Israeli Judokas Win Medals in UAE, With Israeli Flag, Anthem

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1056562140914556930 Israeli judoka Sagi Muki defeated Matthias Casse of Belgium in the Judo Grand Slam competition in Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, winning the gold medal. Gili Cohen, Baruch Shmailov and...

University of Haifa to Give German Chancellor Merkel Honorary Degree

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa “in recognition of her leadership grounded in principles of equality, freedom and human rights; for...

FIDF To Host NY Fashion Event With Israeli Soldiers Sept. 13

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from the tri-state area, along with Maskit Fashion House’s head designer, Sharon Tal of Israel, and Israeli soldiers will gather for...

Jerusalem-Based Group to Develop Curriculum for Refugees in Greece

A Jerusalem-based research center that has critiqued intolerance toward Jews in Arab textbooks said on Monday that it will help develop a curriculum for young asylum-seekers on the Greek island...

Kids of Courage Takes on Las Vegas

By Noach Haller I recently joined Kids of Courage on their annual summer trip. What an adventure it was! Spending eight days with 350 people who are as close as...

How An Injured Skateboarder Became an Israel Navy Submarine Officer

When Lt. S (full name withheld), a professional skateboarder, slammed into a safety barrier while traveling at 60 kilometers an hour during a sports event — breaking his back,...

Orthodox, Minority Networking Groups Find Common Ground

Can business and economic growth be the great equalizer among different religious and ethnic age groups? If the turnout and sponsorships for the recent “Honoring Lauren Simmons, the Lone Woman...

Krembo Wings Youth Movement Chosen As Special Advisor To UN

The United Nations has chosen Krembo Wings, a youth movement for children with and without disabilities, as a special advisor organization, recognizing the youth movement as a world leader...

Tenufa Bakehila Rebuilds Crumbling Homes

By Toby Klein Greenwald There is something humble and attractive about a foundation not naming itself after its founders or main donors but giving itself a Hebrew name that means...

Bnei Menashe Couples Remarry at Israeli Absorption Center

Fifteen Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India, two months ago, were remarried this week in an emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption...

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Facebook Creates Artificial Intelligence Team in Tel Aviv

Facebook has formed an artificial intelligence team in Tel Aviv, announced the company on Tuesday. The 10-person team, called “Data.AI,” will work on machine-learning “algorithms...

Chabad Rabbi, Wife Beaten in Robbery in Kenya

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Intruders attacked a rabbi and his wife and hurled anti-Semitic insults during a robbery at a Jewish community center and...

Kushner: Peace Plan Seeks ‘Compromises’ From Israelis, Palestinians

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that the highly anticipated so-called “deal of the century” will “demand tough compromises from Israelis...

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