Despite enduring decades of overwhelming challenges and tragedies, Israeli society is remarkably hopeful, resilient and compassionate. This tiny nation, founded by Holocaust survivors and refugees from around the world, never hesitates to extend its help and knowledge to other people and countries in need. The Jewish principle of tikkun olam, repairing the world, through personal and national acts of generosity, love and moral leadership is why Israel will always serve as a light unto the nations.

Israeli Startup Ecosystem Ranks #6 in the World, According to New Report

Monday, June 29, 2020

The annual Startup Genome Ecosystem report has listed the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as the sixth most attractive ecosystem for startups and innovation. The report, which has been published every year since 2012, comes as 40% of the world’s startups report major disruption due to Covid-19. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were ranked … Read More

Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Ranked World’s 6th Strongest Start-Up Ecosystem

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The start-up ecosystem in Tel Aviv-Jerusalem was ranked sixth worldwide in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2020 (GSER 2020), tying with Los Angeles. The report was conducted by Startup Genome, and is among the world’s most comprehensive and practical research reports on the success and performance of start-up ecosystems. In their deep dive on … Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Turned Israelis, Palestinians to Faith in God

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Palestinians and Israelis have more faith in God as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a new study by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Keevoon Global Research revealed. The survey measured the attitudes of Israelis, Palestinians, Germans, Americans, Brits, Italian and Poles about the novel coronavirus. Around 500 people from each country were polled between April 28 and … Read More

Muted Independence Day Celebrations Salute Medical Staff Fighting Virus

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Israel was gearing up to mark its 72nd Independence Day with a salute to medical staff Wednesday as most of the population remains at home under a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Official ceremonies went ahead, though in a subdued format, while the traditional outdoor barbecues, street parties and general public … Read More

Jerusalem Nursing Students Help Curb Spread of COVID-19 at Senior Residences

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Health, Home Front Command and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), more than 30 nursing students from the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) have begun working in nursing homes across Israel with the aim of curbing the spread of coronavirus. The students, who are enrolled in a JCT program—ranked first in … Read More

Survey: Israeli Arabs, Haredim Feel More Connected to Israel Than Ever

Monday, April 27, 2020

Israelis, including Israeli Arabs, feel more connected to Israel and its challenges than ever before, a survey by the Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research at the Israel Democracy Institute found. The survey found that 90% of Israelis (92.5% among Jewish Israelis and 77% among Arab Israelis) said they feel that they are … Read More

Israeli Police Publicly Salute Holocaust Survivors Confined to Their Homes Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Israel Police held a special commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday by saluting outside the homes of elderly survivors. Because of their advancing age, almost all Holocaust survivors in Israel are currently confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Public ceremonies where survivors usually appear have also been canceled or moved … Read More

Locked-Down Tel Avivians Dance on Balconies to Celebrate City’s Birthday

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Tel Aviv celebrated its 111th birthday on Tuesday, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has ground the city to a halt. “To mark the festive occasion our truck set off to roam the city blasting the city’s unofficial anthem (Tel Aviv Ya Habibi Tel Aviv!) as residents waved from their balconies,” the Tel Aviv municipality … Read More