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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.

Israelis move from mourning to feting 69 years of independence

Monday, May 1, 2017

Israel abruptly crossed over from grief to jubilation at nightfall Monday, as Memorial Day came to a close and the country’s 69th Independence Day began. Mournful and somber speeches gave way to fireworks, concerts and parties across the country, with flags promptly raised back from half-staff. At the military on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the … Read More

NBA, FIBA and Israel Basketball Association to host first Basketball Without Borders camp in Israel

Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEW YORK, MIES, TEL AVIV – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Israel Basketball Association today announced that the 16th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Europe will be held Aug. 13-16 at The Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel, marking the first time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball … Read More

Israeli government dresses up for Purim

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Getting in the spirit of Purim, government ministers and Knesset members dress up and show their humorous side. Shedding their business attire, Israeli ministers and MKs take part in Purim festivities, showing off their more lighthearted side. Without looking too much into the meanings behind their chosen costumes, here are some of their holiday takes … Read More

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Underdog Israel crushes Cuba as Cinderella squad stuns baseball tourney again

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Israel’s national baseball team defeated Cuba 4-1 in the first game of the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, the latest shock upset for the Jewish state’s underdog sports team. Israel’s batters overcame an early 1-0 deficit, and the team’s pitchers kept the heavily favored Cuban team to just five hits, continuing … Read More

With Mirth and a Mensch, Israel Upsets South Korea in W.B.C.

Monday, March 6, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — When Sam Fuld, a journeyman outfielder, hit a line-drive single to open an exhibition game between Team Israel and a squad representing the South Korean Army the other day, one of his teammates on the bench, third baseman Cody Decker, yelled, “Nobody, and I mean nobody, no-hits the Jews!” The exhortation … Read More