New Guatemalan president to keep embassy in Jerusalem, labels Hezbollah terror group

Thursday, January 16, 2020

(January 15, 2020 / JNS) The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, pledged on Tuesday to “keep the [Guatemalan] embassy in Jerusalem and designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization” during a meeting in Guatemala City with Ofir Akunis, Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and Space. The Guatemalan embassy opened in Jerusalem in May 2018, shortly … Read More

Jerusalem zoo sends aid to help animals injured in Australia fires

Monday, January 6, 2020

(January 6, 2020 / JNS) Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo announced on Sunday that it will donate burn creams, milk replacers, wound sprays and hydration concentrates to aid animals in Victoria, Australia. The donation comes as massive bushfires rage across Australia, which have resulted in the deaths of at least 24 people since September, as well as … Read More

Georgia set to open cultural center in Jerusalem

Friday, December 27, 2019

(December 27, 2019 / JNS) Georgia is set to open a cultural center in Jerusalem, becoming the eighth country to do so, its Israel embassy confirmed on Thursday. A spokesperson for the Georgian Embassy said it has not been decided yet when or where the center will open, and that details are still being discussed. … Read More

‘Brazil will move its embassy to Jerusalem in 2020’

Monday, December 16, 2019

(December 16, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Senior Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro said on Sunday that Brazil was committed to moving its embassy to Jerusalem in 2020. Speaking at the opening event in Jerusalem for a Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brasil) office, Bolsonaro, who is the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, said that … Read More

Brazil to open trade mission in Jerusalem later this month

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Brazil is set to open a trade office in Jerusalem next month, Israeli officials said Monday. Honduras, which already operates a trade mission in the capital, is expected to transfer its embassy to the city in the coming weeks, the officials added. On December 15, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, known as Apex-Brasil, … Read More

Jerusalem to host largest-ever event on anti-Semitism; Putin, Macron to attend

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

President Reuven Rivlin said Wednesday that some 30 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, will be coming to Israel in January to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem, in what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering focused on combating anti-Semitism. Rivlin spoke at a press conference at … Read More

Faroe Islands to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Faroe Islands plans to open an office for diplomatic representation in Jerusalem and intends to recognize the city as the capital of Israel despite objections from Denmark, according to the Danish-language newspaper Politiken. The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, but is a part of Denmark. Copenhagen has … Read More

Ceremony at Living Memorial site in Jerusalem pays tribute to 9/11 victims

Thursday, September 12, 2019

  (September 11, 2019 / JNS) An annual ceremony was held at the 9/11 Living Memorial site in Jerusalem on Tuesday night to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. The “Tribute in Light” event included the illumination of two beams that shined up 300 meters over Jerusalem, similar to … Read More

Jerusalem skyline lights up in memory of 9/11

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new art installation lit up Jerusalem’s skies Tuesday evening in a ceremony marking 18 years since the devastating attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The ceremony held at the KKL-JNF 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem Park presented an art installation called a “Tribute in Light.” The installation comprises two 300-meter tall … Read More


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Israel will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks on Tuesday afternoon at the Jerusalem Park. As a tribute to the Tribute in Lights representing the Twin Towers, Jerusalem’s skies will be lighten up – reaching up to 300 meters. The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights six … Read More