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Saturday 14th October 2017: Gender Revolution In Mossad; Israel's Foreign Intelligence Service Sets Precedent With Two Women Appointed To Head Divisions.

Israel’s Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, better known as the Mossad, has recently marked an historic precedent when two women were appointed division heads simultaneously for the first time in the annals of Israeli intelligence history.

    Friday 13th October 2017: Israel Wins Bid To Supply Drones To Germany; Israel Aerospace Industries Wins Bid To Supply German Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) Better Known As Drones In Deal Worth $652 million.

    Israel Aerospace Industries Wins Bid To Supply German Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) Better Known As Drones In Deal Worth $652 million. Currently, Germany is successfully operating more than ten Heron-1 drones around the world, including in Afghanistan. The Heron TP, which will be leased to the Germans in cooperation with Airbus, is one of the largest drones in the world. The aircraft has a 26-meter wingspan and can stay in the air for more than 24 hours. Additionally, it has a carrying capacity of several tons. To date, the drone has been purchased only by the Israel Air Force under which it serves as the “Eitan.” Germany will become the first foreign operator. Israel Aerospace Industries is expected to complete negotiations with the German government soon where the deal will then be subject to final approval by Germany’s parliament.

      Thursday 12th October 2017: New Luxury Hotel Opens In Jerusalem.

      ‘The Orient’, Isrotel Group’s Latest 243-Room Retreat In The Capital’s Historic Germany Colony Preserves The Old With Upscale Accommodation. It’s been a long wait for the opening of the Orient, Isrotel’s newest hotel, situated at the tip of Jerusalem’s German Colony. The hotel, which opened in July 2017 after four years of construction, is a sprawling luxury complex that includes a swanky rooftop pool.

        Wednesday 11th October 2017: Thousands Participate In Annual Jerusalem March.

        Multitudes of People From Israel & Across The World Took Part Tuesday 10th October 2017 In The Yearly Sukkot Jerusalem March Marking 50th Anniversary of City’s Re-Unification.Tens of thousands of participants from 80 different countries took part Tuesday in the annual march in Jerusalem marking the 50th anniversary of the city’s re-unification. Israeli tourists, IDF soldiers, representatives of the security and rescue forces, street artists, dancers, musicians and dozens of groups representing public bodies were seen walking side by side.
        “I came because I love Israel,” said Jenny from the United States. “This is my 20th trip here. We are happy to do things for Israel. It’s an amazing country. ” As participants gathered to start the march, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat welcomed one and all. The Jerusalem march is a tradition which lasted for more than 60 years. Every year it is exciting again, though as this year we celebrate 50 years of unification it is even more exciting than ever,” he said.

          Tuesday 10th October 2017: Thousands Visit Israeli President's Sukkah (Temporary Hut For The Feast of Tabernacles).

          More Than 6,000 People Were In Attendance Monday 9th October 2017 As President Reuven Rivlin & First Lady Nechama Rivlin Held The Traditional Open Sukkah At The President’s Residence In Jerusalem. This year the Sukkah was themed “Celebrating 70 years in the President’s Sukkah with our brothers and sisters of the Diaspora” in cooperation with the Diaspora Ministry.

          The President made special welcome of the members of Israel’s public with disabilities saying, “I give a special welcome to our important guests, our dear guests with disabilities. Together we are all one. We are responsible for each other. This year we celebrate our relationship with the Jews of the Diaspora,” added Rivlin. “This is the only state that is defined as a state for the Jewish people and therefore belongs to the entire Jewish people. Today, half of the Jewish people are in all the Diaspora, they are connected to their love of the State of Israel and the Land of Israel and we are connected to them.”
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            Monday 9th October 2017: Thousands of Jews Attend Priestly Blessing At Western Wall In Jerusalem's Old City Sunday During Feast of Tabernacles.

            Thousands of Jews Attend Priestly Blessing At Western Wall In Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday During Feast of Tabernacles; Heavy Israeli Police Presence In Jerusalem As Jews Make Pilgrimage To Capital During Sukkot Holiday. Thousands of Jews flooded the alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem Sunday 8th October 2017 and headed towards the Western Wall, where the traditional priestly blessing took place in honor of the Sukkot holiday.

            The ceremony sees male descendants of the Kohanic priestly caste gathering to recite a benediction. It is performed daily by devout Jews at synagogues throughout Israel, while mass blessings at the Western Wall take place on the festivals of Passover and Sukkot. Israel Police and Border Police secured the crowds. Increased police security in Jerusalem is to continue for the duration of the holiday, which continues into the week. After the priestly blessing, Israeli Chief Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef and David Lau, and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz shook hands with the thousands of Jews, wishing them a happy holiday and sweet new year. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said: “The Jewish People at its best, tens of thousands of people going up to the Western Wall, looking up to the place of the Holy Temple – “And let our eyes behold your return to Zion.” Ariel expressed hope, “With G-d’s help, the Prime Minister will allow all Jews to ascend and be as a nation united in the place of our Temple.”

              Sunday 8th October 2017: Over 1000 People Attend Funeral of Jewish Man Murdered In Kafr Qassem Terror Attack

              Over 1000 People Attend Funeral of Jewish Man Murdered In Kafr Qassem Terror Attack; Reuven Schmerling Stabbed To Death By Arab Terrorists Laid To Rest In Jewish Community of Elkana Friday 6th October 2017. Over a thousand people on Friday attended the funeral of a Jewish man murdered by terrorists in the Arab Israeli city of Kafr Qassem, with friends and family remembering him as “a man of kindness” who always sought to help others.
              Members of Reuven Schmerling’s family wore shirts they had made for his 70th birthday, which they had planned to celebrate together on Thursday, the day after his body was found covered in stab wounds. “Everything was ready for your birthday. We prepared a song and a presentation, shirts, but the guest of honor never arrived. We did not have time to say goodbye and tell you so many important things,” said Schmerling’s daughter Idit. “Only two days have passed since you left us, and our lives without you are already so lacking.” Idit went on to mention the pride that her father took in having been the synagogue cantor during the High Holidays and how much the community enjoyed listening to him. Read More: