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IDF Transfers Hundreds of Aid Packages Collected by Israelis to Syrian Refugees

Friday, 13 July 2018 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] announced that it had transferred hundreds of aid packages collected by Israeli residents of the Golan Heights to Syrian refugees who have been forced from their homes in southern Syria in recent weeks, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. In recent weeks, hundreds of aid packages

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Welcome to Jerusalem

In May this year, the United States made history by becoming the first major world power to place its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. While this was certainly a momentous move, the City of Gold was shining long before US President Donald Trump recognized it as Israel’s capital. In fact, President Trump himself said the

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Meet Israel’s First Female Checkpoint Security Guard

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Renata is the only female security guard stationed at one of the Ministry of Defense’s 16 checkpoints in the northern Samaria region of the West Bank [Judea and Samaria]. While dozens of women applied for the job, she was the only one to meet all its requirements. Renata, 24, joined

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Hamas: Thirty Years of Terror

Rome. The Nazis. Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Assyria, Greece and the evil Haman. The chronicles of times gone by are littered with ancient regimes and rulers determined to annihilate the Jewish people. History teaches that those who led the charges to destroy the Jews were themselves ultimately destroyed, while Israel remained. History also teaches that

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From Rosh HaShanah to Sukkot: Three Weeks of the Holy, Joyous and Awesome

The rhythm of life in Israel is governed by an annual cycle of feasts. The year flows from Passover through Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) and on to Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), infusing the everyday with the holy, joyous and awesome. Yet even amidst a calendar marked with times set aside to celebrate, the three-week period

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The Kites that Set Southern Israel Ablaze

Hundreds of burning terror kites and balloons launched. More than 3,035 hectares (7,500 ac.) of forest and agricultural land turned to ash. Flocks of wildlife suffocated or burnt. Tens of millions of shekels in damage. A terror regime set on death and destruction… “The Islamist rulers of Gaza aren’t clamoring for a two-state solution. Hamas’s

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Living on the Front Lines

Friday, 29 June 2018 | The first air-raid siren taught Johnny Dishi the importance of always having a plan. Dishi, his wife and three toddlers had just moved to Talmei Yosef, a moshav (collective settlement) located a proverbial stone’s throw from the precarious spot where Israel, Egypt and the Gaza Strip meet. Of course the

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Creating Opportunities for Motivated Soldiers from Minority Groups

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | You’ve never met a group of soldiers like the ones from the “Nahshon” Platoon at the Michve Alon training base. The platoon consists of 24 Arabic-speaking Christians who volunteered to join the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] for one collective cause: acceptance to significant positions in order to contribute to the

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Israelis Welcome Miss Iraq to Jerusalem

Thursday, 14 June 2018 | Sarah Idan, Miss Iraq for 2017, was enthusiastically greeted by Israelis as she toured Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Idan rose to fame last year when she posted a selfie of her and Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, whom she befriended. That picture went viral during

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Southern Israeli Town Responds to Kite Terror with “Colorful Kite Festival”

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | Terrorists in Gaza have launched a new terror campaign against Israel as part of the regular riots near the fence between Gaza and Israel—kites lit on fire flown over the border intended to start wildfires. In response, one of the Israeli towns near Gaza—Sderot—has their own kite plan: a kite-making

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