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In first, IDF taps member of Ethiopian community for colonel
Solar-powered desalination cuts energy costs by 90%;
From fuel-efficient cars to electric planes, hundreds of companies unveil their energy-saving vehicles at Fuel Choices Summit
Cathay Pacific to Start Flights from Hong Kong to Tel Aviv in March 2017
Archaeologists spotlight first Solomon's Temple-era artifacts ever found on Temple Mount
Unearthing history at new National Archeology Campus
Israel Antiquities Authority is readying a national center where the public and professionals can access history and restoration as never before. More
Europe to Israel: More avocado, please!
Global health gurus have termed this fruit a superfood, putting Israeli produce in hot demand. More
Niece of top Arafat aide so loves Israel she had it tattooed on her back
Ancient Muslim Inscription Confirms Dome of the Rock’s Jewish Temple Origin
The Jewish state was uniquely situated to become the world's most vegan country. A viral video was the tipping point.
10 best locations for birdwatching in Israel
People from around the globe flock to Israel to see hundreds of feathered species, from desert birds to wetlands fliers to migrating flocks. More
My Name is Israel
ISRAEL21c launches its powerful new DIY exhibition for readers with an inspiring and unforgettable look at Israeli humanitarian aid worldwide. More
ISRAEL ALLOCATES $374 MILLION FOR ARAB-SECTOR HOUSING
About 21 percent of Israelis are Arab, not Jewish. Many live in communities that reflect their unique religious and family-oriented culture. No less Israeli than their Jewish counterparts, Jerusalem is funding 1.41 billion shekels for Arab-Israeli public housing. ....
Five electric buses to begin running in Tel Aviv
Rare High Priest's stone weight from Second Temple period found in Jerusalem
Floor tiles found in holy site rubble said to be from Second Temple
Over 100 marble fragments definitively identified as part of elaborate decoration from Herod's temple, archaeologists say...
Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi Raises $50,000 For Children Cancer Wing
WHY THE WORLD OWES ISRAEL A DEBT OF GRATITUDE
Israel's far-reaching contributions in making the world a safer place. ... More
Syrian girl beats cancer with help from Israeli doctors
Rambam Health Care Campus has treated 140 Syrian civilians, men, women and children over the past three years. More
Jewish 'Stone Age' factory from time of Jesus surfaces in Galilee
Near site where biblical figure is said to have turned water to wine, 2,000-year-old workshop for stone vessels comes to light. More
Afghan baby's heart surgery story captures hearts worldwide
Holon-based Save a Child’s Heart nonprofit got help from goodhearted strangers in arranging the complicated journey to Israel for a complex surgery.
Say bye-bye to zits without a dermatologist appointment
Jewish and Arab women of Jaffa find common ground in music
I don't think anything else can unite us as much as singing does,' says a Muslim member of Rana Choir. ... More
Israeli activist hunts down African wildlife traffickers
How one idealistic man from Tel Aviv has successfully taken on the vast brutal cartel of corrupt officials profiting from slaughter and plunder. ... More
Tech training, and lunch in the company canteen, opens doors for disadvantaged kids
Nonprofit organization Machshava Tova aims to bridge social gaps by making technology accessible to all ... More
Druze Minority in Israel Woo Tourists
Nazareth company gets funds for stroke-busting drug
PamBio claims to have found a way to halt acute bleeding, and prevent brain damage, after a hemorrhagic stroke ...
Hadassah Interfaith Mission Hosted by Grateful Father from Bethlehem
Israel Builds Railway in Hope of Boosting Commerce With Arab Neighbors
JEZREEL VALLEY, Israel—More than a hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire built a railway line that shuttled goods on steam locomotives from the Mediterranean Sea to the souks of Damascus and the Saudi holy city of Medina.I More
Israeli Company Ayala Purifies Greywater Using Plants
Israel is known for pioneering and perfecting water technologies – from drip irrigation to water recycling and desalination. But using plants to cleanse wastewater? Well, that might top it all. More
Sanusey, 4, is 4,000th child helped by Save a Child's Heart
Israeli charity helps bring children suffering heart ailments for treatments not available in their home countries More
Israel Advances Law to Exempt Octogenarians From Waiting on Line
Helen Mirren Sings Israel's Praises Again
Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is in Israel to host the Genesis Prize. And she has hadsome more nice things to say about this country of ours. More
Finding Faith in an Unlikely Place: Arab and Israeli Children Bond at a Pediatric Hospital
Every now and then, your faith in humanity is restored - and it's usually at a time and place you least expect it. More
Mohammed Zeidan is Israel's smartest student
19-year-old achieves perfect score on Israel's college entrance exam. ... More
Cuban-Jewish women visit Israel in latest effort to 'light up their souls'
How one group is helping Ethiopian farmers plant their way to success
Learn how a seed specialist figured out a way to increase a plant's yield by five times. ... More
Righteous Among the Nations, At Home in Israel
The Jewish people have a debt they can never fully repay to those who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. But the Jewish state has gone some way to provide for them in their old age. ... More
From Hezbollah to Israeli army: the extraordinary journey of a father and son
Rabbi Avraham Sinai, once Ibrahim Yassin, spied on the terror group for Israel. This week his son Amos, born in Lebanon, received a presidential citation for service in Golani brigade. ... More
NZ technology mission to Israel
An Innovation Mission to Israel is expected to provide significant benefits for the New Zealand technology and innovation sector.
Operation Solomon: Airlifting 14,000 Jews out of Ethiopia
In 1991, Ethiopia was coming to the end of a long civil war and the government was close to being toppled.
The Flag We Can't Put Away
Turning Israel’s desert into a teaching experience
African and Asian farmers come to Israel's Arava desert to learn how to transform farming in their own communities back home. More
7 Israeli robots that are transforming surgery
The rapidly emerging field of robot-assisted surgery promises to revolutionize how doctors operate. Israel is one of the world leaders in this field. More
Treasures of the Roman Empire
Israel a role model for disaster medicine, says Red Cross chief surgeon
‘Israelis have the knowledge and experience’ to excel in emergencies More
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Israeli NGOs were among the first to arrive after the disaster and are among the last to leave, running a variety of programs in stricken areas. More
Beer Sheva - From a biblical town to a modern city
Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev desert, successfully evolved from a biblical town to a modern city full of life. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, a leading cyber-technology park, interesting museums and a vibrant night life all contribute to the economic and cultural boom of the city.
What Israel is giving me: The voice of an Arab doctor
Why do hikers in Israel keep stumbling upon ancient relics?
In Israel, you don’t have to be Indiana Jones to make exceptional archaeological finds. Some of the most exciting recent discoveries were made by accident.
Israeli doctors, spies rally to save 5-year-old Syrian girl
When search for a bone marrow donor led to a relative living in 'an enemy state,' Israel's security services stepped in
THE ISRAEL THAT ARABS DON'T KNOW
When the Israeli Ministry of Exterior invited me to visit Israel as part of a delegation of European-based Arab journalists and media representatives, I accepted without hesitation.
Israel's Christian Minority
Christians in Israel, as well as all other minorities, understand today that serving in the Israeli military is essential. ..... More
Water streams in Israel's Upper-Galilee
High peaks, rivers and streams, breathtaking landscapes and evergreen forests make the Upper Galilee particularly attractive to hikers. No wonder it has been nicknamed The Israeli Tuscany.
Belgians turn to Israeli tech to mark themselves ‘safe’
Facebook's Israeli-made Safety Check helps people let others know they're fine following fatal explosions in Brussels...... More
Secret operation rescues last group of Yemen Jews
Israel completed a secret operation to rescue some of Yemen's last remaining Jews.
Heart patients — and hospitals - breathe easier with Israeli sleep tech
Hospitals facing Obamacare penalties for high readmission rates should heed the results of a new study, says EarlySense... More
Israel's Jewish Agency Sends Volunteers to Help Distressed Communities Around the Globe
Imbued with Jewish values of charity and hope for a better world, young Jewish students are arriving at communities in distress around the globe to give them the tools to help themselves in the future..... More
Israel Ranked 11th Happiest Country in the World
Israel was the 11th-happiest country in the world in 2015, according to the annual World Happiness Report. .... More
WATCH: A Muslim Woman Who Loves Her Country – Israel!
There are many Arab-Israeli citizens who love living and working in the State of Israel. Watch an inspiring, young Muslim share her love for her country – Israel! Watch
Daily vitamin drink could slow progression of Alzheimer's
Israel is one of 19 partners in breakthrough clinical trial showing nutritional cocktail may improve memory and reduce brain shrinkage. .... More
Israel in Fiji
March 17, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
A team from the IsraAID is currently in cyclone-devasted Fiji on a special project to rebuild the village of Vuma on the island of Ovalau..... More
Arab boy achieves dream of meeting with Netanyahu
By Daniel Siryoti. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invites Ali Salati, 13, of Nazareth, to a meeting in Jerusalem. Ali asks Netanyahu to do everything possible to bring peace to the region. .... More
OPINION: There's only one country in the Middle East that could produce a soldier like me
By Major Alaa Waheeb, highest ranked Muslim officer in the Israel Defence Forces ... More
Relating to NZ +
First New Zealand Innovation Mission flies to Israel
50 business people came to meet leading Israeli innovators and explore collaborations between the two countries. ... More
New Zealand prof compares SodaStream to Nazi company
3/24/2016. Supposed hate crimes expert Scott Poynting quits after writing letter to newspaper, comparing SodaStream and IG Farben. Read Article at Stuff
Kiwi Amy Clague to get MS stem cell transplant in Israel
MEGAN GATTEY - January 25 2016
Amy Clague always felt tired at high school, and those around her simply put it down to being a teenager. But at the age of 20, she found out she had multiple sclerosis..... More Stuff.co.nz
Yachting NZ calls for stand against Malaysian government
December 31, 2015
Martin Tasker - ONE News Sport Reporter
he Malaysian government effectively banned the Israeli team from competing at the Youth Sailing World Champs in Lankawai by refusing to issue them visas. ... More at ONE News Now
Israel sets water lead
Oct 19, 2015
By Aroha Treacher
Ngati Kahungunu is looking to Israel for the latest water innovations and technologies.
Israel is widely regarded as a leader in water technology, a country where a lot is to be learned on how to make the most of the world's most valuable resource.... More at Hawkes Bay Today
NZ Herald — Juliet Moses: I'm for peace
Oct 19, 2015
I'm pretty sure most, and probably all, of my friends in New Zealand would say that peace is something to aspire to. And if they turned their minds to it at all, they would probably say that they want peace between Israel and the Palestinians. ... More
McCully pushes for Palestine-Israel peace process
Friday Jun 5, 2015
By Kate Shuttleworth
New Zealand foreign minister Murray McCully arrived in the Middle East in a push to get Israeli and Palestinian leadership back to the negotiation table.
While at a function at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and asked by the New Zealand Herald how soon peace talks could resume Mr McCully said: “my first preference would be tomorrow morning”. ..
An ANZAC message from Australia's ambassador to Israel
April 21, 2014
by Michael Kuttner
It is obvious that Dave Sharma enjoys his ambassadorial duties in a country which in his words is so diverse and dynamic. He never ceases to be amazed by the vitality and variety of experiences which makes Israel such a leader in so many fields of endeavor.
.. Download a pdf
A Yossele in trouble
April 21, 2014
by Michael Kuttner
We call them Joeys but perhaps Israelis may refer them to as Yosseles…either way one found himself in trouble in Ramat Gan.
Keren Or of the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan sends us this report: “The story is that Alex the keeper found the Red kangaroo joey on the ground, hypothermic and dirty. The joey must have fallen from its mother’s pouch during the night or early morning. Alex rushed the joey to the zoo hospital for care.”.. Download a pdf
Muslims who saved Jews in WW2 honored at exhibition
A new exhibition launching at Melbourne's Jewish Holocaust Centre will paint a picture of how Muslims saved the lives of many Jewish people in Albania during World War II. ...... Read More
Australians harassed at Temple Mount
By Michael Kuttner - March 13, 2015
Women and youngsters have attacked a group of Australian youth visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem this week. ...... Read More
An ancient metanarrative for
modern Jew hatred
Feb 11, 2015
By Perry Trotter's Blogg - A New Zealand photographer and composer. Perry is the creator of Shadows of Shoah, a unique multidisciplinary touring Holocaust exhibition.
Tonight we remember Europe's decisive action to purge itself once for all of the Jews, and of all that they represent. Advisedly I say Europe acted, not merely Germany....... More at The Times of Israel
An Israeli conductor collapsed and died in the middle of a
performance as horrified audience members looked on.
Jan 31, 2015
Internationally renowned conductor drops dead in front of
screaming audience and musicians during a symphony in
Read More at NZ Herald
Israel says Hezbollah to pay 'full price' over missile
Jan 29, 2015
Israel has warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full
price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers yesterday
in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. ...
Read More at NZ Herald
Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem
January 30, 2015
by Michael Kuttner
A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Following in the footsteps of a previous group these educators spent an intensive two weeks not only learning about how to more effectively teach about the Holocaust but also seeing some of the sights.
Chris Harris, Onehunga College (Auckland), Anna Chapman Holocaust Centre of NZ (Wellington) and Mike Brady, Porirua College (wellington) Chris Harris, Onehunga College (Auckland), Anna Chapman Holocaust Centre of NZ (Wellington) and Mike Brady, Porirua College (wellington)
J-Wire's correspondent Michael Kuttner took the opportunity to talk to some of them the day before International Holocaust Remembrance commemorations were due to take place and they returned home. Read More
Egypt starts work on Gaza buffer zone
October 30 2014.
Read at Stuff.co.nz
The item above was published online in Stuff but not on the NZ Herald web site.
As at October 31 neither appeared in the printed versions of either paper. The photo and article showed about 800 homes raised on the border between Egypt and Gaza and it is intended to stop Militants crossing into Egypt.
Now if it were Israel bulldozing homes.......
Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza
By Karin Laub, Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Outrage at “Auckland bishops condemn Gaza violence”
The Auckland Anglican and Catholic bishops published a combined statement which contains many inaccuracies, but fortunately good people are responding.
Anglicans Down Under
Anglicans Down Under
Bishops’ Statement “Arrogant, Ignorant, Smacks of Anti-Semitism”
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AUCKLAND'S PROTEST THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DIDN'T WANT YOU TO SEE
Tuesday 11 Aug 2014
“Bash the Jews, cut their heads off. cut their f****ing heads off”
See on Whale Oil's Blog
Australian journalist who has no pity for Gaza
Tuesday 9 Aug, 2014
Short UTube video
Ten thousand in Australia rally in support of Israel
August 4, 2014.
SYDNEY — Ten thousand Australians rallied in support of Israel in Sydney on Sunday at a peaceful demonstration in one of the city's suburbs.
Participants at the rally waved signs saying “We stand with Israel!” and “Stop the rockets!” and chanted “Am Yisroel Chai” as they heard communal figures defend the Jewish State. ...See article at WJC