Israeli Society

‘The ground is so hot it burns through their shoes’

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The ground was still smoking from the hot fury of two volcanic eruptions early last week when an Israeli medical team arrived in Guatemala on Thursday night. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedic Tal Rabin told ISRAEL21c that the toxic gases released by the Fuego volcano made breathing difficult even through a mask. But much worse … Read More

Children of Sderot counter kite terror with kite festival

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hundreds of helium balloons and kites bearing flammable materials have been launched from Gaza since March 30, killing wildlife and incinerating thousands of acres of forests and agricultural fields in Israeli border communities. In a therapeutic response to the kite terrorists operating just 33 kilometers from their city, officials in Sderot invited parents and children … Read More

Message of Terror Victim’s Mother Goes Viral on Anniversary of Murder

Friday, June 8, 2018

A message written by Rina Ariel, the mother of murdered Israeli teenager Hallel Yaffa Ariel, went viral on social media in Israel on Thursday, the two-year anniversary of Hallel’s death at the hands of an Arab terrorist. “On this morning exactly 2 years ago, our Hallel was murdered. Murdered at the hands of an evil … Read More

How Israel’s tech scene is helping wounded combat veterans

Thursday, May 10, 2018

JTA — When Elad Horovitz and IDF vetran was shot in the head during Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza, his first concern was survival, not how to maintain peripheral vision while driving. Horovitz, then 20, was shot through his left ear and right eye. Somehow he survived, losing half of his hearing and sight, and … Read More

IMF Report Confirms Strong Economic Growth for Israel

Monday, May 7, 2018 – Israel’s strong economic growth and solid job market came in for praise in the International Monetary Fund’s annual report on the nation’s economy. The 2017 report predicted continued economic growth and a rise in inflation for 2018-2019, although the expected rate of the inflation rise was uncertain. The report stressed that inflation in Israel … Read More

Discovery of Bar Kochba-Era Coin Declared at Lag B’Omer

Saturday, May 5, 2018

  As Jews across Israel and around the world celebrated Lag B’Omer, a holiday commemorating the life of anti-Roman Torah sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Israeli authorities announced that they had found a symbol of the revolt by Shimon bar Kochba against the Romans in the form of a small bronze coin. The single round … Read More

Israelis to train S. African medics in emotional first aid

Saturday, April 28, 2018

United Hatzalah of Israel is sending a delegation of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to Johannesburg, South Africa, to train their counterparts in providing effective psychotrauma care in times of crisis and catastrophe. The training will combine the World Health Organization’s protocols in psychological first aid, together with the Israeli adaptation of psychological first aid based … Read More

Yom Hazikron

Israel prepares to remember 23,646 fallen soldiers and 3,134 terror victims

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Israelis bowed their heads at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a minute of silence as sirens sound in remembrance the country’s fallen soldiers and terror victims. In all, 71 new names were added over the past year to the roster of 23,646 who died defending the country. Thirty of those were disabled veterans who passed away … Read More

The Scientist Who Rose From Russia’s Ghettos to Israeli President

Monday, April 16, 2018

Dr. Charles Weizmann of Manchester, England, bearer of 110 patents, born in 1874 as Chaim ben Ozer deep in Russia’s 472,590 square-mile Jewish ghetto, is remembered today as Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president. The Weizmann name game helps explain Zionism, and the modern Jewish revolution, as Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. His move from ghetto Jew … Read More