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Israel Briefs: US Embassy Hosts First July Fourth Celebration in Jerusalem and More

Israel Defense Prize Awarded to Four Key Security Projects This year’s Israel Defense Prize was awarded to the soldiers who exposed and neutralized tunnels Hezbollah...
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Eitan Ginzburg, Israel’s First Openly Gay Mayor, Talks LGBTQ Issues in Israel

At 26, Eitan Ginzburg was the youngest person ever elected to the city council of Ra’anana, a Tel Aviv suburb of about 80,000 people....
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Film Review | ‘When the Smoke Clears’ Might Leave You Wanting More

I always thought it was weird when cinemas started airing regular commercials before the movie. An advertisement for a Honda Civic seemed out of...
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Israel Briefs: Nintendo Chooses Israel for Second Retail Store and More

Beresheet 2 Won’t Go to the Moon In a change from original plans, Beresheet 2 won’t attempt a moon landing, but SpaceIL, the Israeli company...

Israel Briefs: Labor Issues May Halt Third Season of ‘Shtisel’ and More

Israeli Heat Wave Limits Lag B’Omer Bonfires Lag B’Omer bonfires were limited throughout Israel because of a heatwave that pushed temperatures well into the 90s...
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17th Annual Israeli Film Festival Opens March 2

A plethora of award-winning films come to Philadelphia for the annual Israeli Film Festival.   Three siblings, their lives and relationships falling prey to tragedies both...
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Israel Briefs: Four in 10 Israelis Say Non-Jews OK as Children’s Spouse and More

Israeli President’s Wife Dies at 73 Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, died June 4, a day before her 74th birthday, the...

New Documentary Follows Team Israel’s 2020 Attempt at Olympics After 2017 Success

By Victoria Brown Baseball might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Israel, yet a new documentary sets out...

Area Native Jake Rosenberg Plays for the Israeli National Baseball Team

The first time Jake Rosenberg realized how much work he was about to do was during his first week in Israel, back in August....

ZOA, Penn Middle East Center Plan Meeting over Breaking the Silence Event

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center plan to meet in late 2018 in the wake of...