22, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel plans to extend Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed rail to Western Wall

Israel’s Transportation Ministry said on Monday that it’s moving ahead with plans to build an extension of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed line that would directly connect Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The project...