With a stellar year under her belt including nominations for Best Actress for her role in Netflix’s “Unorthodox,” Israeli actress Shira Haas has been tapped to play Israel’s first and only female Prime Minister, Golda Meir, in an upcoming TV series.

“Lioness” will be produced by MGM/UA Television and is based on a book by the same name by Francine Klagsbrun. 

Deadline, a Hollywood entertainment news website, reported that the series will follow Meir’s life from “her birth in Kiev to her American upbringing in Milwaukee, her role in the formation of Israel and her rise to become the new nation’s first and only female prime minister.”

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An Israeli hospital was named among the Top 10 in the world by Newsweek magazine. Sheba hospital, located near Tel Aviv, has enjoyed a Top 10 ranking for three years in a row and is proof of the Jewish state’s outstanding medical capabilities.

“To be nominated and ranked amongst the Top 10 World’s Best Hospitals for three consecutive years underscores Israel’s image as a small country with world-class medicine and what we call, ‘Sheba Global Impact,’” said Sheba Medical Center CEO Professor Yitshak Kreiss. “This honor is also a testament to our dedicated staff, which has worked tirelessly to utilize cutting-edge medical treatments, treating patients from all walks of life during these challenging times, offering hope without boundaries. We are also honored to be Israel’s #1 hospital as well.”

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Israel began rolling out its controversial green pass system which enables vaccinated people — and the vaccinated only — into once public venues such as cultural halls, sporting events, gyms and beginning next week, restaurants, too. Even some houses of worship are implementing a green pass and barring congregants from services if they can’t show vaccine papers.

The vaccine passport is being pushed through the Knesset. Israel’s leaders already voted last week to release the medical records of the unvaccinated to municipalities, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Welfare, in order to allow these agencies to pressure residents and employees to get the injections.

The green pass is a certificate, digital or on paper form, given to individuals who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or have recovered from the virus.

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A massive oil spill that has impacted most of Israel’s coastline — the worst ecological disaster in the country in decades — was an act of environmental-terrorism initiated by Iran, an Israeli official said Wednesday.

Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said a “pirate ship” that sailed from Iran caused the oil spill that has polluted most of Israel’s beaches — a disaster that could take months to years to clean up.

“Iran is initiating terrorism not only with nuclear weapons and efforts to entrench itself on our borders. Iran is initiating terrorism by harming the environment,” Gamliel wrote on Twitter. “Our fight against pollution and harming the environment is a cross-border fight.”

Gamliel suggested the spill was orchestrated by Iran. She said the ship, called Emerald, is owned by a Libyan firm, and sailed from Iran under a Panamanian flag.

“We will sue for compensation in the name of all the citizens of Israel for damage to health, nature, flora and fauna,” she said at a press conference.

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What is the difference between selfish ambition and godly ambition? There are several passages in the New Testament that warn against selfish ambition, but encourage other ambitions. In truth, the greek words for each are completely different altogether.

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