Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #18
Ben and Jerry’s are still making headlines, with Ben Greenberg and Jerry Cohen writing an oped in the NYT in which they said that they’re very proud that the company took this position. They love Israel but support the move. I’ll point out that they have nothing to lose since they sold B&J to Unilever in 2000 for $326M. They’ll be fine.
About the picture above. This post won the internet for me. To translate:
Zionism throughout history:
In the 30’s Tower and Stockade
In the 50’s Drying Emek Hachula
In the 70’s Settling Yehuda V’Shomron
Today – Eating Ice Cream
In other news, Israel won its first medal last Shabbat, as Avishag Semberg became the youngest Israeli to Medal as she won a bronze in Tai Kwon Do. In addition, Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei dedicated his Silver medal to Israel for our support since defecting from Iran 2 years ago.
The cabinet just approved a 3rd shot for people of 70 to protect them from the delta variant. There is a huge push to get everyone vaccinated, and the government is trying to make life terrible if you refuse to get vaccinated.
Israel mourns the passing of news reporter Roni Daniel, and Israel deals with the backlash of the NSO spyware scandal.
As always, I hope to make you smile with some articles and nuggets from the past week. I hope you enjoy it and if you don’t like something, just let me know. I love to get feedback.
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Shabbat Shalom and Good Shabbos.