The Israeli Health Ministry re-opens schools amidst rumors about large scale lifting of restrictions. Is Israel poised for a second wave?
The coronavirus continues to spread through Israel, but the rate seems to be slowing. Cautiously optimistic, the government has begun relaxing restrictions, raising the distance people may travel from their homes from 100 meters to 500 meters, re-opening limited special education programming, and allowing outdoor prayers in groups of up to 19.
According to the numbers just released by the Israel Bureau of Statistics, Israel has become an incredibly attractive destination. 4.5 million tourists visited the tiny nation in 2019 (a huge number for a country of just 9 million). Compare that with 2.89 million tourists in 2016, and Israeli tourism appears to be having a spate of miraculous growth.
The startup nation shows no signs of slowing down, generating some 1,400 new startups each year with soaring valuations and a healthy growing economy to back them. However, as the list of startups grows, it can be difficult to find those that are truly accomplishing something unique. In this post we detail 5 startups that are truly driving innovation.
In mid-November 2019 Tesla Motors registered a wholly owned Israeli subsidiary and began the process of breaking into the Israeli market. Meetings were set with the Israeli ministries of transportation and energy and a spate of hiring began in Tel Aviv. Yet with such a small market, many wonder if demand will justify Elon Musk’s most recent move.