Israeli Society

Netanyahu: Israel is in contact with six ‘important Arab, Islamic countries’

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Addressing the state memorial ceremony for former Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is in contact with “half a dozen important Arab and Islamic countries.” The ceremony was held at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the very same site, Netanyahu pointed out, where Eshkol brought the remains of Zeev … Read More

Israel brings tourists to Entebbe for first time since legendary hostage rescue

Friday, February 15, 2019

For the first time since 1976’s hostage crisis and subsequent Israeli commando raid, an Israeli plane carrying tourists landed Thursday at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport. Some 250 Israeli nationals came to the African country for a three-day visit, the East Africa Business Week website reported. They flew in on a Boeing 777, operated by El Al’s … Read More

The Israeli dogs that can detect cancer

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Somewhere in Southern Israel, a first-of-its-kind venture trains dogs to locate early signs of cancer. The name of the laboratory is “Dog Prognose”. It allows anyone to send a saliva sample (in a small plastic container), and receive an immediate answer as to whether he has cancer. The cost of the test is NIS 399. … Read More

January tourism to Israel jumps by 11% compared to last year

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The number of tourists who entered Israel in January of this year represented an 11% increase in relation to January 2018, and a 35% increase from January 2017, according to the Tourism Ministry. A record four million tourists visited Israel last year. In December, London-based company Euromoniter International reported that “The rise in the number of … Read More

First 83 of 1,000 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The first 83 immigrants from Ethiopia, out of a total of some 1,000 approved last year for entry into Israel, arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday night after waiting in Gondar for an average of 15 years. In October, the government approved for immigration 1,000 members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia who have … Read More

130-strong Israeli rescue team arrives in Brazil as dam collapse toll hits 58

Monday, January 28, 2019

An Israeli Defense Force search-and-rescue team landed in Brazil late Sunday evening to join forces with local rescue crews who are searching for hundreds of people missing in the wake of a catastrophic dam collapse. The Civil Defense office in Minais Gerais state on Sunday raised the confirmed death toll to 58, with up to 300 people … Read More

UK and Israel sign ‘in principle’ post-Brexit trade deal

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Britain and Israel agreed on an “in principle” post-Brexit trade deal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday afternoon. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox made the announcement following discussions with Israel’s Minister of the Economy Eli Cohen. Dr Fox said: “I’m delighted that as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, and … Read More

Meet the Israeli-Arab women shattering Israeli hi-tech’s glass ceiling

Friday, January 18, 2019

Every day, employees in Israel’s hi-tech industry deal with multi-billion dollar acquisitions, life-changing innovation and award-winning technological triumphs. But only if you’re a Jewish man under the age of 55. “The problem is not a matter of knowledge but rather opportunity,” Sireen Ibraheem Nijeem, a fulfillment and demand specialist at smart energy-tech company SolarEdge, told … Read More

Rona Ramon, widow of astronaut killed in Columbia shuttle disaster, dies at 54

Monday, December 17, 2018

Rona Ramon, the widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, died Monday at the age of 54, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ramon, a practitioner of holistic medicine, has been a public figure since her husband became Israel’s first person in space, when he blasted off aboard the Columbia in 2003, and then perished when … Read More