Friday, 16 August 2019 | On Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport 242 new olim (immigrants) were welcomed on this 60th flight from North America organized by “Nefesh b’Nefesh” [literally, “Jewish Souls United,” an organization that facilitates aliyah (immigration to Israel) from the US, Canada and the UK] over the past 18 years. Wednesday’s flightContinue Reading »
Thursday, 15 August 2019 | Military and health authorities are now having to accept that a new generation of soldiers from communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave, who grew up under a constant threat from Gaza, is plagued by post-trauma even before they’ve began their military service. Eighteen-year-old Israelis, residents of the Gaza border communities, whoContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world,” the Talmud (rabbinic commentary on Jewish tradition and the Hebrew Scriptures) teaches. Sadly, the reverse is equally true. Taking a life is considered tantamount to destroying an entire world. I pondered these words as a teamContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 August 2019 | Israel’s Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. presented last week first trial results of a new vaccine, first of its kind, and was successful in reducing radiation-related damages in animals during trial. The trials continue but the vaccine has already sparked the interest of the US Army, which is considering administering it toContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | President Reuven Rivlin held a working meeting this past week with the recently appointed Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. President Rivlin congratulated the foreign minister on his appointment and thanked him for visiting Jerusalem, pointing out that this visit is further confirmation of the importance both countries place on theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 | Conservative leader Boris Johnson clinched his victory in the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday and will step into his new role after visiting the queen at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Johnson was lauded upon his victory by the chairman of the Jewish Agency of Israel asContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 | In the 71 years since the formation of the IDF [Israel Defense Forces], the IDF has built a significant array of groundbreaking technology. Here’s a short list of some of our favorites: 1. The “Iron Dome” Air Defense System For many years, rockets have been launched at Israel from theContinue Reading »
Monday, 22 July 2019 | National security is a vital component of a nation’s long term existence with safety and honor. Military might is not the only aspect of national security, but is undoubtedly a vital and central part of it. From the day of its inception, the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] defends the countryContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 July 2019 | Natural gas and oil have been found in the Eastern Mediterranean that gives countries in the region both an independence in energy production and the bonus of being able to export this surplus energy to countries far away from the source of this undersea wealth. When the modern State ofContinue Reading »
Historian Paul Johnson has said, “What strikes the historian surveying anti-Semitism worldwide over more than two millennia is its fundamental irrationality. It seems to make no sense, any more than malaria or meningitis make sense.” It goes by many names: bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, intolerance. Most often, it falls in that broad category of “racism,” whichContinue Reading »
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