I stood on the tarmac at Ben Gurion airport with Israeli officials and numerous journalists as we anxiously awaited the arrival of 180 new Ethiopian immigrants. Also present were members of Israel’s Ethiopian community, who were eager to see family that they hadn’t seen in years. The flight was the first of several slated toContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 | NEW YORK, NY—Growing up, Jeremy Mazurek and Rachel used to march up Fifth Avenue in New York City with their schools to celebrate Israel, waving to family and friends on the sidelines who cheered them on during the Israel Day Parade. The couple, who lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia,Continue Reading »
Friday, 20 May 2022 | Arab Israeli kickboxer Loay Sakas won the gold medal at the seventh International Turkish Open Kickboxing World Cup in Istanbul, held from May 12–15. The Christian athlete raised an Israeli flag after defeating Slovakian opponent Marek Karlik in the under-75-kilogram [165-lb.] weight class. Sakas told Israel’s Channel 12 that heContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | The charge that Israel is an apartheid state was dealt another blow yesterday as the Jewish state swore in its first Muslim Supreme court justice. Advocates for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement frequently level the apartheid accusation at Israel. Taken from the former South African movement, apartheid refers toContinue Reading »
Israel has gone through the wringer in the past year and a half, dealing with crisis after crisis within a very short period. The nation faced the devastating effects of a pandemic alongside the rest of the world, and at the same time, fought a war with terrorists in Gaza; went through a fourth nationalContinue Reading »
Monday, 15 March 2021 | Jerusalem as the capital of Israel received two significant nods of acceptance from Europe this weekend with the Czech Republic and Kosovo shunning international ire to open diplomatic offices in the disputed City of Gold—as opposed to Tel Aviv. Kosovo took the biggest step, making history as the first EuropeanContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 | Israel, Cyprus and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday regarding a project to link their power grids via the construction of the world’s longest and deepest undersea power cable. The project, called the “Euro–Asia Interconnector,” will help Israel build on more options for renewable energy, contribute toContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 March 2021 | In yet another indication of a new era dawning in the Middle East, the Egyptian Ministry of Education updated its school curriculum with a new subject that will allow Egyptian students to study verses from Judaism for the first time in the country’s history, Al-Monitor reported The new subject isContinue Reading »
Monday, 15 February 2021 | Israel was ranked seventh among the world’s 60 most innovative economies, according to the Bloomberg Innovation Index published last week. The Jewish state went down one spot from its standing in 2020 and two places from 2019, where it came in fifth place. South Korea was ranked as the world’sContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 January 2021 | A new camouflage kit developed by an Israeli survivability company in cooperation with the Defense Ministry can lead to a “revolution in the battlefield,” as it enables frontline soldiers to operate in the vicinity of enemy forces yet remain out of view, an Israeli defense official has said. “Kit 300”Continue Reading »
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