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At Ashdod port, Israel confiscates tens of thousands of balloons headed for Gaza

Three shipping containers containing tens of thousands of balloons on their way to Gaza were stopped and confiscated at the Ashdod port, according to a report by Channel 10.

Tuesday 08/07/2018
Nurses across Israel to strike in protest of violence against hospital, medical workers
Posted: August 07, 2018

Israeli nurses will begin a nationwide strike on Tuesday in protest of what they describe as rising violence against health-care personnel in Israeli hospitals and care facilities.

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
Groups concerned about Israeli Nation-State bill
Posted: August 01, 2018

The head of Jewish Federations of North America returned from Israel empty-handed a few weeks ago after a last-ditch effort to stop passage of a controversial bill.

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Tuesday 07/31/2018
New poll shows majority of Israelis support the new Nationality Law
Posted: July 31, 2018

A new poll by the Walla news website shows that most Israelis support the Nationality Law, with 58 percent agreeing with the current language and 34 percent opposed to it.

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Wednesday 07/25/2018
Educational outlets launch project to amass testimonies of Jews from the Mizrach
Posted: July 25, 2018

The San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) has announced a new partnership program with Israel’s Ministry of Social Equality (MSE), Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of Jewish Peoplehood and Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev to produce a comprehensive collection of oral-history testimonies of Jews from Iran and Arab countries.

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Tuesday 07/17/2018
Jewish tensions heat up over Western Wall prayer space
Posted: July 17, 2018

A pair of Israeli cabinet members and a Knesset member have in recent weeks inflamed tensions between the Jewish state and leaders of American Jewish organizations by expressing opposition or even disdain towards supporters of an improved egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem.

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Wednesday 07/11/2018
Out of recent ashes, Israel’s border communities persevere
Posted: July 11, 2018

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.

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Tuesday 07/10/2018
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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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
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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