Here are the headlines from Monday's ZION news:
- A military judge has denied the appeal of Elor Azaria, upholding the manslaughter charges and sticking to the original eighteen month sentence. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has turned to Facebook to say that he will recommend a full presidential pardon for Azaria from President Reuven Rivlin.
- The Jordanian media has just made public the identity of the Israeli security guard, 28-year-old Ziv Moyal, who was involved in the killing of two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy last week.
- A private media group in Iran is claiming the Israeli army made a surprise attack in Syria of a shipment of “entertainment equipment” on its way to an event in Aleppo.
- Thousands in Istanbul are now rallying against Israel even after Israel has removed the last of its security measures at the Temple Mount. Many are calling for an end to Israel’s control of Jerusalem altogether.
- Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, President of Ve’AhavTA TLV Jewish Experience, spoke at the ILTV studio about the saddest day in the Jewish religion, Tisha B'av, which commemorates the destruction of the first and second temples.
- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has signed a bill barring his state from doing business with organizations that boycott Israel. North Carolina now joins twenty-one other states in the union legalizing punishment to companies that participate in the boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign against Israel.
- An Israeli startup NR-Gene has just made a breakthrough that may mean healthier, better crops. After breaking the genetic code for bread, pasta and wild emmer wheat last year, NR-Gene has now mapped the genome for cotton and the sweet potato.
- The Israeli Justice Ministry has taken hemp off the official list of legally “dangerous drugs,” and now hemp is about to make its first comeback after 75 years of being banned from Israel.
- Enon Landenberg, Founder and "Dad" at Bosco spoke at the ILTV studio about an Israeli app that gives you real-time alerts on your child's activities.
- The Israeli-founded Waze app just launched Waze for android auto and is about come built-in with Google’s Android-driven car navigation systems in millions of cars.
- Learn a new Hebrew word every day. Today’s word is "lechaven," written לכון, which means "to lead/direct."
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