Israel wins gold in flag football. Read to discover what it is!

September 5, 2023 by  

Israel’s under U17 boys’ national flag football team has won gold at the 2023 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) European Junior Flag Football Championships at the Fattoria La Principina in Grosseto, Italy. Read more

Pilgrimage to Joseph’s Tomb an increasingly perilous journey

December 27, 2022 by  

Since the current wave of Arab terrorism began in March, worshippers and the IDF soldiers guarding them have come under gunfire during the monthly organised pilgrimages to the Jewish holy site of Joseph’s Tomb in the city of Shechem, aka Nablus, in Samaria. Read more

‘Pinot Chamot’ provide warm welcome, respite for IDF soldiers

October 30, 2022 by  

In the middle of the night, a group of commandoes from the IDF’s elite Duvdevan Unit arrived at the community of Mitzpeh Yericho, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. They were hungry and tired after a long day of service. Read more

Ukrainian refugees burst into applause upon arrival in Israel

March 9, 2022 by  

IAȘI, ROMANIA—Daria Garn was exhausted. After five gruelling days travelling from war-torn Kyiv, Ukraine, through Moldova with her two young sons, she had finally arrived at the Romania International Airport in Iași, where she was waiting to board a flight to Israel. Read more

FIFA under fire for spate of anti-Israel incidents, breaching ethical codes

February 1, 2022 by  

The UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) volunteer organization sent a formal complaint to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this past week, calling on them to take action towards eradicating discrimination in sport, following numerous anti-Israel incidents last month at an official FIFA event. Read more

Religion meets the rink: Orthodox skater to represent Israel at Beijing Olympics

December 23, 2021 by  

In a true “Cinderella story,” 19-year-old Hailey Kops, a religiously observant athlete from West Orange, N.J., is preparing to take on the world’s finest ice skaters while proudly representing Israel at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Read more

Israeli terror victim Eliyahu (‘Eli’) Kay, 25, laid to rest in Jerusalem

November 23, 2021 by  

Eliyahu (“Eli”) David Kay, 25, a South African immigrant to Israel who was murdered in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning while on his way to prayers at the Western Wall, was laid to rest in the presence of thousands of mourners at Jerusalem’s Har HaMenuchot cemetery on Monday afternoon. Read more

Pro-Israel movements protest US intention to open Jerusalem consulate for Palestinians

October 29, 2021 by  

A group of more than 100 Israelis gathered on Agron Street in downtown Jerusalem on Wednesday, opposite the old U.S. consulate building, protesting the Biden administration’s announced plan to reopen it as a full diplomatic mission for the Palestinian Authority within Israel’s capital. Read more

As Gulf opens to Jewish life, Muslims spark interest in learning about High Holidays

September 8, 2021 by  

With Jews around the world set to begin the High Holiday season, the small Jewish communities in six Gulf states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are planning to take part publicly in some of the traditional holiday rituals for the first time in decades. Read more

How three Israeli filmmakers wound up becoming the story in Africa

August 5, 2021 by  

Three Israeli documentary filmmakers arrived home safely from Nigeria at the end of last week, after what they described as 20 “hellish days” detained under inhumane conditions by the government’s Department of State Services (DSS) security agency. Read more

Israel’s lone soldiers bolstered by ‘family,’ new program instituted for digital ambassadors

July 18, 2021 by  

An inaugural conference was held in Jerusalem’s Knesset on Thursday to pay homage and discuss the strategic contributions made by lone soldiers in the Israel Defence Forces, while also addressing some of this community’s needs. Read more

If current Mideast violence a test, some experts say Biden is failing

May 13, 2021 by  

The Biden administration has come under withering criticism in the United States and Israel for its poor handling of the current situation in the Middle East. Read more

Is Palestinian incitement driving the tensions in Jerusalem?

May 11, 2021 by  

Thousands of Arab protesters have been violently rioting on the Temple Mount (known by Muslims as Haram al-Sharif) throughout the “Jerusalem Day” holiday and over the course of the last several days, accusing Israel of attempting to “storm the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “Judaize” the entire city. Hundreds of rioters have been injured, along with dozens of Israeli police and security personnel. Read more

View from the other side of violence: Saving lives in eastern Jerusalem

April 28, 2021 by  

Jerusalem has seen nightly violent clashes between Arabs and Jews in the past two weeks with the epicentre of confrontation taking place near the Old City’s Damascus Gate. Read more

Amid ongoing political deadlock, is it time for Israel to consider electoral reform?

April 25, 2021 by  

Israel held its fourth legislative election in the past two years on March 23, voting 120 members of Knesset (Parliament) into power as representatives of the 24th Knesset since the establishment of the State. Read more

Parents of slain Australian/US teen appeal to Biden to pressure Jordan to extradite Jerusalem terrorist

March 19, 2021 by  

Frimet and Arnold Roth, whose 15-year-old daughter Malki, a U.S. national, was murdered in August 2001 in the Sbarro pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem, published a new video this week calling on the Biden administration to pressure the Kingdom of Jordan to extradite Ahlam Ahmad Tamimi—the Hamas terrorist who orchestrated the bombing—so that she can stand trial in a U.S. federal court. Read more

EU living in ‘alternate universe’ over criticism of construction in strategic Jerusalem neighbourhood

February 17, 2021 by  

The decision by the Israel Lands Authority last month to award contracts to several building companies allowing them to begin marketing 1,257 new housing units in Jerusalem’s 42-acre southern Jerusalem neighbourhood of Givat Hamatos has been applauded by some, while also garnering international attention, including rousing condemnation from others. Read more

The ongoing battle over illegal construction in Judea and Samaria

February 16, 2021 by  

According to Gabi Harow, a resident of the Israeli settlement of Nokdim in Gush Etzion, there have been massive changes in the landscape since he moved to the community with his family in 2012. Read more

Why Ze’ev Elkin believes it’s his time in the political spotlight

February 4, 2021 by  

At the end of December, Likud minister and longtime confidant to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Ze’ev Elkin stunned the Israeli political community by announcing that he was leaving the party. Read more

30-day mourning period for Israeli Esther Horgen to be observed online

January 20, 2021 by  

Family and friends of Esther Horgen, the 52-year-old Israeli mother of six who was murdered by an Arab terrorist last month, are organizing a Zoom event for the general public on Wednesday evening, Jan. 20, to mark her shloshim—the culmination of the traditional 30-day Jewish mourning period since her death. Read more

Activists and experts demand German transparency on UNRWA support

December 1, 2020 by  

The Jerusalem-based Center for Near East Policy Research held a Zoom seminar this week in order to share research about the prevalence of anti-Israel hate education as an official part of the curriculum within Arab schools for children of all ages in the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria, and Jerusalem being run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA). Read more

Israel: Tackling phoney social-media accounts ‘major strategic challenge to be dealt with’

October 30, 2020 by  

Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs released a 37-page report this week titled “Manipulating Social Media: The effort to delegitimize Israel through coordinated inauthentic behaviour online.” Read more

Watchdog: EU donates tens of millions to NGOs linked to Palestinian terror, antisemitism

October 22, 2020 by  

A new 30-page report released by NGO Monitor indicates that in 2019, the European Union authorized more than 40 grants, totalling as much as 33 million euros (about A$55 million), to NGOs in the Palestinian Authority and Israel that have terror-linked beneficiaries, glorify terror, promote antisemitism or are involved with politicized projects against the Jewish state. Read more

Despite COVID-19, and partly because of it, Jewish-Arab business partnerships progress

October 21, 2020 by  

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has devastated economies and businesses around the world, but a bright spot exists towards the opening of new avenues of investment for Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs. Read more

Tackling the ‘Tour,’ Israelis cycle their way to history

September 3, 2020 by  

For the first time in its 107-year-old history, a team representing the State of Israel is dressed in blue-and-white jerseys and participating in the 21-stage Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. Read more

Diplomacy marches on its stomach: One rabbi helps cook up kosher fare for UAE delegation

September 2, 2020 by  

Top Israeli and American officials arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on Monday departing from Tel Aviv aboard an El Al Boeing 737 aircraft and in an unprecedented occurrence flying over Saudi Arabian airspace for the first-ever visit towards normalization between Israel and the UAE. Read more

Amid criticism of Trump plan by leaders in Judea and Samaria, others see ‘historic opportunity’ despite flaws

June 5, 2020 by  

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to lay the groundwork to begin the process of applying Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria, a debate has emerged among leaders in those Jewish communities over the ramifications of the Trump Administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” Read more

Recalling San Remo, and international law regarding the Jewish state, 100 years later

April 28, 2020 by  

Exactly 100 years ago this week, World War I allied powers including the British Empire, Italy, France and Japan, along with the United States serving as an observer nation, met in San Remo, Italy, and ratified the 1917 Balfour Declaration, calling for a national home for the Jewish people in “Palestine.” Read more

Israelis face extra hardships in preparing for Passover this year

April 7, 2020 by  

In Israel, the days leading up to Passover are usually the most bustling time of the year in local supermarkets, with shoppers stocking up on kosher-for-Passover products ahead of the week-long holiday. Read more

Former MK Yehuda Glick arrested for ‘provocative behaviour’ on Temple Mount

February 23, 2020 by  

Former Knesset member Yehuda Glick was arrested three times over the course of a 24-hour period this week, accused by police of carrying out provocative behaviour on a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He was subsequently charged with disrupting court procedures by stealing investigative materials from a police investigation room. Read more

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