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Top Hezbollah Commander Mustafa Badreddine Killed in Syria

(JNS.org) The Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah has appointed Mustafa Mughniyeh as its new military commander following the assassination of his uncle, Mustafa Badreddine, last week in Syria, in what was described by the terror group as a “major...

Special Needs Student Fulfills Childhood Dream by Joining IDF

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Like many other young Israeli boys, 20-year-old Yinon Refaeli has dreamed of serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) since he was a child. The challenge for Rafaeli is that he suffers from cerebral palsy (CP) and cannot speak.

This never stopped Rafaeli from seeking out ways to show his dedication to his dream. “Every Purim he dressed up as a police officer or soldier,” said Yinon’s mother, Batya Rafaeli. “He would always approach soldiers on the street to talk to them and find out more about the military.”

Today marks one year since Rafaeli’s dream came true. “Yinon’s school has a program so that anyone can have the opportunity to join the army,” Batya Rafali...

Nefesh B’Nefesh Releases Video Celebrating Israel’s Independence Day

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Jerusalem—As Israel celebrates its 68th Independence Day on Wednesday night, Nefesh B’Nefesh has launched an emotionally charged video to accompany the joyous occasion and showcase the human mosaic of Israel: http://www.nbn.org.il/yomhaatzmaut/.

From war hero to farmer, teacher to midwife, the video tells the stories of the everyday heroes that epitomize what makes Israeli society unique—the strength of its immigrants. Israel’s human mosaic illustrates both the diversity of Olim and those who have dedicated their lives to securing and building the State of Israel.

The video pulls its title, “With these Hands,” from the Naomi Shemer song written for Yehoram Gaon, “Od Lo...

Technion Graduates Match With Top Hospitals in US

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After four years immersed in medical training abroad, Technion’s American Medical Program graduates are moving on to the next chapter—residency at their hospital of choice.

Technion students were accepted to the most competitive residencies in the US including Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh.

Among the 20 graduates of the class of 2016, 90 percent will be pursuing residencies in the US or Israel. Since the first graduating class in 2010, there have been 163 graduates of the program of which 85 percent have been accepted to top residencies in the US or Canada and 7 percent have chosen to do residencies in Israel.

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Trump Calls Israel ‘Great Bastion of Hope:’ Will Visit Jewish State ‘Soon’

(JNS.org) Asked for his message to Israelis on Yom Hazikaron, the Jewish state’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview published Wednesday by the Israel Hayom newspaper that he hopes to ensure that Israel will be “in very good shape forever.”

“I think that the threat to Israel right now is greater than it has ever been because of what happened with Iran and the Iran deal made by President [Barack] Obama,” Trump said. “I think it is a horrible, horrible situation that our president has placed...

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