Zion News brings you news out of the state of Israel. Here are the headlines from the stories being discussed in this episode:
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Virginia baseball shooting and shared his well wishes for a fast recovery with the victims of Wednesday’s attack where Congressman Steve Scalise and four others were shot.
- United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stood by his claims that the Palestinian Authority is ending its practice of paying compensation to convicted terrorists despite denials from high ranking members of the Palestinian Authority.
- In a statement sent to Israel’s Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, human rights groups are warning of a ‘total collapse’ in Gaza, should Israel continue with its plan to reduce power in the strip by roughly 40%.
- Dr. Martin Sherman, Director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies spoke at ILTV studio to discuss the subject of Gaza’s energy crisis.
- Some disturbing documents were revealed to the Knesset pointing to a covert organ trade between U.S. medical researchers and Israeli hospitals in the 1950s. Most of the organs came from Yemenite children.
- The Yediot Achronot publishing house of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is now in prison for corruption, was raided for copies of Olmert's autobiography that may contain classified material.
- Prime Minister Netanyahu is planning to build 14,000 new housing units in the West Bank for the Palestinians living in the Arab-Israeli city of Qalqilya, in area C.
- The Modern Language Association, or MLA, has officially ratified a policy saying they will not boycott Israel.
- Ohad Schwartz, CO and Co-Founder of CoreBone spoke at ILTV studio about the Israeli startup CoreBone that found a new way to generate bone grafting material using coral.
- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is in Greece to participate in a trilateral summit between Israel, Greece, and Cyprus.
- An Israeli author, David Grossman, has just been announced as the winner of the prestigious Man-Booker international prize, making him the first Israeli ever to win the award.
- The Kedem Auction house has published six previously unseen photos of the religious and political leader, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, in Nazi Germany. The grand mufti of Jerusalem was known to associate with Nazi German leader Adolf Hitler.
- Researchers at Tel Aviv University have made a startling new discovery about a pottery shard dating back to the time of Jeremiah. The historical value of the discovery is not just in the documentation of Judean diets and supply lines, but also because it's linguistic.
The Hebrew Word of the Day is CHERES חרס which means "ceramic."
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