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President Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

There are 304 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 out of whom 219 are individuals and 85 are organizations.

Chabad of South Korea Completing Construction of First-Ever Mikvah

Jewish women seeking ritual pool services have thus far had to travel quite a distance, to China or Japan, to use a mikvah for family purity.

Madagascar, Philippines, Williamsburg, See Measles Resurgence

New York may soon follow California and Vermont with legislation that makes vaccinations mandatory.

Sun D’Or to Begin Direct Flights From Israel to Japan

The announcement was made Wednesday at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo.

Polish Olympian Refuses to Coach Malaysian Swim Team Due to Anti-Israel Policy

The International Paralympic Committee stripped Malaysia of its right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, after the country announced that it would not allow Israelis to compete.

Israel Conveys Condolences to the Philippines After ISIS Attack

“Israel stands alongside the Philippines against terror.”

Iran Central Bank Chief: Japan Importing Iran Oil Again

While issuing the "toughest ever" sanctions against Iran, the US also granted exemptions to eight countries, including India, to import Iran oil.

Indonesia Search and Rescue Teams Race the Clock Fearing New Tsunami

The Krakatoa volcano is still erupting, and as long as that process continues, more tsunamis could be triggered.

Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured by Indonesia Tsunami After Volcanic Eruption

The wall of water, at least 20 meters tall (65 feet) hurled itself against homes and hotels at approximately 9:27 pm Saturday.

Israeli Humanitarian Aid Continues in Indonesia

IsraAid is working to restore access to safe water for some 1,400 people who saw 206 homes destroyed and 140 severely damaged by the disaster.

Russian Report: Vietnam to Drop Israeli Air Defense System that Glitches in Tropical Weather

"The SPYDER weapons are also incompatible with the earlier supplied Russian surface-to-air missile systems, which lowers the efficiency of Vietnam’s united air defense.”

ELTA, South Korea Sign Contract for 2 More Green Pine Radar Systems

Two Green Pine radar systems with a range of more than 500 kilometers (310 miles), are already in operation in South Korea.

Pompeo’s Meeting With North Korean Officials Postponed TFN

The US "“remains focused on fulfilling the commitments agreed to by President Trump and Chairman Kim at the Singapore Summit in June.”

IAI Signs $550 Million Anti-Aircraft Systems Deal with Undisclosed ‘Asian Nation’

The transaction was entered following an international tender in which IAI competed against several defense leaders.

Undisclosed Asian Customer Buying ELTA Fire-Control Radars for $55 Million

In 2017, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) purchased South Korean-made FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle” jet fighters equipped with the Elta EL/M-2032 fire control radar.

Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrates Jewish Big League Spy Moe Berg

Yankees and Mets legendary manager Casey Stengel said he was "the strangest man ever to play baseball."

Philippine President’s Visit to Israel Yields 21 Business Deals, $82.9M in Investments

“I know that you are for the return of your investments and if you do not dream of profits, then do not go into business. And that I said they are making profits. So my guarantee really is my word."

New Perspective: Philippines President Now Says Hitler Was ‘Insane’

Duterte also said despots who show their insanity "should be disposed of at the first instance."

Netanyahu: Thousands of Israeli Families, Including Mine, Have Taken Heart From Filipino Caregivers

"My late father, who died at the age of 102, in his later years received incredible care by a caregiver from the Philippines, Lee, a woman of exceptional compassion and intelligence."

Duterte Arriving for First Visit to Israel by Philippine President

The Philippines abstained on a United Nations vote earlier this year rebuking the United States for moving its embassy to Jerusalem.

Trump Cuts $300 Million Aid to Pakistan for Tolerating Terrorists

According to experts, even without US aid, Trump could order airstrikes on Islamist targets inside Pakistan, and even impose sanctions on Islamabad for supporting terrorist groups.

Israeli Honeymoon Ends in Death of Husband in Thailand

The couple was traveling on a tour of southeast Asia this summer as part of their honeymoon; Thailand was to be their final stop before returning to Israel.

Strife Bursting Behind Colorado City Vote for Sisterhood with Negev Municipality

A Jewish resident fought tooth and nail against letting the Israeli municipality in.

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