Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Israeli prison 5-star hotel compared to Syria jail’

A Turkish journalist compared his experiences in Israeli and Syrian jails having recently been released from a Syrian prison after a two-month detention period. Palestinian Arab terrorists previously on hunger strike should take note. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4229643,00.html

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“Head & Shoulders” above the rest

The name of Procter and Gamble’s shampoo could be the subtitle of its “Israel House of Innovation” R&D hub in Tel Aviv. A recent visit by Forbes magazine revealed why Israel is considered by P&G as a start-up Nation. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ricardogeromel/2012/05/16/procter-and-gamble-israel-startup/?ss=innovation-science

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“We’ve been waiting for so very, very long”

The Bnei Mensashe tribe of India can’t wait to get to Israel. Please watch this video from their community centre Beit Shalom in Manipoor, Northern India. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Sjo9rvtpHa8

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Israeli by chance

Leon Arusi Medalia had everything he wanted in Mombassa, Kenya – until his Israeli father and Kenyan mother were killed in a car crash. After being refused a Kenyan ID he came to Israel and joined the army. “Here I … Continue reading

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The most moral army in the world

I have no words that can describe this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LuCzHQB1sks#!

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Israel is not replicable

(thanks to Rodger) “Young New Zealander of 2010” Divya Dhar asked the panel of Israel Conference in Harvard how New Zealand could become a start-up nation like Israel. The answer was “Move to Tel Aviv” or “do a small acquisition … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Day Parade – in pictures

Thousands took part Sunday in the annual Flag March in Jerusalem, which celebrates the city’s reunification in 1967 after 19 years of division. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156007

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The 1000th Torah Titbits

For 20 years, The Orthodox Union’s Jerusalem Centre has published its weekly guide to the Torah portion. Volunteers deliver the magazine to 500 synagogues across Israel. It is also published online at www.ttidbits.com http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/anglo-file/all-the-torah-news-fit-to-print-1.431188

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Israeli author wins international book prize

Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld has become the oldest recipient of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize at the age of 80. The Israeli author’s Blooms of Darkness was inspired by his own escape from a concentration camp during World War II. … Continue reading

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Jerusalem to become global tourism centre

The Israeli cabinet approved the allocation of NIS 350 million over the next six years for the development of public tourist spaces in Jerusalem. The funds will be used to develop the city’s infrastructure and open spaces, as well as … Continue reading

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