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.

The Scientist Who Rose From Russia’s Ghettos to Israeli President

Monday, April 16, 2018

Dr. Charles Weizmann of Manchester, England, bearer of 110 patents, born in 1874 as Chaim ben Ozer deep in Russia’s 472,590 square-mile Jewish ghetto, is remembered today as Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president. The Weizmann name game helps explain Zionism, and the modern Jewish revolution, as Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. His move from ghetto Jew … Read More


After Syria strike, Netanyahu says Israel will hit all those who seek to harm it

Monday, April 9, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel will hit anyone who intends to harm the country, appearing to indirectly refer to a predawn missile strike on an air base in central Syria that reportedly killed 14 people, which has been blamed on Israel. Israel refused to comment directly on the attack, after Russia and … Read More


Israeli nonprofit Save a Child’s Heart wins UN award

Friday, April 6, 2018

Israeli-based international nonprofit organization Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) has received the 2018 United Nations Population Award. Established by the General Assembly in 1981, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in population and health. The Committee for the United Nations Population Award, which made the selections, is chaired by Ghana and includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, … Read More

Rare trove of bronze Jewish Revolt coins unearthed near Temple Mount

Monday, March 26, 2018

A hoard of rare bronze Jewish Revolt coins has been discovered at the recently renewed Ophel excavations. The trove of dozens of bronze coins minted during the last years of the ill-fated four-year rebellion of the Jews against Roman rule was uncovered in a cave just south of the Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. … Read More

Operation On Wings of Eagles remembered

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Understandably, the graves of soldiers who fell in the 1948 War of Independence at the Haifa Military Cemetery do not receive many visitors. Their parents are no longer alive and the second and third generations rarely visit the graves of their grandfathers or uncles. But the Mahal (foreign volunteers to the IDF) graves receive even less visitors. … Read More

Ecuador Red Cross Magen David Adom

Israelis awarded for paramedic training in Ecuador

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) was awarded a Shield of Appreciation by the Ecuadorian Red Cross at a ceremony celebrating 14 years of existence of the Higher Technological Institute of the Ecuadorian Red Cross (ISTCRE). Israeli Ambassador in Quito Edwin Yabo and MDA accepted the awards of appreciation for MDA’s ongoing support of ISTCRE’s activities … Read More

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ZAKA trains 45 first-responders in Guatemala

Friday, March 9, 2018

In Guatemala, 45 volunteers from different local community and emergency organizations came together to participate in a light search-and-rescue training course by Israeli ZAKAInternational Rescue Unit. The three-day course, sponsored by the United Nations’ International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), was led by ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav and ZAKA International Rescue Unit Chief Officer Mati … Read More

Israeli aid in South Sudan greeted with joy

Friday, March 9, 2018

Some fifty townswomen in a remote community in South Sundan greeted an Israeli Foreign Ministry delegation with singing and dancing after it distributed 20 tons of food to refugees affected by the civil war plaguing the country. A team from the Foreign Ministry headed by Ambassador to the South Sudan Hanan Godar distributed 20 tons of … Read More

Israel provides support to Papua New Guinea following devastating earthquake

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Following a devastating earthquake, which struck Papua New Guinea’s highlands region on Monday, February 26, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) has provided much needed support to disaster relief efforts. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake left around 100 people dead and more than 150,000 people in desperate need of emergency … Read More

Israeli Wheelchairs of Hope donated in South Africa

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fifty colorful, lightweight child-sized wheelchairs from Israeli nonprofit organization Wheelchairs of Hope are being distributed to needy disabled five- to nine-year-olds in South Africa through the South African chapter of WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization) and the Israeli Embassy in South Africa. The inexpensive, low-maintenance wheelchairs were conceptualized by Israeli couple Pablo Kaplan and Chava … Read More