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Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Mehereta Baruch-Ron, Yael Dayan, Ruth Dayan and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.
Grapevine: Mother love

A roundup of the week's news briefs.

Shmuel Netanel
Israel launches first National Fire Protection Association

“The idea was developed about three years ago, and about one year ago, the association was registered with the goal of holding our first convention on Dec. 1."

Yitzhak Rabin (R), Moshe Dayan (C), and Uzi Narkiss
Analysis: Doom and gloom – or a note of optimism for Israel's future?

At Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, ministers, MKs, diplomats and Jewish leaders – with one exception – portray a dark future for Israel.

THE TEL AVIV skyline; the area around the city is home to many Israeli start-ups
Exclusive: Israel’s cronyism drags on economy, study suggests

The survey, the first IDI survey to examine economic perceptions, found that the public holds largely negative views on the country’s civil service.

22/05/2016
Culture Minister Miri Regev
Israeli minister rejects likening of Independence Day motif to Nazi slogan

Soldiers performing in the ceremony on Mt. Herzl spelled out the Hebrew term Am ehad, medina ahat ('one nation, one state'), causing some to raise eyebrows.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
13/05/2016
Flag of Israel
Happy but skeptical: How Israelis are feeling as the country turns 68

Most Israelis are proud to be citizens, however the public give a failing grade to politicians, and are more concerned about the economy than security threats.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
12/05/2016
bds boycott
Technion head warns of international BDS attack on Israeli universities

'The academic boycott of Israeli universities has begun to metastasize outside the US and the UK,' Prof. Peretz Lavie said.

Young Friends board member Miriam Leichtling interviews Stefania Hecht
Young Jewish professionals attend Holocaust commemoration in NYC

Young Friends of the Jewish Heritage Museum and MJE co-hosted 'Stories of Survivors' for Holocaust Memorial Day at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

GOP Senate candidate Carlos Beruff
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate

The candidate, Carlos Beruff, made the remarks in a speech before Republican Party members earlier this week.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
29/04/2016
MISSOURI GOVERNOR Jay Nixon (R) and Education Minister Naftali Bennett
Missouri governor arrives in Israel on trade mission

In 2014, Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation establishing a Missouri trade office in Israel, and this week’s trade mission is intended to further boost ties.

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
23/03/2016
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