Monthly Archives: March 2014

Israeli wins women’s Thai boxing championship

Sarah Avraham (20), of Kiryat Arba in Judea, won the Woman’s World Thai-Boxing (Muay Thai) Championship in Thailand. Sarah was born in Mumbai and converted to Judaism in 2008. She immigrated to Israel following the attack on the Mumbai Chabad … Continue reading

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Syrians treated in Israel

This week’s program on Tel Aviv radio TLV1’s “Out of the Comfort Zone” features some of the staff that are treating injured Syrians at the Western Galilee hospital in Nahariya.

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New look ZF

The UK’s Zionist Federation has launched its re-branded image. It has also released a new film that publicizes Israel’s technological achievements, thriving economy and culture.

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Look who’s cleaning windows?

On the recent Jewish festival of Purim, two window cleaners dressed as the superhero Spiderman cheered up young patients at Israel’s Schneider Children’s Medical Center.

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Thousands attend North American Aliya events

Seven Aliya fairs took place simultaneously in major cities across North America. Some 1,500 showed up to the Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Mega Event in Times Square. Other fairs took place in Toronto, Montreal, Florida, Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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The only pilot ever to thwart a highjacking

The disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 has led to the emergence of another story. In 1970, El Al pilot Uri Bar-Lev used bravery, trained skills (plus something that cannot be defined) to disarm two armed PFLP terrorists who threatened to … Continue reading

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Israeli lottery raised NIS 5

billion. Israel’s National lottery raised more than $1.5 billion in 2013 – a 14% increase on 2012. Grants were given to build kindergartens, classrooms and municipal buildings. Scholarship funds, the arts and the sciences also benefited.

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Intel backs OrCam’s glasses for the blind

Intel Capital is investing $15-20 million in Israeli artificial vision company OrCam Technologies. OrCam develops a range of visual improvement products for the visually impaired including a system enabling them to read content and interpret the world around them.

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Brazil to protect world cup with Israeli drone

The Brazilian Air Force will operate the new Hermes 900 UAV from Israel’s Elbit Systems to protect 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer games.

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Israeli news station on US TV channel

Jewish Life TV will air Israel’s i24news on American cable and satellite networks. This is the first time that the Jaffa-based i24news will be shown to an American audience via television, and not just online. i24news will provide 15 hours … Continue reading

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