New IDF Invention Will Expose Underground Tunnels to Gaza

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By: Hanan Greenberg

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) announced that they have found a solution for one of the most disturbing challenges they face, mainly on the Gaza border: A new technology, codenamed “Mispar Hazak,” or Power Number, that will expose the underground tunnels of the Palestinians, used to smuggle large amounts of firearms and other sabotage materials into the Gaza Strip. (more…)

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Haifa Team Finds Genes that Predict Parkinson’s

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By: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

Researchers at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have identified a group of five genes in the blood that can predict whether an individual will in future develop the severe and ultimately fatal neurological condition Parkinson’s disease. (more…)

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The Moral Excellence of the State of Israel

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By: Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Tal Ben Shahar’s class in positive psychology was one of the most popular in the history of Harvard University. Yet despite his pedagogical success, four best-selling books, a consulting practice with Fortune 500 companies and sundry television appearances, he decided it was time to move home … to Israel. How he reached this decision and its implications are beautifully presented in an unusual film entitled “Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference.” (more…)

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Producer Shore: How Israeli Chutzpah Will Save the World

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By: Brett Sandala

Raphael Shore, founder of JersalemOnlineU.com and film producer, tells Newsmax.TV that people around the world need to see “the real Israel . . . a dynamic, humanitarian, democratic society that’s making a big difference in the world today.” To that end, Shore produced “Israel Inside,” an hour-long film designed to counter the prevalent, news-driven image of the Jewish State. (more…)

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Israel Becomes Lab for Electric Car Network

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By: Amy Teibel

ROSH HAAYIN, Israel — Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi has begun rolling out the world’s first nationwide electric car network. Now, will the drivers come? (more…)

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Making the Positive Case for Israel

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By: Alan Dershowitz

The world well knows of Israel’s military prowess in protecting its citizens against threats of terrorism and the even greater threat of a nuclear armed Iran.  If one were to put the word “Israel” on a Rorschach test, the association, for most people would be to “conflict,” “wars,” and for some the continuing dispute with the Palestinians and the entire Arab and Muslim world.  These images and associations are, tragically, an important part of Israel’s history and reality.  It is not, however, Israel’s chosen identity.  Most Israelis crave peace, normalcy and the end of conflict.  They want to turn their swords into plow shears and get on with the business of helping to repair the world. (more…)

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Beyond Conflict: The Film That Presents a Much Larger Picture of Israel

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Rabbi Raphael Shore, the producer of Israel Inside: How A Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, denies that his film ignores Israel’s conflicts or encourages viewers to do so.

The media does a good enough job of detailing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, secular and religious Jewish divisions, and tension with Iran, Shore says. Instead, why not focus on what’s miraculous about Israel? (more…)

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Israel Independence Day Gala Kicks Off with Premiere

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Israel’s Independence Day celebration kicks off with the community-wide Chicago premiere screening of “Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference” and an exhibit of Israel’s 64 years of innovation Thursday at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard Skokie.

The exhibit opens at 5:30 p.m. and the screening, with remarks by the film’s Associate Producer and Chicago native, David Coleman, begins at 7 p.m. Guests will be welcomed by the Chicago Bear’s Gabe Carimi, who will pose for photos and sign autographs. Dan Proft, WLS Radio and Fred Cohen, Maccabi USA will also attend.  There will be Goodie bags. (more…)

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BEYOND CONFLICT: FILM PRESENTS ‘MUCH LARGER PICTURE’ OF ISRAEL

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By: Rachel Marder

Rabbi Raphael Shore, the producer of Israel Inside: How A Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, denies that his film ignores Israel’s conflicts or encourages viewers to do so.

The media does a good enough job of detailing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, secular and religious Jewish divisions, and tension with Iran, Shore says. Instead, why not focus on what’s miraculous about Israel? (more…)

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Pursuit of happiness Brings Psychologist to Land of the Kvetch

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Curmudgeons beware: International happiness expert claims Israel is an especially happy place because of its focus on relationships.  Tal Ben-Shahar is the narrator of a feel-good documentary about Israel to air in U.S. on Israel’s Independence Day. (more…)

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