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Israeli runner wins European Athletics Championships gold

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:29am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Lonah Korlima Chemtai Salpeter came in first in the women’s 10,000-meter run on August 8 in Berlin.


Last week, Lonah Korlima Chemtai Salpeter made history by becoming the first Israeli to win a gold medal in the European Athletics Championships. Her turn on the podium came as a result of winning the women’s 10,000-meter run, which took place in Berlin on August 8.

She finished the race in 31:43:29, nine second ahead of second-place winner Susan Krumins of The Netherlands.

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Israeli fruit-fly lure helps save Togo’s mango crop

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Hung on trees, Biofeed lures decreased infestation of two strains of flies by up to 95% in a recently completed initiation phase in Togo.

 

In the Central Valley of Togo, a mango grower named Yacuobuo started killing his trees due to fruit-fly infestation that has decimated his crop over the past three years.

In this main mango-growing region of Africa, many other small farmers face the same dilemma. And their loss extends to the “mango women” who sell the fruit at market.

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IsraAID sends US dentists to treat refugees in Kenya

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00am
By Rebecca Stadlen Amir for Israel21c


The joint Israeli-American mission aims to treat thousands of residents at Kakuma Refugee Camp, some of whom have never before received dental care.


Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID set up a mobile dental clinic for one week in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, home to over 190,000 refugees from across the region, the majority escaping violence and instability in neighboring South Sudan.


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An Israeli wrestler calls himself ‘The Chutzpah,’ and Europe loves to hate him

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00am
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ for The Times of Israel from JTA


Whether dealing a 'krav maga kick' to challenger's groin, or patented 'Chosen People's elbow,' Leeor Brooks plays up Jewish stereotypes as a wrestling villain -- and it's working


Like many Israelis visiting Europe, Leeor Brooks is keenly aware of his compatriots’ reputation abroad for rudeness.


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South Carolina is first state to adopt uniform definition of anti-Semitism

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00am
From JTA


South Carolina became the first state to adopt a uniform definition of anti-Semitism, but it is only on the books for the next year.

The definition is contained in a proviso to the annual state budget bill, which was signed into law on July 6.

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MEXICO CITY ELECTS FIRST JEWISH, FEMALE MAYOR

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:00am
BY JONATHAN WEBER ROSEN for JPost.com


Not only is Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo the first Jew, but she is also the first woman to be elected as mayor of Mexico City.


Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, running on the slogan "Together we will make history," broke tradition, being elected on Sunday as the first Jewish mayor of Mexico City, the largest city in North America, before New York City.
 
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UK-Israel Tech Partnerships A Big Boost To Britain’s Economy

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:00am
From NoCamels


Technology partnerships between the UK and Israel is estimated to impact Britain’s economy by hundreds of millions of dollars, and help Israeli companies gain more access to global markets, according to a new report.

 

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Report: Western-Backed Islamic Relief Charity Has Ties to Terror

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:00am
BY AARON BANDLER for JewishJournal


The Islamic Relief charity bills itself as a humanitarian organization, winning praise and backing from governments and media outlets across the world. However, a new report suggests that Islamic Relief is tied to several Islamic terror organizations.

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