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This week from Israel

by Noga Gur-Arieh

December 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, IDF Former Chief of Staff, Dies at 68

Former Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, died this Thursday after a long battle with cancer, at age 68. He was a significant figure in Israeli history, and will be remembered as a kind, one of a kind person.

"I remember that day when he called me and told me about his illness, after he found out that one of the newspapers was going to publish it as a scoop," recalled Benayahu. "I think he beat the illness and not the other way around. It played hide and seek with him and he was able to avoid it for more than 20 years. And I think he left a great legacy behind."

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Tziporela in English

After making hundreds of thousands of Israelis laugh until their stomachs hurt, the independent comedic ensemble Tziporela will now be performing in English as well! This award winning ensemble has been performing for eight years, with acts that feature situations from daily life, with an added serving of nonsense.

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Israeli-Developed Breast Cancer Treatment

A new form of treatment, developed by the Israeli company IceCure Medical, will provide doctors with a new, non-surgical way to treat breast cancer patients. This will be made possible through a technique that freezes the tumors, thereby destroying them.

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Israelis and Spare Time- What Do We Do With It?

It turns out that Israelis do not, in fact, spend our days sitting at home thinking about war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Don't believe me? Take a look at the new survey released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.
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Yay! Rain!

Wish you were here this weekend! My hometown, Raanana, looked like Venice with all that rain, and my car was practically swimming on the road. But the best part of this wet weekend was sitting in front of the television, covered in a blanket, with the rain pouring outside. Blessed rain, indeed.
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Shahar Peer, National Champion

In a tennis match this Friday, Peer defeated Julia Glushko, winning back the national champion title. She now hopes to climb back up the world ranking, where she had dropped from 11th to the 74th place.
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Israeli delegation to New Delhi advances urban water collaboration

Last February, Jerusalem had signed an agreement with New-Delhi to cooperate in an urban water management project. Last week, an Israeli delegation of expertise arrived in New-Delhi in order to further collaboration.
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Have you seen the highlights of Tel-Aviv's fashion week?

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Model UN Style

Check out the Israeli Model UN parody of “Gangnam Style”!

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