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(Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash 90) Video Contest: Filmmakers Spread Message of Love for Israel

By: Rivkah Lambert Adler To inspire Jews and non-Jews with the truth about Israel, filmmakers were challenged create brief videos featuring positive messages about the country Avi Abelow, Founder and CEO of Israel Video Network, started a video contest for filmmakers around the world with the sole purpose of educating and spreading the truth about Israel. […]

March 7, 2016
Gao Yichen (“Weiwei”), Yue Ting, Li Jing, Li Yuan, and Li Chengjin (“Lulu”). . (photo credit:COURTESY OF SHAVEI ISRAEL) From China to Israel: 5 women from ancient Jewish community to make aliyah

The last time a group of Kaifeng Jews made aliyah was in 2009 Five women in their twenties from the ancient Chinese Jewish community of Kaifeng are due to make aliyah in late February in what will mark the first aliyah of its kind in nearly seven years. The women – Gao Yichen (“Weiwei”), Yue […]

March 7, 2016
IDF IDF begins integrating autistic soldiers into army service

By: Tia Goldenberg, Times of Israel New IDF programs harness youths’ special abilities while giving them ‘a solid beginning’ to an independent life in Israel’s job market Following the recent publicity of Starbucks providing employment opportunities for applicants who have been diagnosed with autism, the IDF has publicly announced a new program for Israeli teenagers […]

March 7, 2016
6 Bar Refaeli breaks the internet: Again

Featured Photo: Sebastian Faena If you thought she was going to quit working after the wedding, boy were you wrong, and we have the pictures to prove it. In case you missed it, Bar Rafaeli did an incredible shoot in October 2015. In case you were wondering, this is also how we dress when we […]

March 2, 2016
amir-haddad Israeli-French singer to represent France at Eurovision

Amir Haddad, who came in third place in France’s ‘The Voice,’ will sing ‘J’ai Cherché’ at the 2016 Eurovision song contest in Stockholm this May Israeli singer Amir Haddad, who participated in the fourth season of Israeli singing competition “A Star is Born” a decade ago, has been chosen to represent France at the Eurovision […]

March 1, 2016
Ada-Yonath-965x543 From graffiti to colorful canvases

Solomon Souza spray paints murals of characters that inspired him on shutters of Mahane Yehuda stores, ranging from biblical heroes to former Israeli prime ministers. From early morning until late evening, the Israeli market’s narrow, covered alleys are packed with local shoppers and tourists pushing their way past packed stalls in search of the best […]

February 29, 2016