Today in History, August 31: 2014: Dr. Judith Rosenbaum is scheduled to succeed Dr. Gail Reimer as Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archives.

Headlines

Israel Allows Palestinian Soccer Players To Travel for West Bank Match

Israel to allow a Palestinian soccer team to travel.

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in Local Elections

Saudi Arabia allows women to register to stand in local elections for the first time.

One Year Anniversary of Jewish Journalist Steven Sotloff's Death

Steven Sotloff's parents mark the one-year anniversary since his death.

Republican Senators: Filibuster on Iran Would Be a 'Gift'

'Democrats will be setting themselves up for a political hit' if they deny Congress the opportunity vote on Iran deal.

Finance

US Military Aid to Israel to Rise

The "Washington Post" reports that the Obama administration is in talks with Israel over a $35 billion, 10-year package.

Air Europa to Offers Tel Aviv - South America fares

Spanish airline Air Europa announced special pricing on Wednesday for Israelis flying to South America.

World

Switzerland to Lift Sanctions Against Iran

The sanctions will be lifted on Thursday, the Swiss government said in a statement, to support show support for the reached July 14 between Iran and six major world powers.

Air France ‘Deeply Regrets’ Removing Israel From its Map

Israel’s name is often absent from atlases, textbooks and official publications by firms seeking to avoid angering Arab consumers over Israel.

Iran Orders Chinese Fighter Jets After Warplane Purchase From Moscow

On the heels of announcing the building of two new nuclear reactors, Iran is about to conclude a transaction with China for the purchase of mult-irole jet fighter planes. This transaction comes only days after purchasing a fleet of in-flight refueling warplanes from Moscow.

An Australian Reality Show Got Too Close to ISIS

Where reality TV "introduces" its contestants to life with ISIS.

Offbeat

Meet the Jewish Woman Getting Ready to Live on Mars

One Jewish medical doctor is preparing to make a big move.

Polish Official Believes Nazi 'Gold Train' Exists

Polish Deputy Culture Minister says he has seen an image to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing since World War II.

No More Un-Kosher Meals for Hebrew National

The Hebrew National brand will stop posting non-kosher videos.

Heinz No Longer Qualifies as Ketchup in Israel

In the United States, Heinz is nearly synonymous with ketchup, but Israel has kicked the brand out of that category of condiments all together.

Soul Food, August 31

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.-Dale Carnegie