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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.

GAZA BORDER FIRES: 138 INCIDENTS, 180 ACRES BURNT

Monday, July 15, 2019

KKL-JNF surveys the damage wrought by incendiary balloons in Gaza border region forests. Since the return of the incendiary balloon arson attacks from Gaza at the start of April this year, KKL-JNF and Israeli Fire and Rescue Service firefighters found themselves fighting dozens of fires each day. With millions of children and youth out of … Read More

4 security projects awarded this year’s Israel Defense Prize

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

This year’s Israel Defense Prize was awarded to the IDF soldiers who exposed and neutralized tunnels Hezbollah had dug under the northern border; Mossad personnel involved in the “Iranian nuclear archive” operation in Tehran; the developers of the Spice 1000 weapons system; and the developers of a project for the Shin Bet security agency that … Read More

Israeli equestrian squad to compete in Olympics for first time

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

JERUSALEM — An Israeli team will compete in equestrian show jumping for the first time at the Olympics. Israel’s four-rider squad, including a woman from New York and a man who twice represented his native Colombia, qualified Sunday for the 2020 Tokyo Games, narrowly defeating Poland during the Olympic qualifier in Moscow. Along with Poland … Read More

Report: Israeli businesses added $18.6 billion in revenue to NY economy in 2018

Thursday, June 27, 2019

(June 27, 2019 / JNS) According to a report by the independent New York-Israel Business Alliance, Israeli-founded companies operating in New York City contributed $18.6 billion in revenue in 2018, and a whopping $33.8 billion—two percent of the New York gross domestic product—when accounting for spending on local goods and services. Data on the 506 … Read More

Israel approves $40.4 million to help Ethiopian students in higher education

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Council for Higher Education in Israel has approved a $40.4-million plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among Ethiopian-Israeli students. The multi-year plan to help the students is part of Israel’s 2015 Government Policy for Advancing the Integration of Israel Citizens of Ethiopian Descent into Israeli Society. It includes broad support starting at the … Read More

49% of Israelis fear anti-Semitism while traveling abroad

Friday, June 21, 2019

Half of Israelis surveyed say they worry about encountering anti-Semitism while vacationing abroad, this according to a new survey commissioned by the European Conference of Rabbis, which represents hundreds of Jewish communities across the continent. The Sapio Research and Strategy firm carried out the poll of 502 Israelis about their concerns over rising anti-Semitism in … Read More

Car maker opens research center in Tel Aviv as ‘lifeblood of future Ford’

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ford Motor Company on Wednesday launched a research center in Tel Aviv to help the US car maker stay abreast of cutting-edge automotive technologies. The Ford Research Center Israel will focus on identifying technology partners for the firm in the areas of connectivity, sensors, in-vehicle monitoring, and cybersecurity, and will serve as a research hub, … Read More

Research finds Israel has world’s healthiest diet

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Research carried out by Dr Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington in the US has found that Israel has the world’s healthiest diet, or to be more precise, the world’s least unhealthy diet. The results of the study entitled the ‘Global Burden of Disease’ were published in … Read More

Israel to pay respects to late First Lady Nechama Rivlin

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Israel on Wednesday will lay to rest First Lady Nechama Rivlin, wife of President Reuven Rivlin, who passed away at the age of 73. The president and his family announced her passing on Tuesday morning, thanking Israeli citizens and leaders for their continued prayers as her health remained in difficult condition in recent months. She … Read More