Israeli Society

UAE foreign minister tweets article about Israel, Arab alliance

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the United Arab Emirates, tweeted an article supporting an emerging alliance of Arab states with Israel. He tweeted from his personal account to his 4.6 million followers. The tweet repeated the headline of the article: “Islam’s reformation, an Arab-Israeli alliance is … Read More

Netanyahu, Friedman light first Hanukkah candle at Western Wall

Monday, December 23, 2019

(December 23, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman lit a menorah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday night to commemorate the first night of Hanukkah. At the lighting ceremony, the prime minister said, “2,200 years ago, the Maccabees fought the war of liberation for … Read More

Rivlin hosts bar and bat mitzvah children traumatized by terror attacks

Friday, December 20, 2019

‘The people of Israel are with you,’ President Reuven Rivlin tells the children in a moving ceremony. As a society, we try to prevent children from witnessing tragedy, which is why it is so heartbreaking to see children who have experienced the horrors of terrorism. Recognizing this, President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday evening hosted his … Read More

Two-meter high menorah lands at the Western Wall ahead of Hanukkah

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The preparations for Hanukkah at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem kicked off on Tuesday with the installation of the traditional massive menorah, which will be lit every night during the holiday. The menorah is made of bronze, reaches over two meters high and is about two meters wide, according to a … Read More

Immigration to Israel on way to passing last year’s numbers

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The number of immigrants to Israel this year is on the way to topping the 2018 figures, according to the government. Some 27,300 people have made aliyah through October, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, The Times of Israel reported Monday. In all of 2018, more than 28,000 … Read More

First Israeli cycling team in Tour de France will promote ‘Start-Up Nation’

Friday, December 13, 2019

(December 12, 2019 / JNS) Israel Cycling Academy (ICA) just announced a partnership with Start-Up Nation Central (SNC), a Tel Aviv-based nonprofit that connects international companies with Israeli innovation. Under the name “Israel Start-Up Nation,” the team will compete on cycling’s biggest stage as a new entrant in the World Tour. As a result, it … Read More

Israel sending team to Samoa to help battle measles outbreak

Friday, December 6, 2019

Israel is sending an emergency medical team to help Samoa contain its deadly measles epidemic, Israel’s ambassador to the Pacific nation announced Thursday. “Israel is sending an emergency medical team in coordination with the WHO to Samoa in response to the Samoan measles outbreak. Israel is committed to supporting our dear friend Samoa in this … Read More

NY to DC, Paris, Dublin, Hague: Israel gains legitimacy around the world

Friday, December 6, 2019

Amid a negative drumbeat of reports about the country hurtling toward a third election within the year, Iran racing to encircle Israel, and antisemites either vandalizing Jewish graves or saying that Israel is “built on the idea that Jews are superior to everyone else,” there was actually some positive Israel-related news this week. It started … Read More

Israel said hoping for breakthrough in ties with Morocco in next few days

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Israeli officials are hopeful that a breakthrough in normalizing relations with Morocco can be achieved in the next few days, Channel 12 news reported Wednesday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aiming to use the news to bolster his political chances. The report comes after Netanyahu met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Lisbon, … Read More

Israel to sell Iron Dome radars to Czech Republic

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Israel on Thursday agreed to sell eight Iron Dome radar systems to the Czech Republic in a deal worth an estimated $125 million, the Defense Ministry said. According to the ministry, the eight ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radars will be delivered to Prague over the course of three years, from 2021 to 2023. They are the radar … Read More