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Israeli eyes on Jupiter orbiter

Photo of Jupiter courtesy of NASA’s NSSDCA Photo Gallery From the Weizmann Institute of Science On July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will be entering orbit around Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System. Its extended trip – more than 2 billion kilometers over nearly five years – will be over, but its work will…

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White House taps Israeli companies for GES 2016

PHOTO: Shown at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, from left, are SolCold CMO Gadi Grotes, BwareIT founder Konstantin Berezin, Sonorapy head of business development Noemie Alliel, PresenTense Israel CEO Guy Spigelman, Mercu-Removal founder-CTO Zach Barnea, Sensilize cofounder Robi Stark, Waseem Abu Salem of Loop, and Sesame Enable cofounder Oded Ben Dov.   By Abigail Klein Leichman…

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Let the IDF do its job

Immediately following the Six-Day War I doubt anyone thought the West Bank, seized in the fighting with Jordan, which occupied it at the time, would still be largely held by Israel nearly 50 years later. (I am not referring to people whose religious beliefs regard the conquering of Judea and Samaria, the historical birthplace of…

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Israel through different eyes

By Tracy Salkowitz Taking a trip to Israel as CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona is both challenging and invigorating.  My most recent visit, organized by the Weintraub Israel Center earlier this year, was fabulous. I traveled with 43 other Tucsonans on the WIC’s first Israel Experience – Boarding Pass Trip to…

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Israelis in Arizona

Sabras seem drawn to Arizona for the many opportunities our communities offer. When they talk about a warm, welcoming environment, they don’t just mean the summer heat. They bring with them that “start-up nation” mindset that Israel has become so well known for, and aren’t afraid to pursue new ventures of all kinds. Please meet…

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Arizonans making Aliyah

Israel can be a challenging place to start anew, but the rewards of contributing to a secure, thriving homeland for the Jewish people make it worthwhile for so many Arizonans who choose to call Israel home. While ideology may be behind the drive to make aliyah, there must be a stronger pull to stay there…

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Spring holidays in the Holy Land

Jews around the world are familiar with the fall holidays: a three-week period beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Simchat Torah. However, only in Israel is Passover the beginning of another three-week holiday period. A few days after the end of Passover, Israel observes Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), which this year is on Thursday,…

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