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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.

Celebrations staged for Day of Liberation and Rescue from Nazi Germany

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thousands of people around the world took part in ceremonies this year marking the Hebrew date for the end of the Second World War in Europe and the surrender of Nazi Germany. The Day of Liberation and Rescue as it has been designated in Israel marked 74 years since the end of the war with … Read More

Tens of thousands of Israeli youth join Flag March through Jerusalem

Monday, June 3, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Tens of thousands of Israeli youths gathered in the Old City of Jerusalem for the annual Flag March celebrating Jerusalem Day. The march takes the students from national religious high schools, yeshivas and seminaries and other institutions through the Muslim and and Jewish Quarters of Jerusalem. The event has frequently caused tension between … Read More

200,000 pray at Jerusalem mosque after stabbing attack

Friday, May 31, 2019

Israel implemented heightened security on Friday as some 200,000 Muslim worshipers were expected in Jerusalem’s Old City as the month-long Ramadan holiday neared its end. Friday morning already saw several incidents that resulted in the death of two Palestinians and two wounded Israelis. Early Friday morning, a Palestinian assailant injured two Israelis, one seriously, in … Read More

Over 1,000 fires extinguished throughout Israel

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The more than one thousand fires which led to the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes have been extinguished, Israel’s National Fire and Rescue Services announced. The fires, aided by dry and hot weather conditions, burned from Thursday until Saturday night. Among the causes of the fires were faults in … Read More

Israel battles new wave of wildfires on hottest day of the year

Friday, May 24, 2019

Wildfires raged across Israel on Friday for the second day in a row, as officials warned the public to stay away from parks and forests and an initial investigation indicated an electrical short sparked some of the blazes on Thursday. Gripped by unseasonably scorching weather, a spate of fires across the country on Thursday devastated … Read More

SAVE A CHILD’S HEART PERFORMS ITS 5,000TH LIFE-SAVING SURGERY

Friday, May 24, 2019

Twenty years ago, a baby girl, Balkis, was taken to Israel to undergo critical surgery. Balkis had been born with a severe congenital heart defect, and in her native Zanzibar she could not receive the proper treatment. However, only a couple of years before, in 1995, an Israeli non-profit organization, Save a Child’s Heart, had … Read More

The top 12 ways Israel is feeding the world

Thursday, May 23, 2019

As the global population expands and natural resources dwindle, food security is a critical concern. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative sources of nutrition and safer food packaging and storage are essential. No other single country—certainly not one as young and as tiny as Israel—has contributed more breakthroughs in this area than … Read More

Israelis rush to aid Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID reports that it has dispatched an emergency response team to the city of Cúcuta, on Colombia’s border with Venezuela, which is a flashpoint in the ongoing Venezuelan displacement crisis. Thousands cross the Simon Bolivar Bridge from Venezuela into Cúcuta every day seeking relief from the continued economic and political crisis … Read More

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer wins truth award

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

(May 22, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer will be recognized for his public statements in defense of Israel by the American non-profit organization Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) at a gala dinner next month. The Emet Award celebration will take place in New York … Read More

Earthquake in Israel rocks Haifa

Thursday, May 16, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt throughout Israel. The temblor at about 8 p.m. Wednesday was centered about 125 miles off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the northern Israeli cities of Haifa and Hadera, according to Israel’s Geophysical Institute. No injuries or damage have been reported. … Read More