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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

16 November 2022

Archaeologists have discovered the earliest written sentence in human history

Archaeologists in Israel have found an ancient comb dating back some 3,700 years that probably has the oldest known complete sentence in Canaanite alphabetic script, according […]
25 May 2022

Israel eliminates pre-departure Covid testing

Authorities in Israel have eased the country’s entry restrictions and PCR testing is no longer required upon arrival. A statement issued by the Israeli Ministry of […]
2 May 2022

US tourists cause panic at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport by trying to smuggle a war ‘souvenir’

On Thursday April 28th, Israel‘s Ben Gurion International Airport had to be evacuated after an unexploded artillery shell was found in the luggage of American passengers. […]
8 March 2022

Pub in Israel changes name from ‘Putin’ to ‘Zelensky’

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked a lot of discontent with the Federation’s president, Vladimir Putin. People from all over the world, including Russia, have been […]
21 February 2022

Israel scraps vaccination requirement for tourists

Starting 1 March, unvaccinated tourists will be allowed to visit Israel. The decision was announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after a meeting with […]
10 December 2021

Tel Aviv is now the most expensive city in the world

Tel Aviv has overtaken Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich, becoming the most expensive city to live in. The Israeli capital is known for the high prices […]
16 November 2021

Israel’s third doses proved successful

Last week, experts in Israel allowed the vaccination of kids aged 5 to 11. Israel was also the first country to offer a third dose – […]
9 September 2021

Israel Travel Guide: The important things you need to know when planning a trip

Israel is one of the most popular travel destinations. It is a beautiful country rich with culture and history. You are going to enjoy every moment […]
8 September 2021

Israel to reopen for small groups of vaccinated travellers

Last Sunday, Israel’s government communicated the intention to reopen its borders for small tour groups of vaccinated travellers. Starting from September 19, the country will welcome […]
6 May 2021

EU Council adds Israel to the list of countries for which member states should gradually lift restrictions on non-essential travel

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of […]
29 April 2021

Israel launches global campaign to restart tourism

Israel is launching a global campaign to attract vaccinated tourists from the end of May. Minister of Tourism Orit Farkash-Hacohen announced the launch of the campaign […]
16 April 2021

Vaccinated travelers to be welcome in Israel from 23 May

The Israeli Health Ministry has announced that foreigners who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 will be allowed into Israel from May 23. The ministry […]
8 April 2021

Historical Etihad Airways’ first flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), launched its regular flight service between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv. Additionally, on Monday, Israel […]
15 March 2021

Crew and guests to travel fully vaccinated on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International will launch the Odyssey of the Seas, its newest ship, from Israel in May. The Odyssey of the Seas will be the first […]
15 February 2021

El Al becomes world’s first airline to vaccinate all staff

El Al Israel Airlines has become the world’s first airline to have vaccinated all of its relevant staff against the Covid-19 virus. 1. Staff vaccinations El […]
14 February 2021

“Magic has begun” with vaccination in Israel. Cases drop by half

Vaccination in Israel, the country with the most vaccinees per capita in the world, is starting to have an effect. Among the population over 60, cases dropped […]
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