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Template:Jewish and Israeli holidays[edit]

Please see a new discussion that has opened at Template talk:Jewish and Israeli holidays § Changes proposed 2 June 2016. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:40, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Finding a suitable picture for Modern Hebrew[edit]

A request was raised in the talkpage of the Modern Hebrew article, asking to replace the current photo used in the infobox of the article, which is currenty the word שלום ׂׂ(Shalom) with Niqqud, which is something you have a better chance finding in the Old Testement rather than in Modern Hebrew writings. There is indeed a need to find a photo that represents Modern Hebrew for the article. Another user offered to put the words of Hatikva, but the Israel national anthem is not written in Modern Hebrew and same with the works of the National poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik. Therefore I"ve offered the words of "Atur Mitzchekh" which is a poem written by Avraham Halfi and is popular in Israel due to the cover made by Arik Einstein, or the children song Pizmon LaYakinton which I belive a generation of non-Yiddish speaking kids grew up with it (including me) and both written in Modern Hebrew (Although not in slang, those are high language, but in Modern Hebrew).
Of course we are open to all sorts of offers to find a photo that will best represent Modern Hebrew. Any suggestions?--Bolter21 (talk to me) 14:07, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps an image, similar to the current שלום however having it say עברית, just a thought - GalatzTalk 16:21, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
So how about this? --Geewhiz (talk) 16:43, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Common Hebrew color names.png
I think a better illustration would be real use of Hebrew, rather than a synthetic sample. How about this ?
Entrance of Beit Sokolov, house of the Israeli Journalists Association
WarKosign 16:56, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
I already suggested that at the Modern Hebrew talk page :P I think Bolter is going to take a better pic of it. Number 57 21:25, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Gotta have a sans-serif font, though. The old, serif, fonts are too, well, old. (smile) StevenJ81 (talk) 21:38, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
I'll be on the lookout while outside. If I see some scene with a lot of different texts - I'll snap a picture. WarKosign 06:47, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
Actually, I was next to a billboard yesterday - should've taken a picture. I should be there again on Friday, will try to remember to photograph it. WarKosign 06:50, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Can somebody help find a better source[edit]

See Talk:Religion_in_Israel#Free_from_persecution that a better source is needed for the statement that the State of Israel was founded, among others, to provide a place where Jews could live free from fear of persecution. Debresser (talk) 18:11, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

@Debresser: See here. AnotherNewAccount (talk) 12:15, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
I have seen that editor make quite a few good edits, and in this case too his request for a source is legitimate. So, anybody? Debresser (talk) 12:35, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on a move discussion[edit]

Please comment on a move discussion at Talk:Ancient_synagogues_in_Palestine#Requested_move_15_June_2016, where I propose to move "Ancient synagogues in Palestine" to "Ancient synagogues in the Palestine region". Debresser (talk) 22:17, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

New article is born Turkey–Israel reconciliation agreement[edit]

So for all who probably heard, Israel and Turkey signed a reconciliation deal. I invite all members of the project to contribute to the article.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 18:29, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Is there enough to support its own article? I would think an update to Israel–Turkey relations would be sufficient. - GalatzTalk 19:26, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Merged to Israel–Turkey_relations#Reconciliation_agreement. Debresser (talk) 11:32, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Comment: I actually think it warrants its own article. Many international agreements have their own articles, but also in this specific (practical) case, the Israel–Turkey relations article suffers from severe recentism. I think we can spin off at least the article about the agreement, or even better, make an article about the crisis as a whole. —Ynhockey (Talk) 08:11, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Moving pages[edit]

There is some talk on Talk:June 2016 Tel Aviv shooting#Rename about moving that article as well as several other terrorist attacks. Since this is a suggestion of moving multiple pages, thought you guys might want to chime in. - GalatzTalk 22:38, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Source for Amit Amal?[edit]

Can someone at this project make sense of, and provide at least one source for, Amit Amal? It appears to be a secondary school in Israel, but the article is so confusing that I can't make sense of it. Does the article even have the right name? Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:48, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

If you happen to be an Hebrew speaker, sources exist in the Hebrew article. Also, the man who created this article stated he translated the Hebrew article.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 19:08, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Bias at Merneptah Stele[edit]

I can't edit this article but I explain how its biased here. I'd appreciate help making it more complete, talk to me on the talk page if you're interested.--Monochrome_Monitor 22:18, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Ani Etgaber[edit]

Ani Etgaber was PRODed, but I started a stub on this book. Could anybody help with expansion? Thanks, Sam Sailor Talk! 08:01, 26 July 2016 (UTC)