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Iron Dome Marks 1,000 Hits since Its Inception

Iron Dome interception protects people and places in Israel The nine Iron Dome missile defense systems were in many respects the heroes of Operation Protective Edge, with the system intercepting over 90 percent of rockets fired at population centers in Israel. The system, which marked 1,000 interceptions since its first implementation in April 2011, also

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Israeli Street Fair Supports Southern Businesses

David and Rachel Moshe from Ashdod, a coastal Mediterranean city where hundreds of Hamas-fired rockets landed during Operation Protective Edge, have a business decorating wedding halls. But during the time of hostilities, most of the weddings in Ashdod were delayed. The Israeli government did not allow gatherings of more than 300 people fearing that a

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Israel Electric Repairing Gaza Power Grids

After Hamas rockets hit the electric power grid placing large swaths of Gaza in darkness, the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) employees of the Beersheva district, as instructed by the political echelon and authorized by the IDF, began working near the border with the Gaza Strip to repair the power grids that were damaged by rockets

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Israel’s “Trail Angels” Offer Free Lodging to Backpackers

Tzippi Moss smiled as she watched the four young people sitting around her small kitchen table tucking into a meal of cooked vegetables with salmon. It could be any dinner table in any house in Israel, but the unique thing was that Moss had met her dinner guests for the first time just ten minutes

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IDF Doctor Saves Life of Palestinian Baby

  Photo credit: www.idfblog.com A Judea and Samaria Division Medical Officer saved the life of a one-month-old Palestinian baby who suffered from respiratory arrest recently. The infant was brought by her parents from the village of Beitin near Ramallah to the checkpoint near the division's headquarters, close to the settlement of Beit El. An officer

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Young Canadian Wins International Bible Quiz

 Eitan Amos from Toronto, Canada was this year’s International Bible Quiz winner. The 18-year-old, who lived in the settlement of Karnei Shomron until he was 11, competed against 15 other finalists during this year’s International Bible Quiz traditionally held on Israel’s Independence Day. Seventy-five contestants from 33 countries showed their impressive knowledge of the Tanach

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Virtual 3D Tour of the Knesset Launched

The Knesset, in cooperation with Google, launched a virtual, three-dimensional tour of the Israeli parliament building with Google’s “Street View” feature. The Knesset is now a part of a select group of parliaments and government buildings—including the White House, 10 Downing Street and the Canadian parliament—which people can visit with a click of the mouse.

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First Arab-Israeli Woman Wins Israel’s Master Chef

May 27, 2014

Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab woman with a PhD in marine microbiology, has won Israel’s highest honor for an amateur chef—the title of Master Chef. “The moment they announced it, I couldn’t contain my joy…it means I’ll be able to fulfill my dream.” That dream, says Atamna-Ismaeel, is to open an Arab-Jewish cooking school in her

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EU–Israel Ties Growing Despite Disputes

Mmax/Shutterstock.com “We have a very vibrant and extensive and mutually beneficial and productive relationship,” Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the head of the delegation of the European Union [EU] to Israel told The Media Line. “We also have some areas in which we have disagreement. We have to keep things in perspective.” Despite tensions between Israel and

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Palestinians Sign Contract for Israeli Gas

Palestine Power Generating Company has become the first company to sign a contract with the Leviathan Gas Field. The agreement will supply the Palestinian energy company with [US] $1.2 billion worth of natural gas in order to generate electricity from a power station that it will establish next to Jenin. The gas reservoir west of

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