Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | A few months ago, a senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official came to the Rambam Medical Center to receive treatment for cancer. His stay at the hospital in the Jewish state’s northern city of Haifa did not only save his life—it also gave him an appreciation for the coexistence between JewsContinue Reading »
Friday, 09 June, 2017 | Since the establishment of the State of Israel, 3.2 million immigrants have immigrated to Israel, about 43% of them since 1990. This emerges from data published Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics. In the past year, there has been a decline in the number of immigrants compared to theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 | Hamas has amassed an army of 27,000 men in preparation for its next war with Israel, including an elite unit dedicated to attacking civilians by land, sea, and air, Avi Issacharoff reported Monday in The Times of Israel. “Hamas is built like an army in every way,” Issacharoff reported, fightersContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held the regular Sunday cabinet meeting in the Western Wall tunnels in honor of Jerusalem Day, which this year coincides with the fiftieth year anniversary of the city’s reunification. Usually the weekly cabinet meeting is held in the prime minister’s office in west Jerusalem. The primeContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | In honor of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, the government approved the cable car project in Jerusalem on Sunday, led by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin. The cable car will provide a solution to the problem of difficult access to the Western Wall and will provide quick andContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 May 2017 | The Israelis have long been pointing out to the world that the Palestinians keep honoring terrorists by naming facilities after them. Last week, when Norway found out their funding of a Palestinian women’s center had been named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi—who participated in the murder of 37 Israelis, including 12Continue Reading »
Despite the serious issues today’s world is constantly facing, 2017 is proving to be quite the amazing year. A close look at this year’s calendar reveals over two dozen anniversaries of historical events that have significantly impacted civilization in one way or another. And there really is something for everyone. For the lighthearted among us,Continue Reading »
A quiet chuckle and a smile from Donald Trump stood out during his first face-to-face press conference with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in February. Of course, laughter can be the joint expression of joy or a false effort to appear humored—and relationships between Israel and the United States have sometimes felt like just that dichotomyContinue Reading »
It is a sight singular to Jerusalem. Friday afternoons, when the sun starts its descent, the shops shut their doors tight, the hum of peak traffic quiets to a hush and the sidewalks in the City of Gold fill with people heading in one direction. Fathers with sidelocks walk in step with their young sons,Continue Reading »
Gracia (Hannah) Nasi and Hannah Senesh lived their lives during two of the darkest periods in history for European Jewry, the Inquisition and the Holocaust, when rampant persecution ran amok and threatened the very existence of the Jewish people. Though separated by centuries, our heroines’ lives were united by more than just their first names—bothContinue Reading »
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