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Israeli Society

Rona Ramon, widow of astronaut killed in Columbia shuttle disaster, dies at 54

Monday, December 17, 2018

Rona Ramon, the widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, died Monday at the age of 54, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ramon, a practitioner of holistic medicine, has been a public figure since her husband became Israel’s first person in space, when he blasted off aboard the Columbia in 2003, and then perished when … Read More

New ‘Jerusalem’ neighborhood of Guatemala rises from ashes

New ‘Jerusalem’ neighborhood of Guatemala rises from ashes

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Thousands of Guatemalans lost their homes to the Volcán de Fuego (“Volcano of Fire”) in early June. One hundred new houses for refugees are now being built thanks to a charitable initiative spearheaded by the Central American country’s rabbi in his capacity as head of the Guatemalan branch of Israeli search-and-rescue and victim identification organization ZAKA. The choice … Read More

‘When I look at him, I don’t see a child from Gaza—I see a child’

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

“Two days ago, in a windowless corridor in the center of Israel, a five-month-old baby from Gaza was wheeled away from his crying grandmother, while two Israeli women held her,” Dr. Moran wrote. “He was taken into heart surgery, for the second time in his short life, where Israeli doctors fixed his congenital heart defect … Read More

Israel’s Save a Child’s Heart group wins UN Population Award

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

An Israeli organization that provides life-saving heart treatment to children in developing countries has won a prestigious United Nations award for outstanding contributions to the world’s population. Save a Child’s Heart was selected to receive the 2018 UN Population Award, the medical charity said in a press statement Monday. SACH said it was given the … Read More

‘The ground is so hot it burns through their shoes’

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The ground was still smoking from the hot fury of two volcanic eruptions early last week when an Israeli medical team arrived in Guatemala on Thursday night. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedic Tal Rabin told ISRAEL21c that the toxic gases released by the Fuego volcano made breathing difficult even through a mask. But much worse … Read More

Children of Sderot counter kite terror with kite festival

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hundreds of helium balloons and kites bearing flammable materials have been launched from Gaza since March 30, killing wildlife and incinerating thousands of acres of forests and agricultural fields in Israeli border communities. In a therapeutic response to the kite terrorists operating just 33 kilometers from their city, officials in Sderot invited parents and children … Read More

Message of Terror Victim’s Mother Goes Viral on Anniversary of Murder

Friday, June 8, 2018

A message written by Rina Ariel, the mother of murdered Israeli teenager Hallel Yaffa Ariel, went viral on social media in Israel on Thursday, the two-year anniversary of Hallel’s death at the hands of an Arab terrorist. “On this morning exactly 2 years ago, our Hallel was murdered. Murdered at the hands of an evil … Read More

How Israel’s tech scene is helping wounded combat veterans

Thursday, May 10, 2018

JTA — When Elad Horovitz and IDF vetran was shot in the head during Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza, his first concern was survival, not how to maintain peripheral vision while driving. Horovitz, then 20, was shot through his left ear and right eye. Somehow he survived, losing half of his hearing and sight, and … Read More

IMF Report Confirms Strong Economic Growth for Israel

Monday, May 7, 2018

  JNS.org – Israel’s strong economic growth and solid job market came in for praise in the International Monetary Fund’s annual report on the nation’s economy. The 2017 report predicted continued economic growth and a rise in inflation for 2018-2019, although the expected rate of the inflation rise was uncertain. The report stressed that inflation in Israel … Read More

Discovery of Bar Kochba-Era Coin Declared at Lag B’Omer

Saturday, May 5, 2018

  As Jews across Israel and around the world celebrated Lag B’Omer, a holiday commemorating the life of anti-Roman Torah sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Israeli authorities announced that they had found a symbol of the revolt by Shimon bar Kochba against the Romans in the form of a small bronze coin. The single round … Read More