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Arabic-Jewish Competition on Geo Market Increasing Investments

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Arabic-Jewish Competition on Geo Market Increasing Investments

- Mere days have passed since the Chamber of Business announced the increasing interest of businessmen from the world’s Jewish community in Georgia’s hotel sector, and now a real estate agency has added to the great news by claiming that the data of recent years shows a much larger volume of investment is also coming from Arabic countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, etc
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Israel freezes controversial settlement law

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Israel freezes controversial settlement law

- Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's Supreme Court has frozen implementation of a law legalising dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a "thick red line". The decision was condemned by rightwing Israeli politicians who accused the judiciary of overruling the will of Israel's parliament. Court documents seen by AFP Friday show that Judge Neal Hendel issued Thursday an open-ended restraining order suspending a bill passed by parliament that would retroactively legalise a number of outposts across the occupied West Bank
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Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

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Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

- Famine in East Africa caught the attention of members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County last month when they learned of a small Jewish community in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, who are suffering from starvation. In partnership with the Howard County Board of Rabbis, the local Jewish federation started an emergency fundraising campaign to help feed the Abayudaya, raising more than $10,000 in less than a week
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Swiss hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering the pool

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Swiss hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering the pool

- A Swiss hotel has been accused of anti-Semitism after a manager reportedly posted signs instructing Jewish guests to shower before using its pool. “To our Jewish guests, women, men and children, please take a shower before you go swimming,” said one sign. “If you break the rules, I’m forced to cloes (sic) the swimming pool for you.” Can you believe this? Swiss hotel left this message to Jewish guests: "Please take a shower before you go swimming"https://t
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Registration open for governor-led trade mission to Jordan and Israel

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Registration open for governor-led trade mission to Jordan and Israel

- SALT LAKE CITY — World Trade Center Utah is currently accepting registrants for a governor-led trade mission to Jordan and Israel Oct. 22 through 26. “The trade mission to Jordan and Israel presents a unique opportunity for companies to explore business opportunities in the Middle East,” Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of the organization, said in a statement. “Companies can increase their opportunities to do business in these countries by taking advantage of the networking, briefings and matchmaking facilitated by attending this trade mission with the Governor's official delegation
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Israeli firm offers 'anti-terrorism' adventure to tourists in Jerusalem

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Israeli firm offers 'anti-terrorism' adventure to tourists in Jerusalem

- EFRAT, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - The foreigners yell "fire, fire, fire" before shooting their automatic weapons as Israeli instructors look on - but this is no military training. The 20 or so Jewish tourists from South America are on an "anti-terrorism" course run by former Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. Their targets are balloons nearby. "The aim of the training is not to teach you how to shoot, but to make you understand what we do here in Israel to fight terrorism," Mr Eitan Cohen, one of the instructors, says to the group
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Israeli firm offers 'anti-terrorism' adventure to tourists

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Israeli firm offers 'anti-terrorism' adventure to tourists

- Efrat (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - The foreigners yell "fire, fire, fire" before shooting their automatic weapons as Israeli instructors look on -- but this is no military training. The 20 or so Jewish tourists from South America are on an "anti-terrorism" course run by former Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. Their targets are balloons nearby. "The aim of the training is not to teach you how to shoot," Eitan Cohen, one of the instructors, says to the group, "but to make you understand what we do here in Israel to fight terrorism
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Israeli Firm Offers 'Anti-Terrorism' Adventure To Tourists

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Israeli Firm Offers 'Anti-Terrorism' Adventure To Tourists

- Efrat: The foreigners yell "fire, fire, fire" before shooting their automatic weapons as Israeli instructors look on -- but this is no military training. The 20 or so Jewish tourists from South America are on an "anti-terrorism" course run by former Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. Their targets are balloons nearby. "The aim of the training is not to teach you how to shoot," Eitan Cohen, one of the instructors, says to the group, "but to make you understand what we do here in Israel to fight terrorism"
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Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria - Israeli TV

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Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria - Israeli TV

- JERUSALEM: An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned last week that Iran was strengthening its foothold in its ally Syria as Islamic State fighters were being displaced, and said Israel was watching developments and would act against any threat
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On an imaginary bridge between New York and Tel Aviv

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On an imaginary bridge between New York and Tel Aviv

- Primarily singing in English, Tamar Eisenman met a lot of skepticism as a musician in Israel. But since moving to New York City a year-and-a-half ago, the 37-year-old hip-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter has found more openness and understanding.Though she was very popular in Israel, playing shows of up to 1,000 people and getting songs played on the radio, she often had to justify why she was singing in English
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Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

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Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

- A Swiss hotel that posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool and restricting their access to the facility's freezer has unleashed outrage and official complaints from Israel. The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa in eastern Switzerland is being accused of anti-Semitism after an outraged guest posted to Facebook a picture of a notice plastered outside the hotel pool
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Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

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Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

- GENEVA: A Swiss hotel that posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool and restricting their access to the facility's freezer has unleashed outrage and official complaints from Israel. The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa in eastern Switzerland is being accused of anti-Semitism after an outraged guest posted to Facebook a picture of a notice plastered outside the hotel pool
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Israeli Billionaire Beny Steinmetz Detained in Investigation

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Israeli Billionaire Beny Steinmetz Detained in Investigation

- The billionaire Beny Steinmetz was detained by the Israeli police on Monday morning for questioning in connection with an investigation into money laundering, obstruction of justice and bribery, officials said. Mr. Steinmetz, an Israeli diamonds, mining and real estate magnate, is already under scrutiny by law enforcement authorities in four other countries, including the United States. Federal prosecutors in the United States are investigating whether representatives of his firm bribed government officials in Guinea to secure a multibillion-dollar mining deal
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​Jewish experience heading to Bonanzaville

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​Jewish experience heading to Bonanzaville

- Jewish experience heading to Bonanzaville Jewish history recognized in West Fargo museum. A new exhibition at Bonanzaville in West Fargo celebrates the lives, contributions, experiences and histories of Jewish people in North Dakota. The exhibit, titled “The North Dakota Jewish Experience. : Shvitzing it out on the Prairie” opens Tuesday, August 15. Bonanzaville partnered with the Jewish American Society of Historic Preservation, an organization that works to recognize sites of importance to Jewish history
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The Norman rebrands the restaurant to be named Alena

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The Norman rebrands the restaurant to be named Alena

- In the five years that it has been in existence, The Norman has garnered a reputation as one of Tel Aviv’s leading luxury boutique hotels. In addition, the property’s two restaurants – Dinings and The Norman – are fine dining establishments that have attracted loyal followings, the former in the category of Japanese cuisine, and the latter as a brasserie specializing in French-Italian Mediterranean cuisine
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World's oldest man dies in Israel at 113

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World's oldest man dies in Israel at 113

- Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday aged 113, Israeli media reported. Since he was an observant Jew, his family could not be reached on Friday evening, the onset of the Jewish sabbath. "Yisrael Kristal... died on Friday a month before his 114th birthday," Haaretz daily reported in its online edition
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World's oldest man dead in Israel at 113: Media

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World's oldest man dead in Israel at 113: Media

- JERUSALEM: Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday (Aug 11) aged 113, Israeli media reported. Since he was an observant Jew, his family could not be reached on Friday evening, the onset of the Jewish sabbath. "Yisrael Kristal ... died on Friday a month before his 114th birthday," Haaretz daily reported in its online edition
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  • Israel freezes controversial settlement law
    Israel freezes controversial settlement law

    , afp.com

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's Supreme Court has frozen implementation of a law legalising dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a "thick red line". The decision was condemned by rightwing Israeli politicians who accused the judiciary of overruling the will of Israel's parliament. Court documents seen by AFP Friday show that Judge Neal Hendel issued Thursday an open-ended restraining order suspending a bill passed by parliament that would retroactively legalise a number of outposts across the occupied West Bank
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  • Banksy on the West Bank: Donald Trump graffiti resembling work of street artist daubed on Israeli's security barrier
    Banksy on the West Bank: Donald Trump graffiti resembling work of street artist daubed on Israeli's security barrier

    , mirror.co.uk

    Graffiti resembling the work of elusive artist Banksy has appeared on Israel's concrete security barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. One drawing shows US President Donald Trump hugging and kissing an Israeli watchtower in the barrier with heart-shaped emojis added alongside paint splashes and soot stains left by Palestinian demonstrations. In another, Mr Trump is depicted wearing a Jewish skullcap and telling the concrete wall: "I'm going to build you a brother
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  • Arabic-Jewish Competition on Geo Market Increasing Investments
    Arabic-Jewish Competition on Geo Market Increasing Investments

    , georgiatoday.ge

    Mere days have passed since the Chamber of Business announced the increasing interest of businessmen from the world’s Jewish community in Georgia’s hotel sector, and now a real estate agency has added to the great news by claiming that the data of recent years shows a much larger volume of investment is also coming from Arabic countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, etc
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Technology

  • 10 Israeli start-ups that are gunning for the self-driving car market
    10 Israeli start-ups that are gunning for the self-driving car market

    , cnbc.com

    Israel earlier this year found itself in the strange situation of apparently overnight having become a major player in the car manufacturing industry. The $15 billion acquisition in March of autonomous driving, computer vision, company Mobileye by Intel raised awareness of the country's strides in the field of automotive high-tech, and according to industry experts ignited even more interest from investors
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Health

  • BGU researchers find genetic defect that causes male infertility
    BGU researchers find genetic defect that causes male infertility

    , jpost.com

    A previously unknown genetic mutation that causes male infertility has been discovered by researchers from the faculty of health sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the fertility and in-vitro fertilization unit at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.Five percent of men suffer from infertility. About a fifth of them have a lack of sperm production, azoospermia, though the reasons for this lack are still a mystery
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Family & Parenting

  • Young oleh family launches campaign to help father battle cancer
    Young oleh family launches campaign to help father battle cancer

    , jpost.com

    A young American-Israeli mother launched a fundraising campaign this week to help her husband fight a difficult battle against a rare form of lung cancer.David Kay, 32, is a British immigrant who moved to Israel nine years ago. In June 2016, just a year after his wife Emly,32, gave birth to their daughter Noa, soon after the young couple had wed, David was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma EGFR+ with multiple Brain, Liver, and Bones Metastasis
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Society & Culture

  • Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda
    Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

    , baltimoresun.com

    Famine in East Africa caught the attention of members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County last month when they learned of a small Jewish community in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, who are suffering from starvation. In partnership with the Howard County Board of Rabbis, the local Jewish federation started an emergency fundraising campaign to help feed the Abayudaya, raising more than $10,000 in less than a week
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  • Al Aqsa Mosque Boycott Is Called Off After Israel Removes Security Measures
    Al Aqsa Mosque Boycott Is Called Off After Israel Removes Security Measures

    , nytimes.com

    Photo JERUSALEM — Muslim leaders announced on Thursday that the faithful could resume praying at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after Israel, seeking to reduce tensions in an explosive atmosphere, had the last traces of security infrastructure near the entrances to the holy site removed before dawn. The moves came after a two-week standoff and outbursts of deadly violence that spread to the West Bank, as the Palestinians in East Jerusalem boycotted the sacred compound, praying en masse in the streets to protest the installation of metal detectors and other security measures
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Entertainment & Arts

  • On an imaginary bridge between New York and Tel Aviv
    On an imaginary bridge between New York and Tel Aviv

    , jpost.com

    Primarily singing in English, Tamar Eisenman met a lot of skepticism as a musician in Israel. But since moving to New York City a year-and-a-half ago, the 37-year-old hip-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter has found more openness and understanding.Though she was very popular in Israel, playing shows of up to 1,000 people and getting songs played on the radio, she often had to justify why she was singing in English
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Education

  • Israel Democracy Institute VP leaves post
    Israel Democracy Institute VP leaves post

    , jpost.com

    Hebrew University law professor emeritus Mordechai Kremnitzer is stepping down as vice president of research at the Israel Democracy Institute. He will be replaced in January by the dean of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Yuval Shany, IDI announced Sunday morning.Kremnitzer served as IDI’s vice president for a decade and has been part of the institute for 24 years
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Travel & Recreation

  • Congressman David Young travels to Israel
    Congressman David Young travels to Israel

    , kcrg.com

    DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Iowa Congressman David Young left late Sunday night to begin a seven day visit to Israel. The visit will focus on America’s relationship with Israel and will include meetings with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and an itinerary of travel throughout the nation to gain a first-hand understanding of numerous regional challenges. “Israel is one of America's most important allies,” noted Congressman Young
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Law & Crime

  • Israel freezes controversial settlement law
    Israel freezes controversial settlement law

    , afp.com

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's Supreme Court has frozen implementation of a law legalising dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a "thick red line". The decision was condemned by rightwing Israeli politicians who accused the judiciary of overruling the will of Israel's parliament. Court documents seen by AFP Friday show that Judge Neal Hendel issued Thursday an open-ended restraining order suspending a bill passed by parliament that would retroactively legalise a number of outposts across the occupied West Bank
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Media & Information

  • Joining Arab nations, Israel says it plans to ban broadcaster Al-Jazeera
    Joining Arab nations, Israel says it plans to ban broadcaster Al-Jazeera

    , stuff.co.nz

    The Israeli government says it plans to ban Qatar's flagship Al-Jazeera news network from operating in the country over allegations it incites violence, joining Arab nations that have shut down the broadcaster amid a separate political dispute. Communications Minister Ayoob Kara said he planned to revoke the press credentials of Al-Jazeera journalists, effectively preventing them from working in Israel. Kara said he had asked cable and satellite networks to block Al Jazeera transmissions and is seeking legislation to ban them altogether
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Science & Nature

  • BGU researchers find genetic defect that causes male infertility
    BGU researchers find genetic defect that causes male infertility

    , jpost.com

    A previously unknown genetic mutation that causes male infertility has been discovered by researchers from the faculty of health sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the fertility and in-vitro fertilization unit at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.Five percent of men suffer from infertility. About a fifth of them have a lack of sperm production, azoospermia, though the reasons for this lack are still a mystery
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