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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL’S VIABILITY AND VITALITY (6) – Effective Institutions

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL’S VIABILITY AND VITALITY (6) – Effective Institutions Last week I discussed in-depth the fifth factor (of seven) – “The Activist State” – underlying national competitiveness and dynamism (ht

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 7, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 7, 2022 Although many Israelis will not be eating today (Fast of 9th Av), much of the news in this week’s positive Israel newsletter relates to Israel’s agricultural innovations. One product to

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News Aug. 5, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News Aug. 5, 2022   Talon Cyber Security announces $100 million Series A for secure enterprise browser. The Israeli startup’s browser simplifies endpoint security by serving as a secure access

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HARAV KOOK ON TISHA B’AV: REPAIRING THE WORLD WITH THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

HARAV KOOK ON TISHA B’AV: REPAIRING THE WORLD WITH THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE “If we  destroyed [the second Temple], and the world with us, through needless hatred, we will rebuild [the third Temple] and the world with us, through unconditional

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UNPACKED: Next Year in Jerusalem: Why Is This City So Important?

UNPACKED: Next Year in Jerusalem: Why Is This City So Important? Jerusalem has, is, and will continue to be, a central location of religious significance to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Through a deeper dive of Judaism’s four nicknames for the city, th

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Palestinian Authority Declares Support for Chinese Regime as Tensions Deepen Between Washington and Beijing

Palestinian Authority Declares Support for Chinese Regime as Tensions Deepen Between Washington and Beijing by Ben Cohen   Algemeiner The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Tuesday declared its full support for the People’s Republic of China amid renewed te

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Steve Kramer – Sustainability in Israel

Steve Kramer – Sustainability in Israel Colleges began offering “majors” and “minors” in sustainability in the first decade of the 21st century. Sustainability is taught as a multi-disciplinary program to approach complex problems, usually e

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TLV: Learning Method to Help People with Autism Improve Visual Perception

TLV: Learning Method to Help People with Autism Improve Visual Perception A new learning method could help people with autism improve visual perception capabilities   According to the researchers, improving the perceptual capabilities of people with auti

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Victor Rosenthal – Israel: Facing Reality

Victor Rosenthal – Israel: Facing Reality Sometimes reality can be difficult, even painful. But resist it as you will, it remains reality. Let me quote Nehemia Shtrasler, a left-wing journalist writing in the left-wing newspaper Ha’aretz: Humans a

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 31, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 31, 2022 The highlights include: Tel Aviv’s new hi-tech Emergency Room is the largest in the world. All 450,000+ Israeli citizens over 75 receive free public transport. Take a ride in Haifa’s new cable

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL’S VIABILITY AND VITALITY (5) – The Activist State

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL’S VIABILITY AND VITALITY (5) – The Activist State Last week I discussed in-depth the third of seven factors – Cohesive National Identity – underlying national competitiveness and dynamism https:

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MASEI-Rabbi Sacks: Retribution and Revenge – Rav Kook: ISRAEL’S RESPONSIBILITY TO UNITE THE WORLD

MASEI-Rabbi Sacks: Retribution and Revenge – Rav Kook: ISRAEL’S RESPONSIBILITY TO UNITE THE WORLD Rabbi Sacks: Retribution and Revenge Near the end of the book of Bamidbar, we encounter the law of the cities of refuge: three cities to the east of

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News July 29, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News July 29, 2022 The circle of life: Soluto died, but Israeli high-tech feeds off it. A rare peek behind the scenes of the high-tech crisis. The day after the sudden announcement of its closure, Cal

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Steve Kramer – The Palestinian Arabs False Interpretation of Zionism

Steve Kramer – The Palestinian Arabs False Interpretation of Zionism Following is my summary of an excellent lecture by Haviv Rettig Gur, a well-known journalist for the TimesofIsrael.com daily web newspaper. Gur’s lecture brings something new to

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UNPACKED – Are Israelis White? | Zionism Revisited

UNPACKED – Are Israelis White? | Zionism Revisited Throughout history, people have traveled from across the world to make Israel their home. This has created a fundamental Israeli value to encourage and support immigrant absorption. Immigration to I

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Prime Minister – Do not abandon the Bedouins in the Galilee

Prime Minister – Do not abandon the Bedouins in the Galilee Do not lend a hand to the destruction of the heritage of the Bedouin tribes in the north   Mr. Prime Minister, The National Parks Authority (NPA) is currently working on a plan to turn

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Shelly Schreter – How Hebrew Interacts with Other Languages

Shelly Schreter – How Hebrew Interacts with Other Languages Like every other living language, Hebrew contains many foreign words and expressions. My purpose here is to collate some of these “imports”, for our amusement and interest, and to refle

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Jonathan Feldstein – King Abdullah’s Legacy

Jonathan Feldstein – King Abdullah’s Legacy On a clear day, I can see the skyline of Amman, from my Judean mountain balcony.  It’s the only place in the world from where one can see the capital of two countries: Jordan and Israel. I look across

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Yoseph Haddad – You Don’t Have to Be a Jew to Be Successful in Israel

Yoseph Haddad – You Don’t Have to Be a Jew to Be Successful in Israel

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL’S VIABILITY AND VITALITY (4) – Cohesive National Identity

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL’S VIABILITY AND VITALITY (4) – Cohesive National Identity Last week I discussed in-depth the second of seven factors – Shared Opportunity – underlying national competitiveness and dynamism (http

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 24, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 24, 2022 So many “historic” events in this week’s newsletter. Israeli scientists continue to develop treatments that will confine today’s killer diseases and infections to the histor

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CTECH – Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News July 22, 2022

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News July 22, 2022 Bizzabo raising down round led by Insight at significantly lower $200 million valuation. The event planning platform is raising $35 million at a valuation around 30% lower th

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Michael Brown and Jonathan Feldstein – Once Again, Christian Antisemitism

Michael Brown and Jonathan Feldstein – Once Again, Christian Antisemitism Last month, Rev. Jerry Pillay, former general secretary of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa was elected to lead the World Council of Churches. This is a pres

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Bob Cook – Israel: Should Be the Destination for Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Bob Cook – Israel: Should Be the Destination for Bar and Bat Mitzvah There is no doubt that the Bar or Bat Mitzvah of a child is one of the high points in the life of a parent.  And it is the hope of the parents that the experience has a profound i

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Israel – One Family – Overcoming Terror Together

Israel – One Family – Overcoming Terror Together We are excited to share with you what has been going on at OneFamily this past month. After two full years of restrictions, OneFamily kicked off the summer with a jam-packed schedule full of ret

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United Hatzalah – Neighborly in Nazareth & American Teens Assist in Successful CPR

United Hatzalah – Neighborly in Nazareth & American Teens Assist in Successful CPR Nazareth man suffers sudden cardiac arrest and is revived by neighbors, EMTs, and ambulance crews Nazareth – On Sunday evening, just before 11:00 p.m., a man in

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Steve Kramer – A Presidential Visit to Israel

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A scientific mystery solved: Why corals glow even in the depths of the sea

A scientific mystery solved: Why corals glow even in the depths of the sea. It is a known fact that corals glow, even at a depth of 45 meters. Now, Tel Aviv University researchers have succeeded in proving for the first time, evidence that the corals’ f

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 17, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 17, 2022 Our planet features prominently in this week’s positive Israel newsletter. From the earth, Israelis are growing life-enhancing algae, herbs, and vertical farms. They are building hospitals fr

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Future of Israel’s Viability and Vitality (3) – Shared Opportunity

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Future of Israel’s Viability and Vitality (3) – Shared Opportunity Last week I discussed in-depth the second of seven factors – “Ambition & Will” – underlying national competitiveness and dynamism (https://i

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PARSHAT PINCHAS: RAV KOOK ON HOW TO BE A HOLY ZEALOT.

PARSHAT PINCHAS: RAV KOOK ON HOW TO BE A HOLY ZEALOT. Parshat Pinchas begins by honoring Aaron’s grandson, Pinchas  for his zealous and immediate response to the Israelite male sinning in public view with the Midianite female. “When Pinchas, son of E

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CTECH – Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News July 15, 2022

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News July 15, 2022   “Almost all Israel’s cyber giants will lay off employees this summer.” Yoav Leitersdorf, Managing Partner at YL Ventures, the world’s largest c

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Saudi magazine praises Arab Israelis who serve in IDF

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Jonathan Feldstein – Praying that President Biden Stays Out of the Hospital in Jerusalem

Jonathan Feldstein – Praying that President Biden Stays Out of the Hospital in Jerusalem As President Biden arrives in Israel for a two-day visit, there’s concern about the possibility that he might end up in the hospital. No, not because of his a

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Jonathan Feldstein – Support for Israel is Good Policy, and Should be Non-Partisan

Jonathan Feldstein – Support for Israel is Good Policy, and Should be Non-Partisan I was grateful to be invited to speak at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s recent Road to Majority conference in Nashville. I was thinking about this in the context

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U.S./Canadian Teens Train To Become Next Generation of Lifesavers In Israel and Back Home

U.S./Canadian Teens Train To Become Next Generation of Lifesavers In Israel and Back Home NCSY Teams Up With United Hatzalah to train 50 teens as first responders culminating in a major mass-casualty-incident training drill Jerusalem – Last week on

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Future of Israel’s Viability and Vitality (2) – Ambition & Will

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Future of Israel’s Viability and Vitality (2) – Ambition & Will To evaluate what lies in store for Israel in the coming decades, I listed very briefly last week the seven factors that form the basis of national comp

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Tsvi Bisk – AIPAC’s Betrayal of American Jewry and Israel

Tsvi Bisk – AIPAC’s Betrayal of American Jewry and Israel Despite the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic activity, we Jews have never been more secure. The two inextricably connected pillars of Jewish security are Israel and the American Constitut

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 10, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 10, 2022 It may be the start of the summer holidays, but the busy pace of Israel’s positive activities remains at the highest level. Israeli scientists and medics have been busy kick-starting the immu

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Parshat Balak: Rav Kook Prophesies That Israel Will Illuminate The World

Parshat Balak: Rav Kook Prophesies That Israel Will Illuminate The World In Parshat Balak, the Torah recounts Balak’s hateful fear of Israel and his unsuccessful attempts to curse  Israel through the prophet Bilaam. His claim that the ‘multitudes of

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IDF – Watch Israel and Gaza Explained

IDF – Watch Israel and Gaza Explained You‘ve heard about it. You’ve seen pictures and videos. But there’s so much more to know… In Gaza, innocent people are suffering at the hands of Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organization that was

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News July 7, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News July 7, 2022 Insurtech unicorn Next Insurance nixes 17% of workforce. The company is laying off 150 employees, mostly in the U.S., explaining that “we must shift focus towards profitability.”

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i24NEWS: Watch – Yair Lapid: Actor, Athlete, Prime Minister & IDF drill preparing for war with Hezbollah

i24NEWS: Watch – Yair Lapid: Actor, Athlete, Prime Minister & IDF drill preparing for war with Hezbollah The Calev Corner: Calev Ben David breaks down the road taken by Yair Lapid to finally reach the pinnacle of Israeli politics.   IDF drill p

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Steve Kramer – Poor Little “Palestine” Resent Abraham Accords

Steve Kramer – Poor Little “Palestine” Resent Abraham Accords The Palestinian Arabs resent the fact that the Saudis and other Gulf Arabs are becoming much closer with Israel, while only paying lip service to the “Palestinian cause.”  Hence

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Future of Israel’s Viability and Vitality (1)

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Future of Israel’s Viability and Vitality (1) “Since the Temple’s destruction, prophesy [prediction] is given only to the foolish” (Bava Batrah 12b). This is a wise Talmudic statement: no one really knows what t

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Watch:Yad L’Olim Celebrating One Year Helping New Immigrants Settle in Israel

Watch:Yad L’Olim Celebrating One Year Helping New Immigrants Settle in Israel thank you to all of our supporters and partners. We look forward to continuing our work of helping Olim, their families, and global Jewry for many years to come. www.yadlo

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 3, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 3, 2022 Israel is making the world a much safer place. This week’s newsletter includes Israeli solutions that could save humanity from all dangerous viruses, aggressive prostate cancer and congestive

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News July 1, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News July 1, 2022 “Uncertainty for the public market and for investor sentiment is toxic.” Irit Kahan, Head of DTCP Israel, Growth Equity, was speaking on a panel with Yuval Cohen, Founder and Man

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A Short Israeli Story: Meet Daphna

A Short Israeli Story: Meet Daphna It looks like plastic, feels like plastic, but it’s not plastic. It’s compostable packaging ♻️. Meet Daphna Nissenbaum, the Israeli entrepreneur who wants to rid the world of plastic pollution.

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PARSHAT CHUKAT: RAV KOOK ON MOSES’S FATAL ANGRY ERROR AT THE WATERS OF DISPUTATION AND WHAT WE MUST DO TO FIX IT

PARSHAT CHUKAT: RAV KOOK ON MOSES’S FATAL ANGRY ERROR AT THE WATERS OF DISPUTATION AND WHAT WE MUST DO TO FIX IT RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT CHUKAT:  In Parshat Chukat, we read: “The Israelites arrived at the wilderness of Zin on the first new moon, and the

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Israel’s Maccabiah Games Unveil Details for Star-Studded Opening Ceremony

Israel’s Maccabiah Games Unveil Details for Star-Studded Opening Ceremony by Shiryn Ghermezian Algemeiner News Service   The 2022 Maccabiah Games set to take place in July in Israel has announced the line-up of stars for its opening ceremony and an

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UN Watch Report Exposes UNRWA’s Teachers of Hate

UN Watch Report Exposes UNRWA’s Teachers of Hate GENEVA, June 28, 2022 — As the U.S. and other Western states gathered on Thursday at the United Nations in the presence of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to pledge funding for the UN agency t

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Jonathan Feldstein – What’s Happening with Hispanics and Israel

Jonathan Feldstein – What’s Happening with Hispanics and Israel I was driving in Jerusalem last month and saw a colorful flag flying. The horizontal bars of yellow, blue, and red had a coat of arms in the middle, but I was not familiar with which

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Steve Kramer – Touring Israeli Historical Places with ESRA

Steve Kramer – Touring Israeli Historical Places with ESRA Michal and I recently enjoyed a day trip organized by ESRA, the English Speaking Residents Association. ESRA provides numerous social activities for Israelis who are comfortable speaking Eng

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News June 27, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News June 27, 2022 Jefferies opening office in Israel, President declares, “This is just the beginning.” Brian Friedman, President of the prestigious American investment bank Jefferies, is set

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel’s Gas Galore – and the Future Danger of Running Out of Economic Gas

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel’s Gas Galore – and the Future Danger of Running Out of Economic Gas Charles Dickens’ immortal book A Tale of Two Cities starts with the famous line: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 26, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 26, 2022 While the prospect of new elections in Israel leaves things somewhat up in the air, most Israelis are not taking a breather, but are reaching new heights in their efforts to create a cleaner and h

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Jonathan Feldstein – Will Biden Punish the Saudi Pariah or Embrace a Saudi Partner

Jonathan Feldstein – Will Biden Punish the Saudi Pariah or Embrace a Saudi Partner When campaigning for president, Joe Biden made a bold foreign policy declaration that he was going to make the Saudis “pay the price, and make them in fact the

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PARSHAT KORACH: RAV KOOK ON ‘KORACH INTERNATIONAL’

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HonestReporting: Independent Investigation Found Amnesty Int’l to Be ‘Institutionally Racist’?

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UNPACKED: The Great Kibbutz Experiment | Zionism Revisited

UNPACKED: The Great Kibbutz Experiment | Zionism Revisited In 1909 when young Jews founded the first Kibbutz, they had no idea that they would be forming a symbol of Israel’s rebirth. These agricultural communities innovated the communal experience as a

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Steve Kramer – Flourishing Israel

Steve Kramer – Flourishing Israel Israel’s significance as a Middle Eastern powerhouse has reached new levels with the help of two seminal events: the discovery of natural gas in Eastern Mediterranean waters and the success of the Abraham Accords

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First-of its-kind study at Tel Aviv University: Invasive marine species can survive

First-of its-kind study at Tel Aviv University: Invasive marine species can survive Invasive marine species can survive under surprising   environmental conditions The study included a unique experiment simulating changing environmental conditions from

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Dangerous Domestic Geo-Politics: Israel and the U.S.

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Dangerous Domestic Geo-Politics: Israel and the U.S. Geo-politics is normally viewed as something within the field of international relations. However, it can also appear within any specific country – occasionally with se

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News June 20, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News June 20, 2022 Fintech unicorn Pagaya to complete SPAC merger despite turmoil. The company, valued at $8.5 billion, is set to begin trading on Nasdaq later this week after shareholders of SPAC EJF

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 19, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 19, 2022 Israel and Israelis were bursting with oceans of energetic ideas, activities and projects this last week. It began with Israel, Egypt and the EU signing an agreement to bring Israeli natural gas vi

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PARSHAT SHLACH: RAV KOOK ON “OVERCOMING SPYFULNESS”

PARSHAT SHLACH: RAV KOOK ON “OVERCOMING SPYFULNESS” “A world of empty chaos preceded the world of building. And light came out of the darkness- ‘And the Creator said ‘Let there be light’ ” (Notebook 3:87) And hence “Existence is full of li

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Yad L’Olim is celebrating its one year anniversary

Yad L’Olim is celebrating its one year anniversary Yad L’Olim celebrates its one-year anniversary! Thank you to all of our supporters and partners. We look forward to continuing our work of helping Olim, their families, and global Jewry for ma

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UNPACKED: The Other Herzl: The Legacy of Rav Kook | Great Jewish Heroes

UNPACKED: The Other Herzl: The Legacy of Rav Kook | Great Jewish Heroes In the early days of Zionism, the front-runners of the movement were largely secular Jews, many of whom were staunchly anti-religious. This all changed with Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook,

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Asper Foundation, TAU Launch Innovative Clean Water Project

Asper Foundation, TAU Launch Innovative Clean Water Project Gift enhances the partnership between Tel Aviv University and one of Canada’s largest foundations Tel Aviv University (TAU) together with the Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University (CFTAU) ann

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TAU: Are we on our way to a one-time treatment for AIDS?

TAU: Are we on our way to a one-time treatment for AIDS? A new technology offers treatment  for HIV infection through a single injection   In the study the scientists were able, for the first time in the world, to engineer type B white blood cells i

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UN Watch: Why the U.N.’s Navi Pillay Commission Lacks Any Credibility

UN Watch: Why the U.N.’s Navi Pillay Commission Lacks Any Credibility   Navi Pillay must recuse herself from the U.N. inquiry on Israel because she fails to meet the minimum impartiality requirements under the U.N.’s own code of conduct.

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Cancelling Culture in Israel and the Ukraine

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Cancelling Culture in Israel and the Ukraine Everyone is familiar with the general term “Cancel Culture,” but it actually has two separate meanings. The common understanding is the elimination of specific things, people

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 12, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 12, 2022 So many Israeli innovations and activities are designed to solve critical problems. This week’s newsletter includes Israeli solutions to diagnose autoimmune diseases, treat dry eye disease, p

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News “We are working on the sale of 20 startups, including unicorns.” Adv. Dan Shamgar, a consigliere to many of Israel’s high-tech startups, added that some companies are already runnin

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UNPACKED: Watch – When Israel Almost Failed To Survive | The Jewish Story

UNPACKED: Watch – When Israel Almost Failed To Survive | The Jewish Story Immediately after its establishment in 1948, the newly-minted State of Israel found itself fighting for survival. With immigration of Jews from all around the world placing a

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UNPACKED – Watch: Is Birthright Israel Too Good To Be True?

UNPACKED – Watch: Is Birthright Israel Too Good To Be True? If you’re wandering through the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, you’re guaranteed to run into at least one or two groups of young Jewish tourists from across the world all experienci

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 6, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 6, 2022 Israel is like a powerful magnet, attracting global demand for its innovations and assistance.  The European Union is negotiating for Israeli natural gas. Israel is partnering Greece for innovation

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Ruth Defines Judaism – Not Ruth-Less Rabbis

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Shavuot: Rav Kook On Why The Creator Spoke To Israel

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News June 2, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News June 2, 2022 Cybereason laying off 100 employees in Israel, U.S. and Europe. Earlier this year, Cybereason, which is backed by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and former U.S. Treasury Secretary St

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Steve Kramer – Jerusalem – In Whose Hands Is It?

Steve Kramer – Jerusalem – In Whose Hands Is It? On Sunday, May 29, 2022, Israel commemorated Jerusalem Day, marking 55 years since the Israeli forces (IDF) liberated the Old City from the 19-year Jordanian occupation of 1948-1967. Jerusalem h

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 29, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 29, 2022 the highlights include: Israeli Virtual Reality can save hundreds of thousands of lives. Israeli innovation features at four major international conferences. Onwards and upwards for Israel’s susta

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RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN

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US Economic ‘Aid’ to Israel No Longer Exists

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TAU: Scientific breakthrough at Tel Aviv University

TAU: Scientific breakthrough at Tel Aviv University Researchers discovered a mechanism shared by mutations in different genes associated with autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions An experimental drug developed at a TAU lab may be suitable for treat

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Victor Rosenthal – From Israel: A “Dear Europe” Letter

Victor Rosenthal – From Israel: A “Dear Europe” Letter Negotiations are underway between Israel and the European Union for Israel to sell natural gas to Europe, which wishes to end its dependence on Russia for fuel. Italy and Germany presently g

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Steve Kramer – Forget the Two State Solution Already!

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 22, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 22, 2022 As a regular newsletter, readers know, that Israel has a huge positive impact on the world. This week’s news includes an Israeli Covid-19 treatment that also helps cancer patients; super-fast

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Mt. Meron and the Metaverse

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Mt. Meron and the Metaverse Lag B’Omer has come and gone; Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse is still a while before us. But the former has something important to teach us about the latter – and it strikes at the very heart

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News May 19, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News May 19, 2022 Masterschool announces $100 million Seed round to build network of tech career-training schools. The Israeli company, which had been bootstrapped since its founding in 2019, has deve

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United Hatzalah – Missing Man On Ashkelon Coast Results In Dramatic ATV Rescue

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel: Why the Original Path Ultimately Blocks our Progress

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 15, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 15, 2022 Another action-packed week with Israelis saving untold numbers of lives with new stem cell treatments, 2-minute biopsies, innovative surgery, sensors to prevent drowning and under 3-minute responses

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News 5-13-22

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News 5-13-22 The global domino effect is shaking up high-tech complacency and is rapidly approaching Israel. The sharp declines in capital markets over the past month are changing the playing conditio

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UNPACKED: Watch: 1948: Israel’s Battle for Independence | The Jewish Story

UNPACKED: Watch: 1948: Israel’s Battle for Independence | The Jewish Story Three years after the Holocaust and the devastating loss of six million Jews, Jewish refugees were desperately trying to immigrate to Israel. However, then British-mandated P

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Steve Kramer – Run-up to Israel’s Independence Day

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