Monthly Archives: October 2012

Six new ambassadors arrive in Israel

Egypt’s Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl and Jordan’s Walid Khalid Abdullah Obeidat presented their credentials to Israeli President Shimon Peres. The ambassadors from Armenia, Ivory Coast, Italy and Malta were also received. http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/MFA+Spokesman/2012/Ambassadors_Egypt_Jordan_credentials_17-Oct-2012.htm

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US counter-terror experts visit Israel

A delegation of 10 senior counter-terrorism experts from NYC, LA, Houston, Austin, Oakland and Montgomery County (MD) are in Israel through an educational institute of AJC. The program will showcase Israeli technological and operational advances in counter-terrorism tactics. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4293802,00.html

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Italian army chief is honoured

The Chief of Defense Staff of the Italian Armed Forces, General Biagio Abrate made his first visit to the Jewish State. After visiting several sites across Israel, General Abrate discussed military cooperation and mutual security challenges with IDF’s Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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I was also privileged to visit ALEH’s Negev village two weeks ago

http://netanyareflections.blogspot.co.il/#!/2012/10/aleh-negev-where-everyone-is-individual.html

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ALEH opens new school

Israel’s largest network for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities last week dedicated a new school for special students in Jerusalem. ALEH provides 24/7 rehabilitative and medical care for 650 children around the country. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/160935

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4,642 truckloads of goods entered Gaza last month

September deliveries included 1,444 truckloads of construction materials. 1,308 exit permits were issued for medical patients and people accompanying them. http://www.idf.il/1283-17322-en/Dover.aspx

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Jerusalem street named after Egyptian female singer

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat named a street in Beit Hanina, “Umm Kultum” after the greatest female singer of Arabic music. In 2012 the Naming Committee approved 145 new street names submitted by local Mukhtars, religious leaders and residents. http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=288243 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zge4ZrZ8Sbk&feature=player_embedded

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Memorial for Muslim Arabs in IDF

Yousef Juhja from Arara in Wadi Ara has sent three of his sons into the Israel Defence Forces. One son, Staff Sgt. Sa’id Juhja, was killed by Gaza terrorists in 2004. Shortly after, the bereaved father built a memorial at … Continue reading

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Arab woman commands IDF combat unit

20-year-old Christian Arab Mona Abdo has just made history by graduating from the Israeli Defence Forces’ Commanders training course. She will become a commander in the Caracal combat unit, which has both male and female, Arab and Jewish soldiers serving … Continue reading

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Groom saves 97-year-old on his special Sabbath

Hatzalah paramedic Arie Jaffe had just finished reading the Torah to celebrate his forthcoming wedding when his emergency (Israeli-made) MIRS device started vibrating. He rushed outside in time to save an elderly congregant who had been run-over whilst crossing the … Continue reading

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