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.

Bolivia renews diplomatic relations with Israel

Friday, November 29, 2019

Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric announced the renewal of diplomatic relations with Israel on Thursday for the first time in a decade. The Foreign Ministry held intensive talks recently with Bolivia in an effort to re-establish the ties between the two countries, which were officially severed on January 14, 2009, following Operation Cast Lead – … Read More

Boris Johnson’s party to ban local councils boycotting Israeli products

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Conservative Party in Britain, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will ban local councils from boycotting products from foreign countries, including Israel. The pledge is made in the party’s election policy manifesto in the run-up to the Dec. 12 general elections. “We will ban public bodies from imposing their own direct or indirect boycotts, … Read More

Israeli exports reach a record $114 billion in 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

(November 25, 2019 / JNS) Israel’s exports should grow to a record $114 billion in 2019 from $109 billion last year according to government data, Reuters reported. The Central Bureau and Statistics and Economy Ministry assessed that Israeli exports stood at $84 billion during the first nine months of 2019—a 4.6 percent increase from the … Read More

After Gaza rocket fire, Indians tweet #IndiaWithIsrael in show of support

Thursday, November 14, 2019

After a day of rocket fire from Gaza, the top three hashtags trending on Twitter in India are #IsraelUnderFire, #IsraelUnderAttack and #IndiaWithIsrael. Throughout the day, people across the globe posted on social media about the rising tensions between Israel and Gaza. However, Israel-related hashtags were mainly trending within Israel. India was the exception, with its … Read More

Israeli schools, stores to start reopening after day-long shut down

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Home Front Command announced that schools in Yarkon, Gush Dan and Shfela will be open on November 13. The Ministry of Education later confirmed the Home Front Command’s statement. Additionally, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Givatayim municipalities announced that their schools would re-open on Wednesday. However, schools in buildings without proper security infrastructure will … Read More

First-ever medical school opens in West Bank, in Ariel, for students everywhere

Monday, November 11, 2019

(November 8, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attended the opening last week of the first medical school in Samaria. “A new medical school opens in Samaria,” he said at the opening ceremony on Oct. 31. “It’s worth saying again—a new medical school was opened in Samaria. How many people have ever … Read More

NATO recognizes Israel as key medical-assistance partner as it seeks to expand cooperation

Thursday, November 7, 2019

(November 6, 2019 / JNS) NATO has recognized the Israeli Navy as a key medical-assistance partner in the Mediterranean following a drill held last month practicing emergency evacuations of personnel. During the drill, dubbed “Crystal Sea 2020” and held on Oct. 31, NATO vessels from the United Kingdom, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria simulated medical emergencies … Read More

Belgium names first ever Jewish, female prime minister

Thursday, October 31, 2019

  On Sunday, she replaced Charles Michel and will lead an interim government until a coalition is formed. Michel left for a European Union position after his cabinet broke up last year. Both belong to the center-left MR Party. Wilmès’s mother is an Ashkenazi Jew who lost several relatives in the Holocaust. The 44-year-old holds … Read More

Israel-Kazakhstan relations continue to expand and diversify under new president

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Central Asian country, former Soviet republic and Muslim-majority country has a history of strong connections with Israel and supports its local Jewish population. (October 23, 2019 / JNS) Ties between Israel and Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic, continue to be strong and are expanding under new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, according to Israeli ambassador Liat … Read More