Monthly Archives: August 2016

Israel Update: 25 August 2016

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by Hazel Green

INTERNATIONAL AID

A six-year-old girl from Syria who was treated for her wounds and a blood disease in Haifa was discharged on Tuesday after her new Israeli friends held a farewell party. She had arrived at Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital in early February as a small, scared, and wounded child. Once she recovered from the injuries that brought her across the border to Israel, the medical team noted from her blood tests that she suffered from a blood disease that was due to poor bone marrow function. Complex arrangements to find a family bone marrow donor and bring him over to Israel were successful.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Syrian-schoolgirl-goes-back-home-after-being-cured-of-blood-disease-in-Israel-464844

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Israel Update: 18 August 2016

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by Hazel Green

CO-EXISTENCE

22 children from Jerusalem have travelled to Brazil as part of an initiative called Goal for Peace, a collaboration between the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and The Equalizer Programme, an Israel-based NGO that uses football to educate disadvantaged children aged between nine and 14 and help create bonds regardless of faith…the 11 Arab and 11 Jewish children played in mixed teams during a series of exhibition matches and the group attended Olympic judo in Rio.
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/sports/2016/08/15/Goal-for-peace-Arab-Israeli-children-build-bonds-in-Brazil.html Read more

For Your Calendar

We have a busy few months ahead of us and are pleased to be able to offer a range of events and activities to suit all the family.
As advertised, on Tuesday 13th September we welcome acclaimed Jewish chef and author of multiple cookbooks Denise Phillips to our synagogue for a demonstration and four course tasting experience.

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Israel Update:11 August 2016

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by Hazel Green

INTERNATIONAL AID DIVERTED?

Israel has alleged that humanitarian aid donated (by World Vision) for the residents of the Gaza Strip was given almost exclusively to Hamas terrorists and their families. Every month, El-Halabi distributed thousands of packages of food, basic commodities and medical supplies to Hamas terrorists and their families, commodities that World Vision had intended to go to the needy.
http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Issues/Pages/Behind-the-Headlines-Hamas-exploitation-of-World-Vision-in-Gaza-to-support-terrorism-4-August-2016.aspx Read more

Israel Update:4 August 2016

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by Hazel Green

OLYMPICS

After years of refusing requests by widows of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a ceremony including a minute’s silence was held on Wednesday at the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro led by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, who read out the names of the Israeli victims.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4837148,00.html

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