Israel News for 9-7-17

Syria Strike
Syria has blamed Israel for an air strike against a sensitive weapons manufacturing installation near the city of Hama last night. The IDF neither denied or confirmed launching the attack. The targeted facility is part of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, which is responsible for research and development of nuclear, biological, chemical and missile technology and weapons. Iran has also allegedly been looking to use the site to supply weapons to Hezbollah.

A Syrian army statement said, “The Syrian army warns of the serious consequences of these kinds of aggressive activities against the security and stability in the region,” and blamed Israel of supporting ISIS and other terror groups.

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Terrorist Stopped
The Border Police stopped a suspicious suspect at a security post near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron yesterday. They found a knife hidden in his clothing. He was arrested and taken in for interrogation.

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Investment Up
Investments in Israel by foreign companies totaled $12.6 billion in 2016, 7% more than in 2015, according to the Ministry of Economy and Industry Industrial Cooperation and Foreign Investments Authority. The figures show that 320 multinational companies operate in Israel and that almost 10% of all employees in the business sector work at multinationals. The average salary at these companies is 88% higher than the average salary in local companies and 14% higher than the average salary in local companies doing similar business.

Ziva Eger, who heads the Foreign Investment Authority, said that Chinese companies are showing interest in Israel and “For them, Israel is a bridge to Europe and new markets in which they are interested.”

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Israeli Aid
Volunteer personnel from Israel have been active in assisting the rescue and recovery efforts in Houston. To read about some of them and what they are doing, click here.

Presidential Kaddish
President Reuven Rivlin dedicated a memorial to the Israeli athletes murdered in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. As part of his dedication he recited the Kaddish (the memorial prayer).

To view the President reciting Kaddish click here.

Music Video
Here’s an uplifting song by Mordechai Shapiro called “Machar” about how tomorrow will be a better day. The song is much cooler than the video :)

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