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Venezuelan Jews Fleeing Turmoil Get ‘Lifeline’ in Israel

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews are fleeing the South American nation, with many choosing to immigrate to Israel. Conditions in Venezuela began deteriorating in 2013 following the death of the country’s former president, Hugo Chavez, and the ascension of his chosen successor Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver.

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IDF Discloses Scope of Israeli Aid to Syrians Affected by War

Israel has for the past year treated hundreds of Syrians and sent hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid in a new project dubbed “Operation Good Neighbor,” the IDF recently disclosed. Begun in June 2016, the initiative was launched with the goal of increasing civilian aid for Syrians while maintaining the principle of non-involvement in the Syrian civil war. More than 110 new aid operations have taken place since August 2016 as part of the initiative.

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Israel is in Love with its Homegrown Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot

For a country that takes pride in even the smallest successes of its international celebrities, the debut of Wonder Woman has sparked an Israeli lovefest for home-grown hero.

A huge billboard overlooking Tel Aviv’s main highway is tagged with a “we love you” greeting, her Hebrew-accented appearances in the international media are reported daily and throngs of fans cheer wildly on seeing her on the big screen. Even Lebanon’s ban of the film hasn’t dampened the mood in Israel, where Gadot’s superhero status has been embraced as a national treasure.

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