Israel News Roundup – JULY 2018

July 31, 2018 - 5 minutes read

Welcome to Pillar & Cloud’s Israel News Roundup for this month. Below are some interesting articles we came across and wanted to share with our P&C community.

1. Israel: The Royal Tour

This was a really great tour by the Prime Minister of Israel and Peter Greenberg.  They fly all over the country visiting many sites in israel from the perspective of the head of state.  What a great documentary if you have some time to watch. Hope you enjoy!


2. WATCH: Why Non-Jews Should Be Proud Zionists

SOURCE:United With Israel

3. WATCH: 10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About the Israel-India Relationship

With Prime Minister Netanyahu visiting India, enhancing ties between the two countries, it’s the perfect time to learn 10 amazing facts about the Israel-India bond!

Prior to his departure to India, the Israeli prime minister said he was “strengthening ties between Israel and this important global power [India]. This serves our security, economic, trade and tourism interests, as well as many other areas. This is a great blessing for the State of Israel.”

SOURCE: United With Israel

4. What made Muslim Albanians risk their lives to save Jews from the Holocaust?

While experts aren’t sure if religion played into a highly secretive sect’s humanitarian acts, Jewish refugees were 10 times more likely to be saved than in neighboring countries


TIRANA, Albania (JTA) — Most anywhere else in Nazi-occupied Europe, an encounter with police would have likely sealed the fate of Jewish refugees like Nissim and Sarah Aladjem and their 10-year-old son, Aron.

Instead, when the family was detained by police in the Muslim nation of Albania 75 years ago, it was the key to their survival.

The family was fleeing Bulgaria when they were detained by five police officers working for the occupation forces. Instead of turning them over to his occupiers, as he should have done with undocumented Jewish aliens, one of the policemen helped the Aladjems find shelter with other locals.

Far from unusual in Albania, the actions of that officer in 1943 — he has not been identified — attest to the prevalence and boldness of the efforts to rescue Jewish refugees in this nation situated northeast of Greece. It is perhaps the only Nazi-occupied country that had more Jews after the Holocaust than before.

Owing partly to what locals call Besa, a local code of honor and neighborly conduct, the rescue and survival of approximately 2,000 Jews by Albanians for decades had remained largely unknown. But thanks to recent studies and films, it is taking its place as a rare ray of light during otherwise dark times.

SOURCE: Times of Israel

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