Yityish Aynaw. (Yossi Zamir/Flash 90) (Yossi Zamir/Flash 90)
Yityish Aynaw

25-year-old Yityish ‘Titi’ Aynaw was crowned Miss Israel in 2013 and, on speaking tours in the US, has emphasized that the world must learn how “unique and diverse” the Jewish state is; Ethiopian-Israeli to become IDF Colonel, and much more. 

By: Michael Ordman



Ethiopian-Israeli beauty queen publicizes Israel’s diversity

25-year-old Yityish ‘Titi’ Aynaw was crowned Miss Israel in 2013. On her fifth speaking tour of the USA, the Ethiopian-born Israeli emphasized that the world must learn how “unique and diverse” the Jewish state is. She is currently studying international relations at the IDC Herzliya.


Ethiopian-Israeli to become IDF Colonel

Avraham Yitzhak will be the first colonel of Ethiopian descent in IDF history when he becomes chief medical officer of the IDF Southern Command. Yitzhak came to Israel in 1991, graduated in medicine at Ben Gurion University and was the first Ethiopian-Israeli combat doctor


Three women promoted to Colonel

Three IDF lieutenant-colonels have been promoted to full colonels including Olga Polyakov – the first woman to command a Home Front district (Dan) which includes Tel Aviv. Carmel Wahabi is the first Druze Israeli to lead an IDF court as head of the army’s Court of the General Staff.


Guide dogs can heal too

Noach Braun ran Nov 6 New York City Marathon to raise awareness about the lifesaving role guide dogs play in healing. Braun co-founded the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind in 1991 and ran the marathon tethered to a blind runner.


US Christian Zionists give $2 million to Israeli charities

John Hagee Ministries distributed more than $2 million to Israeli and Jewish charities at the 35th annual “Night to Honor Israel”. Keynote speaker, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said, “If Israel is not secure, the United States is not secure”.


Hollywood raises $38 million for the IDF

American Friends of the IDF (FIDF) held a star-studded gala for 1200 guests in Los Angeles to honor IDF soldiers. The event raised a record $38 million, to provide benefits and educational opportunities for IDF soldiers.


New Rio mayor celebrates by visiting Israel

Marcelo Crivella, winner of the election for mayor of Rio de Janeiro, expresses his love for Israel at every opportunity. He celebrated victory by flying to Israel with a delegation of family and friends, where he met mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat and discussed cooperation.



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