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.

Amazon tests waters in Israel with website to attract local sellers

Thursday, August 22, 2019

E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched a Hebrew-language website to recruit local Israeli companies to sell their products via, the latest step toward launching a local business in the country. Sites such as Amazon have become increasingly popular in Israel where the cost of living is high, but locals currently have to order from … Read More

Israeli women’s lacrosse teams gives Kenyan opponents brand-new cleats

Monday, August 12, 2019

Israel’s Women’s Lacrosse team has become a worldwide sensation—but not for their performance on the field. When the Israeli team played Kenya in in the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships in Ontario, Canada last week, the players noticed the Kenyan team did not have cleats but were wearing regular sneakers. The day after team … Read More

Thousands attend funeral of slain IDF soldier Dvir Sorek

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thousands of people on Thursday attended the funeral of a young Israeli soldier found stabbed to death near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. A burial ceremony for 18-year-old Dvir Sorek was held in Ofra, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of where his body was found at dawn, who was remembered by family … Read More

Slain student Dvir Sorek, 19, had a ‘heart of gold,’ teachers say

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dvir Sorek, 19, was reportedly on his way to West Bank from Jerusalem when he was abducted, murdered Israeli student and off-duty soldier Dvir (Yehuda) Sorek, 19, was found dead late Wednesday night at 2 AM near a settlement in the Gush Etzion area, reportedly with stabbing marks over his body. Medical services have confirmed … Read More

Palestinian who saved Jewish kids after terror attack gets Israeli residency

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Tuesday awarded Israeli residency to a Palestinian man who saved the children of a West Bank rabbi in the aftermath of the deadly terror attack in which the father was killed. Rabbi Miki Mark was murdered in a July 1, 2016, shooting. His wife, Chava, was seriously injured, and their … Read More

Israel welcomes 10% increase in tourists in 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Nearly 2.6 million tourist entries into Israel have been recorded since the start of the year, representing a 9.8% increase compared to the same period last year, according to new data published Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Building on two consecutive record-breaking years of incoming tourism, 2.587 million tourists entered Israel between … Read More


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