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 President Tasks Netanyahu With Forming New Government

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Israel‘s president on Wednesday nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to head the next government, after he won the backing of a majority of members of parliament following an April 9 election. In office for the past decade, Netanyahu won a fifth term despite an announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit in February that he intends … Read More

With almost all votes in, Netanyahu-led right wins decisively

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a clear victory early Wednesday morning in Israel’s general elections. With some 97 percent of votes in Tuesday’s contest counted, his Likud party was tied with Blue and White, but his right-wing/ultra-Orthodox bloc held a decisive lead and Netanyahu was thus safely en route to forming a majority governing coalition. … Read More

Israelis head out into the sunshine in celebration of democracy – comment

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

After the seamy campaign we just witnessed, it would be understandable to expect most of the eligible voters in Israel to stay in bed, hide under the covers and wait for Election Day to pass. And nobody would throw blame for that. To say that the 40-odd parties running for the Knesset ran underwhelming campaigns … Read More

First lady Nechama Rivlin in stable condition after ‘quiet night’ in hospital

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The wife of President Reuven Rivlin was in stable condition Wednesday morning, but still under sedation and on a respirator, after a sudden deterioration in her condition the prior evening prompted her hospitalization. Nechama Rivlin was rushed to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva with difficulty breathing almost three weeks after receiving a lung transplant. The … Read More

Israel Inaugurates Embassy in Rwanda

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Israel opened an embassy in the central African country of Rwanda in its capital Kigali, on Monday. This is Israel’s 11th embassy in Africa. The embassy “symbolizes the policy of Israel’s return to Africa, as was announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu three years ago and in light of which he visited the continent four times … Read More

Over a thousand Israelis attend funeral for American lone soldier

Friday, March 29, 2019

Over 1,000 people attended the funeral of an American lone soldier in the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday, hours after a call went out on social media urging those who could to make it. Alex Sasaki, 27, of Laguna Beach, California, was found dead earlier this week from a drug overdose, an official from the … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel’s preparing for a broad campaign in Gaza

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Israel is preparing for a broad campaign in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday after he visited southern Israel. “I have ordered the strengthening of our troop so we can be prepared for a broad campaign. The citizens of Israel should know, that if we must embark on a broad campaign, we will … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel is in contact with six ‘important Arab, Islamic countries’

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Addressing the state memorial ceremony for former Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is in contact with “half a dozen important Arab and Islamic countries.” The ceremony was held at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the very same site, Netanyahu pointed out, where Eshkol brought the remains of Zeev … Read More