Everyone who has been to Israel has heard the Muslim call to prayer at early hours of morning and throughout the day. It is done on loudspeaker and wakes up many who do not want to be woken up so early. Yitzchok Meir a talented singer, decided to do a...
Syracuse Jewish Community gives standing ovation to Jordan April and Archer Shurtliff, from Oswego (NY)   Legal Insurrection Reports:  On February 15 two 17-year-old central NY high school students—Jordan April and Archer Shurtliff—raised objections to a homework assignment in which they were required to either oppose or defend the extermination of...
The House Republicans narrowly passed a controversial bill to revise Affordable Care Act, fulfilling a major Trump campaign promise but sending the measure on to an uncertain fate in the closely divided Senate. The U.S House eked out 217 votes to repeal Obamacare, 216 were needed. All Democrats voted NO and 20...
President Donald Trump said he will visit Israel as part of his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief. “I am proud to make a major and historic announcement this morning, and to share with you that my first foreign trip as president of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia,...
This heartwarming story comes to us from Dan Shtauber, who writes: "This is my grandmother , Risaleh, she's a Holocaust survivor. This month she celebrated her 93rd birthday. In this picture she is holding her great grandchildren. Savta, despite all the tragedies that you suffered, you won in the end! You...
On eve of Independence Day, country’s population shows 1.9% growth over past year.   By Viva Sarah Press Israel’s population stands at approximately 8.68 million people, according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. The CBS reports that there are some 6.48 million Jewish residents (74.7 percent of the population), 1.81 million Arab residents (20.8%)...
From the Jerusalem Festival to the Maccabiah Games, the summer of 2017 in Israel is chockful of activities and festivals for all ages and interests. By Abigail Klein Leichman Opera, jazz, puppetry, sports, crafts, books, avant-garde theater: All that and much more is planned as spring slides into summer in Israel....
The worlds most popular messaging application, WhatsApp is offline and unavailable for many users worldwide. Problems began at around 4:30pm on 3 May and were felt in America, Israel,  London, Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, South America, Mexico any many other places worldwide. Problems logging into the app have also been...
The Queen's greeting to President Rivlin for Independence Day: "It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the happiness of the people of Israel in the coming year".  Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and...
  The Murder of the Hatuel family HY"D was a shooting attack on May 2, 2004, in which Palestinian militants killed Tali Hatuel, a Jewish settler, who was eight months pregnant with her first son, and her four daughters, aged two to ten. The attack took place near the Kissufim Crossing near...
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As millions of Israeli and diaspora Jews marked Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s 69th Independence Day, the United Nations cultural body UNESCO voted to adopt a resolution denying Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, speaks at the United Nations agency’s Paris headquarters during a ceremony marking the admission of...
The first baby born in Israel on Yom Ha'atzmaut. Born in the Ziv hospital in Tzfat. The parents are Shikma (31) and Aryeh (45) Vakrolker from Kiryat Shemona. She joins the other 8,668,600 Israelis that live in Israel today. Mazal Tov! Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories      Source: Alan...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD71USrN0LM] Transcript: "Regards from Jerusalem on Israel's Independence Day! 69 years ago, the State of Israel was founded. It was a moment of triumph for our people. We had been scattered around the world for millennia. And then we returned to our ancient homeland, to build a safe haven, where we could...


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