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Israel Sets Tourism Record for Most Visitors in October 2018

Thursday, 8 November 2018 | A report released by the tourism ministry on Monday revealed that Israel’s tourism industry continues to break records with more tourists visiting the Jewish state in October 2018 than ever before, totaling about 486,000 registered entries to the country. Globes reported that this represents a 19% increase over April 2018

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In First, National Anthem is Played in Abu Dhabi as Israeli Wins Gold Medal

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | For the first time, Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, was played in Abu Dhabi as Israeli judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal in his weight division, the Times of Israel reported Sunday. In the tournament, the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam, in which judokas from 62 nations competed, three of

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Baby of Syrian Refugees Returns to Israel for Second Life-Saving Surgery

October 24, 2018

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | A Syrian baby suffering from a severe heart defect was flown from Cyprus to Israel on Tuesday to receive special treatment at Sheba Hospital in Beersheva. The baby first traveled to Israel in December, just days after he was born, to receive life-saving surgery, the Jerusalem Post reported. Last year,

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Israel Crowns 93-Year-Old Great Grandmother as Miss Holocaust Survivor in Annual Pageant

Thursday, 18 October 2018 | A 93-year-old great-grandmother was crowned winner of the annual Miss Holocaust Survivor contest in Haifa on Sunday. Polish-born Tova Ringer and 11 other ladies celebrated their survival and the lives they led after overcoming the horrors of the Second World War. “I’m very happy,” Ringer, a resident of Haifa, told Reuters.

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Guatemalan Cities Name Streets for “Jerusalem, Capital of Israel”

October 12, 2018

Friday, 12 October 2018 | Four cities in Guatemala have decided to rename streets, squares and a park “Jerusalem the capital of Israel,” as a sign of support for Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer its embassy to the city. Guatemala remains the only country in

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Neighbor to Neighbor

Golan Residents Pull Together to Help Syrian Refugees The Syrian Civil War may be drawing to a close, but for years now fierce fighting and chemical weapons have left a scar on the Middle East, driving hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to the Israeli and Jordanian borders. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have been

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Israel Helps Rescue 422 “White Helmets” from War-torn Syria

Monday, 23 July 2018 | Tons of humanitarian aid transferred to desperate refugees. Border gates creaking open to admit gravely wounded civilians caught in the cross-hairs of fighting. Those same wounded civilians receiving life-saving medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. Throughout the seven years of the Syrian Civil War, Israel has made every effort—often behind the

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Israel Rushes Aid Team to Volcano-ravaged Guatemala

June 7, 2018

Thursday, 07 June 2018 | Homes and cars buried under tons of volcanic ash and magma mud. Fiery gas and molten lava engulfing everything in its path. A village wiped out almost entirely from the map. This is the picture of a devastated Guatemala reeling in the aftermath of the worst volcanic eruption in over

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Louisiana Becomes 25th State to Prohibit Business Ties with Companies that Boycott Israel

Thursday, 24 May 2018 | Louisiana on Tuesday became the 25th US state to enact legislation or executive orders against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, The Times-Picayune reported. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order prohibiting the Louisiana state government from executing contracts with businesses that engage in the boycott of Israel.

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Paraguay Becomes Third Nation to Open Embassy in Jerusalem

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 | On Monday, Paraguay became the third country to open its embassy in Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post reported. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes, along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opened the embassy in the Malha Technological Park, the same building where Guatemala inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem last week. During the

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