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UNPACKED - The Conspiracy of the Origin of Ashkenazi Jews

UNPACKED – The Conspiracy of the Origin of Ashkenazi Jews This week, we’re looking at a long-standing conspiracy theory that claims that Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of the Khazars. If it were true, that would make Ashkenazim offshoots of a mult

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Dov Lipman - Misleading Palestinian Maps Twist the Truth

Dov Lipman – Misleading Palestinian Maps Twist the Truth re-post by permission of Dov Lipman-Honestreporting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appeared before the United Nations Security Council to protest President Trump’s proposed Middle East

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Sabine Sterk - Foreign Influences

Sabine Sterk – Foreign Influences Can you imagine, that you live in a democratic country, every 4 years there are elections and regardless of religion, gender or ethnic background you can vote for the political party of your choice. There is freedom

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Dov Lipman – A historic week for the haredi world… and Israel

Dov Lipman – A historic week for the haredi world… and Israel UTJ Mk Moshe Gafni’s support for haredi schools with more secular studies than required is nothing short of a revolution. One of the most significant developments for the futu

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    PMW - Fatah supports child soldiers and child martyrdom!

    PMW – Fatah supports child soldiers and child martyrdom! Nan Jacques Zilberdik- Palestinian Media Watch Fatah reposts and pins video of boy who wanted to avenge Palestinian murderer of 2, “shoot Jews” and “die for Jerusalem” Abbas’ Fatah u

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      Sheri Oz - Academic Research: Equality Among Arab and Jewish Nurses in Israel?

      Sheri Oz – Academic Research: Equality Among Arab and Jewish Nurses in Israel? Can you promote academic research promoting peace if you do not tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Even if aiding and abetting distortions is an inconvenient

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      Victor Rosenthal - Seminary of Fools

      Victor Rosenthal – Seminary of Fools I belong to a Masorti (Conservative) congregation in Israel. Although most Israelis don’t believe this, the movement is theologically much closer to Modern Orthodoxy than to Reform Judaism. There is a commitmen

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        SHAKKED BEERY - Subconscious Bias & The Jewish Elephant

        SHAKKED BEERY – Subconscious Bias & The Jewish Elephant Here are 3 interesting facts: Jews in the US are between 1.7%-2.6% of the total population. According to the FBI 2018 Hate Crime Statistics, 57.8% of hate crimes motivated by religious bias in

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        Ezer Mizion – Active Nurturing Early Learning Program

        Ezer Mizion – Active Nurturing Early Learning Program “Playtime is just fun-time. What’s really important is how he learns to read or add and subtract.” A common attitude but, according to the founders of Ezer Mizion’s Active Nurturing Early

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          Jonathan Sacks - We will do and we will hear

          Jonathan Sacks – We will do and we will hear Two words we read towards the end of our parsha – na’aseh ve-nishma, “We will do and we will hear” – are among the most famous in Judaism. They are what our ancestors said when they accepted th

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          Victor Rosenthal – Take the Deal

          Victor Rosenthal – Take the Deal There is something practical that can be done to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that is to grant limited autonomy to a limited Palestinian entity in Judea and Samaria. In other words, to adopt something li

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          Israel Police Set to Get First Hijab-Wearing Muslim Lieutenant

          Israel Police Set to Get First Hijab-Wearing Muslim Lieutenant by Karys Rhea Algemeiner News Service Sabreen Saadi is set to become the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman to attain the rank of lieutenant in the Israel Police. “I always love to share stori

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          Steve Kramer - Dead Sea and Eilat in Winter

          Steve Kramer – Dead Sea and Eilat in Winter Michal and I planned a trip south to Israel’s desert region in expectation of our older son and his girlfriend’s February visit. Israel, though a small country, combines desert and Mediterranean terrai

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            Israeli Teen Pop Star Puts Career on Hold to Serve in IDF

            Israeli Teen Pop Star Puts Career on Hold to Serve in IDF by Shiryn Ghermezian Algemeiner Israeli pop singer Noa Kirel has put her blossoming career on hold to enlist in the IDF. “I influence many young teenagers and it’s important for me to encourage

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            This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020

            This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of examples of Israeli individuals and innovations going above and beyond what previously was imaginable. Controlling a single cell, decoding brain signals and

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            Daniel Yeluashvili - How a Former Non-Zionist Became a Supporter of Israel

            Daniel Yeluashvili – How a Former Non-Zionist Became a Supporter of Israel Algemeiner News As a progressive, I’ve been involved in social activism for as long as I can remember. From beach cleanups in middle school to protests in high school to ph

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            Six Months After The Terror Attack That Nearly Claimed Her Life An Injured Soldier Meets Her Rescuer

            Six Months After The Terror Attack That Nearly Claimed Her Life An Injured Soldier Meets Her Rescuer Eden Mantsur from Jerusalem was among the five soldiers who were injured after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into them in a ramming attack at the

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            Abbas' new Map That Lies that he showed to the UN

            Abbas’ new Map That Lies that he showed to the UN by ElderofZiyon Palestinian Authority dictator, Fatah leader and PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas showed the UN a map created for the occasion by the Negotiations Affairs Department of the PLO. It is a new

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            Jonathan Sacks - The Universal and the Particular

            Jonathan Sacks – The Universal and the Particular The quintessential Jewish expression of thanks, gratitude and acknowledgment is Baruch Hashem, meaning “Thank God,” or “Praise be to the Lord.” Chassidim say of the Baal Shem Tov that he wou

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            Asaf Romirowsky - If You Will It, It Is No Dream... But Only On Our Terms

            Asaf Romirowsky – If You Will It, It Is No Dream… But Only On Our Terms re-post from http://www.romirowsky.com EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The necessity of a Jewish nation state was a foundational premise for the founding fathers of Zionism, no matter

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            Victor Rosenthal - What is it about Jews?

            Victor Rosenthal – What is it about Jews? Is there anything worse than European misoziony?* How about the Jewish version? I dislike the expression “self-hating Jew” because Jewish antisemites and misozionists generally think a great deal of them

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            African Pastor Becomes an Orthodox Jew

            African Pastor Becomes an Orthodox Jew  by Rabbi Shraga Simmons Aish.com Shmuel (Sam) Gordon was born and raised in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country with a population of 200 million. Shmuel was a sickly child and it was uncertain whether he would surv

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            UNPACKED-Conversos: The Story of Latin America's Crypto Jews

            UNPACKED-Conversos: The Story of Latin America’s Crypto Jews This week explainer, we’re unpacking the story of the Crypto Jews or Conversos and explaining why a surprising number of Latin Americans and people of Latin American descent have Jewish

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            Israel Seen Exclusive - From Checkout To Choking - A Lifesaving Rescue In Less Than A Minute.

            Israel Seen Exclusive – From Checkout To Choking – A Lifesaving Rescue In Less Than A Minute. Last Friday at 12:51 P.M. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Ezra Gottlieb was in a supermarket in his hometown of Beitar Illit making his last-minute pur

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            Sheri Oz - Ben-Dror Yemini: Not Always Saying What is Comfortable to Hear

            Sheri Oz – Ben-Dror Yemini: Not Always Saying What is Comfortable to Hear This is my translation of an op-ed written by Ben-Dror Yemini, originally published on the Yediot Ahronot website on 6 Feb 2020 and posted here with his permission. Note that

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            This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020

            This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020 The highlights include: A new treatment may be a future cure for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Microsoft Israel is developing an app to help patients find clinical trials. WIZO celebrates

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            Barry Shaw - The Anti-Semitism of Replacement Theologians

            Barry Shaw – The Anti-Semitism of Replacement Theologians The Anti-Semitism of Replacement Theologians, and how they can cleanse their souls. Anti-Semitism takes several forms. One of the under-reported forms of Jew-hatred is that perpetrated by Rep

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            Ezer Mizion - Hidden Away Among the Leaves there Lies A…

            Ezer Mizion – Hidden Away Among the Leaves there Lies A… There it stands, a picturesque chalet surrounded by luxuriant foliage in a rustic village located in Nechalim. From a distance, it exudes a quiet loveliness but come closer and you’ll see

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              Rav James Jacobson-Maisels – the path to freedom lies before us – Be'Shalach

              Rav James Jacobson-Maisels – the path to freedom lies before us – Be’Shalach Parshat Be’shalach begins with the Israelites setting out from Egypt and camping at Pi-Hachirot, which hyper-literally reads, the mouth, opening, or entrance

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              Charlyne Valensin - Random thoughts inspired by the discarded concept of one Holy -Nation

              Charlyne Valensin – Random thoughts inspired by the discarded concept of one Holy -Nation I was glued to the TV set as I viewed the ceremonies of the 5th World Holocost Forum, focussing this year on the urgent need to eradicate growing antisemitism.

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              Israel Seen Exclusive - A Day in The Life of a Plumber-Medic

              Israel Seen Exclusive – A Day in The Life of a Plumber-Medic My name is Joshua Strahl, I live in Beit Shemesh with my family and I am a plumber. I also am a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah of Israel. Yesterday, an incident took place, that remind

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              Victor Rosenthal - How Zionism Keeps us in the Game & Our European Enemy

              Victor Rosenthal – How Zionism Keeps us in the Game & Our European Enemy How Zionism Keeps us in the Game Anshel Pfeffer, a very smart guy and one of the few writers that regularly appears in Ha’aretz who is worth reading does not believe in Zioni

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                Jonathan Sacks - Crossing the Sea

                Jonathan Sacks – Crossing the Sea Our parsha begins with an apparently simple proposition: When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the land of the Philistines, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face

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                First Israeli-Born Hasidic Doctor Blazes New Trail in Medicine!

                First Israeli-Born Hasidic Doctor Blazes New Trail in Medicine! By United with Israel Staff Dr. Yehuda Sabiner is the first Israeli-born member of the ultra-Orthodox community to graduate from medical school. His success, against the odds, is encouraging

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                Steve Kramer - Paradigm Shift

                Steve Kramer – Paradigm Shift Perfect is the enemy of the good, as an old saying goes. Israel must remember that, as it examines its third major challenge for “peace.” The first challenge was when David Ben-Gurion took advantage of the UN Assemb

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                Barry Shaw - Basic Middle East Facts.

                Barry Shaw – Basic Middle East Facts. How Middle East realities reflect the abnormal behavior of the Palestinians. The Middle East is characterized by the following 14-century-old intra-Muslim features: no intra-Muslim peaceful coexistence, unpredic

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                UNPACKED - Treating PTSD with MDMA

                UNPACKED – Treating PTSD with MDMA This week, Unpacked explains why the street drug MDMA, often found in Ecstasy or Molly, might just hold the key to helping sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It might seem a crazy – or even c

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                Dr. Moshe Dann - A Realistic Two-State Solution

                Dr. Moshe Dann – A Realistic Two-State Solution BESA- The Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The problem with the “two-state solution”—the creation of a sovereign independent Palestinian state west of the Jordan Rive

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                Sabine Sterk : The Other Side Is Real - The truth must be told - "deal of the century"

                Sabine Sterk : The Other Side Is Real – The truth must be told – “deal of the century” After Trump revealed the “deal of the century” for a split second the world was exited… Finally, finally, there would be a huge chance of peace ag

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                This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020

                This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020 Israel is essential for maintaining the safety and smooth-running of governments, world economies, global health systems, multinationals and more. This week’s newsletter includes recent news o

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                UNPACKED - Why Do Israelis Love EDM?

                UNPACKED – Why Do Israelis Love EDM? In this final episode of Israel Phenomenology, Chloé takes another look at Israel’s music scene and asks why Israelis are so hardcore about electronic dance music (EDM). With its repetitive beat, it can seem l

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                WATCH: Meet the Lebanese 'Master Chef' Who Calls Israel Home!

                WATCH: Meet the Lebanese ‘Master Chef’ Who Calls Israel Home! H/T Unitedwithisrael.org How did this talented young chef and mother, who was born and raised in Lebanon, come to call the Jewish state “home sweet home”? Farah Raslan took Israel by st

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                UNPACKED - Deal of the Century-What Happened

                UNPACKED – Deal of the Century-What Happened Yesterday, in dramatic fashion, U.S. President Donald Trump presented his long-awaited “Deal of the Century”, his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Trump presented the plan to the public alongside I

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                Jane Hudson - Israel's Concrete Connections With Fair Trade

                Jane Hudson – Israel’s Concrete Connections With Fair Trade As a highly developed and populous country, Israel enjoys a level of variety in its consumption on par with the biggest economies in the world. Hand in hand with this consumption has been

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                HonestReporting - Israel and the Dysfunctional UN Human Rights Council

                HonestReporting – Israel and the Dysfunctional UN Human Rights Council By Paul Shindman Honest Reporting To understand the toxic relationship between the UN Human Rights Council and Israel, one must look to the council’s predecessor, the UN Human

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                Jonathan Sacks - Why Storytelling Is Essential to Jews and Judaism

                Jonathan Sacks – Why Storytelling Is Essential to Jews and Judaism Sometimes others know us better than we know ourselves. In the year 2000, a British Jewish research institute came up with a proposal that Jews in Britain be redefined as an ethnic g

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                Jonathan Sacks - "Evil happens when people let it happen..

                Jonathan Sacks – “Evil happens when people let it happen.. “Evil happens when people let it happen, and our best defence against it is never to forget where evil leads.” As we approach International Holocaust Memorial Day and the

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                IsraelSeen Exclusive - Have You Ever Had A Feeling So Great It Is Difficult To Put Into Words?

                IsraelSeen Exclusive – Have You Ever Had A Feeling So Great It Is Difficult To Put Into Words? A week ago on Shabbat morning, an elderly woman aspirated half-an-hour after eating breakfast in her home in Holon. Her raspy coughing alerted her daughte

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                Steve Kramer - Why I Love Brexit

                Steve Kramer – Why I Love Brexit The European Union is a group of countries that seemingly have a collective hatred of Israel, and by extension, the Israelis – 75% of whom are Jewish. (What else do we expect from the continent that brought us

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                Victor Rosenthal - Tweet and Delete

                Victor Rosenthal – Tweet and Delete Israel has experienced very heavy rains recently. Several people were killed when they were swept away by floods. In a particularly gruesome case, a young couple died of exposure after being trapped in a water-fil

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                This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020

                This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment could be a cure for Type 2 diabetes. An Israeli wristband device treats irregular heartbeats. A government leadership program for children of Israeli

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                CAMERA - Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis: Media Highlights

                CAMERA – Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis: Media Highlights CAMERA Media Ignore, Downplay Infiltration of Armed Gazans Close to Israeli Community Amidst concerns of Hamas disruption of the World Holocaust Forum this week

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                Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann: If Israeli annexation of Judea, Samaria means no Palestinian state, so be it

                Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann: If Israeli annexation of Judea, Samaria means no Palestinian state, so be it By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News Prof. Robert Aumann says since a “state” can refuse demilitarization, he retracts his previous support for

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                UNPACKED - Who Are the Beta Israel? - The Story of Ethiopian Jewry

                UNPACKED – Who Are the Beta Israel? – The Story of Ethiopian Jewry This week, we look at one of Israel’s most distinctive communities – the Jews of Ethiopia. While the story of their rescue from Ethiopia has become a well-known tale of

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                IsraelSeen Exclusive - Hotel Security Guard Saves Six Lives

                IsraelSeen Exclusive – Hotel Security Guard Saves Six Lives Jamal Veraki is 29-years-old and works as a security guard in a hotel in the southern city of Eilat. Jamal recently graduated from his EMT training course and has been a volunteer with Unit

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                Jonathan Sacks - The Weighing of the Heart

                Jonathan Sacks – The Weighing of the Heart In this week’s parsha, before even the first plague has struck Egypt, God tells Moses: “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart and multiply My miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt.” (Exodus 7:3) The

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                Jack Cohen - Arab World in Disarray

                Jack Cohen – Arab World in Disarray Many Arab countries are in disarray, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen. One must ask why, when the rest of the world is comparatively peaceful? Of the 22 Arab countries, few are without violent conflict, perhap

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                Holocaust Anniversary Highlights Role of Education, Legislation to Stem Violent Antisemitism

                Holocaust Anniversary Highlights Role of Education, Legislation to Stem Violent Antisemitism Focus Point: ” Please share these talking points with people in your network as passionate and knowledgeable about Jewish and Israeli affairs as you.”

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                Holy Land Uncovered An Interview with Dr Peri Sinclair

                Holy Land Uncovered An Interview with Dr Peri Sinclair Dialogue and Identity, in partnership with the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue, brings together Jewish and Arab schoolchildren and educators from all over Israel. Jewish and Arab schools are

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                Victor Rosenthal - Some Optimism, for a Change

                Victor Rosenthal – Some Optimism, for a Change In the last few days a fleet of explosive and incendiary balloons and kites have floated over our border fence with Gaza to land in Sderot, Ashdod, and other spots. Nobody has been hurt yet, but these d

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                Steve Kramer - Tragedy and Rebirth for European Jewish Survivors

                Steve Kramer – Tragedy and Rebirth for European Jewish Survivors I recently received this email about young Cameron’s National History Day 2019 Documentary. I watched his short video and highly recommend it.   Hi Mr. Greenfield,   This i

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                This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020

                This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020 The earth-shattering Israeli innovations and activities in this week’s newsletter are again making a global impact. The US and UK have adopted new Israeli medical devices and have invited doz

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                Barry Werner - Iran is not a rational enemy

                Barry Werner – Iran is not a rational enemy originally posted in JPOST Iran has been at war with the West since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, but the West has refused to acknowledge it. Over the intervening years, as Iran has become more dangerous

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                Next Year in Jerusalem: How American Volunteers Helped Survivors Sail From the Holocaust to Israel

                Next Year in Jerusalem: How American Volunteers Helped Survivors Sail From the Holocaust to Israel This is Cameron Jessop’s National History Day 2019 Documentary about the American volunteer sailors that helped smuggle Holocaust survivors from Europ

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                Basia Monka - The Rain Scarier than Iran

                Basia Monka – The Rain Scarier than Iran As many Olim Hadashim, I am being asked constantly the same set of questions: “Are you happy in Israel?”, “Will you stay here forever (…happy ever after)?”, “Was your first homeland better or wors

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                UNPACKED - Israeli Hip Hop The Music is the Message

                UNPACKED – Israeli Hip Hop The Music is the Message This week, Chloé checks out the origins of Israeli hip hop music, asks if there’s anything off-limits in Israel music and unpacks the country’s political music scene, care of three well-known,

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                Jonathan Sacks - Faith in the Future

                Jonathan Sacks – Faith in the Future Some measure of the radicalism that is introduced into the world by the story of the Exodus can be seen in the sustained mistranslation of the three keywords with which God identified Himself to Moses at the Burn

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                Israel Seen Exclusive - The Tools And Knowledge To Make A Difference

                Israel Seen Exclusive – The Tools And Knowledge To Make A Difference On Sunday evening just before 6:00 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eli Koon had just gotten home from work when he received an alert from the organization’s dispatch and comm

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                Giving a Voice to Those who Cannot Speak

                Giving a Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak Life goes on. Tuesday is similar to Monday. We know what to expect. And that knowledge brings us security. And then one day, life falls apart. He becomes a stroke victim, lying on a hospital bed. Nothing is the sam

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                Barry Shaw - The EU's Misuse of Language to Gain Diplomatic Advantage

                Barry Shaw – The EU’s Misuse of Language to Gain Diplomatic Advantage I have recently been offering a presentation on the Strategic and Diplomatic Challenges for Israel 2020. In this presentation, I include the linguistic trend, used by the in

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                Operation Good Neighbor: Syrian Thanks Israel for Saving her Life

                Operation Good Neighbor: Syrian Thanks Israel for Saving her Life by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller- Aish Noam Shalev, an Israeli film producer, was recently vacationing in Sweden. While eating in a restaurant in Stockholm, he was served dinner by a young Arab wai

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                This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 12, 2020

                This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 12, 2020 Israel is definitely on the up. This week’s positive Israel newsletter confirms that 2019 was a record-breaking year for the Israeli economy, investment and tourism. Meanwhile, just two weeks

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                UNPACKED - Israeli Druze | Israel Phenomenology

                UNPACKED – Israeli Druze | Israel Phenomenology This week on Israel Phenomenology, we’re unpacking the Israeli Druze. This little known community is just one of the various ethnic groups that make up the diverse population of Israel. The Druze are

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                  Jonathan Sacks - Family, Faith and Freedom

                  Jonathan Sacks – Family, Faith and Freedom If you want to understand what a book is about, look carefully at how it ends. Genesis ends with three deeply significant scenes. First, Jacob blesses his grandsons, Ephraim and Manasheh. This is the blessi

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                  Israel Seen Exclusive - An Angel In Orange And A Midnight Car Accident

                  Israel Seen Exclusive – An Angel In Orange And A Midnight Car Accident United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Asheri Angel lives in the quiet town of Nehalim, located next to Petach Tikvah. Ashri has been a volunteer EMT for quite some time and is married an

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                  Israeli Arab Christian Traces Journey From IDF to Interfaith Activism

                  Israeli Arab Christian Traces Journey From IDF to Interfaith Activism by Daniel Yeluashvili Algemeiner On November 5th, San Francisco State University was visited by a guest the likes of whom is seldom expected. His name is Yoseph Haddad and he is a socia

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                  Assaf Erez - A Glimpse thru the lens of a Passionate lover of Israel

                    Assaf Erez – A Glimpse through the lens of a Passionate lover of Israel Enjoy Assaf’s unique viewpoint of his life in Israel.  

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                  Steve Kramer - Israel Celebrates Death of Terrorist Soleimani

                  Steve Kramer – Israel Celebrates Death of Terrorist Soleimani Israelis were surprised last Friday morning by the liquidation of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, the right-hand man and possible successor to the tyrannical Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali

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                  Michael Oren - Former Israeli ambassador: Iran must be confronted

                  Michael Oren – Former Israeli ambassador: Iran must be confronted An originally posted opinion piece on CNN Michael Oren was formerly Israeli ambassador to the United States, a member of Knesset, and a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s O

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                  Jonathan Sacks - The Future of the Past

                  Jonathan Sacks – The Future of the Past In our parsha, Joseph does something unusual. Revealing himself to his brothers, fully aware that they will suffer shock and then guilt as they remember how it is that their brother is in Egypt, he reinterpret

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                    This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 5, 2020

                    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 5, 2020 The highlights include: An Israeli study shows that the vaccine against TB also protects against Alzheimer’s. An Israeli, non-profit cares for dementia patients individually, according to their ne

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                    Victor Rosenthal - Lessons from the Pale of Settlement

                    Victor Rosenthal – Lessons from the Pale of Settlement If I go to shul on a Friday evening, I might encounter a group of young black men in their upper teens and early twenties on the street. Instead of worrying whether they will attack me, I tell t

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                    UNPACKED - Israeli Food | Israel Phenomenology

                    UNPACKED – Israeli Food | Israel Phenomenology There’s no denying Israel punches above its weight in the culinary stakes. But whether there’s anything truly homegrown Israel about shawarma, falafel, hummus, and all those other staples is som

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                    Israel Seen Exclusive - Treating Each Person As Their Own World

                    Israel Seen Exclusive – Treating Each Person As Their Own World United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Betzalel Sabag lives in Rehovot with his family. Betzalel works in an office in Ramat Gan near the Aluf Sadeh interchange. One recent Sunday morning, traff

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                    No Camels - Israel 2010-2019: A Decade Of World-Changing Innovations

                    No Camels – Israel 2010-2019: A Decade Of World-Changing Innovations Israel 2010-2019: A Decade Of World-Changing Innovations Just 10 years ago, self-driving cars were a sci-fi fantasy. Waze wasn’t yet the household name for traffic updates. Face

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                    Jack Cohen - Xmas in England and Liberal Opinion

                    Jack Cohen – Xmas in England and Liberal Opinion Although I went to England for family reasons, here are some general observations.  I found the region where I was staying near Southend was extremely crowded and busy in the period before Christmas

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                    Steve Kramer - Hiking Through History - Gilboa

                    Steve Kramer – Hiking Through History – Gilboa When David heard the news of Kind Saul’s death, David wept bitterly. He had lost his king and his great friend, Saul’s son Jonathan. David cursed the mountains of Gilboa in the Lament of the B

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                    This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 29, 2019

                    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 29, 2019 Many of the latest Israeli discoveries, innovations and activities can only be described as “miraculous”. They include new molecules that promise cures for Lupus, cancer, age-related di

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                    Watch - What I Did As An IDF Soldier to Palestinians

                    Watch – What I Did As An IDF Soldier to Palestinians This is what I did to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza when I was an IDF soldier. It’s time to tell you the truth and break the silence.

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                    UNPACKED - Mizrachi Music and the Cassette

                    UNPACKED – Mizrachi Music and the Cassette Mizrahi Music | Israel Phenomenology We’re kicking off our brand new series, Israel Phenomenology, and in the first episode, host Chloé Valdary ponders ethnic groups in Israel, and in particular the Mizr

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                    No Camels – Israel Innovation News

                      Tel Aviv Is World’s First City To Require Electric Scooters With License Plates, Helmets The Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality has issued a series of unprecedented new regulations for shared electric scooter companies, which aim to keep riders and pede

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                    Jonathan Sacks - Joseph and the Risks of Power

                    Jonathan Sacks – Joseph and the Risks of Power Mikketz represents the most sudden and radical transformation in the Torah. Joseph, in a single day, moves from zero to hero, from forgotten, languishing prisoner to viceroy of Egypt, the most powerful

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                    Israeli Teens Return Victorious From Yale's Debate 'Tournament of Champions'

                    Israeli Teens Return Victorious From Yale’s Debate ‘Tournament of Champions’ re-post Jewish Press ByTPS / Tazpit News Agency An Israeli delegation of high school students attended the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions, hosted by Yale Un

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                    Barry Shaw - Lies Palestinians Tell at Christmas

                    Barry Shaw – Lies Palestinians Tell at Christmas When Israel relinquished control of Bethlehem to Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority as part of the Oslo Accord agreement in 1995, 85% of this prosperous town were middle class Christians. Bus

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                    Sheldon Schreter - Mutually Reinforcing Fictions

                    Sheldon Schreter – Mutually Reinforcing Fictions Anti-Israel and anti-Zionist attitudes appear to be a standard component of political correctness among a growing number of western university students these days, or at least among their politically

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                    Israel Seen Exclusive - Developing Positivity In The Community

                    Israel Seen Exclusive – Developing Positivity In The Community One recent afternoon, a worker fell off a newly casted concrete ledge at a water park under construction in Modi’in, landing on a pile of wooden beams. Coworkers urgently called for he

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                    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig - Maccabi Tel Aviv as a Metaphor for Israeli Hanukkah: Then & Now

                    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Maccabi Tel Aviv as a Metaphor for Israeli Hanukkah: Then & Now As is well known, the Maccabees first revolted against the Jewish Hellenizers (who today would be called assimilated Jews) and only afterwards against the Sele

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