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.

Ancient tomb door with stunning menorah carving revealed in Israel

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah comes to a close, the discovery of an ancient tomb door with a stunning menorah carving is providing a fascinating glimpse into Israel’s rich history. The basalt tomb door, which is undergoing preservation work, was recently put on display by the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University, in Jerusalem. … Read More

Hoops in the Holy Land: African-American basketball players embrace Israel

Friday, December 1, 2017

If you’re a Raptors fan, you may remember a 2005 exhibition game in which Toronto became the first NBA team in 27 years to lose to Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. Star guard Anthony Parker nailed the go-ahead jumper with less than a second remaining, and the two-time EuroLeague MVP later parlayed that performance into a multi-year contract with the … Read More

Mexico says it will henceforth vote with Israel in international bodies

Sunday, November 19, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted a message of gratitude to Mexico following its announcement that it would not vote against the Jewish state in upcoming votes at the United Nations. “Thank you President of Mexico @EPN and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Videgaray for refusing to go along with one sided … Read More

162 ‘Lost’ Indian Jews Arrive in Israel

Friday, November 17, 2017

A total of 162 members from the Bnei Menashe Jewish community of northeast India arrived in Israel this week, marking the latest wave of so-called “lost” Jews to immigrate to the Jewish state. The new immigrants arrived at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport in two groups and were greeted by jubilant family members and supporters, who … Read More

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews gather in Jerusalem for Sigd

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews gathered in Jerusalem Thursday to celebrate the festival of Sigd, marking the community’s centuries-old aspirations to return to the holy city. On a sunny, warm winter’s day, busloads of people came from all over the country to participate in ancient prayers led by the kessim, the religious leaders of the community, … Read More

Netanyahu praises work of IDF rescue team in Mexico

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday spoke with the head of the Israeli rescue delegation in Mexico, hours after the country was struck by a second earthquake. In his phone call with David Mizrachi, the head of the IDF mission, Netanyahu wished the soldiers a happy Jewish new year and said they were doing a … Read More

IDF emergency team arrives to help quake-stricken Mexico

Thursday, September 21, 2017

An IDF Home Front Command team arrives in Mexico to assist following the devastating earthquake that hit the country, September 21, 2017. (IDF spokesperson) An IDF emergency team from the Home Front Command arrived Thursday in Mexico, where they will begin providing assistance after the Central American nation was hit by a powerful earthquake that has … Read More

Ancient Hebrew Seals From Judean Kingdom Unearthed in Jerusalem Excavations

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A collection of First Temple-period seals has been discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David. Several of the seals are emblazoned with Hebrew inscriptions, and dozens of the ancient seals reference the names of officials from the Judean kingdom who lived before the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem, including “Pinchas” and “Achiav ben Menachem.” The … Read More

Israel Approves ‘Gospel Trail’ Cable Car to Enhance Christian Tourism

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved the construction of the “Gospel Trail” cable car that, when completed, will run between Upper Nazareth and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor in order to enhance access to Christian tourist sites in the area. The project in Israel’s northern region is a collaborative effort between Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv … Read More

Israeli rescue team ready to provide Mexico earthquake aid

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Israel-based international aid agency iAID’s Search & Rescue team have prepared their specialist equipment and are ready to fly to areas of Mexico affected by Thursday night’s powerful earthquake. The earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck late on Thursday near Mexico’s southern coastline, killing at least twenty-six people, triggering small tsunami waves and causing damage to … Read More