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4 Feb 2019 (All day)
UN Ambassadors visit Israel
A contingent of UN ambassadors from 40 countries around the world visited Israel recently in a trip coordinated by Israel’s UN ambassador Danny Danon. Their visit included trips to Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s City of David archeological park and several other landmarks. They also met with senior officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.

“There is a great change taking place in the Middle East, and this is the rise of the aggressive theocracy in Iran that wants to conquer the Middle East, destroy Israel, and rule many other parts of the world,” Netanyahu told the delegation as they prepared to embark on a helicopter tour of the northern border region. “Iran has many branches. One of them is Hezbollah that has now joined Lebanon’s government. This is actually misleading; Hezbollah essentially controls the government of Lebanon, which means that Iran controls the Lebanese government.”

“It is important to convey this powerful message,” Netanyahu said. “Just as we have prevented the terror tunnels that reached Israel, we will prevent any aggression from Lebanon, Syria or Iran itself. We are committed to preventing this aggression, and thereby are defending not only Israel, but also all our neighbors and the entire world.”

Prior to arriving in Israel, the group, whose trip was sponsored by the March of the Living and the American Zionist Movement, visited the Majdanek death camp in Poland.

Here is a video of their visit to the City of David archeological park in Jerusalem



Israelis Cheered by Jewish Superbowl MVP
Israelis largely ignored the NFL’s Superbowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but were nonetheless gratified to learn upon waking up Monday morning that Wide receiver Julian Edelman, one of the NFL’s few Jewish players, had been named MVP of the game. With ten receptions for 141 yards, Edelman was one of the few offensive standouts in a low-scoring game otherwise dominated by the defense of both teams.

Israel Blesses the World
Scientific Reports, a professional journal of medicine and related research, published an article this week detailing the work of Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem which describes an algorithm they invented identifying 27 new molecules which activate a special protein called PPAR-delta, giving hope to millions of people around the world who suffer from fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and related pathologies. Professor Goldblum cautioned however that much more research will be required before treatments will be made available to the general public.

Report says German NGO’s Funding Palestinian Terror
The Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry published a report last week entitled “The Money Trail: European Union Financing of Organizations Promoting Boycotts against the State of Israel.” The report gives details of financial transfers to Palestinian NGOs which are staffed by convicted terrorists by self-described “Humanitarian Aid” groups in Germany, as well as a think tank connected to Germany’s Green Party.

Today’s video shows opportunities to study in Israel in English

 

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