Welcome to Gilis Good Newsletter #86!

This newsletter puts together a little bit about what’s been happening in Israel over the last week. We try to keep it positive. That’s why it’s the Good Newsletter.

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Inflation, rising antisemitism, tumbling markets, and other bad news stories are easy to find. So, sit back and enjoy some good news.

Last night, during an arrest operation in Jenin, a firefight broke out between our troops and terrorists. Thankfully, there were no injuries to our soldiers, and they killed two senior terrorists, including a Palestinian Islamic Jihad field commander. Security forces are concerned that there could be rocket fire from Gaza in retaliation.

It’s the first of the month, so it’s a good time to think about who has a December birthday or anniversary or maybe someone you know and love is due for a pick-me-up. We have a lot of great opportunities to send warm hugs in the lead-up to Chanukah. We’ll also continue our tradition of raising money for lone soldiers by sending them sufganiyot to warm them up over Chanukah. Order Now.

Israel is very close to having a government. For the last month, Bibi has been negotiating with various right-wing parties to form the coalition needed to form a government. They’re now on the cusp of completing the deal and are ready to move on to the swearing-in. I’m not sure if this is good or bad. It depends on where you get your news. So here’s to the new govt. I’m just hoping for the best. #l’chaim

At the world cup, Israeli journalists were shocked that not all Arabs are comfortable talking to Israelis. The day’s big news is that the US team beat the Iran team on Tuesday. Unfortunately, a 27-year-old Iranian in Bandar Anzali, a city on the Caspian Sea coast northwest of Tehran, had a bad idea to honk his horn in celebration. The regime killed him. The Kurds shot off fireworks. Enjoy your freedom from wherever you read this.

Finally, the US and Israeli Air Forces teamed up for a joint drill simulating an attack on Iran. They published a pretty cool video of the planes flying in formation. You can also hear the radio calls going back and forth. They released a statement that the drills took place over Israel with 4 IAF F-35i fighter jets and four American f-15s. They were also accompanied by an American KC-135 refueling aircraft and practiced in-air refueling. #GodBless

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Two senior terror group fighters killed by IDF during raid near Jenin

Islamic Jihad vows revenge after death of member; second gunman identified as Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades member; both accused of carrying out shooting attacks

IDF holds joint air drills with US, simulating strikes on Iran and proxies

After army chief Kohavi’s visit to US, fighter jets and refuelers simulate long-range flights and ‘an operational scenario’; Lapid observes drill from IAF control center

Netanyahu, Smotrich said to inch closer to finalizing deal to form government

Reports say Religious Zionism leader set to head Finance Ministry in rotation with Deri, as well as hold immigration and settlement portfolios and chair key Knesset committee

Turkey’s new envoy to Israel begins work after four years of suspended ties

Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, fomer diplomat to Palestinians, presents copy of credentials in Foreign Ministry, will officially begin work after meeting Herzog

Recipe Of The Week: Shepherd’s Pie

If you enjoyed lentil soup last week. Please let me know. This week we have Yaakov heading to charan and his dream on the way. Yaakov becomes a shepherd so maybe a Shepherds pie would be appropriate. Enjoy!

Smiles Of The Week

Happy Birthdays

Yehudis Levine

Aliza And Jonathan Neuhof

Sheina Tzippora Zisel Karkowski

Becky Mark

Noah Goldstein

Annalie Cohen

Max Buch

Natanya & Yehuda Atias

Shoshana Schiowitz

Eliana Eidlisz

Atara Stadler

Avery Hyman

Eytan Abramowitz

Adir Abramowitz

Leah Chanofsky

Gabriel Kigner

Chana Winsbacher

Yoseph Setarehshenass

Harley Mullins

Haley Rosenberg

Kayla Siouni

Thank You

Gila Gildin

David Rubin

Avi Mizrachi

Yarden Heruty

Miss And You Love

Samantha Cohen

Moshav Maxwell

Inna Shmulevsky

Benjamin Shmulevsky

Leora And Zvi Kaminetzky

Get Well Soon

Dov Schwell


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