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Here are stories making headlines in Israel:

U.S. Freezes half its Funding to U.N.R.W.A.

The Trump administration has just frozen over half its funding to the U.N.’s Palestinian refugee relief organization. Human rights activists and the United Nations warned that it could greatly threaten regional stability as well as the dignity of Palestinians all over the world.

Netanyahu begins day four of his India Trip

Prime Minister Netanyahu has been in India for four days now, conducting one of the biggest diplomatic missions in Israel’s history. A massive delegation of Israeli leaders in business, agriculture, technology, and security are building new bridges to India.

I.D.F. airstrikes reported in Syria

Israeli jets have reportedly just attacked a Hezbollah weapons depot in Syria near Damascus. Syrian rebels say the airstrikes targeted a military airport and that Israel is likely behind the attack.

Germany opens manhunt for Iranian spies

German police are currently conducting a nationwide manhunt for ten suspected Iranian spies. Most disturbing of all is that reports alleged the Iranian agents were in the country specifically to spy on Israeli citizens, as well as Israeli organizations.

IDF integrates women into more roles

Rabbi David Fendel, Dean of the Hesder Yeshiva in Sderot and Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin, Former Media Advisor to the P.M. speaking at ILTV studio about national religious leaders who are now calling for IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Eisenkot to be fired over the integration of the sexes in all branches of the military.

I.D.F. soldier arrested for calling for revenge

The I.D.F. military police have just arrested Oneg Hen Shahar, an enlisted soldier, for incitement to violence. Shahar was distributing fliers to join a special unit and avenge the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevah.

Highspeed Jer-TLV train passes first test run

The Israeli government's eight-year plan to build a high-speed train between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is becoming a reality. The long awaited ‘King David Line’ is set to open to the public on March 30.

New Spielberg film briefly banned in Lebanon

Lebanon briefly banned Spielberg’s new film "The Post" due to director’s historical support of Israel.

 F.D.A. approves the first drug for "Jewish" Cancer

Jewish women with Ashkenazi roots are especially prone to breast cancer because of a mutation in their gene pool that’s commonly known as the “Jewish Gene.” For the first time ever, the F.D.A. has approved a new medical treatment that directly targets the “Jewish” breast cancer gene.

Virtual therapy yields real results

Naomi Rudich, Co-Founder & CEO of Bubble speaking at ILTV studio about "Bubble" that partners real treatment for cancer patients with mobilized virtual reality.

20 Olim awarded first "Zionist Innovation" Grant

Nefesh B’Nefesh organization is awarding twenty Israeli Olim a cash grant, for it's first-ever "Initiative for Zionist Innovation."

Caitlyn Jenner wins Israel LGBTQ rights award

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is being awarded for her courage and love for Israel at the Jewish values awards gala in New York.

Hebrew word Of The Day: HASHRA’AH | הַשׁרָאָה = INSPIRATION

Learn a New Hebrew word every day. Today’s word is "hashra'ah" which means "inspiration

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