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Methodists Reject Motion to Divest From Israel

The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel (Jpost).  Read more here

 

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Recommendations for 2012 Israel Festival

The Israel Festival in Jerusalem will feature a number of dance, music and theater performances that are not to be missed.

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  May 04, 2012 
Current Affairs 

UK ambassador to Israel: We're 'not naive' about Iran's nuclear program

Officials in London tell National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror that Iran might respond positively to Western demands over nuclear program (Ha'aretz). Read more here

 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits a nuclear facility.

 

Gilad Shalit to Lead Peace Ride

The annual 'Cycling for Peace' ride has come full circle as Gilad Shalit takes the lead in todays event (May 4).

Last year's happening was dedicated to the release of Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas. This year, he's set to lead the 35-km ride (Ynet). Read more here

 

 

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 Upcoming Events

The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest In collaboration with The Embassy of Israel to the United States
Invites you to the:

Midwestern Diplomatic Conference for Young Professionals

Located in Chicago on June 9 - 10, 2012

 

This weekend will provide an unparalleled opportunity to network with other Jewish professionals while hearing from Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs experts in thought-provoking seminars and workshops.

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Events with Janna Gur

 Israeli Culinary Historian and Author

JUF's IsraFEST Family Fun Day

Parker Junior High School (2810 School Street, Flossmoor)

Featuring: Food & Culture

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

And

 

"THE ISRAELI DOZEN- THE AMAZING STORY OF ISRAELI FOOD FROM BIBLICAL TO MODERN TIMES THROUGH 12 DISHES AND INGREDIENTS"

Why do Israelis eat salad for breakfast? What is the most popular street snack in Israel? Who invented Israeli Couscous? These and other stories are featured in this entertaining and informative presentation that unveils the story of one of the most unique food cultures in the world.

 

Location: Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N Broadway  Chicago, IL 60613

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Cost: NONE!

 

Israeli Wine provided!

 

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