Monthly Archives: December 2017

3 more countries to move embassies to Jerusalem

Just two days after the president of Guatemala became the first Central American leader to decide to relocate his nation’s embassy to Jerusalem, Honduras and Panama announced that they are following suit. Guatemala’s Foreign Minister said it is “returning to … Continue reading

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3,633 North Americans made Aliya in 2017

At least 3,633 Jews from the USA and Canada immigrated to Israel this year, according to Aliya organization Nefesh B’Nefesh. 93 new immigrants arrived at Ben Gurion airport on 27 Dec, joining 103 who were already residing in Israel and … Continue reading

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Israel is your home

“Wherever you come from, whatever you look like, however you pray, Israel is your home. Israel is your birthright,” PM Netanyahu told thousands of young Jews at an event celebrating 18th years of the Taglit-Birthright program. A record number of … Continue reading

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A new synagogue under the Western Wall

A new synagogue has been inaugurated in the Western Wall tunnels – the result of 12 years of structural support, construction, and archeology work. The synagogue is located opposite the ‘Great Stone’ in the Western Wall tunnels, near the site … Continue reading

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Help for IDF veterans to pass matriculation exams

IDF combat veterans will receive full scholarships to help them prepare and complete their high school matriculation courses and exams. Israelis need to pass their matriculation exams before they can enter college. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/on-campus/idf-combat-veterans-to-receive-full-scholarships-in-matriculation-preparation-courses/2017/12/19/

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Strangers no more

How can Liron – an Israeli – be a perfect DNA match on Israeli charity Ezer Mitzion’s bone marrow donor database for Jonathan – a South African with leukemia?  Even Jonathan’s siblings aren’t a match.  When they meet this Pesach … Continue reading

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Ice cream for everyone

After buying ice cream in Jerusalem, David and Tzipporah Speyer WhatsApp’d photos to their parents. Their mum then decided to buy ice cream for Israeli soldiers – 40 of them. Videos and photos were posted onto Facebook and went viral … Continue reading

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Gold medals for para table-tennis Israelis

Israelis Caroline Tabib and Alon Nigri won gold medals at the 2017 US Para Open Table-Tennis Championship in Las Vegas. Caroline won gold in the singles and also in the doubles, with a Swedish partner. Alon won gold in the … Continue reading

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Eilat is a fun place

Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat is known for being a city full of fun and excitement. Eilat has something for everyone to enjoy, from world class scuba diving to gorgeous desert hikes. It is also planning a new ecological beach, thanks … Continue reading

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The 5 top winter activities in Israel

Skiing on Mount Hermon, Jerusalem’s Winter festival, Christmas and Chanukah, Eilat’s Red Sea Jazz festival and the Feeling Blues dance festival in Tel Aviv. https://www.youtube.com/embed/I6lHMaF1hrI?rel=0

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