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  • Nepal: How you can help

    By Ryan Torok

    10 hours ago

    Jews in Israel and abroad are responding to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 —resulting in the death of more than 4,000 Nepalese people — through action and financial campaigns.

    “The people of Nepal are in desperate need right now,” American Jewish Joint...

  • Four Israelis saved from Mount Everest

    14 hours ago

    An Israeli rescue team saved four Israelis from Mount Everest, where they had been trapped by the earthquake that has devastated Nepal.
    A rescue team sent to Nepal by Harel, an Israeli insurance company, brought the Israeli hikers, who are in good health, to safety on Monday, the...

  • Israel to allow pregnant surrogates in Nepal to fly to Israel

    14 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line

    Israel’s Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, has agreed to allow pregnant women in Nepal, who have contracted with Israelis as surrogates, to fly to Israel until they give birth. The decision came after one of the primary hospitals...

  • Jewish Google exec dies on Mount Everest in avalanche triggered by Nepal quake

    15 hours ago

    A Jewish Google executive, Dan Fredinburg, was killed in an avalanche triggered on Mount Everest by the earthquake in Nepal.

    Fredinburg, the head of privacy for Google X, the company’s ideas lab, suffered a major head injury in the avalanche and died, his younger sister Megan...

  • Israel evacuates surrogate-born babies and Israeli parents from Nepal

    15 hours ago

    Israel began evacuating infants born to surrogate mothers and their Israeli parents from Nepal on Monday, on the return legs of flights sent to provide earthquake relief.

    Many Israeli male couples have fathered children with the help of surrogate mothers in Nepal because...

  • Nepal death toll rises as rescue efforts hampered

    16 hours ago

    The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal rose to more than 3,300 (with some estimates as high as 3,700) two days after it struck, as planes carrying rescue workers and aid were delayed due to natural conditions.

    One Israeli plane carrying 90 Israeli rescue workers and supplies...

  • After Nepal quake, some 100 Israelis are reported missing

    16 hours ago

    Some 100 Israelis remain among those reported missing two days after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,700 people.

    No Israelis have been reported dead, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

    When the earthquake began on...

  • Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident

    October 24, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Two Israelis were killed and at least three wounded in a tourist bus accident Friday in Nepal.

    The bus drove off a mountainside 20 miles north of Kathmandu Friday morning, killing at least 11 people, including Israelis Shira Dabbush, 30, and Omer Shemesh, 22, the Times of Israel ...

  • Iranian national accused of planning attack on Israeli embassy in Nepal

    April 22, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Security at the Israeli Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, detained an Iranian man believed to be planning a terror attack on the embassy and on Israeli visitors.

    The man, caught scouting the building, was discovered to have a fake Israeli passport, which he acquired in Kuala Lumpur...

  • Nepal: Learning to be A Trekker

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 19, 2013 | 4:36 am

    From our latest Newsletter: We Said: Hello from Nepal

    Hello from Pokhara! Our time in Nepal has been filled with wonderful people and incredible views.

    We hiked UP! to Sarangkot from Pokhara. This stair climb began at the lake (884 m) to Sarangkot (1590m). It was about 4 hours...

  • Israel and the world- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 2, 2012 | 11:50 am

    • It is no secret that the Israeli mind is something else. After growing a successful High-Tech industry, and winning ten Nobel prizes, I was not surprised to hear due to a strategic decision made by the U.S Government, Israeli students will receive scholarships to come and be a...