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Rumors of War

“The chances of war in 2018 are growing… We are ready for war… The next war will be difficult and no simple matter. It will take between days and weeks, but in the end we will win.” —A senior IDF officer addressing military correspondents  Rising Tensions in the North “We are facing a new reality—the

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Israeli Army Teaches Bedouin Soldiers Hebrew in One Month

Monday, 30 April 2018 | Over the past two years, a large course has been held at the “Michve Alon” training base to help Bedouin and Druze soldiers learn Hebrew. However, there are several soldiers who enlist before the course begins or still have difficulty learning the language after the course. Therefore, the Central Command

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Disabled Arab IDF Veteran Now Combats BDS

Monday, 23 April 2018 | A Christian Arab from Nazareth joined the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] of his own volition and served in the elite Golani Brigade. During his service, he was wounded in the Second Lebanon War and upon his discharge found another way to serve his country: combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

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In the Name of His Grandfather

Monday, 16 April 2018 | To commemorate his grandfather who was a survivor of the Holocaust, Chief Warrant Officer Moni Gedi decided to tattoo the same number on his arm that the Nazis engraved on his grandfather’s arm, a dehumanizing way to identify camp prisoners. Every year, hundreds of IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers travel

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From Slavery to Freedom: Israel Celebrates Passover

Friday, 30 March 2018 | The series of events has inspired countless movies, books and songs. The story of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt does, after all, have all the elements required for an epic tale. There is the cruel and merciless task master, a people oppressed, and an Almighty God who liberates His people “with

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Israel Signs Agreement to Build State-of-the-Art “City of Health”

Thursday, 29 March 2018 | Israel’s Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon and Deputy Minister of Health, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, signed a ground-breaking $350 million dollar agreement with Professor Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of the Sheba Medical Center–Tel Hashomer, to transform Israel’s largest medical facility into a “City of Health.” “Today is not only a day

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What it Means to Be the Head of the Medical Office of Operation Good Neighbor

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | “Out of my entire army service, this position is the most special one that I’ve had. What I do breaks all the rules of the game, all the stereotypes of an army,” explained Maj. Sergey. Major Sergey has been the head of the medical office of the Good Neighbor Directorate

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Israel Retains Top Spot as World’s 11th Happiest Country

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | Seven years ago, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly launched a survey to gauge the global happiness levels of its member states. The findings obtained from each of the UN’s member states were noted, processed and released as the first international report on global happiness in 2012. Known officially as

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Stats Show Israel has Highest Fertility Rate in the West

Friday, 16 March 2018 | The average number of children per mother in Israel is the highest in the West, and was found to be 3.11 children in 2016, according to Central Bureau of Statistics data on birth and fertility published Tuesday. In most Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, it was noted,

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Tale of Two Cities

Jerusalem is experiencing one of its biggest expansions ever. Mayor Nir Barkat is focused on making Jerusalem a modern metropolis and one of the most accessible cities in Israel. Barkat hopes that new rail lines, business centers and massive residential construction will not only attract new citizens, but also investment from Israeli companies. During 2018,

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