Israel

My Morocco: A journey in search of my heritage 

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  In 2013 when I was in graduate school, I was walking to one of my classes in the business school when I saw a big sign calling to boycott an Israeli-themed lunch scheduled for that week.   I looked at the sign and saw that it alleged the Israeli lunch menu was “expropriating Arab cuisine as their own.” I was intrigued. It had all of my favorites – hummus, grape leaves, tahini, falafel, pita, stewed meat, spicy fish and more. I did not understand the narrative of Israelis expropriating Arab cuisine. I grew up with a Moroccan mother and Yemenite father. I was raised on this...

Jewish National Fund to host virtual Israel water tours 

Jewish National Fund to host virtual Israel water tours 

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  The Jewish National Fund is hosting “Virtual Water” tours that have been scheduled for this month, February and March.   “Out of necessity, Israel has been a pioneer and has become a leader in water management,” said spokesman Rich Hacker. Jewish National Fund is sponsoring “Israel H2O: A Virtual Tour of Israel’s Water Solutions,” with a fee of $100 […]

Israel launches internship search site 

Israel launches internship search site 

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  JERUSALEM — Masa Israel Journey, founded by The Jewish Agency and the government of Israel, has launched an internship marketplace as part of its newly designed website.   Demand for Masa Career programs has increased 30% during the Coronavirus crisis in comparison to the previous year. Newly optimized tools empower young job seekers to apply […]

Netanyahu and others to speak at virtual U.S. event

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  The Yeshiva Beth Yehudah of Michigan will host an annual dinner with virtual remarks from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The virtual event will also feature remarks from His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States, Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase, […]

Israeli emissary, 17, is an art lover, traveler and ambulance assistant 

Israeli emissary, 17, is an art lover, traveler and ambulance assistant 

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Shin Shin Noam Rabinovich co-taught this class for the Magen David Adom emergency service in Israel.

25 years after assassination of Rabin, what’s changed for Israel? 

25 years after assassination of Rabin, what’s changed for Israel? 

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  Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated 25 years ago, on Nov. 4, 1995.  It was a moment of horror, of deep sadness for many in Israel and around the world. The assassin opposed the terms of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that Rabin championed – after his 27-year career as a […]