‘The world says nothing’: Israeli envoy slams UN for silence on Arab rock terrorism

January 20, 2022 by  

The United Nations Security Council held an open debate on the Middle East on Wednesday which focused on the Palestinian issue. Read more

Israel to invest NIS 110 million to upgrade infrastructures and encourage visits to Kotel

January 17, 2022 by  

Israel’s government approved on Sunday a new five-year plan to upgrade infrastructures and encourage visits to the Kotel, Western Wall, at an investment of NIS 110 million. Read more

Two IDF officers killed in shooting accident

January 13, 2022 by  

Two IDF officers, commanders in an elite unit, were mistakenly shot and killed by their comrade on Wednesday night in an apparent case of misidentification. Read more

Avigdor Liberman threatens to fire Chief Rabbi Lau

December 30, 2021 by  

Israel’s Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman has sent a letter to Chief Rabbi of Israel (Ashkenazic) David Lau with an ultimatum on the matter of Rabbi Lau’s opposition to the government’s plans to reform the system of conversion to Judaism in Israel. Read more

Helmsley Charitable Trust grants $500,000 for 708 bulletproof vests and helmets

December 30, 2021 by  

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has sponsored 708 sets of bulletproof vests and helmets to United Hatzalah for the use of emergency aid workers in areas within the range of Hamas rockets launched from Gaza. Read more

Lapid nominates Ruth Calderon to head Jewish Agency

December 30, 2021 by  

Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has nominated Dr Ruth Calderon to be the next head of the Jewish Agency. Read more

Famous ultra-orthodox author dead in apparent suicide after claims of abuse

December 28, 2021 by  

Chaim Walder, a famous ultra-orthodox author and influencer, died in an apparent act of suicide on Monday after facing allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Read more

About 5,000 cranes in Agamon Hula died from avian flu

December 27, 2021 by  

Raya Soraki, Acting Director-General of the Nature and Parks Authority, has revealed that following the situation assessments and monitoring of bird flu morbidity in the area as of Sunday comprehensive monitoring carried out in the Agamon Hula documented about 5,000 dead cranes in the area. Read more

City of Jerusalem approves master plan for renewal of Arab neighbourhoods

December 27, 2021 by  

The local planning and construction committee of the Jerusalem Municipality has given the green light to move forward with a new master plan for the Arab Beit Hanina and Shuafat neighbourhoods in the city. Read more

Ancient treasures recovered from two shipwrecks off Israel’s coast – video content

December 23, 2021 by  

The Israel Antiquities Authority Marine Archaeology Unit conducted a survey off the coast of Caesarea and recovered treasures from two ancient shipwrecks, including hundreds of silver coins, figurines, and a gold ring engraved with the figure of the Good Shepherd, a well-known symbol of Jesus in early Christian art. Read more

USA NSA Sullivan and Israel NSA Hulata: ‘Iran’s rapidly advancing nuclear program grave threat to the peace and security’

December 23, 2021 by  

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Israeli National Security Advisor Dr Eyal Hulata have led a meeting in Jerusalem together on Wednesday of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group. The U.S. and Israeli delegations included senior officials from across their respective foreign policy, defence, and intelligence agencies. Read more

For the first time, a female officer appointed military secretary to the president

December 21, 2021 by  

In a historic decision, President Isaac Herzog has appointed Col. N. as the next Military Secretary to the President of the State of Israel and promoted her to the rank of brigadier-general. Read more

Four of Israel’s five major TV production companies commit to auditioning actors with disabilities

December 21, 2021 by  

Four of Israel’s five major television broadcasting and production companies have signed a new pledge, spearheaded by the Ruderman Family Foundation, to audition actors with disabilities with each new studio production. Read more

Member of Defence Minister’s team tested positive for Omicron variant

December 16, 2021 by  

One of Defence Minister Benny Gantz’s staff members was diagnosed on Wednesday with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), after three days of quarantine and two negative tests. Read more

Poll shows 93% of Jerusalem Arabs prefer Israeli rule

December 15, 2021 by  

According to a poll conducted by SHFA, an Arabic language news outlet from the Palestinian Authority, 93% of the Arab residents of Jerusalem would prefer that their neighbourhoods in the city remain under Israeli rule. Read more

Prime Minister Bennett heads home from historic UAE visit

December 14, 2021 by  

Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett has left Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after concluding a historic visit to the country. Read more

Second synagogue from Second Temple Period found in Migdal in North

December 13, 2021 by  

A 2000-year-old synagogue from the Second Temple period was recently discovered in Migdal, a large Jewish settlement from this period, the first time that two synagogues from the Second Temple period have been found in the same locale. Read more

Israel researchers find that increased oxygen helps patients suffering from depression

December 13, 2021 by  

Depressed patients who received oxygen-enriched air treatment for a month found their symptoms improved, according to a new proof-of-concept study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. Read more

Israel’s Minister of Defence meets his US counterpart

December 10, 2021 by  

Israel’s Minister of Defence Benny Gantz flew to Washington on Wednesday where he met with his American counterpart, the US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin. Read more

Three Arabs arrested for theft of ancient archeological artefacts

December 9, 2021 by  

Israeli police have arrested three Arab suspects in the heart of Jerusalem with dozens of archeological items in their vehicle, some of them from the period of the Bar-Kochba revolt in 130 CE. Read more

Knesset session discusses mounting wave of anti-Jewish violence in Israel

December 9, 2021 by  

Members of Knesset and representatives of several Israeli organizations convened in the Knesset on Wednesday to discuss the “violence, incitement and racketeering by Arabs against Jews in the Negev, the Galilee, Jerusalem and the mixed cities,” during which they warned of a growing trend of nationalistic violence against the Jewish state. Read more

Knesset sets in motion plans for 400 autonomous taxis on Israeli roads

December 8, 2021 by  

The Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee convened on Tuesday to discuss legislation on autonomous vehicles, with the first phase enabling the operation of 400 autonomous taxis. Read more

Facebook shuts down Hamas-linked network

December 2, 2021 by  

Facebook has removed four networks from “Palestine,” Poland, Belarus, and China during November for violating its policy on Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB), the social media company stated Wednesday, including a Hamas-linked network. Read more

Tel Aviv ranked world’s most expensive city

December 2, 2021 by  

Tel Aviv is the world’s most expensive city, according to the Economist, leaping from the fifth most expensive city last year to the dubious first place in 2021. Read more

‘You have the audacity to single out Israel for violence in Jerusalem?’ Israeli envoy slams UN’s anti-Israeli resolution

December 2, 2021 by  

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan addressed the General Assembly on Wednesday in a discussion on the “Question of Palestine,” in which the Assembly voted on three anti-Israel resolutions as part of an annual series of resolutions known as the “Palestinian Package.” Read more

Israeli luminaries receive Light of Israel award

December 2, 2021 by  

Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll held a special ceremony in Jerusalem on Wednesday honouring a group of Israelis who “continue to share their light and Israel’s light with the world.” Read more

Despite unprecedented revenues, PA still playing poor

December 1, 2021 by  

Financial reports released by the Palestinian Authority (PA) show that its revenues during the first 10 months of 2021 were the highest in its history. Read more

First known Chinese-language dreidels produced for China’s Kaifeng Jews

December 1, 2021 by  

In honour of Chanukah, the Jerusalem-based nonprofit Shavei Israel designed and produced hundreds of dreidels with Mandarin lettering for the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, China, as well as for 20 members of the community who have already made Aliya to Israel with the organization’s assistance. Read more

US Ambassador Nides arrives in Israel

November 30, 2021 by  

The new US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides arrived at Ben Gurion airport on Monday to begin his tenure, ending a 10-month period in which there was no official US envoy in Jerusalem. Read more

Defence Minister Benny Gantz speaks on Iranian threat

November 30, 2021 by  

Israel’s Minister of Defence Benny Gantz on Monday issued a strongly worded statement calling once again on world nations to recognize the growing threat of a nuclear powered Iran. Read more

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