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Gay Pride from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

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Gay Pride month is taking place around the world, and Israel is abuzz with rainbow flags and shows of love. The annual Jerusalem Pride Parade took place on Thursday, June 6, where over 10,000 people showed to support equality and LGBTQ rights in Israel’s complex capital city. Marchers were accompanied by about 2,500 police officers,…

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Taking on the Ten Commandments 2.0

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Imagine standing on the bottom of Mount Sinai, about 3,300 years ago. Moses had just come from a brainstorm session with God, a hackathon for humanity, and was finally ready to present his power points in front of a select group of chosen people. An ecstatic energy must have danced through the air. Only seven…

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SodaStream hosts Ramadan meal for Arab and Jewish workers

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Two thousand SodaStream employees and families, Arab and Jewish, gathered on Monday evening to honor breaking the fast of Ramadan, an epic attempt to nurture an “island of peace” amidst the sea of conflict in the Middle East. The celebration took place in SodaStream’s Rahat factory, marking the end of the 40-day fast that practicing…

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Israel Burns with Over 1,000 Fires in 3 Days

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Fueled by high temperature heat waves, over 1,000 fires were put out in Israel in the past week. Possible causes currently being investigated include electrical negligence and arson, in addition to the local bonfire holiday, and the dry Mediterranean climate. The wave began with Lag B’Omer, Israel’s “fire holiday” where locals often light bonfires. Despite…

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Shalva Band Adds to a Successful Eurovision

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Eurovision is over yet its waves are still running through the current of Israel. After a successful week of music, cheer and a beautifully driven quality production, Israel has proven it can manage an event of high scale. While Netherlands won the final vote, one special interval act seemed to capture the hearts of many…

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