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IDF reveals scope of humanitarian aid operation in war-torn Syria

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has revealed details of its secretive humanitarian aid operation with Israel’s war-torn neighbor, Syria.

Wednesday 07/26/2017
Israel removes Temple Mount metal detectors in favor of ‘advanced technologies’
Posted: July 26, 2017

Israel decided Monday to remove the metal detectors at the Temple Mount, which had been installed following the recent terror attack that killed two Israeli policemen near the holy site, in favor of “security measures based on advanced technologies.”

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Halamish builds new outpost after deadly Palestinian terror attack
Posted: July 26, 2017

Hundreds of residents from Halamish gathered Sunday to erect a new settlement outpost in memory of the three Israelis who were killed in Friday night’s Palestinian terror attack in the Samaria community. The new outpost was named “Yad Ahi” in memory of the three slain members of the Salomon family: Yosef, 70, his daughter Chaya, 46, and son Elad, 36.

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Israeli students help uncover 2,700-year-old Assyrian-era water reservoir
Posted: July 26, 2017

Israeli high school students working in conjunction with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have unearthed an “impressively large” 2,700-year-old ancient water reservoir near Rosh Ha-Ayin in central Israel that dates to the period around the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel in 720 B.C.E., when the Assyrian empire dominated the region.

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Local ADL director honored
Posted: July 26, 2017

Carlos Galindo-Elvira, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, is receiving the Raul Yzaguirre Community Leadership Award from Valle del Sol.

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EVJCC meets donor matching grant for flooded building repairs
Posted: July 26, 2017

The East Valley JCC (EVJCC) has reached its goal of raising $7,500 for a matching grant, as the repairs continue in the organization’s building after a pipe burst over Memorial Day weekend.

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Phoenix receives $1.5 million to prevent terrorist attacks
Posted: July 26, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Phoenix is receiving a $1,565,000 grant. The funding comes from the 2016 Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Grant Program.

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JFCS, Duet, receive grants to support special programs
Posted: July 26, 2017

Two nonprofit organizations that serve the Valley’s Jewish community recently received grants to support some of their important programs.

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Congregation of Or Tzion names new executive director
Posted: July 26, 2017

The year of changes for Congregation of Or Tzion in Scottsdale continues with the appointment of Allan Glazerman to the position of executive director.

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