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Biden’s gone, and we’re still under a non-governing government. Jellyfish are swarming our shores, but it’s not all bad. Welcome back to another edition of Gili’s Good Newsletter. On to good news!

Revital Wallach, a 12-grade student at Ulpanat Rav Baharan in Gedera, won the gold medal in physics at the 2022 International Science Olympiads. She beat out 369 competitors for the gold from 74 countries. The Israeli team won 18 medals, with three golds, eight silver, and seven bronze. The students prepared for the games at Israeli universities in coordination with the Education Ministry and The Center for Future Scientists. #IsraeliPride

The long hand of justice came for Alam al-Ra’i. Israel was holding Alam for firing at Israelis near Shechem. They revealed during his interrogation that he was part of a terror cell responsible for a bomb during a raid in Shechem in 2006 that took the life of Osher Damari A”H. He will be indicted later today.

Remember Nikki Haley? The Israel defending US Ambassador to the UN. I don’t know her odds, but many are pointing to a recent Christian rally quote indicating that she’s planning a presidential run. #nikki2024

Amazon made a small acquisition of an Israeli company back in 2015 for $370 million. Smart folks made that decision because, in the last annual review, the company reported $5 Billion in revenue.

Finally, cool pictures might be the best thing we can say about the jellyfish swarms off the coast of Israel. Israeli waters have been getting many of the migratory animals from the Indian Ocean via the Suez canal. It’s making swimming in the Mediterranean quite uncomfortable as many make their way to the shore. Maybe they could use some of those giant ocean cleanup boats to collect them, but maybe it’s not as big a problem as I think it is. 🤔

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Off the Haifa coast, a giant jellyfish swarm speckles the sea

Nature and Parks Authority blames increases in huge schools of the gelatinous creatures in Mediterranean on human behavior, including pollution, climate change

After 16 years, Israel arrests Fatah-linked terrorist for killing of IDF soldier

Alam al-Ra’i, 42, held for firing at Israelis near Nablus in April; during probe Shin Bet finds he was part of cell that set off 2006 bomb that killed Staff Sgt. Osher Damari

Amazon’s Israeli chip acquisition pays off handsomely

The Graviton server chip developed by Annapurna labs, bought by Amazon in 2015, produces $5 billion in annual revenue, “The Information” reports.

Nikki Haley hints at 2024 presidential run, promises no Iran Deal at Christian Zionist rally

If this president signs any sort of [Iran nuclear] deal, I’ll make you a promise: The next president will shred it on her first day in office,” said Haley

Israel Scores 18 Medals in Science Olympiads, Ulpana Student Wins Gold in Physics

Revital Wallach, a 12th-grade student at the Rav Baharn Ulpana in Gedera, is the winner of the gold medal in physics at the 2022 International Science Olympiads.

Recipe of the Week: limonana – frozen mint lemonade

Have you ever had a Limonana Garus? It’s created by blending ice lemonade with mint leaves, making it a cooling, lemonade drink. Thanks to Torey Avey for providing the recipe.


Smiles Of The Week



Happy Birthdays

Eyal Van Moppes

Eyal Agmoni

Eva Fischer

Noah Levin

Shoshana Rapps

Michael Sinai

Trevor Jamensky

Malky Bricks

Elliott Friedland

Shonna Tropper

Sofã­a Cristina Toledo Farina

Miss And You Love

Micah Cyrulnik

Joseph Seidman

Joseph & Keira Seidman

Aliza Klein

Joseph Seidman

Keira Seidman

Sharleen Brest

Raphy Guth

Revi Guth

Aviya Guth

Maya Neumann

Yali Neumann

Tal Neumann

Roi Neumann

Hazel Kirsch

Joshua Kirsch

Naomi Plotkin

Tali Abecassis

Liat Aberman

Rachel Roberts

Thank You

Natan Wrubel

Vicki Isakow

Mandelbaum Family

Tamar Groner

Benny Gold

Cindy Mann

Toby Melamed

Charlie Zellner

Rocky Brody

Toby And Chaya. (Menachem Roth) Kram

Yosef Vanderwalde

Nina Yosub

Malli Cohen

Ilan Reichlin

Sima Gordon

Ethan Feder

Rob Zenilman

Felina Chainov

Izolda Malakov

Elijah Albert

Ilana Gilad

Jacqueline & Rafi & Family Nebenzahl

Danielle Orly Stern

Jack Gewanter

Dalia Hoffer

Katie Katz

Yitzchak Rubin

Chaim Cohen

Aliza Segal

Bryna And Sholom Ozarowski

Itiyah Maryles

Kayla Yahalom

Datya Kurzban

Eli Horowitz

Ben Rose


Israel; Bus 7 Bromberg; Bus 7

Kira Hoffer

Heshy Hirsch

Mazal Tov

Weiser Family


Rabbi And Mrs Norman Strickman

Elana, Matan And Family

Phyllis Gotlib

Shabi Family

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