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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.

Israel approves $40.4 million to help Ethiopian students in higher education

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Council for Higher Education in Israel has approved a $40.4-million plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among Ethiopian-Israeli students. The multi-year plan to help the students is part of Israel’s 2015 Government Policy for Advancing the Integration of Israel Citizens of Ethiopian Descent into Israeli Society. It includes broad support starting at the … Read More

49% of Israelis fear anti-Semitism while traveling abroad

Friday, June 21, 2019

Half of Israelis surveyed say they worry about encountering anti-Semitism while vacationing abroad, this according to a new survey commissioned by the European Conference of Rabbis, which represents hundreds of Jewish communities across the continent. The Sapio Research and Strategy firm carried out the poll of 502 Israelis about their concerns over rising anti-Semitism in … Read More

Car maker opens research center in Tel Aviv as ‘lifeblood of future Ford’

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ford Motor Company on Wednesday launched a research center in Tel Aviv to help the US car maker stay abreast of cutting-edge automotive technologies. The Ford Research Center Israel will focus on identifying technology partners for the firm in the areas of connectivity, sensors, in-vehicle monitoring, and cybersecurity, and will serve as a research hub, … Read More

Research finds Israel has world’s healthiest diet

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Research carried out by Dr Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington in the US has found that Israel has the world’s healthiest diet, or to be more precise, the world’s least unhealthy diet. The results of the study entitled the ‘Global Burden of Disease’ were published in … Read More

Israel to pay respects to late First Lady Nechama Rivlin

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Israel on Wednesday will lay to rest First Lady Nechama Rivlin, wife of President Reuven Rivlin, who passed away at the age of 73. The president and his family announced her passing on Tuesday morning, thanking Israeli citizens and leaders for their continued prayers as her health remained in difficult condition in recent months. She … Read More

Celebrations staged for Day of Liberation and Rescue from Nazi Germany

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thousands of people around the world took part in ceremonies this year marking the Hebrew date for the end of the Second World War in Europe and the surrender of Nazi Germany. The Day of Liberation and Rescue as it has been designated in Israel marked 74 years since the end of the war with … Read More

Tens of thousands of Israeli youth join Flag March through Jerusalem

Monday, June 3, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Tens of thousands of Israeli youths gathered in the Old City of Jerusalem for the annual Flag March celebrating Jerusalem Day. The march takes the students from national religious high schools, yeshivas and seminaries and other institutions through the Muslim and and Jewish Quarters of Jerusalem. The event has frequently caused tension between … Read More

200,000 pray at Jerusalem mosque after stabbing attack

Friday, May 31, 2019

Israel implemented heightened security on Friday as some 200,000 Muslim worshipers were expected in Jerusalem’s Old City as the month-long Ramadan holiday neared its end. Friday morning already saw several incidents that resulted in the death of two Palestinians and two wounded Israelis. Early Friday morning, a Palestinian assailant injured two Israelis, one seriously, in … Read More

Over 1,000 fires extinguished throughout Israel

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The more than one thousand fires which led to the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes have been extinguished, Israel’s National Fire and Rescue Services announced. The fires, aided by dry and hot weather conditions, burned from Thursday until Saturday night. Among the causes of the fires were faults in … Read More