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UN Envoys Haley and Danon Discuss Strategies to Change Bias Against Israel

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(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon met with his counterpart, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, for the first time last week to discuss strategies to combat the world body’s bias against Israel as well as the Iranian threat.

In their meeting, Danon thanked Haley for her “unequivocal”...

EU Awards €7.7 Million to Israeli-Led Project Prolonging Food Shelf Life

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(Anav Silverman/TPS) The European Union recently awarded €7.7 million to the international NanoPack Project, led by the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, to develop a solution for extending food shelf life. The three-year project aims to demonstrate state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable foods in order to reduce food waste caused by early spoilage.

NanoPack is funded as part of HORIZON 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

According to Dr. Ester Segal, NanoPack’s coordinator and associate professor at Haifa’s Technion, NanoPack is working to introduce nanotechnology-based antimicrobial packaging solutions to further...

Pats Owner Announces Football Stadium Near J’lem

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(Ilana Messika/TPS) Fresh off a Super Bowl victory for his New England Patriots, team owner Robert Kraft announced funding for a professional-standard football stadium outside Jerusalem. Kraft will donate $6 million to the few-hundred-seat stadium that will be situated outside Jerusalem and is slated to open later this year.

Kraft is a longtime supporter of Israel and made headlines in 2015 by holding a pre-game moment of silence for 18-year-old Ezra Schwartz, a Boston native who was murdered in Gush Etzion while studying in a post-high school yeshiva program.

The stadium will be the first regulation-sized American football field in Israel, and is the latest indication of the sport’s...

Three Hamas Operatives Indicted for Planning Multiple Terrorist Attacks

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(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Three Hamas operatives were indicted Monday on suspicion of planning multiple terrorist attacks in Israel, including shootings, bombings and abductions.

Mamdouh Younis, 24, an Israeli Arab from the northern town of Arara, and brothers Hassan Zidan, 23, and Muhammad Zidan, 25, from the village of Bani Naim next to Hebron, were arrested several months ago in a joint operation by the military, police and the Shin Bet security agency.

According to an indictment filed with the Haifa District Court, the three terrorists planned attacks on several locations in northern Israel, including a military base near Kafr Qara, the train station in Binyamina, a major...

What You Need to Know About Trees, Tu B’Shevat and the Jewish National Fund

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The Midrash in Kohelet Rabbah teaches that God told man He created everything for him. “Be careful not to spoil or destroy my world—for if you do, there will be nobody after you to repair it,” God said.

For more than a century, Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), which calls itself “Israel’s largest environmental organization,” has followed that tenet by protecting and preserving nature in the Jewish state. The organization marked the 115th anniversary of its establishment Jan. 17, and also launched a month-long nationwide campaign of planting events to commemorate the upcoming holiday of Tu B’Shevat.

Through Feb. 17, more than half a million...

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