Dear Friends, WIZO Chaverot around the world are saying #BringBackOurBoys. From Brazil to the USA, Israel to Italy, we are showing our solidarity and


Dear Friends,

WIZO Chaverot around the world are saying #BringBackOurBoys. From Brazil to the USA, Israel to Italy, we are showing our solidarity and support for the safe return of our kidnapped boys, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frankel. We ask you our WIZO family to join us in our call #BringBackOur Boys. It is important to engage global public opinion so spread the word, tell the story, let the world know.

With warm WIZO regards,

Janine Gelley
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division
World WIZO

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Listen to Rachel Frenkel's stirring address at UNHRC in Geneva

Bring Back our Boys - A Call to Action!

Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yifrach are just like every other Israeli teenager. They are concerned about school, play sports and have the same issues. Except that Gilad, Naftali and Eyal are not like every other Israeli teen.While most students are trading World Cup soccer cards, thinking about what mischief they can get up to during the long summer break, Eyal, Gilad and Naftali have been kidnapped. They have been taken by terrorists to an unknown destination. Read more...


Exposing Israelis to radical feminism

Organizers of Tel Aviv’s gay pride parade probably didn’t expect this: In the midst of the celebrations (on Friday June 13th) a group of naked women stormed the stage, shouting “End discrimination within the community!”
It heralded the arrival of the newest chapter of FEMEN, a global feminist group originally founded in Ukraine in 2008. Read more...

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Jewish 'Fanaticos' Mix Love of Soccer and Faith at World Cup

The eyes of the world are focused on the soccer fields of Brazil, but a group of Argentinian Jews here has a slightly different focus. For them, the World Cup is an excuse to make a three-day, 1,700-mile pilgrimage to sites of both soccer and cultural significance. Read more...


2,000 for Shabbat meal? Call Guinness

History—at least the Guinness Book of World Records kind—was made in Israel on Friday evening, June 13th as more than two thousand people gathered for what was officially deemed the world’s largest Shabbat dinner. The goal of the White City Shabbat Collective that organized the event was not just to host a mass Friday night dinner, but to set in motion similar and bigger Jewish gatherings. Read more...

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Israel's Underground City Honored as World Heritage Site

The Beit Guvrin Caves and the ancient town of Maresha, located in central Israel, have been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a heritage site during its 38th World Heritage Committee in Qatar. The man made caves, known for their unique “bell caves,” represent the "land of a thousand caves" in the Judean lowlands, scattered over an area of ​​about 100 square kilometers. Read more...


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Co-editors: Lisa Moss, Raquel Dar, Rolene Marks