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More Than 3,000 People Live In This 50-Year-Old Israeli Vegan Village

In Dimona, Israel, there's a 50-year-old vegan village home to around 3,000 people. Tel Aviv is world-renowned for its vegan restaurants and cafes. Some have even labeled the city as the vegan capital of the...
Israel’s Top Bakeries Are All Ditching Eggs and Going Vegan

Israel’s Top Bakeries Are All Ditching Eggs and Going Vegan

A nonprofit organization called Vegan Friendly is helping bakeries in Israel ditch dairy and eggs. Vegan Friendly reached out to some of the largest bakery chains in the Middle Eastern country to help them recreate...
McDonald’s Just Added the ‘Big Vegan’ Burger to Israeli Menus

McDonald’s Just Added the ‘Big Vegan’ Burger to Israeli Menus

McDonald's Israel will add vegan burgers to the menu this summer. The world's largest fast-food chain will trial the "Big Vegan" -- a plant-based burger made from soy and wheat protein -- at select Tel...
A Vegan Is Now In Charge Of Israel’s Animal Welfare Policies

A Vegan Is Now in Charge of Israel’s Animal Welfare Policies

A vegan activist is now helping to manage Israel's animal welfare policies. Vegan Tal Gilboa, founder of Total Liberation (formerly known as Israeli Animal Liberation Front), is now the animal rights advisor to Israel's Prime...
Israel Has a Vegan Village of 5,000 Residents

Israel Has a Vegan Village of 800 Residents

No meat is allowed at Amirim, a small vegetarian and vegan village located 600 meters above sea level in northern Israel. Amirim was founded in 1958 by a small group of vegans, vegetarians, and those...
Israeli Military Appoints Its First Vegan Lieutenant

Israeli Military Appoints Its First Vegan Lieutenant

Israel has just appointed its military's first vegan chief of staff, Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi. The plant-powered Kochavi is a former Paratrooper. He has master's degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins as well as a bachelor's...
Tech Company Raises $4.2M to Make Vegan Pudding Out of Chickpeas

Tech Company Raises $4.2M to Make Vegan Pudding Out of Chickpeas

Israeli food tech company InnovoPro has become the first in the world to create 70 percent chickpea protein concentrate. The business raised $4.25 million to make vegan pudding and other products out of chickpeas. Bolstered by...
Vegan 'Tel Aviv Tivonit' Political Party Candidate to Run for Office in Israel

Vegan ‘Tel Aviv Tivonit’ Political Party Candidate to Run for Office in Israel

A vegan political party is set to run for office in Tel Aviv's upcoming municipal elections. New York City-based Orthodox Jewish news blog Vos Iz Neias News (VIN News) reports that Tel Aviv Tivonit aims to...
Israeli Ministry of Agriculture Calls for End to 'Kapparot' Chicken Sacrifice on Yom Kippur Eve

Israeli Ministry of Agriculture Calls for End to ‘Kapparot’ Chicken Sacrifice on Yom Kippur...

The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture has launched a new campaign urging practitioners of the Jewish faith to donate money rather than chickens for Kapparot in order to reduce cruelty to animals. Also called "Kaparot" or...
Tel Aviv’s Sultana Shawarma Restaurant Turns Forest Mushrooms Into Vegan Lamb Meat

Tel Aviv’s Sultana Shawarma Restaurant Turns Forest Mushrooms Into Vegan Lamb Meat

Well-known vegan chef Harel Zakaim opened Sultana, a new vegan shawarma shop in Tel Aviv, where he replicates lamb meat with forest mushrooms. According to Israeli media outlet Haaretz, the mushroom meat has a texture "reminiscent of...
Vegan Portland Israeli Restaurant Aviv to Open Dairy-Free Ice Cream Shop

Vegan Portland Israeli Restaurant Aviv to Open Dairy-Free Ice Cream Shop

A popular Israeli chef, whose plant-based Middle-Eastern restaurant is a hit in Portland, plans to open a vegan ice-cream store. Tal Caspi set up his first Gonzo Falafel and Hummus food truck in Portland ten years...
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Vegan LGBTQIA+ Float Sends Compassionate Message to Humans and Animals at Tel Aviv Pride

A vegan-themed truck claiming to be the "first vegan truck in the world" made an appearance at this year's Tel Aviv Pride Parade in June. The truck was the creation of Unicat, a local...

Clean Meat Company ‘Supermeat’ Says It’s Ready to Join Forces With the Animal Agriculture...

Shir Friedman, the co-founder of Israeli clean meat company SuperMeat says her company is making a lasting difference in up-hauling the food system and that traditional meat companies are all for it. Clean meat involves using real...

Israeli Meat Company to Launch New Vegan Range and Donate Profits to ‘Clean Meat’

Israeli-based food company, Soglowek, has announced it is launching a new range of vegan meats, The Good Food Institute (GFI) reported. According to GFI, the plant-based line, Zoglo's, will donate 20 percent of its profit...

Israeli Supermarket Chain Sees 49% Increase in Vegan Product Sales

Israeli supermarket chain, Victory, has seen its vegan business grow by 49% over just the first quarter of this year compared to the same quarter last year, according to Shaney Moses for Israeli media...
Israeli Minister Wants to Ban Cruel Long-Haul Animal Shipments Following Expoé Footage

Israeli Minister Wants to Ban Cruel Long-Haul Animal Shipments Following Exposé Footage

Israel's public security minister called for a complete halt of live animal shipments from Australia to Israel, following the airing of undercover footage on "60 Minutes" in Israel on Sunday night. The segment was released...

Vegan Posters in Tel Aviv Promote All-Inclusive Israeli Independence Day

Israeli Independence Day is observed on April 19th this year. To tie in with the theme of the day, local organisation Vegan Friendly has arranged for posters to be "covered" across the streets of Israel's...

Women Are Linking Feminism to Veganism More Than Ever

On International Women’s Day, Israel's longest-running print newspaper, Haaretz, explored the “powerful connection” between the feminist and animal rights movements. Haaretz spoke with legal advisor and activist Shira Hertzano who believes there is a clear...

Israel Named Top Destination for Vegan Tourism

An article by Intermountain Jewish News has explored Israel's booming vegan industry, naming the country as "tops for vegan tourism". Similarly, Roy Dado of Be Tel Aviv Tours named Israel as "the world's No. 1 vegan destination". The...

Lawmakers Try Going Vegan for a Day In Support of Animal Rights

In honor of the Annual Knesset Animal Rights Day, Israeli lawmakers went vegan for a day, enjoying animal-free foods instead of beef and chicken at the Knesset cafeteria. However, it was more than a...
Health Insurance Company to Offer Discounted Rates for Vegans

Discounted Health Insurance Rates for Vegans At This Company

An Israel-based health insurance company says it is offering discounted insurance rates on health and life plans for vegans, reports the Jerusalem Post. Clal Insurance's discounted program, Vegans Pay Less (VPL), is reportedly supported by...