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Israeli Election Firsts

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Only twelve people have ever served as Prime Minister of Israel, which has recently held its 22nd election since its Declaration of Independence in 1948. In 1949, Israel ran its first National Assembly Election, where half a million voters and one thousand ballot stations were set up along the country. Not yet the Knesset until…

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Israeli Baseball Team Advances to Olympic Qualifier

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The Israeli National Baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals in the European Baseball Championship which took place in Germany. The Israeli team qualified as one of the top five teams to move on to the Confederation Olympic Qualifier in Parma, Italy, beginning September 18. The Israeli team placed in fourth this year, following its successful…

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Jerusalem’s Modern Catacombs Open in October

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With minimal space and honoring Jewish law, Jerusalem authorities have been preparing a modern-day cave of catacombs to provide burial space for the dead. The city’s main cemetery situated on a hilltop, Har Hamenuhot, has reached capacity at almost a quarter million graves, and beginning this October, will start to utilize the underground space. Workers…

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Israeli School Year Theme is “Mutual Responsibility”

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On Sunday, September 1, Israel’s 26,000 educational institutions welcomed over 2.3 million kids of all ages back to school. About 200,000 teachers and staff waited with open doors, satisfied with an agreement from the Finance Ministry after threatening to strike the week before. Despite averting a large protest, the Education Ministry listed that 49 schools…

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Rare Jerusalem Footage from 1930s Emerges

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In recently released and rare footage, a new, yet ancient side of Jerusalem can be seen. Thanks to a vacation of the Margulis family, what might be the first color film documenting Jerusalem is now available to the public. The footage turned over to the Jerusalem Cinematheque, who has spent the last three years working…

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