Jewish Journal


May 6, 2013

This week from Israel



Go Big in Tel-Aviv

European low-cost airline Easy Jet is launching an aggressive marketing campaign in London, aimed to promoting tourism  in Tel-Aviv, in cooperation with Israel's Tourism Minister. The campaign, under the banner "Go Big in Tel-Aviv," is aimed at young people and couples without children.  The campaign will include billboard advertising, ads in leading websites and newspapers, ads on taxicabs and more.

Read more here.


20 years to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

More than 800 Holocaust survivors and some of the American soldiers who liberated them from Nazi death camps in World War II came together on Monday for the 20th anniversary tribute to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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First ever Bethlehem Marathon

Last Sunday, hundreds of athletes took part in Bethlehem's first ever marathon. The race began at 8 AM, as 500 runners, Palestinians and foreigners, ran for the win in freezing cold. The winner of the full marathon was Abdel Nasser Awajme, a Palestinian from Jericho.

Read more here.


Everyone wants a piece of the start-up nation…

Gov. Gary Herbert gathered a group of 30 Utahns on a four-day trip to Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Ramallah, where they met with politicians and state leaders.  The purpose: to build Utah’s image overseas and foster relationships that are believed to pay off in the future. By doing that, Utah joins a list of US states which has built tech relations with Israel.

Read more here.


Reorientation in Sakhnin

World-renowned artists will open "Re Orientation," the international Mediterranean Biennale, in the Israeli- Arab city of Sakhnin. This will be the first time the international biennale will be held in an Israeli-Arab city. The exhibit, which will be presented on May 13, is aimed to promote dialogue while addressing questions of identity, place, time and individuality.

Read more here and here.


Israel.com for sale
Florida resident Jean-Noel Frydman originally acquired the URL www.israel.com  in 1994, in order to “to protect” the name from falling into the hands of someone who “might promote the wrong ideas.”  Now, he decided to sell this valuable asset, which is expected to make him 1 million dollars richer. Any buyers? 

Read more here.


Trump's anti-Semetic remarks

After revealing a somewhat xenophobic behavior when insisting that President Obama will release his birth certificate to prove that he was born in the United States, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, is in the center of another scandal. On Wednesday, Trump wrote a tweet about Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show," which many believing had anti-Semitic undertones.

Read more here.


White Water- a New Energy Pioneer

WhiteWater Technologies, an Israeli company that produces a system for network water management, has been named one of the 10 New Energy Pioneer worldwide for 2013 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. 

Read more here.


A first of its kind surgery to separate a living newborn from his dead conjoined twin

In a first of its kind surgery in Israel, doctors from Haifa's Rambam Medical Center managed to separate a living newborn from his dead conjoined twin. The newborn, who was partially absorbed by his brother, who did not live to see the world, has undergone a rare surgery to remove the other's organs.

Read more here.


Connecting to Judaism through music

AMI ( Artists and Musicians for Israel,) is a project founded by musician and educator Yehudah Katz, with the mission to strengthen Jewish identity among young adults ages 13-18 through music and art. An anonymous donation made to the organization, led to the opening of a new Young Artists Fellowship, which helps young artists develop their skills and express their art and music through a Jewish lens, and also providing them the opportunities to enter and stay in the industry.

Read more here.


A new promotional video of Israel

No words needed. Enjoy :)

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