Israel Update - December 2016

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Posted by: Racheli Ben Shimol on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

NEWS

Hope and healing after the November wildfires

A forester and a social worker tell ISRAEL21c about the effects of the devastating fires on people and homes.

 

Israelis raise $100k in two days to aid Syrian kids

Motivated by the memory of the Holocaust, campaign purchases basic goods that will be delivered to neighboring enemy state.

Lighting up Hanukkah in Jerusalem

It’s one of Israel’s favorite holidays, and lights up the cold winter nights. 

Hanukkah

Choosing not to veto, Obama lets anti-settlement resolution pass at UN Security Council

In a dramatic departure from eight years of policy, US abstains, enabling 14-0 vote.

UN Vote

Kerry to lay out vision for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Israel fears US Secretary of State could use his speech to deliver a final blow to Netanyahu.

 

Netanyahu tells Kerry: Israel doesn't need to be lectured about peace by foreign leaders

The PM fiercely criticizes the outgoing US Secretary of State's speech.

Photo

  

INNOVATION & INITIATIVES

Israelis perform world's first artificial bone transplant

A revolutionary procedure in which the patient's own cells are used to regenerate decaying bones.

 

15 ways Israel amazed and inspired the world in 2016

How did Israel make a remarkable global impact over the past 12 months? Click above to find out.

2-15 ways

$100 Wheelchair Brings Hope To Disabled Kids In Third World Countries, Syrian Refugees

An Israeli manufacturer of plastic household and garden products decided to come to their aid and set up the Wheelchairs of Hope project.

wheelchairs

 

ARTS, CULTURE & SPORTS

Israeli windsurfer sails to youth world title

Yoav Omer clinches gold at Youth Sailing World Championships.

 

Burger King serves up Hanukkah donut Whopper

The ‘SufganiKing’ is a cross between the traditional festival jelly filled sufganiyot and a hamburger.

 

 

 

sufganiking

Netflix Keeps Adding Israel’s Best TV Shows and Films

Here’s what you should watch.

 

netflix

Tel Aviv illustrator wins honors for best piece of art using a pair of CAT boots as a canvas.

cat boots

 

#TBT

December 1, 1973: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, passed away

 David Ben Gurion

December 2, 2010: Mount Carmel forest fire

 

December 10, 1966: The Israeli author, Shai Agnon, received the Nobel Prize in Literature

 

December 15, 1961: Eichmann was sentenced to death in Israel 

Eichman

If you have more questions or thoughts contact our Israeli Emissary, Racheli Ben Shimol, at 203.552.1818 or racheli@jccgreenwich.org.




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