Monthly Archives: June 2013

Record May for tourists to Israel

May 2013 was a record-breaking month for tourism to Israel. The 336,000 visitor numbers were 5 percent higher than in May 2012. The total for 2013 so far is also a record 1.4 million. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=9897

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Israeli pilot flies new Boeing to Tel Aviv

Lufthansa’s First Officer, Israeli Yaniv Emanuel, flew the airline’s new Boeing 747-8 from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv. The first arrival of the World’s longest commercial plane also marked the improvements to Ben Gurion airport to satisfy aviation regulations. http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Boeings-Queen-of-the-Skies-the-747-8-lands-in-Tel-Aviv-317271

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Israeli ambassador to Uzbekistan is a woman

Carmela Shamir will soon begin her term as Israeli ambassador in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, making her the first female Israeli envoy to serve in a Muslim country. Another woman, Hagit Mualem, will serve as the deputy ambassador in the Israeli embassy … Continue reading

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Arab countries fail to block an Israel sponsored UN conference

(Thanks to www.israelandstuff.com) Arab states have failed to block Israel from leading the UN Entrepreneurship for Development Debate in which Israel’s agriculture, solar energy and medical equipment were showcased for developing countries. http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-holds-israel-led-panel-on-entrepreneurship/

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Four Syrian children treated in Israel

A 16-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds, a 13 year-old girl and two boys aged nine and fifteen are the latest Syrian casualties to be taken to Israel hospitals. The source for the final story is the Lebanese Daily Star … Continue reading

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An ordinary day in Israel

Read about a typical day for Israeli Diana Bletter, interacting with Muslims, Christians, Druze, Ethiopian Jews and a Baha’i woman. How many different people have you spoken to today? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diana-bletter/diversity-makes-life-rich-an-ordinary-day-in-israel_b_3301044.html

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Muslims who want to defend Israel

Brothers Milad and Muhammad Atrash, Arab Muslims from the Galilee, volunteered to defend their country by enlisting in the IDF. Muhammad has just sworn allegiance to the State of Israel, and in two weeks his brother Milad will start his … Continue reading

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An emotional meeting

10-year-old Yakub Ivachisad, the Palestinian Arab boy who received one of the kidneys from Israeli boy Noam Naor, received a visit in Schneider Children’s hospital from Noam’s parents. Noam’s mother, said, “To see Yakub today is very exciting. I wish … Continue reading

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Gaza farmers transported to Tel Aviv conference

The Israeli army invited and facilitated the transport of 50 Palestinian Arab farmers from Gaza to an agricultural conference in Tel Aviv. The goal was to help boost agricultural output in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip http://www.israeltoday.co.il/Default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=23928

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International Student Film Festival

The 15th International Student Film Festival, sponsored by Tel Aviv University, is presenting 250 movies at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and other venues around the city. http://www.jpost.com/Arts-and-Culture/Arts/Honing-their-craft-316855

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