King David’s palace uncovered in Israel
The Israeli government hopes to turn the site into a national park.
'Extinct' frog resurfaces in Israel
New research has determined that the Hula painted frog is actually a ‘living fossil.’
The swarm originated in southeastern Egypt and northeastern Sudan, despite efforts by these countries to control the insects’ populations.
Israel outright bans too-skinny models
It’s a confusing world — while the average woman is a size 14 in the United States, that is also the line where plus-sized clothing starts (generally, size 14 and up). But a plus-sized model is usually around a size 8 or so (the woman in the image above, for example is a plus model), while ‘straight-sized’ models are size 0-2.
Israel’s new law mandates that models working in Israel prove that they are not malnourished, by producing medical records. (The country will use World Health Organization standards, wherein a body-mass index below 18.5 is indicative of malnutrition.) In addition, any advertisement published for the Israeli market must include a disclosure line if the model was digitally altered to look thinner.”
Cottage cheese boycott begins in Israel
Government controls on dairy products increased the price of the curd cheese, and Facebook pages are calling for a month-long boycott of the product.