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Posted in JEWISH NEWS OPINION

Lara Alqasem Vs. Israel

Lara Alqasem entering Israel per the Israeli Supreme Court decision. By Gideon On October 2nd, 2018, Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old of Palestinian heritage from Fort…

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Posted in IDF

What you don’t know about the war on the Israeli-Gaza border.

Kibutz Zikim Near the Israel-Gaza border, October 2018 The Israeli media does not report on the current war that is going on the Gaza border….

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Posted in MOSSAD

The renegade Mossad agent who drove Israel and Syria to the brink of war

Yehuda Gil in the early 1960s By Gideon Early on the morning of September 1, 1996, the Israeli military began preparing for a war with Syria…

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Posted in JERUSALEM HISTORY JEWISH RELIGION

Josiah – The King who placed Jerusalem in the center

By Gideon From the bible, from writings by non-Jews who lived in the ancient world, and from archeological digs, we know that prior to King Josiah’s…

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Posted in IDF REVIEWS

The Real Fauda

By Gideon Aaron Cohen is an American-born Israeli soldier who served in Duvdevan, a top-secret Israeli special forces unit during the difficult days that followed the…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS JEWISH NEWS

The Boca Parliament Brings Israelis Together

by Amit Tirosh On December 13th, 2015, the Israeli community of Boca Raton, Florida and the surrounding area was invited to a special gathering, one…

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Posted in MOSSAD

Netanyahu proves that Iran is hiding its nuclear weapons program

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Posted in MUSIC

What is Kululam? מה זה קולולם

Kululam is an Israeli social-musical initiative aimed at bringing together people from all corners of the diverse, multi-cultural Israeli society.  קולולם הינו מיזם מוזיקלי חברתי. המיזם…

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Posted in WAR

The Israel-Iran War – The New Cold War

By Gideon This article follows the article  A Stolen Russian fighter Jet, America, Israel, and a Cold War , which told the story of how Israel  helped America during the…

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Posted in WAR

How close did Israel come to nuclear war in 1973? כמה ישראל היתה קרובה להתקפה גרעינית במלחמת יום כיפור

בסרטון הראשון הדובר מציג באנגלית את הדובר של הסרטון השני ששמו סיני שהיה יועץ קרוב לשר גלילי יועצה של גולדה מאיר בסרטון השני בעברית עם…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

דלת ברזל אחת

שישה ישראלים מוצאים את עצמם לכודים בשגרירות ישראל בקהיר, כשרק דלת ברזל אחת מפרידה בינם לבין מאות אלפי מפגינים זועמים. לראשונה בטלוויזיה, ראש הממשלה, ראש…

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Posted in DIPLOMACY

Israel’s Role in the New Cold War

By Gideon The most recent missile attack by Great Britain, France, and the United States on Syria, a close Russian ally, is the latest chapter in…

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Posted in MUSIC

Two special Israeli songs by IIftach Kerzner

By Gideon The melody and lyrics of the two songs highlighted here were written by IIftach Kerzner. In 2006,  during the 2nd Lebanon War, two Israeli Air…

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Posted in IDF MILITARY

A Stolen Russian fighter Jet, America, Israel, and a Cold War

  MiG -21 By Gideon In the early years of the Vietnam war American fighter pilots were losing the air-to-air battle over Vietnam. In the mid 1960s…

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Posted in JEWISH WOMEN SPOTLIGHT

Gal Gadot: How I Became Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot chats with Jimmy Fallon about nearly giving up on acting before Zack Snyder secretly gave her a chance at Wonder Woman and how she hid…

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Posted in REVIEWS

Book Review: The Tin Horse

By Gideon The Tin Horse is a “first” in my books review list in three categories: It is the first fiction book that I’m writing and publishing…

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Posted in LEADERS

“The Rebbe” – The Great Chabad Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Rabbi Schneerson was born April 18, 1902 in Nikolayev, Ukraine. His father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchock Schneerson, was a renowned scholar, while his mother, Rebbitzen Chana Schneerson, was an aristocratic…

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Posted in LEADERS

Who was the Rambam (Maimonides)

Moses, son of Maimon, (Rambam in Hebrew, Abu Imram Musa Ibn Maimun in Arabic and Maimonides in Greek) was born in Cordova, Spainon March 30,…

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Posted in LIFE SAVERS

Chiune Sugihara – The Japanese Spy that Saved Jews in WWII

Today, there are over a hundred thousand decedents of the Jews saved by Chiune Sugihara and Jan Zwartendijk. Despite being a member of the Axis powers during…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

King Herod The Great- The Unpopular Jewish King

King Herod (B.C. 73–B.C. 4) increased the land he governed from Judea to parts of modern Jordan, Lebanon and Syria constructing fortresses, aqueducts and amphitheaters and…

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Posted in JEWISH NEWS

The exodus of the Soviet Jews

By Gideon Soviet Jews suffered from intense descrimination against them fueld by strong antisemitic beliefs of their gentile neighbors. They suffered physical abuse. In schools and…

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Posted in JEWISH NEWS

Albanians and Jews in WW2

Although Albania was under Nazi occupation, there were more Jews in Albania at the end of WW2 than when the war started. In a short…

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Posted in DIPLOMACY

Nikki Haley’s wonderful pro-Israeli speech at AIPAC 2018

“Nikki, I love you” people at the audience interrupted Nikki’s speech and she responded “I love you too”. In a heartwarming speech Nikki Haley reassured…

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Posted in IDF

How Israel prepares for the next war

IDF Cheif of Staff Gadi Eizenkut with IDF commanders in a field excercise By Gideon The following article is based on public statements by Israeli defense…

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Posted in HOLIDAYS

The Jewish holiday PURIM

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It is customary to hold carnival-like celebrations on Purim, to perform plays…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

Becoming a Sayeret (IDF Special Forces) Combat Soldier

The following  is Michael’s memories  from  his training  with Israel’s elite forces in the 1960s, during one of Israel’s most difficult periods, when the small…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

The Great Israeli fighter pilot – Ace of Aces – Giora “Hawkeye” Epstein

  Colonel Giora “Hawkeye” Epstein, today Giora Even , is a retired colonel in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and a fighter ace credited with 17 victories, 16 against Egyptian…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

Israeli War Heroes

By Gideon Note: The personal stories highlighted in this article are just the tip of the heroism iceberg displayed on the battlefield by Israeli soldiers. The stories…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight: Israel’s National Ice Hockey Team

by Gideon In the spirit of the ongoing olympic games in Korea, where the hockey games are taking a center stage, I’d like to shine the…

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Posted in IDF Heroes MILITARY

The brave Israeli pilots and their mighty air force

  by Gideon A phone call woke me up very early this morning. It was my uncle in Israel. He called to tell me that sirens…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Paul Warburg: The Story of a German-American Jewish banker and the American Banking System

by Gideon The Federal Reserve System, often referred to as the Federal Reserve or simply “the Fed,” is the central bank of the United States. It…

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Posted in MUSIC

Elai Botner – A leading Israeli composer and songwriter

The multi talented Elai Botner is a leading Israeli composer, singer, songwriter and guitarist. These are some of his songs, performed by Ran Danker, Hadar…

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Posted in MUSIC

Idan Raichel – Ma’agalim עידן רייכל – מעגלים

By Gideon As a top Israeli song writer and performer, Idan Raichel needs no introduction. His hit song Ma’agalim is performed here in two ways:…

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Posted in REVIEWS

Movie Review – In Search of Israeli Cuisine

by Gideon My interest in food is limited to eating it. I enjoy good food, but have little interest in how it is made. I don’t…

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Posted in JEWISH RELIGION

Sex in Judaism

    by Gideon “Sex is the most powerful, all-pervasive force in human experience. It may be intensely personal, meaningful, and creative at one moment, and…

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Posted in MUSIC

Spotlight: Ofir Ben Shitrit an Israeli Singer

by Gideon In 2013, at the age of 17, Ofir Ben Shitrit, an Orthodox Jewish Israeli singer, won a 2nd place on Israel’s version of “The…

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Posted in REVIEWS

Book Review – They Dared Return: The Real Inglorious Bastards

by Gideon They Dared Return, is the heroic story of a small group of five Jews, naturalized American citizens, who escaped Europe just before WWII began,…

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Posted in IDF

Israeli Military News – Web Publications

by Gideon The IDF remains in a state of readiness, prepared for every eventuality. These are few examples, collected from the web, about what the IDF…

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Posted in HISTORY

Jewish Contribution to the American Revolution

by Gideon During the American Revolution, most American Jews sided with George Washington. They gave their life and money to free America from British rule. The…

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Posted in HISTORY

Sinan -The Great Jewish Pirate

by Gideon Sinan was born in 1492 in Spain. He died in 1546 in the Ottoman Empire where he riched the rank Rank of Admiral of the fleet. Sinan…

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Posted in JEWISH NEWS

Exploring the Jewish Lower East Side Neighborhood of NYC

by Gideon The history of the American Jewish People goes through the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. It is the  neighborhood that many…

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Posted in MUSIC

Shlomi Shabat – Live

Shlomi Shabat is an Israeli vocalist who sings in the Mizrahi style. He was born in Israel to a family that immigrated from Turkey. He sings…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

Israel’s Independence Day Celebration in Miami 2017

by Gideon      

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Posted in IDF Heroes

General Haim Bar-Lev: The man who Israel trusted in time of need

by Gideon When I researched material for this article, I was surprised to learn how little information was available about the man who was called twice…

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Posted in HISTORY

Chanel No. 5 and its Jewish history

  by Gideon In 1870, Ernest Wertheimer, a Jewish businessman, moved from Alsace, France, to Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. Shortly after his arrival he purchased…

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Posted in JEWISH NEWS

Jewish History and Sport

Embed from Getty Images Elie Klein (L) of Israel and Alejandro Rosette (R) of Mexico in action during a match between Mexico and Israel as…

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Posted in FAITH

“Shema Israel” The ultimate manifestation of faith in Judaism

  By Gideon No other prayer defines the essence of Judaism more than the prayer called the Shema. Observant Jews consider the Shema to be the…

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Posted in ZIONISM

Israeli Folk Dance (ריקודי עם)

By Gideon This article is dedicate to Steve  Weissman the Israeli folk dance instructor of Boca Raton, Florida, who has so much patience and talent that…

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Posted in HISTORY

The 2001 Dolphinarium Massacre in Tel Aviv

By Gideon Twenty-one teenagers were killed and 132 were wounded on June 1st, 2001, in what was one of the most gruesome terrorist attacks in…

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Posted in HISTORY

The war of the Jewish underground in Israel against the British Army 1945-1947

  British soldiers guarding the fenced off central bus station during the curfew imposed in Tel Aviv under martial law, 1947 By Gideon The Jewish insurgency…

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Posted in HISTORY

The arrival of the modern Jewish pioneers (halutzim) in Eretz Israel

By Gideon The beginning of the modern Jewish return to Eretz Israel – the Land of Israel -, which laid the foundations for the establishment of…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Jerusalem: Ramot Forest

by Shem Tov Sasson The other week, on the Friday before Tu B’Shvat, I went on a nice guided tour of the Ramot Forest in northwest…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

Tourism In Israel

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Posted in DIPLOMACY

Nikki Haley delivers a pro Israeli speech in the UN – A must see video

By Gideon We haven’t heard such a pro-Israeli speech in the UN in a long long time. If you haven’t seen it yet,  watch it here. Haley’s speech…

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Posted in EDITORIAL

HOW TO MAKE JEWISH PHILANTHROPY GO FURTHER

by Adam Milstein Jewish leaders and philanthropists are currently engaged in an intense and crucial debate. There is growing concern that Jews, particularly the next generation, are…

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Posted in SPECIAL PLANTS

The history of grapes and their place in ancient religions

תהלים קד טו -וְיַיִן יְשַׂמַּח לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ לְהַצְהִיל פָּנִים מִשָּׁמֶן וְלֶחֶם לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ יִסְעָד Psalm 104:15  – wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and…

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Posted in DIPLOMACY

Thank You President Trump!!!

By Gideon For eight years, every time that the prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu visited your predecessor President Obama in the White House, we had the feeling…

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Posted in MILITARY

Israel’s War Against The Iranian Missiles Threat

David’s Sling air-defense system   By Gideon Israel faces two major Iranian threats: Nuclear or chemical warheads launched form Iran, targeting heavily populated Israeli cities. Barrages…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight: Daniel Raviv – An Engineering Professor With a Special Mission

  By Gideon Professor Daniel Raviv, a Technion graduate, has a mission: Making science more accessible and better understood by all people. A tall order, considering…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight: Dennis Prager

By Gideon Dennis Prager, the son of  modern Orthodox Jewish parents, is an American conservative and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, and public…

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