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Medical or Humanitarian & New National Dispatch Center Opened To Treat Humanitarian Emergencies

Medical or Humanitarian & New National Dispatch Center Opened To Treat Humanitarian Emergencies Medical or Humanitarian – No Job Is To Tough For A United Hatzalah Volunteer United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, Shlomo Tausky has been an integral part of th

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Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen - Coronavirus, God, and Science

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen – Coronavirus, God, and Science The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: When PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a March 21 TV interview, that “with God’s help we’ll get through” the corona

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Watch - Anti-Semitism and Coronavirus

Watch – Anti-Semitism and Coronavirus While the world is dealing with the Corona Pandemic… some see it as an opportunity to attack Israel with lies and anti-Semitic slurs. From BDS activist to far-right conspiracy theorist.

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Jonathan Sacks - The Prophetic View of Sacrifice

Jonathan Sacks – The Prophetic View of Sacrifice Sacrifices, the subject of this week’s parsha, were central to the religious life of biblical Israel. We see this not only by the sheer space devoted to them in the Torah, but also by the fact that

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Teams of Furloughed Volunteers Throughout The Country Deliver Food To Elderly And People in Isolation

Teams of Furloughed Volunteers Throughout The Country Deliver Food To Elderly And People in Isolation United Hatzalah volunteers across Israel have initiated a campaign working together with social services of local and regional councils to deliver food p

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Former MK Dov Lipman Explains Israel's Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis

Former MK Dov Lipman Explains Israel’s Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis Israel’s political scene is on a knife-edge. With coronavirus sweeping Israel the need for a functioning government is more vital than ever. Calls for a vote to determi

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Barry Werner - The Arab/Israeli Conflict And Western Antisemitism

Barry Werner – The Arab/Israeli Conflict And Western Antisemitism The Arab/Israeli conflict has endured well over a hundred years, far longer than most conflicts in history. Is that because it is impossible to resolve? I think not. Most Arab and Mus

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Itzchak EvanShayish: Watch-The Legacy of Rabbi David Cohen-HaRav HaNazir TZ'L: Rav Kook TZ"L's main student

Itzchak EvanShayish: Watch-The Legacy of Rabbi David Cohen-HaRav HaNazir TZ’L: Rav Kook TZ”L’s main student   Cohen was born in Maišiagala, near Vilna (in modern Lithuania), the scion of a distinguished rabbinic family. In his yout

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Daniel Gordis - 'We will guard and protect you': Our forgotten promise to Israel

Daniel Gordis – ‘We will guard and protect you’: Our forgotten promise to Israel Daniel Gordis web site Why are so many of us – rabbis, backpackers, politicians, with their recklessness during a pandemic – willing to endanger the extraordina

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Kiryat Ata Volunteers and City Staff Deliver Food To Those in Isolation and Elderly

Kiryat Ata Volunteers and City Staff Deliver Food To Those in Isolation and Elderly As the Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Israel worsens, United Hatzalah joined forces with Kiryat Ata city council to deliver food packages to those in need of financial

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IDF Officer & Benayahu's Story - World Down Syndrome Day

IDF Officer & Benayahu’s Story – World Down Syndrome Day Meet Benaya, and IDF officer and Benyahu, a child with Down syndrome. Today, on World Down Syndrome Day, we tell their story. Footage: Inbal Berko

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 22,2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 22, 2020 Restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are now severe, but they haven’t stopped Israeli innovation and humanitarian activity. This includes producing virus protection masks, d

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    No Camels Israeli Innovation News - Coronavirus Tech Advances and More

    No Camels Israeli Innovation News – Coronavirus Tech Advances and More Technion, Weizmann Institute Join Efforts To Accelerate Coronavirus Testing Rates Posted: 18 Mar 2020 09:29 AM PDT Two of Israel’s top universities are working to roll out test

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    Jack Cohen - Israel and Coronavirus

    Jack Cohen – Israel and Coronavirus Israel is a small country and so it’s easier for it to take steps that are difficult for much larger countries like the US and China.  Yet, Israel has succeeded to act more drastically much sooner that most cou

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    Special in Uniform Soldiers Facilitate Coronavirus Testing

    Special in Uniform Soldiers Facilitate Coronavirus Testing h/t to United with Israel Due to their experience in preparing emergency and crisis kits, Israel’s special needs soldiers have been recruited to pack coronavirus testing gear. Are there enough c

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    Jonathan Sacks - Communities and Crowds & Video-Coronavirus

    Jonathan Sacks – Communities and Crowds & Video-Coronavirus Melanie Reid is a journalist who writes a regular column for The (London) Times. A quadriplegic with a wry lack of self-pity, she calls her weekly essay Spinal Column. On 4 January 2020, sh

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    IsraelSeen Exclusive - A Bloody Rescue In The Time of Corona

    IsraelSeen Exclusive – A Bloody Rescue In The Time of Corona Given the current pandemic and resultant public health crisis. With COVID-19 cases rising dramatically in Israel and abroad, United Hatzalah dispatchers have been handling a significant sp

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    CTECH Daily Brief: Israeli government bypasses parliament, approves surveillance on civilians to fight Covid-19

    CTECH Daily Brief: Israeli government bypasses parliament, approves surveillance on civilians to fight Covid-19 Israeli government bypasses parliament, approves surveillance on civilians to fight Covid-19. After a parliamentary subcommittee refused to gra

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    Dov Lipman - Israel at a crossroads with its Arab political parties

    Dov Lipman – Israel at a crossroads with its Arab political parties Israel finds itself at a crossroads regarding its Arab population and its political representation. The Joint List, made up of three Arab parties and one Muslim/Jewish/Christian par

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    Israeli Eden Alene's Eurovision 2020 Song "Feker Libi"

    Israeli Eden Alene’s Eurovision 2020 Song “Feker Libi” H/T Åri Agam is an Israeli translator and Wiwiblogger “Feker Libi” means My Love in Amharic. The other languages she sings in are Hebrew, Arabic, and English.   This is the Eng

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    CTECH Daily Brief: Coronavirus in Israel

    CTECH Daily Brief: Coronavirus in Israel Israel shuts down non-essential activity as number of patients jumps to 200. The country announced more stringent restrictions Saturday, limiting gatherings to 10 people and closing down education institutions and

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    Shakked Beery - The Wandering Jewess: Corona Thoughts about Depression and Social Fabric

    Shakked Beery – The Wandering Jewess: Corona Thoughts about Depression and Social Fabric Social isolation and lack of occupation aggravate depression. If you have a tendency for depression, as I do, plan your new routine tightly and wisely, to stop

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    This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020 Although Israel has closed its international borders to counter the coronavirus, Israelis continue with their life-enhancing activities and innovative developments. These include medical breakthro

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    IsraelSeen Presents: Inspiring Musical Relief For these Difficult Days As We Move into Shabbat

    IsraelSeen Presents: Inspiring Musical Relief For these Difficult Days As We Move into Shabbat A global pandemic is upon us all and in Israel, we struggle to contain the virus as everyone else is doing. We thought it appropriate as we move into Shabbat-Th

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    Sheri Oz - Oy! Breaking the Silence! Why do you Lie About This Now?

    Sheri Oz – Oy! Breaking the Silence! Why do you Lie About This Now? Breaking the Silence wants you to think that Israel is an apartheid state. How do I know that? Because they sent out an email to subscribers about the last elections, bemoaning the

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    Deena Hornstein - Treating A Groom In Distress

    Deena Hornstein – Treating A Groom In Distress On a recent Saturday night, Ariel Yonatan was alerted to an accident on the highway between Safed (Tzefat) and Meron. A high impact collision occurred between two private vehicles that caused the airbag

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    Jonathan Sacks - Moses Annuls a Vow

    Jonathan Sacks – Moses Annuls a Vow Kol Nidre, the prayer said at the beginning of Yom Kippur, is an enigma wrapped in a mystery, perhaps the strangest text ever to capture the religious imagination. First, it is not a prayer at all. It is not even

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    Shelly Schreter - A Response to a Review of Ian Lustick's Book Paradigm Lost

    Shelly Schreter – A Response to a Review of Ian Lustick’s Book Paradigm Lost Shaul Magid, in his highly favourable review of Ian Lustick’s book (Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality), scornfully eulogizes and buries th

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    Victor Rosenthal - Too Much Democracy?

    Victor Rosenthal – Too Much Democracy? The idea that there should be an independent sovereign Jewish state in the world is, to understate the fact, controversial. Much of the European-oriented West and certainly the Arab Middle East opposes it. Even

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    Jonathan Sacks - The Therapeutic Joy of Purim

    Jonathan Sacks – The Therapeutic Joy of Purim There’s something very strange about Purim. It is notably a festival of joy, “Yamei mishtei b’simcha”. And not only is the day itself a joyous one, but uniquely, we begin that joy two weeks befor

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    Welcoming Israel's First Pink Ambulance

    Welcoming Israel’s First Pink Ambulance United Hatzalah of Israel recently inaugurated Israel’s first pink ambulance whose specific mission it is to treat women. The ambulance will be operated by a crew of female volunteer EMTs and paramedics and

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    UNPACKED - Judaism's Most Loved & Hated Cookie

    UNPACKED – Judaism’s Most Loved & Hated Cookie This week, we’re unpacking the story of Purim and asking why the holiday is commemorated by a three-cornered filled pastry. But first, let’s back it up. There’s a common saying that Jewish h

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      Jack Cohen - To Stop a Pandemic All Borders must be Controlled

      Jack Cohen – To Stop a Pandemic All Borders must be Controlled The main way to prevent a worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus is for countries to be able to close their borders.  There is a report that the EU countries are beginning to do this, al

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      IDF - "My Brother is With Me Every Step of the Way"

      IDF – “My Brother is With Me Every Step of the Way” Just over a year ago, Aviel lost both his brother, an IDF combat soldier and his father in a fatal car accident. Today, Aviel is a proud soldier in the same battalion his brother served

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      Dov Lipman - Blue and White contributed to its own failure

      Dov Lipman – Blue and White contributed to its own failure Regardless of what happens regarding the formation of a new government or the need for a fourth election, Blue and White lost to Likud in the number of mandates it received. While Prime Mini

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      IsraelSeen Exclusive - You saved my life, You Are My Angels

      IsraelSeen Exclusive – You saved my life, You Are My Angels Shai Romano and Moti Tzulshan are volunteer EMTs with United Hatzalah in Netanya. On Sunday they went to visit Elirav Zarchia, a patient at Laniado hospital whom they treated a week previou

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      Jonathan Sacks - Dressing to Impress

      Jonathan Sacks – Dressing to Impress Tetzaveh, with its elaborate description of the “sacred vestments” which the Priests and the High Priest wore “for glory and for splendour,” seems to run counter to some fundamental values of Judaism. The

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      Anyplace and Anytime: Israel's Volunteer Mechanics Rescue Stranded Motorists

      Anyplace and Anytime: Israel’s Volunteer Mechanics Rescue Stranded Motorists Israelis are known for coming to the rescue in emergencies and thousands of volunteer mechanics are carrying on this tradition on Israel’s roadways. By Tsivya Fox-Dobuler Uni

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      Sheri Oz - Israeli & Palestinian Narratives: How Academics Shape History

      Sheri Oz – Israeli & Palestinian Narratives: How Academics Shape History Professor Emeritus Shifra Sagy is a prolific writer of academic papers. Her 2002 paper, entitled “Interpretations of the Past and Expectations for the Future Among Israeli an

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      Women's EMS Unit Helps Disabled Children Get Into Purim Spirit

      Women’s EMS Unit Helps Disabled Children Get Into Purim Spirit The Jewish month of Adar is a joyful and auspicious time for the Jewish nation, and school children across Israel kick off the month by dressing up in costume and participating in festive ce

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        David Bedein - Response to: "Start-up Nation,' Groans Under Strains of Growth and Neglect"- NYT,

        David Bedein – Response to: “Start-up Nation,’ Groans Under Strains of Growth and Neglect”- NYT, Israel resource review https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/world/middleeast/israel-election-issues.html David Bedein Director Israel Resource News

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        Victor Rosenthal - Jewish Peoplehood and American Jews

        Victor Rosenthal – Jewish Peoplehood and American Jews Nothing seems to me more obviously true than the statement that a strong, thriving Jewish state is essential to the survival of the Jewish people. But apparently many self-identifying American J

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        Jane Hudson - What Is Pushing Israel's Air Pollution Rate

        Jane Hudson – What Is Pushing Israel’s Air Pollution Rate What Is Pushing Israel’s Air Pollution Rate To Unacceptable Levels? Israel has the highest recorded level of air pollution in the Western world, and ranks in 12th place among all countr

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        Zionist Ideas with Gil Troy Interviewed By Adam Scott Bellos and David Hazony

        Zionist Ideas with Gil Troy Interviewed By Adam Scott Bellos and David Hazony In this episode of “In the Blue Corner,” TIIF CEO and Executive Director Adam Scott Bellos and David Hazony sit with historian and author Gil Troy to discuss Zionist identit

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        This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020

        This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020 The coronavirus is currently one of the top “bad news” stories, but Israel is busy countering it – there are seven relevant articles in this week’s positive Israel newslette

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        WATCH: When the Rockets Fly, What Do Israeli Children Do?

        WATCH: When the Rockets Fly, What Do Israeli Children Do? h/t unitedwithisrael.org Calm returned on Tuesday after a two-day flare-up between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad that raised fears of an escalation a week before Israel’s general elect

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        International kosher wine festival takes over Tel Aviv.

        International kosher wine festival takes over Tel Aviv. h/t unitedwithisrael.org At the International Kosher Wine Festival in Tel Aviv last week, Israeli vintners and their fans enjoyed a truly awe-inspiring display of wines, from high-end pours made from

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        Barry Shaw - Philip Haney did not commit suicide. He was murdered

        Barry Shaw – Philip Haney did not commit suicide. He was murdered Philip Haney was a frustrated patriot. Haney was a hero. He was a founder of the United States Department of Homeland Security, created to defend America against all enemies, both for

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        Jonathan Sacks - What Do We Receive When We Give?

        Jonathan Sacks – What Do We Receive When We Give? The Lord spoke to Moshe, saying, “Tell the Israelites to take an offering for Me; take My offering from all whose heart moves them to give” (Ex. 25:1-2). Our parsha marks a turning point in the r

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        Behind the Scenes with David Bedein

        Behind the Scenes with David Bedein Incitement to Return   David Bedein Israel behind the News 2020 02 25  

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        Victor Rosenthal - Anger, not Apathy

        Victor Rosenthal – Anger, not Apathy The media say that Israeli voters are apathetic. They aren’t – they are furious. About a third of them aren’t expected to vote at all in the March 2 election, an unprecedented third in 11 months. And polls

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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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