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Out of recent ashes, Israel’s border communities persevere

Nestled in the Western Negev, along the desert’s edge and the border with the Gaza Strip, 32 small agricultural kibbutzim and villages have created an oasis in an otherwise overlooked part of Israel. For many residents of what is often referred to as “The Gaza Envelope,” their lives represent a stark contrast to the bustling metropolis of   Israel’s center, and provide a healthy and peaceful environment focused on family and community. For years, these hearty pioneers have made their mark on Israeli history — literally making the desert bloom. However, their efforts of greening the desert have recently turned to black, as neighboring Gaza has threatened their peaceful way of life.

Tuesday 07/10/2018
Teens lend a hand in home repair in Puerto Rico
Posted: July 10, 2018

Twenty teens from New Jersey are currently building temporary homes and repairing roofs in storm-damaged Puerto Rico with the NJ NCSY’s Fred and Rose Distenfeld Chesed Mission.

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Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019
Posted: July 10, 2018

Israel will be the fourth nation on the planet to land a spacecraft on the moon, when its SpaceIL touches down on Earth’s only natural satellite on Feb. 13, 2019.

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Syrian migrants suspected of beating Jewish man in Berlin
Posted: July 10, 2018

A group of Syrian migrants are suspected of assaulted a Jewish Syrian man wearing a Star of David necklace in Berlin on Saturday.

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Israel sees record number of tourists for first half of 2018
Posted: July 10, 2018

Israel saw a record number of tourists in the first half of 2018, injecting billions of dollars of revenue into the Israeli economy.

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Friday 06/29/2018
Baltimore Jewish Times editor reflects on Capital Gazette shooting
Posted: June 29, 2018

Marc Shapiro is managing editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times, a publication affiliated with Jewish News.

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Jerusalem mayor snubs Prince William after royal refusal to meet in the city
Posted: June 29, 2018

Highlighting a glaring discord on the matter of Jerusalem between Israel and the United Kingdom, Prince William reportedly declined a request by Mayor Nir Barkat to meet in Israel’s capital, telling him that he would only meet with him in a different city.

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White House to present Trump’s Mideast peace plan some time after August
Posted: June 29, 2018

The White House is unlikely to present its Middle ‎East peace plan before August, a source familiar ‎with the issue told Israel Hayom on Thursday. Jerusalem ‎officials confirmed they had no information ‎regarding an earlier rollout of a peace plan. ‎

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‘Operation Good Neighbor’ delivers tents, food, clothing to Syrian refugees via IDF
Posted: June 29, 2018

In a special overnight operation, Israel Defense Forces troops delivered approximately 50 tons of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees, who are fleeing attacks by Syrian President Bashar Assad on the rebel-held city of Daraa.

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