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  • From ‘scared child’ to Miss Israel

    June 24, 2013 | 10:41 am

    When Yitayish “Titi” Ayenew, the first black Miss Israel, was a young orphan who moved from Ethiopia to Israel, it was learning the Hebrew language that turned around her fortunes.

    “Then, I was a scared child,” Ayenew, 22, told students at Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen...

  • Politics at Miss Universe Pageant

    By JTA Staff

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Miss Lebanon is boycotting this year's Miss Universe pageant, saying she will not participate alongside Miss Israel. Yamit Har-Noy, a 20-year-old member of the Israel Defense Force, called Christina Sawaya's decision "very distressing." "It is only a beauty pageant," Miss Israel said of the competition, which took place May 29 in Puerto Rico. "It has nothing to do with politics." -- JTA