IM Issue 15 – June 2008

ISRAEL CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

Festivities began May 8th, at the end of Yom Hazikaon, the solemn, 24-hour day of mourning for the more than 20,000 soldiers and civilians killed in fighting that preceded and followed Israel ‘s creation. Mostly, Israelis celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut by going to parks and picnic sites. Nature reserves, picnic sites, and museums were open to the public and the IDF opened selected bases to the public.
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IM Issue 14 – May 2008

ISRAEL BRINGS IN DIGNITARIES FOR ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, announced that a May conference marking its 60th birthday will open with a tribute to Israel’s staunchest ally, the United States. In attendance will be President Bush and Barbra Streisand. “After 60 years we want to stand up and say ‘thank you America,'” Israeli President Shimon Peres said in an interview with The Associated Press.
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IM Issue 13 – April 2008

EIGHT KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACK AT JERUSALEM YESHIVA

Eight teenage students were killed and nine others were wounded when a terrorist entered a crowded Jerusalem yeshiva and opened fire on March 6th. The head of the Zaka emergency service described the scene after the shooting as “like a slaughterhouse.” Three of the wounded in the attack at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva were in serious condition while the other six were slightly hurt.
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IM Issue 12 – March 2008

ISRAELI CABINET RESPONDS TO CONTINUED GAZA ROCKET FIRE

At the February 10th cabinet meeting, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said there will be no peace between Israelis and Palestinians as long as Gaza terrorists continue launching rockets at Israeli towns. “There is no hope for any kind of peace or the vision of the Pales-tinian state which includes the Gaza Strip without real change on the ground,” Livni told reporters.
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IM Issue 11 – February 2008

Jewish Agency: Trying to Bring All Iranian Jews to Israel

The Jewish Agency is working to bring all of Iran’s remaining 25,000 Jews to Israel, an official told The Jerusalem Post as 40 immigrants landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport. The December 25th arrival was the largest single group of Iranian immigrants brought by the agency to start new lives in a country that Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has vowed to wipe off the face of the earth.
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IM Issue 10 – January 2008

Israel Insists That Iran Still Seeks Nuclear Weapons

Israel said recently that it remained convinced that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons and that it had probably resumed the weapons program an American classified report said was stopped in the fall of 2003. Israel believes Iran will have the resources to create a nuclear weapon by 2010 despite the U.S. intelligence report that it was not building an atomic bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said recently
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