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KKL-JNF – Leadership Workshops for Arab and Jewish Students

 03.03.2014

A new project initiated by KKL-JNF brings Arab and Jewish schoolchildren from all over Israel together for workshops and seminars on nature, sustainability and the environment. This shared activity helps youth from both groups to understand that the land can be a unifying force, not just a bone of contention.

KKL- JNF – The Vidor Center – A Window to Arava Agriculture

10.02.2014

http://www.kkl.org.il/eng/about-kkl-j…
The Vidor Family Visitors’ Center was inaugurated at an official ceremony attended by honorees Ervin and Lottie Vidor of Australia. The interactive experience the center offers gives visitors the opportunity to learn about desertification, Arava flora and fauna, and the development of communities and agriculture in the region.

KKL- JNF Israeli Ambassadors Tour KKL-JNF Projects in the Negev

11.02.2014

http://www.kkl.org.il/eng/about-kkl-j…
160 ambassadors and consuls who represent Israel in over 100 countries throughout the world took part in a tour of the Negev held in conjunction with KKL-JNF, the Or movement and the Israeli foreign ministry. The participants had the opportunity to observe KKL-JNF’s activities at first hand and see how the organization is developing the Negev for the benefit of all its residents, including the local Bedouin.

KKL- JNF – The Israel – China Friendship Forest in the Negev

 21.01.2014

http://www.kkl.org.il/eng/about-kkl-j…
The Israel-China Friendship Forest was dedicated in Lahav Forest in the northern Negev region on Tu Bishvat, January 16, 2014, at a ceremony attended by members of a Chinese delegation visiting Israel and hosted by KKL-JNF.

KKL-JNF – President of Peru Plants a Tree in Jerusalem

 19.02.2014

RTE Nationwide Special Irish Jewish Community
RTE Television recently did a programme as part of their Nationwide series that focused on the 
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Iran’s Jewish Community – YouTube
9 min
Iran, a country with a population of 70 million, enjoys various ethnicities and religions. In this 
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The Jews of Holland – History of the Jewish 
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, chief rabbi of the Netherlands, describes the rich history of the Jewish 
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History – Danville Jewish Community
52 sec
The History of the Jewish Community of Danville, Illinois  In the 1800s, Jews emigrated from 
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A Jew, an Irishman and a Corkman : Irish Jewish 
This week the Irish Jewish gathering takes place celebrating IrishJewish culture. Among the 
jewishireland.org
Exotic Jewish Communities Around the World Video 
In this first-person account, Mr. Frank tells stories from his travels, interwoven with anecdotes 
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Odessa Still Throbs With Jewish Life – Forward.com
Paul Berger went to Odessa chasing a myth about a disappearingJewish culture. In Isaac 
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JLTV – J Report 38: Modern European Jewish 
J Report 38: Modern European Jewish Communities. Description: Host Brad Pomerance looks 
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http://www.kkl.org.il/eng/about-kkl-j…
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso plants a tree in KKL-JNF’s Grove of Nations in the Jerusalem Forest, which is situated below the Yad VaShem museum.

Israeli diplomats strike, taking emergency calls only
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli consular delegations told Jewish communities that consular services would be limited to emergencies because of a strike by diplomats. “There will be no consular services until further notice except life-threatening 
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Jews in Crimea keep low profile, await events
San Diego Jewish World
The residents of the Crimea don’t know what to expect from the government in Kiev, and these latest developments have not left the Jewish community in the Crimea untouched. As always in history, when a region experiences strife and instability the 
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Jewish Voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’
The Jewish Press
The residents of the Crimea don’t know what to expect from the government in Kiev, and these latest developments have not left the Jewish community in the Crimea untouched. As always in history, when a region experiences strife and instability the 
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Top UK vet challenges Jewish ritual animal slaughter
Jerusalem Post
LONDON – British Jewry became the latest European community to face shechita (Jewish religious slaughter) problems last week when the newly elected head of the British Veterinary Association called for a ban on all forms of “ritual animal slaughter.”
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Israeli Diplomats Strike, Take Emergency Calls Only
Jewish Daily Forward
Israeli consular delegations told Jewish communities that consular services would be limited to emergencies because of a diplomats’ strike. “There will be no consular services until further notice except life-threatening situations and burials in 
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How Israel Abandoned the “Settlers”
Arutz Sheva
It is time of trial for the Jewish people. In the last few months there has been much talk of giving up Jewish communities, of abandoning “the settlers” to their fate under another Arab-Islamic dictatorship. But the brave and honest Jews of Judea and 
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Glimpsing Jewish memories amid the mellahs of Morocco
The Times of Israel
Before the Inquisition, Morocco had a native Jewish population that could be traced back to the period following the destruction of the Second Temple during the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. These former Jewish communities settled among and mixed with 
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Jewish-Ukrainian MP slams Israel’s silence on Crimea
The Times of Israel
Israel is not doing enough in word or deed to help the Jewish residents of Ukraine during the current crisis occurring in their country, a Ukrainian member of parliament and senior member of the local community charged Sunday in Jerusalem. “We did 
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Abbas: 5 Million ‘Refugees’ Must be Allowed into Israel
Arutz Sheva
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas clarified his positions regarding the issues of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and the so-called “right of return” of Palestinian “refugees” in an appearance broadcast by PA TV, translated by 
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The Fast of Esther
Jewish Chronicle
Instead most Jewish communities instituted a one-day fast right before Purim. Maimonides does not associate this fast with Esther and states that it is in memory of the fasts Jews observed in the time of Haman. However, Rashi and Rabbenu Tam both refer 
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