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Caravan Almog is coming to Arizona

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan will once again be stopping in Arizona for performances throughout the Valley from June 10 to 14. The Israel Scouts tradition of touring and visiting Arizona is a strong one (41 years this summer).  Each year, dedicated host families open up their homes to the scouts, and strong bonds between the…

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Israel wins Eurovision

Anti-Israel activists around the world were extremely busy trying to get people to NOT vote for Israel. Despite their efforts, Netta Barzilai, an Israeli singer and looping artist won the competition with her song “Toy.” In 2019, Eurovision will be held in Jerusalem. Congratulations Netta!!!!

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Men on a Mission – to Israel

Pictured above: Marty Haberer, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, gets ready to board a helicopter in Tel Aviv. The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is hosting a men’s mission in Israel to see first-hand the work Federation funds through its overseas partners, including JAFI and the JDC. The mission is co-chaired by…

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StandWithUs in the Southwest

Pictured above: SWU Southwest Campus Director Sgula Dershowitz, left, with SWU ASU Emerson Fellow Mara Friedman. Since StandWithUs was founded 16 years ago, half a million college students have participated in SWU campus programs. The Israel education nonprofit has distributed tens of millions of copies of the user-friendly educational materials it developed. Hundreds of millions…

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April Publisher’s Message

Years ago a joke made the rounds of how a Jewish man spotted a friend reading an Arabic newspaper and exclaimed, “Moshe, have you lost your mind?” Moshe replied, “Well, I used to read the Jewish papers, but what did I find? Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation, Jews living in poverty….

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Israel: 70 Fun Facts for 70 Years

Compiled by Dan Seligson  To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Cherry tomatoes were engineered in Israel. Israel is the only county to have more trees today than it did 50 years ago. An Israeli company developed the world’s first jellyfish repellent. Israeli…

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