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Druze doctor honored for saving Syrians

Photo: Dr. Salman Zarka, the director of the Ziv Medical Center in Safed with a young Syrian girl. Photo coutesy IDF Spokesman’s Office Dr. Salman Zarka has been selected as one of 12 torch-lighters at the annual Independence Day ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Zarka, of the Druze village of Peki’in in the north, is…

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ROCKETS NEARLY HIT PEACE MURALS IN ASHKELON

International Artists Took Near Misses Personally A group of international graffiti artists were painting towering murals to inspire hope in Ashkelon even as rockets from Gaza targeted the city in central Israel. Almost before the paint dried on their work, Ashkelon was hit by rockets which sparked a stand-off between Hamas and Israel which nearly…

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Airbnb Cancels Anti-Israeli Boycott

Airbnb announced the cancellation of their planned anti-Israel boycott with a press release on their website. The decision came as a result of the various lawsuits against Airbnb. The statement from Airbnb on April 9 reads as follows: Today, Airbnb is announcing that we have settled all lawsuits that were brought by hosts and potential…

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5 German firms each give $1.1 million to Holocaust memorial

Photo: Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem. Photo courtesy Yad Vashem Five well-known German companies, including the country’s only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial for the development of a facility to preserve, catalog and store Holocaust-related artifacts. Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer…

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Arab-Jewish ensemble ends U.S. tour in Portland

PHOTO: Shesh Besh, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Arab-Jewish ensemble. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s acclaimed Arab-Jewish ensemble, Shesh Besh, will conclude its 12-concert U.S. tour in Portland. The tour began March 23 with four concerts at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The ensemble will perform in Philadelphia and California before coming to Portland. Congregation Beth…

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IDF SOLDIERS RECEIVE MISHLOACH MANOT FOR PURIM

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces annually distributes Mishloach Manot to IDF soldiers. This year, some 25,000 Mishloach Manot were distributed to soldiers across various brigades and battalions adopted by the organization. “Supporting the IDF soldiers throughout the year is the cornerstone of our organization,” said FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir…

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