Nude photoshoot highlights Dead Sea

October 18, 2021 by  

200 men and women participated in a nude artistic installation by the American artist Spencer Tunick in the desert landscape around Arad. Read more

Beauty! Israel to hold Miss Universe

July 21, 2021 by  

The global MISS UNIVERSE beauty pageant will be held for the first time in its history in Israel. Read more

ZAKA volunteers return to site of Meron disaster for psychological counseling and emotional support.

May 9, 2021 by  

Almost a week after the disaster at Mount Meron in which 45 people lost their lives, dozens of ZAKA Search and Rescue volunteers and paramedics returned to the scene of the disaster, for psychological and emotional counselling, to grieve together and for a memorial service in honour of the victims. Read more

Israel Prize awardees

March 3, 2021 by  

The Israel Minister of Education Yoav Galant has announced that the winners of the Israel Prize in the field of Lifetime Achievement and Special Contribution to Society and the State are ZAKA Chairman and Founder Yehuda Meshi-Zahav and former Foreign Ministry director-general Joseph Chechnover. Read more

September tourism in Israel slumps 96% against same month in 2019

October 15, 2020 by  

In September, the number of tourists entering Israel continued to fall, with 15,100 tourist entries recorded. Read more

35 Haredi men begin a unique 18-month hi-tech training and apprenticeship program

June 18, 2020 by  

Ravtech, a unique training/apprenticeship model that has been successfully integrating Haredi men into hi-tech since 2013, has just opened its eighth cohort in Jerusalem sponsored by JNF Australia. Read more

ZAKA inaugurates a rapid response motorcycle in memory of Amit Ben Yigal

June 12, 2020 by  

In an emotional ceremony held yesterday in Jerusalem, ZAKA Search and Rescue inaugurated a ZAKA Rapid Response motorcycle in memory of slain IDF soldier First Sgt. Amit Ben Yigal, thirty days after his murder. Read more

Israeli aid delegation to Brazil locates and recovers bodies in the dam collapse disaster

January 30, 2019 by  

Within hours of arriving at the site of the dam collapse disaster in Brazil, the Israeli aid delegation began to successfully locate and recover several bodies from the thick sludge. Read more

Danube dive project completes first phase

January 17, 2019 by  

Following three intensive days of activities, the ZAKA Divers Unit delegation has completed the first phase of its mission to locate and retrieve Holocaust victims’ bones from the River Danube in Budapest. Read more

75 years after the mass shooting of Jews at the banks of the River Danube, Budapest, ZAKA divers attempt to retrieve their bones

January 15, 2019 by  

Nearly 75 years after tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews were shot at the banks of the River Danube in Budapest in 1944, ZAKA Search and Rescue divers are about to begin searching the river in an attempt to retrieve their bones for a full Jewish burial. Read more

Tourist number 4 million to check in next week

December 27, 2018 by  

The arrival next week of the 2018’s 4 millionth tourist in Israel sums up a year of record-breaking tourism – with an expected increase of 13% on 2017 and total revenue from tourism exceeding NIS 24 billion (A$9 billion). Read more

Growth trend in tourism continues

April 11, 2018 by  

According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, 393,000 tourist entries were recorded in March 2018, about 34% more than March 2017. Read more

Permanent exhibition on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

January 31, 2018 by  

A new permanent exhibition at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum has opened in a kibbutz in Western Galilee entitled Facing the Glass Booth: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Read more

Coming up: The Trans-Israel Trail

November 28, 2017 by  

The Israeli government has approved a decision to build a tourist trail along the length and breadth of Israel exposing the landscapes and cultural diversity of the country. Read more

Lion’s share

November 16, 2017 by  

When Israel’s ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, who is currently in South Africa for a training program with tens of current and new ZAKA volunteers, took time out to go on safari, he got more than he bargained for in the jungle.  Read more

Ioana’s second day in Israel

November 9, 2017 by  

On her second day in Israel, Ioana Isac, Israel’s 3 millionth tourist in 2017, continued her dream holiday experience, courtesy of the Israel Tourism Ministry. Read more

Honouring the memory of a lone soldier killed in Israel’s War of Independence

May 2, 2017 by  

On Yom Hazikaron, the Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers, ZAKA volunteers, haredi soldiers and civilians visited the grave of fallen lone soldier Pinchas Soloveitchik, who was killed, aged 22,  on August 13, 1948 during the battle to breach the walls of the Old City near Mount Zion. Read more

World’s first beach pop-hotel in Tel Aviv

March 15, 2017 by  

The first pop-up hotel of its kind in the world has been opened in a lifeguard tower on Tel Aviv beach. Read more

Leonardo for Israel?

February 18, 2016 by  


Israel’s Tourism Ministry is cooperating with an American events company offering “gift bags” to Oscar nominees in the acting and directing categories at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony to take place at the end of this month. Included in the gift bag, a 10-day VIP trip to Israel for two. Read more

New in Israel: Selfie Stations

January 22, 2016 by  

Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin has launched a new and innovative project  allowing tourists to update their social media pages as they land in Israel. Read more


October 20, 2015 by  

An Israeli soldier was killed Sunday night and at least 11 others injured in a combined shooting and knife attack in the central bus station of Beersheva. Read more