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.

Robert Kraft-led trip to Israel has profound impact on Hall of Famers

Friday, June 23, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis bleeds Pittsburgh Steelersblack and gold, but as he boarded an airplane Tuesday set to return from Israel to the United States, he reflected on spending a week with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and laughed. “I told my wife [Trameka], he has a new fan,” Bettis said. … Read More

Inaugurating new fields, Patriots’ Kraft puts Jerusalem football in end zone

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The white paint for the 50-yard-line on the third football field was still fresh when Robert Kraft recited the Hebrew “Shehehiyanu” blessing for new things and cut the ribbon in Tuesday’s ceremony marking the opening of the new Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem. “Okay, Robert, throw it out,” said Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams, … Read More

Hall of Famers’ visit giving Israeli football huge boost

Friday, June 16, 2017

RAMAT HASHARON, Israel — Some of the greatest NFL players of all time descended on a converted soccer field outside Tel Aviv to watch local children scrimmage in a big boost for the burgeoning sport of American football in Israel. Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach and Mike Singletary were among the 18 members of … Read More

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