Tel Aviv may have more start-ups per capita than any other city in the world. Many foreign firms also do R&D in Israel, because the business and science ecosystems are so nurturing. Technology for self-driving vehicles is one focus among many.
25 years ago, former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in Tel Aviv by a Jewish extremist. It left an indelible mark on Israeli politics and society still felt today.
Tens of thousands of Israelis have joined fresh nationwide demonstrations against the government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Police made several arrests and deployed water cannon in Jerusalem overnight.
As coronavirus cases spike, Israel is re-imposing a nationwide lockdown just months after lifting the last one. The decision has divided the government and the nation.
The "Fridays for Future" protests have reinvigorated the debate on climate change around the world. An exhibition in Tel Aviv now shows how cities can use innovative technologies to limit the effects of global warming.
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